Best Seafood in Town
Really great place . Has both Buffet and Ala carte menus . the buffet is on weekends going for atmost 5-6$ , unlimited seafood with a chicken and vegi dish included ... sells with unlimited drinks !!! Chicken with crispy fried spinach and the Duck course
"Land of Strawberries & Horses!"
Ever since I was a little girl,I've been going to Mahabaleshwar at least once a year.And I'm still not tired of it!!!!:)
Mahabaleshwar is located in the Western Ghats,at the mouth of the Krishna River and more than 1600 metres above sea level.It is about a 5 hr journey from Pune by car.The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is Nov-Feb.The weather is cool,the scenery is picturesque and the strawberries are yummy!!!!!!:)
Going to Mahabaleshwar is like a ritual for the family.But,I haven't been there in awhile,The last time I was there,was with lots of friends when we went for camp in May('97),and the most astonishing thing happened.There was a HAIL STORM!!I know it sounds strange,especially since most people(incl me!) don't expect the mercury to fall below 30c in summer!
My favourite things to do in Mahabaleshwar,are to go for early morning horse rides,gamble away money at the coin games(it's not serious gambling!-spending hrs at the slot machines is lots of fun!),eat strawberries and cream for breakfast(hehe!):),trek up the hills,drink strawberry milkshakes at Imperial,and ride through the market on bicycles.Sounds like pure fun,right? It is!!!!!!!!
I would definitely recommend the Brightlands Resort.Fabulous rooms(each having a different theme) and even better food!!!!!A worthwhile experience.
Other hotels include the Saj Resort,Hotel Shreyas etc.but i don't know much about them!
Also available in Mahabaleshwar,are MTDC(Maharashtra Govt) cottages which are ideal for the budget traveller.
This is one lake I visit year after year!You must go for a boat ride(oh yeah,here's also where I picked up boating),ride the horses along the lakeside,play the variety of games,eat some corn on the cob(better known as 'bhutta'..mmm...)and basically behave like a child!!:)
"Mapro's and Mala's Factories"
Just a little distance away from Mahabaleshwar are 2 major factories producing jams,syrups etc .You get the best,the freshest and the absolute yummiest of icecreams here!!!!!!:)
mmm..i guess you can tell by now,that I'm an absolute foodie!!!!!!!:)
Visit Kate's Point,which provides you with an awe-inspiring view of the Krishna Valley.
Also,visit Arthur's Seat-at an altitude of 600m!
Another great point is Sunset Point (a breathtaking view of the sunset)
A little drive away is Panchgani's Tableland-an absolutely flat plateau.
Make sure you visit Old Mahabaleshwar and its temples!!!