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Amazing Tourist Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar

Amazing Tourist Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar – The best hill station of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in western ghats, in satara district of Maharashtra. The hill station is well known for strawberries, numerous rivers, majestic peaks and stunning waterfalls. Its diverse greenery, stunning gardens, and breathtaking views captivate visitors. The most popular time to visit is from March to June. At Arthur’s Seat, Elephant’s Head Point, Babington Point, Lodwick Point, and Wilson Point, you may discover the natural beauty of this hill station. The three villages that make up Mahabaleshwar are Malcolm Peth, Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, and a section of the Shindola hamlet.

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Strawberries of Mahabaleshwar

“The land of Strawberries”

Mahabaleshwar is- the center of berry growing in India and produces 85% of the country’s strawberries. Along with the well-known strawberries, there are numerous farms on the Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar road that grow raspberries, mulberries, and blueberries.

Mahabaleshwar Seasonal strawberries are grown between October and November and April and May. The following products made with these strawberries include jams, ice cream, milkshakes, crushes, strawberry wine, and strawberry jelly toffee. Any of the strawberry farms in this area that are open to tourists may readily market these.

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Top Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar

  1. Mahabaleshwar temple 
  2. Arthur’s Seat
  3. Elephant’s Head Point
  4. Lingmala Waterfall
  5. Panch Ganga Temple
  6. Venna Lake
  7. Wilson Point
  8. Dhobi Waterfall
  9. Bombay Point
  10. Velocity Entertainmentz
  11. On Wheelz

Mahabaleshwar temple

Mahabaleshwar

The ancient temple in Mahabaleshwar. Location of the temple was around 6 km from Mahabaleshwar. A symbol of the wealthy Maratha history is the famous Hindu temple. The construction of the temple was in the 16th century, during the reign of the Chanda Rao More dynasty, and is in a steep area. 

The Temple, also known as Dakshina Kashi, is one of the most famous Shiva temples in the nation. On the premises, you can see further items pertaining to Lord Shiva, such as his Damru, Trishul, Rudraksha, and the statue of Nandi (the holy bull).

Arthur’s Seat

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It is the most famous viewpoints in mahabaleshwar. Also known as the “Queen of Points,” Arthur’s Seat. If the weather is fine, you can also see Raigad fort and Torna fort in addition to the attractive view of the deep valley of the Savitri barron in the Konkan on the left and the dense forest known as “Brahma Aranya” of the Deccan on the right.

After a 30-minute hike from the parking area, you can reach the point. Along the route, you’ll pass Tiger Sprint Point, Hunter Point, Echo Point, Window Point, and Malcolm Point. 

Elephant’s Head Point

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The extended ridge’s natural rock feature at the extreme end of the Sahyadri mountain range is where Elephant’s Head Point gets its name. The best viewing area in Mahabaleshwar, with panoramic views of the beautiful valley and mountains surrounding it, has a shape that resembles an elephant’s head and trunk.

The elephant’s gap, which resembles a needle hole from a distance, is also known as The Needle Point. At this stunning view in Mahabaleswar, you may leisurely take in the most romantic sunrise or sunset. Visitors can see a panoramic view of the enormous Pratapgarh fort. The Kova Valley and Savitri Valley both ring the fort on either side.

Lingmala Waterfall

Mahabaleshwar

On the Mahabaleshwar-Pune Road, there is a waterfall known as the Lingmala Waterfall that is incredibly stunning. The Dhobi Waterfall and Chinaman’s Waterfall are both visible from the waterfalls, which are close to the Lingmala Forest Bungalow.

The falls appear perfect during the rainy season when the area is saturated with water since the water level is only around 500 feet from the cliff. This location has two waterfalls. The first waterfall is a smaller version of the main one, which drops from a height of 500 feet.

In the natural surroundings, each waterfall offers stunningly amazing views. The mini waterfall is a wonderful location for family time outside, swimming, and splashing around. Although it is unsafe for swimming, the main waterfall’s natural beauty is mesmerizing. Adventure seekers can make the ascent to the main waterfall for a quick surge of adrenaline.

Panch Ganga Temple

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Built in the 13th century by a Yadava King named Singhandeo, Panch Ganga Temple is an ancient religious shrine near the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple. This beautiful black stone monument is located at the confluence of five holy rivers – River Krishna, Koyna, Gayatri, Savitri, and Veena. The astounding structure has stood the test of time and has been revered by Hindu devotees over ages.

