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We are planning a drive along with my office mates. We are considering Goa. But I have shown this post to them. Now they are inclined towards Mahableshwar. Is it right time to visit?

Any recent road condition update from Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar? 

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36 minutes ago, uday said:

We are planning a drive along with my office mates. We are considering Goa. But I have shown this post to them. Now they are inclined towards Mahableshwar. Is it right time to visit?

Any recent road condition update from Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar? 

 

This is not the right time to visit this region. The place looks all dried up with absolutely no greenery. August to October would be perfect to plan your trip to Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar :) 

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19 hours ago, uday said:

Is it right time to visit?

 

Evenings and mornings are good. Don't expect greenery. Grass is completely dry during our visit on feb. If it is a relaxing drive. Book a resort with view and enjoy. 

If you are planning to explore, avoid till monsoon. 

 

19 hours ago, uday said:

Any recent road condition update from Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar? 

 

Hyderabad to Solapur is excellent except for 40 kilometres patch, road work under process. 

Solapur to Mahableshwar is not so great. Most of it is a single lane road. But roads are manageable. 

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 4:52 PM, uday said:

We are planning a drive along with my office mates. We are considering Goa. But I have shown this post to them.

 

 

Hey @uday, You can check out the link below to know how the greenery turns its colours to dry grass in the western ghats region from late October until the rains begin :) 

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On 2/27/2019 at 12:07 PM, driveking said:

 

Evenings and mornings are good. Don't expect greenery. Grass is completely dry during our visit on feb. If it is a relaxing drive. Book a resort with view and enjoy. 

If you are planning to explore, avoid till monsoon. 

 

 

Hyderabad to Solapur is excellent except for 40 kilometres patch, road work under process. 

Solapur to Mahableshwar is not so great. Most of it is a single lane road. But roads are manageable. 

What's the best rout now from Hyderabad to Mahabaleshwar?

Is it a good time to visit in the last week of December?

Any good stay options?

Or the areas need to be considered for stay near Mahabaleshwar and Panchagni?

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Hi Sahil,

 

I completed Hyderabad-Mahabaleswar trip day before yesterday. Let me try to answer your queries.

 

1. Best Route : BHEL - Zaheerabad - Humnabad - Solapur - Mohol - (Take left from Mohol) - Pandharpur -  Phaltan - Wai - Panchgani & Mahabaleswar . ( You will find more than 80% good roads ). 

2. You will get lot of strawberries in December and you can directly pluck them in the fields. Moreover you will get great views from each view points. Clear blue sky all the time. Temp around 12-15 Degree at night.

3. We stayed in Evergreen Holidays ( 3kms from Mapro Garden towards Mahabaleswar) , Got a very good price  since it was weekday. From Dec 21st, the prices of the hotels will be high for year end. 

4. Metgutad and Bondarwadi are the places, you will get less prices for sure. 

 

Moreover, I would suggest anyone to travel to Mahabaleswar and Panchgani after Jan 10 till March end, to get the cheapest prices for hotesl and Sweetest Strawberries. Its off-season time there, confirmed by the property where I stayed. If you need any more information, I can help. 

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Hi,

I am planning a drive to Mahabaleswar next week. (Jan 12 to 15).

Going to take  BHEL - Zaheerabad - Humnabad - Solapur - Mohol -  - Pandharpur -  Phaltan - Wai - Panchgani & Mahabaleswar  route as mentioned by PareshBhinde.

Expecting your valuable suggestions.

Thanks

Murali.

 

 

 

 

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On 12/19/2019 at 9:50 AM, PareshBhinde said:

I completed Hyderabad-Mahabaleswar trip day before yesterday. Let me try to answer your queries.

 

Thank you for the update.

 

15 hours ago, Murali205 said:

Expecting your valuable suggestions.

 

Once you divert from Solapur, roads are average to bad. 

Very limited food options as well (once diverted from four lane) 

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 9:50 AM, PareshBhinde said:

completed Hyderabad-Mahabaleswar trip day before yesterday. Let me try to answer your queries.

 

Thanks a lot for sharing your valuable inputs @PareshBhinde.

 

18 hours ago, Murali205 said:

Expecting your valuable suggestions.

 

I Murali, I would recommend you to choose some airbnb stays around panchgani instead of hotels as they are economical, well maintained and as well as offer very good views.

Mahabaleshwar is again more commercial towards tourists and crowded.

Try Strawberry cream (Panchgani's special desert)

 

Try and explore less travelled roads between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar as they offer more scenic views and less crowd.

Most importantly, when you visit view points in Mahabaleshwar, make sure you pay your visit during the early hours around 11 AM and the views might be blocked with fog in the evenings.

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36 minutes ago, sagar said:

 

Thanks a lot for sharing your valuable inputs @PareshBhinde.

 

 

I Murali, I would recommend you to choose some airbnb stays around panchgani instead of hotels as they are economical, well maintained and as well as offer very good views.

Mahabaleshwar is again more commercial towards tourists and crowded.

Try Strawberry cream (Panchgani's special desert)

 

Try and explore less travelled roads between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar as they offer more scenic views and less crowd.

Most importantly, when you visit view points in Mahabaleshwar, make sure you pay your visit during the early hours around 11 AM and the views might be blocked with fog in the evenings.

Thanks for your valuable inputs Sagar. I think it is a good point what you mentioned  about fog.

Let me see if i can find a good airbnb option there.

Will update in forum during/after journey.

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3 hours ago, Ranger said:

 

Thank you for the update.

 

 

Once you divert from Solapur, roads are average to bad. 

Very limited food options as well (once diverted from four lane) 

Thanks Ranger.

I am thinking about solapur-mohol- indapur - phaltan road or solapur- bhigwan - baramati - phaltan route as i can utilize the mumbai highway maximum.

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Hi Murali, 

 

I would suggest you to take diversion from Mohol, rather than travelling upto Indapur. I travelled through indapur-Baramati-Phaltan for onward journey and found it not good but I liked Wai - Phaltan - Pandharpur - Mohol  route which I took while returning!  Roads till Phaltan are better than average. Its double road with moderate traffic.Phaltan - wai is single lane, not too bad road. 

 

Moreover, One can visit , Mapro food park just out of Wai and spend an hour there, they have a nice restaurent, Organic Vegetable shop and they have some free factory tour as well.

 

Thanks

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3 hours ago, Ellis said:

Very well written and enjoyable too. Truly adventurous and wish I could have joined them.


It surely was an amazing road trip back then. Thank you for rewinding us to our memory lane.. 😊

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