The nature buffs have several places they can visit namely Arthur’s seat, which is the queen of all points. When you look down from this point, on one side you will see the bleak cavernous valley while you can view a shallow but flourishing valley on the other side.
Just below Arthur’s seat is another point called window point. If you take the steps leading down below you will come to Tiger’s spring. This is the source of Savitri River. The view here is magnificent.
Lodwick Point as we know is named after Sir Peter Lodwick who was the first person of British origin to come here. You will find a monument here to commemorate his memory.
At the end of mountain range where Lodwick Point is situated, you will come to another point called the Elephant’s head. When you look at it from Lodwick Point, the cliff appears like the head and trunk of an Elephant.
Bombay Point is another interesting place to visit as the sight of the setting sun from here is impressive. People come here in droves in the evenings to catch a glimpse of it. Pratapgadh and Makrandgarh are also visible from here in all their glory.
Babington Point presents you with a charismatic sight of the Koyna valley and also the Chinaman’s waterfall.
If you want to get a captivating view of the tiny fields and huts you should visit Helen’s Point, which is in the center of the Koyna valley.
Those who want to see an imposing view of the Krishna valley should head for Kate’s Point. The landscape here is incredible.
Another point of interest is Echo Point. If you holler from this spot the words will echo back to you.
Some of the points in Mahabaleshwar are views of the same place from different angles. Case in point would be the Castle Rock, Marjorie, Elphinston and Savitri Points. All of these are on the way to Arthur’s seat. Of these the Elphinston Point is the most popular as it makes a great picnic spot. It was discovered by Dr. Murray in 1830.
The spot from where one can catch sight of a spectacular sunrise is Wilson Point. It is closest to central Mahabaleshwar. Three observation towers have been constructed at diverse positions. Tourists flock here for the picturesque sunrise.
Hunter Point and Connaught Peak are on the way to Old Mahabaleshwar. The second highest peak here is Connaught Peak. You can catch a charming view of Venna Lake and Krishna valley from here. Earlier it was known as Mount Olympia. It came to be known as Connaught Peak as the Duke of Connaught was so captivated by the vista he just had to link his name with the place.
The most visited place in Mahabaleshwar is Venna Lake. The tourists throng here for boating. Boating on this serene Lake is an experience beyond compare. The adjacent scenery only serves to enhance the pleasure. The size of the lake is an impressive 25 acres.
Last but not the least is the alluring waterfalls. The water gushing down Lingmala Falls, a precipitous cliff is a sight to behold. Sometimes you can see the rainbow fall on it, which makes for a great sight. People who want to picnic enjoy a visit to the Chairman Falls and Dhobi Falls.