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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Hemangi Mehta

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  • Hemangi Mehta
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1162 readers

"Grand Resort" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Today
One of the finest and cool place to stay with natural environment. Co-operative Staff. Wonderful location with peace. Yes Grand is for peace, Grand is for birds chirping, Grand is for family As they mentioned that's true. Food was excellent and activities they are arranging is also good. Can stay Hassle Free with leisure. Wonderful property they owned.
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Monishanjk

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  • Monishanjk
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  946 readers

"Awesome hill station?"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is too good to visit with family relatives loved ones friends and everyone. I have been to the place for almost 20 times and now I feel as if it is my second home. It is a good hill station to be at and I would love to visit the place again. There are too many attractions of this place. One can go boating at veena lake. One can go to the religious temple situated there. One can also go for different points therein. Overall an budget place to visit.
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Siddharth Naik

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  • Siddharth Naik
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  428 readers

"Weekend Hillstation for Pune."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mahabaleshwar is one of the famous neatest hill station from Pune. A drive of 3 hours can take you there. On the way to Mahabaleshwar you can visit Wai at the base than move towards Panchagani and than finally to Mahabaleshwar.
Good time to visit is during winters or rainy season when it's full of fog and cold climate.
Strawberry are famous out here and the Mapro garden which is a major attractions to tourist.
Multiple point to see, A little of shopping and just a place to chill.
There are many resorts and Hotel in Mahabaleshwar and Panchagani to stay.
Overall a good place to visit for a 2 day or even a single day plan.
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  • 3 votes

Manish Kotecha

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  • Manish Kotecha
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  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 5 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2638 readers

"It's hot in Mahabaleshwar in march"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mahabaleshwar is hot in March. I've been here after monsoon months and believe me it's an awesome experience then. The weather is cool and foggy all day and night. But when I travelled here in March it was hot in the day but the night was cold. As the Sun sets the weather starts becoming pleasant. But, as for any tourists place the best time to see the destination is in the day time. So, I didn't enjoy much. And the grass also had become yellow. Where as in monsoon months the mountains are covered with lush green grass and there are active waterfalls then. My advice would be that best time to travel to Mahabaleshwar would be from September to February.
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Vaibhav shah

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  • Vaibhav shah
  • 3 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  806 readers

"Okay place for a weekend trip"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Views from certain points are just mind blowing but after visiting a couple of points they all look more or less similar. Pleasant Climate is biggest plus point. Strawberry wine is worth trying. Tapola and venna okay places to spend a couple of hours
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  • 6 votes

Santhosh Nair

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  • Santhosh Nair
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  837 readers

"Mahabaleshwar December Visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a hill station and if you are at the right time of the year then it's a heaven. It's very cold around some areas and normal chill around some, which is amazing.
Sites such as Mapro garden, Table land and the Krishna Bai and lord Shiva Temple are worth one visit.
From a point perspective if you see a couple of then should be enough rather running around to cover all.
All in all a nice family destination to be for a 2nights!
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  • 3 votes

Ca sampadaborkar

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Best short escape from Mumbai"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you are looking for a place away from busy Mumbai life, to relax and enjoy Mountains and valleys ... This is the place.
Amazing View points, strawberies, Mapro Garden, Sahyadri mountain ranges, Valleys and horse rides make this place the perfect family gateway.
Visiting there in Winter is the best time to enjoy the view in pleasant weather.
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Pralhad patil

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  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Destin"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2017
My in laws and their friends family traveled. The stay was very nice. Hotel services are excellent. Food quality is good. Location is awesome and interior is spacious. Overall very good stay. Hotel has also offer free dinner. Mahabaleshwar is good place to visit.
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Sana rehman

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  • Sana rehman
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Only for the sight seeing"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2017
I went to Mahabaleshwar with my friends I was so excited when I saw the pictures of Mahabaleshwar on the internet I went to Krishna hotel was good it was surrounded by beautiful garden and trees but place was little expensive there was very little accommodation to reach any where we took taxi which take 1600 for the one day to visit the 12 places for the 4 hours all the 12 places was at the same place with different name points like elephant point echo point actually place is only for sight seeing not for actual fun sight was beautiful but I wanted to do some activities with my friends but we couldn't. Me and my friends were very excited fir the waterfalls but as it was January all waterfall was dry so we couldn't enjoyed the. Waterfall there was only one lingara waterfall that was not so big and had less water hence if you want to visit Mahabaleshwar and you are fond of waterfall then you should visit in the monsoon season and the place is not so large so you should plan for only three days you can cover all the places in Mahabaleshwar only in three days more then three days will be boring
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Amitav roy

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  • Amitav roy
  • 6 Reviews
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"Good place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2017
Wonderful experience to visit the PratapGarh Fort from where Shivaji fought and defeated the Adil Shahi general Afoul Khan using a brillaint strategy of luring the invader general to the dense jungle of Mahabaleshwar and then routing him completely. There are other places like Veena Lake and the Mapro garden, Panchagani area which are also good to visit.
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