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Mhaismal, Aurangabad Overview

About 37 kilometres away from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Mhaismal is a beautiful, unexplored hill station tucked amidst the Sahyadri Ranges at an altitude of over 106 metres above the sea level. Also titled as the 'Mahabaleshwar of Marathwada', Mhaismal is a perfect blend of the undefiled nature and the breathtaking terrains. It s famous for its temples, gardens, valleys, caves and forts all adding to its inherent natural charm. The pristine ambience of the place is a treat for the tired urban eyes looking for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai, Aurangabad or Pune.

The hill station has a plateau with lush greenery, hills and forest cover which is a natural paradise that photographers and nature lovers seek. It is also famous as a Botanical Workshop for the wide variety of flora and fauna it has in store. Mhaismal, although offbeat, is slowly getting popularity because of the greenery that is it adorned with during the monsoons, the wide range of flora it has in store, the bamboo brown forests and the queer village.

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Places to Visit In Mhaismal

Apart from the natural beauty of the hill station, there are several attractions one must visit to complete their trip to Mhaismal.

1. Ranjangaon Ganpati temple which is one of the Ashtavinayaka and is reputed for maintaining cleanliness.
2. Bhadra Maruti is a pilgrim hotspot because of the Lord Hanuman's sleeping idol.
3. Old Jain Temple is a must-visit for its amazing display of art.
4. The historical Fort of Devagiri is another significant attraction.
5. The Mughal style garden of Bani Begum Bagh is known for its rejuvenating beauty.
6. Pitalkhora Fort, nestled in the green valleys has a beautiful setting and some mystic caves and sculptures as well.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Mhaismal is during the rainy season, although it has moderate temperature all year round. During the monsoon, that is from the month of June to September, the hill station looks enhanced with greenery and the landscape views of the neighbouring valleys and hills become even more incredible.

How To Reach Mhaismal

It is well connected by roads and one can find regular buses leaving for Mhaismal from Aurangabad as well as Pune.

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