Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar


Mahabaleshwar is a Hill station located in the western Ghats, in District of Satara, Maharashtra.

Mahabaleshwar mainly known for its Strawberries, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.
Once a summer capital of the British, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar comprises waterfalls, hills, valleys, green dense forest, ancient temples, boarding schools and magnificent Pratapgad Fort located an Half an Hour Away.

Mahabaleshwar is located about 120km South-west of Pune and 290 km from Mumbai.

Top 10 Places to Visit In Mahabaleshwar

1 ) Kate's Point, Mahabaleshwar

Kate’s point is a famous viewpoint in Mahabaleshwar. Located on to the side way of Mahabaleshwar. The huge rock overlooking the Krishna valley is often thronged by tourist.
The point gives a magnificent view of the valley and The waters of Dhom Dam and Balakwadi Dam.
Kate’s Point is named after British Governor Sir Malcolm’s Daughter.
Kate’s point is the most picturesque point of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani and is the often which used as a cover picture by most books and magazines about Mahabaleshwar.

Timing – 6 AM – 6 PM

2 ) Arthur's Seat Point, Mahabaleshwar

Arthur’s Seat Point, is a located in a distance of 13km from Mahabaleshwar bus stand.
Arthur Seat Point is the most Popular viewpoint in Mahabaleshwar and among the top 10 places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.
Arthur Seat Point is located at a height 1340 m and is surrounded by the deep Savitri gorge on one side and a lush green plateau on the other side.
Popularly called as Queen of the Points, Arthur’s Seat Point has been named after Sir Arthur Mallet who was the first man to build a House at this Point. 
Arthur Seat Point area has a 6 Points in total, Arthur’s Seat Point, Echo Point, Tiger Spring Point, window point and Malcolm Point.
From Arthur’s Seat Point one can get mesmerizing view of the Mahabaleshwar Range including Pratapgad, Koleshwar, Raireshwar and Chandragad.
Arthur’s Seat Point is a Famous for floating of a light objects. If one can throw light things like drinks cap in the valley, it comes up again due to air pressure.
Timing- 6 AM – 6 PM

3 ) Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar

Venna Lake is one of the best Tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The lake was constructed by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, who was Raja of Satara in 1942.
Venna Lake is a scenic man-made lake in Mahabaleshwar. The lake offers rowboats and paddleboats ride to the visitors and hence is usually crowded.
There is Horse Riding also available. There are number of eateries around the lake Famous for street food like corn, bhelpuri, panipuri and fresh fruits like mulberries, strawberries and carrots.
The lake is spread over an area of 28acres with a periphery of 7 to 8 km. The best boating experience is in the Evening with the Sunset.
Timing – 9 AM to 7 PM

4 ) Pratapgad

Pratapgad Fort is located 23 km in west of Mahabaleshwar. The fort stands 1080 m above sea level.
A structure of Pratapgad Fort can be divided into regions which are upper and lower. The fort is built atop of time.
Pratapgad is one of the famous attraction place in Mahabaleshwar where lot of tourists visit every year. It is must see place for History lovers and photographers because of its abundant scenic beauty as well as historical background.
Timing- 8 AM – 6 PM

5) Mapro Garden Mahabaleshwar

Mapro Is one of the famous attraction place in Mahabaleshwar.
Mapro makes fruits-based supplies. There’s choclate factory, restaurant cum cafe, a quant nursery and a children’s play area along with a retail outlet that sells Mapro products.
The cafe serves scrumptious food made out of organic ingredients.
They have repertoire of delicacies to select from, including sandwiches and pizzas.
Their speciality is the strawberry with whipped cream served with a smack of deliciousness.
In the summer months of March and April, the Mapro Strawberry Festival is celebrated.

6) Lingmala Waterfall -

A Distance of 6 km from Mahabaleshwar bus stand.
The waterfall is situated on the right hand side of the road while traveling from Mahabaleshwar to Panchgani.
The spectacular sight of Lingmala Waterfall is only enhanced during Mansoon. Situated amid a lush green and vibrant atmosphere, the waterfall attract many trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers due to its gorgeous appeal.
Lingmala Waterfall constitutes it two waterfalls that confluence at a point, thus forming an oasis. The surrealistic appeal of the place attracts many people.

7 ) Elphinstone Point Mahabaleshwar

At a distance of 10 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand and 5 km from Old Mahabaleshwar, Elphinstone Point is one of the famous viewpoints situated atop a hill near Arthur Seat Point in Mahabaleshwar.
Elphinstone Point is one of the highest points in Mahabaleshwar overlooking the two valleys, with rivers Koyna on the Left and Savitri on the Right. The lofty cliff commands a panoramic view of the Pratapgad Fort, Koyna valley and nearby plains.
One can also admire the ravine, which is lies between Elphinstone Point and Arthur Seat Point.
Timing- 6 AM – 6 PM

8) Old Mahabaleshwar ( Lord Shiva Temple )

Old Mahabaleshwar is also known as Kshetra Mahabaleshwar. Old Mahabaleshwar is about 6 KM from Mahabaleshwar. This holy and sacred place 
Has 3 temples. Panchganga temple, Mahabaleshwar Temple and Krishna temple.
Panchganga Temple
The Panchganga Temple is constructed at the convergence of five rivers. Krishna, Venna, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri. It is believed that five rivers originate from gaumukhi inside Panchganga temple.
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Mahabaleshwar temple is built in 1215 AD as per
 Historical records. This temple is built in Hemadpanti style.
The temple houses Shiva’s bed, damru and trishul which date back to approximately 300 years. It is believed that every morning, the bedsheet is found crumpled indicating Shiva’s presence at night within the temple.
Krishna Temple
Krishna temple which is 1 km away from Panchganga temple is built in Hemadpanti style, in front of the Krishna temple is Krishna Valley. As per mythology, Krishna river had Jumped from this place.

9) Bombay Point ( Sunset Point )

A Distance of 3 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, Sunset Point is one of the Most popular viewpoints of Mahabaleshwar.
This point 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. The place has a large open space with a bandstand. It is an ideal place for late afternoon picnic. Many activities like horse riding and choupati games are popular with the tourists at this point.
Timing- 6 AM – 6 PM

10) Lodwick Point

10th places to visit in mahabaleshwar is lodwick point
At a distance of 4 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, Lodwick Point lies at an elevation of 4087 feet above sea level.
Lodwick Point area has 2 points, Lodwick Point and Elephant’s Head Point. The Lodwick Point was rechristened in the General Lodwick, who was the first British officer to climb the hill in April 1824.
Point offers unmatched views of the Pratapgad Fort and Elphinstone Point at a Distance.
Elephants Head Point is the extreme end of the Mountain range and lies beyond the Lodwick Point.
The extended front part of Hill looks like Elephant Head. Hence, this point is known as Elephants Head Point. The point renders breathtaking views of the surroundings. One need to walk almost 1.5 km from car parking place or taking a pony ride from the parking area.
Timing- 6 AM – 6 PM
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