Soaring peaks, breathtaking valleys, Lush flora, Cool, crisp mountain air. This is Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra’s most popular hill station, and once the summer capital of the Bombay Presidency during the British Raj. Mahabaleshwar means ‘God of Great Power’, the place is great and bountiful, rewarding the visitor with a mix of old-world charm, natural beauty and modernity.
Panchgani about 19 km, from Mahableshwar lies the hill station of Panchgani. It is surrounded on all sides by hills (“Panch” = 5, “Gani” = hills) and is very popular with tourist owing to its close proximity to Mahabaleshwar.
Lonavala and Khandala are two pleasant little hill stations of Maharashtra in India. On the western slopes of the Sahyadris, 5 km apart, the straddle of Mumbai-Pune highway at an altitude of 625 m. Lonavala - Khandala is very popular as health resorts and visited by numerous tourists from all across the world through out the year. There are a number of sanatoria dotting the hills in both towns. Khandala is smaller and the quieter of the two. Both Lonavala & Khandala offers scenic views of the hills surrounding them. The monsoon, with appealing waterfalls is very enchanting at these hill resorts of Maharashtra.
Day 01 : Pune
On arrival, meet and Greet with representative of KSHITIJ TRAVELS at Pune Airport/Train Station. After greetings transfer and check-in to the hotel. Pune gets its name from Punya Nagari or the city of virtuous deeds. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : Pune
After breakfast, you can visit Kasturba Gandhi Smriti Mandir- Aga khan palace, shree Dagduseth ganpati Temple, Saras Bagh, Raja kelkar Museum, University of Film & Television Institute. Over night at Hotel.
Day 03 : Pune - Mahabaleshwar
After breakfast, drive to Mahabaleshwar (110 kms/3 hrs) check in to the hotel. Thereafter you can go for half day tour includes a tour to Mahabaleshwar temple. The temple in its present state, is surrounded by 5 feet high stone wall. The main temple has two apartments, the inner room, which is the God chamber and the outer room which is the central hall. The temple is dedicate to Lord Shiva and enshrines a lingam. The Mahabaleshwar is named after the presiding deity of this temple, Lord Mahabali, which is also why it is considered a major landmark of Mahabaleshwar.
Day 04 : Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani
After breakfast, trip to the cascading waterfalls, such as the Lingmala waterfall (6km), Dhobi waterfall (3km) and Chinamans waterfall (2.5km). There is also the Venna Lake, which is 2.5 km long and has boating facilities. Close to the lake are strawberry stalls and people can even go for little horse riding. Wilson point is the highest point of Mahabaleshwar and has three observation towers, which offer a splendid view especially of the sunrise. Tourist also loves to visit the Elphinstone Point, Babington Point, Kates Point and Arthurs Point. Later we drive to Panchgani, is situated 19km away from Mahabaleshwar. At panchgani, you can visit the various viewpoints such as the, the Sidney point, Parsi point and the Graves Point. Tapola, also known as mini Kashmir, is 25kms from Mahabaleshwar. It has a big lake with small islands and there tourists can take a boat and visit the various islands. Back to Mahabaleshwar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 : Mahabaleshwar - Lonavala
A sumptuous breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a drive down to Lonavala (180 kms/ 4hrs). Enroute you see the Carla & Bhaja Caves, are a group of 18 rock-cut caves. You will also see a group of 14 stupas - five inside and nine outside the caves. Located near the Lonavala hill station. In the evening you arrive at Lonavala, check in to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 06 : Lonavala - Khandala
After breakfast in the morning, You spend the morning exploring the scenic beauty of Lonavala hill station. You can see tourist hotspots like Ryewood Park, Christian Cemetery, Bushy dam, Dukes Nose and other places. Lonavala is a beautiful and cool hill station that houses the mesmerising waterfalls will within its precincts. Khandala neighbours Lonavala. Although is comparatively small, it is equally blessed with natural beauty and bounty. Deep valley on one side and high hills on the other side divide Khandala and Lonavala. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Lonavala - Pune
After breakfast, morning free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Check-out and transfer to the Pune (60 kms) Airport/train station to onwards journey with sweet aroma of your Green Hill Corridor tour.
***The tours we offer can be also customized to suit your budget and your interests. If you intend to have a different programme on your own we can very well help you build such programmes too.
The package Includes:
* 6 nights accommodation in one double room on twin sharing basis.
* Daily breakfast in hotels during the tour
* Non-Air Condition Car having sufficient space for luggage, english speaking driver, fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes. All State Taxes, Parking and all transport related expense.
* Sight seeing, Hotel/Airport/Station Pickup & drop
PRICE EXCLUDES :
* Entry fee at all places of visit.
* Personal expenses such as mineral water, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc.
* Lunch & dinner / soft or hard drinks.
* Meals and services not specified in the above mentioned section
* All Air/Rail fare & taxes.