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26 Best Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar

 
  • Fringed with several gurgling rivers, evergreen forests, fascinating hills and mountains, are the places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. Situated in the Satara district in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar will get you close to the enchanting beauty of the nature. The beautiful hilly retreat boasts of being one of the very few evergreen hill stations in India.

    During your visit to Mahabaleshwar witness the enticing sunrises and sunsets from the hill, amidst the lush green vista.  Enjoy the thrilling activities at amusement parks like ‘Velocity entertainmentz’ and ‘On wheelz’. The place also has historical significance being abode to several forts and age old temples.

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

  • 01Couple Getaway in Saj Resort, Mahabaleshwar

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    Known for its opulent beauty, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar caters to all the types of visitors, its popularity among the romantic couples is noteworthy! If you are looking for an ultimate romantic getaway in Mahabaleshwar, your search will come to an end in the Saj Resort.

    Besides being one of the gorgeous resorts in this hill station, you can also indulge in an array of exciting games and activities while in here. The bucolic charm and the warm hospitality of Saj Resort is all that can make your romantic getaway, memorable for the rest of your lives! Visit this retreat during the monsoon and experience how love and romance fill in the ambience!

    Meal Types: Vegetarian breakfast for the duration of the stay.

    Accommodation Types: Luxury AC Rooms on Double Occupancy

  • 02Romantic Stay in Valley View Resorts, Mahabaleshwar

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    • Rediscover love and romance in the Valley View Resort in Mahabaleshwar.
    • Check-in into one of the most gorgeous resorts amidst the fascinating hills of Mahabaleshwar.
    • Spend pleasant and romantic moments with your better half.
    • Enjoy the luxuries and comforts of a 5-star rated resort and make your holiday memorable.
    • Take the advantage of the resort properties like swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam massage and lot more.
    • The check in time is 11:00 AM and the check out time is 09:00 AM

  • 03Mapro Garden

    Mapro Garden
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    One of the most popular tourist places in Mahabaleshwar is the Mapro Garden. It is located at Gureghar on Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani road which is approximately 11 km from Mahabaleshwar. This isn’t an ordinary garden; it encompasses attractions that would entice both children and adults like a Chocolate factory, a small nursery and a children play area. There is a restaurant serving mouth watering refreshments like sandwiches, fruit salads, strawberry shakes and ice creams. 

    Visitors can also purchase the Mapro products like jams, preserves, marmalade, toppings, syrups and squashes, from the retail outlet here. Around March/April, the Mapro conducts a fascinating four days, Strawberry Festival. Where they present variety of strawberry based delicacies like strawberry pizza, strawberry bhel, chocolate dipped strawberries and strawberry sandwiches. This would make an amazing time to visit the Mapro Garden.

    Open All days of the week-8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • 04Wilson Point (Sunrise Point)

    Wilson Point (Sunrise Point)
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    Stand tall at 4,710 ft above the sea level and mesmerise yourself as you watch the sun rise from the Wilson Point. The rising sun brightens up your life and rejuvenates you for the journey ahead. There are three stone platforms built for tourists to sit and conveniently admire the pristine nature. 

    The Wilson point, which is also known as the Sunrise point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar. It is named after Sir Leslie Wilson, who was the Governor of Bombay when the British ruled. This Sunrise point has three watch towers, from where tourists can see the breath taking scenic beauty of Mahabaleshwar. 

    All days of the week-6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • 05Mumbai Point (Sunset Point)

    The Sunset Point at Mahabaleshwar is known as the Mumbai Point, as it is situated on the old road to Mumbai.  Several tourists consider this as one of the must places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. Each time the sun sets it paints the sky with varied colours luring its spectators.  

    Standing atop the hill you see the sun submerge in the valley and vanish.  The soothing atmosphere and a pleasant weather, makes this place a perfect spot for rejuvenation. One can plan a picnic with friends and family at this the Mumbai Point, an age old tourist attraction. The Mumbai Point is open for visitors on all days.

    Opening Closing Time-06:00 am – 06:00 pm.

  • 06Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat
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    Amongst the several places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, one of the most popular is the Arthur's Seat. It is also known as the Queen of the Points or the Madhi Mahaal. The Arthur’s seat is at a height of 1470m and is located approximately 13 KM from the market in Mahabaleshwar. The speciality of this point is that, in case you throw light weighed thing in the valley, it comes up again due to air pressure. 

    The Arthur’s seat is situated amidst fascinating panorama, one can admire the Konkan and the Deccan on another. The best time to visit the Arthur’s Seat is from the month of October to the month of June. The temperature throughout is moderate, the winters are cool and the summers are moderate.  

  • 07Mahabaleshwar Temple

    Mahabaleshwar Temple
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    The Mahabaleshwar Temple that is located 6 km to the north of the main city is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the significant pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. It was built in the 16th century and it portrays a typical South Indian architectural style. The temple is very beautifully built, it has stone walls and is divided into two parts, one being the sanctum sanctorum and the other is the central hall. I

    Enclosed by a 5 ft high stone wall, this temple is divided into two areas, the sanctum sanctorum and the central hall.

    The Mahabaleshwar temple also has several mythologies associated to it, like the legend states that the Maratha ruler, Shivaji weighed his mother Jijabai in gold in this temple and then gave away the gold in charity. This temple is also an abode to Lord Shiva’s trishul, Rudraksha, damru and a bed which are approximately 300 years old.

    Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM, Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM, Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM, Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM.

  • 08Babington Point

    The Babington Point is one of the very popular places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. If you wish to spend some quiet time, attaining peace and admiring the nature then the Babington Point is the perfect place for you. It is situated an altitude of 1294 m above sea level and is highly fascinating because of the lush green vista and enticing landscapes. Several tourists are attracted to the rich vegetation on the meandering routes leading to the Babington Point. 

    One can enjoy a pony ride uphill. If you are an adventurer then the route towards the Babington Point makes an awesome trekking trail. 

    Timing - Sunrise to Sunset.
  • 09Kamalgad Fort

    Kamalgad Fort
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    The Kamalgad Fort is located approximately ten miles to the west of Wai. It is surrounded by steep rocky area, which is a challenge to tread. The fort is built in a very unusual way, there are no protective walls built around it, since the perilous sharp rocks around give enough protection. 

    There is an 18- 20ft deep hole, which is a naturally formed well in the rock. All you explorers, hungry to witness the extraordinary, should surely visit the place. For adventurers and thrill seekers this is a perfect destination for trekking and camping. 

  • 10Chinaman's Falls

    The Chinaman’s Falls is approximately 2.5 km away from Mahabaleshwar, towards the south into the Koyana Valley. . The falls are named as Chinaman’s Waterfall, since the gardens around it were taken care of by the Chinese. Witness the water sparkle like gold and diamonds as sunrays pierce through the falls. The tranquil environment and the exotic waterfalls and the gardens make it an ideal holiday destination. So, plan a picnic with friends and family at the Chinaman’s Falls. The best time to visit the falls is during the monsoon season. 

  • 11Elephant's Head Point

    Elephant's Head Point
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    The Elephant’s Head Point is a highly admired place in Mahabaleshwar. The point is called the Elephant’s Head Point, because the rock formation here resembles to the head of an elephant and its trunk. One can see the Sahyadri mountain range from here; this magnificent panorama attracts innumerable tourists. Another exciting experience awaiting here is the pony ride. To reach the Elephant’s Head Point from the parking lot one can either walk for a kilometre or cover the distance on a pony. 

    All days of the week-9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • 12Velocity Entertainmentz

    Velocity Entertainmentz

    Velocity Entertainmentz is located on the Panchgani - Mahableshwar road. It is an appealing sight stretched across on 10 acres of land. There are a variety of both indoor and outdoor games, for both children and adults. Enjoy playing indoor games like air hockey, dashing cars and basketball. 

    Fearless adventurers can take pleasure in the plethora of outdoor games here like go-karting, hanging merry-go-round, zorbing wall and Italian Drop Tower. Savour the delectable cuisines served at the restaurant here, they proffer a variety of non alcoholic drinks and desserts. Velocity Entertainmentz is a very intriguing place to visit in Mahabaleshwar. 

