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Mahabaleshwar Hill Station  
AlibaugMahabaleshwar hill station has a salubrious and pleasant weather. It is the land of berrys, with strawberry been grown here a lot. It has nice places for sight seeing, lake for boating, sunrise/ sunset points. At 1,372 meters above sea level, around Lake Venna, is the highest hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is one of the most spectacular and the largest of Maharashtra hill-stations. Mahabaleshwar in Sanskrit means God of Great Power.
Elephant's Head Point  
Amboli Hill StationThe Elephant’s Head Point is one of the best points to be visited in Mahabaleshwar. The cliffs which overhang resemble an elephant’s head and trunk. Thus the point got its name as the Elephant’s Head Point. The Elephant’s Head Point is beyond the Lodwick Point.See nature's very own artwork at Elephant's Head Point and be prepared to be mesmerised by it's unique beauty. Rock formations here are set in a way that looks almost exactly like an elephant's head and trunk, which quite evidently lends the place its name.The Elephant’s Head Point is the extreme end of the mountain range.The overhanging cliffs of this point are similar to the head of an elephant and its trunk. From this point, tourist can also get a view of the Sahyadri mountain range. Tourists can reach this point by taking a pony ride from the parking area. This vantage point is the extreme end of the mountain range and lies beyond the Lodwick Point.

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Krishnabai Temple  
Shree Balleleshwar at PaliKrishnabai Temple, located in proximity to the Panchganga Temple, is known for its excellent architecture. Visitors can easily reach the temple through a narrow but a well-marked trail. It is believed that the shrine is the source of the Krishna River. The pristine water pours out from the mouth of a stone structure into a pond which ultimately flows into the river. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mahabaleshwar range from the temple.This is a very old temple of River Krishna. It is very beautiful and in remains. The temple as a Shivalingam and a beautiful statue of goddess Krishna. There is a kunda as well with Krishna flowing as a very small stream.The temple looks very old and it is in ruins. It seems that the beautiful carvings on the temple faded with time. There is a saying that this temple belongs to Pandava Era.The temple overlooks a beautiful valley.There is a construction outside temple which does looks newer than temple (may be 300years old) Can anyone throw light on it?
Mahabaleshwar Temple  
Bhatye BeachMahabaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the important pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. The temple is situated in the Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, which is about 6 km north of the main city. Built in the 16th century by the Chanda Rao More dynasty, this temple is a quintessential of the Hemadant architectural style of South India. Enclosed by a 5 ft high stone wall, this temple is divided into two areas, the sanctum sanctorum and the central hall.Swayambhu, which is the 500 years old self-originated lingam, is enshrined within the sanctum sanctorum. This self-originated lingam is in the shape of Rudraksha and is called Mahalingam, which is considered to be superior to the twelve Jyothir Lingams. Lord Shiva’s trishul, Rudraksha, damru and a bed which are around 300 years old, are kept inside this temple. Moreover, the temple also comprises a square shaped raised platform. According to the legend, the Maratha ruler, Shivaji weighed his mother Jijabai in gold at this platform and then gave away the gold in charity.

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Lingmala Waterfall  
Birla Shree Ganesh TempleLingmala Falls lies on the Mahabaleshwar-Pune Road. Ideal time to visit the waterfall is from July to December. From the area around the waterfall, beautiful views of Dhobi Waterfall and Chinaman's Waterfall can be availed. The falls are ideally viewed after the rainy season when these are flooded with water, which descents nearly 500 ft from the cliff. Nature, Water, Lakes, Waterfalls! This trip was the dip to the places like Thoseghar Waterfall, Kaas Plateau, Tapola 'The Mini Kashmir', cloudy Mahabaleshwar, and Lingmala Waterfall during the monsoon weekend. We reached this place at the evening. I love the unique sounds and the power of flowing water, whether it is the sea-waves or a waterfall. If you are searching for Lingmala waterfall, you are at the right place.
Arthur's Seat  

Dahanu – BordiMahabaleshwar is a city located in the heart of the Sahyadri Ghats in Satara district, Maharashtra. A hill station placed at an average elevation of 1353 meters, Mahabaleshwar is known for its 14 points which provide a distinctive view of the region. Arthur’s Seat acknowledged as the queen of all points is one such point at an elevation of 1470 meters. Arthur’s Seat has been named after Sir Arthur Mallet who was the first man to build a house at this point. He lost his wife and children in a ferry mishap at the Savitri River, and thereafter stood here and stared at the river. Arthur’s Seat, 12 kms away from Mahabaleshwar is the only point that clearly shows the geological contrast between the Konkan and the Deccan territories of Mahabaleshwar.The barren deep valley Savitri on the left and lush green Jor valley on the right extend a mesmerizing view to the seat. Moving step by step deep down, one finds the window point right below the seat and the Tiger’s Spring which is the source of Savitri River.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Arthur’s Seat is from October to June, which accommodates cool winters and pleasant summers. However, Mahabaleshwar observes moderate climate all through the year making it a year round tourist destination.

