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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top attractions in Mahabaleshwar?

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Touted as a devout center, Mahabaleshwar has a lot more on its platter. An ancient temple is the basis of an intriguing legend where the source of River Krishna and four other rivers is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow. Said to be the summer capital of Bombay during the British era, it is marked by various 'points' which offer spectacular views of the majestic Western Ghats. Talking about the popular tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar, the place is a visual delight with following names:


  • Panchganga Mandir

    Constructed on the confluence of five rivers namely, Krishna, Venna, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri, this temple is a site of major religious importance and is thronged by devotees. This temple was constructed by Raja Singha Deo and is a pure architectural marvel. When your religious pursuits are accomplished, let loose the shopper in you and pick up colourful handicrafts as souvenirs.

  • Wilson Point

    If the rising sun makes your heart skip a bit and you want to treat yourself to the stunning views of the same, Wilson Point is the place to be. The vast and scenic plateau has three masonry platforms built for your convenience and it is recommended to watch the breathtaking sunrise views from Platform Number 2.


  • Baghdad Point

    The scenic beauty accompanies you as soon as you start your journey to Baghdad Point and no wonder you will be mesmerized by the natural splendor spread in front of you. Flanked by the green Mahabaleshwar Plateau on one side, intercut by a flowing river and dotted with tiny hamlets, this place is perfect rendezvous for the weary heart to find some peace.


  • Lodwick Point

    If you want to enjoy the stunning views of the majestic Sahyadri hills and the alluring valley, Lodwick Point promises you exactly that and even more. The place is flocked by nature lovers all across the day.


  • Arthur's Seat

    It boasts of being the "Queen of all Points" due to its natural landscape. You will be pleasantly surprised to enjoy the picturesque views of the majestic Sahyadri Hills and the alluring valley. You can clearly see the geographical difference between Deccan and Konkan as you stand tall at Arthur's seat.


  • Bombay Point

    Does watching the sunset always give you a high and you don't want to miss it even if you are holidaying. Make your way to Bombay Point and watch the Sun slowly and gradually disappearing below the horizon for the day. A popular tourist attraction, Bombay Point is also known as Sunset Point as it offers splendid sunset views.


Experience a blissful holiday at Mahabaleshwar and carry memorable memories with you when you are back.

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