Mapro Garden: The Best Place To Visit In Panchgani
Updated: Apr 19, 2022
When you think of a hill station in Maharashtra with breathtaking views, valleys, mountains and pleasant weather, you think of Panchgani. Panchgani means ‘five hills’ and has many things to do. It is easily accessible from Mumbai And Pune through the road. It is the perfect place to hang out and relax with your friends and family. However, one of the best places to visit in Panchgani is the Mapro Garden.
Marpo is an abbreviation of Mahabaleshwar Products. It is renowned for making organic fruit-based products. Mapro Garden has an industrial zone that manufactures the products. Along with it, Mapro Garden also has an eatery cum bistro, a nursery, a kids play area and a retail store that sells Mapro products. The strawberry fields should not be missed.
Enjoy Delicious food at the eatery since most of its ingredients are locally sourced. The options include sumptuous pizzas and sandwiches. One of the main highlights is the strawberry with whipped cream.
There are cultural programs conducted each day where local artists perform traditional dances and music gigs. The Annual Strawberry Festival is the main highlight event that attracts tourists across the world.
Mapro Gardens are filled with gardens, photo booths, in - house Khakra plants are some of many attractions in Mapro Garden. The chocolate trail is one of the major highlights as well. It is one of the best places to visit in Panchgani and should be on your to-do list.
Architecture Of Mapro Garden
Mapro Garden is spread across 2 acres, surrounded by greenery and vibrant flowers. The area has the Mapro Factory that produces Mapro products and also the assembly items for industrial supply to Cafe Coffee Day, General Mills, Kissan, and Pilsbury. Mapro Garden also has Mapro Store - Their retail outlet and cosy cafes. They also have an auditorium that showcases informative short films about their products.
History Of Mapro Garden
The journey of Mapro Garden started in 1959 when Mr Kishore Vora established a business in the village of Gurehar. He started a strawberry jam business to help the farmers grow strawberries. This model led to success and the Mapro brand was established in 1978.
In the 1980s, the Mapro Factory was expanded and became the Mapro Garden. It initially showed the visitors how the jams were produced in the factories. The growth of tourists further helped expand it to the retail shop, restaurant and many other amenities.
The place is now being managed by Nikunj Vora and Radhika Vora, the successors of Mayur and Rajvi Vora. The values of Mr Kishore are still imbibed in Mapro Gardens. It now has over 1000+ employees. It has now emerged as one of the best places to visit in Panchgani.
Entry Fee And Timings Of Mapro Garden
There is no entrance fee to visit Mapro Garden. You can also visit the industrial unit and taste tours without any charge. All the retail items and the food in restaurants are chargeable. The timings are from 8 AM - 8 PM every day.
The best time to visit the place is during the winter, between December and February. In the summer months of March and April, the Annual Strawberry Festival is celebrated.
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