Manicured landscapes of the Mapro garden is nestled in the naturally blessed hill station of Panchgani at Gureghar. The place borrow its name from Mahabaleshwar products; a brand that excels in producing fruit based products. It is an accepted fact, whether an adult or a kid, chocolates and strawberries always bring smile on everyone’s face. And that is what this place does to everyone by offering a chocolate factory, a strawberry farm along with a children’s play area in its campus. The restaurant here serve innovative delicacies that can really delight a food lover, like the strawberry pizzas and sandwiches, chocolate strawberries and strawberry bhels along with yumtastic pizzas, sandwiches, brownies and beverages.
Mapro Garden is a different concept altogether, which makes it an iconic destination that’s becoming quite popular among the tourists. Here, the tourists can buy the Mapro products like syrups, sauces, jelly, chocolates, mocktail mixtures and much more at a discount of 10%. Among all the products, Falero - a pulpy fruit chews is Mapro's most popular product that contributes a great chunk to the total revenue.
The month of March/April during the Easter weekend, brings a fruity surprise along with Strawberry Festival. It is the four day festival when over 250 farmers of the nearby villages participate and offer fresh strawberries of their farms to the tourists, that too absolutely free. The dance performers from Pratapgarh, come all the way here to perform the traditional folk dance on Shivkalin Dhol & Lezim and inject the crowd with exceptional energy.
What To Do And See
Being situated on the the Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani road, it is close to most of the tourist spot of both the places like Mahabaleshwar Point, Lingmala Waterfall, Velocity Entertainmentz, Elephant’s Head Point, Krishnai Temple, Parsi Point, Wilson Point (Sunrise Point), Kate’s Point, Sunset Point, Falkland Point in Mahabaleshwar, and Kate’s Point, Venna Lake, Sydney Point, Cheese Point, Dhom Dam, Table Land in Panchgani. All within the range of 10 km or less.
Mapro Garden is situated at Gureghar village on Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani road, which is around 7 km from Panchgani and 13 km from Mahabaleshwar.
You can take the public transport like the buses that ply between Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. Even the auto-rickshaws run from Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani to Mapro Garden. Private taxis can be hired if you are planning to devote the whole visiting the nearby places also.
Best Time To Visit
The place is open all time open to visit, but the best time would during the months of March and April when the Strawberry festival is celebrated. Otherwise if you want to enjoy the nearby place’s beauty also, the months of Monsoon and Winter season from June to January is the best.