Know About splendid and eventful Summer Holiday at Queen of Hills Mahabaleshwar – Maharashtra : Mahabaleshwar Tour & Travel Guide

Mahabaleshwar, a small city from the picturesque Western Ghats is one of most popular honeymoon destination and most visited hill station of the Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is often referred as Queen of Hills and one of renowned health resort of the country.

City is named after Lord Shiva [Mahabali]. Gokarna temple of Mahabaleshwar have unique Rudarksha shaped self-originated lingam, which is considered most scared among the twelve Jyotirlingams. Mahabaleshwar holds very high religious importance for the Hindus and devotees of Lord Shiva.  Other cities with Jyotirlinga are Onkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharastra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharastra.

Mahabaleshwar is famous for the production of Strawberries, Gooseberries and Raspberries. Mahabaleshwar offers most scenic and panoramic views of Western Ghats and Sahyadiri Hills. Boating at Veena lake, Horse riding, trekking and hiking are few other attraction for the mountain lovers and must be enjoyed on Mahabaleshwar tour.

In the Mahabaleshwar hotel rooms are available at quite reasonable rate though in compare to other nearby places room tariff are a bit higher. Do remember at peak tourist season this is asking to invite trouble if you plan visiting city without confirmation of Hotel room booking.


Vital Tourist Information : Mahabaleshwar

Location :
Mahabaleshwar is situated in the Sahyadiri hills in the Satara district of Maharashtra state.


Near By City : Pune


State : Maharashtra [India]


Famous as / For :
Health resort- Honeymoon Destination - Hill Station - Family Picnic spot - refreshing fresh healthy environment - Honey and Jam Production


Weather & Climate :
City have a delightful refreshing climate through out the year. Mahabaleshwar is place of heavy rains in the months of July and August.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 38° C Min. 22°C
Winter : Max. 32°C Min.12°C


Best Time to Visit :
September to Mid June is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar.


Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Hindi - Gujarati - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Mahabaleshwar have many hotels and eating hangouts serving mouth watering Continental, Italian, Chinese, South Indian, Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian dishes. There is a special system of food serving called Thalli System in which a set of cuisines is served in pre fixed quantity.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Strawberries, Gooseberries and Raspberries are the fruits of area which are often purchased by visitors. Shopping at Mahabaleshwar is also inclusive of Jams, Marmalades, Leather Goods, Handicrafts etc.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Arthur's Seat - Babbington point - Bee keeping centre - Bombay point - Connaughat peak - Gaolani Point - Helen's point - Kate's point - Lodwick point - Panchgani Point - Venna Lake - Waterfalls - Wilson point - Gokarna Temple


How To Reach Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
On train journey routes Mahabaleshwar is accessible from Stara Road and Pune Railway stations, Pune is more convenient due to better connectivity and frequency of trains.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Mahabaleshwar is well connected by road travel. MSRT buses are operational from various cities for getting here. Taxies are also available from Pune.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Pune is the nearest airport for air travel to Mahabaleshwar. Road journey of Pune Mahabaleshwar takes about 150 minutes