Nestled in the awe-striking hill
station Panchgani, this popular tourist attraction is shortened from
‘Mahabaleshwar Products’ to form Mapro, a brand name that is now related to
delicious sweet fruit-based offerings from Mahabaleshwar. Amidst the surrounding
greenery, you can find a restaurant, a chocolate factory, a play area for
children, a nursery, and a retail outlet filled with Mapro manufactured
products. There is a variety of dishes served in the restaurant, including
wood-fired pizzas, healthy and tasty sandwiches, made out of organic elements.
A variety of cold drinks and ice creams are also there for everyone. The campus
is wheelchair enabled and you can visit it if you want a laid-back time over a
weekend with your friends and family at this serene and beautiful location.
The foundation of Mapro Gardens
was laid in the 1980s when the Mapro Foods Factory segment was extended to let
people enjoy the process of jam and syrup production. When they realised that
the customers were enjoying the ambience, they started to serve ice-creams and
later, more items were added to the menu. Today, it is one of the most iconic
places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. It also holds an auditorium where visitors
can track Mapro products and their journey. You can also taste your favourite
jams and other Mapro products before buying them at the retail outlet present
within the Mapro Garden.
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Things to do in Mapro Garden
The scenic greenery at Mapro Garden is a breathtaking
celebration of the glory of nature. The whole area is wrapped as a thick green
garden where people enjoy quality time with friends and family in nature’s lap.
There is a small water cascade also as a tourist attraction. The amazing eatery
here has many delicious snacks on offer, like french fries and pizza, which is
a must-try. The retail market area is completely dedicated to the products made
in the Mapro factory. You can also get free henna tattoos when you visit the
place so go ahead and get one as per your liking!
Mapro Strawberry Festival
Mapro Gardens organizes an annual Mapro Strawberry
Festival here during the weekend of Easter in March or April. Various
innovative products made out of strawberry are showcased here in addition to
raw strawberry and there is sample tasting available for the fresh products so
that you can buy what you like. The festival is a collection of crowds, colours
and energy from all folks of life who also perform a traditional dance on folk
music, which is a delight for the eyes. The festival in itself is a celebration
of the unique natural gifts found in Mahabaleshwar.
Mapro Garden Restaurant
A restaurant with the most amazingly fresh delicacies
for your taste buds, the Mapro Garden Restaurant has become a very popular
eatery in town. It is set in the middle of the beautiful greenery and scenic
beauty that you can relish with the delicious food. Items on the menu include
soup, french fries, wood-fired pizza, sandwiches and a variety of ice creams
that you can choose from. The most popular and relished delicacy of the place
that you shouldn’t miss out on is strawberry cream and strawberry shake made
with fresh cream. Apart from this, even though the menu is not varied and prices
may be on the higher side as desired, but the ambience and location makes up
How to Reach
You can access the Mapro Garden easily through buses as
it is within the accessible distance of 8km from Panchgani. Cabs can also drop
you to the place at fair prices.