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About Mahabaleshwar

Nestled in the picturesque Western Ghats, tourist places in Mahabaleshwar will captivate your imagination with their natural splendor. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, and majestic peaks. The city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys that will take your breath away on your visit. The city is definitely among the most sought-after weekend getaways from metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. Once, a summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, the city has British influence of in its architecture. It is a very popular hill station that offers a plethora of tourist activities and attractions to avid travelers and nature lovers.

Plan your visit with Mahabaleshwar tour packages and witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. The hill station in the Western Ghats is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its captivating beauty and the stunning strawberry farms, Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzagging roads, a calm breeze at all times, vantage points offering stunning views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and the main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks.

There are numerous enchanting tourist places in Mahabaleshwar exuding charm and elegance. Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes and mountains there are some mesmerizing tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Arranged in the Satara region in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing tours will get you near the captivating excellence of nature. The wonderful hill retreat brags of being one of the most splendid evergreen slope stations in India.


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What are the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar?

Here are some of the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar:

1. Wilson Point: 
Wilson point happens to be the highest point in Mahabaleshwar that is known for its mesmerizing natural beauty and breathtaking views. If you want to witness the wonderful sunrise views of the Wilson Point, you would need to wake up early and drive to the sunrise point and delight your senses  with the best ever scenic beauty glittering in the first rays of the sun. 

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 6 AM – 6 PM

2. Tiger’s Spring: 
The gushing waterfalls of Tiger springs offer a small stream of water from a great height all over the year. Views of the cascading waterfalls are certainly a beautiful sight to behold. The best part of this place is its serene atmosphere that will tranquilise your senses. 

Mahabaleshwar Poladpur Road, Maharashtra 402107
Timings: 7 AM – 6 PM

3. Venna Lake
Venna Lake happens to be one of the most visited locations in Mahabaleshwar because of its bustling natural beauty. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery on all sides and offers boating options to the tourists. If you wish to make the most of the Venna Lake, then you can visit this place in the evening hours with your loved ones and relish a Shikara for a considerable period of time. You can also spend time fishing and letting your kids enjoy the mini train rides. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM

4. Pratapgarh FortThe majestic pratapgarh fort stands as a testament to the past glory of Mahabaleshwar. The fort was built by the Maratha Leaders back in 1665 and the fort has been a witness to some of the fierce battles of the bygone times. Trekking to the pratapgarh fort is one of the most loved adventure activities that tourists love to carry out in their course of the visit to Mahabaleshwar. You will get a chance to visit Mahadev Temple in the upper fort and Goddess Bhavani Temple in the lower fort. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

5. Elephant’s Head Point: 
Elephant’s Head Point or the famous needlepoint happens to be a wonderful rock formation that appears to be alike as an elephant’s trunk. Visiting this place, you will get a chance to witness the famous Sahyadri Range. This place not only attracts romantic couples to ignite the spark of love but also attracts adventure enthusiasts to test their skills trekking here. This place also happens to be a perfect weekend getaway from Mumbaikars and Punekars because of the cool and calm environment far from the hustle and bustle of the city life. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

6. Babington Point: 
Located at an elevation of about 1294 meters above sea level, this place is considered to offer nirvana to nature lovers with its tranquilizing scenic views. The curvy and meandering pathways to the summit will surely lure your senses and entice you to capture the intriguing variety of birds, plants, and trees. If you are looking for a place that would offer you a perfect solitude in the middle of the bustling city life, then this is it. Come over to this place in the monsoon season and experience the heavenly peace and serenity. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM

7. Mahabaleshwar TempleLord Mahabaleshwar Temple is one of the beautiful places of worship that you can visit in Mahabaleshwar. This old temple was built in the 16th century by the famous ruler of the More Dynasty, Chanda Rao. The main point of attraction of this temple is the huge sanctum that houses the divine Shivalinga And the meeting point of five rivers. The best time to come over to this place would be in the monsoon season when the rivers would be brimming up with water and the lush green trees would be sprawling. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM

8. Bombay Point: 
If you wish to sight the best ever sunset in Mahabaleshwar, then you would need to come over to the famous Bombay Point. This place is named Bombay point as it falls on the old Bombay road The act of setting sun into the valleys and the changing color of the sky is simply considered to be a remarkable sight to behold. It also happens to be an ideal spot for carrying out picnics as well as a weekend getaway. Tourists love to come over with their loved ones in the evening hours just to grab the beautiful sunset. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 6 AM – 6 PM

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What are the famous things to do in the Mahabaleshwar?

