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Mahabaleshwar - Hidden gem of Western ghats | Day-2 05/09/2016

Places visited:  Pratapgad Fort, Mapro Garden, Panchagani View point, Table Land. This post is on the second day at Mahabaleshwar. If you haven't read the Day1 post, then I would strongly recommend you to read it before. The previous day was amazing with enchanting viewpoints and waterfalls. Out of various attractions at Mahabaleshwar, Pratapgad fort was one of the must-visit places on the list. Today's plan was to visit Pratapgad fort and Panchagani, later return to home on boarding the bus. Best of the beast: Pratapgad watchtower Monday morning: We woke up early in the morning and were all set to step out by 8 am. The weather was chilling and bone freezing cool outside. We departed out from the hotel and headed for the breakfast. Since it was Monday, tourists were few and less crowded. In fact, the place looked better than the previous day. After having the delightful poha and a cup of hot tea, we headed to the bus stand in order to hire a cab for the day. The sa

Mahabaleshwar - Hidden gem of Western ghats | Day-1 04/09/2016

Places visited:  Wilson Point, Plato point, Lingamala Waterfalls, Kates point, old Mahabaleshwar temple Distance:  1500 km round trip Type:  Hill station, water falls, and Temple Ideal for:  Friends and family Transportation : Train, bus, and cab Crew:   Nabhi, Vijay, Chandu and me Remember the trips which you plan for years and finally, it happens - this is one of them. It was a long weekend for Ganesh Chaturthi festival, all my friends were free to join the trip. Besides, winter is the best time for vacations. At first, I thought Mahabaleshwar is a holy place but after thorough research, I realized that it has picturesque landscapes, lofty mountains, mesmerizing views, majestic falls, chilled climate. Yes, you guessed it right - it's honeymoon spot ;) The more I googled about the places to visit in Mahabaleshwar more I fell in love with it. The photos of these places were stunning, I couldn't wait anymore to visit the place and see it through my eyes. The plan was