Climate condition : The climate is not very hot, and remains pleasant throughout the year.
Best time to visit : September-May
Thing to do
The summer capital of earlier Bombay presidency and Mecca of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar has more than 30 sightseeing points, a sumptuous treat for tourist. Equipped with serene lakes, gurgling falls, high peaks, scenic rivers and green forests, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar let vacationer enjoy activities like fishing, nature viewing, nature photography and trekking at extreme.
Places of Interests
Points of Mahabaleshwar : Several of the naturally beautiful points constitute the best attraction for nature lovers. Popular for being spectacular, points like Hunter Point, Kate's Point, Wilson Pint, Malcolm Point and Marjorie Point are great place to enjoy nature viewing, nature photography and hanging out with close ones.
Mumbai Point : Famous for horse riding and horse performance, visit to Mumbai Point is joy for children as well as adult. The panoramic view of sunset is must visit for nature lovers. Due to presenting amazing sunset beauty, the place is better called as Sunset Point.
Arthur's Seat : Named after the famous British actor Arthur Malet, Arthur's Seat gives a very beautiful picturesque. The amusing fact behind it has that wind under the hill returns everything you fling. Better, you try yourself by flinging your hanky.
Venna Lake : The Lake is a very ideal place to spend your evening. Located on Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani Road, Venna Lake is crowded in the evening.
Mahabaleshwar Temple : The hill station derives its name from the Mahabaleshwar Temple's name. The Shivling of the temple is result of natural formation and is approx 500 years old. Hardly does any traveller wish to forget visiting this temple dedicated to lord Shiva.
Lakes of Lonavla : Considered to be the lake district of Western India, Lonavla has many of lakes which are tourist fascination. Though all these lakes are artificial but many of its like Tungarli Lake, Valvan Lake, Lonavla Lake, Monsoon Lake, and Pawna Lake are very pleasant for nature viewing and spending leisure.
Panchganga Mandir : Located on the confluence of five rivers-Krishna, Gayatri, Savitri, Koyna and Venna, Panchganga Mandir like Mahabaleshwar Temple calls most of the tourist.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Being a proud part of Sahayadri range of hills, Mahabaleshwar is blessed with stunning natural beauty. Presence of many of its breathtaking points, rivers, lakes and falls, and green forests are origin of many natural sightseeing places. Discovered as summer capital of Old Bombay Presidency, this hill station offers Eco travellers many excursion and Eco activities to indulge into.
Popular points of Mahabaleshwar like Hunter Point, Kate's Point, Wilson Pint, Malcolm Point and Marjorie Point present a stunning beauty of natural panorama. These points gives a spectacular view of Pratapgad Fort and peak like Makrandgad Peak. Watching sunset at Mumbai Point, better called as Sunset Point is an unforgettable experience as the point portrays a very scenic beauty of sunset.
Nature viewing and taking a stroll with your spouse near the lakes like Venna Lake, and waterfalls like Lingamala, Chinaman and Dhobi constitute the best moment of your visit to this hill station. Mahabaleshwar has also a 9 hole Golf course inviting Golf lovers to try their hand. The famous Pratapgad Fort of the great Maratha warrior Shivaji is short drive from Mahabaleshwar.
By Air : Pune Domestic Airport, well connected to other major air locations of the country is 120 km away from Mahabaleshwar. Taxis and buses are available easily for Mahabaleshwar. Mumbai International Airport is 285 km from Mahabaleshwar
By Rail : Wathar (62 km) is though the nearest railhead of Mahabaleshwar, but Pune is the main railhead where tourists are advised to get off and catch taxi or bus for Mahabaleshwar.
By Road : Well linked with Mumbai and Pune, reaching to Mahabaleshwar by road is simple as buses of State Transport Corporation ply frequently. Taxis can also be hired from Mumbai and Pune.
Strawberry Country Panchgani Road, Metgutad Ph: 91-2168-272101
Pratap Heritage Valley View Road Ph: 91-2168-260071
MTDC Holiday Resort Mahad Naka Ph: 91-2168-260318
Tourist information centres
- MTDC Mahad Naka, Mahabaleshwar Ph: 9102168-260318
- MTDC Mumbai Ph: 91-22-22026713, 22027762