places to visit Q&A
places to visit
Posted by Ranjana | Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:42 pm
please tel me which are the places to visit during my 4 day stay at mahabaleshwar.
Re: places to visit
Posted by bhupi | Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:54 pm
SIGHTSEEING OF VARIOUS POINTS in mahabaleshwar
Also called as Sunrise point. The highest point. 4710 ft above sea level. It is a vast plateau. There are three masonary round platforms to see the sunrise. You are advised to see sunrise from platform no:2. You can see sunset also from this point.
The second highest point. Presents panoramic view of a green carpet. You can see sunrise as well as sunset from this point.
Shows the tableland of panchgani on the eastern side.
At a distance of 25 kms from Mahabaleshwar stands the majestic Pratapgadh housing the tomb of Afzalkhan at the toe of the fort. There is a temple of bhavani mata, the idol of worship of King Shivajiraje Bhosle. There is a statue of Shivaji Maharaj inside the fort called Bale killa
Largest in Asia. A small plane can land here.
Venna lake :For boating
U can also visit Mahabaleshwar Market area, Jam factory.
Re: places to visit
Posted by Amit | Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:29 pm
A four day trip to mahabaleshwar will include major tourist attractions
I would recommend you to not miss these atleast if you are visiting for the first time
1) Mapro Garden and Factory.
2) Sherbaug ( A garden private property and visitors allowed at a nominal fee)
3) Panchgani table point.
4) Pratapgadh - (It is good but I dont like travelling as it is far from Mahabalaeshwar and a journey uphill since I have travel sickness and reaching mahabaleshwar itself is a quite an accomplishment)
5) Boating point
6) The rest small points are namesake , i would suggest not to waste your money and time going there, but if you own a vehicle and love adventure... you can try them.
Have a happy journey.
Re: places to visit
Posted by Shail | Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:12 pm
Panchgani table point, Mapro Garden and Factory, Boating point, Pratapgadh (A little far but u may go as u r visiting there for 4 days) Krishna Ghati Dam Sunset point.
And u have not mentioned when u r going but if u r going in Mansoon than roaming aroung the market of Mahabaleshwar along with your wife/partner is a highly romantic experience.
Re: places to visit
Posted by Sam | Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:02 pm
There is a place called Tapola/ Chota Kashmir on the Mahabaleshwar Satara road. You can hire a boat which will take you to the Triveni sangam where three rivers come together. Okay sort of a ride. The sunset point behind the MTDC complex gets congested - if you want to sit and watch better go early. The Pratapgarh fort has precious little to offer after a hard uphill climb - but a significant place if you are inclined towards history, Marathas, monuments etc. Don't try to rush things and remember that the points are clustered i.e. two or three points will be located close to each other. The temple in old Mahabaleshwar is worth a visit.
Have a nice trip!
Re: places to visit
Posted by Chandrakant | Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:33 am
Arthur's Seat (1470m)
Arthur's Point, named after Arthur Malet.It is 12 kms. away from main market. Said to be the Best of all points. There was a man named Arthur Malet who was the first to come here and build a house for himself hence the point is named after his name. It is the only palce which shows the geographical distinction between the Konkan and the Deccan territories of mahabaleshwar.
Arthur's Seat is Queen of all points. Some compare the stractification of rocks on southern side to the world famous stratification of rocks of the Grand Canyon of Colarado. USA. It is facinating to see the barren deep valley Savitri on the left & shallow green valley on the right. It is more facinating to know that Arthur's seat is the only place showing geographical distinction of kokan & Desh (Deccan), two territories of Mahabaleshwar, so clear & so near. If you go by the steps you come across a spring known as Tiger's spring which is supposed to be the source of the river Savtri. Immediately below the seat is window point. You have to go deep by steps to reach the window point. Kates Point: Offers breathtaking view of krishna valley & deep waters of the dhom dam. From southern side it looks like an elephants head. There is also an echo point.
Babbington point (1294m)
2.5 kms. from main market. Makarandgadh ,Solshi and Koyna valley can be easily seen from this point. On the way to Babington point is the Bishop tank- live streams , which are worth visiting.This point also presents a view of saddle back .
Kate's Point (1289m)
Here you find the famous Echo point. It is a huge rock which stands 50 mts high. It is about 6 km away from Venna Lake. Founder of Mahabaleshwar was sir John Malcom he had a daughter named Kate and this point is named after her name. Offers breathtaking view of krishna valley & deep waters of the dhom dam. From southern side it looks like an elephants head.
Lodwick Point (1239 m)
Elephant's Head Point as it is commonly called. If viewed from a specific point one can see Pratapgad from here. General Lodwick after whose name this point is named was the first European to visit mahabaleshwar. Long back it was also called as the Sydney Point. The surrounding scenery is beautiful.
Wilson Point (1435 m)
Wilson Point is also commonly known as Sunrise Point. It is a vast plateau. There are three masonary round platforms to see the sunrise. You are advised to see sunrise from platform no:2. It is about 1 km away from Mahabaleshwar Market. When you are on this point believe it you are 4735 ft above sea level and at the highest point in Mahabaleshwar. Other points that can be viewed from this point are Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, Connaught Pick Point and Elphinston Point. You can see sunset also from this point.
Bombay Point (1294 m)
It is commonly known as Sunset Point. It was on the old road to Bombay hence the name. Pratapgadh is seen at the north of this point. It is one of the most popular and oldest point in Mahabaleshwar. Crowd gathers to see the beautiful Sunset over here.
Connaught Peak (1385 m)
7 kms. from Mahabaleshwar market Connaught Peak is the second highest point in Mahabaleshwar. Presents panoramic view of a green carpet. You can see sunrise as well as sunset from this point. At its north you can see Torana, Kamalgadh and Rajgadh. To its east are Pasarani Ghat and Panchgani. Ajinkyatara is at the south. To the west is Pratapgadh. Elphinston Point and Kshetra Mahabaleshwar are at north-west. It was formerly known as Mount Olympia.
Helen's Point (1280 m)
This place is also known as Blue Valley. You can see a beautiful water fall at this place which is followed by River Salshi. It is 4 kms. away from main market. Other points in this area are Gavalani Point, Robbers Caves and North coat point.
In spite of being within Mahabaleshwar this Lake has its own identity, and is capable of drawing ones attraction towards it. The main attraction over here is Boating which is enjoyed by everyone. Venna lake is covers an area of about 27 acres. Water supply to Mahabaleshwar is through this Lake. Prior permission has to taken for Fishing in this Lake.
The Venna falls, the Chinaman's fall and Dhobi's falls are the three main waterfalls. Beauty of these falls enhances during the rainy season.
Lingmala Waterfalls present an enthralling sight of cascading water as it scatters from atop a steep cliff into thin silver streaks, often encircled by rainbow colors. The other water falls-chairman and Dhobi, are popular with picnickers. The former can be reached by the Carviali Road. Dhobi waterfall is on a bridle path connecting Petit Road with Old Mahabaleshwar Road. A boat ride on the tranquil, crystal-clear waters of Lake Venna entices one beyond appreciation. The cool whispers of the surroundings add to the serenity of the landscape.
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