The “Highest Hill Station in the Western India”, also called the “Queen of Maharashtra’s Hill Stations”, Mahabaleshwar is an ideal gateway. Much famous as the “Strawberry Country”, Mahabaleshwar is also much famous for the production of mulberries, raspberries, and gooseberries.
This wonderful tourist destination which was earlier known as Malcolmpeth is a popular hill resort and honeymoon point and also a great pilgrimage centre. It is situated in the Western Ghats and is a part of the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges.
Mahabaleshwar is famous for its golden sunrises, misty mornings, majestic mountains, attractive valleys, verdant greenery, scenic pathways, and striking lakes. Long before the Bollywood discovered Switzerland and other European destinations, Mahabaleshwar played a great role in adding to the visual appeal of the many Bollywood movies that often generously used the many stunning locales of Mahabaleshwar.
The sacred Krishna River has its origin here. The Mahabaleshwar Temple and the Gokarna Temple of Mahabaleshwar attract visitors from all over India. The Gokarna Temple has the statue of Lord Mahabali, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, in a linga form which is considered the holiest of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India.
Panchgani is the twin hill station of Mahabaleshwar and a picturesque town surrounded with Casuarinas and Silver Oak tress. Panchgani is an ideal destination for the trekkers as it offers numerous thrilling trekking options.
Among the other attractions, Venna Lake, Pratapgarh Fort, Chinaman’s Waterfall, Lingmala Waterfall, Dhobi Waterfall, Arthur’s Seat Waterfall, Elphinstone Point, Bombay Point, and Kate’s Point are much renowned and frequently visited.
Mahabaleshwar is well connected by rail, road and air. It is 285 km away from the State Capital Mumbai and 120 km away from Pune.
Day 01: Mumbai - Mahabaleshwar
Arrive Mahabaleshwar on own and cheek into the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: In Mahabaleshwar
Breakfast at the hotel. Later depart for a half-day sightseeing of Mahabaleshwar covering the various points in Mahabaleshwar & Old Mahabaleshwar. Evening at leisure or free for Boating at the Venna Lake. (On Own). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Mahabaleshwar - Mumbai
After breakfast depart for onward destination.