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Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing

Mahabaleshwar is known for its "points", from which a person can stand and enjoy the entire scenery. There are around 30 valley view points spread around the hill stations , these are excellent areas for leisurely walks and to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty. The following are a must:

 

Elephantís Head Point
Lingmala, Chinaman
Dhobi Waterfalls
Baghdad Point
Wilson Point (Sunrise Point)
Bombay Point (Sunset Point)
Venna Lake
Tapola - Shivsagar Lake
Connaught Peak
Marjorie Point
Castle Rock
Arthur's Seat
Needle Hole Point
3 Monkey Point
Babington Point
Northcote Point
Tiger's Spring
Strawberry Gardens
Falkland Point
Carnac Point
Fitzgerald Point
Mahabaleshwar Museum
Gaolani Point
Lodwick Point & Boars Head
The Lamington Plateau
Panchgani
Helen's Point
Rosamond Rock
Polo Ground
Bee Keeping Centre
Pratap Gadh Fort
Kamalgad Fort
Table Land
Sydney Point
Serbaug, Panchgani
Parsi Point
Devil's Kitchen
Mapro Gardens
Dhoom Dam
Hunter Point
Panchaganga Mandir
Shri Shankar Mandir
Shri Krishnabai Mandir
Brahmarishi Caves
Mahabaleswar Temple
Lord Karthikeya Temple, Panchgani
Rajapuri Caves
Catholic Church

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All about Mahabaleshwar.....

Mahabaleshwar

 

This popular hill station takes its name from God 'Mahabali'. Mahabaleshwar is blessed with spectacular views of the valleys and forests. The word 'Mahabaleshwar' is Sanskrit word, which means 'God of Great Power'. Mahabaleshwar is the largest hill station in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra state. Mahabaleshwar has an altitude of 1438 m (4710 ft) at the Wilson or generally called Sunrise Point.

 

Due to its high altitude, the town has a cool climate and offers many pleasant walks. There are several lookout points which offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys. There is an old Shiva temple in the forest, which is the source of five rivers, including the Krishna river which is the second longest river of peninsular India.Its very good place to visit. Mahabaleshwar is visited by many thousands of tourists every year. It is well connected by bus with the important towns of the region. There are numerous hotels for every budget. The peak season is March-May; it rains very heavily from June to September.

 

 

 

Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing

 

Mahabaleswhar offers some of the exotic locales that make the spectators spellbound. It is naturally bestowed with so many fascinating beauty spots that offer one with stunning panorama of nature. There are numerous points that overlook the dazzling valleys and deep forests, and majestic peaks.

 

Mahabaleshwar is known for its "points", from which a person can stand and enjoy the entire scenery. There are around 30 valley view points spread around the hill stations , these are excellent areas for leisurely walks and to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty. All points provide unique view to the tourists.


Arthur Seat (12 Km) : Arthurís seat point is an exotic and picturesque spot , overlooking the Konkan. This is supposed to be the source of the five Deccan rivers Ė viz, Krishna, Koyna, Veena, Savitri & Gayatri.


Babington Point (3 Km) : Height 1295 m. Another point which close to the bazaar. One can have a beautiful view of Saddleback and the Koyna Valley.


Bombay Point (3 Km) : A very popular sunset point. One can get a glimpse of the Sahyadri mountains ,the Koyna valley & Pratapgarh.


Connaught Peak : The second highest point . Presents a panoramic view of the valley like a green carpet. You can see sunrise as well as the sunset from this point.


Chinamanís Waterfalls (4 Km) : It can be reached by the Carviali Road.


Dhobi Water Fall : The fall is on the path connecting Lodwick point to Elphinstone Point.


Helenís Point : River Solshi starts from this point with a small fall near her origin.


Elphinston Point (10 Km) : A favorite picnic spot, Elphinston Point, named after the Governor of Bombay, Sir Elphinston, was discovered by Dr.Murray in 1830.


Hunter Point (4 Km) : Hunterís point approached from Old Mahabaleshwar Road, gives a picturesque view of the Koyna Valley.


