Mahabaleshwar – Queen of Hill Stations
Mahabaleshwar is one the largest Exotic hill stations of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is also commonly known as the Queen of all Hill Stations. The enchanting Mahabaleshwar is located at an a height of over 1,372m on Sahyadri Hills in Satara District of Maharashtra. The name Mahabaleshwar of this hiss station is derived from Maha (great), Bal (power) and Ishwar (God) or Lord Shiva'a name.
Mahabaleshwar has been the favourie destination for the British during the summers. They further developed Mahabaleshwar as their pastime destination during the peak summers to beat the heat. The Britishers also opened schools for their children in Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar, offers an enthralling and panoramic view of sea and the valley from the top. Mahabaleshwar is therefore also known as the finest holiday spot in Maharashtra in terms of climate, excursions, sports, and other activities.
Lingmala Waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar is one of the most ascinating spots in Mahabaleshwar. Other exhilarating attractions in Mahabaleshwar include Dhobi waterfall point. The Thrilling Wilson Point or Sunrise point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar. The breathtaking view of the sunrise is truly amazing here.
Another exciting point in Mahabaleshwar is Bombay Point iwhich offers the best view of sunset in Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar offers approximately 30 exotic locations and landscapes that offer the visitors a true delight.
Visitors in Mahabaleshwar must see some amazing and splendid views at Mahableshwar
Arthur's Point, Connaught Peak And Hunter Point, Lodwick Point,Venna Lake, Elphinston, Marjorie And Savitri Points, Babington Point, Hanuman Mandir, Arthur's Seat, Kate's Point, Krishna Temple, ,Panchgani,
Other important and fascinating sites of Mahabaleshwar are Tapola and Pratapgad Fort.
How to Reach Mahabaleshwar
Reaching Mahabaleshwar By Air
Pune is the nearest airport from Mahabaleshwar and is located around 120 km. From Pune lot of options are available like Taxis, Deluxe buses etc. Hundreds of buses of state roadways and private operators ply between Pune and Mahabaleshwar.
Reaching Mahabaleshwar By Train
The nearest railway station from Mahabaleshwar is Wather around 62 Km. Pune Railway station is also located just 120 Km from Mahabaleshwar . However it is better to take train till Pune as connectivity is good from other parts of the country.
Reaching Mahabaleshwar By Road
Mahabaleshwar is about 285 km (via Pune route) from Mumbai and around 247 km (via Mahad route). Number of state roadways buses ply between Mumbai Mahableshwar. Private bus operators also offer various luxury/ non-luxury, AC/Non-AC, Deluxe and Volvo buses and other vehicles to and from Mahabaleshwar.
Where to stay in Mahableshwar - Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
4 Star Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Hotel Ramsukh Resorts
Hotel Sherwood Resort
Hotel Brightland Holiday Village
3 Star Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Hotel Vimal Gardens
Hotel Grand Resort
Sun City Hotel
Hotel Ishwar Inn Resort
Sunny International Hotel
Budget Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Anand Van Bhuvan
Lake View Hotel
Surya Retreat Hotel
Temple View Hotel
Resorts in Mahabaleshwar
Hotel Saj Resort
Hotel Valley View Resort