Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Mount Malcolm, a Popular Spot in Mahabaleshwar


Once a summer capital of the Bombay Presidency province during the colonial era, Mahabaleshwar has now become one of the most popular hill stations in the Indian state, Maharashtra. It is situated at an altitude of 1,372 metres in the Western Ghats and offers a pleasant climate to visitors from distant places. One can find many tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar and its surrounding areas, but Mount Malcolm has a special significance in the history of this region. It has been named after a British General known as Sir John Malcolm. He was the Governor of Bombay in the year 1827, and was generally successful during his tenure.

Mount Malcolm, Mahabaleshwar
Mount Malcolm is among the earliest edifices found in Mahabaleshwar region and was constructed in the year 1829. It is one of the popular Mahabaleshwar tourist spots visited by many tourists even today. An excellent craftsmanship and architectural beauty is reflected in this wonderful historical structure. Much of its old charm has been lost over the years, but it never fails to attract the attention of visitors with a style that is unique. Tourists can reach Mount Malcolm with the help of an auto-rickshaw or taxi. There are many hotels and resorts located close to this interesting spot.

Over the years many hotels and resorts have come up in Mahabaleshwar that provide quality accommodations to tourists visiting the hill stations from different parts of the world. The resorts in Mahabaleshwar offer rooms and suites that are well-furnished and have all the modern facilities in them. Among the facilities provided in these resorts comfortable air-conditioning, tea-coffee maker, LCD television and intercom are most noteworthy. Some resorts also have additional amenities such as swimming pool, kids' play area and indoor games. In-house multi-cuisine restaurants in them serve some of the most delicious cuisines that include local varieties as well as popular international dishes.