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Mapro Garden
DapoliMapro Gardens is a garden park in the hill station of Panchgani, Maharashtra, India, situated close to Mahabaleshwar, known for their strawberry produce,and a popular tourist destination. It is host to the annual Strawberry Festival. Mahabaleshwar contributes to 85% of the total Strawberry produce in India and about 80% is consumed fresh. The Strawberry Festival encourages the strawberry cultivation in the belt. The highlights of this festival are fresh farm picked strawberry lined up on tables for visitors to eat to their fullest as well as traditional folk performances such as Shivkalin Dhol and Lezim, a high energy dance for which dancers are invited from Pratapgarh.
Panch Ganga Temple  
Ganga of RajapurPanchganga Temple in Mahabaleshwar refers to the ‘Temple of 5 rivers’. It was built in 13th century by Raja Singhandeo and renovated later in 16th and 19th centuries. Also known as Krishnabai temple, it has a stone carved image of ‘Gomukh’ or the face of a cow. A legendary story explains the origin of this temple. When Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva came to Mahabaleshwar to perform a ‘Yagna’, Lord Brahma failed to bring along his consort, Goddess Savitri. Since his wife’s presence was essential to perform the Yagna, Lord Brahma hastily married a local woman named Gayathri. Upon knowing this, Goddess Savitri expressed her wrath by transforming all the gods into rivers, while the gods also transformed her into a river. Thus Brahma (Venna River), Gaythri River, Vishnu (Krishna River), Shiva (Koyna River) and Savithri rivers originated in this place and it is termed ‘Panchganga.

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Pratapgarh Fort      
Ganpatipule Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is at a distance of 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. The fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan. The Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan's tomb are other places of interest.Pratapgad consists of two forts - an upper fort built on the top of the hill and a lower fort immediately below on the south and the east. Surrounding areas can be easily taken guard from the fort on almost all the sides. The southern side is rocky while the eastern side has a strong outwork ending in the Afzal Buruj.The famous minister More Tirmal Pingale on the command of Shivaji Maharaj to control the rebellious satraps of the surrounding Javali Basin built Pratapgad Fort in 1656. It is believed that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was blessed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani here.The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here. Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan's Tomb are major attractions where are situated near the fort.

Venna Lake  
Guhagar BeachVenna Lake, which is located 2 km away from the ST bus stand, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar. This lake was constructed in 1842 by Shri Appa Saheb Maharaja, who was the ruler of Satara. Covering an area of 113311.98 sq. m, this lake is an ideal spot for enjoying activities like fishing, boating and horse riding.The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride over the lake or a horse ride next to the lake. A number of small eateries line the banks of the lake.The Venna Lake is possibly one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar. Surrounded by tall trees and greenery on all sides, the lake is almost always thronged by visitors and holidaymakers. With friends or family, you would love to take a boat ride here. Paddle your way through the sparkling Venna lake while enjoying the breathtaking lush green fora. Along the bank of the lake there are various food stalls to satisfy your rumbling stomach. Kids can have a time of their lives with games stalls and the mini train. Enjoy the sunset while fishing in the lake.

