Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Tokyo daytrip
  2. 2 Does it make sense to stay at 2 Tokyo hotels?
  3. 3 Looking for Ryokan in Hakone
  4. 4 A Netflix series for those who enjoy Tokyo
  5. 5 First time in Japan - itinerary feedback
  6. 6 Please Critique My Itinerary
  7. 7 Japan GTG, early April
  8. 8 Need help with Sri Lanka itinerary and hotels
  9. 9 Bali - What to do?
  10. 10 Recommendation for Season 3 of Chef's Table
  11. 11 Trip Report Impressions of India
  12. 12 Trip Report On the road again - to Incredible India.
  13. 13 Need ideas for 9 nights end of Feb. in Malaysia or Indonesia
  14. 14 Kuala Lumpur Advice - Tour Recommendation
  15. 15 Taiwan confusion..
  16. 16 Elephant Hills or Elephant Haven in Thailand?
  17. 17 Namaste India - Shopping/Money
  18. 18 Help with itinerary for 11 days
  19. 19 Trip Report Laos- two weeks in January
  20. 20 Japan (Tokyo) trip- April or May least expensive to travel?
  21. 21 Visa for India
  22. 22 Trip Report Snapshots From Kerala
  23. 23 Planning First Family Trip to Japan - Advice Needed!
  24. 24 Other than Kyoto?
  25. 25 Japan itinerary advice
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report A trip to Mahabaleshwar (India)

Jump to last reply

Actually I made this trip a few years back, but now I’m planning to visit Mahabaleshwar again, so I just thought it would be nice to refresh my memory and to write a short trip report. Having three little kids, I can’t travel as far and as much round India as I would like to, but sometimes we make some little trips around Maharastra – to Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, etc.
So, that time we started our journey right in the middle of the rainy season, and that was our mistake. Although the nature was stunning and I couldn’t stop admiring the panoramic views, it was extremely dangerous on the roads in the mountainous area – misty, slippery, with the trucks and buses from around the corner, falling rocks and so on. I would suggest to visit this place right after the monsoon is over – the greenery will still be there, and the journey will be much safer.
On the way we kept stopping the car to enjoy the sceneries, and they well deserved that. I’ve never seen such an emerald green in my life, and waterfalls were abundant. The nature in India during monsoon is really no less than impressive. You can see the pictures over here http://www.indiapalette.com/forums/topic/to-mahabaleshwar-and-back/
We stayed in Mahabaleshwar just for a couple of hours, getting wet through in the rain, but still having a lot of fun. But I must say the views on the way are as beautiful as the scenic spots in Mahabaleshwar itself. A bonus to the journey was visiting Pala caves. Ancient Buddhist couldn’t choose a better place – it was peaceful, beautiful and full of meditative spirit.
To be honest, I didn’t feel like coming back to Mumbai so soon – I would gladly make this trip a little longer.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement