Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests of India, Winding roads, a cool breeze at all times, vantage points offering breathtaking views of hills and valleys, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. It reaches a height of 1,439 meters at its highest peak above sea level, known as Wilson or Sunrise Point. Mahabaleshwar comprises three villages: Malcolm Peth, Old ‘Kshetra’ Mahabaleshwar and part of a village called Shindola. The second-highest peak in Mahabaleshwar is Connaught Peak and gets its name from the Duke of Connaught. Some of the other points that you must visit are Monkey Point, Carnac Point, Falkland Point, Helen’s Point, Elphinstone Point, Mumbai Point, Marjorie Point and Babbington Point. For boating you must head to the Venna Lake. During the monsoon, waterfalls such as Lingmala Falls and Dhobi Falls come alive, adding to the scenic splendor of the place.
Mahabaleshwar is said to be famous and most visited hill station of Maharashtra. Where you can find the number of famous places to visit and enjoy your holiday with your family or friend. Mahabaleshwar is one of the largest hill stations in the state of Maharashtra. With its resplendent valleys, cascading waterfalls, placid lakes, ancient temples, cobbled streets and large vistas of greenery, Mahabaleshwar is a home to various spots of instantaneous tourist attractions. There is a most famous places to visit and enjoy your
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By Flight: Pune airport located at a distance of 120 km is the nearest airport from where tourists can come down from different parts of the country. The airport has various facilities within its premises for tourists traveling to the place. State operated buses are also easily available from Pune. Even private tour-operators provide luxury/ non- luxury bus services to Mahabaleshwar.
By Bus: From Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is 285 km (via Pune route) and the distance is about 247 km (via Mahad route). There are regular state-operated buses that travel to Mahabaleshwar from the nearby cities of Pune and Mumbai.
By Train: The nearest railhead from Mahabaleshwar is Wather, located at a distance of 62 km from the city. But if you choose to travel to Mahabaleshwar by train, the Pune railhead, located at a distance of 120 km, is comparatively more convenient than the Wather station. Pune railway station is again a convenient way to travel to Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar is best to visit in winter months when the climate gets cool and pleasant. Maharashtra is known as hot & humid destination, so it is bet to visit in the month of October to March.
Venna Lake: Venna Lake, the most popular among the tourist places in Mahabaleshwar, is a bustling tourist spot. The lake is surrounded by trees on all side, and offers boat riding option as well. The Venna Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The lake is surrounded by trees and a boat ride on this lake is a wonderful experience indeed. Tourists can also enjoy a horse ride nearby.
Mahabaleshwar Temple: The Mahabaleshwar Temple is also known as The Mahabali. It is yet another exquisite example of Maratha heritage of Mahabaleshwar and was built by Chanda Rao More in the 16th century. The architecture of this temple is built in the South Indian Hemadanta style. The temple also houses Shiva's bed, damru and trishul which date back to approximately 300 years. It is believed that every morning, the bedsheet is found crumpled indicating Shiva's presence at night within the temple. The temple has a serene, tranquil and peaceful ambience.
Pratapgarh Fort: Pratapgad Fort is the pride of Maratha Empire. The ecstatic monument was built in 1656 is known for the battle between one of finest warriors of their times Afzal Khan and Shivaji. At that point of time the former was the General of Bijapur and died here. The fort is built atop a hill. It houses a Mahadev Temple in its upper fort and a temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavani in its lower fort. One can also cite a dargah dedicated to Afzal Khan situated near the fort. The Pratapgad Fort is a maze of ponds, chambers and long dark walkways. It is a must see place for history lovers and photographers because of its abundant scenic beauty as well as historical background.
Elephant's Head Point: lephant’s Head Point is the extreme end of the mountain range. If one wants to see nature's very own artwork then Elephant's Head Point serves as a treat to them Apart from a fabulous view of the hills, one can increase thrill by making the most of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets here.
Panchganga Temple: The Panchganga Temple is constructed at the confluence of five rivers, Krishna, Veena, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri. The temple is of major religious importance and is therefore visited by devotees throughout the year. The five rivers flow out of the gaumukhi. An idol of Lord Krishna can be seen inside the temple since it is dedicated to him. The Panchganga Temple was constructed by Raja Singha Deo who was the ruler of the Yadavs of Devagiri. The temple owes much of its present grandeur to these two great warriors.
Tiger’s spring: The natural thermal spring near River Savitri, it is believed to be infused with spiritual powers. A 10 minute walk away from the Arthur's point, the shallow waters are ideal to experience and spend a solitary relaxing time amidst nature’s gift, It gives a great view of the surrounding valley.
