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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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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 118 Reviews
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"A Trip to Mahabaleshwar" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
I had been to Mahabaleshwar by road in the month of March 2016. Mahabaleshwar is an important stop-over in the tourism circuit of Maharashtra. The must-visit attractions around Mahabaleshwar include Pratapgarh Fort, Venna Lake and the Mahabaleshwar temple. The Pratapgarh fort is located 24 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar. The Mahadev temple is located at the upper portion of the fort while the goddess Bhavani temple is located in the lower portion of this iconic fort. The Venna Lake is an important tourist attraction around Mahabaleshwar. Tourists can avail of both boat and horse ride during their stay in Mahabaleshwar. The Mahabaleshwar temple is also known as Mahabali. A 5 feet wall encloses this majestic abode of pristine beauty and heritage.
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 171 photos
  • 76 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
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"Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra is one of the lovely destination in western ghats. It's travel from Pune itself interesting. View of the valleys are so nice. June July is peak rainy season. The rain fall is too high. Peak tourists also come to here to see continues rain fall. The steep valleys will bloom with waterfalls. Mahabaleshwar Temple also one of the attractions. River Krishna's berth place also the same.
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Arvind verma

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  • Arvind verma
  • 2 Reviews
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"Destination for a relaxed holiday" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you want to get out from the hectic work schedules and the din't of city life which gets in your nerves .. Head into the nature's lap to the quiet and green environs of Mahabaleshwar. Nestled in the Syadri hills, Mahabaleshwar provides an ideal getaway to soothe frayed nerves and provide solitude away from the pollution and noise of city life.
Mahabaleshwar has the nature trails for trekkers, resorts for not so adventurous with all facilities, and sights which are beautiful and awesome overlooking the valleys and thick forests.
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Rajat

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"Awesome place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome weather. Heavy rainfall and continuous fog along with chilled air.

We visited Mahabaleshwar Temple, Panchganga temple, Vienna Lake, Lingamala Waterfall, Mapro Garden and all the major points.

One must carry all the essentials as per monsoon. Rainfall was too heavy and so best outfit will be rainy clothes.

Overall it was awesome and fabulous.
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Pradnesh .

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  • Pradnesh .
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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"Amazing place for weekend" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you really want to enjoy monsoon, Mahabaleshwar is place for you. I had a blast during my 2 days trip. Awesome weather. Enjoyed a lot in heavy rainfall. Do not miss Mapro garden, Venna lake, historical temple, kings chair, Parsi point, table top and horse ride. In the wet & cold weather do not miss to enjoy hot sweetcorn & tea.
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Shailendra Singh

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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Visited this during monsoons. It was just an awesome experience with rain and fog all around. The scenic beauty of the place is just mesmerizing. Tough the best time to visit will be when the skies are clear. But monsoon time is very different experience.
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Rahul Ghosh

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  • Rahul Ghosh
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Amazing Place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I have heard a lot about this place and always wanted to visit it. Finally, we made it and what we heard was no exaggeration! It so breathtaking and beautiful that it can give even few foreign locations a good run for money.
Friendly locals, good restaurants, nice and luxurious accommodations and another gem of a place - "Panchghani" ... What else one can ask for. I am looking forward to visit this place again. One of the most memorable trips I ever took!
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Shvetang Gupta

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"Coolest place in Maharastra"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Really, awesome the coolest place in Maharashtra. I visited Mahabaleshwar with my family. Really a nice experience. I stay in hotel Sangam exclusive really a nice budget hotel. All staff was very helpful specially ''Namdev'' a really nice person, a good person, a professional photographer, he helped me to visit all the place.
One thing I will share there is a lot of taxi who will help you to visit Mahabaleshwar but they charges more, there are many buses for Mahabaleshwar darshan, Pratapgarh darshan in cheap and they visit all the places of Mahabaleshwar. Old Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, mini Kashmir (Tapola), wai and Pratapgarh fort place is must visit place. If you love boating Veena lake is a place, you can hire a boat and enjoy. There are many shooting places, if you remember some movie like Pardes, sargam, bajirao mastani and many more. If you love Strawberry enjoy with you love, there is many strawberry farmhouse.
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Amol

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  • Amol
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit in monsoon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Really very nice place to go in monsoon... Also you can enjoy here real taste of strawberries... Mapro garden is nice to see... Also if you are planning to visit here don't forget to visit Pratapgad fort.. Just 22 km from Mahabaleshwar.. This fort has big history and you also feel proud to visit here..
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Manish Agarwal

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  • Manish Agarwal
  • Lives in Bhilai
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"Awesome place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a wonderful to visit Mahabaleshwar, nice scenes especially the elephants head point.

Savitri point just before arthur seat point, pratapgarh fort is nice to memorize history. There is a poonam hotel & panorama hotel in Mahabaleshwar market area, wonderful hotels with delicious food do not go any else

Accept them for lunch & dinner panorama is best for breakfast Poonam is wonderful. Mapro gardens is too good to spend some quality time. Try to choose other month not in May as it is too hot in the morning but you will feel relax after 4 o'clock, it is better to go for sightseeing after 4 o'clock.
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