INTRODUCTION• Mahabaleshwar is the highest hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, it is situated at an elevation of 1372 meters around the Venna lake.• This place has a strong historical connection with Maharaja Shivaji - the heroic Maratha warrior king.• Today it has become a most popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Climates of Mahabaleshwar• Mahabaleshwar is located atop the Sahyadri mountain ranges, bestowed with some of natures choicest majesty.• The place is most favorable holidaying destination among tourists, for its pleasant climatic conditions.• Temperature: o Maximum: 29oC (Summers) o Minimum: 13oC (Winters).• Best Time To Visit: o Climate is pleasant throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between October and June. o Cottons and light woolen cloths are the recommended attire.
Must see places …• Mount MalcolmMount Malcolm is one of the most famous building in the olden days. itwas built in 1829 with brilliant architectural skills.
Must see places …• Holy Cross Church:• A visit to this old Raman Catholic Holy cross church worth pleasing. The stained-glass windows are still a sight to behold.
Must see places …• Pratapgad Fort:• Pratapgad was the pride of the Maratha Empire. It was built in the year 1856. It is a major tourist attraction in Mahabaleshwar situated at 20 kms away from Mahabaleshwar.
How to reach…• By Air: o Pune is the closest airport at around 120 km away. Cabs and Taxies are available on hire to reach Mahabaleshwar.• By Rail: o Wather is the nearest railway station at around 62 kms. But Pune is considered be more convenient in terms of travelling issue.• By Road: o Roadway journey is the most preferred way to visit this place. Distance from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar via Mahad lies around 247 km on road. State Transport buses ply regularly between Pune - Mahabaleshwar and Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar.
Where to stay…• There are many hotels, resort and guesthouses in Mahabaleshwar offering various kind of accommodation facility ranging from luxurious to budget rooms according to the visitor’s choice.• One can search and book best hotels in Mahabaleshwar online from various online portal sites.