  • 13Wax Museum

    The Wax Museum is the most intriguing place to visit in Mahabaleshwar. It is a must visit for not only the art lovers, but for all children and adults. The wax museum was established by Bhavesh Bhatia, the owner of Sunrise candles and his wife Neeta.  It showcases sculptures, statutes, showpieces and other items made of wax. It is not just an ordinary museum, on this platform we see that the art, the creativity and humanity have come together to create masterpieces. When at the Wax Museum do not forget to admire the candles made by the visually challenged children, you can also purchase these candles as a part of charity.  

  • 14Moraji Castl

    When in Mahabaleshwar do not forget to admire the spectacular architecture of the Moraji castle, that reflects the British style. The Moraji castle has a historical significance, because according to the legend Mahatma Gandhi had chosen to rest here for a while during his expedition to liberate the Nation.

     One can find several colonial time infrastructures around the castle, which makes the entire area even more appealing. Adventure lovers can trek through the hilly terrain and alluring vistas here. A road trip to the castle is also very enticing due to the elegant and natural surroundings. 

    Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 6.30 PM, Saturday: 10.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 6.30 PM

  • 15Carnac Point

    Carnac Point
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    The Carnac point is the perfect place for all the nature lovers and honeymooners. Its splendid landscape will awe struck you and your partner, enhancing the romance. One can also admire the multi hued sunset from the Babington point which is just in the fore front.  For all you photographers, wanting to freeze the wilderness of nature in a photograph, this a perfect place to click. The Carnac point was named after Sir James Rivett Carnac, the Governor of the Bombay Presidency, during the British Raj, as a tribute to his love for nature.

    Timings:  Sunrise – Sunset

  • 16 Dhobi Waterfall

    Situated approximately 3 km away from the main town of Mahabaleshwar, is the Dhobi waterfall.  A waterfall has always been a very alluring spot for all the fun seekers and picnic goers. Straight from the hills this water falls into the valley and mixes with Koyna River which is a tributary of the Krishna River. 

    Beat the boredom by spend a day amidst the greenery and the waterfall.  So when in Mahabaleshwar, a visit to the Dhobi waterfall should have a vital position in your bucket list.

  • 17Falkland Point

    Falkland Point
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    Situated in close proximity of the Carnac point and the Bombay point, is the Falkland Point. The Falkland point is named after Sir Falkland, who served as the Governor of Bombay Presidency during the colonial era. What add to its spectachular scenic beauty are the light woods around this point. 

    One can stand at the Falkland point and admire the splendid exquisiteness of the Koyna valley and the Makarandgadh. The spell binding environment makes it a perfect location for a day outing with family and friends. For all the photographers, this place is a heart soothing experience, so come here and trap the wild in your memory.  

  • 18Venna Lake

    Venna Lake
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    Do not forget to visit one of the most famous places in Mahabaleshwar, the Veena Lake. It is a manmade lake built in the year 1942 by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, who was a descendant of Shivaji Maharaj. The Veena Lake stretches across 7-8 Km and is surrounded by green vegetation, adding to its beauty. This lake is a place of pilgrimage and also has the Pratapsihn Garden on its banks. 

    One can indulge in several fun filled activities when at the Veena Lake. Come with family and friends and enjoy sailing in the Row and Peddle boats here. Also let your children take pleasure in activities like horse riding, fun fair games and merry go round. There are restaurants just a Kilometre away, to suffice your hunger pangs. Munch on the finger licking corn and strawberries, while taking a stroll around the lake.  

  • 19Helen's Point

    Situated in the vicinity of the main market in Mahabaleshwar, Helen's Point is a wonderful spot packed with eye catching landscapes. It is also called the Blue Valley. The Helen’s point is a superb point offering delightful vistas, which attract innumerable sightseers and also the local people.

     The marvelous perspective of thick green fields, humble cabins and falling waterfalls is totally hypnotizing. One can likewise witness the undulating Krishna Waterway as it goes through little fields. Neighboring Helen's Point are some other huge destinations, for example, Burglars Caverns, Northcote Point and Gavalani Point.

