3D2N in Mahabaleshwar
Trip for Mahabaleshwar
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most densely populated city in India. Along with the neighbouring regions of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world and the second most populous metropolitan area in India. It is also the wealthiest city in India and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West, or Central Asia. Mumbai has the highest number of billionaires and millionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai has a tropical climate with seven months of dryness and peak of rains in July. The cooler season from December to February is followed by the summer season from March to June. Between June and September, the south west monsoon rains lash the city. The average annual temperature is 27.2 °C (81 °F), the average maximum temperature is 31.2 °C (88 °F), while the average minimum temperature is 23.7 °C (75 °F). Mumbai’s energy is contagious and the city has something to offer to everyone – be it education, profession or entertainment. The colonial buildings are a sight for everyone walking on the streets between Churchgate and Colaba. The best time to visit the city lies from January to March and October to December. Mumbai has some of the best eating and shopping options in India.
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in India's forested Western Ghats range, south of Mumbai. It features several elevated viewing points, such as Arthur’s Seat. West of here is centuries-old Pratapgad Fort, perched atop a mountain spur. East, Lingmala Waterfall tumbles off a sheer cliff. Colorful boats dot Venna Lake, while 5 rivers meet at Panch Ganga Temple to the north.
Day 1: Mumbai To Mahabaleshwar
Meet on arrival at Mumbai Airport / Railway station and drive to Mahableshwar. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening free for your own activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Mahabaleshwar means 'God of Great Power' in Sanskrit. Indeed, the place is great and bountiful, rewarding the visitor with a mix of old-world charm, natural beauty and modernity.
Mahabaleshwar was established as a health resort in 1829 AD. It was a jail for chinese & malay convicts from 1834 to 1864. The capacity of the jail was 120 prisoners. These prisoners introduced cultivation of red potatoes, strawberries & waeving of cane & bamboo baskets. Many of the prisoners stayed at Mahabaleshwar after they were released. Maharaja Pratapsinha of Satara (1818 to 1839) engineered a scheme to develop M'war as a health resort. sir John Malcolm, the first governer to visit Mahabaleshwar in 1828, established M'war in 1829. Sir Charles Malet, the first resident in Pune darbar of the Peshwas in 1791 happens to be the first european to step on this plateau.
Day 2: Mahabaleshwar To Mahabaleshwar
After breakfast full day city tour of Mahabaleshwar covering Wilson Point – A wonderful spot to enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views, three observation towers provide splendid views of the valleys around. Arthur's Seat – Also known as the Queen of all Points, it is the best place to get impressive views of the Jor Valley. The spot also provides enchanting views of the valleys and is a great place to spend time.
Lingmala Waterfalls – Mahabaleshwar is home to some extremely charming waterfalls. The Lingmala Falls atop the Venna Valley is extremely picturesque as the water cascades down almost 600 ft.
Old Mahabaleshwar Temple – The town is said to derive its name from Lord Mahabali or Shiva, who is shown here as a self-made lingam in the shape of a rudraksha seed. It is also believed that a spring flows below the shivling.
Panchaganga Temple – A unique temple with five stone conduits, it is believed to be fed by waters flowing from five holy rivers Krishna, Venna, Koyna, Savitri and Gayatri. These streams of water further join into the cow-face spout. The River Ganga is also believed to flow here once every 12 years.
Arthur's Seat – Also known as the Queen of all Points, it is the best place to get impressive views of the Jor Valley. The spot also provides enchanting views of the valleys and is a great place to spend time.
Venna Lake : The most happening spot in Mahabaleshwar, the lake is set amidst trees surrounding it. Take a boat ride on the lake or hire a horse for riding along the path. Evening free for shopping or your leisure activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Mahabaleshwar To Mumbai
After breakfast drive to Mumbai. On arrival transfer you to airport/ Train station for onward destination.
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