MAHABALESHWAR TEMPLE - Day two started with Lord Shiva's Worship at Mahabaleshwa Temple. The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is a 4th-century CE temple. It does not allowe to wear shorts and any t shirt, shirt or any upper body cloths. However, you can keep them on your body but can't wear them. Unfortunately, we couldn't click any good picture of the temple.OM BEACH - As I mentioned earlier, Gokarna never stops astonishing you by it's beautiful landscapes. We reached Om beach early morning and stayed there for hours and clicked a lot of pics.
Time to say good bye to Mahabaleshwar, but its worth visiting the Mahabaleshwar temple and take Lord Shiva's blessings.And we head to  Lavasa, the planned city which is stylistically built based on Italian town Portofino.In BOLD : PLEASE DON'T CARRY BOOZE FROM OTHER STATES WHILE TRAVELING, IRRESPECTIVE OF QUANTITY MH COPS WILL FINE YOU . Non MH vehicles are cop magnets (am not joking here). Ensure to carry the vehicle docs/license in digi locker or hardcopy whichever is convenient.
We had heard about Pratapgad fort hence we decided to visit it. The fort was built by Shivaji and like all Maratha fort, required you to climb lots of stairs. The fort is popular for in the history of India as kinght of Bijapur Afzalkhan was Killed by Shivaji at Pratapgad. It is one of the better maintained Shivaji forts, possibly due to still being a private property. It is an interesting piece of architecture as the walls are built in a way that gates of neither the upper fort nor the lower fort can be seen unless you are very close, it was a strategic move to mislead the enemy forces.
Trek to Mahabaleshwar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple of historical, religious, and cultural importance. Originally constructed in the fourth century, the temple has served as a holy place and a pilgrimage destination for centuries. The complex holds a Shiva Linga, which is said to bless those who lay eyes upon it. Near the temple sit rows of peddler stands selling souvenirs and small religious items for travelers. Set up amidst the hilly terrain, this picturesque temple glorifies the Maratha Empire and its rule during the 16th century.