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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Balu kongari

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  • Balu kongari
  • 2 Reviews
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"Feel real monsson in Mahabhaleshwar" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Actually Sep month is off season but to feel real monsoon you can visit during this time. You need to fully equipped with items such as rain coat, big umbrella, shoes. If place is covered with full of fog, we will be not be able to look at the actual scene of the places. We need to wait and watch for it. Also because of unpredictable rains we can not guess all the view points to have same atmosphere.
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Vasant

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  • Vasant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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"Place to Enjoy the Weather and Feel close to the Nature" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a excellent weekend destination from and is a must vist place during the monsoon, though you can visit any time during the Year. You would enjoy the Mapro Garden and the wonderful drinks offered for tasting, off course you can buy a few you like. Enjpy the windy and cool points together with some special temples at Mahabaleshwar. You can even visit Panchangani, though it doesn't offer a lot. Make sure you take a Cab from Pune or travel by you own vehicle. The local Taxi Tours are useless and expensive. Completely avoid booking the cabs from the hotels.
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Chandni dua

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"One of the most beautiful places to visit during monsoon" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Best to visit during January to June.. Otherwise the place is still beautiful but you don't get to enjoy seasonal strawberries.

Mapro, Pratapgarh, Venna lake and a couple of more points.

Don't miss out on the street food and it's the best to travel on foot and explore new places once in a while.
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Amit borade

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  • Amit borade
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Nice weather but not maintained"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Place is very beautiful but lacks administration....
Govt need to maintain such places.
Local authorities also need to keep the place clean and attractive to catch more tourists....
parking arrangements, toilets and information desks need to develop.

Vena lake is having lake ride facility but none of boat is providing life jackets which is very dangerous.
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Vinayak

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  • Vinayak
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Lovely and romantic place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lovely and romantic place.. Climate is more mild and pleasing. Beautifully nestled in the vicinity of the Western Ghats... We visited this place in June 2nd week.. Rainy and foggy environment.. Must visit Kates point, Mapro Garden, Parsi point, Sydney point, Table point and most Important "Pratapgad".

Must try Pizza in Mapro Garden and Little itally.
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Pramod singhania

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  • Pramod singhania
  • 8 Reviews
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"Beautiful hill station."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited this beautiful place in the month of march this year With my wife. I really excited, when we reach there, because this is a mini hill station, but much space both side of road, so look is the better, because many restaurants and garden seen road side. Venna lake is a big lake, and boating in lake is like adventure. Old shiva temple, from where some river (Kaveri or Krishna start point. Many good hotel & restaurant available in this place. I like strawberry farm house there.
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Dinesh

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  • Dinesh
  • Group tripper
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
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"Very good place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
(4500 ft above sea level) is a hill station in Maharashtra, renowned for its strawberries.

Places must be visited

Wai, Located on the Krishna River, visit to Holy Ganapati Temple.

Arthur's Seat, Window Point, Tiger Spring, Echo Point, Hunter Point, Malcolm Point

Old Mahabaleshwar - Temple in Kshetra Mahabaleshwar

Castle Rock Point

Savitri Point

Monkey Point

Marjori Point

Elphinstone Point

Wilson Point

Ganesh Temple, Plato Point, King's Chair

Lingmala Waterfall

Venna Lake

Kate's Point, Needle Hole Point

Lodwick Point, Elephant head Point

Sunset Point (Mumbai Point)

Parsi Point

Table Land

Bhilar Waterfall

Panchgani. Enroute visit Venna Lake and do some boating. At Panchgani, visit Table Top point and Mapro Jam Factory. Most Important point is Pratapgad & Aadishakti Ramvardayini Devi Temple at Village Par.
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Kapilrathod k Rathod

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  • Kapilrathod k Rathod
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Hill station"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mahabaleshwar is located at 17. 9237°N 73. 6586°E. [1] It has an average elevation of 1, 353 metres (4, 439 ft).
Located about 120 km (75 mi) southwest of Pune and 285 km (177 mi) from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 km2 (58 sq mi), bound by valleys on all sides. It reaches a height of 1, 439 m (4, 721 ft) at its highest peak above sea level, known as Wilson/Sunrise Point.
Mahabaleshwar comprises three villages: Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar and part of the Shindola village.
Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev in Old Mahabaleshwar. Legend has it that Krishna is Lord Vishnu himself as a result of a curse on the trimurtis by Savitri. Also, its tributaries Venna and Koyna are said to be Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma themselves. An interesting thing to notice is that 4 other rivers come out from the cow's mouth apart from Krishna and they all travel some distance before merging into Krishna. These rivers are the Koyna, Venna (Veni), Savitri, and Gayatri.
Climate of the area is suitable for cultivation of strawberries, Mahabaleshwar strawberry contributes to about 85 percent of the total strawberry production in the country. [2][3] It also received the geographical indication (GI) tag in 2010
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 149 Reviews
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"A Trip to Mahabaleshwar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had been to Mahabaleshwar by road in the month of March 2016. Mahabaleshwar is an important stop-over in the tourism circuit of Maharashtra. The must-visit attractions around Mahabaleshwar include Pratapgarh Fort, Venna Lake and the Mahabaleshwar temple. The Pratapgarh fort is located 24 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar. The Mahadev temple is located at the upper portion of the fort while the goddess Bhavani temple is located in the lower portion of this iconic fort. The Venna Lake is an important tourist attraction around Mahabaleshwar. Tourists can avail of both boat and horse ride during their stay in Mahabaleshwar. The Mahabaleshwar temple is also known as Mahabali. A 5 feet wall encloses this majestic abode of pristine beauty and heritage.
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  • Lives in Vijayawada
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"Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra is one of the lovely destination in western ghats. It's travel from Pune itself interesting. View of the valleys are so nice. June July is peak rainy season. The rain fall is too high. Peak tourists also come to here to see continues rain fall. The steep valleys will bloom with waterfalls. Mahabaleshwar Temple also one of the attractions. River Krishna's berth place also the same.
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