Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day 1: Explore the Charming Hill Station of Mahabaleshwar

Discover the allure of Mahabaleshwar, one of Maharashtra’s famous hill stations. Upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, setting the stage for an exciting adventure. Begin your local sightseeing tour with a visit to the historic 16th-century Mahabaleshwar temple, a sacred place dedicated to Lord Shiva. This architectural gem was constructed by Chandrarao More and houses a 500-year-old swayambhu shivalinga.

Next on the itinerary is the Panchganga temple, a site where five rivers, Krishna, Veena, Savitri, Koyna, and Gayatri, converge. Don’t miss the chance to visit the source of the Krishna river at Krishnabai temple. Take in the breathtaking scenery from various viewpoints, including Elphinstone point, Savitri point, Arthur’s seat point, and Sunset point.

Day 2: Scenic Beauty and Local Delights

Day two is all about immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Sahyadri Valley. Explore local viewpoints that offer stunning panoramas of the surrounding landscape, such as Lodwick’s point, Elephant’s head point, and Kate’s point. Be sure to visit the enchanting Lingamala falls and indulge your sweet tooth at Mapro Garden, a paradise for dessert enthusiasts. In the evening, unwind at Venna Lake, where you can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the picturesque lake.

Day 3: Dive into History and Scenic Wonders

Start your day with a visit to Pratap Gadh, a site of historic significance linked to the legacy of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha dynasty. In the afternoon, journey to Panchgani, just 13 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar. Explore Table Land, Parsi point, Sydney point, and Devil’s kitchen, each offering unique perspectives of the region’s natural beauty. On your way back, make a stop at Wai, a renowned pilgrimage center known for Dholya Ganpati, enriching your trip with spiritual experiences.