Mahabaleshwar Tourism

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Lingamala Falls

Ankita Sharma
5th Aug 17

Everything to try here

Everything to try here  Video Review

Mapro Garden

Shrenik Jain
16th Dec 17

Arthur's seat

Arthur's seat  Video Review

Arthur's Seat

Shrey Jain
1st Jul 17

Good food

Good food  Video Review

Mapro Garden

Bemil Putra
19th Mar 17

En-route Mahabaleshwar

En-route Mahabaleshwar  Video Review

Dhobi Waterfalls

Ankita Sharma
5th Aug 17

Nice place

Nice place  Video Review


Ankita Sharma
5th Aug 17

A good place, garden

A good place, garden  Video Review

Mapro Garden

Nikhil Nikhil
18th Jan 17

Excellent place

Excellent place  Video Review

Mapro Garden

Vivek Me
18th Jan 17

Nice place to relax

Nice place to relax  Video Review

Venna Lake

Mehul Shah
28th Nov 17

Arthur's Seat View Point

Arthur's Seat View Point  Video Review

Arthur's Seat

Abhishek Singh
28th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Mahabaleshwar

1Soothe your nerves in Mahabaleshwar
Soothe your nerves in Mahabaleshwar

“Head into nature's lap to the quiet and green environs of Mahabaleshwar. Nestled in the Sahyadri hills, Mahabaleshwar provides an ideal getaway to soothe frayed nerves and provide solitude away from the pollution and noise of the city life.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Arvind Verma.

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2Go boating at the Venna lake
Go boating at the Venna lake

“If you want to get out from the hectic work schedules and the din't of city life which gets on your nerves. Head into nature's lap to the quiet and green environs of Mahabaleshwar. Nestled in the Sahyadri hills, Mahabaleshwar provides an ideal getaway to soothe frayed nerves and provide solitude away from the pollution and noise of city life.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Arvind Verma.


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3Taste the irresistible cream and strawberries paired with chocolate
Taste the irresistible cream and strawberries paired with chocolate

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pramit Sen says, “If you are going to Mahabaleshwar, you must visit Mapro. It's a nice place but you should keep your expectations right. You can visit the Chocolate Factory ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Ganesh says, “The fresh strawberries with cream is a must try. The shop sells all the Mapro products and they have a wide array of products to choose from. We got the Mapro Strawberry syrup and chocolate syrup, the fruit jellies taste great. ”


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4The mesmerizing view of
The mesmerizing view of

Explore the beautiful hills on a pony and watch the scenery around you from a whole different perspective! You can now take a horse ride around the beautiful Venna lake or just explore the lesser known terrains of Mahabaleshwar- the choice if yours. Most resorts too have ties with horse ride instructors for your convenience!

HolidayIQ reviewer Mohit says, “Boat ride at Venna lake, horse riding around it, visiting points around Mahabaleshwar is a regular tourist activity. But for offbeat traveller there are treks around the town.”


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5Escape to Mahabaleshwar
Escape to Mahabaleshwar

A fairly popular place for quick weekend getaway from most major cities in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is the best place to spend some time among the hills, when tired. HolidayIQ reviewer CA says, "If you are looking for a place away from busy Mumbai life, to relax and enjoy Mountains and valleys, this is the place. Amazing view points, strawberies, Mapro garden, sahyadri mountain ranges, valleys and horse rides make this place the perfect family gateway. Visiting there in winters is the best time to enjoy the view in pleasant weather."


