Mahabaleshwar Dairies! 

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what if someone suggest you to go on hill station in winter? you probably not go if you don't like to travel! but not in my case being travel enthusiastic i love to go wherever get chance to go in any season. so one fine day my friend who is owning a travel company called me and said'hey you wanna go mahabaleshwar?' he knows i am in still he was just conforming that!!

Day 1

so it was 8th January 2017 and i was all set to leave Ahmadabad, as we were traveling via bus so there was not a big problem to be on time. (*privet bus for travelers) and i decided to set in cabin as i want to enjoy scenery and explore the roads. so we left Ahmadabad around 2:00 pm, i know it's a bit awkward time to leave place but that's okay as we don't have any time issue. distance between Ahmadabad to Mahabaleshwar is 745 km via NH48 which also contains toll road, 823 km via NH60 and NH48 and 854 km from NE1, NH48 and NH60. we chose the shortest on 745 km via NH48.

now those who had traveled to Gujarat knows that roads in Gujarat are absolutely amazing, just pull the throttle and live the moment! so it took us around 16 hours to reach Mahabaleshwar. our route was Ahmadabad-Baroda-Surat-Mumbai-Pune-Mahabaleshwar, we used both expressway to make journey comfortable and fast! (*Ahmadabad-Baroda expressway and Mumbai-Pune expressway) the one who love road trip will love this highway specially after Pune, as ghat section start. i had seen one of the best sunrise of my life on Mumbai-Pune expressway! just don't miss sunset and sunrise on this kind of roads!

Day 2

it was around 10 o'clock in the morning and we reached Mahabaleshwar. we stayed at Hira Baug resort panchgani, okay so it is a little far from town but trust me the view you get from here is worth it! charges are variable so if you wish to go there then please google its price or contact them directly. had lunch over there and then i went to sleep as i traveled for 16 hours, and ya lunch was good! after 3 hours of sleep i woke up at 4:00 pm and then left resort to explore Mahabaleshwar! i don't know how but sunset was early so as soon i reached Venna lake there was about to sunset, so what i did was just set down near to the lake and enjoyed that beautiful sunset! it was wonderful, the silent water that kids playing around and that cold weather makes it perfect! then i left for Mahabaleshwar market. it was usual market surrounded with some stuff and all. yes do not forget to try strawberry with cream! if you like strawberry then you will love it as Mahabalehswar is capital of strawberry! then i left for my resort as i was hungry, i had my dinner and went to sleep.

Day 3

Okay it was day 3 and i slept like baby on second day! as it was cold at night and i was tired too. so i woke up around 7:45 in the morning and then left for breakfast. food at resort is okay you don't expect much. then i done with shower and left resort at 10 o'clock for further explore. first of all i went to old Mahabaleshwar which is around 7 km from Mahabaleshwar. as it has some points and some temples like Mahabaleshwar mahadev temple, panchganga temple which is 4500 year old according to locals. it was nice to be there and ya old Mahabaleshwar also has market to explore and you can do some shopping over there too. you can not click pictures or shoot videos inside temple for obvious reason. then i tried the world famous mishal pau of Maharashrta! i ordered it and the service guy give me water first and then mishal pau, i said i don't want water he said you'll need it later! and he was right as soon as i start eating i really need that water! it was damn spicy! but trust me it was worth it! mishal pau is highly recommended if you travel to any part of Maharashtra! then i left to see some of the points in Mahabaleshwar. there are several points to go. Arthur's seat, Elephant's head point, Elphinstone point, Sunrise point, Sunset point, Marjorie point, Babbington point, Castle rock point, Helen's point, Falkland point, Carnac point and Siddharth point. so i could not cover every point but i covered some of them which i'll put in images. do you love mount ens? you love watching clouds cuddling the top of mount? then my dear you are at right place! that was sunny but its okay for the view you get! you may sit at any one of these point relax and connect with nature, it has so many things to say! and then we head back to resort. i had my lunch around 4 o'clock i know it was late but i was hungry! so in evening or night whatever call it, we arranged party only in resort. so had fantastic party we dance like crazy and then went to sleep. as i don't drink but other people were drinking and having fun.

Day 4

so the day to leave this place, i woke up around 7 o'clock in morning and then breakfast and then check out from resort. so the plan for this day was to leave resort and go to Mapro garden or company. if you don't know what is Mapro then google it! they are one of the oldest manufacturer of strawberry products. we went there did some shopping of syrup, candies, jellies etc. that was very nice and they also give some free jello kind of toffee for free! then again we were on our way, hitting the highway. you know whenever i leave this kind of place i feel quit depress not because i am leaving it because we need to get back to reality, we need to start aging routine life, oh god can't we live like this? i know that is too much but ya thats what i feel. do you feel the same? then comment down your thoughts! so again we were on highway. we left Mapro around 2 o'clock and we reached Mumbau near by 8 o'clock which was our biggest mistake. 6 to 10 is Mumbai's peak time when Mumbaiker's head back to their home from office. and we stuck in traffic it took around 3 hours to come out from it. we had dinner at dhaba on highway, and then i fell asleep in bus.

Day 5

day 5 i woke up and look outside window then i found that we reached at Baroda. from Baroda Ahmadabad is 100 km so get up and waiting for home to come! and then we reached Ahmadabad at 9:00 am in morning. so i have not mentioned elephant point, table top etc because i was not gone there, also those places are worth to visit but better next time. life gives us opportunity but thing is that we are too busy with making money or something else, just grab opportunity to travel, to explore, to explore yourself! go out and see the world, it has so many things to offer you, it will give you good as well as bad experience just take it and go for another one!! i hope you guys enjoy reading this, and sorry for late post because i was busy with something! do comment your views and query, i wold like to answer you all. this is Akshay says bye for now i'll catch you in next one till then you take care and travel well!

sunrise at Mumbai-Pune expressway!

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

too much fough!

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rooms at hira baug resort

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Venna lake

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

don't forget to try this!

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

another beautiful day at hira baug resort!

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

old Mahabaleshwar

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

mishal pau!

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha
Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha
Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

by the way thats not me :P

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha
Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha
Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha

dont foget to visit this place!

Photo of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by Akshay Modha
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Cheers ! Even I have shifted to this city. I am looking out for more in Rajasthan now !
Sat 05 27 17, 02:38 · Reply (1) · Report
sure you do man! Rajasthan has lot more to offer you, happy journey in advance!
Sat 05 27 17, 09:15 · Report