Mahabaleshwar is one of the most exceptionally beautiful places on Earth. It is also one of the best honeymoon destinations and also one of the cheapest places to visit in India when you are on a budget. The places to visit in Mahabaleshwar ranges from numerous points to Strawberry gardens to ancient Temples and Forts.Located in the Western Part of the country in Satara District, this is very near to Pune. If you are looking for a quick getaway from Pune or looking for places to visit near Pune or Places to visit near Mumbai, you must visit Mahabaleshwar. Mahabaleshwar is a hill station and hence, if you visit in Winters you'll mostly encounter fog. Therefore the monsoons are the best time to visit the best tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Mahabaleshwar is a seat of natural beauty. So, if you are a Nature lover, then check out these 20 Stunning Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.
#1. Watch The Beauty Of Nature From Arthur Seat Mahabaleshwar Point
Arthur Seat in Mahabaleshwar is my favorite and most cherished spots on Earth.
The specialty of this point is when you throw anything down from here, it floats up, due to the air pressure.
To reach Arthur Seat you'll have to do a short trek amidst the rugged terrain and forests of Mahabaleshwar. Don't worry it's very safe!
#2. Explore History At It's Best At Shri Panchganga Mandir
The Panchaganga Mandir is 4500 years old temple, which just steps away from the popular Mahabaleshwar Temple.This place should be on your travel bucket list when you are in Mahabaleshwar.
The name Panchaganga comes from the theory that this temple is the starting point of 5 rivers.
This confluence point of rivers - Krishna, Veena, Savitri, Gayatri, and Koyna, comes out from a single cow shaped carving. You'll love visiting this place if you are anything like me and love the soothing calmness of nature.
#3. See The Starting Point Of River Krishna At Krishnabai Temple
This temple is believed to be the starting point of the River Krishna. The beauty of the mighty River Krishna is what makes Mahabaleshwar's natural scenery spellbinding.
Just when you are at the Panchganaga Mandir, you will have to walk behind it in a well-marked trail which leads you to this surreal place.
The Krishna river starts from a cow's mouth and then flows into a water tank, and from there, she flows freely.
There is also an idol of Goddess Krishna and Shiv Linga here.
#4. Search For Spiritual Enlightenment At The Old Shree Mahabaleshwar Mandir
The above two temples are right next to this temple but is often overlooked. This 800 years old temple is precisely why is Mahabaleshwar known popularly in India.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Shivling here is said to have been formed naturally from the rocks.
Make sure you visit all the three temples when you are here. You'll have an untold experience.
#5. Pamper Your Adventure Side At The Rathore Adventures
If you are looking for some adventurous places in Panchgani - Mahabaleshwar, then this is the ideal place to be.
You can contact Mr. Rathore, who is such a nice and helpful person, and decide if you want to go on a cycling tour or a jeep safari, to explore the unseen Book villages, Mulberry farms, and Strawberry farms of Mahabaleshwar. It's a must take a trip for every nature lovers!
#6 . Catch The Breathtaking Views From The Castle Rock Point
This is another one of the beautiful points of the city that provides you with exceptionally beautiful scenery and the best instagrammable photographs.
Especially if you are visiting during the Monsoon months, you are surely in for a treat. The best part- this place is very feebly crowded than the other points!
#7. Trace The Steps To Valor And Victory At The Pratapgad Fort
A 17th Century fort, Pratapgad fort is one of the must-visit sites in Mahabaleshwar.
Although the climb is very high- 400 steps until you reach to the top where you'll spot the Bhagwa flag, the stunning views from their more than makes up for the climb.
#8. Admire The Skillful Natural Beauty At Elephant Head Point
Elephant Head point also called as Elphinstone Point is literally in the shape of an Elephant's head. You'll be left breath taken by the majestic beauty of this place.
Early morning trip is always an excellent idea to catch the best photographs at Elephant Head Point.
#9. Admire The Natural Grandeur At Lingmala Waterfall
Located in the Sahyadri Valley forests, the Lingmala Waterfall is the most popular tourist spot in Mahabaleshwar. There are 2 sets of waterfalls here.
The first waterfall is nearby, while to reach the other point you'll have to walk some distance, but don't worry, the sheer beauty and might of these waterfalls will kill all of your tiredness.
#10. Indulge In The Juicy Strawberries At The Mapro Garden
Owned and developed by the Mapro, this beautiful garden is the place to be if you are a Strawberry lover. Located in Gureghar, which is a small village in Panchgani.
The major attraction here is the Strawberry Festival.
#12. Find Peace At The Lodwick Point
Named on the memory of Lord Lodwick, this is also one of those picturesque points to visit in Mahabaleshwar. However, beware of Monkeys when you are here.
#13. Hear Nature Call Back At You From Echo Point
The Echo Point is as the name suggests, it really echoes whatever you say. It's one of those places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, whose memory shall stick with you forever!
#14. Take Snaps At One Of The Most Instagrammable Spots In India - Chinaman Waterfall
Your trip to Mahabaleshwar shall be incomplete if you miss out on the Chinaman Waterfall. This spectacular place is a Mecca for every Photographers and Insta-addicts.
One of the most instagrammable spots in India, Chinaman Waterfall's skillful perfection is admirable.
#15. Trek The Chandragad Fort To See Ruins
Chandragad Fort is one of the places to visit near Mahabaleshwar. You can trek up the Fort. Don't worry, it's not that difficult. But the place looks stunning.
Old ruins, view of the valleys and crisp mountain breeze, this is a must visit place especially during the monsoon season.
You can also start treking for the Arthur Seat from here itself.
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