Pratapgadh (24 Km) : Pratapgadh (900 meters) was one of the most formidable forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The famous temple of Goddess Bhavani is on the eastern side of the lower fort.


Old Mahabaleshwar (5 Km) : it has an ancient temples of Krishnabai.

 

 

 

 

 

Transport  :  How To Reach Mahabaleshwar ?


By Road : From Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is 285 km (via Pune route) and the distance is about 247 km (via Mahad route). There are regular state-operated buses that travel to Mahabaleshwar from the nearby cities of Pune and Mumbai. Private tour operators also provide various luxury/ non-luxury, AC/Non-AC, Deluxe and Volvo buses and other vehicles to and from Mahabaleshwar.

 

You can even drive your own vehicle to Mahabaleshwar, enjoying its idyllic beauty, as the roads are excellent. It takes around 5 hrs to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai by road.  Mahabaleshwar is connected by the National Highway 4. Bus services by state-run MSRTC and private organizations connect it by buses from Pune, Mumbai, Sangli and Satara.


By Rail : The nearest railhead from Mahabaleshwar is Wather, located at a distance of 62 km from the city. But if you choose to travel to Mahabaleshwar by train, the Pune railhead, located at a distance of 120 km, is comparatively more convenient than the Wather station, because of its better connectivity to Mahabaleshwar. People traveling by train can get down at the Pune railway station to reach Mahabaleshwar. Private tour operators provide buses, mini-buses, taxis, etc, which are easily available for tourists outside the Pune station. One can also avail the state-operated buses that shuttle between Pune and Mahabaleshwar.


By Air : Pune, located at a distance of 120 km is the nearest airport. If you plan to travel to Mahabaleshwar by air, you can board a flight till Pune, and then easily avail a bus, taxi or a private car from the Pune airport. The airport has various facilities within its premises for tourists traveling to the place. State operated buses are also easily available from Pune. Even private tour-operators provide luxury/ non- luxury bus services to Mahabaleshwar. You can even hire a vehicle of your choice from the airport, for the entire duration of your stay. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai is 270 km away.

 
 
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Mahabaleshwar is known for its "points", from which a person can stand and enjoy the entire scenery. There are around 30 valley view points spread around the hill stations , these are excellent areas for leisurely walks and to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty. All points provide unique view to the tourists.

 

Mahabaleshwar Elephantís Head Point, Mahabaleshwar Lingmala, Chinaman & Dhobi Waterfalls, Mahabaleshwar Baghdad Point, Mahabaleshwar Wilson Point (Sunrise Point), Mahabaleshwar Bombay Point (Sunset Point), Mahabaleshwar Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Tapola - Mahabaleshwar Shivsagar Lake, Mahabaleshwar Connaught Peak, Mahabaleshwar Marjorie Point, Mahabaleshwar Castle Rock, Mahabaleshwar Arthur's Seat, Mahabaleshwar Needle Hole Point, Mahabaleshwar 3 Monkey Point, Mahabaleshwar Babington Point, Mahabaleshwar Northcote Point , Mahabaleshwar Tiger's Spring, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry Gardens, Mahabaleshwar Falkland Point, Mahabaleshwar Carnac Point, Mahabaleshwar Fitzgerald Point, Mahabaleshwar Mahabaleshwar Museum, Mahabaleshwar Gaolani Point , Mahabaleshwar Lodwick Point and Boars Head, Mahabaleshwar The Lamington Plateau, Mahabaleshwar Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar Helen's Point, Mahabaleshwar Rosamond Rock, Mahabaleshwar Polo Ground, Mahabaleshwar Bee Keeping Centre, Mahabaleshwar Pratap Gadh Fort, Mahabaleshwar Kamalgad Fort, Mahabaleshwar Table Land, Mahabaleshwar Sydney Point, Mahabaleshwar Serbaug, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar Parsi Point, Mahabaleshwar Devil's Kitchen, Mahabaleshwar Mapro Gardens, Mahabaleshwar Dhoom Dam, Mahabaleshwar Hunter Point.