Arrival in Mumbai / Pune, immediate
departure for Mahabelshwar -
the Sanskrit term for the ‘God
of Great Power’ This charming
hill station is situated at
an altitude of 1,372 meters.
On arrival check into the hotel.
Post lunch proceed for pre organized
visit to Industry / educational
site. In the evening spend time
at pristine Venna lake, the
most glamorous and sought after
leisure spot at Mahabaleshwar.
The opportunity it offers for
long, enchanting boat rides
is of course its main claim
to fame. The persons looking
for a silent communion with
nature can clamber onto a boat
and escape into their own world.
Whole day to explore Mahabaleshwar,
Our first halt will be Old Mahabaleshwar
Temple - The legendary source
of the river Krishna is a spout
from the mouth of a statue of
a cow in the ancient temple
of Mahadev. Arthur's Seat (1470m)
is Queen of all points., Lodwick
Point (1239 m), Elephant's Head
Point as it is commonly called.
If viewed from a specific point
one can see Pratapgad from here.
In the second half of the day
we visit Pratap Garh –
Pratapgarh, a very strong hill
fort built by Shivaji in 1656-58
AD, is 24kms west of Mahabaleshwar,
The most important event connected
with Pratapgarh is the Shivaji-Afzal
Khan episode. It was the base
of this fort that Shivaji, on
10the November 1659, scored
a historic victory against the
mighty Afzal Khan, commander
of the Bijapur Adishahi forces.
The episode, in which Afzal
Khan was overpowered and killed
by Shivaji, is well known. In
the evening take a last stroll
of the Mall road to buy some
specialty products of Mahabaleshwar,
like Jelly sweets, Jams, juices,
Gulkand,syrups, Honey Products,
strawberry chikki and strawberry
fudge, Home made leather articles.
Mahabaleshwar - Mumbai
After breakfast check out and
leave for Mumbai. En route we
halt at Panchgani - In close
vicinity to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani
is a pleasing and frequently
visited hill resort. This is
a perfect pedestal for some
fine and excellent trekking.
Positioned at the height of
approximately 1334 meters. Later
proceed to Mumbai / Pune for
Industries in Mahabaleshwar:
Fruit Products, Mala's Fruit
Products & Strawberry Farms