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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Sanjay hargude

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"Nice experience!" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Mahabaleshwar is a great destination to relax and detoxify yourself. There are lots of activities you can do at Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani like Horse riding, boating, cherry picking etc. Its queen of hill station of Maharashtra. This place is located to satara by located 45 km of satara dist. From pune 135 km. Nice place to see. Near about Mahabaleshwar is Panchgani.
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Saiyed Asif

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"A great destination for summer" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar is a great destination to relax and detoxify yourself. There are lots of activities you can do at Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani like Horse riding, boating, cherry picking, etc. In my opinion you should go there in all three seasons as every season has it own flavour.
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"Queen of hill stations in Maharashtra" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's queen of hill station of Maharashtra. This place is located 45 km from Satara district and 135 km from Pune. Nice place to see. Sunset point and Sunrise point are the must see places.
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"Awesome destination to visit during summer" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The overall experience is good and we enjoyed a lot there during our stay. We had good food, good stay and good sightseeing. Best time to visit is during summer as there is cold atmosphere. During rainy season lots of points are closed and during winter season the weather is very very cold.
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"Good horse riding experience and lovely Echo Point" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome experience of riding horse. Also shopping on horse at Mahabaleshwar was one of the experience. The most lovely point is Echo Point. Had too much fun at Echo Point. Best experience. Enjoyed in December. Winter is the best season to have a visit.
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"Awesome experience and good enjoyment" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Visiting Mahabaleswar is an awesome experience. Started early Saturday and went to hill station by 10 am and from there real enjoyment started. We stayed there up to 8 pm and thoroughly enjoyed each and every minute. There are so many places where we can take beautiful photos and believe me, we almost took 1500 photos in 10 hours. If you have time, don't miss this place.
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"Beautiful place to visit" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Mahabaleshwar is basically a hill station with beautiful scenic views.
You will find pleasant atmosphere all throughout the year. Bit sunny in summers but cool breeze will make you visit that place again.

The places must visit are :
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Veena Lake
Mapro Garden
Arthurs Seat
Elephants Head point
and many points giving beautiful view from top.

Try Mulberry's and Strawberries at local market.

Also there are ample video game parlours for kids and games like lucky 7 and dice games for those interested.

You will get verities of 'CHANA' as in snacks at market , ranging from Chilly Garlic Chana to Manchurian Chana.
This is a Must Try from local market.

You can shop for variety of Handbags, purses and handicraft items from local market.
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Sejal Dedhia

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"Chilling Mahabaleshwar" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Away from the soaring heat from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a super cool hill station. Peaceful place amidst greenery and mountains. Elders can relax here and enjoy boating in venna lake. Youngsters and kids can enjoy go carting and other games. Most of all enjoy strawberry cream and variety of ice golas.
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"The most beautiful place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is a temple of Lord Shiva. The most beautiful place that I have never seen before. It is a land of peace. It almost took one day journey from Hyderabad. I enjoyed a lot with my family for two days. The climate is very pleasant. It is good to all the devotees with lot of bakti.
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"Visit for a thyst with Nature" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was a brilliant place with lot of points to visit. Take care of those toll points though, many of them are fake and you may need to ask for an ID card on each.

Visit Mahabaleshwar if you are in need of a holiday away from city and into wilderness and to enjoy the true beauty of nature. Trekking is a good pastime.

Visit Mahabaleshwar temple, Wai and all points like - Elephant head point, Lion's point and others.
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