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Nestled in the Western Ghats Range, Mahabaleshwar is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. This charming hill station is a significantly popular getaway spot in the region. Its scenic enchantment is enhanced by the soft mist, obscuring the hills, which makes people want to open their eyes wide and gaze at the phenomenon endlessly.
Cascading waterfalls, splendid vistas, greenery, which soothes the eye, and climate so pleasant that it makes you want to stay forever, together make Mahabaleshwar an ideal holiday destination. Take a break from your busy life, and spend a few moments of tranquillity, captivated by the soothing atmosphere of the region.
Mahabaleshwar tour packages provide you with the best arrangements to explore and enjoy the beauty of this idyllic hill station.
Mahabaleshwar has well-connected road routes with major cities like Pune and Mumbai.
Be it taxi, bus or train, the mode of transport to reach here are plenty. Mahabaleshwar holiday packages consist of sightseeing expeditions to all major tourist attraction in the area. Tourists can enjoy boating in the picturesque Venna Lake and admire the view of the Sahyadri Mountain Range from Elephant’s Head.
Capture unforgettable memories of this scenic gem in your camera from Lodwick Point. The historical allure of Mahabaleshwar lies in Krishnabai Temple and the impressive Pratapgarh Fort. Mahabaleshwar family tours can not be considered complete without a visit to Babington Point and Dhobi Waterfalls.
Boasting an array of other such enticing sites, Mahabaleshwar truly is a sight to behold.
Mesmerising panoramas and the overall romantic aura of Mahabaleshwar render it an excellent option for honeymoons. Various hues of the setting sun can be admired from the famous Bombay Point.
Take your partner here to be enthralled by the magnificence of nature. Couples can thoroughly enjoy the new start of their lives, wrapped in the utopian charm of this place. Make every moment of your precious companionship count with Mahabaleshwar honeymoon packages.
Holiday like never before by visiting Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani and Ganpatipule – three scenic destinations of Maharashtra. Each of these locations offers brilliant vistas of nature and a chance to get close to it. From picturesque beaches to man-made lakes, there is much to see and discover during the trip to these wonderful places. A family outing to these fantastic places is sure to make your vacation a worthwhile experience.
Holidaying in Maharashtra can be a fun-filled experience if the tour includes places like Ratnagiri and Mahabaleshwar. If the former is known for its long coastline, then the latter is famous for its various vantage points. Natural beauty of these two destinations attracts hordes of travellers from across the globe. During the tour, admire the beauty of Mandvi Beach, visit Ganpatipule Temple and Thibaw Palace in Ratnagiri while exploring Pratapgarh Fort and Mahabaleshwar Mandir in Mahabaleshwar.
On a tour to Maharashtra, visit its picturesque locations like Panchgani, Alibaug and Mahabaleshwar where natural beauty can be enjoyed to the fullest. Home to various viewpoints, beaches and old structures, these destinations are a favourite among holidaymakers, peace lovers and nature enthusiasts. A trip to these wonderful locations with family and friends is a great way to spend some peaceful, yet fun-filled time.
This vacation, gather along your loved ones and head to the three scenic destinations of Maharashtra-Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani and Ganpatipule. Each of these locations offer an amazing treat of nature and a chance to get close to it. From pristine beaches to beautiful man-made lakes, these hotspots have so much in store to make this 5-day tour a worthwhile experience. Shove aside your monotonous schedule, indulge in the pomp and pleasure of this amazing journey and spend some quality time with your near and dear ones.
For the shopoholics, the main point of interest would be the town bazaar or Malcolm Peth as it is called after the then British Governor of Bombay, Sir John Malcolm. It lies at the heart of the hill station. Mahabaleshwar is famous for its produce of strawberries and mulberries. Here you can shop for fresh fruits or innovative fruit products like crushes (with big juicy chunks of fruits) and jams. Other hot selling items at the bazaar are pure mountain honey and chikki (a traditional Indian sweet made with jaggery and assortment of nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, etc.). A lot of customers also shop handcrafted leather footwear.
Chinese - Temple View Restaurant Section III (Old Mahabaleshwar), Shanghai Caf and Sagar restaurant (Dr. Sabane Road).
European/Continental - Temple View Restaurant Section II (Old Mahabaleshwar
Regional Speciality - Rajesh (Near ST Stand) best place for authentic Gujarati thali, Temple View Restaurant (Old Mahabaleshwar) known for Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. In addition to these restaurants there are a lot of small eateries around the Venna Lake serving Mahabaleshwar speciality strawberries with cream and mulberries with cream.
Another monument whose origins can be traced back to the British rule is the Holy Cross Church. Built by Catholic residents of the region, it is a small church that is worth a visit for its serene location and historic structure. Though the church is now in a dilapidated condition, people still flock here to see the beautiful and intricate stained glass windows.
Surface - Surface or roads are the most popular most of travel for visitors to Mahabaleshwar. A lot of travelers take the road oft traveled to this holiday destination. A road trip is not only a wonderful idea to reach Mahabaleshwar but also a good opportunity to enjoy the little treasures you will encounter enroute. From Mumbai, you can choose from two routes. One is Mumbai Vashi Mahad Mahabaleshwar. On good days, you should take no more than 4-5 hours to cover this distance. This route is dotted with various garden restaurants and dhabas. It is a good idea to stop over at Mahad for a bite. The second route is Mumbai Pune Expressway Wai Panchgani Mahabaleshwar. This route is longish and takes around 5-6 hours. A lot of people prefer to stop over at Panchgani and
then proceed to Mahabaleshwar. You can either drive down in your own vehicle or by opting for MSRTC or Private Luxury Buses from Mumbai, Pune, Sangli and Satara. A ticket of Volvo bus from Mumbai costs around Rs 350 one way while an ordinary AC bus will charge Rs 200. National Highway NH4 is the most convenient National Highway to reach Mahabaleshwar.
Train - The nearest railway station is Wathar, some 62 kilometers from the town. Most tourists traveling into Mahabaleshwar by train choose to get off at Wathar. However, in terms of train connectivity from major towns and cities across India, Pune station located about 120 kilometers from here is preferred.
Air - Mahabaleshwar does not have an airport. The nearest flight connection would be from Pune, about 120 kilometers away. There are regular flights operating between Pune and other Indian metros.
Mahabaleshwar is cozily nestled at 1,372 meters above sea level in the Sahyadri Range (the Western Ghats) in the Satara district of Maharashtra. It is a massive plateau measuring 150 km2 and bound by emerald green valleys on all sides. Its highest point Wilson/Sunrise point is 1438 meters above sea level. Mahabaleshwar is the source of river Krishna that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. An interesting thing worth noting here is that four other major tributaries of the Krishna also originate here Koyana, Venna (Veni), Savitri, and Gayatri. The weather in Mahabaleshwar is pleasant all year round but the best time to visit is October and June. A trip to Mahabaleshwar during the monsoon should be at best avoided as Maharashtra is known to be extremely wet and humid
during this season. During the late-June to mid-September period, torrential rains virtually shutdown this hill station as getting there proves to be a daunting task. The journey to the hills can not only prove to be cumbersome with the massive traffic jams enroute but also fatal at times with the resultant landslides. Temperatures vary from 16 to 20 degrees Celsius in the summer and can dip till 50 degrees Celsius in the winter. Mahabaleshwar climate is ideal for strawberry and mulberry farming.