Know About splendid and eventful Summer Holiday at Queen of Hills Mahabaleshwar – Maharashtra, India

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 Mahabaleshwar is named after Lord Shiva [Mahabali].

Gokarna temple of Mahabaleshwar have unique Rudarksha shaped self-originated lingam, which is considered most scared among the tewelve Jyotirlingams hence Mahabaleshwar holds very high religious importance for the Hindus and devotees of Lord Shiva.

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


Vital Tourist Information : Mahabaleshwar

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


Mountain Range : Western Ghats range


Altitude :
Average 1,353 metres [Max 1,438 at Sunrise / Wilson point]


Near By City : Pune


State : Maharashtra [India]


Region : Western India


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


Weather & Climate :
Mahabaleshwar have a delightful refreshing climate through out the year.


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


Tourist Season :
September to Mid June is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar.


Spoken Languages : Marathi - Hindi - Gujarati - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
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.


Travel Tips :
Mahabaleshwar is place of heavy rains in the months of July and August.


Must Visit Places :
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]


Basic Travel Info :
Pune is the best place to access Mahabaleshwar on train / air journey for the domestic tourists, where as foreigner tourist favors Mumbai as the base city for Mahabaleshwar tour.


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
On train journey routes Mahabaleshwar is accessible from Wathar, 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.