Check out some of the famous things to do in Mahabaleshwar:

1. Riding a Shikara at Venna Lake: 
Venna Lake in Mahabaleshwar happens to be one of the most loved places for an offbeat experience. Located in the middle of a stunning masterpiece of nature, this shimmering lake is home to some colorful Shikaras that offer an unforgettable experience to the guests. Taking a Shikara ride is one of the best things that you can try out in Mahabaleshwar overlooking the breathtaking views of the nearby mountain ranges. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Timing: 7 AM – 7 PM
Entry Fee:
Row Boat – INR 250 for 30 minutes | INR 500 for 1 hour (for 7 people)
Peddle Boat – Around INR 440 for 1 hour (for 6 people)

2. Trekking up to the majestic Pratapgarh Fort: 
Pratapgarh fort is located at a distance of about 24 km from Mahabaleshwar. It happens to be a historical landmark that marks the struggle for Swaraj under the reign of the Maratha Empire. The fort is ornamented with some of the elegant ponds, elongated walkways, secret chambers, and much more, which makes it a delightful place for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Take a road trip to this heritage site located near Mahabaleshwar and unveil the secrets of this mysterious spot. The trek would take about 6 to 8 hours and you will be surprised by a number of steep ascends and descends on the way to the top of the fort. Make sure you follow the advice of the team leader and act accordingly. 

 Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar 412806
Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM

3. Gaze at the mesmerizing sunset at Wilson Point: Wilson point happens to be the highest point in Mahabaleshwar that offers splendid views of the stunning mountain ranges, lush greenery all around, and breathtaking sights of the sunrise and sunset. Visiting this wonderful place can be considered as one of the best things to do in Mahabaleshwar all through the year. 

Location: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 6 AM – 7:30 PM

4. Spend time birdwatching at Babington Point: Babington point has been serving as one of the most loved places for wildlife enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and nature lovers at an elevation of 1294 meters above the sea level. The tranquilizing environment, splendid climatic condition, and alluring natural beauty of this place are just no less than a paradise. The best time to visit this place is in the course of the monsoon season when you can get a chance to sight the lovely winged visitors from far off places. 

 Tapola Rd, Birwadi, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 8 AM – 7 PM

5. Have a day out a picnic at the famous Connaught peak: Connaught peak offers one of the most dazzling landscapes of the Venna Lake and Krishna Valley in Mahabaleshwar. Located at an elevation of about 1400 meters above the sea level, you will also get a chance to gaze at the stupendous views of Panchgani. Having a picnic with your loved ones will be the best thing that you can try out here. You can also capture the astounding natural paradise in your long and wide-angle lenses to boost your photography skills. 

Location: Connaught Peak Rd, Maharashtra 412806
Timings: 8 AM – 7 PM

6. Admire the sweeping views of Arthur’s Seat: Situated at an elevation of 1340 meters above the ground, this place offers wonderful panoramic views. As per the beliefs, Sir Arthur Malet who used to spend time at this place mourning the death of his wife and daughter in a ferry accident in the Savitri River used to come over to this place to admire the majestic views of Mahabaleshwar. 

Location: Satara, Maharashtra 412803
Timings: 6 AM – 6 PM

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What is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar?

The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar starts from the month of March to the month of June. It is the best time to visit places of tourist interest in Mahabaleshwar as well as carry out various adventure activities. The average temperature in this period of the year remains in the range of 30 - 35 degrees Celsius. 

How to reach Mahabaleshwar?

Mahabaleshwar is located at a distance of 264 km from Mumbai via Mumbai Highway. You can take public transport buses to cover the distance or else take a train to Wathar, which is the nearest railway station. The best way would be driving down the roads of Mahabaleshwar. You will surely get enticed by the alluring natural beauty of the hills. 

What is Mahabaleshwar famous for?

Mahabaleshwar is known for its enchanting natural scenic beauty, which lures tourists from all over India. Apart from being a hill station, it is also known for its strawberry and mulberry cultivation. You can come over to Mahabaleshwar to visit some of its tourist attractions, take part in its adventure activities, and taste the delicious local produce. 

How many days are enough to explore Mahabaleshwar?

If you wish to cover all the important points of Mahabaleshwar then you would need to spend at least 3 to 4 days to cover all that it has to offer. You should make sure that apart from visiting places of attraction and carrying out adventure sports, you should spend some time in relaxation overlooking the astounding natural beauty.

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What can I buy in Mahabaleshwar?

There are a lot of things to be brought from Mahabaleshwar to keep the memories of the time spent unforgettable. Here are some things that you can buy in Mahabaleshwar:
Strawberry cream
Black raspberries
Farm fresh carrots and radish
Wooden handicrafts
Cane items
Leather Footwear
Fresh Turmeric 
Turmeric Powder
Papads in various flavors and colors
Juices, syrups, and crushes

What is the famous food of Mahabaleshwar?

Here are some of the most loved food of Mahabaleshwar:
Cherry sized tomatoes
Ice creams
Whipped creams
Corn Pattice

What are the best places to stay in Mahabaleshwar?

Check out some of the best places to stay in Mahabaleshwar:

1. Brightland Resort & Spa: 
If you were looking for a luxurious stay in Mahabaleshwar then this is it. With all sorts of modern amenities like outdoor Jacuzzi, swimming pool, etc., this resort will not only offer you a comfortable stay but also make your holiday vacation uber-cool. Staying at this place, you will also be able to overlook the breathtaking views of the majestic Sahyadri Mountain Ranges. 

