Mahabaleshwar Hill Station


Location of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra and India
Mahabaleshwar Coordinates 17.92172°N 73.6556°E
Mahabaleshwar Country  India
Mahabaleshwar State Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar District(s) Satara
Mahabaleshwar Mayor  
Mahabaleshwar Population

• Density

12736 (2001)

• 85 /km2 (220 /sq mi)

Mahabaleshwar Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Mahabaleshwar Area

• Elevation

150 km2 (58 sq mi)>

• 1,438 m (4,718 ft)

Mahabaleshwar Pincode 412 806
Mahabaleshwar Telephone +00 91
Mahabaleshwar Vehicle MH-11 XX XXXX
Mahabaleshwar Website

Mahabaleshwar Hill Station History

Mahabaleshwar is a city and municipal committee in Satara region in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is a hill station which is situated in Western Ghats series. It is counted in one of the few immortal forests of the world and it provided as a summer capital of the Bombay province throughout the British Raj.

Mahabaleshwar History

Maharaja Pratap Sinha of Satara (1818 to 1839) formulated a scheme to expand Mahabaleshwar as a wellbeing resort. The first governor of Mahabaleshwar was John Malcolm, who visited Mahabaleshwar in the year of 1828.

Mahabaleshwar Attractions

Mount Malcolm:

Mount Malcolm was considered one of the most popular buildings. It occupied a significant place for the period of British rule.  Mount Malcolm was made in 1829 with exceptional architectural expertise and till date it captivates its guests with its inevitable charm.

Catholic Church:

The old Roman Catholic Holy Cross Church has a unique importance of its own for the tourists. Its stained-glass windows and imposing architecture are mesmerizing treats to the eye.

Mahabaleshwar Club:

Mahabaleshwar club is one of the most popular tourist's attractions in Mahabaleshwar. It was built in 1881.  Mahabaleshwar club is fresh-looking and booming quite well. However, only Members of the club are permitted to stay there. It is significant for its fine jogging track and well-tended roses.

Pratapgad Fort:

Well-known Pratap gad fort was made through famous Maratha combatant Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1656 to be in rule of insubordinate rulers of Javali basin positioned nearby. It is a historic battle site that occurred between Shivaji and Afzal Khan, who was sovereign of Bijapur Sultanate.

Mahabaleshwar is an abode to several charming points that are situated here, such as Wilson Point, Elphinstone Point, Kate's Point, Badington Point, Helen's Point, Carnac Point, the Falkland Point and Lodwick Point. For pilgrim visitors, Mahabaleshwar is a significant stopover owing to the presence of grand temples such as Mahabaleshwar Temple and Krishna Temple.

Besides, a tour from Mahabaleshwar would get you to Panchgani which is a charming hill station and is perfect for adventure activities like hiking and trekking.

Location of Mahabaleshwar

Pune - 120 km (3 hours)
Mumbai - 252 km by means of Pune and 225 km using Panvel-Pen-Mahad-Poladpur (about 6 hours)
Satara - 55 km (1.5 hours)
Sangli - 165 km (3.5 hours)
Bangalore - 782 km (12 hours)

You can arrive at Mahabaleshwar on Private comfort Buses or MSRTC from Sangli, Mumbai, Pune, and Satara. National Highway NH4 is adjoining National Highway to arrive at Mahabaleshwar.

Mahabaleshwar Transportation

Nearest Railway Stations

Veer (Konkan Railway) - 70 Km
Satara - 58 km
Miraj railway junction - 169 km
Pune - 120 km
Sangli - 165 km

You can arrive at Mahabaleshwar by taking private cars or cabs from above railway stations.

Nearest Airport

Mumbai - 260 km
Pune - 120 km

Mahabaleshwar Weather

Best time to Visit: October to June
Altitude: 1353 m (4438 ft)
Temperature: Maximum: 29oC (Summers)
Minimum: 13oC (Winters)
Annual Rainfall: 663 cm

Mahabaleshwar Hill Station Hotels / Resorts

Mahabaleshwar Hotel Name Rent / Night
Mahabaleshwar Resorts

$42  -  $72  (Rs. 2100  -  3600)

Surya Retreat

$50  -  $100  (Rs. 2500  -  5000)

Brightland Holiday Village

$45  -  $140  (Rs. 2250  -  7000)

Sherwood Resort ( 3 Star Hotel )

 $30  -  $130  (Rs. 1500  -  6500)

Hotel Dreamland

$52  -  $100  (Rs. 2600  -  5000)

Hotel Gautam $25  -  $50  (Rs. 1250  -  2500)
Strawberry County Resort $57  -  $82  (Rs. 2850  -  4100)
Regal Hotel $50  -  $68  (Rs. 2500  -  3400)
Hotel Anarkali $18  -  $75  (Rs. 900  -  3750)