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. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride over the lake or a horse ride next to the lake. A number of small eateries line the banks of the lake. The Mahabaleshwar city market and the S.T. bus stand is about 2KM from the lake and makes for a nice walk during the day. Most tour operators include the Venna lake in their tours. Most buses, private vehicles will stop at the Venna lake on their way to Mahabaleshwar on request.
Lingmala Waterfall is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The waterfall is situated on the right hand side of the road while travelling from Mahabaleshwar to Panchgani. There is a small signboard indicating the directions to the waterfall. One has to take left turn on a narrow road from the signboard. Drive for around 10 minutes and reach the entrance of the falls. From the gate one has to walk for 1.5 km to reach the smaller waterfall and 2.5 km to reach the main waterfall. There are a lot of stairs en route to the lower deck, so the trek can be a bit tiring, but the route and the views are totally worth it. It takes about 30 minutes from the entrance to reach the lower waterfall. Situated at an altitude of 1278 m, Lingmala Waterfall is formed by Venna River.
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. One can access this point conveniently by taking a pony ride or trekking up the hill. To admire breathtaking natural views and tranquil ambience, a visit to this viewpoint is a must
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. Mahabaleshwar contributes to 85% of the total Strawberry produce in India and about 80% is consumed fresh. The Strawberry Festival encourages the strawberry cultivation in the belt. The highlights of this festival are fresh farm picked strawberry lined up on tables for visitors to eat to their fullest as well as traditional folk performances such as Shivkalin Dhol and Lezim, a high energy dance for which dancers are invited from Pratapgarh.
A visit to Mini Kashmir can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Mahabaleshwar is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Mahabaleshwar and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Mini Kashmir will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Mahabaleshwar.
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.Pratapgad fort is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Poladpur and 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of Mahabaleshwar, a popular hill station in the area. The fort stands 1,080 metres (3,540 ft) above sea level and is built on a spur which overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar. Every now and then you come across a stream to add to the beauty. The fort was an average place.