A short tour guide on a short trip to Mahabaleshwar. Its historic places and the places to visit. How to reach Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar tour :
Mahabaleshwar is located at 285 km from Mumbai and 117 Km from Pune. You can start wherever you want. Your best option will be to book an outstation cab from Pune or Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. Or you can book a one-way taxi from Pune or Mumbai. Two to three-night will be enough to enjoy the historic place Mahabaleshwar. It will take almost 6 hrs to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai and almost 3 hrs from Pune. Mahabaleshwar is a lovely hill station at Sahyadri mountain range. And it is also the origin of river Krishna. It’s a great place for a short break from your daily routine life. To explore the hills, rivers, parks you can book a cab or can select Gozo’s package tour option, where all your sightseeing will be bourne by Gozo.
Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar :
Venna lake : Venna lake is a river which is situated in Mahabaleshwar, you can do boating, horse riding, etc and enjoy
your day at the side of Venna river. It is also a great place to view the sunset.
Street tour: In the evening you can gaze around the local roads and can explore many local products, foods, etc.
Mapro garden: Mapro garden is a vast strawberry garden located in Mahabaleshwar. About 85% of strawberries produce in India are from Mahabaleshwar. You can move around here and can pluck fresh strawberries and eat those fresh strawberries.
Pratapgad Fort : About 20 Km from Mahabaleshwar the must-go place in Mahabaleshwar is Pratapgad fort. The pratapgad
Fort was built by Shivaji and is famous for the great Battle of Pratapgad. In which The Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji
Maharaj defeated Afzal Khan. And this Fort is the main tourist attraction who visits Mahabaleshwar.
Elephant’s Head Viewpoint : It is
a hilltop that seems like head of an Elephant that’s why it is called
Elephant’s Head viewpoint. This is a great viewpoint or Hilltop to visit in Mahabaleshwar and enjoy the immense natural beauty of the Elephant’s Head viewpoint. Many people also call it as needlepoint.
Wilson Point : If you don’t have any problems with High Altitudes then a must-go place for you is Wilson Point. The best place to see both sunrise and sunset. If you are traveling to Mahabaleshwar you should go to Wilson Point.
Lingmala waterfalls : The 600 feet approx Lingmala waterfall is another great attraction for the visitors of Mahabaleshwar. In monsoon season the fall gets covered with a thick layer of
Fog which makes it difficult to look to the fog but at the same time, this makes the Waterfall look more beautiful. This place is not crowded so if you enjoy a solitary environment, it is a great place for you.
Now after watching all the places, fort, sunrise, and sunset now its time to say Goodbye to Mahabaleshwar. Now from your hotel book cab to Mumbai or Pune as per your way. But before going home you should choose the way from Mahabaleshwar to Pune because in the midways the sightseeing is excellent while going back from Mahabaleshwar.
There are many hotels and guest houses are available as per your requirements. So you don't have to worry about staying place. And the local market is awesome and the must try things are strawberry icecreams which are delicious and fresh strawberries from Mapro garden. Just roam around the Mapro garden and you can pluck fresh strawberries from trees and can taste the same. A weekend trip to Mahabaleshwar for 2 nights will be perfect with friends and families.
For cab assistance, you can contact Gozo cabs which provides tour packages, one way cab, round trip and much more.