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Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar

Weather

Mahabaleshwar due to its strategic location experiences typical tropical climate with moderate summers and pleasant winter season. The summer months from April to June are hot and dry with temperatures reaching 35 to 40 degrees Celsius. The winter season ranges from October to February bringing adequate sunshine and pleasant climate with temperatures dipping to as low as 10 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains descend in Mahabaleshwar from July to September brining is much relief from the hot summer season and making the city dwell with tourists and travelers from nearby locations of Mumbai and Pune to enjoy the brilliant rainfall season

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Mahabaleshwar by road is by far the most preferred route used by majority of the tourists. Regular cab and bus services ply between Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar (220 km) and Pune to Mahabaleshwar (120 km). Maharashtra State Road Transport and other private operators have a good connectivity from Pune, Satara and Nasik to visit Mahabaleshwar.


By Air:

Mahabaleshwar does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is the one located in Pune at a distance of 120 Kms. The Pune airport is well connected to all big and small cities within India and overseas. Local cabs and buses are freely available from the Pune airport to visit Mahabaleshwar.



By Rail:

Mahabaleshwar does not have a dedicated railway station and the closest railway station is the one located at Wathar at a distance of 60 Kms. Wathar station is well connected by Pune and Mumbai with regular train services. Local cabs and buses are available outside the Wathar railway station to reach Mahabaleshwar.


Overview

Mahabaleshwar is a popular Hill station located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Nestled amid the magnificent mountains of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar offers a panoramic view of the downhill regions with a large number of plateaus offering a surreal natural landscape for the travelers and nature lovers. Popularly known as the Queen of Hills in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is a perfect blend of natural beauty and articulate climate offering a wide range of exotic orchids.

 

Multiple cascades of fresh water, seasonal waterfalls and charming mountain peaks of Mahabaleshwar makes it one of the most widely visited hills stations in Western India. Away from the hustle and hustle of chaotic urban life, Mahabaleshwar offers a perfect backdrop for a tranquil holiday. The hill station attracts a large number of honeymooners enjoying the natural bliss of the hill station apart from its serene calmness and historic landmarks.

 

The hill station of Mahabaleshwar offers a wide spectrum of boarding and lodging facilities from budget hotels to elite luxury ones. The people of Mahabaleshwar are warm and friendly with Marathi and Konkani being the largely spoken languages. No trip to Mahabaleshwar is complete without checking out mouth watering Marathi delicacies including Batata Wada and Misal pav. The hill resort is famous for its strawberry's with various versions of juices, jams and milk shakes in the offering. An annual strawberry festival held in the spring season attracts a large number of tourists. The festival offers a wide range of strawberry based gourmet delights making it a unique festival of the city.

 

Mahabaleshwar offers a perfect scenic backdrop amid the Sayadhari Ranges and Western Ghats making it one of the most beautiful locations in Maharashtra. The tranquil hill station with its moderate climate attracts tourist all through the year