Mhaismal

Mhaismal is a small but a beautiful hill station in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra state of India. It is located at an altitude of about 1067 metres and is about 12 km from the Khultabad town and about 40 KM from the Aurangabad city.


The route to hill station falls on the way of Ellora caves. On National Highway 211, the route splits into two ways – one towards Ellora and one towards Mhaismal. The route to Mhaismal hill station snakes through a small ghat and then to a steady straight drive once you are up the hill. While driving through the hill, you will first come across an ancient temple of Girijamata. Followed by the temple, is a beautiful lake where you can drop by and experience the serene surroundings there.


Adjacent to lake is a road that takes you to a beautiful Balaji temple which is a replica of the Balaji Temple at Tirupati in South India. Returning back from the temple to the main road and then proceeding further, you will come across couple of viewpoints which gives a splendid panorama view of the surroundings. You can view the villages, valley, fields etc. down the hill from these viewpoints.


Going further from the viewpoints, you will see a 300 feet TV tower of Doordarshan which can broadcast signals up to 150 km range. This is quite a old tower and has been used for over years for television broadcasting until today when the modern technology of DTH took over.