A beautiful hilly resort nestled in the lap of majestic mountain ranges of Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar boasts of a screw up ambiance. At a height of 1372 meters, Mahabaleshwar offers captivating view of the plains with the impressive sloppy peaks and all of around woods. This awesome hill station is often designated as the queen of hill stations in Maharashtra.
Mahabaleshwar is famous to its glory after the English discovered the magical charm and airy landscapes and their innovative outlook made a harsh change to this sleepy location in to a most beautiful site after tourist destination. Nowadays, Mahabaleshwar hill station has come in to existence in the year 1829-30, when it became the former summer capital of Bombay presidency.
In old times, Mahabaleshwar was known as Malcolm Peth and it was under the effect of the foreign hands in the development of this hilly resort. Apart from that its princely past is reflected in the royal buildings and colonial mansions that all reminds the tourist about the richness of artistic capacity of the gone generation.
The Rajpuri Caves is located in Panchgani is a religiously important tourist place. These ancient Rajpuri caves are surrounded by much of water ponds. Most of the devotee belief that taking bath in this holy pond (kund) will provide relief from all kinds of evils and diseases. Legends claim that the holy Ganges also flows into these kunds.
Connaught Peak is situated in the Old Mahabaleshwar Road and it is the second highest peak in Mahabaleshwar. Connaught Peak was other name known as Mount Olympia. In 1880, the Duke of Connaught visited this awesome spot and he was so inspired by the grandiose of the peak that because of he was renamed this peak on his name. After that Mount Olympia became converted into and its name as Connaught Peak. It is located at an altitude of 1400 meters this peak is a favourite destination of riders.
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