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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

Reasons to go to Mahabaleshwar

1Scenic nature and quiet boat rides await you
Scenic nature and quiet boat rides await you

Hill | Lake | Garden | Boating
HolidayIQ Reviewer Yogesh Acharya Acharya shares, “Blessed nature and clean environment I generally go to Mahabaleshwar for taking rest, love to sit with my family and relax. As I like long drives, I love to visit this place which is just 125 km from Pune and one does not feel the tiredness of the journey. ...the blessed nature and clean environment.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anubhav Sachdev adds, “Awesome weekend getaway Out of the chaos of city lifestyle, on one of the weekends we drove away from Pune to this place. The ride itself sets up the mood for the fun awaiting here. Amidst the dense forests of Sahyadri hills on mountain slopes, you end up unwinding this wonderful place. It's a real delight for the nature lovers and the foodies. Mapro has its own strawberry farms and serves fresh farm products. You can even go into the farms and feel the freshness.


Read more at 10 Nature Getaways for a Budget Family Trip

2Enthralling rides on misty mornings
Enthralling rides on misty mornings

Hill | Lake | Horse | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rakhi Yadav shares, “Good place for Long drive I went with my friends from Pune to Mahabaleshwar by car. It was thrilling to drive there in evening as the environment is foggy.”

Read more at 10 Peaceful Road Trips to Go On the Next Time You Fuel Up!

3Travel During The Off-Season! It's Way More Affordable And Is Less Crowded
Travel During The Off-Season! It's Way More Affordable And Is Less Crowded

Hotels are cheaper during the off-season. No annoying tourists. Do your thing anywhere, anytime!

Synonymus, a HolidayIQ traveller on his off-season break in Mahabaleshwar, "It is an ideal off-season destination for anyone wanting a peaceful mountain holiday. The plentiful forests with well-laid out bridle paths are ideal for those who enjoy nature walks."

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Reviews (954)

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.6/5

462 reviews

Treat for 3 generations, a family trip

We were a family of 18 members of 3 generations who thought of celebrating a family function at Mahabaleshwar. It was a good choice since all of us enjoyed in our own way. Everyone enjoyed the nature - the olds from the hotel balcony, the youngsters from the view points. For the olds, the Mahabaleshwar, Panchaganga, Krishna devi temples and for youngsters, Venna lake boating. For oldies vada pav on the streets and for others Mapro garden strawberry ice creams. Though both days sunset evaded us, the sunrise was beautiful. Star gazing at the resort was enjoyed by all with different memories. Shopping was strawberries all over on the streets, fresh carrots, turnips, beetroots and some mountain berries. Mapro garden mall sells many items with free samples. But we did not buy any. At the end, everyone felt that the mother nature is the best stress buster. It is very tourist friendly. Clean also. To cover all the view points, it is impossible. So choose 2-3 points and enjoy them fully and leisurely. Hurrying up is of no use. Wear caps, goggles and good trekking shoes. I advised few girls to carry their heeled slippers in hand and enjoy the trek. At night, it was cold needing sweater and shawl. We had our own TT for all of us. Few elders stayed in the TT at view points. It is better to have own vehicle so that you can leisurely enjoy whatever you see and breathe nature to the fullest.

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Chittaranjan Gahan4.3/5

9 reviews

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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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.

Photos of Mahabaleshwar

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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