Acknowledged for its pleasant weather all year round, Mahabaleshwar is also known as the "Queen of all Hill Stations". Located at a height of of 1,372m in the heart of Sahyadri Hills in Satara District, this stunning hill station got its named derive from three Sanskrit words, Maha (great), Bal (power) and Ishwar (God). Some of the popular hot spots of Mahabaleshwar include Wilson Point, Lingmala Waterfalls, Panchaganga Temple, Venna Lake, Arthur's Seat and the Old Mahabaleshwar Temple.
At Tour My India, we will take you on a journey to this beautiful hill station with our well planned Mahabaleshwar Weekend Tour. Our tour will provide you an opportunity to refresh yourself and spend some quality time without any hassle or worry. So, grab the opportunity and give yourself a mountain retreat during your upcoming holidays.
Meet on arrival at Mumbai Airport / Railway station and drive to Mahableshwar. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening free for your own activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Mahabaleshwar means 'God of Great Power' in Sanskrit. Indeed, the place is great and bountiful, rewarding the visitor with a mix of old-world charm, natural beauty and modernity.
Mahabaleshwar was established as a health resort in 1829 AD. It was a jail for chinese & malay convicts from 1834 to 1864. The capacity of the jail was 120 prisoners. These prisoners introduced cultivation of red potatoes, strawberries & waeving of cane & bamboo baskets. Many of the prisoners stayed at Mahabaleshwar after they were released. Maharaja Pratapsinha of Satara (1818 to 1839) engineered a scheme to develop M'war as a health resort. sir John Malcolm, the first governer to visit Mahabaleshwar in 1828, established M'war in 1829. Sir Charles Malet, the first resident in Pune darbar of the Peshwas in 1791 happens to be the first european to step on this plateau.
After breakfast full day city tour of Mahabaleshwar covering Wilson Point – A wonderful spot to enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views, three observation towers provide splendid views of the valleys around. Arthur's Seat – Also known as the Queen of all Points, it is the best place to get impressive views of the Jor Valley. The spot also provides enchanting views of the valleys and is a great place to spend time.
Lingmala Waterfalls – Mahabaleshwar is home to some extremely charming waterfalls. The Lingmala Falls atop the Venna Valley is extremely picturesque as the water cascades down almost 600 ft.
Old Mahabaleshwar Temple – The town is said to derive its name from Lord Mahabali or Shiva, who is shown here as a self-made lingam in the shape of a rudraksha seed. It is also believed that a spring flows below the shivling.
Panchaganga Temple – A unique temple with five stone conduits, it is believed to be fed by waters flowing from five holy rivers Krishna, Venna, Koyna, Savitri and Gayatri. These streams of water further join into the cow-face spout. The River Ganga is also believed to flow here once every 12 years.
Arthur's Seat – Also known as the Queen of all Points, it is the best place to get impressive views of the Jor Valley. The spot also provides enchanting views of the valleys and is a great place to spend time.
Venna Lake : The most happening spot in Mahabaleshwar, the lake is set amidst trees surrounding it. Take a boat ride on the lake or hire a horse for riding along the path. Evening free for shopping or your leisure activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Mumbai. On arrival transfer you to airport/ Train station for onward destination.