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Tours - TOUR NO 04 TORANMAL HILL STATION

 

Toranmal Hill Station
Toranmal plateau has elevation of 1,143 meters of above mean sea level. It is the second coolest hill station in the Maharashtra State . Toranmal is the vast green plateau of 15.65 Sq.Km. Toranmal hill station is well known in the North Maharashtra region for its beautyand climate since long. It occupies the highest range of Satpudas qualifying it as hill station. Nestled in the dense lush green forests of Satpudas mountain ranges. It still hasconsiderable salubrious and cool climate during summer season.The population of Toranmal is 3,000 of which 60 % are tribals. There are two well-known stories that explain how Toranmal got its name. One version goes as that, it derived name from frequently occurring plant known by the name 'Torana' 
(Zizyphus rugosa). By another story, the place is named after the goddess called by name "Torana" whose temple is located at the top of the hillock, which is worshipped by the local tribals. 'Mal' is the wordused to hill.
History of Toranmal
Toranmal plateau was once the seat of rulers of Mandu (now in Madhya Pradesh). Local tribals living around the plateau still have high regards for this once a seat of dynastic power and call the plateau by name - 'Gadh'. As a respect for this place, the local tribals used to come every year on Mahashivratri day. British came over here 125 years ago and they constructed Church 100 years back, which is still in existence.
Special Aspects 
It is an immense pleasure to visit the Eco-Tourism Center . It attracts tourists for its highheritage culture of adivasis and aesthetic beauty. Toranmal is photographer's delight, a challenge to hikers & adventure lovers, a great subject for Artists, patron of imaginations to Poets, Lyricists & Writers. The one holiday destination, where tourists are tempted by wonder of nature. The tourists are attracted by the beautiful Yashawant lake, thrilling & exciting points in nearby areas, wonderful location of 
Forest Rest Houses spread over anarea of 2.00 Hector, the famous Machchhindranath caves, Children Park & the Eco-friendly environment throughout the year. Seasons for visit to Toranmal are October, Diwali, Christmas holidays, summer for cool air and rainy season for foggy weather.

Local Culture 
Toranmal is mix of local tribal and outsiders mainly traders, hoteliers and professionals like tailors, barbers etc. The surrounding hamlets of Toranmal are true showcases of tribals - the Bhils, the Pavaras, the Nhahalas. All of them have their own distinct culture and life styles. Holi is the biggest festival of tribals, which is celebrated on large scale. Mahashivratri is the most revered and largely attended festival of the local tribals. It fallson the 6th day of dark fortnight of Falgun month of Hindu calendar. During the festival, there is a very large fair at Toranmal when the largest gathering of the tribals of all communities and age groups can be seen in their full traditional attire varying colour. Women used to wear their silver ornaments giving 
insights tribal culture.
Day wise Itinerary:
Day 01 : Toranmal
Departure from Mumbai / Pune / Aurangabad to Toranmal on arrival check into Hotel / Resort day is free to explore city on your own o/n halt.
Day 02 : Toranmal 
After B/f proceed to sightseeing evening free for shopping and rest in hotel / resort O/N halt.
Day 03 : Toranmal
After b/f visit to the local market, see the local tribal life in village day Is free for rest O/Nhalt
Day 04 : Toranmal-Mumbai/Pune
After b/f return back to Mumba / Pune / Aurangabad on arrival drop at residence / 
Airport / Railway Station with memorable experiences of India Tours & Travels.
Tour Ends

Price includes:  

 (Stay 02 Night at Toranmal)

 Breakfast & Dinner 

From Mumbai-Pune pickup & Drop by Non a/c car for Standard package/C car for 

Deluxe Package .All applicable taxes.

Child Policy: 

Child Cost ( between 5 to 12 yrs)- with Extra bed 45 % of Adult cost

- without Extra bed 30 % of Adult cost

Cost Excludes:

Air fare / train fare.Service tax 4.03%

Any meals other then those specified in 'Cost Includes'.Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.

Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.Sightseeing other than mention in Tour programme.

Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'. 

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Hill Stations of Maharashtra
As the state of Maharashtra is the Home of Sahydri Mountains, the state has many appealing hill stations. The Britishers founded most of these hill stations during their colonial era to beat the scorching heat. But the beauty and the charming glory are still alive in these hill stations. The Western Ghats, which form a part of the Sahydri range, has also lots of beautiful hill stations.

Hill stations of Maharashtra not only attract the foreign tourists but also Indian domestic tourists, which are exhausted with the fast urban life. Popular hill stations of Maharashtra are Matheran, Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchagani, Bhandardara, Malshej Ghat, Amboli, Chikhaldara Panhala, Panchgani, Sawantwadi, Toranmal, and Jawahar. It is said that each hill station of Maharashtra has unique characteristic and its closeness to a city makes it very popular.

Amboli
Amboli is located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This hill station is at an altitude of 690m above the sea level. Having dense forests and steep mountains, Amboli is the last hill resort before the coastal plains begin in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri Hills.

Bhandardara
Bhandardara is located at a distance of 70 km from Nashik. It is a small and peaceful area. This hill station is popular for fun loving and picnic lovers. Radha Falls, a deep valley, a clean and large Arthur Lake,

Chikaldhara
Chikhaldara is in Amaravatio district of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. It is believed that its name is derived from Keechaka. This hill station is the only hill station, which offers the tourists lots of wildlife, viewpoints,

Jawhar
Jawhar hill station is in Thane district of Maharashtra. Gifted with exotic valleys, thick rich forests and pleasant climate, Jawhar offers dofferent type of enjoyment comparing to other hill stations of Maharashtra.

Lonavla & Khandala
Locating at an altitude of 625m, Lonavala and Khandala are famous for its beautiful hills, deep green valleys, huge lakes, historic forts and waterfalls etc. These two hill stations are at the Sahyadris Mountains of Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar is also known as the Queen of all Hill Stations. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 1,372m in the heart of Sahyadri Hills in Satara District. Its name is derived from a Lord Mahadev temple and three Sanskrit words,

Malshej Ghat
Malshejghat is in Pune, Maharashtra. This hill station is known for its special attraction for trekkers, hikers, adventurers, and nature lovers. Malshejghat is at an altitude of 700m above the sea level.

Matheran
Matheran is an important hill station of Maharashtra as it is the closest one to Mumbai and Pune. This 800m high hill station is located in Alibagh district of Maharashtra.

Panchgani
Panchgani is in Satara district of Maharashtra. One can see the Krishna River on one side and the coastal plain on the other. This hill station lies at an altitude of 1,334m above the sea level.

Panhala
Located at an altitude of 3177 feet and 18 km away from Kolhapur, Panhala is a scenic hill station and quite popular among tourists. The place houses famous Panhala fort which has great acquaintance with Maratha Empire. 

Sawantwadi
Locating at the Sahyadri Mountains at an altitude of 690m above the sea level, Sawantwadi hill station offers hours of fun to visitors. This hill station is in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

Toranmal
Toranmal is at Satpura Hills in Akrani Taluka of Nandarpur district in Maharashtra. This hill station lies at an altitude of 1461m above the sea level. The surroundings of the Toranmal plateau are cool and greenery.

 

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