Mahabaleshwar, the most developed and largest of all hill stations in Maharashtra is truly a tourists' paradise. The summer capital of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency, Mahabaleshwar retains its quintessential charm, despite the increasing crowds that visit the town.
Location: Mahabaleshwar hill station is located in the western ghats, in Sahyadri ranges in Satara, Maharashtra.
Tourist Spots: Lodwick Point, Lingmala, Chinaman & Dhobi Waterfalls, Elphinstone Point, Arther's seat, Venna Lake.
Best Time to Visit: October to June.
How to Reach:
By Air: The airport at Pune is the nearest to the hill resort of Mahabaleshwar. At a distance of 120 km the Pune airport caters to the needs of the tourists to Mahabaleshwar.
By Train: In case you settle for rail transport to Mahabaleshwar Pune makes a convenient railhead, 120 km away. Though the railhead nearest to Mahabaleshwar is that of Wathar at a distance of 62 km.
By Road: The drive from Pune to Mahabaleshwar (115 kms) takes around 2.5 hours and the drive from Mumbai takes 5 hours if coming through Panvel.