Mumbai is the burgeoning cosmopolitan and the capital of Maharashtra City where millions of people reside of different sects. Matheran and Mahabaleshwar is a jewel in Western Ghats. These are main hill stations in Maharashtra just about 100 km from Mumbai and situated at about 550 to 650 m above sea level is places on the foothill of Sahyadri Mountain ranges. The hill station is the perfect getaway for Mumbaikars from the pandemonium of city life. Khandala and Lonavala is another a perfect hill getaway from scorching and humid weather of Maharashtra both of the hill station is like twin hill station located in Pune district. Both the hill station lies at a distance of 3 kms from each other. Lonavala is also famous for hard candy sweet known as Chikki. Khandala has been blessed with nature’s beauty in abundance. The hill station has calm and peaceful surroundings which makes ideal spot for weekend holidays both for Mumbaikar’s and Puneaikars. Actually, monsoon is the best time to visit Khandala and Lonavala its unpolluted environment, picturesque locales, greenery surroundings and lovely waterfalls make Khandala and Lonavala a perfect place to visit. There are ancient Buddhist caves namely Karla and Bhaja caves carved out of rocks other attractions are Dam and Forts. Khandala has become a must visited place for traveller who visit Mumbai or Pune.
What to Expect
While you think of going for outing the first thing that strike in your mind is how we will spend these holidays there. So, relax you have so many things by how you can spend your quality time with your near and friends. The whole place has been developed into a resort holiday there are many options for stay and activities. Some of them are as below:
Upon arrival at Mumbai transfer to the hotel and after quick wash and change get set for Mumbai sightseeing and visit to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangamaya earlier known as Prince of Wales Museum, Handing Garden or Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, Gateway of India, Taj Hotel and resorts building, Juhu beach and Chowpatty beach. Enjoy the sunset from here and enjoy the finger licking snacks. By night return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast leave for Mahabaleshwar. Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau in the valleys the highest peak is Sunrise point located a height of 1439 m above sea level. Enjoy the sheer pleasure of driving though one of the most pictures green valleys. Upon arrival hotel check in. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast leave Later explore the surroundings and visit to view-points like Bombay Point, Arthur Seat, Kates Point, Lodwick-Wilson Point, and Elphinston Point. There is beautiful lake, Bhaja and Karla caves a Buddhist rock cut caves of 2nd century. Trek up to Koregad fort and spent your beautiful time with your family at one of the sunset or sunrise points. Visit to Mahadeo temple the temple is the source of 5 rivers Krishna, Koyna, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri. Overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Treebo Hill Town/Similar
After breakfast you will be transferred to Matheran. Matheran is no vehicles zone and one has to take Rickshaw or horse Carriage from Aman Lodge you can reach Matheran by narrow gauge railway line. You can find the Portuguese Houses and as the Hill Station was developed by Britishers there is remnants of old British colonial Architecture. Similar to Mahabaleshwar there is various viewpoints Louisa Point, One Tree Point, Echo Point, Sunset Point, Panorama Point, Porcupine Point view of Prabalgarh Fort, Charlotte Lake. There are exciting few treks route for a day. Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning go for wildlife viewing safari by canter or jeep on extra payment can be booked online. Later afternoon to explore the around places. Overnight stay at hotel.
Accommodation: Vintage Garden Resort/Similar
After breakfast you will be transferred to Mumbai for onward journey.
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