Old Mahabaleshwar circuit includes the Panchganga Temple, Aurthur's seat, Window Point, Tiger Spring, Echo Point, Hunting Point, Castle Rock, Monkey Point, and Elphnistone point. To reach Old Mahabaleshwar from Yellow House one needs to take a right from the main road before reaching Venna lake.
Built in 1656 by Shivaji, Pratapgad fort was a strategic fort which was commissioned to defend the banks of the Nira and the Koyna rivers, and the Par pass. Pratapgad is famous for the battle between Shivaji and the mighty Afzal Khan in which Afzal Khan was slayed by Shivaji who used a Tiger claw.
Famously called the mini Kashmir of the west Tapola is a rustic hamlet with a magnificent lake - Shivsagar. A 90 km long water body Shivsagar lake is in fact the backwaters of the Koyna dam near Kolhapur! Tapola is a great sightseeing option near Mahabaleshwar 25 kms down the hill on the way to Kas Pathar.