The exact location and ways to travel to Mahabaleshwar
- Mahabaleshwar is a city in the Satara district of Maharashtra, 276kms from Mumbai.
- By road it would take around 5 hours to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai.
- You can also catch a train from Mumbai to Raigad and then go by road from Raigad till Mahabaleshwar.
- The nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar is Pune, which is about 120 km away from Mahabaleshwar.
October till March is the ideal time to visit Mahabaleshwar for trekkers and travelers.
June till September are the months of heavy showers. This is the time when the beauty of Mahabaleshwar is enhanced the most.
Mahabaleshwar is known for its two reservoirs, Balakwadi and Dhom and the waterfalls and the hill points are famous too.
You can enjoy a leisurely time at Mahabaleshwar by indulging in activities like boating, sightseeing, horse riding, and trekking.
You can also enjoy sunrise and sunset from the top of the hills.
There are a lot of places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, such as, Arthur’s seat, Kate’s Point, Needle Hole Point, Wilson Point, 3 Monkey Point, Pratapgad Fort, Bombay Point, Lingmala Falls, and Dhobi waterfall.
Mahabaleshwar, back in the days of the British Raj, served as the summer capital of Bombay Province as it was one of the very few evergreen forests.
In 1656, Shivaji Maharaj took over Javli and Mahabaleshwar and constructed the beautiful and strong Pratapgad fort.
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