Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Some Majestic Attractions of Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is the largest hill station in the state of Maharashtra. Situated at an altitude of 1372 meters above the sea level in the Satara district, about 115 Km southwest of Pune, this hill station is revered for a plethora of reasons. Another reason to visit here is due to the Mahabaleshwar climate

Following are some of the popular attractions in this region:

Dargah of Afzal Khan
 Afzal Khan Tomb:

This tomb is immensely popular amongst visitors. You can find a Dargah of Afzal Khan from the fort to the southeast of the Afzal Buruj. Here, a fair is held is every year during the month of January or February. 

Krishna Bai Temple - Old Mahabaleshwar
Old Mahabaleshwar

Visiting this destination is one of the best thingsto do Mahabaleshwar. The best aspect of this destination is that it is laced with a plethora of mouth-dropping sceneries and temples. This old version of the hill station is an exceptional venue for trekkers. In fact, it is heavenly destination for adventure seekers. The 1372 meter high trekking can easily bring smile on the face of an adventure enthusiast. 
Pratapgadh Fort

Pratapgadh Fort:

It is a mountain fort constructed under the reign of the great Maratha warrior, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This legendary fort is situated at a distance of approximately 24 Km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. The fort offers an exceptional view of the Konkan. The Afzal Khan’s tomb and the Bhavani Temple are some other places of interest. 

Bhawani Temple
Bhawani Temple:

This temple is situated on the eastern side of the fort. It is a majestic temple, with a plethora of serene ambiance floating around. If you are craving for peace and tranquility, then you can plan for weekend holiday from Mumbai to this destination. 

Pratap Garden
Pratap Garden:

Dedicated the valiant warrior Maharana Pratap, this is one of the few gardens in this region. The garden has a well-designed play area, which is tailor-made for kids. There are seats too where parents can sit down and supervise their kids. The equipments in this play area are in extremely great shape, and so is this garden. You can bring along a bunch of friends and spend some fun-filled moments here.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Some Reasons to Visit Mahabaleshwar

Soaring peaks, lush flora, enchanting valleys, cool mountain air, and sprawling scenery define the beauty of Mahabaleshwar. 

Let’s find some reasons to visit this gorgeous hill station:

Shiva Mandir

 Shiva Mandir:
This temple is considered to be one of the oldest of all temples that can be seen from its cave looking an extremely dark zone. It is a spiritual place 

Trekking Places near Mahabaleshwa

If you are an adventure lover, then you can visit this hill station and trek with along with other adventure enthusiasts. In fact, this is one of the best things to do in Mahabaleshwar. There are various routes in this hill station where you can trek and spend some fun-filled moments. If you’re a first-time trekker, then you can get into trekking groups and following their direction and guidance. 
Panchganga Mandir:
Also known as the old Mahabaleshwar temple among the tourists, this is an immensely ancient and unique temple revered for being the meeting point of 5 different pious rivers. Holy rivers namely Krishna, Gayatri, Koyna, Venna, and Savitri flow closely from the mountains of Mahabaleshwar. 

Many tourists spend their weekend holiday from Mumbai by sightseeing this hill station. The Mahabaleshwar climate of this place is pleasant throughout the year, so you can visit here with your family and friends. The sprawling greenery and unending picturesque sceneries is spellbinding.

If you’re planning to stay in Mahabaleshwar, then you would have to plan in advance. It is important because it is a busy hill station. You should search for the best hotels on the Internet and get in touch with them to know about various hotels. Enquire about their rooms, features, amenities etc. Most people commit mistake of reaching here without proper research. Often, they have to pay a heavy price for this mistake. You shouldn’t let unavailability of rooms ruin your holiday trip to Mahabaleshwar.