Today we were going to visit Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. We started from Wai at 10: 00 am and reached Mahabaleshwar in 45 minutes. Mahabaleshwar is 32 km from Wai and Panchgani is only 12 km from Wai. Our sweet craving forced us to stop at Bagicha Corner, the famous place in Mahabaleshwar for Fresh Strawberry cream, mulberry, corn pattice, corn frankie, visited even by industrialists, celebrities and etc. We spent close to an hour here, Phew!
We then headed straight towards Veena Lake boating point. It was sunny but not too hot. The only thing which kept my mental temperature soaring was the long queue. Being a sunday, there was huge rush at Veena Lake. After 45 minutes, finally we got our tickets for the Pedal boat ride. The next half hour we had a nice time in the calm waters of the Veena Lake, the long wait had paid off.
By the time boating was over, we were famished. We all landed again at Bagicha Corner to dig into all the menu items. All the food items are delicious and highly recommended. After another marathon lunch session, we went to Mapro garden to buy strawberries, different crush bottles, etc. We had to hurry to reach Table Land in Panchgani since it was already 5:30 pm. We enjoyed horse riding and clicking few family pictures. We left Panchgani by 7:00 pm and reached Wai at 8:00 pm, and were waiting for the Dinner to start 🙂
Day 3 Expenses:
Fresh Strawberry Cream: Rs. 120 per person
Strawberry Mulberry Cream: Rs. 180 per person
Lunch at Bagicha Corner: Rs. 200 per person
Mahabaleshwar Toll: Rs 20 per person and Rs. 30 per vehicle
Panchgani Toll: Rs. 15 per person
Veena Lake Pedal boat ride: Rs. 220 per boat accommodates maximum 6 persons
Veena Lake Rowing boat ride: Rs. 250 per boat accommodated maximum 7 persons
AC Gulmohar Room: Rs. 1,375 per person per day MAP Plan