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Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar

Wilson Point:  

Wilson Point also known as Sunrise Point is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. Located at a distance of 4710 feet above sea level, Wilson Point is a plateau with various watch towers offering panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. The town of old Mahabaleshwar is visible from Wilson Point attracting a large number of tourists and photography enthusiasts.

 

Elphinstone Point:

Elphinstone Point is one of the most important landmarks of Mahabaleshwar city. Located at an elevation of 2500 feet above sea level, the point is named after the first governor of Bombay is pre independence India. Elphinstone Point attracts a large number of tourists, nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. The point offers a picturesque view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Elphinstone Point offers a great sight of the Savitri River making it one of the most beautiful sights in the hill station of Mahabaleshwar.

 

Bombay Point:

Bombay Point also known as Sunset point is one of the most widely visited natural landmarks in Mahabaleshwar. Bombay Point is a preferred picnic hotspot for the tourists enjoying the picturesque natural surroundings with old vantage points. Bombay Point is famous for offering a great peak at sunset offering an immaculate view amid the surrounding hills making it one of the best natural attractions of the region.

 

Lodwick Point:

Lodwick Point also known as Sydney point is located at a distance of 5 Kms from the Mahabaleshwar city center. The point is a famous historical landmark built in honor of General Lodwick who was the first British officer to climb the treacherous mountain. A marble statue of the general is built at the base of the hills attracting art lovers and historians alike.

 

Kate's Point:

Kate's Point named after the daughter of Sir John Malcom, the founder of Mahabaleshwar is one of the most widely visited landmarks of the city. Located at an elevation of 1290 meters above sea level, Kate's point is famous for its 50 meter huge natural rock attracting nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Kate’s Point offers a wonderful view of surrounding mountain peaks.

 

Pratapgarh Fort:  

Pratapgarh Fort built by great Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji in 1656 is one of the most ancient Forts of Mahabaleshwar. The Fort attracts a large number of tourists all through the year. Constructed to protect the banks of Nira and Koyna rivers from the invading Muslim army, Pratapgarh Fort compromises of two forts. The upper portion of the Fort built on top of a hilltop is an epitome of brilliant architecture and grandeur.

 

Lingamala falls:

Lingamala falls is one of the most popular tourist hangouts in Mahabaleshwar town. Located at a distance of 5 Kms from the city center, Lingamala waterfalls flow through a height of over 500 feet making it one of the most picturesque waterfalls of the region. Lingamala falls attracts holiday mongers, honeymooners and nature lovers alike.

 

Dhobi Waterfalls:

Dhobi Waterfalls are one of the most pristine natural landmarks of Mahabaleshwar. Located at a distance of 3 Kms from Mahabaleshwar city center, the falls at Dhobi attract a large number of tourists and nature lovers. Known to be as a popular picnic hangout of Mahabaleshwar, Dhobi Waterfalls is one of the most picturesque locations in the region.

 

Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple:

Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in Mahabaleshwar. Constructed in the 16th century by descendents of the More dynasty, the temple is considered to be a masterpiece in Hamadant style of architecture. The lingam of the Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple is believed to have been self originated and considered to be better than twelve Jyotrilangas of Lord Shiva scattered around various parts of India. The temple attracts a large number of devotees and pilgrims all through the year.

 

Panchanganga Mandir:

Panchanganga Mandir devoted to the five holy rivers of India is one of the best known religious landmarks of Mahabaleshwar city. Built by Raja Singhandeo, the temple was restored to its original glory in the Maratha kingdom under Chhatrapati Shivaji. The temple attracts a large number of pilgrims and devotees all through the year.

 

Venna Lake:

Venna Lake constructed in 1842 by Shri Appa Saheb Maharaja is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar. Covering an area of 11 square Kms, the Veena Lake attracts a large number of tourists offering various excursions including fishing, boating and horse riding.

 

Roman Catholic Church:

Roman Catholic Church built in the 18th century is one of the oldest Churches in Mahabaleshwar. Built in the British style of architecture, the church attracts a large number of art lovers, historians and pilgrims. The stain glasses of the Roman Catholic Church are considered to be one of the finest art works of the British Era. Weekly prayers and Mass is conducted in the church on Sundays.

 

Morarji Castle:

Morarji Castle is an ancient monument famous as being the resting place of Mahtama Gandhi during his stay in Mahabaleshwar. Built in perfect British style of architecture, Morarji Castle with its colonial structures and surrounding lush green tree lines attracts a large number of tourists and historians alike.

 

Mount Malcom:

Mount Malcolm is one of the most beautiful and ancient edifices in Mahabaleshwar attracting a large number of tourists and art lovers. Dedicated to British trooper John Malcom who was one of the earliest inhabitants of the region, Mount Malcolm with its unique craftsmanship and architectural brilliance attracts historians and photography enthusiasts. Although Mount Malcom has lost its luster over the years, it still makes up for a very pleasant viewing.

 

Arthur's Seat:

Arthur's Seat is one of the most beautiful geographic landmarks of Mahabaleshwar attracting a large number of tourists. Named after Arthur Mallet who was the first person to build a holiday home at this location, Arthur's Seat is located at an elevation of 1470 meters above sea level. Arthur's Seat also acts a strategic trekking trail attracting adventure tourists showcasing serene green valleys and window point making it one of the most beautiful locations of the city.

 

Babbington Point:  

Babington Point is a much sought after tourist hotspot in Mahabaleshwar attracting a large number of tourists. Located at an elevation of 1294 meters above sea level, Babington Point offers a panoramic view of Mahabaleshwar with its pristine valleys and lovely mountain tops. Babington Point is famous for providing a perfect view of the adjoining Koyna valley and Chinaman's waterfall attracting photography enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

 

Chinaman's Falls:

Chinaman's waterfall located at a distance of 2.5 Kms from Mahabaleshwar city center is a beautiful cascading waterfall attracting a huge influx of tourists. The magnificent waterfalls can be reached by walking through the Carviali Road. The entire stretch leading up to Chinaman's waterfall is surrounded by dense tree lines making it one of the most picturesque locations of Mahabaleshwar.

 

Panchgani:

Panchgani is a famous summer resort located at a distance of 20 Kms from Mahabaleshwar known for its pristine natural beauty and historic landmarks. The hill station attracts a large number of honeymooners’ enjoying the natural bliss of the hill station apart from its serene calmness and historic landmarks. From Table Land mountain plateau to ancient Rajpuri caves and Lord Kartikeya temple, Panchgani makes up for a wonderful weekend holiday resort for nature lovers.