Mahabaleshwar Tour Guide and Panchgani

Mahabaleshwar Tour Guide | Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani


At a distance of 123km from Pune, there lies the beautiful hill station Mahabaleshwar. Currently, the town is a popular tourist attraction of India and is the most famous weekend gate-away from Mumbai.With one of the few evergreen forests of India, the place is also popular for its numerous rivers, stunning waterfalls, and majestic peaks.Located in the Sahyadri mountain ranges the town was once the summer capital of Bombay province during British Raj. Here is a short tour plan of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. Let's start.

Place to visit in Mahabaleshwar

Day-1 Mahabaleshwar can be reached both from Pune or Mumbai.From Pune, the distance of Mahabaleshwar is 117 Km and it will take around 3 hours to reach Mahabaleshwar from Pune. You can hire a reserved cab for this trip.The cab fare will be around Rs2000. There is also bus service available for this route.From Mumbai, the distance of Mahabaleshwar is around 261 Km and it will take around 5 hours to reach the destination.The reserved cab fare for this route is around Rs 3000.Upon reaching Mahabaleshwar check in to your hotel.After check-in, you can surely go out and taste the delicious Maharashtrian Thali here.It is a popular lunch dish in Mahabaleshwar. Other than the Thali, you should taste the famous strawberries of Mahabaleshwar. The place produces the best strawberries in India.Some more food options which you must taste here are Puran Poli- The stuffed chapatis or Puran and chikkis. Both these are sweet dishes.

Day-2 On day-2 morning, go for a local sightseeing tour.First, visit the Elephant’s head point.This is a famous point in Mahabaleshwar popular for its scenic beauty and peace.The rock formation of this place is a look-alike of an elephant’s trunk.That is the reason the place is known as elephant’s head point.Next visit Dhobi Waterfalls.This is one of the best waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar and is a surreal place where you can enjoy nature. After that visit Mahabaleshwar Temple.This is an ancient Hindu Shrine and is an example of Maratha Heritage.The main deity here is Lord Shiva.Next visit Wilson Point.This is a wide Plateau and is one of the best tourist places in the town.Next visit Arthur seat. Arthurs seat or Suicide point is known as the Queen of all points.It offers the most enthralling view of the dense valleys of Brahma-Arayana and the Savitri river.

Day-3 On day-3 morning start your journey for a day-long tour around Mahabaleshwar. First, go to visit Venna Lake. Venna Lake is a beautiful and scenic lake in Mahabaleshwar and is one of the most visited tourist places in the town.You can enjoy boating in the lake and horse riding along the banks of this lake.From there go to Ligamala Waterfalls.The Lingmala Waterfall is absolutely a breadth-taking waterfall that is situated on the Mahabaleshwar- Pune Road. From here you can get a beautiful view of the Dhobi Waterfall and Chinamans Waterfall.Next visit Pratapgarh Fort. Pratapgad is a hill fort close to Mahabaleshwar. The fort is situated at an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground.Most of the fortifications are still intact, and it is a popular tourist destination nowadays.There are four lakes within the fort and a Bhawani temple at the top of the fort.

Day-4 On day 4, go to Panchgani from Mahabaleshwar. Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar. The place is famous for its scenic beauty. Panchgani is formed by five hills of the Sahyadri mountain ranges and from there the place is named as Panchgani. Upon reaching here, 1st visit Kaas Plateau. Kaas was declared as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India in the year 2012.It is a magical place with stunning lakes, beautiful flowers and butterflies all around.Next visit Table Land.Table Land is a plateau and the highest point of Panchgani with a height of 4500 feet above sea level.Spanning over an area of 95 acres, Table Land is the second largest plateau in Asia.Starting from horse riding to trekking, from merry go rounds to arcade games, and frommini trains to mini food kiosks, the place has everything to entertain you.

Day-5 day 5 return back to Mumbai for departure.Where to stay There are plenty of hotels available in both Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. A good quality Mid-range Hotel will charge around Rs 3000 to 3500 per day.Food will cost around Rs 500 per day per person.For total package, cost check the description box below.If you love this tour plan then please like and share the post.Also, let us know your opinion in the comment section below.Your opinion means a lot to us.Thanks for reading.

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