Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mahabaleshwar Tourism: Top 5 awesome places to see in Mahabaleshwar

Lohagad Fort, Mahabaleshwar. Pic courtesy: Weareholidays
Mahabaleshwar is a very popular hill station situated in the state of Maharashtra. It offers a rejuvenating getaway to the city-wearied souls of Mumbai and Pune. Wrapped with pristine beauty and brimming with splendid waterfalls, this town is surely a breath-stealer.

Here are some of the places and attractions to see in Mahabaleshwar:

i. Pratapgarh Fort: Pratapgarh Fort is a rich piece of history and the pride of the state. It was constructed by the Maratha warrior Shivaji and has carried his legacy over the last 4 centuries. It is not only rich in history but is also besotting to the nature lovers. There are beautiful ponds situated in its premise and some of its doorways are very puzzling and intriguing.

ii. Lingmala Falls: Mahabaleshwar tourism receives so many visitors because of its many crystalline waterfalls. One of the prime examples is the shimmering Lingmala Falls whose silvery beauty can cast that spellbinding effect. Watching it stream down its steep descent is something which would
Viewpoints, Sahyadris, Mahabaleshwar.
Pic Courtesy: WeAreHolidays
keep you rooted to the spot for hours. Its cousin Dhobi Falls is another enigmatic waterfall which has an enslaving quality about it. These waterfalls offer serenity and greenery, and form the hottest picnic spots of the region. If you are planning to come with your spouse, then you are in for an unforgettably romantic treat. 

iii. Mahabaleshwar Temple: Once you are through the historic and natural attractions, you should also pay a trip to the famed Mahabaleshwar Temple. It is donned by the unconquerable Lord Shiva and is thronged by tourists and pilgrims alike. 

iv. Venna Lake: Coming back to nature (which is aplenty at this site), Venna Lake is another jewel in the crown of Mahabaleshwar tourism
There are some exciting activities which one can enjoy here. Apart from boating, you can also enjoy pony rides or just take a stroll feasting your eyes on the bouquet of strawberry-selling stalls. This place is also a firm favorite with the kids. 

v. Wilson Point: With so many domineering green hills around, there are some excellent viewpoints in the region. One of the most popular ones is the Wilson Point. It has an impressive altitude of about 4700 feet and is a special place for viewing sunset and sunrise. You can easily visit this photographic point under your Mahabaleshwar tour packages.

About the author:
Manya Singh is photographer & solo traveller by hobby, travel blogger by passion and lifestyle writer by profession. At present she is responsible for planning holidays at WeAreHolidays. She tweets from @ManyaJee.


  1. Mahabaleshwar is a Wonderful place with the most scenic view of hills, I stayed at Ravine hotel only for its amazing views and it was fantastic.You have to try the strawberries with cream in the market, I also went off track and visited an organic Starwberry Farm in mahabaleshwar at Avakali village, It was Fun i can never forget.

  2. Hi,
    Great Blog,
    I like the way you written the post.
    You written very nice information on Hill stations,
    It will very useful for new traveler.Images are very clean and easy to optimize. I like to visit Mahabaleshwar hill station.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice blog...

  3. Mahabaleshwar is one of my favorite place and Venna Lake is one of my favorite one. I always prefer to stay in Mahabaleshwar Budget Resort

  4. Nice Post. Mahabaleshwar is a very popular hill station situated in Maharashtra . Pratapgarh Fort,Lingmala Falls,Venna Lake etc places are attraction in Mahabaleshwar.

  5. Mahabaleshwar is best hill station in Maharashtra. It is rejuvenating weekend destination. Pratapgarh, Lingmala Falls, Mahabaleshwar Temple etc are the famous destination around mahabaleshwar. If you are looking for more info about Maharashtra hill station then visit maharashtraplanet.com

  6. Hi..Thanks for useful information, i really enjoyed reading your blog post. When it comes to Mahabaleshwar, one of the must visit attraction is Mahabaleshwar 300 years old Shiv Mandir, an important Hindu pilgrimage site.

  7. The view from pratapgad fort is breathtaking. i loved almost every place there. Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station located on south of the Mumbai. You will find spectacular places to visit in Mahabaleshwar which can make your trip unforgetable one.


  8. Thank you for providing information about various places. It's really amazing. Keep sharing :)


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