Honeymoons now, unlike in the past, are very well calibrated and planned meticulously so that the newly married couple undertakes the entire gamut of rituals associated with a wedding. On completion of the full complement of ceremonies the newlywed takes off to the honeymoon destination.
Among one of India’s famous honeymoon destinations is Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is the most popular destination for newly married couples in Maharashtra. The hill station is situated in the Western Ghats at an elevation of 4500 feet. The hill station was the summer capital of Bombay during British rule.
The vast plateau of Mahabaleshwar serves as a location for the hill station which attracts thousands of tourists including newlyweds wanting to spend their honeymoon here.
Mahabaleshwar hosts 14 viewpoints which the guides diligently promote. For instance, the Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar. The uniqueness of this point is the possibility of viewing both sunrise and sunset here.
While one can witness both sunrise and sunset at Wilson Point, the sunset at Mumbai Point is by itself an excellent sight.
Newlyweds should plan a trek to Arthur’s Seat Point from where at a height of 5000 feet one can see wonderful views of the Deccan plateau and the Konkan coast. A peculiarity of this place is the fact that when a lightweight substance is thrown down the valley it comes back up due to laws of physics. Also near Arthur’s seat one can experience the historical significance of Chandragad and Pratapgad. Pratapgad was built by Shivaji, the great Maratha warrior.
The Babington Point is just the place for newly married couples to spend quietude time amidst lush greens of the slopes. One can also take a pony ride or trek upwards in a beautiful trail.
The Mapro Garden is a veritable feast for strawberry lovers. The region is strewn with strawberry plantation where one can consume a host of products made of strawberry such as jams, syrups and marmalade.
The Lingmala Waterfalls is another unique place because of the rock tiered waterfalls. The waterfalls forms into the Venna Lake after flowing down. The Venna Lake itself is another unique creation because it has trees surrounding the entire lake.
One of the prized visits that honeymooning couples should undertake is to the Krishnabai temple. This is the place where the River Krishna originates. The River Krishna originates from the spout of the statue of a cow in the temple. In fact, this place is the source of six other rivers besides the River Krishna. Koyna, Bhagirathi, Saraswati, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri are the rivers that originate here.
The Mahabaleshwar Temple holds a lot of significance in the sense that the Maratha warrior, Shivaji donated gold to charity the weight of which was equivalent to his mother Jijabai’s weight.
The sobriquet Mini Kashmir applies to Tapola, a Kashmir like place with the Shivsagar Lake nearby. The place is great for treks and boat rides. Newlyweds will really enjoy this place for the tranquility it exudes
Mahabaleshwar is a wonderful place to enjoy a fun-filled honeymoon embellished with some quietude and full of historical significance. Musafir.com has created wonderful honeymoon packages that newly married couples could opt for.