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Mahabaleshwar - The Green City

Famous Hill Station and a Historical City

Mahabaleshwar is a city and famous hill station in the state of Maharashtra with an average elevation of 4,430 ft. It is a popular destination among honeymoon couples which is only 280 kms away from Mumbai.

Mahabaleshwar is also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and for the source of the Krishna River which flows from the mouth of a statue of a cow. It is also known for the honey and strawberries as the climate of Mahabaleshwar is considered as ideal for strawberries. When you visit Mahabaleshwar, be prepared with some rainy clothes as it rains almost through out the year.

Mahabaleshwar offers awesome scenic viewpoints and greenery which mesmerizes the visitors and makes it an ideal place for pleasant walks and treks. You can also enjoy boat ride over the lake or a horse ride next to the lake. So, if you are planning to visit Mumbai or planning for a green-trip, you must visit Mahabaleshwar for having a peaceful and relaxing holidays.

Places of Interest

Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:

  • Mahabaleshwar Temple

  • A landmark of Mahabaleshwar and a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

  • Mount Malcolm

  • One of the most famous building in the olden days which was built in 1829.

  • Panchgani

  • A popular and scenic hill resort around 20 kms from Mahabaleshwar which is also famous for trekking and other adventure activities.

  • Venna Lake

  • It is a popular lake among tourists which offers boating and fishing facilities.

  • Wilson Point

  • It is the most popular viewpoint which offers spectacular views of the valley.

Mahabaleshwar Mahabaleshwar needle point

Best Time to visit Mahabaleshwar

The best season to visit Mahabaleshwar is from October to June.

How to reach Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is well connected from Mumbai and Pune by means of road. The nearest airports are in Pune and Mumbai at a distance of 120 kms and 226 kms respectively. The nearest railway station is in Satara, which is only 58 kms away.

To see the places of attractions in Mumbai, visit Mumbai - The Most Happening City of India.

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