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Chittaranjan Gahan

Chittaranjan Gahan4.3/5

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Scenic beauty at its best

Mahabaleswar is a small town belongs to Satara district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is a hill station situated in the Sahyadri mountain range This place served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj. Mahabaleswar is about 120 km far from Pune and 285 km from Mumbai This is the one of the best place to visit in monsoon in order to evergreen forest, beautiful water fall and scenic beauty of mountain range We had visited this place on August with group of people in a Tempo traveller. As its Monsoon we had chosen four-wheel drive, since the stretch of dirt road leading. To the destination were become very slippery. You will be surrounded by lush trees and plants in all shades of green with beautiful flowers like orchids pop up everywhere This was the time to explore the part of Maharashtra, its culture, people, natural beauty and wildlife and excited about one of the best natural scenery, as rivers are on full . Swing, mountains are awake after a long sleep and decorated whole vally's with sparking waterfalls, magnificent lakes, lush green trees and beautiful flowers After having lunch we had started our journey @2. 00pm from Pune and reached at our destination @ 5. 30 pm evening. I was very excited about the place since sometimes I would love to travel. New places. We have booked Konark Villa for night halt. The villa has 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom (one is attached and other common) and open kitchen.  . Exotic tiles flooring is laid thought the house. The main entrance places you in top floor where you enter the spacious living room. In this living room. You and your loved. Ones can sink into the 3 comfortable sofas. You can also choose hundreds of national and international channels on TV. The villa is situated in the middle of forest and no other . House nearby. It is sets high on the top of the hills and in very quite place. The view of the mountain from this house is fabulous The newly built home shining with good tiles and interior furnitures. The color of the wall is soothing and eye catching. The car taker is well behaved person The night we spent there is memorable with lots of fun and bun fire. We had visited many hill points and many beautifulplaces, among those I liked Mapro garden Lingmala waterfall, Venna Lake, Mahabaleswar local market. Mapro garden is a garden situated at Geughar on road A trip to mapro garden is one of the top things to do in Mahabaleswar. Mapro garden is very famous place in Mahabaleswar and is known for their Strawberry produce It is very popular in Maharashtra for its processed fruit products like fruit crushes, squash etc. The major highlight of Mapro garden is the chocolate factory . Within the premises. Visitors also can see a small nursury of beautiful flowers and plants. Tourists can buy variety of Mapro products like . Syrups, sauces, jelly, chocolates, mock tail mixtures and much more Lingmala waterfall is one best place to visit in Mahabaleswar. It is located at the top of venna Vally. There are 2 waterfalls one mini waterfall and the main. Waterfall which falls from a height of 500 feet. The mini waterfall is safe and suitable for swimming and playing in water. One has to take 30 minutes to reach . Viewpoint of main waterfall from mini waterfall. There is no way to get in to water at main falls but visitor can get magnificent views of waterfall from the . View point. There are lot of stairs en route to the lower deck, so trek can be a bit tiring, but the route and the views are totally worth it Mahabaleswar local market you can visit if you want to purchase winter clothes and various craft items Venna Lake you can visit for especially boating and view of the lake. Also there are many stalls to enjoy evening snacks and tea time .

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Rajiv joshi

Rajiv joshi5.0/5

2 reviews

Mahabaleshwar mesmerises in June.

Mahabaleshwar a small hill station in Maharastra and a must visit place for all staying around. You will be greeted with fog, cloud, cool weather and off course and peace rain. Lingmala Water Fall, Lodwick point, Elephant point, Tiger's spring, Elphinston point, Pratapgarh fort, Panchgani's Table Land, Mapro Garden, Veena Lake are some of the places one should visit. There are temples which we failed to visit . The itenary should be planned efficiently else may miss out . Maggie sells in all places, Roasted corn are always are top draw. Have a bite of strawberry ice-cream it's good. One can also shop for different flavor of food crush, Jelly beans, etc . In mapro garden. The rest room are awesome in mapro garden which is in Panchgani some 15 KM from my hotel in Mahaby Had a great experience with family .

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Mahabaleshwar Overview

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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Mapro Garden, Mahabaleshwar

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Krunal Jain

Closer view of greenery
Arthur's Seat, Mahabaleshwar

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Kaberi Das

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Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar

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Kaberi Das

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Arthur's Seat, Mahabaleshwar

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Kaberi Das

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