Arthur's Seat Overview

Ranked 8 of 57 sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar

Arthur's Seat is a popular tourist destination, which is located 12 km away from Mahabaleshwar. This place is named after Arthur Malet, who was the first man to build a house at this point. The point is perched at the height of 1470 m above the sea level and 600 m above Konkan coastal strip. Arthur's Seat is the only place from where tourists can see the geographical distinction between the Konkan and the Deccan territories.

On the left of Arthur's Seat lies the barren Savitri valley, while on the right lays a shallow green valley. Approaching the destination on foot, tourist can come across Tiger's spring, which is the source of Savitri River. Window Point is the first point, situated below the Arthur's Seat.

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1st Jul 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Sanil Prabhudessai

Sanil Prabhudessai4.3/5

8 reviews

"very nice place loved it"

Arthur's seat .. The point is named after king Arthur who sat on the peak of this mountain staring at the kaveri river, in which his wife and daughter got drowned in an accident ... It is said that the valley is famous for floating lighter objects due to the vacuum created at the bottom of the valley. It works only during summer season due to the upward flow of hot air
  • "very nice place loved it"

Soumya Pandey

Soumya Pandey5.0/5

25 reviews


The time of my visit was august so it was completely cloudedand thereby making it heavenly. The creator has eventually selected a place on earth that can be claimed as heavens ..

Jigar Dave

Jigar Dave3.6/5

52 reviews

Really Enjoyable trek

This point seems like a small trekking. The point is quite a bit far away and the walking path just reminds one of trekking. There are monkeys which can grab camera and Mobile and other valuable items along with the food items. Keep an eye on them to avoid any mishaps. The view from the place is incomparable.

Arnav Mathur

Arnav Mathur5.0/5

79 reviews

The most scenic viewpoint

One of the many viewpoints in Mahabaleshwar but the most scenic of the lot. The trail that leads to the viewpoint is surrounded by trees which make it very romantic and windy. One can even have hot american sweet corn and enjoy the view from this point.

Amal Aravind

Amal Aravind3.6/5

12 reviews

Good place to relax

This place offers a scenic view valley and is positioned between different mountains, because of the upward flow of wind between the mountains, it's said to bring back light weighted objects dropped from the place to deck of valley. The place is named after the British officer Authur, since he used to visit the place often in memory of his wife who killed herself by jumping to a river which can be seen from the place.It's one of the mandate visit in Mahabaleswar and is part of old Mahabaleswar. It is adjacent to many other points like Kate's, Savithri, Monkey, Lions Head(is not same as lion head view point which is near market and is a view point for the former) etc which also gives similar views but not as good as Authur's Seat. It is also near to Mahabaleswar Temple. You might be required to spent more than half a day to cover the major points in Old Mahabaleswar.It's advisable to have a private vehicle for the visit as the place lack any public transportation. The other alternative will be to hire a cab from Venna Lake or Mahabaleswar Market.

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Vamsi Mohan

Vamsi Mohan4.3/5

3 reviews

Must visit point in Mahabaleshwar

There are many points to visit in Mahabaleshwar. But this point is something special. Reaching the point is more an adventure than entertainment. Like few other points, view from this point too offers breathtaking view. Arthur Seat point is located to 4 other points. So visiting this point will give different views at same location.

Vineet Goel

Vineet Goel3.9/5

6 reviews

Good point

This is a very look point to see great mountains. Lovely view. You will be surprised how the mountains can look from the top. We had to walk a lot at this point to reach at the top so don't forget to wear your sport shoes as on each of the point you have to walk a lot. Don't forget to try the nimboo pani in the Summer.

Hitesh Jadav

Hitesh Jadav3.6/5

9 reviews

Many point at one location

Awesome view of valley on both side. Excellent location to see sun set. There are 6 points located near to each other here. You get many food option with local street vendors.

Esha Bharganwar

Esha Bharganwar5.0/5

8 reviews

Stupendous and mesmerising view

This point was named after British officer, sir Arthur Matel, who sat here and gazed at the Savitri River, where he lost his wife and children in a tragic ferry mishap. Blanket of clouds covering the beautiful valleys is breathtaking! The barren deep Valley Savitri on the left and lush green Jor Valley on the right extend a mesmerising view to the seat.

Khushboo Mehta

Khushboo Mehta3.6/5

6 reviews

Good place

Around 10km from main market and there is a toll of Rs. 10 per person. Can cover 5-6 points together like Monkey Hill, Echo Point etc. Enjoy Corn, Gola, Bhel, Vada Pav on the way but beware of Monkeys.

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