Saturday, 27 December 2014

Top 10 attractions in Pachgani and Mahabaleshwar.

Mahabaleshwar and Pachgani are the most popular hill stations near Pune. Lot of people go on a vacation to these beautiful towns. Best time to visit these hill stations is in the months from August to February.

If you love green mountains, you must visit in the months of September and October. Rains usually stop at the end of August leaving green landscapes all around. Atmosphere is cold and pleasant.

Here is the list of top 10 places to visit when you are enjoying your holidays in Mahabaleshwar.
Tourist coming from Pune usually take a route from Wai - Pachgani - Mahabaleshwar.
As you climb up pasarni Ghat, Pachgani awaits you with its wonderful weather and breathtaking views of valleys. You can visit below spots in Pachgani.

  1. Table Land - near Pachgani
  2. Parsi Point - near Pachgani
  3. Mapro Garden between Pachgani and Mahabaleshwar

Road side vendors selling Strawberies
Strawberry Jeep at Mapro Garden

Kids having great time at Mapro Garden

Tourists buying the Mapro Products 

Many bollywood films have been shot here in pachgani like Chennai Express, Dabang, Mangal Pandey, Raja Hindustani to name few.

Its a 15 minutes journey from Pachgani to Mahabaleshwar with green forests, waterfalls and valleys along the road. You can find vendors selling fresh strawberries along the road. Amazing Venna lake welcomes you in Mahabaleshwar. You can enjoy boating in Venna lake with your friends and family. Tickets start from Rs. 200 per person during peak season. Below is the list of most popular destinations in and around Mahabaleshwar city
  1. Venna Lake
  2. Arthur Seat Point - off old mahabaleshwar road
  3. Sunset Point - 
  4. Old Mahabaleshwar - 8 KM from Mahabaleshwar
  5. Main Market 
25 km away from Mahabaleshwar is the beautiful lake and Agro tourism spot called Tapola. It is also known as Mini - Kashmir as lake is surrounded by green hills.

Top view of Chikhli village taken from the road to Tapola

Boats in the lake awaiting the rides from tourists.

Strawberry Farms near Tapola
If you love trekking and fort seeing, you can not miss PratapGad Fort located at 22 KM from Mahabaleshwar.
Amazing view of Pratpgad Fort

King Shivaji Maharaj Statue inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru way back in 1957.

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