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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular festivals and events in Mahabaleshwar?

Kshitiz Ahuja DEC 10 2012
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Is the cultural flavour of your destination as important to you as the natural beauty aspect is? We'll let you in on an inside secret. There is no better way to understand the local traditions of your destination than be a part of their festivals and celebrations, when the surroundings are infused with a renewed flavour which is impossible to miss. A couple of major festivals in Mahabaleshwar are:

  • The Strawberry Festival

    Celebrated every year with a lot of enthusiasm, this festival is held during the month of March for two days. Fruit and nature enthusiasts from far and wide flock to the Strawberry Plantations that surround Mahabaleshwar in order to pick and sample the freshest of Strawberries. The locals come up with stalls vending yummy delightful Strawberry Dishes, so tasty that you will wait for the next Strawberry festival. These celebrations happen in farms that surround Mahabaleshwar and the date varies every year, it is advisable to consult your hotel staff for these details.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi

    We all have seen in movies the boisterous and colorful celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra. Being a part of the same state, Mahabaleshwar also participates in these celebrations with all gusto and vigour. Visit the Ganesh Pandals in the city and on the final day, join in the procession for the immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesh, lovingly called Ganpati Bappa. Lose yourself to the energy, rhythm and dance of the moment and get decked in the brilliant colours of Maharashtra.

Excited? Reading is no good! Come to Mahabaleshwar and get a first hand experience!

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