Lost in the Luster of Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station which is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, India. It is the beautiful hill station which is renowned for its natural beauty. Mahabaleshwar has got full blessing of nature due to this it is often known as ‘Queen of Hill Station’. It is situated above the 1372 m above the sea level. It is the most renowned hill station is Maharashtra which is situated present in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra.

As this beautiful hill station can be easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune, many people visit this place. It has become a famous outing spot. If you are willing to get out of the hectic and busy life then this is the best option for you. Whatever type of traveler you are, whichever age group you belong to there are lot of things in Mahabaleshwar to see and explore. It is mostly famous among the honeymoon couples. As it is growing as the one of the famous holiday and outing spot in Maharashtra.

Mahabaleshwar provides lots of option to do. It is the place which provides different activities like horse riding, trekking, sightseeing, boating and many more. It is also famous for the strawberries and blueberries farms. If you want to taste real fruit then you can visit these farms. There are some Points from which you can view of Mahabaleshwar like,
• Kate’s Point
• Wilson Point
• Arthur’s Point
• Needle Hole Point
• Savitri point
• Monkey Point
You can enjoy the panoramic view of Mahabaleshwar from all these points. Apart from this there are so many places in Mahabaleshwar which can be visited like,

  • Pratapgadh
  • Panchgani
  • Tapola
  • Mahabaleshwar Village
  • Pune

All these places are quite near from Mahabaleshwar. This is the evergreen place .Each and every corner of Mahabaleshwar has something for the viewers. There are number of options for accommodation That suits to all budget which ranges from 800- 2,200 Rs. per day .The budget of the hotels are totally depend on the season. As tourism is the backbone of its economy you can get any kind of hotel in any region of Mahabaleshwar. There are several 5 star, 4 star hotels in Mahabaleshwar which provides quality service in good rate. So in this vacation if you are planning to go for Hilly spot to feel the freshness of Nature then this is not the bad option for you.

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Enjoy the sweetness of Strawberry at strawberry festival in Mahabaleshwar

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.

ImageThe 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.

ImageAs 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.

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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.

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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.

Mahabaleshwar, Green Town Of Maharashtra

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Mahabaleshwar is the very beautiful place which is located in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is the very famous and largest Hill station in Sahyadri range of Maharashtra. The supernatural Hill station of Mahabaleshwar is situated at an altitude of 1372 m above sea level. It is about 115 km southwest of Pune.

Mahabaleshwar is growing as famous holiday resort, honeymoon spot , and favorite weekend spot which can be easily accessible from Pune as well as Mumbai. The commercialization has affected the hill station and resorts in north and south India. But, Mahabaleshwar offers a clean, calm , and thoroughly refreshing ambiance.

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Mahabaleshwar has got full blessing of nature. It offers a panoramic view of high mountains, sloppy woods, chilling atmosphere. It is the only destination which will offer many activities like sightseeing, trekking, river crossing, Horse riding and Boating . Whatever type of traveler you are, whichever age group you belong to there is something for everyone.

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Each and every corner of Mahabaleshwar has got something that grabs tourist attraction. It is also very famous for the Strawberries farm. One can visit the farm to taste the real fruit. Mahabaleshwar has many places to visit. There are numerous points from which we can view the whole scenario of Mahabaleshwar.

What To See?

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  • Kate’s Point

It is the greatest point which is located to the east of Mahabaleshwar. It is around 1280 meter high . It has got its name from Sir James Malcom’s daughter Kate, who developed liking for the place. The point is very famous for its two reservoirs Balakwadi and Dhom

  • Wilson Point

Wilson point is one of the famous point of Mahabaleshwar. It is the highest point which is located at 1439 m . It is the only location where both sunrise and sunset can be seen . It is named after Sir Wilson who was the Governor of Bombay.

  • Needle- Hole Point

This point is located near Kate’s Point. There is a natural rock formation with a hole in Needle in between, thus it is named as Needle-hole. This point is very famous for the view of Deccan traps which look like an elephant trunk.

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  • Arthur’s Point

This is a point which is located at an altitude of1340 m. This was named after sir Arthur Mallet. It is one of the famous Point in Mahabaleshwar, which offers a beautiful views to the tourists.
Besides this Mahabaleshwar is also famous for the places like

  • Lingalmala Falls
  • Panchgani
  • Pratapgadh Fort
  • Tapola (Mini Kashmir)
  • Lodwick Point
  • Babington Point

How To Reach?

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  • By Flight

Mahabaleshwar does not have any airport but the nearest airport from Mahabaleshwar Pune airport which is about 120 km from this place and Mumbai airport which is about 270 km.

  • By Train

The nearest railroad from Mahabaleshwar is Satara which is around 58 km. Mahabaleshwar is not directly connected with railway network. Pune railway station is also nearer railway station. There are many private buses and mini buses are available from Pune to Mahabaleshwar.

  • By Road

Mahabaleshwar state transport corporation runs buses from Nashik, Mumbai, Satara, Kolhapur, Pune and Panchgani. There are also private bus operators like Neeta Travelers, Saini Travelers who run buses on daily basis.

Accommodation
There are accommodation options to suit all budgets that ranges from budget to Deluxe Hotels . Budget Hotels in Mahabaleshwar ranges from 800- 2,200 RS. Per day which depend on the season. While deluxe hotel start from 6000- 3,0000 Rs. Apart from there are many lodges and restaurants which provide good facilities with great ambiance.