EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Mahabaleshwar is nothing short of a paradise on earth. Your trip here would be incomplete without really exploring the lush evergreen forests, carpets of wildflower meadows and taking in its breathtaking views from famous view points.
During your stay at Brightland Resort and Spa, you will find plenty of possible day trips you may want to set out on. From boating on a serene lake to hiking trails, we take charge of organizing excursions and activities at various places of interest. The only thing you have to do is decide on the place you’d like to visit. If you’d rather check things out on your own, we can arrange the perfect hired car to suit your needs.
We offer a complimentary shuttle to the Mahabaleshwar market twice a day. Additionally, the concierge can arrange for the following:
• Horseback riding with local guides
• Hiking/Trekking with local guides
• Bird watching with local guides
• Mahabaleshwar tours by private taxi
• Private vehicles for transport
Places of Interest in Mahabaleshwar
Venna Lake is one of Mahabaleshwar’s biggest tourist attractions and is a great place to go boating. Rent a paddle boat or row boat and set out for a ride on the tranquil water. During peak season, there is also a small market that offers entertainment including a Ferris wheel, gambling stalls and local food.
Mahabaleshwar has over 30 captivating viewpoints that are the perfect places for a picnic. Kate’s Point, one of the most famous points, is within walking distance of the resort. You can also visit Wilson’s Point, Arthur’s Seat and Sunset Point that provide panoramic views of the plains and backwaters of dams hundreds of feet below.
Panchgani, 12km from the resort, is home to famous Table Land, the second highest plateau in Asia. For the adventurous, Panchgani is also one of the best paragliding locations in the region.
Pratapgarh Fort, 24km west of Mahabaleshwar, was built by Shivaji in 1656 AD. The top of the fort has a statue of Shivaji to commemorate Shivaji’s victory against Afzal Khan in 1659.
Wai, 24 km from the resort, is one of Maharashtra’s most historic towns. Famous for its numerous ancient temples, built by various ruling empires, it is blessed with abundant natural beauty.
Tapola, one hour from the resort, is often referred to as ‘Mini Kashmir’ because of the beautiful scenery. The primary attraction here is Shivsagar Lake, a 90 km long reservoir of the Koyna Dam. The lake is very popular for water sports with a range of motor boats, speed boats, kayaks and jet-skis available.