THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Mahabaleshwar is fantastic trekking nation. Its slopes are rearing justification for some assortments of therapeutic plants and herbs. Be that as it may, there are ‘gentler’ choices as well, for example, a taxi or a transport voyage through the sights. In any case, the most ideal approach to investigate Mahabaleshwar is to have your own particular vehicle. Bringing a guide for a voyage through the slope station may likewise be a decent and handy thought, in the event that you can stand accounts generously peppered with such sullen and ordinary subtle elements as who conferred suicide from which point, and which acclaimed Bollywood motion picture was shot where. Then again, enlist a bike, pedal your way around, while feeling the breeze in your hair.
Sunset Point/ Mumbai Point
Grown-ups and kids principally come here to ride stallions, however this place is justified regardless of a visit for the perspectives alone: the sun plays to the exhibition each night. The strongholds of Pratapgad and Makrandgad are carved unmistakably not too far off.
Named after British performing artist Arthur Malet, this beautiful point was decimated in a tremor in 1967. The barbecued region denotes the point where Arthur would sit and contemplate the idea of the breeze. Evidently, so entranced was Arthur by the way that the breeze pushed everything back towards the precipice, he bounced from the point to check whether it would toss him back also. Spurious or not, even now guests hurl their tissues to the breeze to be properly brought back by Arthur’s adversary.
Mahabaleshwar has right around 30 assigned touring spots, from Hunter Point, with its reasonable perspective of Pratapgad Fort, to Mahabaleshwar’s most elevated, Wilson Point, which offers a tremendous perspective of the twin pinnacles of Makrandgad.
Malcolm Point is named after a British officer, thought about Mahabaleshwar’s First Citizen. Malcolm adored these slopes, and established this slope station. There are a few references to him, and however it is fitting that Mahabaleshwar ought to recollect him sympathetic, his home, worked in 1839, is presently in a condition of finish disregard. Aside from Malcolm Point, names like Kate’s Point and Marjorie Point flourish, there are even places named after the Presidency’s representative Lord Elphinstone and also a dedication to its chairman General Lodwick. Only somewhat promote from Lodwick Point is the Elephant’s Head Point. Every ideal setting for little picnics.
On the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani Road, Lake Venna is the perfect place for a night trip after you are finished with all focuses, high and low.
To Battle or to Die
Pratapgad Fort, worked in 1656 on rugged bluffs, gets by fit as a fiddle. It was the setting of the November 1659 go head to head between the humble however relentless Maratha pioneer Shivaji and the solid and well-constructed Afzal Khan, the strong general of the Adilshah of Bijapur. In spite of the fact that the gathering was expected as a rapprochement between the two, Afzal Khan purportedly had different thoughts. Shivaji, not effectively outsmarted, wounded him in the guts and murdered him with his covered wagh-nakh (tiger paws).
It’s this connecting with legend encompassing the post that keeps on drawing swarms. Be that as it may, the fortification merits going to for its compositional ideals alone. Exactly 450 stages pave the way to the best – a sufficiently simple climb. Try not to miss the Punishment Point, where contemptible sorts were put into gunny packs and afterward dropped from a tallness of 1,800 ft. From here you can see the Koyna stream underneath. The sanctuary of Shivaji’s kuldevi, or family divinity, Bhavani Mata, inside the post, remains a star fascination. At the last and most elevated amount is a 4,500-kilo bronze equestrian statue of Shivaji. The greenhouses around the statue are arranged and have seats. Pratapgad is a hive of movement inside as slow down proprietors beseech you to attempt the chhaas or have a light bite.
Near the fortification is the dargah of Afzal Khan where the general untruths covered.
Area 24 km from Mahabaleshwar Timings 6.00am– 6.00pm
Young ladies detain you in a tight hover as they beseech you to purchase their bloom containers to make an offering to Lord Shiva. The old shivalinga in the sanctuary is a characteristic arrangement and more than 500 years of age.
Panchganga Mandir is arranged at the intersection of five streams – the Krishna, Gayatri, Savitri, Koyna and Venna. The water from these streams pours from the gush of an etched dairy animals encouraging its young one, and gathers in a storage underneath. Enthusiasts throng the sanctuary as the year progressed. There’s a clamoring commercial center adjacent. Likewise pay special mind to Morarjee Castle, where Mahatma Gandhi remained in 1945, and the Colonial-style cottages worked amid the Raj.
Having a Crush
Strawberries possess large amounts of the city of Mahabaleshwar – jams, squashes, jams, and so on and they have it. Archies’ Strawberry Farm, close to Kate’s Point, is an incredible place to chug down a couple of milkshakes and take in a couple of things about strawberry development. In full sprout, the place is a mob of red. A visit to MAPRO on the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani Road must figure in your schedule. The premises involve a rose garden, the organic product juice/squash/smash processing plant, and a nourishment court that offers a few kinds of frozen yogurt and shakes including strawberry. A client neighborly counter enables you to test create before purchasing.
WHERE TO STAY
Among the prevalent lodgings, MTDC Holiday Resort (Tel: 02168-02168-260318, 261318; Tariff: Rs. ₹1,300– 7,500) is midway situated at Bombay Point. Pratap Heritage (Tel: 260778-79; Tariff: ₹1,750– 2,900, with suppers) has not too bad valley-see rooms. Inn Shreyas (Tel: 260365; Tariff: ₹2,600– 8,900) is close to the transport station. Anand Van Bhawan (Cell: 09423567095; Tariff: ₹3,500– 5,500, with dinners) is a decent alternative on Duchess Road. Valley View Resort (Tel: 260066-67; Tariff: ₹5,500– 8,250, with dinners) is on Valley View Road. Brightland Resort and Spa (Tel: 260700; Tariff: ₹7,000– 40,000) on Kate’s Point Road, Ramsukh Resorts (Tel: 260825; Tariff: ₹11,500– 44,000, 3D/2N) close Mahabaleshwar Temple, and Citrus Hotel (Tel: 260432; Tariff: ₹4,000– 11,500) close Aaram Chowk are top of the line alternatives with eateries, a swimming pool, exercise center and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
WHERE TO EAT
The greater part of the lodging eateries are available to non-visitors, and all serve Gujarati sustenance other than different cooking styles. Attempt the Imperial Stores for their pizzas and burgers. Aman Restaurant is useful for kebabs. On the off chance that you are searching for good Maharashtrian sustenance, at that point Sahyadari and Hirkani are must-visits. Grapevine is acclaimed for Parsi cooking and Thai nourishment. Frozen yogurt aficionados, celebrate – Mahabalesh war is your sort of place. What’s more, strawberry isn’t the main flavor accessible!
At the point when to go Best amongst September and May. Mahabaleshwar is reasonable climate for all intents and purposes round the year. Be that as it may, the streets can get perilous amid the rainstorm, and most transports and visit administrators suspend their administrations as of now
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