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Elphinstone Point  
Harihareshwar BeachElphinstone Point is situated 3.21 km ahead of Arthur's Seat and 11 km ahead of Frere Hall. At this point the cliffs are higher and rise from the Konkan, which is around 2500 ft below the level of the Koyna valley. Built during the British rule, this point is named after the Governor of Bombay, Sir Elphinstone.Tourists can enjoy the view of Koyna valley, plains and the ravine, which lies between the Elphinstone point and Arthur point. The view of River Savitri, which originates from this point is also beautiful. Discovered by Dr. Murray in 1830.
Wilson Point (Sunrise Point)  
JawaharNamed after Sir Leslie Wilson, the Governor of Bombay from 1923–26, Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar at 1439 m. Known as Sindola Hill during the colonial rule, Wilson point is the only location in Mahabaleshwar where both sunrise and sunset can be seen. It offers a spectacular glance of Mahabaleshwar in all directions.Wilson Point is commonly known as Sunrise Point, as from this point beautiful view of the sunrise can be seen. Located 4,710 ft above the sea level, Wilson Point is a vast plateau with three watching towers, each at different spot. Tourists can get a view of sunrise from the three masonry round platforms. Standing atop the Wilson Point, tourists can view Old Mahabaleshwar, Babington Point and many other places.
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Connaught Peak  
Kanakeshwar TempleConnaught Peak Mahabaleshwar is perched at an elevation of 1400 m above the sea level, which makes this the second highest peak in the hill station. Formerly known as Mount Olympia, this peak was renamed as Connaught Peak after Duke of Connaught.Situated 7 km from the chief market, this peak offers beautiful view of Lake Venna and Krishna Valley. This peak is also a vantage point for observing the Kamalgadh, Rajgarh and Torana in the north and Ajinkyatara in the south. Tourists can see Panchgani and Pasarani Ghat in the east, while Pratapgad can be seen in the west.Initially known as Mount Olympia, this peak was renamed the Connaught Peak, after the Duke of Connaught visited this spot and literally fell in love with its beauty. The second highest peak in Mahabaleshwar, it offers trekkers great views and thrilling adventures. So strap on your bags and get ready to walk through the valleys of Mahabaleshwar. The Pratapgad Fort, Venna Lake and the Krishna Valley are clearly visible from here, and will steal your breath away with their distant magnificence.
Mumbai Point (Sunset Point)  
Kunkeshwar Temple and BeachBombay Point, also known as the Sunset Point,is a site to witness different hues of the setting sun. The point is named so owing to its location on the old road to Bombay. It is counted amongst the oldest vantage points in Mahabaleshwar. The point has an open space, which is provided with a bandstand. Plan a picnic here and cherish the beautiful sight of the sun setting in the tourists visit this place to see the varied shades of the setting sun. The place has a large open space, which incorporates a bandstand. This point is an ideal picnic spot and is one of the oldest vantage points in Mahabaleshwar. To the left Bombay Point, lies the lover’s point of Mahabaleshwar.
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Marjorie Point  
Malshej GhatMarjorie Point, located at a height of 1290 m, lies on the way to Arthur's Point from Mahabaleshwar. From the point, one can witness the unmatched beauty of Western Ghats - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A beautiful location discovered by British, the point is around 500 m below the Konkan Valley and offers a captivating view of the surroundings. It is an ideal place for a memorable family picnic.Marjorie point is one of the thirty odd sightseeing points in Mahabaleshwar lying 120 km away from Pune. During the British rule Mahabaleshwar was used as a summer retreat and many picnic spots were discovered by the British administrators and were named after them. Marjorie point is one such site from where one can get panoramic views of the Sahyadri. Marjorie point lies at an altitude of 1290 m, on the way to Arthur's point from Mahabaleshwar. Drop offs from this point start from Konkan valley. The panoramic view of Konkan valley 500 m below with greenery all around is a sight for the eyes. To enjoy the misty nature at its full splendor, tourists visit this as a picnic spot.Savithri valley, Arthur' point and Castle rock are nearby attractions. Nearby Mapro gardens, tourists can see cultivation of strawberries, mulberries and raspberries. Jams, syrups and marmalades can be can be purchased from the store within the gardens.
Mahabaleshwar can be reached from Pune and Mumbai by road easily and hence Marjorie Point is easily accessed.
On Wheelz Amusement Park  
MalvanLet loose the child in you and let your young companions have a whale of a time at this amusement park. Hop onto a roller coaster ride, giant wheel, free fall and other crazy rides that will offer you an instant adrenaline rush. There are also rides for the li'l ones, like mono rail, baby train and sun and moon, apart from add-ons like bungee jumping and cricket. If you're in the mood for something scary, step into the horror house, sure to give you the chills, no matter how brave you claim to be.The amusement park complex also has an in-house restaurant for those post-adventure hunger pangs. Choose from a wide variety of pizzas, sandwiches, Indian snacks and drinks before you get ready for a second round of fun.On Wheelz Amusement Park is the perfect place for schools to hold picnics and day outings. Our range of unique activities will entertain children for outdoor and indoor range of games / rides. With our vast range of rides and games, we have something to offer for every age group. And with qualified personnel and the best equipment, the safety of our young visitors is assured.


