A small town in Satara district of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is called the summer capital of Bombay, from the British period. It is the highest peak approximate 4,721 ft from the sea level. It’s origination from the Krishna river which also flows across Telengana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The weather report for Mahabaleshwar is so cool and charming. Mahabaleshwar is so popular for strawberry cultivation. It produces more or less approx 90% of the total strawberry of the whole country. There are so many places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, these are:
Mini Kashmir of Maharashtra is ‘Tapola’. It is the firstly famous visiting point for trekking and eco-tourism. Visitors can also trek to the Jaigad fort with a mesmerizing view of the sunset. In Shivsagar Lake, you can also do the boat riding. Shivsagar Lake has a beautiful and attractive view for all.
2. Lingamala Waterfall:
The secondly most popular trekking point of Mahabaleshwar is Lingamala Waterfall. The best time to visit this place is from July to December. The height of the waterfall is 600 ft height from the base. The waterfall is so famous and it flows up to the Venna Lake. You can also enjoy another three waterfalls those are Dhobi and Chinaman.
3. Pratapgarh fort:
One of the thirdly most popular hill points in the Satara district of Maharashtra. This point is so famous. because of this point, the famous battle between Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Afzal Khan had been watched. If you visit this point you will see a watchtower beside the entrance point. You can also see the dargah of the famous warrior Afzal Khan.
4. Mapro Garden:
For a day visit in Mahabaleshwar, Mapro garden is fourthly the best choice. It is situated in the Panchgani. In this place, you will have restaurants, nursery, chocolate factory, Kids play area, etc. Once in a year strawberry festival was organized there in the month of March or April. In this festival, different types of strawberry fruits are showed like a strawberry gem, strawberry bhel, pizza, sandwiches, etc.
5. Venna Lake:
Venna Lake is a man-made lake, area of 28 acres. Most beautiful scenic places in Mahabaleshwar. It was built for supplying water in the city. One beautiful garden is situated on the bank of this lake is called “Chhatrapati Pratapsinh”. Visitors can also enjoy boat riding and horse riding both. Sunset from this viewpoint is awesome.
6. Rajpuri Caves:
Rajpuri caves consist of four several caves. This place containing its presence from Mahabharata. Three caves connected with the underground tunnels. In Mahabharata, it is written that during exile these three caves were the house of Pandavas.
7. Mahabaleshwar Temple:
It depicts the historical glory of Maratha. Heritage as well as a historical deity point of Lord Shiva. It is known as a 500-year-old temple. You will see the Trishul of Lord Shiva, Rudraksha and damru lying on a bed.
8. Connaught Peak:
The second highest peak of Mahabaleshwar is finally, Connaught Peak. From this place, you will see the clear view of Krishna Valley and Venna Lake.
Mahabaleshwar is such a wonderful place to visit in Maharashtra. There are many more places to visit these are Morarji Castle, Bhushan Mohamuni, Dhobi waterfall, etc. I would like to say that, pay a visit to this place and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of this place.