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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Jaidev Lohia

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  • 5 Reviews
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"A must visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
A beautiful destination for all type of people. Mahabaleshwar is a must visit destination though there is not much to see. Just go to enjoy the pleasant climate during summer, witness the sunset from the mountains. Good spot for a weekend trip. A delight for the motorcycle riders, a lot of curves to enjoy.

Many places to stay, hotels and resorts. Be advised that the lunch and dinner times are fixed. Sher-e-Punjab restaurant is advisable for clean and tasty food and environment.
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Rishi

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"A good destination but at high cost" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The destination is very close to pune & it has very beautiful natural scenes. But it is bit costlier as compared to other hill station in every aspect market, hotel tariff, etc. There is no mode of transport to use the two wheeler bike or scooter. Only option is Cab, whose tariff is high. Overall, a good destination but at high cost.
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Harsh Shah

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"An awesome hill station" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar is an awesome place on Hill. But it is advisable that it should be visited during rainy season. Because it's considered as peak season during that time as the atmosphere is awesome and breathtaking. Table top mountain is also best place to get peace.
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Harman Vij

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"Awesome experience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I happened to visit this place along with my colleagues and the overall experience was absolutely awesome. Lots of points to see such as Savitri Point, Echo Point, Elephant's Head Point, Mapro Garden, Monkey Point, Hunting Point etc. The weather was simply amazing and I must say it's worth visiting this place atleast once.
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Laxmidhar

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"A good destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Food is very costly in Mahabaleshwar. Many visitors are visiting this place, hence it is having huge visitors. In Mahabaleshwar there are only two petrol pumps. I find difficulty to fill petrol in petrol pumps. It is a traffic jam place, inside Mahabaleshwar roads are very narrow and hence find difficulty to move in car during peak hours. So I use to start early for sightseeing. Food was really costly and quantity wise also they serve very less. Road is good. In between Ghats are there, but it is easy to drive. By 12:30 hrs we started returning from mapro garden and reached kharghar at 17:00 hrs.
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Dhananjay Damame

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  • Dhananjay Damame
  • Lives in Pune
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"Awesome weather and picturesque scenes" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mahabaleshwar climate is good and elephant head hill is good. Mahabaleshwar temple is nice. Old Mahabaleshwar is awesome. Veena lake in boarding is nice. Mapro garden is so nice. We went for a one day trip to Mahabaleshwar from Pune in July end. Tabletop Point in Panchgani and Arthur's Point were good particularly due to awesome weather and picturesque scenes.
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Akshay Ghotkar

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  • Lives in Nagpur
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"Awesome place with adventure" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mahabaleshwar climate is good and elephant head hill is good. God mahabaleshwar temple is nice, old mahabaleshwar is awesome. Veena lake in boarding is nice and mapro garden was so nice, there was one ice-cream shop. It was overall a very good trip. Much needed after long way of work & family life. Best way to relax yourself as to move away of the Mumbai's hoch poch life in the nature's arms with sweet.
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Jitendra saha

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  • 4 Reviews
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"A good trip" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was overall a very good trip. Much needed after long way of work & family life. Best way to relax yourself as to move away of the Mumbai's hoch poch life in the nature's arms with sweet strawberries, carrots & cute white rabbits, nice pure air, boating & hot corns. We do miss them in our daily routine of Mumbai.
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"Mahabaleswar climate is so good" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mahabaleswar climate is good and elephant head hill is good. The temples are also good. Veena lake had boating and it was fun. Mapro garden was so nice as there was ice cream shop and they sell strawberry. My wife and I enjoyed the trip.
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"A refreshing day out!" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We went for a one day trip to Mahabaleshwara from Pune in July end. Table top point in Panchgani and Arthur's Point were good particularly due to awesome weather and picturesque scenes. The 5 river temple was awesome. I had never been to old temples before so it was something new for me. Kate's point had an waterfall which unlike other waterfall places around Pune was easy and safe especially for children. At last we visited Mapro garden and tasted every possible flavour of squash and candy(I loved this part of the journey! :) ). Overall it was great refreshing place.
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