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Mahabaleshwar
Travel Guide

Spend some time in a hill town in the west of India to see a diversity of landscapes and rock formations shaped like monkeys and an elephant.

With high mountain peaks, forests, waterfalls and a lake, Mahabaleshwar's wild scenery attracts large numbers of visitors every year. During the time of the British Raj it was the summer capital of Bombay. The hill town is located in the Western Ghats range where you can embark on long mountain treks and see unusual rock formations.

Enjoy a day of fun and relxation at Venna Lake, a short drive from town. Go boating or horse riding then stop for something to eat at one of the snack bars along the lake’s shore. Hike through the forests to reach Lingamala Falls.

Mahabaleshwar is known for its many sightseeing points that look out across the hilly terrain. Hike up Duchess Road to Kate's Point, at an elevation of 4,230 feet (1,290 meters). From here, you can see the Balakwadi Reservoir and the colossal Dhom Dam as well as the peaks of Kamalgadh, Mandardeo and Pandavgadh. Next to this lookout is Echo Point. Yell something into the wilderness and hear why this place has earned its sobriquet.

Nearby is Elephant Head’s Point, a set of cliffs that look like the head and trunk of an elephant. For more photo opportunities go to Monkey Point. The cliff is so called because the rock formations resemble three monkeys sitting next to each other. They recall the three wise monkeys that embody the ancient principle of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

There are many other scenic vistas in the area such as Arthur's Seat, Lodwick Point and Sunset Point. To make sure you see all of these, book a guided walking tour or purchase a map and make your own way around.

You can fly into Pune, 75 miles (120 kilometers) away and then drive or take the train to reach Mahabaleshwar. There are also regular bus services from Pune and from Mumbai, the state capital. Before visiting Mahabaleshwar’s spectacular natural attractions, stock up on food and water from the main market.

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Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
211 / 212 Mahabaleshwar - Medha Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
The price is Rs11,500 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

This family-friendly Mahabaleshwar hotel is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Wilson Point and Mahabaleshwar Bazaar. Polo Grounds and Bombay ...

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Mango Hotels Valley View
3 out of 5
Valley View Road, Near Market, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
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Situated in Mahabaleshwar, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mahabaleshwar Bazaar and Wilson Point. Polo Grounds and Bombay Point are also within 3 miles ...

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Ravine Hotel
3 out of 5
Sydney Point, Wai-Panchgani Road, Panchgani, Wai, Maharashtra
The price is Rs4,400 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

This family-friendly Panchgani hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Table Land and On Wheelz Amusement Park. Mahabaleshwar Bazaar is 12.3 ...

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Arabian Villa's
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3.5 out of 5
23-A, Khingar Road, Shahu Nagar, Panchgani, Opp. Nachiket Hostel, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
The price is Rs13,560 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Situated in Mahabaleshwar, this villa is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Table Land and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from On Wheelz Amusement Park. Mahabaleshwar Bazaar and Wilson Point ...

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Serenity Villa
Serenity Villa
3 out of 5
A P Machutar, Satara Medha Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharastra
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22 Jan 2020

It was awesome place especially Arthur Seat... U cant just take your ur eyes from there... U will think once to settle over there...

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2 Jun 2019

The government should take steps to plant trees and avoid construction in future. They should keep nature without disturbing it.

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23 Apr 2019

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23 Apr 2019

Mahableshwar has always been on our list.....it's a very relaxing place....the walks , strawberry cream, ice creams,shopping , makes it a very interesting and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended if you are looking for a short break.

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