Many people visit the hill stations like Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani to enjoy the holidays. As both are the very famous hill stations in Maharashtra. There is one more reason for which most of the tourists visit this city, and that is to enjoy the strawberry festival which is generally held in the Mapro garden of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.
The famous strawberry festival is held in the month of March / April (during the Easter weekend). The popularity of this event has made it much awaited annual event. It was started four years ago when the strawberry production far exceeded market demand.
As Mahabaleshwar is popular as hill station many of the tourists visit this place to enjoy in holidays. This Strawberry garden of the Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani is act as the main attraction of these places.
Mapro conceptualized this unique four-day festival dedicated to promoting strawberries, encouraging overall fruit consumption and boosting tourism in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. The Festival is supported by the All India Strawberry Growers Association (AISGA), to promote strawberry cultivation in the country.
The Festival has grown in size over the years with a turnout of thousands of enthusiasts. Through the Festival, tourists get to experience Mapro’s array of products and state-of-the-art technology. The Festival showcases raw strawberries and innovative strawberry-based products such as strawberry pizza, strawberry bhel, chocolate dipped strawberries and strawberry sandwiches among others.
This 4 day event includes free strawberry farm visits, Mapro food Park visits, and other cultural and entertainment activities. Over 250 farmers from the nearby villages participate in the festival opening their farm to tourist. All these plus points of Mahabaleshwar increase the tourism that also increases the need of hotels and resorts. There are many travel sites that provides many choices to Book hotels in Mahabaleshwar, you just need to make right choice of Hotels to make your holidays more special.