The hill station of Mhaismal in Maharashtra, is a place where nature is very close to mythology and it creates an ambiance which is very unique in every sense of the word. The place is also known as a botanical workshop that offers you a wide range of flora, which would simply transport you to a wonderland.
It is part of the eastern limits of the beautiful Sahyadri ranges, which give it a very different mountain topography. The plateau here is spread out evenly on the protruding land formations in all the four directions.
The hill station is located at a distance of 37 km from Aurangabad and at about 12 km from Khuldabad.
How To Reach Mhaismal?
By Air: The nearest domestic airport is at Aurangabad. Regular flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru are available at the airport. The airport is at a distance of 37 km from here. The international airport near to Mhaismal is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
By Train: The nearest major railway station is the Aurangabad station, which is at a distance of 35 km from here. The railway station has trains which offer connectivity to major towns and cities across the state and country.
By Road: Mhaismal is well connected by roads and there are regular buses that operate from the city of Aurangabad, which is at a distance of 37 km from here, along with Pune which is at a distance of 262 km. The cities of Nagpur and Hyderabad are located at a distance of 520 km and 623 km, respectively, from here.
Best Time To Visit Mhaismal
It is a hill station which can be visited throughout the year. If you are in search of greenery, then the months from June to September are considered to the best time to visit this spectacular beauty.
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Being a hill station, tourists are generally drawn by its landscape beauty and the lush greenery here. The hill station is being promoted as an eco-tourism spot, which makes it a very good spot to get into an instant connection with Mother Nature.
Visit to the ancient temple dedicated to Girijamata and the exact replica of the famous Tirumala Balaji temple, apart from getting up the TV tower to get a bird's eye-view of the hill station.
The famous caves of Ellora are a major attraction located nearby this small hill station. The caves here are considered to be one of the fine examples of artists who carved out this wonder without any machinery. There are 34 caves here, which date back to the period between the 5th and the 10th centuries.
If you are looking for some place with historical significance nearby, head straight to Daulatabad, which is a 14th century fort city. The place was also known as Devagiri and it also served as the capital city to the Yadava Dynasty.