Set amidst the evergreen forests in the state of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British period. With its mesmerizing valleys, placid lakes, cascading waterfalls, scenic locations, Mahabaleshwar gives shelter to various tourists’ destinations. Be it the lookout points with spectacular views of hills and valleys or the spiritual aura prevailing in the place, it is an ideal destination for any type of visitor. This hill station in Maharashtra is one of the favored destinations in an India tour package.
Indeed, Mahabaleshwar is bountiful rewarding the tourists with a blend of natural beauty, modernity and old charm. The popularity of this hill station can be well noticed from the large footfalls from different regions of the globe. Easily reachable from Mumbai and Pune, it takes at least a couple of days to explore the place as it has lots to offer. It owes it cool climate to the high altitude and evergreen forests. Whether to escape from the torrid heat during the summers or to enjoy the chill in winters and satiate your craving for the strawberries and mulberries, Mahabaleshwar is an amazing place. Young and old, stroller and trekker, shopaholics and foodies, it has something for everybody.
One of the famous tourists’ attractions in Mahabaleshwar is the Mahabaleshwar temple which is girdled by a five feet tall stone wall on its sides. This hill station is named after this famous Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It displays the architectural style of south India. A late winter evening boat ride on the Venna Lake provides an amazing experience to the tourists while the sun sets behind the lake. The beauty of the lake is more enhanced by the enchanting surrounding. With ponies trotting nearby the lake and a number of strawberry stalls, it is popular destination of the tourists, especially the people of lower age group.
The gurgling waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar enhance the beauty of the hill station. The cool breeze, bustling sound of water, mesmerizing view of the silvery water in the waterfalls of Lingmala, Dhobi and Chinaman creates an enthralling experience. These are at their best during the monsoons. To enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire landscape, eye-catching sunrise and sunset, Wilson spot is the best destination. The moments spend there will surely be some of the best moments to be included in your memorabilia.
The trip to this beautiful destination will remain incomplete without tasting the local delight of strawberries with cream. If you visit during January or February, you can enjoy the real flavor of strawberries by visiting the strawberry farms. It’s an unbelievable experience in midst of the colorful fruits. Enjoy the varied flavors in this part of Maharashtra and cherish the beautiful experiences.