Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai , witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides.
Its scenic enchantment is enhanced by the soft mist, obscuring the hills, which makes people want to open their eyes wide and gaze at the phenomenon endlessly. Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River. Mahabaleshwar attracts hordes of tourists for its lovely views, beautiful landscapes and pleasant temperatures. Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, or the best exploration of Western India, Mahabaleshwar is absolutely a perfect travel decision.
Located 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar, the Pratapgad Fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan. Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It was a judicious move by Shivaji, monument was built in 1656 is known for the battle between one of finest warriors of their times Afzal Khan and Shivaji. There is a watchtower just beside the Mahadarwaza, or the main entrance, at the end of the motorable road. There is a statue of Shivaji Maharaj in his full glory, which was installed about 60 years ago. one of the best places to visit for a day trip especially by travellers who are interested in adventure, history and nature.
Venna Lake is a scenic man-made lake in Mahabaleshwar. The lake offers rowboats, and paddleboats ride to the visitors and hence is usually very crowded. Surrounded by lush greenary, Venna lake has area of about 28 acres having periphery around 7-8 KM. The lake was constructed to cater the water needs for Mahabaleshwar City. In fact, the lake has 1-2 submerged Thirths On the banks of the lake is Chhatrapati Pratapsihn Garden. It is considered to be one of the most loved attractions of Mahabaleshwar.
Located 7 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, Elephant's Head Point are the most picturesque viewpoints of Mahabaleshwar in Satara district of Maharashtra. If one wants to see nature's very own artwork then Elephant's Head Point serves as a treat to them. Set amidst nature’s extremity, the place gets completely covered with greenery during monsoon, It is an excellent vacation spot for photographers, experience seekers, nature lovers as well as nirvana seekers . The Elephant’s Head Point derived its name from its resemblance to an elephant's head and trunk.
famous tourist attraction situated in the 1980 at beautiful hill station of Panchgani. , this beautiful garden park has its own chocolate factory, a restaurant and children’s play area. Started by Mr Kishor Vora, Mapro. Mapro is an acronym to a renowned franchise called Mahabaleshwar ProductsThe major highlight of Mapro Garden is the chocolate factory within the premises. Visitors can also see a small nursery full of beautiful flowers and plants. There are various counters selling different Mapro products. Tourists can buy variety of Mapro products like syrups, sauces, jelly, chocolates, mock tail mixtures and much more. The annual fest lasts for four days and is a jovial time for all. The dancers from Pratapgarh are invited with respect and visitors witness their enthralling performances. visit Mapro Gardens during the Easter weekend when they host their annual Strawberry Festival.
Located 5 km to the west of Mahabaleshwar is a beauty to the eyes. This point is 4087 feet above sea level. It was constructed as a means to pay respect to the first officer of the British Army to climb the mountain and reach this point, General Lodwick. To honor his brave spirit, a column was built here by his son. offers exquisite views of the valley below. You can also get surreal views of the Pratapgarh Fort and the Elphinstone Point from here. It is pretty good for trekking and other adventurous activities.
Situated at an altitude of 1439 m Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar. The point is abundant with flat areas suitable for picnics and relaxing activities so bring a mat and enjoy the sight.The vast and scenic plateau has three masonry platforms built for your convenience and is the only place that offers stunning views of both sunrise and sunset. It is a lovely hill location wherein can see a Sunrise inside the morning. Standing atop the Wilson Point, tourists can view Old Mahabaleshwar, Babington Point and many other places.
Arthur Seat Point is located around 13 KM from Mahabaleshwar Market and a height of 1340 m and is surrounded by the deep Savitri gorge on one side and a lush green plateau on the other side. This is the Queen of all points. It is intriguing to see the barren deep valley Savitri on the left & shallow green valley on the right. It offers the most mesmerizing and fascinating view of the dense valleys of Brahma-Arayana and the Savitri river. Arthur seat is the only place which clearly shows the geographical differences between Konkan & Deccan. The point is a huge table that stands on a natural pillar. Arthur Seat is famous for floating of light objects. If one can throw light things like cold drink cap in the valley, it comes up again due to air pressure.
The very name ‘Parsi Point’ is inspired by the significance of the place to the early Parsi community. The point is known for its extensive views of the lush green Krishna Valley and the crystal sky-blue waters of the Dhom Dam. The best part about it is the soul-soothing breeze that refreshes any tired traveller's senses. Parsi Point offer spectacular views of the mountains, Krishna valley and the backwaters of Dhom dam. The best part about it is the soul-soothing breeze that refreshes any tired traveller's senses. , it attracts tourists to enjoy the cold soothing air while treating their senses with the breath-taking views of the valley below. There are various viewpoints like the Sydney viewpoint and Mumbai point that offer astounding views of the Sahyadri Range and the mighty Krishna River which originates in these hills.
A trip to Mahabaleshwar and a sure shot visit to Lingmala Falls in the city is a must. Located at a distance of 6 kms from Mahabaleshwar at an altitude of 1,278 metres, Formed by the Venna River. Lingmala Waterfall is visited by thousands of tourists every year as it is one of the top Maharashtra tourist places. The Best Time To Visit Lingmala Falls between July to December. If you are a photographer or a nature lover, make sure to visit this awe-inspiring waterfall.
The five hills surrounding Panchgani are topped by a volcanic plateau popularly known as "Table Land" & is the primary attraction in Panchgani.With a picturesque scenic beauty, these cities offer you many memories to cherish. elevated cliffs offering amazing views of sunrise and sunset, and the shrubby mountains providing a peaceful surrounding that can soothe a wearied soul. Enjoy some of the most scenic views from viewpoints such as Arthur's Seat, Wilson Point, and many more. Panchagani meaning surrounded by five hills . To experience all of this beauty on a holiday, nature lovers and history freaks can have a wonderful time at this stupendous location. These naturally-flattened hills are a good attraction for nature lovers and adventure junkies.