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Monday, 12 April 2010


Nestled in the lush valleys of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is a perfect getaway for spending some quality time away from the din and rush of the city. It is located in the Statara district of the state of Maharashtra and the British used it as the summer capital of Bombay to escape from the scorching heat of the plains. In the present days, Mahabaleshwar is a popular tourist spot and also a pilgrimage site. The Mahabaleshwar temple, from which the place has got its name, is much revered by the Hindu pilgrims who drop in from the far corners of the state.With a pleasant climate and many things to watch, your trip to Mahabaleshwar will certainly be a memorable one.

The tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar are many in number and make sure that you have ample time in hand if you want to explore this spectacular hill station in entirety. On your travel to Mahabaleshwar you will come across several important places such as Mount Malcolm, Catholic Church, Mahabaleshwar Club, Morarji Castle and Pratapgad Fort. There are also several scenic points in Mahabaleshwar that you just cannot afford to miss out and they are Lodwick Point, Elphinstone Point, Wilson Point, Helen’s Point, Badington Point and Carnac Point.
Mahabaleshwar is also home to some remarkable temples and you will come across Krishna and Mahabaleshwar temple here

Attractions :
Bombay Point (Sunset Point)
Carnac Point(scenic point)
Dhobi Waterfall
Kate's Point
Lingamala Falls
Mahabaleshwar Temple
Morarji Castle
Venna Lake
Lodwick Point

Pratapgarh Fort


By Air: Pune is the nearest airport both for Mahabaleshwar (120 km and Panchgani (98 km)

By Rail: For Mahabaleshwar, the nearest railhead is Wathar (62 km) but Pune (120 km) is the convenient railhead.

By Road: From Bombay via Pune, Mahabaleshwar is 290 km and via Mahad it is 247 km. The State Transport buses ply from Bombay and Pune to Mahabaleshwar. MTDC operates daily bus services except during the monsoon, between Bombay-Mahabaleshwar-Bombay. Also sightseeing tours for Mahabaleshwar and Mahabaleshwar-Pratapgad Fort.

 bombay  point (Sunset point)


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