Mahabaleshwar Tourism
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Mahabaleshwar Tourism

Mahabaleshwar Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1438 m
  • Pincode: 412806
  • District: Satara
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 02168
  • Weather: Summer 15 to 35°C, Winter 10 to 32°C
Mahabaleshwar is both a city and a municipal council in the Satara district in the state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Western Ghats range of India, which spreads from north to south along the Deccan Plateau. The hill station is at an elevation of 1,353 metres above sea level.

Mahabaleshwar lies 285 km south-west of Mumbai and is bound by valleys on all sides. It is a plateau measuring an area of 150 square kilometres.

Mahabaleshwar constitutes three villages – Malcolm Peth, Old ‘Kshetra’ Mahabaleshwar and some part of the Shindola village. The river Krishna originates from the mouth of the legendary statue of a cow in the temple of Mahadev situated in Old Mahabaleshwar and flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Four other rivers also flow from the mouth of the cow, before they merge into the Krishna; these are Koyana, Venna (Veni), Savitri and Gayatri.

The destination was ruled by various dynasties including the Mauryas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Adil Shahi, Shilahar, Marathas, Peshwas and Satavahanas. The history of Mahabaleshwar dates back to 1215, when king Singhan of Deogiri visited Old Mahabaleshwar. A temple and a water tank were constructed by him at the source of the Krishna. This area was invaded by a Brahmin dynasty in 1350.

In the 16th century, the Maratha family of Chandarao ruled over the city. Later, in the 17th century, Jaoli and Mahabaleshwar were taken over by Shivaji Maharaj, who constructed the Pratapgad Fort in 1656. The city also witnessed the imprints of the British, who included the destination in the territory of the Raja of Satara in 1819.

Getting around Mahabaleshwar is not a problem for tourists. Travellers can hire a taxi or board a bus to explore the city and its attractions. Mahabaleshwar is famous for strawberries and mulberries. Tourists can enjoy 'strawberries with cream' from January to February and 'mulberries with cream' from April to May. Also, strawberry milkshake and vada pav made here is a must-try for tourists. The city also produces fresh jams and marmalades, which can be bought. Tourists can also buy fresh honey from the various bee farms in the city.

The moderate climate of Mahabaleshwar makes it destination tourists can visit any time of the year.

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Rohit Bhonsle

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  • Rohit Bhonsle
  • Lives in Satara
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  • 9 Reviews
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"Best place to visit" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Best place to visit. Near Satara 50KM. Their is many hotels and resorts to stay in Mahabaleshwar. MTDC is best option. Food is little pricy. All sightseeing location is far away from Mahabaleshwar city, you can take taxi. It is famous for Strawberry, Raspberry, Malberry. Must visit Mapro garden.
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Wanderess The

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"Weekend at the land of strawberries" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Long weekends = Wandering

And this lead me to the land of strawberries.Hired car and escaped early morning from dadar. Mahabaleshwar was packed with people. Blame it on the weekend but still the place was fun.

Visited plateau point, first it was scenic and later halted at mapro garden. I must say mapro garden is the best place to be in when you're going to Mahabaleshwar. Luckily it was strawberry festival at that time and we enjoyed a lot. The property is super cool and well-maintained. The strawberry cream ice-cream and grill sandwich are must haves.

The nasik dhol performance by the team in evening was electrifying.

The next point was Venna Lake. It was a nice peaceful and romantic evening place. Boating at Venna Lake is must try.

Other points worth visiting are elphinstone point, Elephant Head point, Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple, Lodwick point.

Well there are many hotels to stay at mahabaleshwar but I suggest u go for local places as u'll get opportunity to go strawberry picking and view nature at mahabaleshwar at its best.


