Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats, in Satara district of Maharashtra. Apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks. Located at an altitude of 1,353 mts, It is among the most sought after weekend getaways from Mumbai. If you are planing for long weekend holiday with your family and looking for the best place to stay in Mahabaleshwar with family choose us
Mahabaleshwar is also a sacred pilgrimage place for Hindus as the Krishna River originates from here. Once a summer capital of the British, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar comprises ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys. It is often used as a base to visit the magnificent Pratapgad Fort, located an hour away.
Old Mahabaleshwar is a historical place and a village in Mahabaleshwar, Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range.Old Mahabaleshwar is also known as "Kshetra Mahabaleshwar". Old Mahabaleshwar is about 7 km from Mahabaleshwar.
Elphinstone Point is one of the highest viewpoints in Mahabaleshwar. It is famous for the stunning view of Pratapgad Fort, Koyna Valley and the nearby areas. It is also the origin point of the Savitri River.
Disocvered in 1830, Elphinstone Point is named after Mountstuart Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay Presidency.
The viewpoint on the route of Arthur's Seat is named Monkey point because of the natural sculpture on the stones. The stones look exactly like three monkeys sitting beside each other and representing the three monkeys of Gandhiji. These natural rock formations is a must visit place.
At a distance of 3 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, Sunset Point is one of the most popular viewpoints of Mahabaleshwar and is popularly known as Mumbai Point or Bombay Point . This is the place from where people can view the magnificent sunset over the valleys below at Mahabaleshwar. The Bombay Point is the oldest point of Mahabaleshwar and the point is named so owing to its location on the old Bombay road.
Originally known as Nake Khind, Kate’s Point was named after the daughter of the then British governor Sir John Malcolm. Close to Lodwick Point and Elephant’s Head Point, Kate’s Point is situated at an altitude of 1290 m. Amongst the popular Mahabaleshwar tourist places, this point is ideal for a view of the Dhom dam, peaks of Kamalgadh, Pandavgadh and Manadardeo, and the Sahyadri range. Move a little further and reach the Echo Point.
On our list of all the famous places in Mahabaleshwar, Pratapgad Fort is on number three. The fabulous fort is rich in historical significance and unmatchable views. Placed strategically on a hill-top, the fort was originally built by Maratha rulers in 1665. Having seen one of the most fierce battles in the history – the battle of Pratapgad, the fort is in ruins.
Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, famous for its various sunset and sunrise points and scenic valley view. Located at an altitude of 1,334 mts, Panchgani is also known as Panchgani as the five hills that form the Sahyadri mountain ranges offer Panchgani its name. The picturesque backdrop of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other makes for an amazing view. In the British era, the place was treated as a summer resort and hence many colonial period establishments can be seen here. Mahabaleshwar is like a twin city to Panchgani.
Other than the verdant green valleys, and soothing environment, the red, juicy strawberries are a major attraction of Panchgani. Rightly known as the ‘Strawberry Garden of India’, the farms of Panchgani are full of enchanting views of luscious berries, especially during February and March.
Situated on the way to Mahabaleshwar, the picturesque Parsi Point overlooks the Krishna Valley and the sparkling waters of the Dhom Dam. It is surrounded by lush green mountains and provides some spectacular views.
Sydney point is a small spot at the top of high land, right at the start of Panchgani when you enter from Wai-side. It is popular for providing a stunning view of Dham Dam, Krishna Valley, the city of Wai and the Kamalgad Fort. It is best to visit Sydney Point during sunrise and sunset.
Table Land is a plateau that marks the highest point of Panchgani with the height of 4500 feet above sea level. It is also the second-longest mountain plateau in Asia. It is a famous tourist attraction as it offers a jaw-dropping view of deep valleys and majestic hills. It best visited during the sunrise and sunset.
Mapro Garden is a famous tourist attraction nestled in the beautiful hill station of Panchgani. Mapro is short for Mahabaleshwar Products, a brand name associated with delicious fruit-based products. With greenery all around, one will find a chocolate factory, a restaurant, a small nursery, children's play area and retail outlet selling Mapro products.
Devrai Art Village is an art village located very close to Panchgani. It is a non profit initiative to connect with nature and celebrate creativity. A core group of highly skilled Adivasi craftsmen and artists from the naxalite affected areas of Gadchiroli & Chhattisgarh find a livelihood and a safe refuge here in Panchgani. The unique style of their product range comes out through combinations of different mediums such as iron, brass, stone, wood, bamboo and fabric."
Situated at the confluence of five rivers named Krishna, Gayatri, Savitri, Veena and Koyna, thus the name Panch Ganga. This temple reflects a beautiful and ancient glory through its architecture and was built by Singhandeo who was the Yadava King during the 13th century. There is a stone water spout which is called the Gaumukhi and it is said that the five rivers originated from there.
Bhilar, a village in the Satara district of Maharashtra, has embraced the tag of being the first 'village of books'. The concept has been inspired by Britain's Hay-on-Wye, a Welsh town known for its bookstores and literature festivals.