Day 1 : Arrival in Mumbai | Transfer from Mumbai to Ganpatipule
Upon arrival in Mumbai, proceed towards the town of Ganpatipule, which lies on the Konkan coast of the Arabian Sea. Situated in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, this small town is a favourite destination for holidaymakers and peace lovers.
After arriving at the destination, check-in at the hotel and rest for a while. Spend the evening leisurely by strolling in the surrounding areas.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Visit the Ganpatipule Ganesh Temple, which is about 400 years old. Situated at the foothill of a hill, this sacred temple houses a swayambhu idol of Lord Ganesh. Interestingly, this temple faces the westward direction which is uncommon as all other temples of the deity face eastward. After spending time at the temple, go to the Ganpatipule beach to enjoy your time watching sea waves. Later, retreat to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3 : Transfer from Ganpatipule to Mahabaleshwar
Check-out from the hotel and embark on a road journey towards the Satara district of Maharashtra to reach Mahabaleshwar, a scenic hill station in the Western Ghats range. Situated at an elevation of 1300 metres from sea level, this destination served as a popular summer getaway for those British, who were part of the Bombay province.
On reaching Mahabaleshwar, go to the hotel and check-in. Enjoy excursion to another nearby, wonderful hill station – Panchgani. During the tour to this scenic place, visit its top attractions like Sunset Point and Table Land Point, in addition to the amusement park situated here.
After the excursion, retreat back to the hotel in Mahabaleshwar, in the evening.
Go on a local sightseeing tour of this destination. First visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. A popular shrine among Hindus, it receives hordes of devotees all across the year.
Next proceed towards the various viewpoints of this place including Arthur Point, Paris Point and Eco Point. During the tour, also visit the beautiful strawberry farms; Mahabaleshwar is also fondly called as Strawberry Capital of India.
Finally, in the evening, go to the beautiful Venna Lake – an artificial wonder – built by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj in the year 1842. You can enjoy boating over here as well as horse riding and admire the natural beauty surrounding the lake.