Hotel Grand Resort Mahabaleshwar in Mahabaleshwar
Hotel Grand Resort Mahabaleshwar have rooms spread out in over four buildings. Each building in their own individual fashion hold the fond memories.  A resort with all the facilities which make for a good holiday while being just a kilometer from the bus-stand and completely surrounded by acres of serene and ever-green forest.

At Hotel Grand Resort with its tree cover, gardens all around and a forest trail next door you can do all this and much more. Its all in the mind. Food served is vegetarian north-Indian style.

The resort was started in 1970 with this English-times bungalow wing. It houses 12 rooms ,the indoor dining hall and recreational area and the reception area. The beautiful rosewood partition in the center hall is celebration of craftsmanship.
The Hotel Grand Resort provides very good facilities like * Swimming pool with Jacuzzi * Chirayu Ayurvedic Spa * Eye catching Landscape * Indoor and Outdoor games * Special events and activities * Gymnasium


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A Nice Place to Live with Peaceful Surroundings
We have 31 rooms rooms spread out over four buildings. Each building in their own individual fashion hold fond memories.
Grand Central is the main wing of the resort. It houses 12 rooms. Six rooms open on the east side and six rooms are on the west side. On the east side is the swimming pool and on the west is the garden. The structure is the center piece of the property and reminds you of times bygone.
Grand North is right near the entrance driveway. It has 6 couple rooms with sitouts. The most preferred rooms for honey-mooners or family of three.
Grandwood is a double-storey building with 3 rooms on the ground floor and 7 rooms on the first floor. The ground-floor couple rooms have individual sit-outs while the top floor rooms have a standing balcony with a tree top view.
Grandwood Cottage wing houses our recently renovated 3 luxurious family rooms facing the garden, which can accommodate four persons. It has a double bed and one double sofa-cum-bed. Nowadays, ours most preferred.



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Distances: Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar via Mahad is 220 kms Mumbai to Pune is 180 kms & further Pune to Mahabaleshwar is 120 kms. Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar is 20 kms.
Area: Vast green plateau of about 150 sq. kms.
Height: 4500 feet above sea level.
Climate: Never too hot because of the heights. Never too cold bacause of the nearness to the arabian sea. Duration of higher temperature is short.
Seasons: October, Diwali & X'mas holidays & summer. Hotels are open round the year even during the rainy seasons.

The jungle of Mahabaleshwar is thick & produces many commercial as well as medicinal trees & plants. The wild life is limited to foxes, jackals, & wild boars. Deers & bisons are found in the brahma aranya area. Panthers are rare. The famous bird in the urdu poetry, Bulbul is found everywhere in the plateau. The weather of Mahabaleshwar & healthy & contains an ideal of 20% oxygen which is often agumented in foggy weather of late summers & early monsoon, when the pleateau is covered by thick mist. The water contains a meager percentage of iron which helps to increase hemoglobin in the blood.

Mahabaleshwar was established as a health resort in 1829 AD.
It was a jail for chinese & malay convicts from 1834 to 1864. The capacity of the jail was 120 prisoners. These prisoners introduced cultivation of red potatoes, strawberries & waeving of cane & bamboo baskets. Many of the prisoners stayed at Mahabaleshwar after they were released
Short History
Maharaja Pratapsinha of Satara (1818 to 1839) engineered a scheme to develop M'war as a health resort. sir John Malcolum, the first governer to visit Mahabaleshwar in 1828, established M'war in 1829. Sir Charles Malet, the first resident in Pune darbar of the Peshwas in 1791 happens to be the first european to step on this plateau.
Novelties of Mahabaleshwar
An evergreen vast plateau with long beautiful roads, horse rides & foot paths along forest. Honey & chikki, channas, waling sticks. Fruits like strawberries, raspberries , goose berries & muberries. Vegetables like red potatoes, french beans, beets, salad, carrots, raddishes. Boating in Venna lake.
Wilson Point
Also called as Sunrise point. The highest point. 4710 ft above sea level. It is a vast plateau. There are three masonary round platforms to see the sunrise. You are advised to see sunrise from platform no:2. You can see sunset also from this point.

