Mahuli also called Sangam Mahuli is a picturesque place nestled in the lap of majestic mountain ranges of Western Ghats. It is located at the convergence of Yenna and Krishna rivers. This place with quiet ambiance is famous for its renowned temples, valiant forts and sparkling lakes.
Standing tall at a height of 762 mts, Mahuli fort with its amazing stone carvings, is a very good example for the artistic talents of the then generation. Since the tower of the fort is located at a higher altitude it can easily be differentiated from the encompassing hills. This fort provides stunning view of the underlying lakes and valleys.
The Sangameswara, Visveswera, Rameswara and Boleswera temples makes the place holy and pious. People gather in large numbers on MahaShivarathri and in the holy month of Shravan. Fairs conducted during the festivals is a prominent attraction.
Along with its rich religious background Mahuli has also witnessed some of the prominent battles.
Mahuli is a famous pilgrimage centre for Hindus and fantastic tourist destination filled with culture, heritage, scenic beauty and historic temples.
The best time to visit Mahuli is between September and March.
PLACES TO SEE
Manas Mandir : This temple is also famously called the “Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir”. It is a famous Jain Temple which is about 3kms from the Mahuli village. Its 76 feet dome, beautiful ceiling, art and carvings reminds the visitor about the richness of artistic caliber of the by gone generation. The temple is famous for the elegant statue of Lord Mahaveer. There is an ancient temple close by to Manas Mandir which contains 500-700 year old statues and also there is a 100 year old banyan tree with over 60 snakes.
Tansa Lake : Tansa lake is one of the biggest lakes and has the capacity to store upto 3 million gallons of water. It is an artificial lake. Tansa is a source of water for the Tansa wildlife sanctuary. Mumbai is supplied with drinking water from this lake. Tansa wild life sanctuary consists of animals such as sambar, cheetah and panther.
Mahuli fort : Standing tall at a height of 762 mts Mahuli fort with its amazing stone Carvings, is a very good example for the artistic talents of the then generation. Since the tower of the fort is located at a higher altitude it can easily be differentiated from the encompassing hills. This fort provides stunning view of the underlying lakes and valleys.
HOW TO REACH
Asangaon is the nearest railway station to Mahuli. From there train, bus can be taken to the major cities.