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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Santhosh Nair

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  • Santhosh Nair
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews
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"Mahabaleshwar December Visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
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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Ca sampadaborkar

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  • Ca sampadaborkar
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"Best short escape from Mumbai" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 5 days 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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  • Pralhad patil
  • 1 Review
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"Destin" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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
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"Only for the sight seeing" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
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"Good place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Girish jain

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  • Girish jain
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"Perfect place to relax"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a place where you can relax. It is very famous for strawberries. During peak period these strawberries are very expensive. Do not visit during monsoons as half of the visiting places remain closed. Families would usually love this place to relax and get a change. Mapro garden is a must-go. It is fascinating to see this garden. Adventure lovers may opt for Grating and visit Sherbaug. During winters, the markert is filled with a variety of wollen products, which are very unique and colourful. One can also boat in the Venna Lake. One thing to be noted is, each visiting point is very far from one another. For e. G. Pratapgadg fort is almost an hour away from Mahabaleshwar, even though it is just 19 kms.
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Leena Bokil

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  • Leena Bokil
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  • Lives in Pune
  • 9 Reviews
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"Nice getaway"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had never explored at this place in Panchgani+Mahabaleshwar. So we found this a novel idea to see places we did not see before.

The tableland is close to this place.

The market place is nearby and the food is delicious.

We did trekking, playing table tennis and driving.
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
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  • 42 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"Mahableshwar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its nice hill station in Maharashtra. We did overnight bus travelling from Thane & reached there early morning. Visit points like king's chair, venna lake with boating, strawberry gardens, needle point, Pratapgad fort & few temples. Hotel's are very nice. You can do shopping on mall road. You can have tasty Gola(ice candy) are always available, strawberries & mulberries are according to seasons.
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Sachin pathade

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  • Sachin pathade
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"Amazing place to take a break from usual city life"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kates point, venna lake, elephants point and many more points to visit.
Good climate and breath taking landscapes.
Also most of the points have lot of food options to **** the heat if you are tired.
Panchagani nearby is also a very good option to visit.
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Bijoy Anupam

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"Best hill station near Pune"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had visited just a week after rainy season in the first week of September. Mahabaleshwar was less crowded and deserted and we loved it. Usually, Mahabaleshwar is crowded in extended weekends. We drove into own car, and a early morning drive within Mahabaleshwar was awesome. Do visit Pratapgarh Fort, Krishna Bai Temple (old deserted temple), and do not miss Mapro Garden Food while reaching Mahabaleshwar.
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