Mahabaleshwar , a very famous hill station of Maharashtra is a complete holiday destination , which is having something to offer for each type of tourist year round. If you are looking for a romantic holiday or a family outing or even an adventure trip you can explore this place in small three days two nights trip form Mumbai or Pune. In winters you can enjoy the freezing temperature here while in rainy season greenery and water falls will surely mesmerize you with its beauty. Summer is favorite among locals, to get rid of humid heat of Mumbai and harsh heat of Pune. So whichever season you chose you can enjoy the beauty of this hill station but if you do not like crowd avoid long weekends.
Like seasons amenities also give you wide choice here, from luxurious resorts to home stay, chose your stay based on your budget and keep some money for typical tourist destination shopping. If you ask me the one thing not to be missed is visit to nearby strawberry farm and relishing on "Strawberry Cream”, a local specialty, specifically in winter season.
You can also visit some factories such as “Mapro” and “Mala” en-route. In case you are visiting in month of March check the dates of Strawberry festival organized by Mapro every year.
If you have time and want to witness a famous Bollywood shooting location, do not miss a small town on the way known as “Wai”. Lot of movies such as Swadesh has been shot here. Last but not the least if you also want to satisfy your spiritual tourist also visit a famous Ganpati temple of Wai known as “Dholya Ganpati”.
So if looking for a short beak think about it
Till then have a look of Mahabaleshwar post rainy season