Monkey Point: Monkey Point is natural sculpture of the stones which looks like three monkeys sitting beside each other. The sculpture seems to be portraying 3 monkeys of Gandhiji which say. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil. You could found the name a bit different but this item is name so because of the essential sculpture of the stones looking likes three monkeys sitting
Mahabaleshwar is famous and most visited place where people visit to explore their dream holiday throughout the year. But if you want to visit more places in Mahabaleshwar then visit around places of Mahabaleshwar which is Panchgani & Lohagad Fort
Panchgani is the quaint hill station is 19 kms away and makes for a great day trip from Mahabaleshwar. The ambience of Panchgani is very soothing, cool and serene and the beautiful environment further adds to the pleasure. Mount Malcolm, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Panchganga Mandir, Wilson Point, Sydney Point, Table Land, Venna Lake, Lingmala Falls, Dhom Dam and Bombay Point are other prominent attractions of the city
Kamalgad Fort: The Kamalgad Fort murmurs its tale with centuries of grief and mystery associated with it. With an unknown origin, the fort is engulfed in enigma and perplexity. The fort covers a flat area of nearly 3-4acres and is surrounded by steep rocks which have to be carefully scaled to reach its base. On the top of the fort is a hole which basically is the remains of a well which was bored right through the rock into the soil and still holds water
Sydney Point: Sydney Point Located at a distance of just 3 Kms from Panchgani, Sydney Point is famous for providing charming views of the Krishna Valley, Dhom Dam, Kamalgad Fort and the city of Wai If you are the creative kinds and are looking for inspiration, this could be your chance to think over in the perfect surroundings.
Table Land: Table Land is one of the famous destinations of the city which is located in the area of Panchgani and is the highest point in Panchgani city. This place is believed as Asia’s second longest mountain plateau situated at an elevation of 1387 m sea level and is bounded by hills. This is flatland adorned with a carpet of grass spread over the vast area of around 100 acres.
Mount Malcolm: Mount Malcolm was constructed in the year 1829 and is another historical tourist destination of the city, located at a distance of 2 Kms from Panchgani. Its name was derived from the John Malcom, a general of the British troops,
Lohagad Fort: Lohagad is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated close to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level, Lohagad fort is a formidable fort near Pune. Lohagad makes an ideal trekking destination for trekkers from Pune and Mumbai because of its accesibility, ease of the trek and lush green surroundings. Lohagad at 3400 ft is a wide spread fort. There are 4 doors to Lohagad from the nearby village Lohagadwadi. Lohagad divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna.
Mahabaleshwar is well known for its honey and strawberry farms. One can visit strawberry farms during the period they grow and are plucked. Mahabaleshwar strawberry is a strawberry grown in the hilly slopes of Mahabaleshwar, which accounts for about 85 percent of the total strawberry produced in India. Strawberry, along with raspberry, mulberry and gooseberry, is produced on a large scale in and around Mahabaleshwar. A trip to Mahabaleshwar would be incomplete without a visit to Strawberry Farm in the land of Strawberries. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its honey and strawberry farms. The Britishers brought strawberry plants from Australia and planted in Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar and today these strawberries are exported to various countries. Real ambience as well as enjoy fresh flavours of this luscious berry.
Meghdoot Restaurant TA Rank 3.5: This hotel is good to eat out in Mahabaleshwar it serves best quality of food which makes you feel happy with sufficent amount. It offer Indian food as well as chinese food to eat
Hotel Rajmahal: TA Rank 4.0: A good place to dig into some lip-smacking vegetarian delicacies. It is good to visit and enjoy the lunch which makes you feel happy
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What to buy and shop in "Mahabaleshwar
leather goods, tribal pieces of art, strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, Mouth-watering jams, marmalades and jellies
Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Mahabaleshwar"
Amit Super Market is best to shop Souvenirs items in Mahabaleshwar
Where to have best food in "Mahabaleshwar"
The Olive Garden Restaurant is best to visit and enjoy hunger
Where to stay in "Mahabaleshwar"
Standard: Bella Vista Resort
Deluxe: Citrus Chambers
Luxury: Brightland Resort & Spa
Where to drink in "Mahabaleshwar"
The Tarang Bar is best to visit and drink
Best Bars in "Mahabaleshwar"
Where to eat fastfood "Mahabaleshwar"
Little Italy is best known for fast food
Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Mahabaleshwar"
Dina's Hotel is best to enjoy Lunch & Dinner at Mahabaleshwar