If you are looking to explore the Sahyadri Hills in Maharashtra, India, there are several fantastic destinations to consider for a hill tour. Here are some popular places in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra:
Mahabaleshwar: Known for its stunning viewpoints, lush greenery, and pleasant climate, Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station. Don’t miss the viewpoints like Arthur’s Seat, Kate’s Point, and Wilson Point.
Lonavala and Khandala: These twin hill stations are famous for their scenic landscapes, waterfalls, and trekking opportunities. Tiger’s Point, Rajmachi Fort, and Bhaja Caves are some attractions worth visiting.
Matheran: A unique hill station that is Asia’s only pedestrian hill station. It’s known for its toy train, panoramic views, and tranquility.
Panchgani: Nestled amidst five hills, Panchgani offers breathtaking views of the Sahyadri range. Sydney Point, Table Land, and Devil’s Kitchen are popular spots.
Bhandardara: This lesser-known gem is known for its serene lakes, waterfalls, and the famous Arthur Lake. The Ratangad and Harishchandragad forts are also popular trekking destinations.
Igatpuri: Known for its beautiful landscapes and pleasant climate, Igatpuri is a great place for nature lovers. The Tringalwadi Fort and Vaitarna Dam are among the attractions.
When planning a tour, consider the weather conditions, especially during the monsoon when the Sahyadris come alive with lush greenery and waterfalls. Each of these destinations offers a unique experience, from trekking and adventure to relaxation amidst nature.
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.
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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.
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After breakfast you will be transferred to Mumbai for onward journey.
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