Best Time to visit:-December – February
Nearest Railway Station:-Satara
How to go:
1) By Airoplane:-
The nearest airport to mahabaleshwar is pune airport , which is 131km far
2) By Railway:-
The nearest Railway Station to mahabaleshwar is wathar(60 km) but Satara is
bigger railway station than wathar.
3) By Road:-
Mahabaleshwar is 140 km far from pune by Road. If you go from MSRTC then ticket
is around ₹ 300-₹ 350, you can also go by own car or cab.
Mahabaleshwar trip is good choice to go for the trips . Best time to visit mahabaleshwar is in between december to february. Mahabaleshwar is most Popular hill station in India , which is located at forested whestern ghats range, south of Mumbai. Nature give waterfall , mountain ,Trees to mahabaleshwar There are several viewing point , such as Elephant Head Point, Lodwick Point. In Mahabaleshwar there are very much farm of stawberry , So you can buy stawberry’s or jam of fruits from mapro garden. West of mahabaleshwar pratapgad fort is their.
Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar:-
Mapro Garden is situated at gureghar village on Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani road, which isaround 13 km from mahabaleshwar and 7 km from panchgani Mapro Garden is one of the must visit place in mahabaleshawar because there are Different types of chocolate and juicesare available . There are also sample of different fruit juices, so you can try it and ifYou like then buy it. The garden is big with different well maintain plants. SpeciallyMahabaleshwar is also famous for strawberry, so whenever you go to mapro garden youShould try Fresh Strawberry cream.
2) Lodwick Point:-
The Lodwick point is 4km far from Mahabaleshwar city Market and local vehicles are available their. Lodwick point is 4000 ft far from sea level. Before Lodwick Point this point named as Sydney Point. Lodwick point has a pole which was build here in the memory of british officer general lodwick who had first climbed the mountains to reach this point.This pole is made by his son.This is very close to mahabaleshwar main market.
This view point provides a very nice view of the valleys. The different peaks in the western ghats can be seen from this place. Clean breeze from the forests in the mountain gives a soothing feeling.
3) Venna lake:-
The venna lake was constructed by shri appasaheb maharaj,who was raja of satara in year1942 . venna lake is 2 km far from city center in mahabaleshwar . Many visitor visited at venna lake because this lake is famous for boating .This is a nice Spot for boating . If you are looking for boating then rates are ₹ 250 for 30 mins or ₹ 500 for 1 hour for Row Boat (Max 7 person) and ₹ 440 for 1 hour for peddle boat(Max 6 persons) and you can also do horse riding within ₹ 100 . There are many food item to eat at side of venna lake and also their you can park your vehicle in ₹ 30 . Many people come from Pune & Mumbai to enjoy their holiday .
4) Mahabaleshwar Temple:-
Mahabaleshwar is famous for devotional importance . mahabaleshwar temple is very old shiva temple in the mahabaleshwar area. If we see history of mahabaleshwar temple then temple is around 800 years old which is built in 1215 AD and there is self-proclaimed (Swayambhu) shivling , which is 5000 yeaes old as a historical research which is also known as mahabaleshwar shivling in world. Structure of this temple is Hemadpanti architectural style. In 16th century chatrapati shivaji maharaj Restore this temple. Near of mahabaleahwar temple 5 river meet each other which is called Panchaganga. In this five river there are Krishna , Koyna , Kavitri , Venna , Gayatri .The temple is located about 6 km from the main city , Local transports are easily available here to go mahabaleshwar temple.
5) Elephant’s Head Point and Kate’s Point:-
Distance of Elephant’s Head Point and Kate’s Point to Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand is 7 km .Kate’s point area has three Point they are – Kate’s Point, Echo Point, Elephant’s Head Point or Needle Hole Point.
Kate’s Point is the most picturesque photograph of Mahabaleshwar. Kate’s Point named after the British Governor Sit John Malcom’s Daughter but before kate’s point name of this place is Nake Khind which was give by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Dhom dam as well as peaks of Kamalgadh, and Madardeo can be seen from Kate’s Point. There is a market , A lot to shop at Kate’s Point market.
Echo point returns back voice when shouted loudly into the valley. Elephant’s head point or needle point looks like Elephant head and needle hole .Children can enjoy Camel, horse ride, merry- go-round etc. It is among the best tourist places in Mahabaleshwar.
6) Wilson Point:-
Wilson point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar which is situated at an altitude of 1439 m. Distance of Wilson point to Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand is 2 km. wilson point is also known as sunrise point , at this point you can see best scenario of sunrise and sunset. This sunrise can attract to you and from Wilson point you can see evergreen forest of Mahabaleshwa
Wilson Point is named after the governor of Bombay sir Leslie Wilson. The original name of this point is Sindola Point. There are 3 towers are build on the Wilson platue , This tower provide best scenario of Mahabaleshwar.
- 1st Tower: – Sunrise and Polo ground can be seen from 1st
- 2nd Tower: – Route to lingmala waterfall and Panchgani platue can see from 2nd
- 3rd Tower:- Elphinstone Point , Old Mahabaleshwar, Cannought Peak Point can be seen from 3rd tower
7) Arthur Seat Point:-
Arthur Seat Point is 13 km far from Mahabaleshwar city market, Arthur seat point is at height of 1470 m from sea level. Although, Arthur Point is also called as Queen of the Points and Original name of Arthur Point is Madhi Mahal. This Point is named Aurther Malet who lost his wife and 1 month old daughter in a accident in Savitri River. Arther used to sit here and stare at the river. Beware of Monkeys here as they can grab your food.