Mahabaleshwar Tourism

Mahabaleshwar Tourism

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One of the most populer hill station, easy to reach and nice to stay with all facilities in terms of good to luxerious stay & variety of food veg, non-veg & jain. Most popular for strawbery gardens & Ancient fort call Pratap Garh.
Minimum 3 days visit require to enjoy this hill station at fullest.
Good morning with cooku songfs if your choose to stay in little out skirt.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hill top station with lots of greenaries, strawbery gardens, Ancient forts [pratap garh] and boat tour in evening at veena lake that make perfect holiday at very cheap cost for maharashtra people. All variety of foods available depends where you prefer to stay. Market becomes very live every evening with all variety of gifts & shopping. In house amusement in market area for kids [incl elder kids] for entertaintment. Even hugh amusement park are now available for full day entertaintment.

Activities & things to do: - Pick best of strawberies while to your return journey. You can choose to order your quantity during your visit to strawberies garden in advance and they will ensure fresh strawbery delivered to your hotel on the day of your departure, sounds gr8, isn't it?
- Boat riding in venna lake [or prepferably vaigaon] is must have attraction
- Hill point visits like echo points, monkey point is alos prefered places to visit though it's quite similar to matheran, if you have already been there. Still you with family can spend some quality time [but not more than 2-3 hrs]
- best part is to have complete rest with family and breath in air with lots of oxygen which is not available in urban cities.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: First time travelers, it is good you take public/private bus trnasportation as it is not so safe to drive, not bcoz of road conditions but due to very deep curves which going up to top of the mountain called Mahabaleshwar, to avoid invite unfortunate accident.
Visitors can enter wither from pune or pane side. it is ~150 KMs from mumbai. it's better to take train to pune or atleat till Mumbai for out station visitors then rest can be travelled through road.
Do propoer planning before starting sight seings. There is only 2 directions you have to plan 1) Towards Pratap Garh 2) Panchgini. Even for Pratap Garh, public bus is avaialbe from bus depot [which in the centre of market]. Visiting Pratap Garh is half day tour, but exauhstive so better take rest during remaining day. Atmost visit market in evening b/w 6-9 PM. thera lots of attraction on the way to Panchgini such as Strawbery Gardens, Amusement Park, Lord Shiva Temple, Venna Lake and most popular Mapro & Mala factory. Againg this is half day tour so have good rest during other half.
Do proper bargain before hiring cabs [which is the only option] for sight seings to avoid unpleasent arguments at the end of the day.
Mostly full day cab [9AM to 6PM] will charge Rs 1500 which has capacity to accommodate 2 families.
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Paresh shah
  • Paresh shah
  • 15 Reviews

"Fun Unlimited at Maby" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Maby is name given to Mahabaleshwar by our group and as title says we have unlimited enjoyment and fun. We are a group who goes on short trip every 3-4 months and one such destination was Maby. The journey to Maby was fantastic, the location....... More
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Puru Bhoir
  • Puru Bhoir
  • Lives in Thane
  • 3 photos
  • 10 Reviews

"Not as cold as we expected" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall experience for this hill station is good. When we travelled during end of March14 the climate was not as cold as we usually expect a hill station. The sight and view road side and landscape was refreshing. Plantation of strawberry and....... More
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Milind navadikar
  • Milind navadikar
  • 26 Reviews

"Nice place to visit as hill station for a weekend" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hills station for a weekend. There are a lot points which can be covered in 2 days. Nature beauty is plus point with weather. Boating on Venna lake during sunset is a marvellous experience. Food & Shopping are good....... More
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Kaberi Das
  • Kaberi Das
  • Lives in Guwahati
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  • 27 Reviews

"Try Maharastrian food & have crushes in Mapro Garden" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Alone, if you are a nature lover or a professional photographer you can enjoy. This place is not much crowded, less developed than other hill stations in India. For a couple you can benefit from this less crowded place and enjoy your private....... More
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Neha Singh
  • Neha Singh
  • Lives in Pune
  • 11 Reviews

"Relaxing and enjoyable trip"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mahabaleshwar is a nice hills station for a weekend outing. To Visit: there are a lot points that once can visit. 2 days are good to visit most of them. Boating on Venna lake during sunset is a marvelous experience. Food & Shopping:....... More
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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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