Pick up from your Pune city hotel for full day excursion visit to Mahabaleshwar (120kms/ 3hrs approx one way).
Visit Pratapgad Fort a large fort divided into the lower fort and upper fort. The upper fort was built upon the crest of the hill. It is roughly square, 180m long on each side. It has several permanent buildings, including a temple to the god Mahadev. It is located at the northwest of the fort, and is surrounded by sheer cliffs with drops of up to 250m. The lower fort is around 320m long and 110m wide. It is located at the southeast of the fort, and is defended by towers and bastions ten to twelve metres high. Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple a beautiful Shrine situated in old city, is a very old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by the Chanda Rao More dynasty in the 16th century. The sanctum is a huge draw to people due to its huge and divine Shivalinga and the holy pond. Rajapuri Caves a popular historical site situated about surrounded by large kunds. In one of the caves, there is a Lord Karthikeya temple, and a Goddess Ghatjal Devi temple in another. The remaining three caves are linked by underground tunnels, believed to have served as shelter for Pandavas during their exile. It is one of the wonderful things to see in Mahabaleshwar.
Lingamala falls one of the most beautiful tourist places, a nature lover’s delight. You have to walk through the forest and follow a trudged trail to reach it. Elephant’s Head point a piece of mountain which uncannily resembles the shape of an elephant’s head. Chinaman’s Falls a dramatic waterfall famous among photographers and picnic lovers. The fall gets its name from a Chinese prisoner who was held captive in the vicinity. The beauty of the falls dropping from an impressive height is daunting. It is also an interesting spot for birdwatching.
After sightseeing drive back to Pune and drop off to your hotel.