Tucked midst of charming Sahaydri Ranges and fixed in the district of Aurangabad, the alluring hill station of Mhaismal is perched on the elevated height of 1067 meters above sea level and offers you with absolute nirvana delight besides earning the title of popular hill station near Mumbai . Enshrouded with sheer grandiosity, Mhaismal was formerly coined as Maheshmal, thanks to the queer village of the same name within the vicinity of the hill station.
Most frequented during the monsoons, Mhaismal’s unfathomable beauty sprawls over the undulating terrains and rich verdure. An amalgamation of paradisiacal dominion, pristine ambience and the bamboo-brown forests helps concoct Mhaismal as one of the famous hill stations in Maharashtra. Best avowed as the ‘Mahableshwar of Marathwada’, Mhaismal is corroboration to religious remnants belonging to Lord Shiva. A perfect harmony of undefiled nature and stupendous view of the cherubic surroundings, Mhaismal holds out some of the must visit places in and around it.
Khuldabad to begin with, formerly termed as Rauzaa is now coined as Abode of Eternity or Valley Of Saints, courtesy to the ancient saints of the 14th Century who is once said to have resided there besides the peaceful tomb of great Aurangzeb. A hub of architecture, established by the Rashtrakuta dynasty, Ellora is one of the famous places to see around Mhaismal that is home to the sardines of Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical caves besides the rock cut structures. Ellora is now site to UNESCO World Heritage. Homage of love to the wife of Aurangazeb, the marble mausoleum of Bibi Ka Maqbara deserves your short weekend tour and is adorned by the intricate patterns of Char Bagh. Best known as the water mill, Panchakki exhibits the engagement of Indian medieval architecture with the scientific thought process and is home to a multitude of books on different subjects. Visiting this ancient old library is surely one of the things to do for tourists flocking to this place.
Mhaismal tourism is incomplete without a visit to the Ranjangaon Ganapati Temple. Famed for being one of the Ashtavinayaka, this temple earns all the respect for maintaining cleanliness. Most visited for Lord Hanuman’s sleeping idol, the Bhadra Maruti deserves your visit for being one of the favorite hotspot amongst the pilgrims. Admired for the amazing display of art,
the Jain Temple dating its origin back to the ninth century assures extreme ecstasy to all the art buffs. Believed to have been established by the Bilamraja back in the 1187AD,the historical fort of Devgiri. The paradise garden of Bani Begam Bagh styled in Mughal pattern offers absolute rejuvenation to the minds with its panoramic landscapes and milky waterfalls.
Nestled at the base of the green valleys, Pitalkhora Fort boasts of its location on the most paradisiacal setting and comprises of a number of mystic caves adorned with beautiful paintings and alluring sculptures.
Mhaismal is a haven from all the soupy weather and the bedlam of city’s chaos besides warranting you with the best of holidays.