Mahabaleshwar is the most famous hill station in Maharashtra. It is the most visited hill station and most preferred one. Though being a little far from Pune, this place is one of the favourite hill stations in Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar comprises three villages: Malcolm Peth, Old ‘Kshetra’ Mahabaleshwar and part of a village called Shindola.
Mahabaleshwar offers a total package of beauty, adventure and serenity. Strawberry lovers, this place is a heaven on earth for you.
About Mahabaleshwar | Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing
Located about 120 km from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday destination and honeymoon spot and is known for its honey and strawberries produced here. There are plenty of Strawberry gardens around Mahabaleshwar and you can spot them on the way. Various types of Indian spices are also comprise a part of this place.
The old Mahabaleshwar also has a lot more to offer. 7 kms from Mahabaleshwar, there are 5 temples that can be seen here. Panchaganga temple is one of them which is famous for its origin of 7 rivers i.e. Krishna, Koyana, Gayatri, Savitri, Venna, Saraswati and Bhagirathi. This temple is 4500 years old.
Things To Do In Mahabaleshwar | Places to visit
When in Mahabaleshwar, one cannot leave this place without visiting the Mapro garden. Plenty of Strawberry items and delicacies made out of strawberries. Jelly, Jams, ice-creams, fresh creams, toffees etc. are the specialities of Mapro.
When in Mahabaleshwar Horse riding is a must. There are numerous horses and you can always go for a ride. First timers can always take help from the experts or owners of the horse present there.
Venna Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The Lake is surrounded by trees on all sides. It scores of magnificent scenic perennial springs, streams, and waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar plateau, with its wonderful climate throughout the year, this makes it a attractive get away.
Wilson’s Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar at 1439 mtrs. Wilson point is the only location in Mahabaleshwar from where both sunrise and sunset can be seen.
How to reach Mahabaleshwar?
By private vehicle: To reach Mahabaleshwar, private vehicles are recommended. Mahabaleshwar is connected by the NH4.
By public transport: MSRTC buses (State transport) buses are available from Pune that directly take you to the destination.