Trek Mates India invites you Bike Ride to Mahabaleshwar - Pratapgad On 30th Sep to 2nd Oct'17.
Activities: Trekking / Bike Ride
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests of the world, it served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj.Located about 120 km (75 mi) southwest of Pune and 285 km (177 mi) from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 km2 (58 sq mi), bound by valleys on all sides. It reaches a height of 1,438 m (4,718 ft) at its highest peak above sea level, known as Wilson/Sunrise Point.Mahabaleshwar comprises three villages: Malcolm Peth, Old "Kshetra" Mahabaleshwar and part of the Shindola village.Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev in Old Mahabaleshwar. Legend has it that Krishna is Lord Vishnu himself as a result of a curse on the trimurtis by Savitri. Also, its tributaries Venna and Koyana are said to be Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma themselves. An interesting thing to notice is that 4 other rivers come out from the cow's mouth apart from Krishna and they all travel some distance before merging into Krishna. These rivers are the Koyana, Venna (Veni), Savitri, and Gayatri.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3556 feet
Pratapgad is a large fort located in Satara district, built on a spur which overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar.The Battle of Pratapgarh between Shivaji and Afzal Khan was fought below the rampants of this fort on November 10, 1659. This was the first major test of the fledgling kingdom's army, and set the stage of the establishment of the Maratha empire.
Meeting point: McD at Kalamboli (the one situated just before the starting of the expressway.) at 06.00 am
Start riding by 06.30 am
Breakfast at Khandala
Reach Mahabaleshwar @ 01:00 pm
Check in at hotel / private bungalow. Lunch and rest.
Evening go to sunset point.
Night Stay at Mahabaleshwar.
Wake up @ 06:00 am
Ride to Pratapgad Fort.
Explore Mahabaleshwar Famous and Popular Points till evening.
enjoy boating (subject to availability, cost not included.)
Back to hotel.
After Breakfast, start back towards Mumbai.
Enroute visit Mapro Garden,
Reach Panvel by 06:00 pm approx.
All Meals are Includes
TMI Expertise charges
Cold Drinks, Waterbottles or any other personnel expenses
Petrol and Maintenance cost should be settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him.
Note : -
In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by him alone. (Trek Mates will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the expenses. this depends on availability of such willing participants.)