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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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Nitin lande

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  • Nitin lande
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beauty of nature" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
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"Crowded and traffic jams at all tourist places" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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"First trip to a hill station" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
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"Nice place to relax in one's tiresome schedule" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
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"A nice weekend getaway" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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"On top of the world" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
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"A great destination" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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Rohit Bhonsle

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  • Rohit Bhonsle
  • Lives in Satara
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  • 10 Reviews
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"Best place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Best place to visit. Near Satara 50KM. Their is many hotels and resorts to stay in Mahabaleshwar. MTDC is best option. Food is little pricy. All sightseeing location is far away from Mahabaleshwar city, you can take taxi. It is famous for Strawberry, Raspberry, Malberry. Must visit Mapro garden.
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Wanderess The

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"Weekend at the land of strawberries"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Long weekends = Wandering

And this lead me to the land of strawberries.Hired car and escaped early morning from dadar. Mahabaleshwar was packed with people. Blame it on the weekend but still the place was fun.

Visited plateau point, first it was scenic and later halted at mapro garden. I must say mapro garden is the best place to be in when you're going to Mahabaleshwar. Luckily it was strawberry festival at that time and we enjoyed a lot. The property is super cool and well-maintained. The strawberry cream ice-cream and grill sandwich are must haves.

The nasik dhol performance by the team in evening was electrifying.

The next point was Venna Lake. It was a nice peaceful and romantic evening place. Boating at Venna Lake is must try.

Other points worth visiting are elphinstone point, Elephant Head point, Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple, Lodwick point.

Well there are many hotels to stay at mahabaleshwar but I suggest u go for local places as u'll get opportunity to go strawberry picking and view nature at mahabaleshwar at its best.


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Pratham s prabhu

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  • Pratham s prabhu
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"Mahabaleshwar is waste of time and money"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Except atmosphere and climate there is nothing to cheer in Mahabaleshwar. Tourist guide describe us lot of points which we can visit in mahabaleshwar. But don't be furious after hear all those names. Bcz only name of points are attractive not places. So if you want to enjoy your vacation please avoid Mahabaleshwar.
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