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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Sushil  Shirse
  • Sushil Shirse
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"Excellent destination in summer too" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Many people suggest not to go to Mahabaleshwar in Summer but I personally visited and it was very good experience.
The temperature at Mahabaleshwar in summer was also not that high. Also continuous wind keeps you fresh. I have visited Panchganga temple, Arthur point, elephant head point, Venna lake, Panchgani table land and many other small points which are on the same route. There is lot of greenery is summer too and it gives very good refreshment in these days.
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Ami Shah
  • Ami Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"A nice tourist place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Mahableshwar is the place of peace! Winter is the utmost best season to visit! And yes even we visited there in winter. The amazing climate with cold chilling breeze was just marvellous! We all went to different points as table land, elephant point, strawberry farms etc! Near a place called Panchgini had the amazing blender of weather. The beautiful landscapes were jaw dropping. The overall experience was just superb with too many shopping done.
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Praduman Sahoo
  • Praduman Sahoo
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 2 Reviews

"Decent hill station for family and couples for a relaxed holiday" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
We visited this place in Dec 2014 when climate was really cold. Enjoyed sightseeing, horse riding, boating and shopping. Only regret I have was our trip for 2 days was not enough, should have stayed a little longer.

Places to see are Mahabaleshwar temple, Pratapgarh Fort, Mapro Gardens, Venna Lake and various valley points.

I enjoyed the street food like Vada Pao, Misal Pao, Bhel puri, etc. Though the local food didn't impress me being a veggie. Fresh strawberry shake was exceptional. Also don't miss to taste wine, there are few nice wine shops in Panchaghani.

It's a nice hill station in centre of Indian peninsula, however, we should not compare it with various hill stations on the great Himalayas like Mussoorie, Shimla and Ladakh. They are exceptional.
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Sandhya Gor
  • Sandhya Gor
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 1 Review

"A cool and good place for short trips" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It's a very good place for family trip, school or college trip as well as for honeymoon trip. It's a very cool and good place I had ever visited. Everyone should visit this place I should say. Experience strawberry with winter season and roaming around hills was amazing.
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Mohith
  • Mohith
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews

"Peaceful Holiday" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Go out there for a weekend. Far away from the hustle bustle of the city and enjoy it to the fullest. Not a very costly place so the budget can be easily controlled. Go with your friends take booze along and drink till you see the sunset from an awesome view point.
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Sneha Sabnis
  • Sneha Sabnis
  • Lives in Goa
  • 5 Reviews

"A nice place with good sightseeing spots" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I liked Mahabaleshwar. The Pratapgad fort is awesome. I loved strawberries and strawberry garden. Visiting points is waste of time in the month of March. But some points are really nice like elephants head, needle point, Kate point. Venna lake is also good. Wherever you go see that you bargain. People in Mahabaleshwar are helpful. But when you take taxi bargain with him.
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Gokul
  • Gokul
  • 3 Reviews

"A good tourist place" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pratapgad Fort, Sunset Point, Bombay Point, Sydney point, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mapro Garden, Starwberry gardens and there are lot of places to visit for bird eye views.

Do not miss out the sunset at Bombay point which will give you best sunset view and good photography place too.
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Vivek Konda
  • Vivek Konda
  • Lives in Ahmednagar
  • 2 Reviews

"Good place to hang out on weekend" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice hill station to visit with your loved ones. I went on a road trip. It was amazing. Had lot of fun. Even experienced heavy rains and fog. Best time to visit is in the late year in November December. Nice cold place to have relief from the hot temperature.
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Raj Hasan
  • Raj Hasan
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 1 Review

"Beautiful places to visit in Mahabaleshwar"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mahabaleshwar is a famous hill station of Maharashtra. You can cover both Mahabaleshwar and Panchghani in the same trip. We liked Veena Lake, sunset point, Lingamala waterfall and mostly the Pratapgarh Fort. I simply loved to drive from Mahabaleshwar to Pratapgarh Fort.
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Mahesh Pandarkar
  • Mahesh Pandarkar
  • Lives in Solapur
  • 1 Review

"Honeymoon destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Surprisingly it is one of the known destination which gives full of joy & healthy environment to young as well as mature couples. It is totally mind brushing destiny as per my opinion. Spots are very cool & mind blowing, which gives romantic as well as adventurous touch.
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