Arthur Seat, Mahabaleshwar

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Address: Satara, Maharashtra 412803, India

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Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of mountains in Edinburgh, United Kingdom which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as "a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design". It is situated in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft), provides excellent panoramic views of the city, is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking. Though it can be climbed from almost any direction, the easiest and simplest ascent is from the east, where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch. At a spur of the hill, Salisbury Crags has historically been a rock climbing venue with routes of various degrees of difficulty; however due to hazards rock climbing is now restricted to the South Quarry and a free permit is required. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, such as the reference in Y Gododdin. Some support for this theory may be provided by several other hilltop and mountaintop features in Britain which bear the same or similar names, such as the peak of Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) in the western highlands, sometimes known as Arthur's Seat, and Arthur's Chair on the ridge called Stone Arthur in the Cumbrian lake district. There is no traditional Scottish Gaelic name for Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, but William Maitland proposed that the name was a corruption of Àrd-na-Said, implying the "Height of Arrows", which over the years became Arthur's Seat (perhaps via "Archer's Seat"). Alternatively, John Milne's proposed etymology of Àrd-thir Suidhe meaning "place on high ground" uncomfortably requires the transposition of the name elements.

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This article refers Arthur Seat in Mahabaleshwar, India. Arthur Seat is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Mahabaleshwar.

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  • The best place to visit when you are in Mahabaleshwar. If you are visiting during the monsoon then its a bonus. You will get a very different feel out here. Serene, calm, chilly wind and cloud ls making you wet.

  • Amongst the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. Best time to visit is during monsoon. The point has awesome view. Parking is good and not an issue like various other points.

  • Excellent views during and just after the Monsoon season (Jun to SEP). The tourism department has done a great job by marking out a clear path and maintaining the same. Impressed by the cleanliness and the parking system. There are a few stalls that also sell a variety for food and beverages and sitting arrangement is also available.

  • Best place in Mahabaleshwar. It's a must visit place. From here you can see all points. It has good view points and there is good breeze of air.

  • Very nice view and awesome getaway. Be there to get enchanted with the beautiful scenery. Gets very crowded during holidays.

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