Mahabaleshwar Map

Introduction

Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The first historical mention of Mahabaleshwar dates back to year 1215 when the King Singhan of Deogiri visited Old Mahabaleshwar. He built a small temple and water tank at the source of the river Krishna. It was summer capital of Governor of the old Bombay Presidency. Mahabaleshwar's famous "points" offer breathtaking views of valleys that are full of evergreen forests and lush undergrowth. Springs and water falls abound in the area offering lovely picnic spots. Many of these points have good motorable roads. The winding rides through thick foliage are an experience. If one really wants to enjoy nature in all its placid glory, it is a must for every visitor to take leisurely walks along these sylvan paths. One can also ride on ponies' backs, savouring nature's virgin viridity.


Area 150 sq km
Altitude 1,438 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-16.0C,Max.-30.0 C Winter,Min.-10.0C,Max.-26.0C
Language Marathi, Hindi and English
STD Code 02168
Rainfall 663 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Round the year

How to get there

  1. Air :-The airport at Pune is the nearest to the hill resort of Mahabaleshwar. At a distance of 120 km the Pune airport caters to the needs of the tourists to Mahabaleshwar.
  2. Rail:-In case you settle for rail transport to Mahabaleshwar Pune makes a convenient railhead, 120 km away. Though the railhead nearest to Mahabaleshwar is that of Wathar at a distance of 62 km.
  3. Road:- Mumbai - Mahabaleshwar via Pune is 290 kms.Panchgani -Mahabaleshwar is 19 kms. Pune - Mahabaleshwar is 120 kms.

Places to Visit


Mount Malcolm Catholic Church Mahabaleshwar Club Morarji Castle
Pratapgad Fort Lodwick Point Tiger's spring Bombay Point

Excursion


Tapola Panchgani Pratapgarh Fort Mapro Garden
Old Mahabaleshwar      

Shopping

Mahableshwar honey and strawberry crushes and jams are very famous.

Accommodation


Brightland Holiday Village Ramsukh Resort & Spa Valley View Resort Hotel Dreamland
Hotel Valley View Resort Pratap Heritage Hotel