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History of: 800 years
Population: 12 thousand

Located in the misty green mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is an idyllic summer retreat and is blessed with some of the finest natural wonders. This place was once upon a time the most favored summer getaway for the British and one can still sense the colonial charm here. There are many interesting things about Mahabaleshwar that draw large number of tourists from all parts of India. Its scenic points, temples and a salubrious climate attract nature lovers or seekers of solitude. Touristplacesinindia is the site providing helpful inputs about Mahabaleshwar that would be of great help to those who are planning for a trip to Mahabaleshwar.

Major Attractions

 

Waterfalls
Mahabaleshwar has many beautiful waterfalls, having their own charm. Some of the popular waterfalls are the Lingmala, Chairman and Dhobi. The Lingmala Lake is an enthralling lake presenting sights of flowing water as it scatters from the top of a steep cliff into thin silver streaks, often encircled by rainbow colors. Other waterfalls, Chairman and Dhobi are favorite picnic spots. The Chairman waterfall can be reached by the Carviali Road whereas the Dhobi waterfall is on a bridle path connecting Petit Road with Old Mahabaleshwar Road. The calm surroundings and the exotic waterfalls offer a perfect holiday spot.

Wilson Point
The Wilson point is also known as the Sunrise point. This point is the nearest and the highest point in Mahabaleshwar. The Wilson point is nothing but a vast bare rock with three observation towers erected at different spots. This point pulls innumerable tourists, offering a beautiful view of the sunrise.

Bombay Point
The Bombay point is one of the earliest known points in Mahabaleshwar. This point is known for the spectacular view of the sunset. Every evening innumerable tourists visit it, which also offers outstanding views of Pratapgarh and Makrandgarh.

Connaught Peak and Hunter Point
Connaught Peak and Hunter Point are situated off the Old Mahabaleshwar Road. Connaught Peak is the second highest peak of these hills. It offers outstanding views of the Venna Lake and Krishna Valley. Earlier this peak was known as Mount Olympia and was a favorite spot for riders. The Duke of Connaught was so mesmerized by the exotic views of this peak that he renamed it after his name. Therefore, in 1880, Mount Olympia became Connaught Peak.

Venna Lake
The Venna lake is sprawled over a huge area of 25 acres. It is a major attraction for tourists coming to Mahabaleshwar. The lake provides boating and fishing facilities, especially the boating experience on the Venna Lake is an unforgettable experience.

 

Nearby Excursions

 

Panchgani
Panchgani is situated at a distance of 19 kms from Mahabaleshwar. It is also a hill station and is like sister town to Mahabaleshwar. Panchgani is regarded as a health resort surrounded by five hills after which it is named. It is a beautiful and enriching place to spend your vacations. You will come across many scenic views in Panchgani. Definitely, a worth visit destination.

Tapola
Tapola is situated 25 kms away from Mahabaleshwar and is a great picnic spot. It is also regarded as mini Kashmir, where time stands still, offering some wonderful views of the backwaters of the Koyna dam.
 

Distance from major cities
Mumbai 290 Kms
Pune 120 Kms
Mahad 66 Kms

 

How to reach there

by Air Nearest airport from Mahabaleshwar is at Pune around 120 km away which is well connected with many major cities of India.
by Rail Nearest railway station is Wathar at 62-km, but the Pune railway station is the most convenient railway station situated at a distance of 120 kms.
by Road From Mumbai via Pune, Mahabaleshwar is 290 km and via Mahad it is 247 km.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Hotel Panorama, Mahabaleshwar

  • Inhouse Restaurant, Mahabaleshwar

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