Mahabaleshwar Tourism
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Mahabaleshwar Tourism

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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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Samreen Khan

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  • Samreen Khan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
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"Amazing place & a must go place!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Had great fun with horse riding, shopping. Awesome sights are there to watch. Great sunset points. First time had a fog experience. Best to go in winter. Felt too relaxed & heavenly experience. A must must go place.
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Saranya Ganesh

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  • Saranya Ganesh
  • Lives in Chennai
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"Relaxing getaway,Mahabaleshwar" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We took a short vacation to Mahabaleshwar and really enjoyed the place. Mahabaleshwar is very scenic. There are so many mountains and picturesque view points. Esp the needle hole point where there is a rock shaped naturally like a elephant's head was amazing. Another not to miss attraction is the Maapro farm, restaurant and shop. Mahabaleshwar being the strawberry capital of India, we were treated to ample fresh strawberries. The only minus point was that the roads were very narrow.
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Hemant Chaure

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  • Hemant Chaure
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"It was a great visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar is the most popular place in Maharashtra because of this is everyday is new thing is that place. I'm going on with my friends to enjoy picnic, in summer and there are amazing experiences that is cool place forever.
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Yash Agrawal

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  • Yash Agrawal
  • Lives in Pune
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"Amazing place with nice view" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar is an amazing hill station with lot of spots to see. It has an amazing weather and must visit in Rainy or Summer season. It also has strawberry farms and strawberries of Mahabaleshwar is also very famous. The sunset view from the sunset point adds a cherry on the cake. There are also many activities such as horse riding, trekking, boating, etc. It is a must visit place once in a life by everyone.
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Asif n Qureshi

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  • Asif n Qureshi
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in Maharashtra" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station situated in the state of Maharashtra. Last year winter I visited there with my uncle for meet with our relative. We travelled by train and we reached there after three days. Mahabaleshwar is famous for hill station and temperature.
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Brenaul Fernandes

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  • Brenaul Fernandes
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"It was chilling and fun" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The overall sightseeing and travelling experience was really nice. I had a lot of fun with my family. Lot of places to go. Cannot forget the Mapro garden and Venna lake. And we bought a lot of strawberries and Mapro products. Boating at Venna lake was fun. Our hotel was just opposite Panchgani bus stand. So was convenient for us to travel.
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"It was a nice destination" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The main part of this destination is it is only good in Winter. All the points were awesome. It is nearer to Pune and anybody who is visiting should have to come through Pune only. I would suggest to visit Pratapgarh also to cover which is also an awesome place to visit and not more than 30 kms from Mahabaleshwar. Mapro Garden is also awesome. Anybody visiting should have Mapro sandwiches and strawberry ice cream.
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Saranya Ganesh

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  • Saranya Ganesh
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"Cool getaway!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's a cool gateway, short drive from Pune. The roads are pretty good, though it's narrow (almost like a one lane). The view points are breathtaking. Food is a bit expensive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The elephant head point is very good but its a bit of a walk. The needle hole point is better.

Suggestions: widen roads given the huge population of visitors, make the trails wheel chair/ stroller accessible (way too many steps). The panchganga (source of Krishna river) is amazing and so is the Sri Mahabaleshwar temple.
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Rahul Jondhale

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  • Rahul Jondhale
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"Superb experience & loved the city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We have been to Mahabaleshwar for 3 days, and it was a brilliant experience, awesome homely food. Best part here is tourist points here. Horse riding, elephant head point is my favourite in all. And it goes without saying that the fresh strawberries is the prime attraction here. Recommended place.
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"Its perfect its beautiful and incredible"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra. Its very good Hill station in Mahabaleshwar you should visit these places Old Mahabaleshwar, Krishnabai temple, Monkey Point, Arthur seat point. Me and my family enjoyed this places. Mahableshwar has good foods like fish it has very good fish market and very good restaurant we had lunch together at Tushar Garden I just love sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar. I was really busy with only sight seeing. I advice all travellers to go once in Mahabaleshwar in life and warning is don't hire Guides they charge you heavily instead of him use GPS.
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