Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in India's forested Western Ghats range, south of Mumbai. It features several elevated viewing points, such as Arthur’s Seat. West of here is centuries-old Pratapgad Fort, perched atop a mountain spur. East, Lingmala Waterfall tumbles off a sheer cliff. Colorful boats dot Venna Lake, while 5 rivers meet at Panch Ganga Temple to the north.
Matheran is a hill station, near Mumbai, in the west Indian state of Maharashtra. It’s known for its mild climate and well-preserved colonial architecture. Motor vehicles are banned and many visitors arrive by narrow-gauge railway on the 1907 Neral–Matheran Toy Train. The Panorama Point lookout offers views across the mountains of the Western Ghats. Louisa Point has views of waterfalls and the ancient Prabal Fort
Lonavala is a hill station surrounded by green valleys in western India near Mumbai. The Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves are ancient Buddhist shrines carved out of the rock. They feature massive pillars and intricate relief sculptures. South of the Bhaja Caves sits the imposing Lohagad Fort, with its 4 gates. West of here is Bhushi Dam, where water overflows onto a set of steps during rainy season.
Start your day with a pleasant drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring the local area.
After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour and explore the various points of interest - Arthur's Seat, Elephant's Head Point, Lingamala Waterfall, and Pratapgad fort. Visit the local market in the evening for shopping some local goodies.
Post breakfast, proceed towards Matheran. Enjoy the panoramic views from the top of Echo Point and Louisa Point. Relax at Charlotte Lake and explore the historic monuments of the old Prabal Fort.
Drive to Lonavala after a leisurely breakfast in Matheran. Once you're settled in Lonavala, head out to explore places like Karla caves, Lion's point, and Tiger’s leap. If you have time, you can also visit the Bhushy Dam in the evening.
After breakfast, drive to Mumbai. Depending on your flight or train schedule, you may have time to visit a few sights in Mumbai such as the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, or Bandra Bandstand before your departure.