Perfect Weekend Getaway at Mahabaleshwar With Family This Summer

Perfect Weekend Getaway at Mahabaleshwar With Family This Summer

For those of you who haven’t been to Mahabaleshwar, you certainly are missing something beautiful. Just a few hours drive from Mumbai and Pune, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most frequented holiday destinations in all of Maharashtra.

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Me posing against the amazing valleys of  Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India

Evergreen dense forests, smoky ridges and mountains make this beautiful town one of the must-see attractions in India. Listed below are a few places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.

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Strawberries galore at Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India I shot this in November

  1. Parsi Point

Looking for places to visit in Mahabaleshwar? Start your sightseeing with a visit to Parsi Point. A favoured tourist spot among backpackers, Parsi point offers you great views of the valley. Telescopes are available to view the dazzling landscape around you. The breath-taking views of the sunset and sunrise are truly awe-inspiring! No wonder, the Mahabaleshwar tourism department has left no stone unturned in keeping this Mahabaleshwar attraction in pristine condition.

Key attractions: Spectacular views of the lush green Krishna Valley.

Operating hours: All through the day

Entry fee: None

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I went to Mahabaleshwar with both family and friends. Seen here are (L to R) Vinayak Rane, Nishant Bajpai and Pradnya. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

  1. Tapola

Also known as Mini Kashmir, Tapola is one of the most beautiful Mahabaleshwar points. This is a rustic hamlet that also has a mesmerising lake around it. Mini Kashmir is one of the gems of Mahabaleshwar tourism known for its many adventurous jungle treks and green pastures. You can either set out on a relaxing boat ride with a special somebody in the quiet waters of the lake or revel in the calm and quietude of this picnic spot abundant with flora all-round the year. This is one of the quainter places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.

Key attractions: Adventure sports such as boating, kayaking, water scooter rides, and swimming in the blue waters at the lake.

Operating hours: All through the day

Entry fee: None

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Me near the Parsi Point. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

  1. Bhushan Mahamuni

One of the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, BhushanMahamuni is quite famous among the locals. If you are religious be sure to visit this temple which is one of the most famous Mahabaleshwar points. Also known by the name Shree Kshetra Mahabaleshwar, this shrine is dedicated to the protector, Lord Shiva Himself. It is also the meeting point of five water sources–Koyna, Krishna, Venna, Savitri, and Gayatri.

Key attractions: Panchganga temple and Aati Baleshwar temple

Operating hours: Between 6 AM to 10 PM all through the week.

Entry fee: None

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The amazing Pratapgarh fort. I shot this is November. You can see it is still so green. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

  1. Connaught Peak

There is no dearth of famous Mahabaleshwar points to visit on your trip to this picturesque hill station. One of the many places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, is Connaught Peak, a great place to picnic with the entire family. Once known as Mt. Olympia, this peak was given its new name after the Duke of Connaught. If you love nature, you will enjoy the stunning views of Krishna Valley and Venna lake from the hilltop which is at a whopping height of 1,400 metres above sea level.

Key attractions: Stupefying views of the sun setting in the backdrop of the majestic Sahyadri Range

Operating hours: None

Entry fee: None

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One of the many peaceful Hindu temples at Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

  1. Table Land

Our list of the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar ends with Table Land which is said to be the second highest mountain plateau in Asia. Considered one of the most beautiful Mahabaleshwar points, you will get to see horses grazing in green pastures that span over 95 acres and are at an altitude of over 4,550 ft above sea level. The best time to visit this nature-kissed attraction is in monsoon when the grass is at is the greenest and flowers are in full bloom.

Key attractions: Paragliding and horse gliding

Operating hours: Any time of the day

Entry fee: None

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Do not forget to visit the awe inspiring but offbeat Krishnai temple. It is very ancient but hardly anyone goes here due to lack of awareness. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

These are only a few of the many places to visit in Mahabaleshwar that you are sure to love. If you are excited to visit these Mahabaleshwar points, be sure to book your accommodation at Club Mahindra Sherwood resort or Saj Mahabaleshwar Club Mahindra Affiliate Resort in Mahabaleshwar. These resorts are not just at proximity to most Mahabaleshwar points, but also offer modern amenities such as an in-house restaurant, room service and many more. Check out Club Mahindra reviews for more details!

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Pratapgarh Fort and the verdant valley. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

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Pratapgarh fort. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

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Imagine if it is so green in November, how green it would be in July – August when monsoon is on its peak. Mahabaleshwar Maharashtra , India 

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