Last weekend I happened to visit Mahabaleshwar after 6-7 years. We were 5Adults and 4Kids. I am surprised to see the ripping the tourists in the name of pollution tax and grampanchayat tax. One at panchgani and another yet Mahabaleshwar. Total amount we paid was 500/- (20 per head adults 10 for kids and 50 per car) Apart from these we have to pay 20 rupees for every point that we visit :-( I am even more surprised to hear that it not for those who visit mahabaleshwar, it is for all who pass through mahabaleshwar...complete rip off!! Are these really legal? What does it mean by pollution tax...grhhhh???