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“Overcrowded”

Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Because of the school vacation period, Mahableshwar was ridiculously overcrowded with unimaginable traffic jams.
Weather was cool at night.

1  Thank BurzinDN
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We started our journey to Pune from Navi Mumbai at around 0800 hours in the morning; it took around 2 hours 30 minutes to reach station.From Swargate Bus depo we had planned to catch a ST Bus. But to our surprise we got a good deal A/C shared taxi Rs.500 each. It was too hot outside, without wasting time we headed to start our journey. We started at 1430 hours,a comfortable trip as we were only four people in the taxi.It took around 2 hours 45 minutes to reach Panchgani.
We headed towards Mahabaleshwar,went to check out 5 to six hotels,but most of them were full, other charged us not less than Rs.2500.Finally, we got one, finally at Rs.1800 per day after hell lot of arguments. We checked in..to our surprise, there came one more family and they checked in for rs.2500.Well, me and my husband walked out to enjoy the evening in the market area but, we were really annoyed, as people over here were taking advantage of the tourists. There was no fixed rate of the hotels. Anyways, We kept on wandering here and there until we stopped at the taxi stand where there was a big hording displaying the RTO Fixed rate tour packages.
This was the best part tour Packages.
Things to Note:-
Do carry cash with you, as you will find long queues in front of the ATMs and most of the time they run out of cash.Try and Book MTDC Hotels, atleast you will not be surprised even at peak season and in weekeds.

6  Thank P2B17
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

congested ,poor maintenance of road and place in general.Cost out of proportion to the quality provided

Thank ddevasthali
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Good place for outing in winter around Pune/Mumbai.Around 4.5hr by bus from Pune. A good destination for picnic, team outing, or hangouts.
Yes, one thing worth-mentioning about Mahabaleshwar, too many toll tax posts to be crost and paid-off in and around the town, in that way
this place been pretty much commercialised by now which is not liked by travellers am sure of.Otherwise, good destination for sight-hopping,
indulge into local fruits and ice-creams. Keep yourself away from the red mud on this land, once it sticks to your clothes, it has to be
removed with care.

Thank seeemoumita
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I travelled to this place with my family and my husband drove from Mumbai. The place is really good and the experience is good particularly because the weather is pleasant and cool nights and mornings unlike usual Mumbai. You have many shopping areas where you can get shoes at good prices. There are lot many places to visit and you will definitely enjoy your trip.

Thank Joyita_Dutta
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