Best Luxury Resorts in Mahabaleshwar - Tourists Attractions
Arthur Seat Point has 6 points in total, Arthur's Seat Point, Echo Point,Hunter Point, Tiger Spring Point, Window Point and Malcom Point. The barren deep Savitri Valley on the left and the lush green Jor Valley on the right extends a mesmerizing view to the seat. Moving step by step deep down, one find the window point right below the seat and the Tiger Spring which is the source of Savitri River. Window Point is the first point, situated below the Arthur Seat.
Bombay Point is also known as Sunset point, as tourists visit this place to see the varied shades of the setting sun. The place has a large open space, which incorporates a bandstand. This point is an ideal picnic spot and is one of the oldest vantage points in Mahabaleshwar. To the left Bombay Point, lies the lover’s point of Mahabaleshwar. The Mumbai Point is well known as the Sunset Point. People pack here to get a glimpse of the gray and orange skyscapes as the sun sets. The place has a large open space with a bandstand. It is an ideal place for late afternoon picnic. At a distance of 3 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, Sunset Point is one of the most popular viewpoints of Mahabaleshwar and is popularly known as Mumbai Point or Bombay Point.
Elephant’s Head Point
Elephant's Head Point is one of the most popular vantage points in Mahabaleshwar. The overhanging cliffs of this point are similar to the head of an elephant and its trunk. From this point, tourist can also get a view of the Sahyadri mountain range. Tourists can reach this point by taking a pony ride from the parking area. This vantage point is the extreme end of the mountain range and lies beyond the Lodwick Point. Another point with a magnificent view. It is located beyond Lodwick Point towards the extreme end of the hill, this point is accessible either on foot or by a pony ride from the parking lot. The parking lot is about 1 km from Elephant’s Point. The rock formations of the area are set in a way that is looks like an elephants head and trunk.
Pratapgad literally 'Valour Fort' is a large fort located in Satara district, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination. Located at a distance of 24 kms from Mahabaleshwar the Pratapgad Fort is the pride of Maratha Empire. The ecstatic monument was built in 1656 is known for the battle between one of finest warriors of their times Afzal Khan and Shivaji. At that point of time the former was the General of Bijapur and died here. The structure of Pratapgad Fort can be divided into regions which are upper and lower. The fort is built atop a hill. It houses a Mahadev Temple in its upper fort and a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavani in its lower fort. One can also cite a dargah dedicated to Afzal Khan situated near the fort.
In the name of her beautiful daughter called ‘Kate’, Sir john malcom (a Britisher) named this point of Mahabaleshwar. Possibly she liked to come at this height of 1280 meter and Echo her voice back. Kates point is lively attracting every tourist and also called ‘Echo Point’ and a must place to see. Located about 120 km southwest of Pune and 285 km from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 km², bound by valleys on all sides. It reaches a height of 1,439 m at its highest peak above sea level, known as Wilson/Sunrise Point.
It is facinating to see the barren deep valley Savitri on the left & shallow green valley on the right. It is more facinating to know that Arthur’s seat is the only place showing geographical distinction of kokan & Desh (Deccan), two territories of Mahabaleshwar, so clear & so near. Popularly called as Suicide Point, Savitri Point is situated between Eliphinstone Point and Arthur Seat Point. This place is known as the originating point of the beautiful Savitri River. Savitri Point is situated atop a hill, from where visitors can get an uninterrupted view of Savitri River and its valley. The point itself is surrounded by dense flora, which serves as a perfect backdrop for photography. Owing to its spectacular beauty, this point is frequented by both tourists and locals year-round.