Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani Carnival - A Celebration of Nature and Culture
Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are two of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra, known for their scenic beauty, pleasant weather, and juicy strawberries. Every year, these twin towns host a carnival that showcases their rich culture, heritage, and natural attractions. The ACOHI Carnival is a great opportunity for tourists to experience the charm and diversity of these hill stations and enjoy various activities and events.
What to Expect at the Carnival
The Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani carnival is usually held in the best season, when the weather is ideal and the strawberry season is in full swing. The carnival lasts for about a week and features various attractions such as –
Cultural programs – The carnival showcases the local talent and culture of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani through folk dances, music, drama, and art. The performances are held at various venues such as Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, Pratapgarh Fort, and Sydney Point and Hotel Bella Vista.
Adventure activities – The carnival also offers a range of adventure activities for thrill-seekers such as paragliding, boating, horse riding, rock climbing, jungle trekking, and jeep safari. These activities allow tourists to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani from different perspectives.
Strawberry festival – One of the highlights of the carnival is the strawberry festival, where tourists can taste fresh and delicious strawberries and strawberry products such as jams, syrups, ice creams, and chocolates. The festival also features a strawberry exhibition, a strawberry eating competition, and a strawberry queen contest.
Shopping and dining – The carnival is a great opportunity for tourists to shop for local handicrafts, leather products, honey, spices, and souvenirs at the town bazaar. The carnival also offers a variety of cuisines to suit every palate such as Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Punjabi, Chinese, Italian, and Continental.
How to Reach Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani
Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani are well-connected by road from major cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, and Kolhapur. The nearest railway station is Satara (60 km) and the nearest airport is Pune (120 km). There are regular buses and taxis available from these places to reach Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani.
Where to Stay in Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani
Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani offer a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference such as hotels, resorts, cottages, homestays, campsites, and farmhouses. Some of the popular places to stay in Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani are:
– Hotel Bella Vista ( The only Hotel in Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani which is ACOHI Culinary ID Holder Property for Quality &
Excellence with Star Rating of 4 Star Deluxe by ACOHI BOG )
– Brightland Resort & Spa
– Evershine Resort
– Hotel Millennium Park
– Ravine Hotel
– Summer Plaza Resort
– Il Palazzo Hotel
– Blue Country Resort
– Hotel Valley Nest
& many more.
Why Visit Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani Carnival
Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani carnival is a unique event that celebrates the natural and cultural richness of these hill stations. It is a perfect getaway for tourists who want to enjoy nature’s bounty, experience local traditions, indulge in adventure activities, savor delicious food, and have fun with family and friends. The carnival is also a great way to support the local economy and promote sustainable tourism.
So don’t miss this chance to visit Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani carnival and make your vacation memorable!.