How To Reach Mahabaleshwar.....


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.




Points & 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. 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.



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