Mahabaleshwar Tourism

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Chittaranjan Gahan

Chittaranjan Gahan4.3/5

9 reviews

Scenic beauty at its best

Mahabaleswar is a small town belongs to Satara district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is a hill station situated in the Sahyadri mountain range This place served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj. Mahabaleswar is about 120 km far from Pune and 285 km from Mumbai This is the one of the best place to visit in monsoon in order to evergreen forest, beautiful water fall and scenic beauty of mountain range We had visited this place on August with group of people in a Tempo traveller. As its Monsoon we had chosen four-wheel drive, since the stretch of dirt road leading. To the destination were become very slippery. You will be surrounded by lush trees and plants in all shades of green with beautiful flowers like orchids pop up everywhere This was the time to explore the part of Maharashtra, its culture, people, natural beauty and wildlife and excited about one of the best natural scenery, as rivers are on full . Swing, mountains are awake after a long sleep and decorated whole vally's with sparking waterfalls, magnificent lakes, lush green trees and beautiful flowers After having lunch we had started our journey @2. 00pm from Pune and reached at our destination @ 5. 30 pm evening. I was very excited about the place since sometimes I would love to travel. New places. We have booked Konark Villa for night halt. The villa has 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom (one is attached and other common) and open kitchen.  . Exotic tiles flooring is laid thought the house. The main entrance places you in top floor where you enter the spacious living room. In this living room. You and your loved. Ones can sink into the 3 comfortable sofas. You can also choose hundreds of national and international channels on TV. The villa is situated in the middle of forest and no other . House nearby. It is sets high on the top of the hills and in very quite place. The view of the mountain from this house is fabulous The newly built home shining with good tiles and interior furnitures. The color of the wall is soothing and eye catching. The car taker is well behaved person The night we spent there is memorable with lots of fun and bun fire. We had visited many hill points and many beautifulplaces, among those I liked Mapro garden Lingmala waterfall, Venna Lake, Mahabaleswar local market. Mapro garden is a garden situated at Geughar on road A trip to mapro garden is one of the top things to do in Mahabaleswar. Mapro garden is very famous place in Mahabaleswar and is known for their Strawberry produce It is very popular in Maharashtra for its processed fruit products like fruit crushes, squash etc. The major highlight of Mapro garden is the chocolate factory . Within the premises. Visitors also can see a small nursury of beautiful flowers and plants. Tourists can buy variety of Mapro products like . Syrups, sauces, jelly, chocolates, mock tail mixtures and much more Lingmala waterfall is one best place to visit in Mahabaleswar. It is located at the top of venna Vally. There are 2 waterfalls one mini waterfall and the main. Waterfall which falls from a height of 500 feet. The mini waterfall is safe and suitable for swimming and playing in water. One has to take 30 minutes to reach . Viewpoint of main waterfall from mini waterfall. There is no way to get in to water at main falls but visitor can get magnificent views of waterfall from the . View point. There are lot of stairs en route to the lower deck, so trek can be a bit tiring, but the route and the views are totally worth it Mahabaleswar local market you can visit if you want to purchase winter clothes and various craft items Venna Lake you can visit for especially boating and view of the lake. Also there are many stalls to enjoy evening snacks and tea time .

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Sandeep mendhule

Sandeep mendhule5.0/5

2 reviews

Good place to relax, good whether

Apart from the sightseeing visitors must visit India's first village of books"Bhilar". Nice place around 30 homes are having library with different kind of books. Books readers will definitely love this place . Visit to mapro garden. Parsi point. And many more

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Mahabaleshwar Overview

Mahabaleshwar is both a city and a municipal council in the Satara district in the state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Western Ghats range of India, which spreads from north to south along the Deccan Plateau. The hill station is at an elevation of 1,353 metres above sea level.

Mahabaleshwar lies 285 km south-west of Mumbai and is bound by valleys on all sides. It is a plateau measuring an area of 150 square kilometres.

Mahabaleshwar constitutes three villages – Malcolm Peth, Old ‘Kshetra’ Mahabaleshwar and some part of the Shindola village. The river Krishna originates from the mouth of the legendary statue of a cow in the temple of Mahadev situated in Old Mahabaleshwar and flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Four other rivers also flow from the mouth of the cow, before they merge into the Krishna; these are Koyana, Venna (Veni), Savitri and Gayatri.

The destination was ruled by various dynasties including the Mauryas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Adil Shahi, Shilahar, Marathas, Peshwas and Satavahanas. The history of Mahabaleshwar dates back to 1215, when king Singhan of Deogiri visited Old Mahabaleshwar. A temple and a water tank were constructed by him at the source of the Krishna. This area was invaded by a Brahmin dynasty in 1350.

In the 16th century, the Maratha family of Chandarao ruled over the city. Later, in the 17th century, Jaoli and Mahabaleshwar were taken over by Shivaji Maharaj, who constructed the Pratapgad Fort in 1656. The city also witnessed the imprints of the British, who included the destination in the territory of the Raja of Satara in 1819.

Getting around Mahabaleshwar is not a problem for tourists. Travellers can hire a taxi or board a bus to explore the city and its attractions. Mahabaleshwar is famous for strawberries and mulberries. Tourists can enjoy 'strawberries with cream' from January to February and 'mulberries with cream' from April to May. Also, strawberry milkshake and vada pav made here is a must-try for tourists. The city also produces fresh jams and marmalades, which can be bought. Tourists can also buy fresh honey from the various bee farms in the city.

The moderate climate of Mahabaleshwar makes it destination tourists can visit any time of the year.

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