Mahabaleshwar is a captivating hill station situated in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Nestled in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, it is one of the popular hill stations in India as well as in Maharashtra. Blessed with natural splendor, majestic viewpoints, salubrious weather, serene lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, rolling hills, strawberry farms, and historical forts, this pristine hill station draws thousands of tourists throughout the year as part of Maharashtra Tour Packages. The route from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar is considered one of the most scenic routes in the densely forested Western Ghats of India. Dotted with several breathtaking places, travellers can get a unique and wonderful experience throughout the journey that gives lifetime memories.
Here is the list of some gorgeous places that one should visit while travelling from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar.
Matheran is a cozy little hill station located at an altitude of 800 m in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the top hill stations near Mumbai, and among the major stop-overs on the Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar route. Declared as an eco-sensitive region by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, it is the only automobile free hill station in Asia. Known for its 38 viewpoints, the town is one of the great spots for those who want to take a break from their busy city life and also for nature lovers. Panorama Point, Charlott Lake, Louisa Point, Paymaster Park, Rambaug Point, Porcupine Point, Echo Point, King George Point, Monkey Point, Panthers Caves, etc. are some of the popular places to visit in Matheran. Besides, one can take part in several activities here such as trekking, hiking, climbing, etc. The Matheran hill railway, also known as Matheran Light Railway (MLR), is being considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
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Located near Khopoli, Adlabs Imagica is an amazing theme park loved by kids as well as adults. It is the biggest international standard entertainment theme park in India and among the popular Maharashtra tourist places. The fun water park is modeled based on the Greek city of Mykonos. This amusement park has India and Asia’s largest Roller Coaster, 4D Simulation rides, Free Fall from 132 feet, a Rolling Scream Machine at a height of 142 feet, Junior Roller coaster, Water Games, India themed attractions (Mr. India), 360-degree Cinema Dome, Special effects, and much more. One can spend all day in the lazy river or splash some water at the Splash ride and try out the Loopy-Woopy as part of Mahabaleshwar tour packages.
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Lonavala is a breathtaking hill station that lies at an altitude of 622 m in the Sahyadri Ranges of Maharashtra which separate the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan Coast. It is one of the popular hill stations in Maharashtra, and among the top places to visit while travelling from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. Encapsulated with natural beauty, spectacular mountain views, shimmering lakes, historic caves, and forts, this pristine hill station is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Bhushi Lake, Valvan Dam, Rajmachi Fort, Shooting Point, Lohagad Fort, Bhaja Caves, and Kune Falls are some prominent tourist places to visit in Lonavala. One can also enjoy trekking at this magnificent hill station.
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Situated on the banks of the Krishna River, Wai is a cozy little town in the Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the ideal places to visit near Mumbai, and among the major stopover on the Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar route. Wai is famous for its seven Ghats which contains several temples, including Gangapuri, Madhi Aali, Ganpati Aali, Dharmapuri, Brahmanshahi, Ramdoh, and Bhimkund. Menavali Ghat is the most popular sightseeing place in Wai as the famous Dholya Ganpati temple is situated here. Besides, the temple of Mandhradevi Kalubai, Mahalaxmi Temple in Dharmapuri, and Pandavgad Fort are the other popular attractions in Wai. It can be visited along with Pune Tour Packages.
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Placed at an altitude of 1334 m, Panchgani, also called Paachgani, is an exciting hill station and a municipal council located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Blessed with towering mountains, serene valleys, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests, it is one of the hill stations near Pune, & among the prominent places to visit near Mahabaleshwar. Table Land, Parsi Point, Kamalgadh Fort, Devil’s Kitchen, Rajpuri Caves, Sydney Point, Mapro Gardens, Dhom Dam, etc. are some of the major places to visit in Panchgani. Besides, Panchgani also offers you a plethora of adrenaline activities including paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, speed boating, and horse riding.
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