Saturday, 15 November 2014

Strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar delight tourists

Strawberry in Mahabaleshwar

People who have visited Mahabaleshwar, a hill station located in the Satara district of Maharashtra state, are all praise for its vast expanses of natural beauty. There are many things in this region, which tourists can savour while spending their vacation in the hill station. Among the most interesting of them are the strawberry farms, which travellers would come across while heading to the nearby Panchgani.

Although Mahabaleshwar is widely popular as a health resort and an ideal for honeymooners, not many people are aware that it produces the largest number of strawberries in the country. There are more than a thousand farmers in this region who are engaged in the cultivation of this fruit. Most of them are exported to France, Australia, Belgium, and many other countries of the world. Every year, day trips are arranged to some of these farms for tourists in a suitable season. These trips give them the opportunity to pluck strawberries with their own hands and eat them fresh.

Strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar
 Tourists visiting these farms would also get a chance to purchase some great products made from strawberries, such as, jams, sauces, and chocolates. Popular resorts in Mahabaleshwar not only provide world-class stays, but also offer tourists greater convenience in visiting the strawberry farms.