Bright Facts about Mahabaleshwar
Bright Facts about Mahabaleshwar: How would you describe a place that is green and grassy throughout the year? Heaven, isn’t it? Mahabaleshwar is one such destination that offers the heavenly feel right amidst the Western Ghats. The Satara District in Maharashtra is home to this beautiful hill station that once helped the British with an escape from harsh summers. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is a great respite from the maddening city life and traffic.
Accessible easily by drive from major cities such as Mumbai and Pune, Mahabaleshwar is bliss if visited for a holiday. Cheap Mahabaleshwar tour packages can be booked to relish the beauty of this natural wonder at its best.
It is also good to know about some interesting facts about Mahabaleshwar that will convince you to book Mahabaleshwar tour packages today.
Below are some Bright Facts about Mahabaleshwar:
- The present town of Mahabaleshwar was once known as Malcolm Peth for it was under the Britishers for a significantly long era post-1819. The Old Mahabaleshwar town was built by King Singhan who was also the founder of Mahabaleshwar temple. Later developments, however, were brought in by Shivaji Maharaj who is known to have built the Pratapgad fort.
- A great flora and fauna variety abounds the Mahabaleshwar forests. A large variety of Ayurvedic plants with great therapeutic value along with diverse varieties of animals including Bisons, foxes, deers, and Bulbul are found here. The place offers great rejuvenations from the grind of cities owing to the flawlessly pure atmosphere that also works wonders for the health recovery of ailing patients. Many patients come to Mahabaleshwar every year to accelerate their recovery.
- Chinese and Malay criminals for over 30 years in 1800 were imprisoned in Mahabaleshwar. The now popular strawberries that define Mahabaleshwar were also cultivated first by those prisoners who also took up weaving of bamboo containers and cultivation of red potatoes. It is a delightful experience for tourists to go to Mahabaleshwar and taste strawberry and mulberry items there.
- Mahabaleshwar holds religious significance and it known to bear a connection with epics. The name is derived from the Sanskrit language and means Lord Shiva who is the god of superior strength. It is the place of origin of 4 rivers/tributaries viz. Vienna, Gayatri, Koyna, and Krishna.
- One can attain bliss for the soul at the Wilson Point that is the most beautiful point here. It showcases both nightfall and morning and also offers a spectacular view of Mahabaleshwar in all directions. You can relish the mesmerizing skyline with its amazing views from the Connaught Peak
- Mahabaleshwar isn’t very densely populated and has a high literacy rate of its inhabitants.
- The Pratapgad fort holds a significant spot in the history of India for it bears testimony to the defeat and slaughter of Afzal Khan the Commander of Bijapur at the hands of Shivaji.
- One can satiate their religious appetite by visiting numerous temples in Mahabaleshwar. The temples are full of ancient artifacts. The Mahabaleshwar temple in old town is the best amongst them all and will leave you spellbound. One of the ancient and magnificent temples is Panchganga temple that is about 4500 years old.
- The man made lake called the Venna lake that was built in 1942 is also a fascinating place to visit on your trip here.
- A lovely scenery that also fulfills religious appetite lies in a little trail at the rear end of the Panchganga temple. It goes up to the Krishnabai temple and is a place of worship. The temple hosts a shivling and a beautiful idol of Lord Krishna and features magnificent stone carving in various sections and the roof. The best part is that it is almost untouched as it isn’t frequented by tourists.
- The place is also a kaleidoscope of culture and traditions. Numerous events and celebrations help you appreciate the cultural significance of this beauty. Ganesh Chaturthi is a great celebration here and adds to it the fun and frolic of the strawberry festival in March to make for the perfect recipe of an enchanting destination.
While the web and journals are full of articles on the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, it is worthwhile to know about its rich history and past and devour the stories behind each place before you visit it. Natural beauty is abundant here and so is cultural splendor. Book your Mahabaleshwar tour package from Delhi today and get ready to get immersed in great visual delights teamed with spectacular history. it enough in Bright Facts about Mahabaleshwar catch you in next blog