Mahabaleshwar Tour Packages

Are you searching for the best hill station in Maharashtra? Kiomoi welcomes you to one of the most beautiful hill stations in not just Maharashtra but across India; Mahabaleshwar. Once the capital of the Bombay Province during the British rule, Mahabaleshwar today has earned the reputation of a perfect hill station getaway, found in several Maharashtra holiday packages.

Its proximity to Mumbai and Pune, the top two metropolitans of Maharashtra, makes Mahabaleshwar tour a popular and convenient option for several tourists. There is no dearth of top places to visit in Mahabaleshwar including places such as Atibalehwar temple, Helen's Point, Carnac Point, Panch Ganga Temple, Panch Mahabaleshwar Temple, Elephant's Head Point, Venna Lake, Krishna Bai Temple, Pratapgarh Fort, Lingmala Waterfall, Bhilar Waterfall, Atibalehwar temple, Dhobi Waterfall, and Morarji Castle.

Mahabaleshwar trip is available all year-round because of its consistently nice weather. So, if you too are planning to book Mahabaleshwar packages, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.

Top Places to Visit Mahabaleshwar

Wilson Point

Also known as the Sunrise Point, Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar at an altitude of 1439mtrs.  It is a well-known tourist destination that often finds a mention in Mahabaleshwar vacation packages, largely for breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and lush greenery. It's an ideal spot for nature lovers and photographers alike. 

Arthur’s Seat

Situated at a height of 1470mtrs, Arthur's Seat is another one of the top places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. Located some 13kms from the main center of Mahabaleshwar, Arthur's Seat offers a mesmerizing view of the dense valleys of Brahma-Arayana and the Savitririver. The spot is also famous for its scientific charisma of the floating of light objects, which means when a light object such as a bottle cap, is thrown down the valley from here, the air pressure causes these light objects to float back up. 

Elephant's Head Point

No Mahabaleshwar travel guide is complete without mentioning the popular Elephant’s Head Point. As the name suggests, this high altitude point in Mahabaleshwar got its name due to the presence of the natural rock formation resembling an elephant's head. This scenic viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges and the lush green valleys below. It's an ideal spot for nature walks, photography, and unwinding amidst nature's beauty.

Venna Lake

If you thought that a typical Mahabaleshwar trip is all about high altitude points, then wait till you reach the serene Venna Lake. Surrounded by lush greenery and dotted with colorful paddle boats, the lake offers a perfect setting for relaxation and leisure. Visitors can also indulge in activities like horse riding and cycling around the lake. Enjoy a serene boat ride amidst the tranquil waters of this picturesque artificial lake. Many restaurants near the lake are well-known for their fresh fruit selection, which includes carrots, strawberries, and mulberries, as well as street fare such bhelpuri and maize.

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Things to Do in Mahabaleshwar

Take a Day Trip to the Pratapgarh Fort

When spending your holidays in Mahabaleshwar, take a day out to visit the iconic Pratapgarh fort. A well-known hill fort in the Satara region of Maharashtra, the Pratapgarh fort has a massive historic significance as it was the main battle ground for the armies of Adil Shahi General Afzal Khan and the Maratha ruler, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The ramparts are mostly still in place, despite the fort being in ruins. It features a watchtower next to the main entrance, Shivaji Maharaj monument, temples dedicated to Bhawani and Mahadev, and a library that showcases the fort's history. 

Explore the Tapola Region

What if we tell you that you have the opportunity to visit Kashmir during your Mahabaleshwar trip? Often termed as "Mini Kashmir" of Maharashtra, Tapola is a picturesque region featuring the stunning Shivsagar Lake, forest hikes, exquisite landscapes, and eco-agrotourism opportunity. Hike to the Jaigad and Vasota forts, which are tucked away in the thick woods surrounding the lake. The Tapola Eco Agro Tourism project offers opportunities for you to engage with the community and experience village life. 

Experience the Local Farming Practices

Mahabaleshwar is popular for its juicy strawberries and has several farms dedicated to strawberry cultivation only. During your Mahabaleshwar tour, you get the opportunity to visit these strawberry farms in the vicinity and enjoy the unique experience of handpicking fresh strawberries. Learn about strawberry cultivation techniques and relish farm-fresh strawberry delights.

Tips to Make the Best of Your Mahabaleshwar Trip

To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:

Pack Smartly

A lot of walking might be a part of your Mahabaleshwar travel, so along with comfortable wear, make sure to pack sturdy and comfortable shoes. 

Plan a Budget and Stick to It

Some of the best ways to make sure you don’t go beyond your planned budget for the trip are by opting for budget-friendly stays in Mahabaleshwar and considering local transportation for a more authentic experience. When you book your Maharashtra tour packages with Kiomoi you can expect a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From cozy guesthouses to homestays run by local families, there's something for everyone.

Experience Local Vibe

One of the best ways to know a place is by immersing yourself in the local lifestyle. So, take out time to cover as many top places to visit in Mahabaleshwar as possible during your stay, try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and interact with locals to get a true sense of the destination.

Stay Informed and Be Safe

Kiomoi always advises its guests to stay updated on any travel advisories or safety concerns for their destination. Additionally, it is always recommended to follow some basic safety steps, such as being aware of your surroundings to ensure safety and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

Important Details About Mahabaleshwar Tour

Best Time to Visit Mahabaleshwar

The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is during the months of October to June, when the weather is pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities. And while the monsoon season, from July to September, transforms the landscape into a lush green paradise, making it ideal for nature lovers, heavy rainfall may disrupt travel plans.

Best Way to Reach Mahabaleshwar

By Air: The nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar is Pune Airport, approximately 120kms away.

By Rail: Similar to the airport, the nearest main railway station to Mahabaleshwar is also the Pune Junction.

By Road: Mahabaleshwar is well-connected by road with major cities like Mumbai and Pune. State-run buses, private taxis, and self-driven cars are popular options for reaching the hill station. The journey offers scenic views of the Western Ghats.

Best Places to Eat in Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a small hill station but that does not stop it from offering some of the most delectable eateries to its visitors. Try the Farmhouse Bistro, known for its farm-to-table recipes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Don't miss their signature strawberry desserts. Bagicha Corner, Little Italy, and Grapevine Restaurant are a few more popular eateries to try during your Mahabaleshwar trip.

Best Places for Shopping in Mahabaleshwar

For the best shopping experience in Mahabaleshwar, head straight to the Mahabaleshwar Market for a wide range of local handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing, and fresh produce like strawberries and jams. You can also check out the Town Bazaar to discover a treasure trove of clothing, footwear, accessories, and trinkets. 

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