Around Mahabaleshwar – Best Cooling Getaways this Summer
Mahabaleshwar – A paradise for city slickers looking for a weekend Getaway from Pune. This city is known for its pristine beauty and is situated in the beautiful Western Ghats, it is one of the most evergreen spots on the planet which remains greenish and grassy throughout the year. This place is not only beautiful but has many engaging and captivating scenic views and several fun-filled activities can be done. Many people across the country travel to this beautiful hill station, as the atmosphere at Mahabaleshwar is unadulterated and rich with natural air.
The region boasts incredible panoramic views of the lush green valleys and mountains, and once you’ve reached the plateau of Mahabaleshwar, you would finally feel the cool breeze and the view would be worth watching. Amidst nature, there are many beautiful places to visit near Mahabaleshwar here are five best places to enhance your experience around Mahabaleshwar
Exploring Pratapgarh Fort is one of the top activities to do in Mahabaleshwar city. Pratapgad literally ‘Valour Fort’ is known for its historical grandeur. This majestic structure is perched amongst lush greenery and rolling hills with magnificent views. If you’re a trekking freak, then you will enjoy roaming around the fort. Beautiful ponds, great chambers, and long dark corridors fascinate visitors who it a point to explore the enthralling architecture.
Mini Kashmir or Tapola
Tapola is also known as Mini-Kashmir of the west, It is located around 28 Km from Mahabaleshwar, and is the best place to relax with your loved ones. Apart from having a wonderful climate and a lovely surrounding, it also famously known as cluster of best agri-tourism centers. These agro-tourism centers have mesmerizing views and have amazing rustic charm. Each Agrotourism has a specialty to offer, like Sakha Niwas offers home-cooked food and barbeque, on the other hand, Jalsrusthi Agro Tourism Center offers a fascinating view of Sahyadri Hills across the Shivsagar lake but not the least Koyna Agro Tourism center offers Watersports, Boating, trek to Pratapgad Fort and they do allow the visitors to have a view of their beautiful strawberry farm.
Babington Point is located at an altitude of 1294 meters above sea level and is highly fascinating because of the lush green vistas and the enticing landscapes. This point offers an enchanting site and the panoramic view of the place gets enhanced by the beautiful landscape of the valley along with the greenery that surrounds it. This point is also adorned with visitors who visit for relaxing and an amazing weekend getaway from Pune. Babington Point is considered to be the Nirvana for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure enthusiasts, and peace seekers. To admire breathtaking natural views and tranquil ambience, a visit to this viewpoint is a must.
The captivating view of the Lodwick point is more scenic than any other points in Mahabaleshwar. This point was build in the memory of General Peter Lodwick, and ahead to this, there’s an Elephant point while walking from the parking area a plethora of wildflowers greet the eye and this point is a good trek to – listen to the jungle sounds, absorb some fresh oxygen. And if you are lucky you will definitely have a glimpse of the lovely sunset.
Mahabaleshwar Tourism is commonly known as Strawberry Land as the Mapro Garden offers a wide range of beautiful strawberries. The scenic beauty of this place gets enhanced by the mountains and also by the farmer who cultivates strawberries and allows visitors to pay a visit to their farm and pluck the fresh and mouth-watering juicy strawberries once you enter the Mapro Garden you would just find enchanting and delightful colours covering the whole garden. There would find ice cream shakes and pizzas which are amazingly delicious.
Apart from these places, Mahabaleshwar is a home for many temples, adventure activities, nature lovers, local fruit market, lakes, Bee farms, and most importantly it has strawberry farms. The activities, climate, and the scenic beauty are amazingly perfect making it a perfect Weekend Getaway from Pune.