On the route to Mahabaleshwar from Pune, MIDC Wai industrial area offers many manufacturing units for industrial visit, there are also six other industrial estates in Satara district and you can choose according to your excursion plan
Mahabaleshwar, Sanskrit for God of Great Power, is a pleasant retreat for city dwellers and tourists seeking relief from sultry coastal Maharashtra. In Mahabaleshwar, the highest hill station in Western India, you can visit beautiful temples, relics of colonial mansions and enjoy the town’s honeymoon atmosphere with delightfully stunning tourist sights.
Nestling in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, this beautiful hill station is visited by a large number of visitors including the locals as well visitors from other parts of India. Pratapgad Fort, a stronghold of the Maratha leader Shivaji, is only a short drive away.
Sights to See
With the desolate valley stretching on one side and deep green hillocks on the other, Arthur’s Seat is the spot from where one can see the sharp contrast in the Konkan and Deccan landscapes of India. Babington Point, Bombay Point, Connaught Peak, Chinamans Waterfall, Dhobi Water Fall, Elephant’s Head, Elphinstone Point, Helen’s Point, Hunter Point, Kate’s Point, Lodwick Point, Marjorie Point are other places of interest in Mahabaleshwar, Old Mahabaleshwar is famous for its ancient temples of Krishnabai, Shri Ram and Hanuman and the Mahabaleshwar temple after which the town is named.
One of the main attractions of Mahabaleshwar is the pristine and forest lined Venna Lake. The lush green surroundings of the lake offer a great boating experience. It is also a pleasant experience to explore the lake from the banks.
Pratapgadh (24 km):
The famous and formidable Pratapgadh fort located on a hilltop was rebuilt and redesigned in the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj after he brought Mahabaleshwar and Jaoli under his control. The fort is home to a temple of goddess Bhavani.
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Among Chhatrapati Shivaji’s formidable forts, Raigad served as the capital of great Maratha ruler from 1664 to 1680.
Tapola (30 km):
Also known as the “mini Kashmir”, Tapola is an ideal summer retreat with fragmented scenic beauty. You can have an eternal peace in its unpolluted environment. It is no surprise that the place is popular with picnickers.
Panchgani (19 km):
Located in close proximity to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is a picturesque hill station in the shade of groves of casuarina and silver oak. The name Panchgani refers to the five hills on which the town is built.
How would you like to travel?
- 120 km from Pune
- 53 km from Satara
- 348 km from Aurangabad
- 176 km from Kolhapur
- 438 km from Panaji
- 184 km from Lonavala
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