Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Hill Station & Alibag Beach (5 Days)
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Embark on 5 days Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Hill Station & Alibag Beach trip away from hussle & bustle of city. Drive to Mahabaleshwar a hill station on Western Ghats providing scenic view & cool breez. There are plenty of sights to visit which include a centuaries old fort, caves, waterfall temple and view point. Next proceed to Alibag a beach resort via visiting Murud Janjira Fort & Portuguese-built Korlai Fort. Private transport with English speaking driver 4 nights accommodation as per program & all sightseeing are part of your package.
Day 1: Mumbai - Mahabaleshwar (250kms)
Pick up from your Mumbai city hotel and drive to Mahabaleshwar check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax and explore the surrounding with your driver. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Mahabaleshwar (B)
Visit Pratapgad Fort a large fort divided into the lower fort and upper fort, built upon the crest of the hill. It is roughly square, 180m long on each side. It has several permanent buildings, including a temple to the god Mahadev. Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple a beautiful Shrine situated in old city built in the 16th century. The sanctum is a huge draw to people due to its huge and divine Shivalinga and the holy pond. Rajapuri Caves a popular historical site surrounded by large kunds. In one of the caves, there is a Lord Karthikeya temple, and a Goddess Ghatjal Devi temple in another. The remaining three caves are linked by underground tunnels, believed to have served as shelter for Pandavas during their exile.
Also visit Lingamala falls a nature lovers delight. You have to walk through the forest and follow a trudged trail to reach it. Elephants Head point a piece of mountain which uncannily resembles the shape of an elephants head. Chinamans Falls a dramatic waterfall gets its name from a Chinese prisoner who was held captive in the vicinity. The beauty of the falls dropping from an impressive height is daunting. It is also an interesting spot for bird watching. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Mahabaleshwar - Alibaug Beach (175kms) (B)
Drive to Alibaug via visiting Murud-Janjira Fort, the majestic fort palace located on a cliff overlooking the sea. It remained unconquered by the Marathas, the Dutch and the English. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India and can be approached by sailboats from Rajapuri jetty. The main gate of the fort faces Rajapuri on the shore and can be seen only when one is about 40 feet (12 m) away from it. It has a small postern gate towards the open sea for escape. The fort has 26 rounded bastions, still intact. There are many cannons of native and European make rusting on the bastions. The palace of the Nawabs of Janjira at Murud is still in good shape. Special attraction of this fort are 3 gigantic cannons named Kalalbangdi, Chavri and Landa Kasam. These cannons were said to be feared for their shooting range. Arrive Alibaug check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Alibaug Beach (B)
Morning optional excursion to visit Kankeshwar Temple located on a 1200 feet high hilltop in the village of Mapgaon around 12km from Alibaug. One has to climb 750 steps to reach the temple. The unique architecture temple was built in 1674 and is one of the finest example of Hoysala style of architecture. The main sanctum of the temple houses 4 feet long Shiv lingam. Another feature of Kanakeshwar Temple is Pushkarni a tank that remains filled with water all the time. Kanakeshwar is a place to feel the jungle and silence of the jungle and hills. Rest time free to relax & hopp on the beaches. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Alibaug Beach - Mumbai (100kms) (B)
Drive to Mumbai and drop off to your hotel or airport.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
4 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels are used or similar for 4 nights accommodations
Mahabaleshwar x 2 nights
3* - Bella Vista/ Citrus Chambers
4* - Hotel Brightland / The Grand Legacy
5* - Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
Alibag x 2 nights
3* - Elysium Spa Resort/ Hotel Sahyadri
4* - The Fern Silvanus Resort/ Maple IVY
5* - Radisson Blu Resort & Spa/ U Tropicana
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.