Price: INR 8,000 to INR 11,000
Location: Kates Point Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

2. Evershine Keys Prima Resort: 
Nestled in the middle of alluring strawberry fields and located close to just a 15 minutes’ walk from the Venna Lake, this property is widely popular for offering a relaxing and refreshing experience to the guests. You will get world-class hospitality with all sorts of modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. 

Price: Starts from INR 7,500 
Location: C.T.S No 182, Gautam Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

3. Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa: 
This 5-star property can be considered as one of the best resorts in Mahabaleshwar that offers some of the rooms and suites designed in a signature style. The resort has an infinity pool and all sorts of recreational services to make you feel pampered and smitten in the course of your stay. 

Price: INR 9,000 to INR 29,000
Location: 211 / 212, Mahabaleshwar – Medha Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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Which are the famous waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar?

1. Lingmala Waterfall: Situated at an elevation of 600 feet, Lingmala is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar. As the water gushes down the rocky mountain edges, it is a vision to behold for avid photographers and nature lovers.

2. Chinaman’s Falls: Perched on top of the Venna Valley, the Chinaman’s Waterfall is one of the most naturally beautiful waterfalls in the area. The garden adjacent to the waterfall makes for an ideal picnic spot. Monsoon is the best season to enjoy the beauty of this waterfall, as the water overflows and creates a magical effect.

3. Dhobi Waterfall: The Dhobi Waterfall is a tall waterfall that almost always has a rainbow over the pool below, due to the speed at which the water drops and the location of the waterfall. It is also a wonderful place for treks and picnics.

4. Bhilar Waterfall: Fed by the waters of River Kundali, the Bhilar Waterfall is one of the hidden gems of Mahabaleshwar. You can enjoy the serene ambience of this picturesque waterfall and even participate in rappelling. 

5. Vajrai Waterfall: Dropping from an elevation of 1,840 feet, the breathtaking beauty of this three-tiered waterfall is a view that you must not miss when you are in Mahabaleshwar.

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Which are the famous strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar?

1. Laxmi Strawberry Farms: Laxmi Strawberry Farms is one of the most well-known strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar. Established in 1975, this farm is run by the many generations of the same family and boasts of growing the most authentic and best quality strawberries. The strawberries grown here are organic and pesticide-free, and you can even sample the produce when you are visiting.

2. Mapro Gardens: Mapro Gardens is situated in Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar. It is one of the popular tourist destinations for its cultivation of fresh and delicious strawberries.  During the months of March and April, the strawberry fields are open to tourists and you can indulge in strawberry picking and be a part of the cultural festivals held here.

3. Shivsagar Farmhouse: Shivsagar Farmhouse, situated in Panchgani, is an ideal place for visitors since it is a strawberry farm with stay facilities.  You can spend a wonderful weekend at this farm, watch the strawberry cultivation process and indulge in strawberry picking and tasting sessions.

4. Green Valley Strawberry Farm: The Green Valley Strawberry Farm situated on the Satara-Medha-Mahabaleshwar Road is a well-known strawberry farm, famous for its fresh and juicy strawberries. You can indulge in tours of the farm, organised by the owners. Along with strawberry picking, you can also taste the different desserts and beverages prepared from the freshly harvested strawberries.

Mahabaleshwar Reviews

Hiranya Shukla
Reviewed: 20 Jul 2021
Set against the backdrop of lush green mountains, Brightland Resort is a paradise in itself. The rooms here are unparalleled, with superior designs and comfort. I spent a weekend there with my partner this summer, and I can't wait to visit again!
Sanidhya Sanidhya
Reviewed: 15 Jul 2021
The resort gave us the most splendid view of the Krishna River Valley. We are eternally grateful to Thrillophilia for making our vacation so extremely comfortable and hassle-free. They really do have the best deals online.
Lavanya Jha
Reviewed: 29 Jul 2021
My stay at the Brightland Resort and Spa was lavish and well-curated. Thrillophilia assorted us with great experiences such as deluxe rooms, on-roof dining by the pool, and fresh ambiance. The views of mountains were cherishing!
Chandani Achari
Reviewed: 31 Mar 2021
We wanted to go sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar, and the Bella Vista was perfect due to its proximity to places like the Venna Lake and the Lingmala Falls. It was a fabulous experience.
Apsara Jain
Reviewed: 19 Jul 2021
I stayed at the Bella Vista Resort in Mahabaleshwar. The resort was close to many natural attractions, which gave us amazing views from the resort. Accommodation and dining were up to the mark.
Dinesh Chavan
Reviewed: 13 Mar 2021
A rustic little stay in Panchgani. Our room was quite well kept and had a private balcony of its own. The food at the resort was freshly prepared and quite well made as well.

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