Mahabaleshwar, popularly known as the Queen of Maharashtra's hill stations, is not only a favorite honeymoon spot, a popular weekend getaway but also an essential religious pilgrimage site for the Hindus. This scenic hill station derived its name from Lord Shiva also known as Lord Mahabali, which means God of great power. Mahabaleshwar comprising three villages Malcolm Peth, Old Kshetra Mahabaleshwar and part of the Shindola village is snuggled in the Western Ghats, and is one of the highest hill stations in the Western India. One of the few of the evergreen forests in the world, it enjoyed the distinction of being the summer capital of the Bombay province during the British Raj. It is famous for its year round lovely weather, scenic locales, soaring peaks, lush valleys and abundant flora.
Mahabaleshwar is well known for its produce of luscious strawberries, lovely mulberries and pure honey.>