Mahabaleshwar Travel Blog

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Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Satara district of Maharashtra. It is a hill station with an evergreen forests in the dense and green Sahayadri mountain ranges. It is a pinnacle of greenery with the landscape abounding the lush hills, valleys and points which offer spectacular views. Savour the taste of strawberries and mulberries locally grown in the hill station and take home the local made jam and squashes. Famous for its ancient temples, this city is definitely among the most sought after weekend getaways. The Charming views, enticing valleys, serene lakes and a refreshing delight for your taste buds - the best way to summarize this nature’s gift.

Mahabaleshwar is ideal for those who want to escape the summer heat and relax in the cold and pleasant weather away from the city rush. The hill station has tourist attractions like Arthur’s seat, Needle’s point, Elphistone point, the Venna Lake, Shiva temples and the Lingmala waterfalls. The destination is a perfect weekend gateway for those who need a break from the hectic routine.

Based on the arms of the Sahayadri ranges, Mahabaleshwar has a rarely found evergreen forest in India. Along with the monuments, hills and forests, Mahabaleshwar also has the famous Mapro gardens, strawberry, carrot and cherry tomato plantations which gives it an aesthetic beauty.

The ideal time to visit Mahabaleshwar is between Octobers to May. Don’t visit the place during the monsoon as it receives a lot of rains.

What to do at Mahabaleshwar?

You can enjoy the treats like strawberry jams and shakes. Mapro Factory is also a nice place to go to. Raspberries, Mulberries and Blueberries are also grown in the fruit town and you can buy canned preserves, honey or jellies. You can enjoy view points, waterfalls and lakes, also go for boating at the Venna Lake.

How to reach Mahabaleshwar.

The nearest international airport to Mahabaleshwar is at Pune. You can hire a private cab or bus to reach the hill station. You can also visit Mahabaleshwar by train via Satara. The destination is connected by roads and can be reached from the Mumbai-Pune highway.

Where to stay.

Mahabaleshwar is a famous hill station and can be really crowded in peak seasons. It is necessary to have an idea about finding a Homestay accommodation in Mahabaleshwar to make your voyage comfortable.

Nisarga agro tourism and river camp homestay.

This homestay caters you all kinds of accommodations ranging from the rooms, Swiss tents to the camps by the river side. It provides you all facilities to make your stay more comfortable. The homestay guarantees you a life time experience and memories to cherish forever. The host also provides services like breakfast and lunch for its guests.

Vishram homestay.

This homestay is an ideal place for couples or small families. The small yet exquisite abode serves all needs to enjoy a great stay for its guests. The host also has a restaurant which serves the authentic and traditional Malvani breakfast and lunch made of locally grown ingredients. The place is conveniently located in Mahabaleshwar and has a great mountain view. The rooms are clean and neat with all facilities.

5 oaks homestay.

This homestay villas are the epitome of luxury. The luxurious villas are an ideal stay for families with children or a large group of friends who wish to enjoy their voyage with class. The homestay is a beautiful bungalow with large rooms and can easily occupy more than 50 guests. The villas also serve home-made lunch and breakfast to its guests. Visitors can also enjoy barbeque with the night dinner under the star studded sky.

Forest valley cottage homestay.

These are homestay cottages with a pristine view of the mountains and the forest. Located at such a scenic place, the spectacular sunset view from the cottages is what makes them a surreal experience to stay in. The place also has amenities like internet connectivity, restaurant and parking space for private vehicles which makes it feasible to visit. The cottages also have a forest resort for its guests to make a stroll in the evening. The place is ideal for families.

Cham homestay.

The Cham homestay is a bungalow located on the Mahabaleshwar- Panchgini highway. These homestays face the majestic table land surrounded by the green fields. The bungalow offers four rooms with all facilities and amenities included. The hosts also serves an authentic meal for its visitors to treat themselves with the cuisines made of local ingredients.

Aasavari bungalow.

The bungalow is a perfect homestay for a large group of friends on a voyage. The bungalow can accommodate up to 20 people in its two rooms perfectly suited for those on a budget trip or a solo traveller who want to explore the place like a locale. The place is clean, hygienic and provides all facilities to its visitors. 

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