Best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar

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Last Updated on August 29, 2022

 If you are looking for a new vacation spot then let it be Mahabaleshwar and we promise you won’t be disappointed. This mesmerizing holiday spot is bounded by Sahyadri Mountain ranges. There are various mystical viewpoints and vacation spots that can be experienced here. Since you have landed on this article maybe it’s time to sit back, read, relax and make a plan for your next trip. This gem hidden in Maharashtra can be reached via road if you are in Mumbai. It will hardly take you 4-5 hours. 

It’s time to visit this place and make some amazing memories with your friends and family. Check out the list of amazing places we have compiled for you to visit in Mahabaleshwar. 

Here is a brief list of top places to visit in Mahabaleshwar:

Elephant’s Head Point

A viewpoint worth capturing on your camera. A popular point in Mahabaleshwar that offers an exceptional view of Sahyadri ranges. This amazing spot is also called Needle’s point and is much visited by the tourists that visit Mahabaleshwar. It is called Elephant’s Head Point as it looks like the head and trunk of an elephant if observed carefully. This holiday spot looks even more lush green if anyone visits during the monsoon. Nearby you can also spot the Pratapgarh fort and Kova valley on either side.

Reasons to visit: Witness unique Needlepoint and lush green valleys for a breathtaking experience.   

Commute: Tourists can visit the Elephant’s Head Point via road. It’s 56.5 km from the bus stand.

Extra Information: One can visit them any time of the year including monsoons. The times to visit are 9 AM to 6 PM.

Entry Fee: N/A

Venna Lake

Venna Lake is a man-made phenomenon. This lake is spread over an area of 28 acres and offers a mesmerizing view. If you are someone who loves water bodies and would enjoy going out for a boat ride then this is a must-visit spot in Mahabaleshwar. If you choose to walk from the bus stand to the Venna lake then your eyes are in for a treat. As you visit the Venna Lake in Mahabaleshwar you will get to see many pilgrimage sites near the lake. One can also visit the garden nearby called Chhatrapati Pratapsinh. 

Reasons to visit: Experience the man-made phenomenon, an artificial lake. 

Commute: If it suits you then choose to walk as Venna lake is just 3.7 km away from the bus stand. Rest you can take a cab or bus too.

Extra Information: Don’t miss the sunset as it completes your visit. 

Entry Fee: N/A

Lingamala Falls 

A must-visit waterfall in Mahabaleshwar offers an awe-inspiring fall that one must not miss while in Mahabaleshwar. It’s a calm place to be in as the water falling down the fill will calm you down and soothe your senses. If you choose to go on top of the Lingamala falls then you can also witness the Dhobi falls as well as the Chinaman’s fall. You can also visit this place with your family for a weekend picnic plan.

Reasons to visit: Put this spot in your itinerary to experience the magical waterfall and be in for waterfall therapy.

Commute: One can choose to travel in a cab or bus to visit this beautiful waterfall. 

Extra Information: The best time to visit this waterfall is from July to December.

Entry Fee: INR 20 per person

Tapola 

Did you know a mini-Kashmir resides in the heart of Mahabaleshwar? Tapola, a rustic hamlet offers beauty that will make you pause and adore. It has a lake nearby called the Shivsagar lake which adds to the beauty of this mini-Kashmir of the west. Some of the amazing activities you can do here are boating, kayaking, swimming, and water scooter rides. To witness a jaw-dropping view we would ask you to definitely experience the sunset and sunrise for the epic view.

Reasons to visit Scenic view, pleasant weather, and fun activities. 

Commute: It’s best to take a cab or bus from Mahabaleshwar as it’s just 16.1 km away from Tapola. It will take around 34 minutes to commute via road. 

Extra Information: You will have to trek from the parking space for about 2 km to reach the destination.

Entry Fee: N/A

Rajpuri Caves

Here is an age-old attraction that no tourist must miss out on. These caves are located in Satara. One of the most popular spots in Mahabaleshwar, these caves are famous for their religious significance. It’s much believed that Lord Kartikeya, much revered by the devotees, used to take shelter in these caves for their religious practices. It is also known amongst the locals that Pandavas took exile in these Rajpuri caves only. 

Reasons to visit: Experience the divine and peaceful vibes in these caves 

Commute: Tourists can visit the temple via road. 

Extra Information: One can visit them any time of the year including monsoons. The times to see the caves are 6 Am to 6 Pm.

Entry Fee: N/A

Table Land

Table land of Mahabaleshwar is known as the second highest mountain plateau of Asia. It’s situated above 4,550 above sea level. It’s composed of laterite soil and offers a dense vegetation to view at for the tourists. One can witness the beautiful view of sunrise and sunset. There are various activities one can enjoy here like horse riding, paragliding and trekking. This is one of the best tourist attractions one must visit. 

Reasons to visit: Be a part of nature as you visit Table land. 

Commute: One can take a cab or bus. The bus station is 19.9 km away from Table land.

Extra Information: You can enroll into fun activities and experience sunrise and sunset too. 

Entry Fee: N/A

Mahabaleshwar Temple

Are you looking for a religious escape from the daily hustle? Visit the Mahabaleshwar temple and be calm. This shrine is for the devotees built by Chanda Rao More dynasty in the 16th century. The sanctum welcomes a huge crowd of devotees as it has a huge Shivalinga with a holy pond. One must visit this in monsoons, even though it’s open all throughout the year.

Reasons to visit: It’s a meeting point of five rivers.

Commute: One can easily take a cab or public transport to the Mahabaleshwar temple. 

Extra Information: You can visit Mahabaleshwar temple 6 Am to 7 Pm.

Entry Fee: N/A

Know More About Mahabaleshwar

Other than the places we just told you there are so many other places that you can check out like:

Parsi Point: A small serene point named after the Parsi community offers a mesmerising view of Krishna River valley.

Babington Point: This point is perfect for any tourist as it offers a heavenly space to be in. One can listen to chirping birds and lush green forest areas. 

Bhushan Mahamuni: A religious place called Bhushan Mahamun is a holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It’s a must visit for the devotees. 

Connaught Peak: A peak in Mahabaleshwar earlier known as Mt. Olympia. One of the best places in Mahabaleshwar for a one day trip.

Morarji Castle: Exploring this colonial building is a must for the tourists who are in love with the history.

Dhobi Waterfall: This is an underrated and mostly less populated place in the city. Get to this location for being in solace with yourself or friends. 

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FAQ’s

Why is Mahabaleshwar famous?

Mahabaleshwar is famous for its strawberries and raspberries. It is also much known for it’s weather and tourist spots. 

 What is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar?

The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is winter from December to February. One can explore the entire place without worrying about the sun.

How many days are enough to explore Mahabaleshwar?

If you have time then come to relax for as many days as you can. However, 3 days are enough to explore the entire place.

How far is Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai?

Mahabaleshwar is 151 km away from Mumbai. Hence, if you choose to travel via road then you will take around 3:48 hrs.

Which is the coldest month in Mahabaleshwar?

The coldest month in Mahabaleshwar is January. The average temperature of Mahabaleshwar is 18.7-degree Celsius.

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