Mahabaleshwar or “God of Great Power” is found within the Satara district of Maharashtra which is nearly 230 kilometres faraway from Mumbai. This hill station is additionally a well-liked tourist destination in Maharashtra. It comprises of myriad chalets, lodges and manors since British Raj era. Bereft of the season which varies from late June to mid-September, this hill station is an epitome during the course of the year. Pratapgarh fort may be a major tourist attraction of Mahabaleshwar. Honey, jams and chikkis (an able to eat Indian sweet made up of groundnut and jaggery primarily, in Hindi) are gorged up here. The pristine Venna Lake provides opportunities for fishing, boating and pony riding. Other than that, Christmas is widely known with great pomp and show at the Venna Lake.
Pratapgarh fort was established by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is 24 kilometres away from the hill station and offers a vast, majestic view of the Konkan coast. This fort was built to celebrate the triumph of Shivaji Maharaj against Afzal Khan. This fort is walled on all sides and double line fortification may be a special feature of this fort. A statue of Shivaji Maharaj is additionally now installed inside the fort which may be easily reached lately thanks to the development of motor able roads.
Afzal Khan Tomb was erected right top of the world where Afzal Khan’s head was buried. A dargah (a portal or threshold, in Persian) is additionally constructed in vicinity under the name of Afzal Khan and an annual fair is organized in January-February. This tomb was also built by Shivaji once the battle ended and Afzal Khan lay defeated. It is now a major landmark in the area.
Old Mahabaleshwar is 20 located kilometres far away from the most hill station and is brimmed with picturesque scenes. It is the last word spot for adrenaline junkies because it offers trekking at an altitude of 1372 metres. It offers tranquillity year round. It is also home to the famous Shiva Mandir which is made at the source of 5 rivers that flow eternally without running dry within the region. It rains heavily from June to September but besides that, this location will surely serve you with pleasant strolling and sightseeing. This place is surrounded by hills and valleys, offering an irresistible experience within the forest.
Bhawani Mandir lies on the eastern side of the Pratapgarh fort. Bhawani is the family deity of Bhosales. It was also built by Shivaji Maharaj and is crafted magnificently. This temple is praised by one and everyone who visit it, regardless of their religion, customs and beliefs.
Besides of these, if you would like to rest in nature then Kate point, Lodwick point etc. will surely mesmerize you. Babington point, elephant’s head point, mini Kashmir, Parsi Point and Lingamala falls are amazing also. Strawberry gardens of this tiny hill station are tremendously popular and lip-smacking delicious. It is getting to be a blessing in disguise from the cynical crowds of metropolitan cities, the cool and refreshing breezes and therefore the gorgeous green meadows will surely cajole the holidaymakers even as it’s been gratifying the filmmakers since times immemorial. It also features a gargantuan “Mahabali temple” for the pilgrims.