Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra, with abundant of natural beauty. it meanders leisurely for 5 kms. at an altitude of 1372m. It was the summer capital of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency.

While away the hours boating at the placid Venna Lake. Explore the walks or the thirty points that offer panoramic views of the valley. Bathe in the clear waters of the numerous waterfalls.

Also, one can visit, Pratapgadh Fort, 25 kms away, where Shivaji dramatically beat Afzal Khan. And the elegant nine hole golf course built on the edge of a cliff worth visiting. Linger through the tiny lanes of the market shopping for everything from shoes to delicious strawberries, blackberries, jams and jellies.

Transport Facility:

Taxis and rickshaws are easily available though a bicycle, which you can hire by the hour or for the day, is the best way to get around.

Temperature vary from 13oC in winter to 29 oC in summer with a yearly rainfall of 663 cms.

When to Visit:

The best time to visit is October to June.

Getting there:

Pune is the nearest airport, 120 kms. away.

Pune is also the most convenient railhead, though Wathar at 62 kms. is the nearest.

Mumbai is 290 kms. away by road via Pune and 247 kms. via Mahad.