Monday, 28 March 2016

Jouney To Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in Maharashtra, India. It is 1,372 meter high from the sea level. Mahabaleshwar is a sanskrit word, which means 'God Of Great Power'. The word 'Mahabaleshwar' coming from 'Mahabali'. There is a temple which was dedicated to lord Mahabali, which known as Mahabaleshwar temple. Mahabaleshwar is famous for its breathtaking valleys, soaring peaks, crisp mountain air and lush flora. Mahabaleshwar tourism is famous for this prominent hill stations in Maharashtra. 

Best Time To Visit :

Best time to visit the place is September to March. Because in this months there many festival are held mainly Strawberry festival and Ganesh Chaturthi. 

Attractions Of  Mahabaleshwar :

1. Panchgani - Panchgani is a perfect hill station near Mahabaleshwar for adventure lovers. Panchgani provide all the oppurtunities to all the people who love to trekking and hiking on several tracks. 

Panchgani Temple

2. Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple - The temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. 
Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple

3. Tapola -  This is a small valley called Mini Kashmir due to the tranquility and the slender of the Shivsagar Lake. 
Tapola In Mahabeleshwar 

4. Pratapgarh Fort - This fort is built by Chhatrapati Shivaji in 1656. It is located in Mahabaleshwar. This fort offers the exhilarating and excellent views of the Konkon valley. 

Pratapgarh Fort

5. Venna Lake - The lake is located 2 km from ST bus stand and most popular tourist spots in Mahabaleshwar. This is famous for fishing, boating, and little horse riding. 

Venna Lake

 6. Waterfalls - There are many waterfalls also, like- Lingmala Falls, Dhobi Falls, Chinamons Falls etc. All these waterfalls are very famous in Mahabaleshwar as tourist attraction. 
Waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar

There are also many tourist attractions like, Bhawani Mandir, Pratap Garden, Afzal Khan Tomb, Old Mahabaleshwar, Shiva Mandir,  Echo Point, Hunting Point, Tiger Spring, Savitri Point, Monkey Point etc. 

Hotels In Mahabaleshwar :

  1. Evershine Keys Prima Resort, Panchgani Road, Mahabaleshwar 
  2. Hotel J's Excellency Main Town, Mahabaleshwar 
  3. Rajesh Hotel Main Town, Mahabaleshwar 
  4. Hotel King Garden Panchgani Road, Mahabaleshwar 
  5. Shivsagar Farm House Panchgani Road, Mahabaleshwar
  6. Hotal Balaji Classic Main Town, Mahabaleshwar 
  7. Hotel Vighnaharta Palace Main Town, Mahabaleshwar 
  8. Shanti Villa (Pure veg hotel ) Main Town, Mahabaleshwar 
  9. Shreyas Hotel Main Town, Mahabaleshwar 
  10.  Hotel Panorama Main Town. Mahabaleshwar 

How To Reach :

By Air -   Mahabaleshwar does not have any airport. Nearest airport is located in Pune ( Lohegaon Airport), which is 120 km away from the main city. Next nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji airport, 151 km away located in Maharashtra. After reach the airport  take a taxi to reach your destination place. 

By Train The nearest railway station is While Wather which is 60 km from  Mahabaleshwar. From this station many trains are available to other cities. Second nearest railway station is Pune. From the station private tour operators provide buses, mini- buses, taxis etc. 

By Road -  There are regular bus services are available from this place to other cities. Private tour operators also provide the facility of luxury/non-luxury, AC/non AC , Deluxe and Volvo buses and other vehicles to and from the place.

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