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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Vikas Jindal
  • Vikas Jindal
  • 1 Review

"Mini kashmir" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Mahabaleshwar is situated in mahabharata nearly 250 km from Mumbai. Its is a very beautiful place. Hills are there, rivers are there we can call it mini Kashmir. There is a place called Puchgani. It is a series of 5 hills and the top of every hill is like a big table.
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Rushabh Thanki`
  • Rushabh Thanki`
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"It was great fun; great place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
This place is like the heaven on earth. It is a hill station of Maharastra. There is a temple called "Panchganga Temple" this temple is really nice. There are hill points for fun, the best point is "Elephant Head Point" it is really an amazing experience to see that.
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Anshul
  • Anshul
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Mahableshwar is an ultimate destination. Beautifully created by God. I think we should visit at least once in the year to this beautiful city, to keep self healthy and fit. Strawberry gardens are also beautiful. Lovely shakes and squash you will get over there.
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Tushar Patil
  • Tushar Patil
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to visit, Mahabaleshwar" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
My overall experience is good. And I Have seen all the points in mahabaleshwar. Hotel was very good. every in must visit this place at least once in their life. The places to visit are, Kate's Point, Needle Hole, Point / Elephant Point and the Wilson Point.
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Bhavesh Mandalia
  • Bhavesh Mandalia
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews

"Over all experience was amazing" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Overall experience was fantastic and we have decided to go to Mahabaleshwar every year in rainy season. Hotel Iswar Inn was good but little bit far from market area. If you are planning to take package from tour operator with sight seeing then please verify and confirm that they will arrange proper vehicle with driver and list of visiting places cause we were asked to visit 4-5 places in 2 days but once we reached Mahabaleshwar the person who were supposed to take us to visit all mentioned places was not ready to visit all places and he was asking for extra charges.
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Angad shah
  • Angad shah
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Good place and nice sightseeing points" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
I have been to this place along with my family. It was very cold and was raining most of the time. There were lots of taxes that has to be paid each and everywhere. The roads were not maintained. The tax slip is valid for 7 days which will allow some relief to travel back and forth from Panchgani to Mahabaleshwar.
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Savan Tak
  • Savan Tak
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice destination, but the hotel experience was not that good." new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its Awesome, you need to spend at least two to three days at this place. Evening is very special. We stayed in a hotel in which dining option was not there, it would have been good if we had that option. You should visit all the sightseeing places and you should spend enough time to really enjoy the place.
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Neha Thakur
  • Neha Thakur
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 41 Reviews

"Good place but bad roads" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I have been to this place along with my friends. It had a good and chilling climate. There were lots of taxies that you can find everywhere. The roads were not maintained. There was a pond in mahabaleshwar which has boating facility available. There was horse riding available for the tourists at a reasonable rate. There were lots of sightseeing places for visiting. Strawberry plantations were available here.
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Vivek Singhvi
  • Vivek Singhvi
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice place, felt like heaven" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We had fun there and loved the atmosphere. We visited many spots and took lots of pictures. The atmosphere was cool and was non polluted. I felt like I was in heaven. We purchased Mapro and Malas product which was tasty and fresh. These two companies were founded in Mahableahwar. We visited strawberry farm, it was good to watch how strawberry grows and how they are handled.
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Yuva Theja
  • Yuva Theja
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Mahabalewsar is the best hillspot when visited during monsoon" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This place is so amazing that I would love to visit this place again, better if can go by a bike, so that you can enjoy the real taste and beauty of the nature on the way. Its around 100-120 km from Pune. But dont forget your umbrellas or raincoats otherwise you will spend the whole night shivering due to the cold and rainy weather.
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