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Babington Point  
MatheranBabington Point is 2.5 km from the main market and is located at a height of approximately 1300m. The point offers spectacular views of the Solshi and Koyna Valleys and Chinaman Waterfalls. Enroute to Babington Point is the Bishop Tank which are a series of live stream and are worth visiting. Babington Point also presents views of the saddle back.Babington Point is a popular tourist attraction of Mahabaleshwar. Positioned at an altitude of 1294 m above sea level, this captivating site offers a panoramic view of luxuriant greenery and beautiful landscape. What fascinates tourists the most is its meandering pathway that is adorned with several species of plants and trees. It is considered perfect for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and peace seekers. One can access this point conveniently by taking a pony ride or trekking up the hill. To admire breathtaking natural views and tranquil ambience, a visit to this viewpoint is a
Morarji Castle  
MumbaiYet another spectacle reflecting British style of architecture is Morarji Castle. This impressive hilly terrain also flashes the historical appeal – Gandhiji had opted to rest in Morarji Castle during his visit to Mahabaleshwar. The drive surrounding the Castle is yet another feature it is marked with colonial structures adding more elegance to the natural set up of Morarji Castle.
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Wax Museum  
Gateway Of IndiaIn our recent vacation, we visited Mahabaleshwar. This is more of the Mumbai-Pune Weekend Getaway to a nice green place, where time seems to have stopped. The roads, lined with trees, the wind, or the rain the smell of fresh strawberries, the walk to the markets flooded with tourists and honeymooners alike is a pleasure to see. Our cab driver Ramesh when taking the 4 of us to visit numerous tourist points insisted we stop at a place which had a board that said Wax Museum. My first question was "Kunache Putale Ahet Ikade" (Whose statues are there?) Guess was very influenced by Madame Toussads Museum :) Ramesh was like this lady is nuts why would a Wax Museum have statues, and he responds, "Tai, ikade Candles Miltat" (sister, they sell wax candles here). What he said next intrigued me the most. He mentioned that the candles are made by the visually impaired. We then trotted our way to see the wax museum, it sure was an awe inspiring display of Candles. A few pics from the Candle Wax Museum for you to enjoy.
Velocity Entertainmentz  
Elephanta CavesVelocity Entertainmentz is situated on Panchgani Mahableshwar road, "Set amidst picturesque surroundings in 10-acre land, Velocity Entertainmentz is an exciting amusement park. A venture of Dorab Dubash (an automobile engineer by profession), this park is a must-visit for every leisure traveller in Mahabaleshwar. Gaming options available here are many- ranging from several outdoor game facilities to exciting indoor games. Worth-mentioning among the outdoor games are Go-karting, Gyroscope, Hanging Merry Go-Round, Train, Zorbing Ball and Drop Tour-18 Sector. If you prefer indoor games, try Air Hockey, Dashing Cars, Basket Ball and HeliCopter.In addition to the different indoor and outdoor games, there are two well-decorated eating outlets- Temptation and Pallaudium, within the premises. Temptation is a pure vegetarian restaurant that specialises in mouth-watering Punjabi and Italian cuisine. At this restaurant, you can also savour delicious pizza and ice-cream. Non-vegetarian food lovers can step in Pallaudium to relish lip-smacking Chicken, Mutton, Kabab, Biryani and Tandoori delicacies. For the convenience of visitors, the park also has a SBI ATM facility."
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Kamalgad Fort  
University of MumbaiThe Kamalgad Fort is situated at a distance of nearly 16 km in the western side of Wai. It lies in front of Kenjalgad and backwaters of Dhom flow nearby.The fort of Kamalgad is enclosed by thick green forest cover and is placed on an altitude of nearly 4522 feet above sea level. Once you reach the Kamalgad Fort, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the nearby regions visible from the Fort. River Krishna flows in the close vicinity of the Fort and can be spotted from here easily. Presence of coastal plains in the neighboring area is like icing on the cake, adding to the magnificence and natural charm of this place.The Kamalgad Fort is another interesting locale of Mahabaleshwar region which is popular amongst adventure enthusiasts. One of the best activities you can indulge here is horse riding. You can hire a horse from the nearby stables and enjoy horse riding in the enclosing here. Bicycle riding is another way to release all the stress and tension of busy city life and relax your inner senses to feel completely refreshed. The remaining time can be spent exploring the marvelous and stunning architectural excellence of the Kamalgad Fort.
Falkland Point  
Elephanta CavesFalkland Point is situated on the eastern side of Carnac Point and is merely at a distance of one kilometer from the famous Sunset Point, also known as Bombay Point in Mahabaleshwar. Falkland Point has been created by clearing out a small patch of the dense forest that covers most of this region.Falkland Point has been named after Sir Falkland, who served as the Governor of Bombay Presidency during the colonial era. It is another addition to the points located in Mahabaleshwar region, offering breathtaking views of the natural surroundings or other places and spots present in the close vicinity. The best part of this point is the light woods present in the hilly region of Mahabaleshwar. Falkland Point can be easily reached through a direct road and on your arrival Koyna Valley can be viewed perfectly. The views of Makarandgadh can also be enjoyed, as the greenery in the backdrop makes the whole ambience even more beautiful and spell bounding.You can enjoy the natural beauty of this famous point, while catching a glimpse of the impeccable natural surroundings. Clicking pictures and spending some time amidst nature is sure to leave your soul, heart and mind completely refreshed.

