03 Nights / 04 Days
Hotel Stay-: Stay 01 Night at Lonavala & 02 Nights at Mahabaleshwar
Mahableshwar is the best hill station in Maharashtra. It is situated about 4500 ft. above sea level on the Sahyadri spurs. It was the erstwhile summer capital of Old Bombay Presidency. The tourists are enthralled by its exotic greenery, beautiful gardens & breathtaking scenery. Numerous majestic mansions built during the British days still stand as monuments of the Raj. The favorite season for visiting is from March to June. It is well connected by roads, Places of interest are called “Points” in Mahabaleshwar as most of them are at the end of mountains.
This is a famous point of Mahableshwar. The enchanting view of the Barron deep valley of Savitri in Konkan on left and dense forest called “Bramhaaranya” of Deccan to the right makes you forget everything and you can also see Raigad fort & Torana fort if the weather is clear. There are many points on this route like Tiger Spring, Echo Point Elhpniston Point, and many others.
On the way to Arthur's point, you can see the breathtaking scenery of echo point. The deep valleys and sharp cuts of mountains.
Venna lake with an area of 28 Acres and average deep of 10 ft. constructed by Ch. Appasaheb Maharaj, Raja of Satara in 1842 and fed by perennial springs not only adds to the beauty of the hill-top but both, directly and indirectly, adds in watering a line of small gardens that stretch to a considerable distance below. The area surrounding the Lake is full of greenery and flowers. There are well worth a visit especially in the cold water when the volume of water is considerable. It is situated 2 Km from the ST Stand on Panchgani road.
The marvelous scene of Koyana in the deep valley. It adds immense beauty while looking at sunset time.
This is a very good picnic spot, close to Venna Lake situated on the road to Panchaga
The famous point in Mahableshwar. All the tourists gather here to see the beautiful natural light show i.e. sunset, popularly known as ‘Sunset Point’
The name of the city Mahabaleshwar came from Lord Shiva (Mahabali), the temple situated in old Mahabaleshwar, popularly known as Kshetra Mahableshwar. It is situated 5 Km from M’shwar city. Where there are different temples, one Krishnabai Temple, the oldest one built in the 13th Century. The 5 holy rivers Krishna, Venna, Koyana, Savitri, and Gayatri start from here called as “Panchganga Temple”.Mahabaleshwar is famous for its Strawberry. Also Mahabaleshwar, essentials include farm fresh strawberries and raspberries that the town is known for. Also, you can take home jellies, honey, jams, and more. One can also shop for handicrafts, leather items, Kolhapuri footwear and much more from the Town Bazaar.
Lonavala Hill Station
Lonavla is a popular town and a hill station in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This hill station is located on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and is about 111.5 km from Mumbai. Lonavla is famous for a popular candy known as 'chikki' and is also a major tourist stop-over between Mumbai and Pune. The lush blanket of green surrounding this hill station springs to life during the Monsoon season. Many popular Bollywood films have used the picturesque backdrop of Lonavla which is blessed with waterfalls, lakes, and greenery. The name 'Lonavla' is derived from 'Len' and 'Avali' that roughly translates to 'the resting place of stones'. This scenic hill station was initially a part of the Yadava dynasty. Later, the Mughals used this beautiful hill station as a strategic location against their rivals. In 1871, Lonavla and the sister hill station, Khandala, were discovered by Lord Elphinstone. Nearby attractions are Lohgarh fort, Lion Point, Tiger Point, and the Duke's Nose. With a population of 60,000 souls, Lonavla is a must-visit hill station on the way between Mumbai and Pune
Places To See
When in Lonavla, there are a variety of places a tourist should visit. Apart from the breathtaking views of the lush-green trees and shrubs, the hills, the waterfalls, and the Lonavla Chikki, there is a lot more to see at this mystifying hill station. Tourists can visit Khandala as well, which is a neighboring hill station. The Karla, Bhaja, and Bhedsa caves are a must-visit for those wanting to soak in medieval splendor. There are a few hill station points that offer a tremendous view, some of them being Rajmachi Point, Tiger Point, Lion Point, Duke's Nose, and Shooting Point. The Wax Museum located 3 km from the railway station is a fairly new attraction for tourists. The Tungarli Lake and dam are also worth visiting, especially, during the monsoon season. For those seeking history-based adventures, the Lohgarh Fort offers a palatial view of the battle station of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Shopping in Lonavla is all about purchasing the local and the most famous sweetmeat-the Lonavla 'Chikki'. The different kinds of chikkis are available in a variety of flavors and no tourist should leave the hill station without buying a bag full of them! A few places where chikkis can be purchased are 'Maganlals', 'A1', and 'Coopers'.
There are many mouthwatering restaurants available aplenty in Lonavla. Gujarati food is extremely popular at this hill station and should not be missed. Tourists should try the local 'vada pao', Masala Chai, and roasted corn served by local hawkers all around the town. For those wanting to eat south Indian food, 'Kamat's' is a popular restaurant in Lonavla that serves lip-smacking delicacies.
Day wise Itinerary:
Day 01: Mumbai/Pune-Lonavala
Early morning departure for Lonavala on arrival check into the Hotel / Resort day is free for sightseeing o/n halt.
Day 02: Mahabaleshwar
After B/F departure to Mahabaleshwar on arrival check in to the Hotel evening free to explore the city on your own o/n Halt.
Day 03: Mahabaleshwar
After B/F Proceed to sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar evening Table Land o/n halt at Mahabaleshwar.
Day 04: Mumbai/Pune
After B/F visit to Pratapgarh evening return back to Mumbai / Pune on arrival drop at residence/ Airport /Railway Station with memorable experiences of Gagangiri Tours & Travels. (MTDC Approved Agency)
PACKAGE COST- On Request
(Since Hotel cost changes from season to season)
Budget Tour Package-:MTDC Lonavala, Hotel Chandralok/similar. Standard Tour Package-: Lions Den Hotel, Sai Moreshvar Resort, MTDC Lonavala/similar. Deluxe Tour Package-:Seasons Motels, La Exotica Resort -, Fariyas Holiday Resort/Similar.Luxury Tour Package-:The Lagoona Resort, Orchard Resort, Dukes Retreat /Similar
Budget(1 Star)- Hotel Rahi,Aaram Hotel,MTDC Resort/similar. StandardHotels(2-3 Star)-Hotel Sunny International, Hotel Savoy Village, Hotel Rigal. Deluxe Hotels(3-4 Star)-Shreyas Hotel, Hotel Saket Plaza, Hotel May Fair. Luxury Hotels(4-5 Star)-Brightland Holiday village, Hotel Surya Retreat, Hotel Saket Plaza
Mahabaleshwar-Lonavala twin Hill station tour can be done either from Mumbai or Pune. Tourists are advised to book Train and Flight Tickets for Mumbai / Pune at their convenience. We Gagangiri Tours and Travels can arrange the Car for your pick
up from Railway station /Airport.
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