Scenic Mahabaleshwar Day Excursion from Pune
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Explore the breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures of Mahabaleshwar with our "Scenic Mahabaleshwar Day Excursion from Pune." This one-day adventure includes visits to historic Pratapgad Fort, the revered Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple, and the enigmatic Rajapuri Caves. You'll also have the chance to revel in the natural beauty of Lingamala Falls, Elephant's Head Point, and Chinaman's Falls. This picturesque journey encompasses a 120-kilometer drive through the stunning Western Ghats, offering a delightful escape into the heart of Maharashtra's natural and cultural wonders.
7:00 AM: Your exciting day commences with a prompt hotel pick-up in Pune, where you'll meet your courteous guide and driver.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Embark on a visually captivating 3-hour drive to Mahabaleshwar, covering approximately 120 kilometers. As you traverse through the scenic Western Ghats, take a break en route to indulge in a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant. The rolling hills and lush landscapes provide an ideal backdrop for your journey.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Pratapgad Fort, located about 20 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar. Explore this historic fortress and its captivating surroundings, which include ancient temples, serene ponds, and vantage points that offer stunning panoramas of the region. For an in-depth understanding of the fort's history and significance, you have the option to hire a local guide who can provide fascinating insights into this architectural marvel.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Your next destination is the revered Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple, nestled in the old city and approximately 7 kilometers from Pratapgad Fort. A leisurely stroll through the temple complex allows you to admire the intricate architecture and sculptures that adorn this ancient site. Don't miss the opportunity to partake in a sacred ritual by taking a dip in the holy pond.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Recharge your energy with a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Continue your exploration by visiting the enigmatic Rajapuri Caves, located roughly 8 kilometers from the Mahabaleshwar Temple. Delve into the history and mythology as you wander through these five caves and their connecting underground tunnels. The site showcases the remarkable rock-cut architecture of ancient times.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Your journey takes you to Lingamala Falls, situated around 5 kilometers from the Rajapuri Caves. This visit involves a refreshing walk through the forest, leading to this natural wonder. Feel invigorated as you take a dip in the cool, clear waters and relish the refreshing mist that envelops you.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Your next destination is the renowned Elephant's Head Point, approximately 2 kilometers from the falls. Here, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountains and the valley below. The natural rock formation, resembling an elephant's head, creates a unique and mesmerizing backdrop for some unforgettable photos.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Conclude your day by heading to Chinaman's Falls, situated about 3 kilometers from Elephant's Head Point. This visit offers the opportunity to admire the stunning waterfall as it plummets from a considerable height. The soothing sound of the cascading water provides a tranquil ambiance. As you revel in the serene surroundings, observe the local birdlife and capture the beauty of the moment with your camera.
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Begin your journey back to Pune, covering approximately 120 kilometers during a comfortable 3-hour drive. As you travel, take some time to relax and contemplate the cherished experiences of the day. Arrive back at your hotel, with cherished memories of your Pune to Mahabaleshwar Excursion.
Breakfast at hotel
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Any flight ticket
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.