Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Some attractions of Mahabaleshwar, Places of Interest.
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Venna Lake
Venna lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra state in India. The lake was constructed by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, who was Raja of Satara in the year 1842. The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides.
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Mapro Garden
Mapro Gardens is a garden park in the hill station of Panchgani, Maharashtra, India, situated close to Mahabaleshwar, known for their strawberry produce, and a popular tourist destination. It is host to the annual Strawberry Festival.
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Pratapgad
Pratapgad literally 'Valour Fort' is a large fort located in Satara district, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination.
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Lingmala Falls
Located at a distance of 6 kms from Mahabaleshwar, the Lingmala Waterfall can be reached via the Mahabaleshwar-Pune road. The forest bungalow of Lingmala is situated near the falls. The water here launches from a height of approximately 600 feet.
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Elephant's Head Point
Located beyond the Lodwick Point, the Elephant’s Head Point is the extreme end of the mountain range. If one wants to see nature's very own artwork then Elephant's Head Point serves as a treat to them. The rock formations here are set in a way that they resemble an elephant's head and trunk. Due to its appearance, the Elephant's Head Point has quite an apt name.
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Panchganga Temple
The Panchganga Temple is constructed at the confluence of five rivers, Krishna, Veena, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri. The temple is of major religious importance and is therefore visited by devotees throughout the year.
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Rajpuri Caves
Located at a distance of 7 kms from Panchgani, the Rajpuri Caves hold religious significance. It is believed that the caves were used for penance and religious rituals by Lord Kartikeya.
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Wilson Point
Wilson Point is commonly known as Sunrise Point, as from this point beautiful view of the sunrise can be seen. Located 4,710 ft above the sea level, Wilson Point is a vast plateau with three watching towers, each at different spot. Tourists can get a view of sunrise from the three masonry round platforms. Standing atop the Wilson Point, tourists can view Old Mahabaleshwar, Babington Point and many other places.
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Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple
Mahabaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the important pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. The temple is situated in the Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, which is about 6 km north of the main city. Built in the 16th century by the Chanda Rao More dynasty, this temple is a quintessential of the Hemadant architectural style of South India.
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Arthur's Seat
Arthur's Seat is a popular tourist destination, which is located 12 km away from Mahabaleshwar. This place is named after Arthur Malet, who was the first man to build a house at this point. The point is perched at the height of 1470 m above the sea level and 600 m above Konkan coastal strip.
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Kate's Point
Kate's Point is a huge rock, which stands around 50 m high. This point is named after the daughter of Sir John Malcom, who was the founder of Mahabaleshwar. The point offers a beautiful view of Krishna Valley and deep waters of Dhom Dam. Located along the Duchess Road, Kate's Point is 1,290 m above the sea level.
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Bombay Point
Bombay Point is also known as Sunset point, as tourists visit this place to see the varied shades of the setting sun. The place has a large open space, which incorporates a bandstand. This point is an ideal picnic spot and is one of the oldest vantage points in Mahabaleshwar. To the left Bombay Point, lies the lover’s point of Mahabaleshwar.
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Tableland
This flat large expanse of laterite rock is the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. Some spacious caves including the “Devil's Kitchen” are visible from here.
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Krishnabai Temple
This is a very old temple of River Krishna. It is very beautiful and in remains. The temple as a Shivalingam and a beautiful statue of goddess Krishna. There is a kunda as well with Krishna flowing as a very small stream.
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Connaught Peak
Connaught Peak Mahabaleshwar is perched at an elevation of 1400 m above the sea level, which makes this the second highest peak in the hill station. Formerly known as Mount Olympia, this peak was renamed as Connaught Peak after Duke of Connaught.
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Babington Point
Babington Point is a popular tourist attraction of Mahabaleshwar. Positioned at an altitude of 1294 m above sea level, this captivating site offers a panoramic view of luxuriant greenery and beautiful landscape. What fascinates tourists the most is its meandering pathway that is adorned with several species of plants and trees. It is considered perfect for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and peace seekers.
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Tapola
Tapola is a satellite village of Mahabaleshwar about 25 Kms down the valley. A rustic hamlet famed as the 'Mini Kashmir' Tapola is an ideal destination for a back to nature experience. Tapola River Camp center is a campsite where accommodation is arranged in tents equipped with flush toilets. It has a huge covered dining hall where delicious home made food with the flavor of the land is served.
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Lodwick Point
Lodwick Point is a vantage point, which is situated about 5 km west of Mahabaleshwar. Originally known as Sydney Point, this point was rechristened in the honour of General Lodwick, who was the first British officer to climb the hill. To honour his achievement, his son erected a memorial pole of about 25 ft. At the base of this monument, the head of the General is sculptured in marble.
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