Needle Hole Point From Mahabaleshwar Has The Most Beautiful Views Of The Deccan Traps

by Akriti Seth
Needle Hole Point From Mahabaleshwar Has The Most Beautiful Views Of The Deccan Traps

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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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What Else?

  • Parsi Point, Panchgani: Offering most breath-taking of beautiful Krishna Valley. The name is said to be derived from the fact that in earlier days, this was a favourite spot of the Parsi Community.
  • Sydney Point, Panchgani: Named after Sir Sidney Beckwarth (Commander in Chief & senior member of council). The point gives panoramic view of Krishna valley, Kamalgad fort, Dhom dam and Wai city.
  • Mount Malcom, Panchgani: Constructed in the year 1829 for the residence of Governor John Malcom. The architecture of the structure is a must see when here.
  • Panchgani Club, Panchgani: Started by a group of Parsi Gentlemen, provides facilities of indoor games and housie and is also a meeting place of the local Rotary club of Panchgani.
  • Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar: Surrounded by lush greenery, Venna Lake is one of the major attractions of Mahabaleshwar. You can also enjoy a boat rides over the lake by Venna Lake Boat Club (8.00 am to 8.00 pm) or a horse ride near the lake.
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