City Overview :Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. It has one of the few evergreen forests of the world.
Today, Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Many tourists visit nearby Panchgani. After the construction of a new highway, it is only a five-hour drive from Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar is also known for the honey and strawberries produced here. One can visit strawberry farms to enjoy the real flavour of the fruit.
Fast Facts :
Languages :Marathi, Hindi, English are most commonly spoken.
Summer :March To June Mild heat and breezy Temperatures - 16°C To 30°C.
Monsoon :July To September, Heavy rainfall, Annual rainfall - 6500 mm.
Winter :November To February, cool and pleasent Temperatures 7°C To 23°C.
What to See :Many touist attractions to visit in Mahabaleshwar are Malcolm Point, Holy Cross Church, Panchaganga Temple, Pratapgad Fort, Bombay Point etc. Chinaman and Dhobi Waterfalls are popular picnic spots.The Venna lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar.
Another popular and scenic hill resort Panchgani in close vicinity (about 20KM), most tourists often visit both places together. The 'Table-Land' phenomenon of nature at Panchgani is breath-taking.
Connaught Peak and Hunter Point are situated off the Old Mahableshwar Road.
Getting There :
By Air :Pune is the closest airport at 120 kms away. Take bus or Hire a taxi to reach Mahabaleshwar.
By Train :Wathar at 62 kms away is the closest station. However, more convenient to get off at the railhead in Pune. Take bus or Hire a taxi to reach Mahabaleshwar.
By Road :Mahabaleshwar is well connected to all the destinations and major cities in Maharashtra.
Getting Around the cityTo get around Mahabaleshwar, Taxis and rickshaws are available for local transport.
Where to Stay :Mahabaleshwar has a range of hotels that include budget hotels, star cateogory hotels. There are various choice of Mahabaleshwar hotel packages at discount prices. For the budget travelers there are a number of Mahabaleshwar ecomomy hotels. Find your perfect accommodations and book online Mahabaleshwar hotels...
Mahabaleshwar has numerous hotels that consist of budget hotels, star hotels. The various choices of Mahabaleshwar hotel packages at discounted prices are available. For travelers having low budget there are a number of Mahabaleshwar economy hotels. Find your convenient accommodations options and book onlineBook Mahabaleshwar Hotels now