Mahabaleshwar a well known Hill station in Maharashtra which is just 6 hours drive away from Mumbai will land you to land of strawberries. A place of magnificent views of mountains, valleys and lake with background of light blue sky which brings human close to nature and makes him feel the power nature. According to findings it was named summer capital by britishers when India was under British Empire.
If we go through literary Mahabaleshwar means “ God with extreme powers” the name itself came from lord Shiva’s historical temple which we can link to year 1215 when king Singhan built a temple in this area. The place is perfect mixture of old culture, beautiful environment and modern times. It need 2 – 3 days to explore this place. The market place is known as Malcolm peth. Malcolm peth is surrounded by hotels, local restaurants & shops. Foodies can find Mahabaleshwar much interesting as one can have various type of local cuisines. Mahabaleshwar has good infrastructure in terms of road’s to lead you to various sightseeing points. Points can be visited by a private vehicle or a taxi. A taxi can cost you somewhere between Rs.100/- to Rs.300 / –
Before entering the town is the stunning venna lake where we can go for horse riding, boating or one can entertain himself with different food stalls, game stalls, ATVs or Go Karting. ATV’s are fun in mud if you like some adventure. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its various beautiful points. Every point gives you different perspective of valleys of Mahabaleshwar. This place is great outing destination for throughout the year except in rainy season i.e. July & August when heavy rains actually shut down the city. Apart from this it is one of the best spot for a family outing for 2-3 days, an awesome place for couples for short honeymoon preferable a second one and a party spot for bachelors.
Tip of Advice:
- Bachelors do not carry liquors while travelling through private car. If you are been checked by local inspection, liquor might be confiscated or fine would be levied. Prices do not vary much for Liquor. Do carry ID Proofs
- Couples carry your Original ID Proofs and do check the rooms for any suspicious gadgets hidden