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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Chaitanya Kulkarni
  • Chaitanya Kulkarni
  • 1 Review

"Amazing place to relax and detoxify yourselves" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days 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" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week 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" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week 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" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week 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" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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Bharat
  • Bharat
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Very very cool and enjoyable place for couple" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I would rate following destination as very very good for couple. Nicest environment and good places and points. Good nature of people. Good food, especially corn made tikki and pani puri. Ideally place for honeymoon. Strawberry, mulberry, crushes and chocolates are very good in this destination.
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Manish
  • Manish
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Good to visit during winter" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Mahabaleshwar is a nice place to visit at any time, good time to visit is December to January. Starting week of Jan is a nice time to go. Cool season, helpful people, good food available at any time like till 11 pm also. Finally overall experience is damn good and again I would like to suggest Mahabaleshwar for couple and family if possible.
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Tipu Sultanmaharaj
  • Tipu Sultanmaharaj
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  • 2 Reviews

"An amazing and peaceful stay"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was November of 2014 when I first visited Mahabaleshwar. Its just too amazing and peaceful. The best and a must place to visit is the sunset point. You just do not want to miss that. There is a local market where ladies can shop and men can enjoy missal pav, chikki or strawberry cream. You could visit nearby panchgini or enjoy nearside lake.My only advice is if you are travelling during winters carry some wollen along with you.
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Moazzam Parkar
  • Moazzam Parkar
  • Lives in Chiplun
  • 2 Reviews

"Beware of monkeys"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Roads were very smooth. We enjoy on teasing other cars. At mahableshwar we saw writer point. We enjoy with sweet corn but a monkey grabbed our corn and ran away. We went there in winter. This is an awesome place I have ever seen in my life. We also did horse riding there.
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Abhimanyu singhal
  • Abhimanyu singhal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews

"Amazing destination in India"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mahabaleshwar is an amazing getaway in the arms of natural beauty. Situated at well above sea level it is one of the other few hill stations of Western Ghats. Panchangani is just few km away so you enjoy 2 places in same stay. Monsoons and winters are two best seasons to visit this place. This destination attracts people of every age group. Among your must visits should be -- Mapro Garden, PratapGarh Fort, Kates Point, Aurthur's Seat, Koyna River banks etc. Food is just like you get elsewhere. Among the Mahabaleshwar specialities don't forget to have "Grilled Sandwich", "Garlic Bread" at Mapro Garden. Fresh Strawberries and Mulberry shake you will get at most of the places. Do keep an umbrella and raincoat handy if you visit during monsoons as this place gets some heavy rains in season.
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