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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Yogesh

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Overall, a nice experience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted Today
We visited Mahabaleshwar in June 2015 and although it was raining, the place did not disappoint us. As soon as you enter Panchgani, you are almost travelling through clouds. And they remain all the time in Mahabaleshwar. Panchgani is like a twin hill station which is on the way to Mahabaleshwar and just about 20kms prior to Mahabaleshwar. Overall a nice experience.
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Isfaqur Rahman

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  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 8 Reviews
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"Beauty of nature" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Mahabaleshwar is located in a hilly area in Maharashtra has been a pleasure trip destination for many Indian and foreign tourists. Blessed with the beauty of nature and a place one can feel the joy of being on a pleasure trip. Panchgani, Pratapgad fort simply add to the variety of experience of this trip. The friendly and warm behaviour of the localites makes the place a warm destination for all.
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Paras rughani

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"Excellent place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
You feel very close to the nature when you are at Mahabaleshwar. It is all about getting a couple of days off from your busy schedule and find the peace of mind. Visiting various places with their details is an advantage. You get to know quite a lot about the historical aspects also.
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Akash Agrawal

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"Awesome place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
It was off-season time when we went there and we were not aware of it. We were told that it was not the best time to see places.

But, when we went to various points, they were awesome. Fog everywhere, drizzling rain. Hot cup of tea. If you want to relax Brightland resort is the one that is sure for you.
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Deepak Rahang

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  • 27 Reviews
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"Total Relaxation destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mahabaleshwar is the destinations that will take you to the hills were clouds meet the balcony of your hotel room. This is the feeling that relax your body soul. To be there with your family and friends is always a great experience. Hills and valleys gives peace of mind and lets you get away from this day today rat race of crowded cities. Have fun and enjoy cheers!!!
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Jinesh Parekh

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"It was fun to be at this place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was fun to be at this place. After travelling almost every year from last 15 years of my visit. To be at the lake was fun and playing games but this time it was closed due to rainy season but then Panchagani for fun time at table land. Different places in Mahabaleshwar we visited but to be the best place for relaxing yourself.
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Prakash Shinde

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"Good comfortable and best destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its good point for picnic of 2 or 3 days Venna lake, Kates point, Table land, Authoress point, Bombay points are most favourite points for me. This is better place for shopping for a whole family and food is also good specially veg food is more special.
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Sagar Adhikari

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  • 3 Reviews
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"Awesome destination to visit during summer" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The overall experience is good and we enjoyed a lot there during our stay. We had good food, good stay and good sightseeing. Best time to visit is during summer as there is cold atmosphere. During rainy season lots of points are closed and during winter season the weather is very very cold.
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Shrenik shah

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  • Shrenik shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"Awesome Memorable tour" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We had been out for a week and we had a great time at Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala both. Mahabaleshwar gifted us the best environment with little rain and lot of fog with moderate to cool temperature.

Before our reaching to Mahabaleshwar, there was good rains so we could see good waterfalls as well. Only thing I missed was Berry's (They don't grow during Monsoon).

We had a lot of food at hotel as well as at spots which suited to weather perfectly. We had damn spicy boiled corns and corn bhaji.
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Harsha Bhatia

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  • 5 Reviews
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"One of the best hill station" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is one of the best hill station, the climate is cool and pleasant. You can visit it in any month of the year I had gone there four to five times but every time I go I like it more than the last time. You can go with family, couple, children or in a group as you want. Everyone should see it once in a lifetime.
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