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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Shvetang Gupta

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  • Shvetang Gupta
  • 6 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  359 readers

"Coolest place in Maharastra" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Really, awesome the coolest place in Maharashtra. I visited Mahabaleshwar with my family. Really a nice experience. I stay in hotel Sangam exclusive really a nice budget hotel. All staff was very helpful specially ''Namdev'' a really nice person, a good person, a professional photographer, he helped me to visit all the place.
One thing I will share there is a lot of taxi who will help you to visit Mahabaleshwar but they charges more, there are many buses for Mahabaleshwar darshan, Pratapgarh darshan in cheap and they visit all the places of Mahabaleshwar. Old Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, mini Kashmir (Tapola), wai and Pratapgarh fort place is must visit place. If you love boating Veena lake is a place, you can hire a boat and enjoy. There are many shooting places, if you remember some movie like Pardes, sargam, bajirao mastani and many more. If you love Strawberry enjoy with you love, there is many strawberry farmhouse.
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Amol

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  • Amol
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  220 readers

"Nice place to visit in monsoon" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Really very nice place to go in monsoon... Also you can enjoy here real taste of strawberries... Mapro garden is nice to see... Also if you are planning to visit here don't forget to visit Pratapgad fort.. Just 22 km from Mahabaleshwar.. This fort has big history and you also feel proud to visit here..
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Manish Agarwal

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  • Manish Agarwal
  • Lives in Bhilai
  • 1 Review
  •  433 readers

"Awesome place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's a wonderful to visit Mahabaleshwar, nice scenes especially the elephants head point.

Savitri point just before arthur seat point, pratapgarh fort is nice to memorize history. There is a poonam hotel & panorama hotel in Mahabaleshwar market area, wonderful hotels with delicious food do not go any else

Accept them for lunch & dinner panorama is best for breakfast Poonam is wonderful. Mapro gardens is too good to spend some quality time. Try to choose other month not in May as it is too hot in the morning but you will feel relax after 4 o'clock, it is better to go for sightseeing after 4 o'clock.
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Nitin lande

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  • Nitin lande
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beauty of nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Mahabaleshwar is a place which is famous for its cool climate throughout the whole year and it's just 140 km from Pune so I prefer this place whenever I plan to go for an outing. It is surrounded with dark forest and many historical places like Pratapgad, Panchganga Mandir, etc. Really a great place to visit. I would love to visit it again and again.
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Mohd rafiq Haji

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  • Mohd rafiq Haji
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1371 readers

"Crowded and traffic jams at all tourist places"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is, being a hill station, expected to be comfortable with little less drop in temperatures in summer. However, it is not the case even in Mahabaleshwar. Need to blame Global warming and sudden change in climatic conditions - again manmade. Lots of vehicles, pollution and traffic jam near points. Even at every important place there is heavy vehicular traffic and no place for parking. Even at Mapro Garden, it is the same situation.
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Rahul poojari

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  • Rahul poojari
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1414 readers

"First trip to a hill station"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's was a good trip to spend time with family or a couple to spend quality time or for some couples a nice honeymoon destination. I was there to celebrate my 2nd year wedding anniversary which went very good with the help of the hotel and staff. They decorated my suite with flowers, cakes, etc.

Many points to visit but end of the day all the points look alike - only valleys, clouds and nice cold winds blowing. Wax museum and the 9d theater is the new attraction and should visit places, situated very close to Hotel Sunny International. Went off season so could not enjoy much and other berries. But overall nice and relaxed trip.
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Amit ambiye

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  • Amit ambiye
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1414 readers

"Nice place to relax in one's tiresome schedule"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Just make up your mind in a week time before your travel and you can be sure of having a good time in Mahabaleshwar and nearby area.

All you need to bring is nothing except winter clothes depending on the month you are visiting in. Well for me it has been the same destination for last five times for a quick rejuvenation.
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Amit Chaudhary

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  • Amit Chaudhary
  • Lives in Pune
  • 173 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  118930 readers

"A nice weekend getaway"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A hill city near Pune. Weekend getaway From mumbai and 120 km from Pune. Twin city of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. Weather was good due to high altitude. Best hill station in MH. Monsoon paradise. To enter the city, you have 2 pay tax. Good connectivity through road. Greenery everywhere.

There are 5 rivers in this hill city. A mapro garden where you can get free strawberry. Awesome view. Cool breeze in eve.

Various point to hangout are :

Venna lake.
Krishna river.
Table land.
Forest with fog.
Waterfalls everywhere (in rainy season).
Temple where krishna river is the starting point.
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Mr.. Steve

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  • 12 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"On top of the world"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We went to Mahabaleshwar by car from Pune, and it took us about 3 and 1/2 hour to reach there. The view on the way to Mahabaleshwar is amazing as you climb up the hill and cascade down. On the way you can see a lot of wind turbine which is good in generating clean energy. The locals out there are very helpful and you can see a lot of greenhouse and do not forget to taste the organic strawberries which is really yummy. The scenery in mahabaleshwar is simply amazing. A trip to mahabaleshwar is a must.
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Mayur  Dvivedi

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  • Mayur Dvivedi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3204 readers

"A great destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A beautiful hill station with scenic view points and a buzzing bazaar. The town is famous for strawberries and channa. The town of Panchgani is next to it which is famous for its table land and dotted with many a boarding school some of which are over hundred years old. The weather is cool even in summers and there is a holiday mood throughout the year. The post monsoon beauty and waterfalls are another dimension of beauty.
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