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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Priti Tikle
  • Priti Tikle
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect Weekend destination" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
We keep visiting Mahabaleshwar at least once a year so we visited it in Monsoon, winter and also in summer. Every season has its own flavor. In monsoon you will see greenery and waterfalls everywhere though some of the sights are not accessible because of thick fog and heavy rain.

Winter is the best time to visit having charming weather, fresh strawberries and pleasant stay. One has to book hotel in advance as booking at last moment is difficult because of crowd. There are many good hotels in Mahabaleshwar as well as Panchgani.

Summer is quite hot but evenings are cool and you can roam in the market near the bus stand where you can play video games and do some shopping.

Overall its a perfect weekend getaway from Pune/Mumbai.
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Ca Ranka
  • Ca Ranka
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to relax" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Good place to visit and relax in holidays. Mapro Garden is amazing. I could spend the whole day there. The food near Mapro Garden was great. I still remember the crowd but the speed of making Pizza was astonishing. There are many points like Tiger Point and all. We didn't go to all points but trip was really great.
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Animesh Shukla
  • Animesh Shukla
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews

"Amazing destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall, it was definitely an unforgettable experience with friends. Mahabaleshwar is a great destination to relax and detoxify yourself with its air, water and scenic views. The hills have a strange way of calling tourist back and Mahabaleshwar is one such place.
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Deepak Solanki
  • Deepak Solanki
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"A good weekend getaway" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Mahabaleshwar is like weekend gateway. 2-3 days are more then enough to visit the place. 4-7 points are similar to each other. The time to spend is one day in velocity and remain day in shopping and resting at hotels. If you want to buy product such as juice and jam you can visit Mala factory. Here you can also have a look how bottles are filled and packed for selling.
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Kaustav Bhadury
  • Kaustav Bhadury
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 2 Reviews

"A place equally suited for couples and friends"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A hill station to the core of it, Mahabaleshwar is a thoroughly enjoyable place best visited in the monsoons. Had stayed at the MTDC resort which is pretty good. You can cover all the local points in a day if you hire a cab.

My suggestion to people who love sunsets - View it from elephant's head instead of the crowded sunset point. You can walk about 2 km from the MTDC resort and have a gala time at the market which is pretty nice. Having covered Mahabaleshwar, you can move to Panchgani where the Tableland provides an awesome view.

We walked up the table land and raced on the back of horses atop the tableland which was exhilarating. Yo can also enjoy the local strawberry wine which is pretty nice (I have heard so). On the whole its a totally worth 3-4 day trip.
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Chaitanya Kulkarni
  • Chaitanya Kulkarni
  • 6 Reviews

"Amazing place to relax and detoxify yourselves"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
In the month of October, my brothers Pramod & Prasad and I decided to visit Mahabaleshwar. From Sangli we planned to take a trip to Mahabaleshwar. Cool Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station in Western India.

There are a number of good hotels and resort available in Mahabaleshwar accommodating both budget and big wallet tourists. We stayed at Citrus hotel. The hotel was located on the main market road which later turned out to be a boon for us and also a main reason behind our frequent visits to the market in free time.

Places to visit:

There are more than 30 points to visit and most of them are at hill place. You can hire private vehicles or taxi from the market to visit these points. Some of places we have visited are Mahabaleshwar Temple, Parsi Point, Mala factory, Mapro Gardens, Needle hole point and Arthur Seat Point.

Best time to visit this beautiful hill station is between October to mid June. Our driver told us that in monsoon the place is shut down due to heavy rains. So it is advisable to do some inquiry beforehand if you are planning to go during monsoon.

Overall, it was definitely an unforgettable experience with friends. Mahabaleshwar is a great destination to relax and detoxify yourself with its air, water and scenic views. The hills have a strange way of calling tourist back and Mahabaleshwar is one such place.
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Vimal Soni
  • Vimal Soni
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  • 4 Reviews

"A satisfying stay"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very nice place and most importantly the climate is so different for anybody visiting from Mumbai. A must visit place, Also enjoy the local fruits and ice creams. Verna lake is a must visit beside a walk to main market, Horse ride is recommended. Overall a very satisfying visit due to the hotel we selected Shreyas Hotel.
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Arjun
  • Arjun
  • Lives in Afzalpura
  • 3 Reviews

"Fantastic holiday"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Some points which we visited like Mahabaleshwar points, Tableland in Panchgani were absolutely superb. Experience was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone and we will be back. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday and didn't want to go home. But we don't have option.
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Chetan Bura
  • Chetan Bura
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"The destination of hill station and adventure"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place is good in the month of December and January. You can go with your family, friends or loved ones they will love to enjoy the place. This place has 12 points for visit, most of the of it hill station, adventurous trip can happen.
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Vishal
  • Vishal
  • 5 Reviews

"A must visit place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Strawberry is special about mahabaleshwar. Go to this place in winter you will feel very good. I was take my car to visit the place & I suggest the same. Pratapgarh, eco point, Table point, Sui-site point, sunset point & main market. Take a chance for horse riding wonderful experience.
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