There are two tanks (kund) in the temple, one of which collects water from all the rivers from a spout located in the mouth of a stone cow statue known as Gaumukhi. Hindu pilgrims consider the water holy and use it for all auspicious events. Even the devotees themselves drink the kund water as “Parshad” (sacrament).

Venna Lake

Mahabaleshwar

Just two kilometers from the center of the city, Venna Lake is a man-made lake that is set by the scenic background of Mahabaleshwaram. To guarantee a constant supply of water to the adjacent town, Satara’s ruler Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, a contemporary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, built it in 1842. The lake is across a vast 28 acres and has a 7 to 8 kilometer circumference. The lake is one of the most well-liked picnic areas in Mahabaleshwar due to its exquisite natural beauty. 

As you and your family take in the natural splendor of the area, you can take a boat trip on Venna Lake. Tall trees around the lake bring a sense of calm to the often-busy shoreline. You can also indulge in activities like horse riding and binge on local street food from the eateries around the lake.

Wilson Point

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At a height of 1439 meters, Wilson Point is Mahabaleshwar’s highest point. It is a well-known tourist destination for seeing beautiful sunrises and is also known as the Sunrise Point. Wilson Point is a large plateau with three watchtowers located at various locations, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Mahabaleshwar.

Originally known as Sindola Hill, Wilson Point- named after Sir Leslie Wilson, the Governor of Bombay province from 1923 to 1926. It includes three watch towers, each with an observation deck that provides breathtaking views of the city from all angles. You can either drive right up to the lookout or stroll through the forest to get there. At the summit, there are several picnic areas where you can spend time with your family while taking in magnificent 360-degree views of the entire city.

Dhobi Waterfall

Mahabaleshwar

Located 3 kilometers away from the city, Dhobi waterfall is a jewel of Mahabaleshwar. Dhobi Falls is situated along the Petit road and Old Mahabaleshwar road. It connects the stunning vantage points such as Lodwick and Elphinstone’s point. The waterfall is enchantingly set amidst greenery and rocks to offer a surreal experience to the viewers.

It is a tropical paradise for nature lovers with a mesmerizing waterfall flowing into the Koyna river amidst a spectacular backdrop. You can hike up to the waterfall and rejuvenate witnessing its splendid scenery polished with mist and rainbows. Photographers, wanderers, thrill seekers, and nature enthusiasts all travel during the fall. It is a great place for a relaxing picnic for families and the perfect spot for self-indulgence.

Bombay Point

Mahabaleshwar

Alongside the Mumbai-Goa highway, Bombay Point provides breathtaking sunset views. People gather here in groups or as couples to have a relaxing and delightful afternoon picnic. Loved by nature lovers, this idyllic spot offers a beautiful backdrop for clicking pictures. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the sun setting upon the city from this vantage point.

Ideal for a day excursion, it is a popular picnic spot among the locals. You can also indulge in recreational activities such as horse riding and enjoy local snacks such as Bhel, Vada Pav, and Bhutta (corn on the cob). Another famous viewpoint called the Lover’s Point is close to the spot and is an ideal place for newlyweds and couples to enjoy watching the sunset over the magnificent Sahyadri range.

Velocity Entertainmentz

Mahabaleshwar

In Mahabaleshwar, there is a theme park called Velocity Entertainmentz. Every age group can play a variety of indoor and outdoor sports there, such as racing cars, gyroscopes, go-karts, basketball, air hockey, zorbing, and merry-go-rounds. Additionally, the park contains eateries that provide Italian and Indian food. It is the ideal destination for trips and picnics.

The handicraft shop and chikki counter are great to buy local products and snacks. The amazing weather of Panchgani and the stunning views of the mountains add to the thrill of the hearting thumping sports.

On Wheelz

Mahabaleshwar

To add some thrill to your trip, visit the On Wheelz amusement park in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar. The park has a variety of themed rides, a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, mono trains, striking cars, indoor games, and swings suitable for kids.

You can look forward to a fun filled day with family and friends at On Wheelz with a dedicated garden play area to keep your little ones occupied. Add some more excitement to your day with adrenaline thumping activities like Bungee jumping, Freefall, and Zyclone rides. You can have heart-pounding encounters with scary creatures if you dare to enter the haunted house.

Indulge in mouth-watering dishes at their in-house restaurant and spend the night at the lavish ‘Hotel Millenium Park’ maintained by them.

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