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Pratham s prabhu

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"Mahabaleshwar is waste of time and money" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Except atmosphere and climate there is nothing to cheer in Mahabaleshwar. Tourist guide describe us lot of points which we can visit in mahabaleshwar. But don't be furious after hear all those names. Bcz only name of points are attractive not places. So if you want to enjoy your vacation please avoid Mahabaleshwar.
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Nishant

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"Nice place to relax" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's a nice place to stay away from your busy hectic lifestyle. There is nothing much to explore in Mahabaleshwar. View of valley from all the points is almost same. I liked the ancient temple of Mahabaleshwar which is unique of its kind. From food perspective I liked the food. Must try the corn pattice and the strawberries shake at Mapro garden.
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Piyush Dhavle

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"Maharashtra's own Darjiling" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Been there in the month of December, a road trip with my friends. Didn't prepared well for the cold weather (lol), so we end up staying in the hotel for every evening. Even though it was nice to roam around in the daytime.

Blushing nature in the form of strawberries and mulberries. Do not expect more from the food of local thelas, better to eat in the good diner. Another must visit is Mapro garden, for delicious food and jam, jellies and juices.

From my point of view a weekend is enough to see mahabaleshwar, but if you want to see everything 4 night trip is sufficient. Take home fresh fruits and other stuffs from Mapro, and Mahabaleshwar will stay on your tongue for another week.
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Diwakar shrotri

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"A clean & eco-friendly city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This hill station in Maharashtra is situated in the Satara district. All the area is green and well-maintained. The city is also very clean and eco friendly. There was no water shortage. Taxi service is good. Most of the hotel serves veg food. The quality of food is good.
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Swapnil rajendra awate .

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  • Swapnil rajendra awate .
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"An awesome place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mahabaleshwar is very romantic place. Suitable for all age persons. Mahabaleshwar is heaven of Maharashtra. It's romantic, heritage, wildlife. My experience is awesome, I never forget this trip with my sweet heart. We are so happy with this destination.
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Tapas singh

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"Do not visit on a weekend"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We always hear that Mahabaleshwar was a place which is very cool and calm. But in reality both the quality can't be noticed. In day, temp is more than 30 degree and everywhere its very busy/traffic, parking problem. If any one plan to visit the place don't visit on weekend/holiday. And prefer months will be oct-feb.
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Mugdha Mehta

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"Perfect rugged vacation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We visited mahabaleshwar during the diwali vacations and stayed there for 5 days. We stayed at a bungalow at Yashoda Strawberry Farms. It's actually in middle of jungle. The bungalow is owned by a guy Named Laxman. The hospitality there is amazing. The guy never has no for answer. The climate was good and we explored the whole jungle area. The way to the Yashoda Strawberry Farms is via Tiger path thats lane adjoining the Madhusagar Honey Centre. Its almost 2 km inside. The food available at the farms is freshly cooked and equally tasty. The stay is totally worth every penny and if you visit the farms during March - April you can actually pluck the strawberries directly from the farm. If you like jungle stay and are open to walking and little trekking its an amazing place to stay. Its like your own paradise a new Mahabaleshwar in the normal touristy Mahabaleshwar. You can actually walk down to Polo Ground from the adjoining jungle its like 10-15 mins walk.

Because we roamed around a lot in jungle good pair of shoes are a very must. If you have your own vehicle than a night drive for star gazing at Wilson point is highly recommended. The other places we visited while there were Connaught Peak, Chinaman's Fall, Kate's Point, Lodwick Point, Wilson point, Elephant's Head point.

If you are visiting during holidays than be prepared to face the traffic jams.

Overall, we had a great adventurous and fun time during our stay.
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Varun Kulkarni

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"Strawberry Hill Station"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
When I hear Mahableshwar the first thing comes to my mind is strawberries. This place is best visited during monsoon & winters. One should strictly avoid it during summers. Pratapgad Fort is a must visit which is an hour drive away. It has all the points which all hill station have. One should experience the sunrise as it is less crowded. If you are a coffee lover try out the coffee at CCD in the main market after 10pm you are in for a peaceful atmosphere.
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