Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes, and mountains, Mahabaleshwar has tourist places exuding charm and elegance. The hill station near Pune and Mumbai will get you near to the captivating excellence of nature. It is loaded with several interesting places to be visited on a trip to this beautiful land and Morarji castle is one amongst the many treasured possessions which is worth a visit! Explore to admire the colonial architecture, the hilly terrain all around, and a scenic road trip to the castle which adds to the charm of the experience!
Hit the road!
Weekends call for a quick getaway. The winter have already started in Pune and what can be a better destination to enjoy the cold season than traveling to Mahabaleshwar? With a bunch of friends, I started a journey to a beautiful hill station nestled on western ghats range, south of Mumbai. Once the summer capital of the British Raj, the hill station comprises of origin of numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, ancient temples, wide lakes, boarding schools, lush green parks, dense forests, plunge waterfalls, hills, and deep valleys. The small town has a plethora of activities to do for avid travelers and nature lovers.
I was noting down the places to visit in Mahabaleshwar on the way. Obviously, the top on the list was the elevated peak and viewpoints. Being a heritage lover, “Morarji Castle” caught my attention. It was not on the top of the list as popular places but that single photo of the colonial bungalow made up my mind to explore it.
Upon reaching Mahabaleshwar city, I turned on the maps but somehow the location was quite confusing. The best way is to ask the locals but to my surprise, I found that even they do not know about the place (Sadly!). After spending around 10 minutes, I finally paved the way to the bungalow. While driving to the place, you can witness various colonial architecture, the hilly terrain with flowering plants and can cherish the cool, fresh air on your face and the wind blowing through the hair.
We arrive at!
We parked our vehicles outside the entrance gate. Upon reaching the entrance gate, to our surprise, we found that it is private property and outsiders are not allowed to visit.