Panoramic Mahabaleshwar & Offbeat Tapola - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Panoramic Mahabaleshwar & Offbeat Tapola
04 Nights / 05 Days
In the Afternoon arrival in Mahabaleshwar. Check-in to hotel and visit Lingmala Waterfall where you can spend time enjoying yourself amid well-preserved nature. This is one of the tallest waterfalls in the area, at 152 m (500 ft). It offers an amazing view, especially during the monsoon season. However, during dry months, you can see only the lake beneath the falls. After that visit Devrai Art Village, Panchgani - this is a place for true art lovers who simply love to see the intrinsic art of crafting and a place away from the hustle and bustle of the busy life. Later in the evening visit Panchgani, which is surrounded on all sides by hills ("Panch" = 5, "Gani" = hills). Panchgani is known for its resident boarding schools and its strawberry and raspberry farms. Then visit Table Land – which stands out as Asia's second longest mountain plateau of laterite rock. In the late evening return back to hotel & overnight stay in Mahabaleshwar.
In the morning left the hotel and move towards Pratapgarh Fort - the pride of the Maratha Empire which is built in 1656. It was here that Afzal Khan, the mighty general of Bijapur, met his untimely death at the hands of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In the afternoon visit Mahabaleshwar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple of historical, religious, and cultural importance. Visit the source of the Krishna river inside the Krishnabai Temple, where the river emerges from the mouth of a statue of a cow. Visit Venna Lake which is created artificially in the 1840s. Visitors come here to take boat rides on the water and horseback ride alongside it. Return back to the hotel & overnight stay in Mahabaleshwar.
In the morning left hotel and visit Arthur's Seat, a popular vantage point known locally as "Queen of the Points." In the afternoon visit Hollywood Wax Museum. Return back to the hotel & overnight stay in Mahabaleshwar.
In the morning move towards Tapola Village. Located at the base of a valley on the banks of the Koyna backwaters & surrounded by the hills of Sahyadri, It is a perfect offbeat destination to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. Tapola famously called the mini Kashmir of the west, is a rustic hamlet with a magnificent lake - Shivsagar. Tapola is 25 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar. Arrive at Tapola Village by 11 am. Check-in to the hotel and left the hotel for Boating Trip. Includes: Bamnoli Island, Triveni Sangam etc. Enjoy water sports at your own over there. In the late evening return back to hotel & overnight stay in Mahabaleshwar.
In the morning check out from hotel and proceed towards Mapro Garden, which contributes to 85% of India's total strawberry production. In addition to the berries, this area also harbors a popular chocolate factory. Explore the family-friendly ambience, where restaurants flourish as do retailers selling interesting products and souvenirs. Start your return journey towards your home town. Tour concludes.