Connaught peak
The second highest point. Presents panoramic view of a green carpet. You can see sunrise as well as sunset from this point.
Elphiston point
The first point of M'war/ Overlooking two valleys, koyna on the left & savitri on the right.
Marjorie Point
Shoes several ranges of the Sahyadri range.
Castle Rock
On the way to the Arthur's seat shows savitri valley.
Arthur's Seat
Queen of all points. Some compare the stractification of rocks on southern side to the world famous stratification of rocks of the Grand Canyon of Colarado. USA. It is facinating to see the barren deep valley Savitri on the left & shallow green valley on the right. It is more facinating to know that Arthur's seat is the only place showing geographical distinction of kokan & Desh (Deccan), two territories of Mahabaleshwar, so clear & so near. If you go by the steps you come across a spring known as Tiger's spring which is supposed to be the source of the river Savtri. Immidiately below the seat is window point. You have to go deep by steps to reach the window point.Kates Point: Offers breathtaking view of krishna valley & deep waters of the dhom dam. From southern side it looks like an elephants head. There is also an echo point.
Baghdad Point
A very beautiful point. It goes past village Moleshware on the way. You see a superb scenic view of the back waters of koyna dam on your left, river solshi in front of you with tiny villages as if sqatting on river banks & vast green slopes of M'war plateau on your right.
Babington Point
Presents a view of saddle back & Koyna valley.
Northcote Point
Presents koyana valley view & saddle back.
Falkland Point
Below it the Artists Point also called as lovers point by some nature lover, presents beautiful koyana & valley below you.
Carnac Point
On the same way of falkland point.
Fitzgerald Point
Same view of Bombay point.
Bombay Point
Very popular sunset point. Shows the sahyadri range koyana valley & pratap garh.
Gaolani Point
At a distance of about 7 kms from ST bus station, by Tapola road you will meet the junction of road which will lead you to village Maharola From Maharola with little inquiry or following the map it should not be difficult to find this point. after reaching the point you will find yourself standing over a pass known as Zolachi Khind & enjoy the scenery of two valleys on the two sides. If you walk by gaolani ride you will enjoy the scenery of koyana valley on your right hand at many spots.
Lodwick Point & Boars Head
Protruding towards pratapgardh from M'war plateau you will see the surrounding scenery with awe.
The Lamington Plateau
You can go to by a foot path from ganapati mandir. If you follow the map correctly you will reach the plateau safely.
Panchgani Point
Shows the tableland of panchgani on the eastern side.
Helen's Point
River solshi starts from this point with a small fall near her origin. Poetic blue valley will be in front of you.
Rosamond Rock
The grandeur of its celestial beauty surpasses all the limits of descriptions.

Polo Ground
Often been used as a helipad, also used for learning car driving.
Pratap Gadh
At a distance of 25 kms from Mahabaleshwar stands the majestic Pratapgadh housing the tomb of Afzalkhan at the toe of the fort. There is a temple of bhavani mata, the idol of worship of King Shivajiraje Bhosle. There is a statue of Shivaji Maharaj inside the fort called Bale killa.
Table land
Largest in Asia. A small plane can land here.
Panchaganga Mandir
As per the hindu mythology five holy rivers krishna, venna, koyna, Savitri & gayatri show their token appearance here in five springs flowing closely. They are seen flowing in five stone conduits & joining in one horizontal half channel leading to the Goumukhi cowface spout. Though the Gaomukh it falls in the cistern below. On the northen side there is a similar conduit through which the holy 'ganga' appears every twelve years. From the conduit on the southern side flows the holy saraswati when the following astrological times come together, namely, Bhadrapad month, shasthi (6th day) ,Tuesday sun in hasta nakshatra, Rohini nakshatra in predominance & Vyatipat. This miraculous yoga (coincidence) is known as the "Kapila Shasthi Yoga", which is believed to be very auspicious occassion as per the Hindu faith.
Shri Shankar Mandir
The Mahalinga of the lord Shiva is of Rudraksha shape & believed to be 'self-bodied' (swayambhoo) It is called Trigunatmaka meaning Brahma-Visnhu-Mahesh are on it for ever. On the head of the mahalinga you see the marks of the five holy rivers (Panchaganga) & their waters never loose their level. Mother Jeejabai was weighed by gold by Raje Shivaji in this temple & then the gold was distributed in charity. This Mahalinga is considered to be superior to the twelve jyotirlingas.
Shri Krishnabai Mandir
This is also an old temple. The carving in the stones of the columns & the ceiling is attractive. You can also see the grand view of krishna valley from the temple.




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Hotel Grand Resort Mahabaleshwar offer a wide choice of rooms and absolutely delicious vegetarian cuisine. Established and managed by a family that has been into the hospitality industry for several decades, and owns and manages several other properties in other parts of Maharashtra, The Astoria Veg is an ideal home away from home for the cost-conscious traveler. The Astoria Veg, Mahabaleshwar’s most popular hotel and vegetarian restaurant. he furnishings lend an unmistakable charm to the rooms. Apart from the richness and the manner each room is given distinct style, the thing that will catch your attention immediately is the number of modern facilities. Some of the very common and most enviable modern amenities that you will get to notice in the rooms include Telephone with ISD/STD facility, Color television with satellite channels and Attached bathrooms with running hot & cold water.


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" For Nature and Food "

“Grand resort is the right place for nature lovers. we witnessed twice the giant squirrel and several species of birds. Grand Resorts food is the best in Mahabaleshwar. The buffet is vegetarian but they do order non veg food from outside on demand. it is a simple hotel with decent staff. i loved the badminton court and also they have table tennis and carom. i also saw a small library , hopefully one can sit and do some reading in such a peaceful resort. though the resort lies in the centre of a forest , therefore in most peaceful location. the Mahabaleshwar market is just 5 - 10 mins drive. It was a really peaceful and rejuvenating experience for our family.”
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Contact Us

Address :
Travel Point
3/A Keshav Bldg., Hingwala Lane.
Near L N Mehta Classes
Ghatkopar (E) Mumbai : 400077.

Tel: (022) 25014530 /  25014371

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A/C No: 01182000008463

A/C Name: Travel Point

Branch: Ghatkopar

East IFSC Code: hdfc0000118



A/C No: 002605004176

A/C Name: Travel Point

Branch: Ghatkopar East

IFSC Code: icic0000026

Hotel Grand Resort Mahabaleshwar

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