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5 Ways You Can Get the Best out of Mahabaleshwar

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With elevated peaks, rich flora, beautiful valleys and fresh air, Mahabaleshwar is one of the popular hill stations of Maharashtra. Scenic views, nature walks and an invariable connect with your inner-self are the highlights of this trip to the Western Ghats. These are some of the places you must visit when you are there. 

5 Ways You Can Get the Best out of Mahabaleshwar:

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Day 1. Visit the popular Shiv temple in the woods

Visit the popular Shiv temple in the woods
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Jigar tells HolidayIQ, “The temple is very strong and beautiful. There is a small pond for devotees to take a dip and wash their hands and feet.” The temple is in the Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, about 6 km north of the main city. Vineet says, "We had a great breakfast at the entrance of the temple, which was freshly cooked by the local team maker."

Day 2. The raspberry and strawberry farms of Panchgani are beautiful

The raspberry and strawberry farms of Panchgani are beautiful
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Trevor shares on HolidayIQ, "The Mapro Farms are located in Wai, which is on the way to Panchgani, just before you climb the Pasarni Ghats to reach Panchgani." It is an 8 km long stretch that extends on the Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar Road. Soumyajit says it, "has a crush and juice centre and also a great chocolate factory."

Day 3. These points of Panchgani are a must-see

These points of Panchgani are a must-see
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Sydney point and Parsi Point at the Krishna valley sporting Dhom Dham backwaters, the Table Land, is credited as Asia’s second longest mountain plateau. Trevor tells HolidayIQ, "Sydney Point is bit high up and is beautifully landscaped with plenty of trees and flowers, making it a very pretty point. You have to climb up a few steps to reach there."

Day 4. You will lose your heart to Pratapgadh

You will lose your heart to Pratapgadh
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The Fort of Pratapgad, it's chambers and ponds are amongst the best creation of the Maratha Empire, built by Chhatrapati Shivaji. Neeraj tells HolidayIQ, "Beautiful waterfalls are on road, on the way to Pratapgarh which can be seen only in monsoon." Jigar says,"This fort is very scenic. The 360-degree view from the top showcases beautiful landscape."

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Day 5. Explore these lovely gems of Mahabaleshwar

Explore these lovely gems of Mahabaleshwar
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Venna Lake and Wilson Point are important tourist spots in Mahabaleshwar, Jigar tells HolidayIQ, "There are boats for the boating lovers. Nearby there are horses for riding available." Shridhar, "Although it was raining heavily we decided to do the boat ride in Venna lake. After initial turbulence, we were able to enjoy a smooth ride with beautiful view."

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