Venna Lake is the most popular spot in Mahabaleshwar. It is famous for its calmness all around. You can go for boating amidst the gorgeous landscapes. It is usually open till late in the evening and you can even go on for fishing. If you are taking kids along with you, then you can take them for the mini train ride. You can just sit and relax by the lake in the evening.
The delightful Mapro Garden
Mapro Garden is a heavenly place with strawberry gardens all around. If you visit during the strawberry festival, it will be even more fun. It is located very close to Mahabaleshwar. Many strawberry based items are sold there like jams, squashes, marmalade and toppings. The festival takes place during May. You can enjoy as many strawberries as you can. Folk performances are also held there which you can enjoy.
Relive the stories of war at Pratapgarh
This place is famous for its historical significance. It offers great views since it is located on the hilltop. You get to see the true heritage and essence of the place. You should definitely visit the Mahadev temple at the upper fort and the temple of Goddess Bhavani at the lower fort. There is also a holy Dargah which is frequented by the tourists.
The Elephant’s Head Point
It is naturally shaped in the form of an elephant’s Head. This point is also popularly known as the Needle Point. It is the best picnic spot where you can relax, play with kids and enjoy sumptuous foods in the open air. You can see mesmerizing views of the place from this point. It also has an echo point which is a fun activity. If you love trekking, you can even try that in reaching the top of this place. It is a great spot for fun seekers.
The hamlet of Tapola
This rustic village has an attached lake known as the Shivsagar Lake. It is the best place for adventure seekers as here you can try jungle treks. You can even go for boating with your family and friends. Here you can try water scooter rides, kayaking and other adventure sports. To see the ethereal beauty of this place, you should definitely not miss out on the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
The Parsi Point
It is a gorgeous valley which is a favored destination among the Parsi community. The Krishna river valley depicts an unearthly beauty and the most mesmerizing landscape. You can even witness the backwaters of Dhom Dam from here. Here also you can witness the lovely sunrise and sunset. Telescopes are easily available so that you do not have to miss out on the entire view of the valley.
It is the ultimate point for nature and wildlife lovers. The meandering pathways over here makes this spot even more beautiful. Here you can spot a wide variety of birds. It is a great spot for photographs. The misty clouds and the beauty of this place make it as a the most favourite spot among the tourists. The view of the Koyna Valley is simply spectacular from here. You can even see the Chinaman’s Waterfalls from the Babington Point.
It is one of the most popular religious spot in Mahabaleshwar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located near the reservoir of five rivers. The Panchganga temple is also close by to this place. It is a very soulful place for the religious people and many people visits this temple throughout the year.