Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Pune
Departure - Pune
Route :- Pune - Matheran (2N) - Mahabaleshwar (3N) - Pune.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Matheran. Walking around Matheran. Evening visit to Sunset Point.
Day-2 Walk to Lake, one tree point. Possible Horseriding.
Day-3 Proceed to Mahabaleshwar via Lonavala and Pune.
Day-4 Panchgani Visit. Boating in Venna Lake.
Day-5 Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing
Pune to Matheran -120 kms (3 hrs)
Matheran to Mahabaleshwar -240 kms (5.5 hrs)
Mahabaleshwar to Pune -120 kms (2.5 hrs)
Destination Overview :-
Pune - Pune is traditionally the cultural capital of Maharashtra and now a major Software / IT / ITES / Auto Manufacturing Center and access point for Mahabaleshwar / Panchgani / Lonavala and Lavasa.
Matheran - Matheran (2500 ft) is renowned for its heritage train. Matheran is perhaps the only hill station in India that still does not allow cars and guests even today take a horseback ride or a hand rickshaw ride like they used to do in 1930s.
Mahabaleshwar - At 4000+ ft asl above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is the larqest of Maharashtra hill-stations. Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani (20 kms) are twin destinations known for its heritage bungalows, getaway resorts, strawberry cultivation and number of view points & recreation activities.
Arrival at Matheran. Matheran (2500+ ft asl), a colonial era hill station steeped in time with tropical forest chracter excellent for walking and offers Salibrious climate all round the year. Matheran is where cars are not allowed beyond a point 3 kms from market centre and therefore excellent for walking. Matheran is home to many view points such as Echo Point, One tree point, Charliotte Lake and Sunset point. Horse riding is a popular activity. Sunset point is a popular visit options where tourists converge.
Walk around Matheran. Visit Market and do some shopping. Walk to Old Shiva Temple and Charlotte Lake (No Boating) and explore the tropical forest character of the area.
Proceed to Mahabaleshwar (240 kms - 5 hours). Mahabaleshwar is a renowned hill station in Maharashtra visited for strawberries in Winter and a Salibrious climate all round the year. Enroute pass Lonavala, a renowned local getaway. Guests may choose to stopover and visit one of the adventure park in Lonvala for a few hours before proceeding to Mahabaleshwar.
Visit twin hill station of Panchgani. Enroute visit Venna Lake and do some boating. At Panchgani, visit Table Top point and Mapro Jam Factory. Families with kids may look to visit Sherbaug Amusement park and On Wheelz Entertainment centre. Visit local markets in the evening.
Guests may do a bit of walking around Mahabaleshwar or do a horse ride on the trails around Mahabaleshwar. There are many view points like any hill station in Mahabaleshwar such as Wilson Point, Kates Point, Arthurs Seat and Elephant head point for guests to visit. During winter visit a strawberry farm. In the evening visit local markets for shopping. Guests with interest in Fort heritage of Maharashtra may visit Pratapgarh Fort (20 kms) and guests with interest in visiting old temples may visit Mahabaleshwara Temple in Kshetra Mahabaleshwar Area (10 kms).
Depart for onward Journey.