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Pin-Code - 412806/412805
STD Code - 02168
State - Maharashtra
Famous for - Hill Station
Best time to visit - Between the months of October and June
Places to visit - Sherbaug, Vasota and Jaygad Forts.
Weather - Winter temperature ranges between from 11 to 33°C, Summer temperature ranges between 14 to 34°C
Altitude - 1438 m
Official Language - Marathi, Hindi
Languages spoken - English, Marathi, Hindi
Population - 12,795 approx.
One of the most bewitching sights that are created by nature in the midst of mountains and hills is uproarious descent of waters in bulks and usually this is the bliss, which multitudes of tourists long to be soaked in. Take a trip towards Western Ghats range in Satara district of state Maharashtra, and explore the hilly kingdom of Mahabaleshwar and panchgani. This region blanketed by thick sheets of lushly grown evergreen forests holds a treasure of charms to be admired by packs of nature lovers, who embark on Mahabaleshwar and panchgani tourism.The prime attractions that await to be unraveled and lauded by the tourists heading on a trip to Mahabaleshwar and panchgani lie in the mesmerizing waterfalls, particularly in times of rains. Two waterfall sites are indeed worth paying a visit and giving a look and they are Chinamen’s waterfall and another one is Dhobi water fall. Apart from waterfalls, you can also pay a visit to much commended Vienna Lake. This lake offers the great place for having the joy of navigating across the lake snuggled in boats and also around the esplanade, you can sight scores of horses, offering you a pleasure horse ride. Another worth touring spot a must to be included in the itinerary in the course of Mahabaleshwar and panchgani travel is Sherbaug. This place offers tons of funs in numerous ways to the tourists making their way here. This place offers number of activities to do in Mahabaleshwar and panchgani young ones and also adults alike, apart from offering the splendid opportunity to watch various animals in close by zoos. The list of things to do in Mahabaleshwar and panchgani also include having delight of boating in nearby beautiful place called mini Kashmir.
This place is also renowned by name of Tapola. This site embedded in the rustic backdrop of satellite village of mahabaleshwar also offers good opportunities for embarking into trekking in the forests around Tapola. One trekking in this forest will get to explore numerous ancient forts which have been in oblivion since long such as Vasota and Jaygad. For those having penchant for trekking and having the feel of merging with nature trekking to Vasota would be most exhilarating experience peppered with thrilling waves while in the course of trek. This fort is situated deep in the Koyna wild life sanctuary that is fraught with number of wild lives to watch coupled with wide range of fauna. As far as shopping in Mahabaleshwar and panchgani is in question, there are several places to shop in Mahabaleshwar and panchgani. Mahabaleshwar and panchgani shopping includes basketful of stuffs and items and included in the list are strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, jams, marmalades, trinkets and the like. There are number of hotels in Mahabaleshwar and panchgani which are availed in all ranges. Thus, you can rest assured of finding Mahabaleshwar and panchgani hotels in harmony with your pocket and you can effortlessly afford them without getting a hole into your pocket.
A peek in to history reveals that there has been a series of reins set up by distinctive rulers from time to time and in a succession. However, the most earliest ruler known to have reined this region were Jadav kings of Devgiri, which was followed by Brahmin Dynasty. Finally in the midst of 17 century this region shifted under ruling of great Maratha warrior Shivaji. After Shivaji, it was the Peshwas who took over the reins of this region and their rule prevailed till 19 century that witnessed their decline and thereafter the region shifted in to the hands of Britishers.