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Helen's Point  
Prince of Wales museumLocated adjacent to the main market, Helen's Point is a beautiful place replete with stunning sceneries. Also known as the Blue Valley, this majestic point offers delightful natural vistas, which attract a large number of tourists and locals alike. The splendid view of dense green fields, modest huts and cascading waterfalls is completely mesmerising. One can also witness the undulating Krishna River as it passes through small fields. Adjacent to Helen’s Point are some other significant sites, such as Robbers Caves, Northcote Point and Gavalani Point.Popularly called as Blue Valley, Helen’s Point is a delight of nature. The point is popular to various everlasting sceneries, green fields, flowing waters and many such natural wonders. Most amazing will be to witness river Krishna flow through small fields. North Coat Point, Gavalani Point, Robbers Caves are some of the other must see places next to Helen’s Point
Carnac Point  
Jehangir Art GalleryCarnac Point, a beautiful mountain peak, is one of the famed tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. It is named after Sir James Rivett Carnac, Governor of the Bombay Presidency, from 1839 to 1842, under the British Raj. He was mesmerised by the scenic beauty of Mahabaleshwar; hence, as a tribute to his love for this nature’s gift, the point was named after him. The peak proffers panoramic views of lush hills, splendid landscape and clear blue sky. Visitors can admire the lovely sunset with a view of the Babington Point in the forefront.
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Bhilar Waterfalls  
Haji Ali MosqueBhilar Waterfalls is relatively less explored tourist spot in the region. The fall earns its name from the village where it is located, and is believed to be the source of the Kundali River. The waterfall cascades down from an altitude of around 4500 feet. The ideal time to visit the waterfall is during monsoons when it is at its best. Surrounded by dense flora, it is a perfect site for nature lovers and photo fanatics.

Catholic Church  
Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusOne of the alluring attractions in Mahabaleshwar is the Roman Catholic Church that stood as a proud reminiscent of the past glory. Since Mahabaleshwar was the summer capital of the erstwhile Bombay presidency during British rule, the English people had built this Roman Catholic Church in the town for their Sunday adorations and holy masses.Though in a deserted condition, the church offers something worthy for a watch. Its stained glass windows still hold the elegant look even after so many decades. Another interesting aspect about the church is that a Hindu family looks after the church.
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Dhobi waterfalls  
Sanjay Gandhi National ParkDhobi waterfalls situated about 3 kms away from Mahabaleshwar which is on a bridle path connecting Petit road with Old Mahabaleshwar road. The water from Dhobi waterfall drops into a deep valley and merges with Koyna River.Both sides of the waterfall are filled with rocks but they appear to be green due to the leafage which looks very beautiful with the waterfall. This waterfall is one of the famous spots among the tourists as well as the local people.The location of Dhobi waterfalls is picturesque which makes a perfect picnic for the people. A Sunday afternoon will mostly see the crowd with families sitting on the rocks against the waterfall a having a great time. It also proves to be a Romantic gateway, being an ideal place to go around with your partner to relax your body and soul.
Chinaman’s waterfall  
Flora FountionChinaman’s waterfall is just 2.5 kms away from Mahabaleshwar and has a beauty of its own kind. The waterfall is on carviali road and can also be reached by the Tiger path or from Babington point. The waterfall is situated at the top of Venna Lake and has a different beauty in Monsoons. The water level rises in monsoon and the waterfall is at its best with the glittering water falling from it. The calm and pleasant surrounding of the waterfall makes your holiday perfect. Your journey is surely incomplete without visiting the amazing waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar.The captivating Chinaman’s Falls lies towards the south of the Koyna Valley in Mahabaleshwar. A tour of this hill station is incomplete without visiting this cataract. The beautiful gardens in the vicinity were earlier managed by Chinese, owing to which the waterfall got its name Chinaman’s Falls. Positioned at the top of the Venna Valley, it is bewitching to watch the water flowing from such an enormous height. The best time to visit the falls is during the monsoon season.
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