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Famous for some ecstatic views of Deccan trap, Needle Hole Point is a natural rock formation with a hole & looks like an elephant’s trunk near Mahabaleshwar.
What Is It?
At a distance of 15 minutes (7 Km) from Mahabaleshwar is Needle Hole Point. A favourite amongst tourists and visitors, the beauty of the point is the rock formation due to which it gets its name. It is a sliver hole between 2 rocks giving it a structure of a needle hole and that of a standing elephant makes it a natural phenomenon and something beautiful to look for.
Oh! It has a panoramic view that shouldn’t be missed.
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What’s In It?
Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill-station in Maharashtra & is also known as ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ of Maharashtra. With a number of view points in the vicinity, it is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune. One can see a natural rock formation with a hole in between, thus giving the name Needle-hole. Famous for the view of Deccan traps, which looks like an elephant’s trunk, this natural formation is a must visit for all tourists.
Mahabaleshwar is located at an elevation of 1372 meters. Popular amongst the weekenders and also the bag-packers is a weekend retreat from the chaos of the nearby cities.
Oh! Mahabaleshwar is also the strawberry producing land of the state. It is dotted with lakes, view-points, treks and also temples making it a favourite spot for most Mumbaikars and Punekars!
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How To Get There?
Nearest Airport: Pune (120 Km)
Nearest Railway Station: Satara (55 Km)
MSRTC buses, private buses or vehicles are available from Mumbai/Pune/Kolhapur.
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