Mahableshwar is a hill station in maharashtra state near Satara. A nice weekend gateway for Punekars , ~135 km from Pune.This is best place for all age categories and for all seasons, you will find here boating ,trekking, temples ,paragliding etc activities plus dense forest beauty. You can make 1 day trip to as many days as you want. I had been here for three four times but my favourite season to visit this place is rainy season.
How to reach?
There are many ways to reach mahableshwar ,Best way to reach Mahableshwar is personal vehicle else you can get train/bus to satara and from Satara you can have bus/local transporation.
1 day Trip to Mahabaleshwar
Arthur seat point -. This is the only place that shows the geographical distinction between the Konkan and the Deccan territories of Mahabaleshwar. The point was named after Sir Arthur Mallet, who sat here and gazed at the Savitri River, where he lost his wife and children in a tragic ferry mishap. This is also famous trek destination where trek starts from Dhawale base village and its something 10/12 km trek.
historical Temple – In the same area of mahableshwar temple, you have Panchganga temple .Panchaganga means five source of waters so we have here five Rivers water i.e Venna, Krishna, Savitri, Gayatri and Koyna which flow through the Gomukh where pilgrims drinks and gets this holy water .Photography is not allowed inside
Krishnabai Temple : It’s 5 mins walk from main Mahabharata main temple. What a serene place! It’s believed that this temple is the source of Krishna river. It has shivlinga and beautiful goddess Krishna statue. This temple is of complete stone from 1800 century with carved on pillars. From this place you get nice mountains view. Below are few clicks from this place.
kate’s Point : I had visited this place in rainy season so clouds were playing hide and seek game to get view of Dam and other side there was waterfall . You have option to do horse stunts, many local eating food options.
Lingmala waterfall – Do not forget to visit this waterfall if you are going in rainy season to get the beautiful view of it.
Mapro Garden :Most visited place. It’s well maintained , best place to eat, syrups ,candy’s shopping center , you can taste it too before shopping .Behind this place you can see strawberry fields provided season is there. BTW , do you know Mapro brand born in Mahabaleshwar.
More places near Mahabaleshwar?
if you are coming from wai to Mahabaleshwar road then there is a nice Maha ganpati temple situated at Krishna river bank.
Venna Lake is one more the most visited place where you can do boating , paddling boat, horse riding .
Tapola around ~25km away from mahabaleshwar from where you can go to the base village of Vasota Fort trek. Here is my experience mini kashimir Tapola and Vasota trek.
PratapGad Fort of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj , is another option for trekking.
Satara ~ 67 km from Mahabaleshwar which itself a 3/4 days plan.