This place comes by driving a distance of about 120 kms from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular weekend getaways near Pune and Mumbai. Known as the land of strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is a hill station that has the perfect blend of great climate and beautiful scenic views. It is a picture town with the beautiful roads, small dainty shops, mesmerizing strawberry farms, the highly professional boarding schools and a lot more. The little town of Mahabaleshwar is a perfect getaway from the noise and fast paced life of the urban cities around it. Owing to the weather and the romantic surroundings, Mahabaleshwar is also gaining popularity of being a popular honeymoon destination in Maharashtra. The top things to do in Mahabaleshwar include:
Elephant’s head point
Elephant’s point is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking views of Mahabaleshwar. The greenery that surrounds this point is a real relief away from the hustle bustle of the everyday city life. When in Mahabaleshwar, this destination should certainly not be missed.
Chinaman’s falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar that blooms to its full glory during the monsoons. Visitors spend hours together under this waterfall enjoying the cool waters and the greenery around.
One of the most beautiful and scenic lakes of Mahabaleshwar, the Venna Lake is a perfect place to relax with the entire family. Venna lake is a manmade lake and has lovely arrangements for boating and some fun games to be played and enjoyed. The sunset around the lake is a beautiful sight that no tourist wishes to miss around. Kids can also enjoy at the small play area created around the lake side with numerous fun games and interesting activities like horse riding.
The market road
The market road in Mahabaleshwar is one of the most happening places in the city. There are a number of local shops that sell small handmade products that make for perfect little gifts to give to your loved ones. There are also several food stalls that sell local snacks items which are a sheer delight to your tastebuds. Chikki, fudge, strawberry jams and syrups are some of the must buys in Mahabaleshwar. There are also a number of restaurants and food joints that serve local foods appealing to the taste buds of the tourists.