Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in the state of Maharashtra situated amidst the densely forested western ghats. It is a very popular destination for tourists from Maharashtra and adjoining states. It is the best choice when it comes to visiting a destination to escape the summer heat. The average annual temperature of this beautiful hill station in Maharashtra remains at 20.4 degrees, providing the best reasons for tourists to visit in any season. To top the beauty of this place, there are strawberry farms that add a whole new vibe to Mahabaleshwar.


Mahabaleshwar was ruled by a Brahmin dynasty in 1350. In the middle of the 16th century, the Maratha family defeated the Brahmin dynasty and gained control over Javli and Mahabaleshwar. Later, in 1819, the British gained rule over the place. The colonial influence is still reflected in the architecture of the city.

Things to do (Activities)

Venna Lake

Venna Lake is a gem adding to the charm of this hill station in Maharashtra. Situated amidst the mountains and surrounded by the lush green forests, the lake is a treat to the eyes. You can hire a boat and take a tour of this lake. A shikara, a pedal boat or a motor boat, you can choose the one you want and head to the waters.

Wilson Point

The panoramic views of this place are spectacular and imagine it from a hilltop. Wilson point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar which provides the best views of the entire region. This gorgeous hill station in Maharashtra looks even more beautiful when viewed during the sunset and sunrise time from the Wilson Point.

Strawberry farms

In addition to being a loved hill station in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is famous for its strawberry farms. One of the strawberry farms to visit here is the Mapro Gardens. The farms produce food products made from different kinds of berries. You can visit to enjoy the authentic taste of the berries and treat yourself with some ice creams.

Lingmala Falls

The beauty of the place is enhanced manifolds because of the natural marvels it has and another such marvel is the Lingmala Falls. The falls are situated between the Panchgani- Mahabaleshwar road and provide one of the best views in the area. The trekking and hiking enthusiasts can trek around the area. It would be the best activity to do after consuming fresh strawberry ice cream at the strawberry farms.


List of the Accommodations available at the Destination

Bella Vista Resort

Bella Vista Resort

Bella Vista Resort offers an incredible view over the green tree covers of the Wilson point, Lingmala valley and across to the hills extending to Panchgani.

Evershine Resort

Evershine Resort

Evershine Resort seamlessly blends old-world charm and modern conveniences. A grand architecture inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan that captures the romance and splendor of a royal era.

Ramsukh Resorts & Spa

Ramsukh Resorts & Spa

Want to get away from the din and the crowds? Wish to escape the stressful urban life?Pack your bags and drive down to Ramsukh Resorts and Spa


By Air

Pune International Airport is the nearest airport from Mahabaleshwar. It is situated at a distance of 120 km. Another airport in Maharashtra, the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai is about 270 km away.

By Train

The most convenient railway station to reach Mahabaleshwar is the Pune railway station. The distance between both is 120 km. You can hire a cab to reach your destination from here.

By Surface

The distance between Mahabaleshwar and Pune is about 117 km which can be easily covered in three hours by road. You can reach Pune and then head to Mahabaleshwar in a cab.