After having multiple trips to Mahabaleshwar this is the first time I thought to pen down my experiences. Mahabaleshwar on the heart of western ghat mountains is the common gateway for people living in pune and Mumbai. Mainly because of one day tour. You can easily do a one day refreshing tour from pune or Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar and return in evening. In this era of busy technology oriented days it is very important to get a weekend free for yourself and your family. And pune has a lot of weekend oneday gateways. Mahabaleshwar is one on the top.
The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is the whole year. The monsoon season is for those who love to enjoy in rain. Even after the monsoon season is over the Mahabaleshwar has a different beauty. Since the trees are still more green and flowers started blooming after rain.
This monsoon I visited Mahabaleshwar 2 times. First with my friends in the month of August and got the experience of rain cloud to the most. And second time with my parents in September when the rain is almost over and the nature is still fresh .
Every time I visited Mahabaleshwar it was a one day trip. I usually prefer oneday trips to the nearby places so that I can rest one weekend at home. I live in pune . So it is a total 250km distance between pune Mahabaleshwar for two way. And a good driver can easily catch it with 2hr 30min. The road is very well planned and not very risky. Still during rainy seasons special precautions should be taken while driving for safety. When you corss pune and catch the highway for Mahabaleshwar the scenery started to become more beautiful. Both the sides hills and trees and greens. It is a beauty.
Places I covered during my oneday trip are:
1. Tableland Panchgani:
This place is famous for the 5 table shape hill tops. And also there is pndavas foot print. You got to ride in horse and do sight seeing in almost all the points.