Driving To Mahabaleshwar? This Is What You Should Do On The Way For An Awesome Road Trip

meenketan posted on 05 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

A small town in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar serves as a major getaway for those tired of their everyday hectic, predictable lives. Only a three-hour drive from Pune, Mahabaleshwar offers the most enchanting of views. Known for its pleasant weather, the small town is a land of undiscovered experiences. So we have planned out a list of must-dos for you if you are going to this alluring town.

The Journey

This 120km journey, lasting about 3-4 hours, is one filled with several breathtaking views along the way. To reach Mahabaleshwar, one can take NH48 which offers you a sublime and relaxing ride. Along the way to the hill station, you’ll cross Surul, Wai, Panchgani – another beautiful hill station only 20km from Mahabaleshwar.


Panchgani, Maharashtra

    Breakfast At Mapro Garden

    An extremely popular halt for tourists and travellers, Mapro graden – located six kilometres after Panchgani – offers exceptional ambience and delicious food. With specials such as the Italian delight pizza {INR 499}, a combination of jalapenos, basil, mozarella, and cheddar cheese, along with the classic sandwich {INR 144}, Mapro garden is widely regarded for its quality and variety of delicacies on offer.

    Food Stores

    15/1-B, Gureghar, Panchgani Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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    Maggi & Chai At Elphinstone Point

    Post a delicious breakfast, drive five kilometres past Old Mahabaleshwar town and visit Elphinstone point. Admire the encapsulating view, which has on offer a backdrop of the Sahyadri mountain range with a cup of enticing chai and some maggi.

    Religious Establishments

    Gaon Bhag, Sangli, Maharashtra

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      Scaling The Pratapgarh Fort

      Known as “Valor fort”, the Pratapgarh fort serves as a major tourist destination and is divided into two parts – the upper and lower Fort. Surrounded by a large area of forestland, the view from the fort is simply magnificent. We’d recommend going to the fort during the day as, once the sun sets, one might have difficulty in navigating back.


      Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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      Boating at Venna Lake

      A popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar, Venna lake is a man-made lake. Constructed in 1942 by Chhatrapati Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, it was created to serve the water needs of the citizens of the city of Mahabaleshwar. A renowned activity around the Venna lake is that of boating. Open post 4pm, a row boat is offered at INR 500 for an hour, with a maximum capacity of 7 people. A peddle boat is also on offer at INR 440 for an hour, with its capacity being that of 6 people. Enjoy the extravagant sunset with family and your loved ones.

      Tourist Attractions

      Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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        So, We're Saying...

        While Mahabaleshwar has several other things that one can partake, these are the highly recommended activities one must do on their visit to this enchanting town. The city, having great significance in our ancient and modern history, has to be on list of places to not miss out on.