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The beautiful hill station of Mahabaleshwar, which lies in Sahyadri Mountain ranges, is the perfect place for a luxurious little holiday. Here you can explore gorgeous landscapes, visit beautiful temples, eat delicious food and enjoy the fresh, clean air.
With cool weather, Mahabaleshwar is a treat to visit all year round. It’s a wonderful place for nature lovers and those looking for some time away from the madness of city life. In Mahabaleshwar there are great places to stay for a luxurious trip. We cover all you should do and accommodation options you can choose when you visit this hill station.
Luxury Trip To Mahabaleshwar: Things To Do
- Take a boat Ride on Venna Lake
Caption: VennVenna Lake
This is a stunning lake surrounded by green trees and hilly landscapes. On the brilliant blue waters of the Venna Lake you will find many colourful boats, also known as Shikaras to the locals of Mahabaleshwar. A ride on one of these Shikaras is a magical experience. Take a boat tour here and relax and take in the beautiful sights of the hills. You can enjoy this activity between 7 am and 7 pm everyday.
- Plan a picnic at Connaught Peak
Caption: Connaught Peak
Pack a picnic lunch and head to Connaught Peak for a blissful afternoon surrounded by nature’s finest offerings. From Connaught Peak you can behold amazing views of Krishna Valley. Here you also get a bird’s eye view of Venna Lake as the location is 1,400 meters above sea level. It’s best to spend time here during the daylight hours so go between 8 am and 7 pm.
- Head to Babington Point for some bird watching
Caption:View from Babington Point
Babington Point is high up at a height of about 1,300 metres above sea level. It’s a wonderful location for nature enthusiasts and wildlife watchers to enjoy the varieties of flora and fauna on offer. Birdwatchers especially are in for a treat here. If you go here during the monsoon season you can spot a wide range of beautiful bird species.
- Enjoy Mahabaleshwar’s famous strawberries
Caption: Delicious strawberries in Mahabaleshwar
A visit to Mahabaleshwar is incomplete without sampling the delicious strawberries that the hill station is so famous for. To do this, visit one of the many strawberry farms here. Or, better still, make a trip to the Mapro Garden where you can sample a wide range of delectable strawberry culinary creations. The treats available here make great gifts to take home, too. Mapro Garden is open from 8 am till 9.30 pm.
- Get an adrenaline rush at Velocity Entertainmentz
Caption: Velocity Entertainmentz
This amusement park spans over 10 acres and offers go karting, zorbing, an arcade and a restaurant serving delicious food. It’s the perfect place to spend the day doing fun activities. Located on the Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar road, children and adults can enjoy themselves here.
Where to stay in Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday surrounded by nature and beauty. Enjoy a luxury trip to this hill station by staying at the best hotels in the area. Treebo Hotels have the best 3 star hotels in Mahabaleshwar with the good amenities for a comfortable and serene trip. I stayed in Treebo Winter Town last summer and had a wonderful stay.
Luxury Trip To Mahabaleshwar: Things To See
- Sunrise At Wilson Point
Caption: Wilson Point
High up at an altitude of 4708 metres above sea level, Wilson Point is a favourite to watch the sunrise on crisp, cool Mahabaleshwar mornings. In fact, Wilson Point is commonly referred to as ‘Sunrise Point’ in the hill station town. Located around 2 kilometres away from the Mahabaleshwar Market, Wilson Point is named after the former governor of Bombay, Sir Leslie Wilson, who served in this role from 1923 to 1926. From this location, you have beautiful views of the entire town below.
- Mahabaleshwar Temple
This temple is close to 5000 years old. It is located near Arthur’s Seat and is a gorgeous ancient structure to visit. Here you can take a look at idols and wall carvings that will take you back in time. The location on which this temple is built is supposedly the source of seven rivers. Near the temple, there are many stores from which you can buy delicate handicrafts to take home. Avoid going here on the weekends as the traffic to the place can get quite hectic.
- Chinaman’s Falls
Caption: Chinaman’s Falls
Located a short distance of about 2.5 kilometres from Mahabaleshwar, Chinaman’s Waterfall is named so because of the Chinese inhabitants who live around and take care of the gardens that surround the waterfalls. This waterfall is breathtaking to witness and the surrounding gardens too add to the beauty. It’s a great place for a picnic with your family – be sure to go during the monsoon.
- Elephant’s Head Point
Caption: Elephant’s Head Point
At Elephant’s Head Point you can see an awesome rock formation that actually bears striking similarities to an elephant head, trunk included. From Elephant’s Head Point you will be able to gaze at the Sahyadri Mountain Range. Horse rides are available here for those who do not want to walk the one kilometre distance that is required to be covered on foot to reach. The place is open all days of the week from 9 am to 6 pm.
- Mahabaleshwar Wax Museum
Caption: Mahabaleshwar Wax Museum
The Mahabaleshwar Wax Museum is a fun place to visit for kids and adults alike. Though not on par with the most famous wax museums in the world, with wax figures that aren’t identical to their inspirations, it’s still a great place to have a bit of fun taking selfies with your favourite celebrities.