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“Mahabaleshwar - Beautifull place near mumbai”
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1 review
1 helpful vote
“Mahabaleshwar - Beautifull place near mumbai”
Reviewed May 4, 2009

This is a very nice place near mumbai for hangout. We spent 2 nights and three days, believe me, it is very nice place to beat the mumbai/pune heat during these days.

Mornings and evenings are very nice and trip can be organised for as low as 4.5k per couple.

Try this location during the burning summers.

1 Thank pankajwadhwa
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
“Mahabaleshwar- A respite for Mumbaikars.”
Reviewed May 4, 2009

This is in close proximity to Mumbai at a distance of 300kms via pune. It is a vast green plateau. The height of the place is 4500 feet above sea level. The drive was extremely scenic and lush green. The new leaflets were adding its very fresh color to the area.
The climate we experienced was pleasant temperatures,say around 21 degrees in the daytime and 19 degrees at night. Although it was not crisp and clear the skies were all through cloudy and misty, yet we managed go get some quick and short glances of the blue color of the skies.
Some interesting facts about the place are that it was established as a health resort by Maharaja Pratapsinha. There is a park with his name. Later it was developed by Non Indians-British people mainly.
The novelties of the place which one can carry can be some exciting preservatives like jams, squashes, honey, pickles etc. There are some factory outlets mapro ,malas etc. We stopped at the malas. There products were really good especially orange crush, pista syrup, chocolate sauce. Mahabaleshwar is also very popular for strawberries but this was not the season when we went. The ice-creams we had there in malas was very smooth and creamy. It was good. We could get some really juicy corns grilled locally.
Our stay was for two nights and three days at Lake View Resort. It is a resort which can cater well to family as well as business travellers. The hospitality is worth a mention. The food is fresh,home cooked style and they have ample of variety for every palate. The resort can be said to be a 3 star resort. Not ultra luxurious yet very decent and cozy. They have a games room, not very maintained, still has some facilities like table tennis, carom etc. There is a swimming pool too. The rooms are also good. We could take a small for of 5 minutes and we could reach the market of Mahabaleshwar. The resort is close to the market, still is away from the hustle-bustle which could be disturbing.
We took the horse ride from the resort to the venna lake and back to the resort for just Rs.150! The ride is a must for everyone.
Then, there are various points which point out the beautiful and breath taking sceneries. The valley views are magnificent (considering the fact that we are still in Maharashtra!) . There is another place called pratapgadh which is 25 kms away. It has a fort and it is situated at an elevation. The drive is very green but just 2kms before the start of the steep climb can be good only for the suvs. The small cars or the premium cars find it tough. Our esteem refused to take that path. There is a handicraft outlet which was very interesting. We got some accu-pressure equipments and tea-masala from the Karnataka stall. It was good.
20kms from Mahabaleshwar is Panchgani. This place also needs some credibility to enhance the old charm of the place.
These two places have many hotels and resorts of all types. These should be added to one’s agenda of travelling when one wants to explore Maharashtra!

4 Thank catchurdreams2003
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
49 helpful votes
“Perfect Honeymoon getaway”
Reviewed April 20, 2009

After a lot of thought, myself and my wife decided to go to Mahabaleshwar, a hill station near Pune, India. We'd been to many in the south so hence decided to go to a hill station in the west and unanimous choice was Mahabaleshwar. It's a mix of romantic getaway and sightseeing. there are many spots. Arthur seat and venna lake are the most beautiful ones. Don't forget the strawberry in mahabaleshwar and the evening bazaar in old town.

3 Thank sgmkjsekar
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
“my favourite weekend gateway”
Reviewed February 27, 2009

Mahabaleshwar is popular hill-station located in Maharashtra, India. It's around 200 Km from Pune and 350 Km from mumbai. You can drive on hilly area. It's pleasest moment to drive in valley.

In span of 3 years I visited this place around 8-9 times.

You will find good historical places e.g. Pratap Gadh, Lakes, sun-set and rising and lot more.

You will get all kind of food there like Marashtrian, South Indian, Punjabi, Gujarati etc.

Don't forget to taste strawberry milk shake and water of PanchGanga temple.

3 Thank Jay T
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1 review
2 helpful votes
“my favourite place”
Reviewed February 25, 2009

We have visited last summer the beautiful place Mahabaleshwar.
Of course we enjoyed the most as it was our honeymoon...........couple touring.
My wife thanks me a lot to have a great fun here.

2 Thank ashishshah9
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