After Breakfast Drive to Mahabaleshwar on arrival check in to the hotel after fresh up proceed to local sightseeing covering
SIGHTSEEING OF VARIOUS POINTS AS UNDER
Also called as Sunrise point. The highest point. 4710 ft above sea level. It is a vast plateau. There are three masonry round platforms to see the sunrise. You are advisedto see sunrise from platform no: 2.You can see sunset also from this point.Connaught peak The second highest point. Presents panoramic view of a green carpet.You can see sunrise as well as sunset from this point.
The first point of Mahabaleshwar. Overlooking two valleys, Koyna on the left & Savitri on the right. Marjorie PointShows several ranges of the Sahyadri range. Castle RockOn the way to the Arthur's seat shows Savitri valley. Arthur's SeatQueen of all points. Some compare the stratification of rocks on southern side to theworld famous stratification of rocks of the Grand Canyon of Colorado. USA . It is fascinating to see the barren deep valley Savitri on the left & shallow green valley on the right.It is more fascinating to know that Arthur's seat is the only place showing geographical distinction of Kokan & Desh ( Deccan),two territories of Mahabaleshwar,so clear & so near.If you go by the steps you come across a spring known as Tiger's spring which is supposed to be thesource of the river Savtri. Immediately below the seat is window point. You have to godeep by steps to reach the window point.
Offers breathtaking view of Krishna valley & deep waters of the Dhom Dam. From southern side it looks like an elephants head.
A very beautiful point. It goes past village Moleshware on the way. You see a superb scenicview of the back waters of Koyna Dam on your left, river Solshi in front of you with tiny villages as if squatting on river banks & vast green slopes of Mahabaleshwar plateau onyour right.
Presents Koyna valley view & saddle back.
Below it the Artists Point also called as lovers point by some nature lover, presents beautiful Koyna & valley below you.
On the same way of Falkland point.
Same view of Bombay point.
Very popular sunset point. Shows the Sahyadri range Koyna valley & Pratapgadh.
At a distance of about 7 kms from ST bus station,by Tapola road you will meet the junctionof road which will lead you to village Maharola From Maharola with little inquiry orfollowing the map it should not be difficult to find this point. After reaching the point you will find yourself standing over a pass known as Zolachi Khind & enjoy the scenery of two valleys on the two sides. If you walk by Gaolani ride you will enjoy the scenery of Koyna valley on your right hand at many spots.
Lodwick Point & Boars Head
Protruding towards Pratapgadh from Mahabaleshwar plateau you will see the surrounding scenery with awe. The Lamington PlateauYou can go to by a foot path from Ganapati Mandir. If you follow the map correctly youwill reach the plateau safely. Panchgani PointShows the tableland of Panchgani on the eastern side.
River Solshi starts from this point with a small fall near her origin. Poetic blue valley will be in front of you.
The grandeur of its celestial beauty surpasses all the limits of descriptions.
Chinamans, Lingmala & Dhobi waterfalls, flow in abundance only during the rainy season
Often been used as a helipad, also used for learning car driving. Bee keeping centre Educational displays on the manufacture of honey by bees.
Famous Places in the vicinity of Mahabaleshwar
At a distance of 25 kms from Mahabaleshwar stands the majestic Pratapgadh housing thetomb of Afzalkhan at the toe of the fort. There is a temple of Bhavani mata, the idol of worship of King Shivajiraje Bhosle. There is a statue of Shivaji Maharaj inside the fort called Bale killa.
Largest in Asia. A small plane can land here.
Shri Shankar Mandir
The Mahalinga of the lord Shiva is of Rudraksha shape & believed to be 'self-bodied' (Swayambhoo). It is called Trigunatmaka meaning Brahma-Visnhu-Mahesh are on it forever. On the head of the Mahalinga you see the marks of the five holy rivers (Panchaganga) & their waters never loose their level. Mother Jeejabai was weighed by gold by Raje Shivaji in this temple & then the gold was distributed in charity. This Mahalinga is considered to be superior to the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Shri Krishnabai Mandir
This is also an old temple. The carving in the stones of the columns & the ceiling is an attractive. You can also see the grand view of Krishna valley from the temple.After sightseeing return to Hotel o/n halt.