  • 20Elphinstone Point

    Elphinstone Point
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    The Elphinstone Point was found by Dr. Murray in the year 1830. It is one of the most elevated focuses in Mahabaleshwar. The Elphinstone Point  was named after Mountstuart Elphinstone,  who was then the Legislative leader of Bombay Administration. The magnificent surroundings enhance the beauty of the Elphinstone Point. 

    When at the point, one can get lost in admiring the spectacular sight of the Pratapgarh Stronghold, the Koyna Valley and adjacent fields. One can likewise respect the gorge, which lies between Elphinstone Point and Arthur's Seat Point. This spot is known as the origin of the Savitri Stream.

     

  • 21Connaught Peak

    Situated at a height of 1400 meters, Connaught Crest is the second most noteworthy top in Mahabaleshwar. Earlier known as Mount Olympia, it was renamed as the Connaught Crest after the Duke of Connaught went to this spot and began to look all starry eyed at its fabulous magnificence. 

    This prominent vantage point offers a view of the beautiful Krishna valley and Venna Lake from this spot. What glorifies this point the most is the spectacular sight of Kamalgad, Torana, Pratapgarh, Rajgarh and Ajinkyatara. Other than being renowned among nature darlings, this spot is prominent and appropriate for trekking.

  • 22Pratapgad Fort

    Pratapgad Fort
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    Being built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Pratapgad Fort holds supreme historical importance. It is situated approximately 24 Km away from Mahabaleshwar. There is also a Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan's Tomb situated near the fort. Several significant events from the past have taken place at this Fort. 

    The fort oversees the coast of Konkan. It is said that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was bestowed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani near the Pratapgad Fort. Another noteworthy incident that occurred here was the battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here.

  • 23Marjorie Point

    When the British ruled, Mahabaleshwar was utilized as a spring retreat. Hence, the superior Englishmen found numerous excursion spots here and named it after themselves. Marjorie point is one such site whose panorama encompasses the gigantic Sahyadri ranges. 

    It lies at a height of 1290 m, and is located on the route that goes towards the Arthur's point from Mahabaleshwar. 500 M below this point lays the lush green Konkan valley, which is a sight for the eyes. To appreciate the dim nature at its full magnificence, sightseers visit this as an excursion spot.

  • 24Panch Ganga Temple

    Panch Ganga Temple
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    The Panchganga Temple has a paramount spiritual significance. It holds a very prominent position, being based on the merging point of the five rivers, Krishna, Veena, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri. Innumerable devotes visit the temple throughout the year. The Panch Ganga Temple is blessed with a wonderfully carved gaumukhi, from where the five rivers flow. It was constructed by Raja Singha Deo who was the ruler of the Yadavs of Devagiri. Another major attraction here are the multi coloured handicrafts that can be purchased as souvenirs from the shops near the Temple. If you are intrigued by history and are also looking forward to attain peace then the Panchganga Temple is a perfect destination. 

    Open: Every day

    Visiting Hours: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • 25Lingmala Waterfall

    Lingmala Waterfall
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    The Lingmala Waterfall falls approximately at the distance of 6 KM from Mahabaleshwar. It is easily accessible through the Mahabaleshwar- Pune road.  The perfect time to enjoy a holiday at the Lingmala falls is from July to December. During the monsoon season, the water from the Lingmala waterfall merges with the Veena Lake. 

    The beauty of this Waterfall lures a thousand visitors every year, both local folks as well as tourists. It is in close proximity of the majestic Dhobi Waterfall and Chinaman’s waterfall. It is a perfect spot for admirers of nature and photographers. 

  • 26Krishnabai Temple

    The Krishnabai Temple is an age old temple of Lord Krishna. It is situated on a hill, overlooking the valley in Mahabaleshwar. The mesmerising landscape here attracts several tourist. The Shivalingam and a beautiful statue of goddess Krishna is the main attraction of the temple. The architecture of the temple is very old and is in ruins, as the Krishnabai temple is believed to be from the Pandav Era. There are fascinating carvings here, which are very alluring, but are fading in time. Visit the temple and meditate in its pristine environment.