On arrival, meet and Greet with representative at Mumbai Airport/Train Station. Then Drive to Matheran. Matheran (2500+ ft above sea level), a colonial era hill station steeped in time with tropical forest excellent for walking and offers Salubrious climate all round the year. Matheran is where cars are not allowed beyond a point 3 kms from market centre and therefore excellent for walking. Matheran is home to many view points such as Echo Point, One tree point, Charliotte Lake and Sunset point. Horse riding is a popular activity. Sunset point is a popular visit option where tourists converge.
Walk to Lake, one tree point. Possible Horseriding. Walk around Matheran. Visit Market and do some shopping. Walk to Old Shiva Temple and Charlotte Lake (No Boating) and explore the tropical forest character of the area.
Today after breakfast drive to Mahabaleshwar (240kms/5:30hrs) check in to the hotel. Thereafter you can go for half day tour includes a tour to Mahabaleshwar temple. The temple in its present state, is surrounded by 5 feet high stone wall. The main temple has two apartments, the inner room, which is the God chamber and the outer room which is the central hall. The temple is dedicate to Lord Shiva and enshrines a lingam. The Mahabaleshwar is named after the presiding deity of this temple, Lord Mahabali, which is also why it is considered a major landmark of Mahabaleshwar. Stay Overnight.
After breakfast, trip to the cascading waterfalls, such as the Lingmala waterfall (6km), Dhobi waterfall (3km) and Chinamans waterfall (2.5km). There is also the Venna Lake, which is 2.5 km long and has boating facilities. Close to the lake are strawberry stalls and people can even go for little horse riding. Wilson point is the highest point of Mahabaleshwar and has three observation towers, which offer a splendid view especially of the sunrise. Tourist also loves to visit the Elphinstone Point, Babington Point, Kates Point and Arthurs Point. Later we drive to Panchgani, is situated 19km away from Mahabaleshwar. At panchgani, you can visit the various viewpoints such as the, the Sidney point, Parsi point and the Graves Point. Tapola, also known as mini Kashmir, is 25kms from Mahabaleshwar. It has a big lake with small islands and there tourists can take a boat and visit the various islands. Back to Mahabaleshwar. Overnight stay at hotel.
A sumptuous breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a drive down to Lonavala (180 kms/ 4hrs). Enroute you see the Carla &Bhaja Caves, are a group of 18 rock-cut caves. You will also see a group of 14 stupas - five inside and nine outside the caves. Located near the Lonavala hill station. In the evening you arrive at Lonavala, check in to the hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast in the morning, You spend the morning exploring the scenic beauty of Lonavala hill station. You can see tourist hotspots like Ryewood Park, Christian Cemetery, Bushy dam, Dukes Nose and other places. Lonavala is a beautiful and cool hill station that houses the mesmerising waterfalls will within its precincts. Khandalaneighbours Lonavala. Although is comparatively small, it is equally blessed with natural beauty and bounty. Deep valley on one side and high hills on the other side divide Khandala and Lonavala. Overnight stay at hotel.
Bhushi Dam is a masonry dam on the Indrayani River. It is one place in Lonavala which is bound to cheer you up during the monsoons which are the ideal time to visit the attraction. The overflowing water over the steps of Bhushi Dam and then through the rocky terrain make this place a hit among the people of nearby areas who throng in large numbers on weekends during monsoons. It tends to get so crowded that many individuals find it hard even to get a decent standing spot. Even though swimming is prohibited in the dam due to the inconsistent flow of the water, one can always enjoy on the steps.
After morning breakfast travel back to Pune or Mumbai Airport / Railway Station. Proceed to onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories...