Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A quick snapshot of Mahabaleshwar for tourists


With an elevation of more than 1,300 metres above sea level, Mahabaleshwar offers a truly pleasant atmosphere and scenic beauty to its visitors. Once a sleepy terrain, it became extremely popular after the British discovered its potential as a summer destination, and developed this region as a hill resort. Their influence can still be felt at certain places with the presence of heritage buildings dating back to the colonial era.

Air travellers can get to this hill station from Pune Airport with the help of buses, taxis or private vehicles. This airport is located at a distance of about 120 kilometres from Mahabaleshwar. Wather is the nearest railway station, but tourists travelling by trains prefer to alight at Pune Railway Station, as it enjoys better connectivity to the hill station. Excellent bus services are available from neighbouring cities like Nashik, Pune, and Sangli, which makes it convenient for road travellers to reach Mahabaleshwar. 

Mahabalesahwar, Panchagani

Proximity to most of the tourist spots is one of the major factors that travellers consider before booking an accommodation in Mahabaleshwar for their vacation. The resorts and hotels in this hill station are not only well-equipped with all the modern facilities, but also have some additional amenities to make staying in them a memorable experience.

Wai: A serene and beautiful town near Mahabaleshwar

Wai Village, Satara
While travelling from Pune to Mahabaleshwar, travellers often tend to miss out a town with immense natural beauty, called Wai. It was a sleepy little village a long time back, but today it is one of the major towns in the Indian state, Maharashtra. Many Indian films have been shot at the famous places of this region, including the Ganpati Ghat. This town is also home to many Hindu temples, most famous among them being the Dholya Ganpati Temple.

Kashi Vishweshwar Mandir, Wai

Besides the picturesque surroundings, there are some interesting places in Wai that tourists would like to visit while exploring this region. One of them is Govardhan Sanstha, an organization that has provided shelter to many cows for more than hundred years. An old temple of Lord Shiva called Kashi Vishweshwar Mandir in this town is also worth visiting. Tourists can also visit the Dhom Dam on Krishna River, from where, they can enjoy some marvellous views.

Tourists visiting Mahabaleshwar are always on the lookout for a pleasant accommodation. The resorts in Mahabaleshwar not only provide memorable stays in their elegant rooms, but also give their guests the opportunity to make a trip to Wai. They can also visit other interesting places around Mahabaleshwar during their stay in these resorts.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Things to do in raining beauty of Mahabaleshwar


A 'top-of-the-world' feeling is the best way to explain 'Mahabaleshwar'. If you are someone whose holiday or honeymoon preference is a hill station which is different and new every time visited, then Mahabaleshwar is the place to be. It is located in between Mumbai and Panchgani road, going towards Bangalore and is very near from Mumbai and Pune, an ideal weekend getaway for the people here.

The tranquil surroundings of this place completely dissolves you in the serene views with all green ambiance. The hill station has a historical significance and served as a perfect getaway for British ministers in the British Raj. There are many tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar like temples, forts, lakes, etc. and many more.

Mahabaleshwar offers misty cascading waterfalls, picturesque sights, nature trails, trekking abundance and famous for its distinct flora and fauna. Strawberries and honey are famous food items here that come directly from nature and even you can pick up your own berries from the organic farms here.

Fun-filled things to do here:

Pratapgarh Fort

1. Pratapgarh Fort:

When the Pratapgad battle was won Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj reclaimed Mahabaleshwar and built Pratapgarh Fort to guard the adjoining Par pass and strategically keep away from enemies. The fort is located some 22 kms away from the Mahabaleshwar city and will amaze you with its fascinating architecture.
Venna Lake

2. Venna Lake:

It is one of the biggest natural lakes in Mahabaleshwar for attracting many visitors to do boating on its calm and peaceful waters. 

Lingamala waterfalls

3. Lingamala waterfalls:

The Lingmala waterfall sliding down like silver streaks in the valley of Venna is a pleasant sight during monsoons.

Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple

4. Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple:

Located in old Mahabaleshwar site around 6 kms from the main market area, This divine temple welcomes many tourists around the year. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and believed to have originated five including rivers Koyana, Krishna, Gayatri, Venna and Savitri.

During the monsoon season, you can see a lot of rush here so booking in advance would be the solution to avoid getting stranded. We call you in the arms of nature at our United-21 Resort in Mahabaleshwar nestles comfortably in the serene and misty hill-station of Mahabaleshwar. The resort offers mouth-dropping scenic views, comfortable boarding facilities, lip-smacking dishes, business facilities and other recreational services.