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245 kms south east of Bombay on the Bombay-Goa Highway
  • Another interesting sight at this place was its unending number of water falls all round
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the Lingmala waterfall, Chinaman's waterfall and the Dhobi waterfall
  • We went for boating in the Lake Vena and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the scenic beauty
  • We tasted some of the best strawberries and blackberries at this place

    • by Ravi kumar
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      This is a hill station close to Bombay. We started by car from Bombay to visit this place. It took about seven hours to reach the place. The ghat roads were very beautiful. We stopped en route to enjoy the nature’s beauty.

      There were over 30 view points on the hills from which you can have a breath taking view of the valleys and other hills. The most beautiful among these was the Wilson Point which also happens to be the highest point in Mahabaleswar. Helen’s Point, Echo Point and the Babington point were other points where we could get some spectacular views of the valleys below and the distant hills. The


      sun set and sun rise are worth seeing from these spots.

      As we walked up and down the roads meandering through this place we could see big mansions, cottages and bungalows built by British around the town, adding charm and sophistication to the region.

      Another interesting sight at this place was its unending number of water falls all round. We thoroughly enjoyed the Lingmala waterfall, Chinaman’s waterfall and the Dhobi waterfall. We went for boating in the Lake Vena and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the scenic beauty.

      We also visited Pachagani. The drive to this place from Mahabaleswar was itself very interesting with all the swirls and turns over the 28 kms distance.


      • The place was surrounded by five hills. We tasted some of the best strawberries and blackberries at this place. A varieties of ice creams, jams and fruit jellies were also stacked every where to stir up our gastronomical juices. We saw Asia’s second biggest mountain plateau. This is the largest expanse of flattop of laterite rock. We got a spectacular view of the surroundings from this place. Panchagani is also famous for its boarding schools where the rich kids from Bombay get their highly privileged education. Panchavati, although is a hill station, famous from the religious point of view also. It is believed Pandavas stayed here for some time and cooked food;
        there were some caves supposedly built by them with their names inscribed in them.

        On our way back, we also stopped at the famous Pratapgad Fort which is 24 kms away from Mahabaleswar. This is a 17th Century Fort built by Shivaji, the famous Maratha warrior who fought against the Mughal Emperor, Aurangazeb. The famous temple of Goddess Bhavani is on the eastern side of the lower fort. We also saw an equestrian 17 foot bronze statue, of Shivaji which was erected in the fort in 1957.

        A perfect setting for a family holiday: we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Mahabaleswar and would not hesitate to visit this place again and again if time permits.




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