Mahabaleshwar is one of the most fascinating and largest hill station on the Western Ghats. This place was established as a health resort in the year 1829.One of the few Evergreen forests of the world are present in Mahabaleshwar of Satara district in Maharashtra. This place is an evergreen vast plateau with beautiful long roads where you can go for horse riding through the forests. Mahabaleshwar is also famous for its old religious sites such as the Panchaganga Mandir, Shri Shankar Mandir and Shri Krishnabai Mandir.

Location of Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is located at a distance of about 120km from Pune. This vast plateau of about 150 sq. km in area is situated at an elevation of 4500 feet above sea level. Its distance from Mumbai is about 220 km.

How to Reach

The nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar is the one in Pune.


Mahabaleshwar is never too hot because of the height and never too cold due to its proximity to the Arabian Sea. So the weather here is pleasing through out the year. Still the best time to visit the place is after the rainy season is over.

Major Attractions in Mahabaleshwar

Apart from the above mentioned religious places there are also many other points of tourist attraction in Mahabaleshawar. You can watch sunrise from the Wilson Point. This is located at an elevation of 4710 feet above the sea level and is known to be the highest point in the area.

Other Tourist Spots in Mahabaleshwar are--
  • Connaught Peak
  • Elphiston Point
  • Marjorie Point
  • Castle Rock
  • Baghdad Point
  • Babington Point
  • Northcote Point
  • Falkland Point
  • Carnac Point
  • Fitzgerald Point
  • Bombay Point
  • Gaolani Point
  • Helen's Point
  • Panchgani Plateau
  • Rosamond Rock
Arthur's Seat, the bee keeping center, and the water falls around the city also attract many tourists.

Mahabaleshwar is a perfect weekend getaway for anyone who wish to rejuvenate oneself.

Last Updated on 19 May 2011



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