Weekend Trip to Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
- Hill Stations
Summer 15 to 35°C
Winter 10 to 32°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Mumbai: 269 kilometers / 4 h ,29 m
Best Time To Visit
A perfect fusion of old world charm and modernity, Mahabaleshwar, popularly labeled as the “Highest Hill Station in the Western India”, is a tranquil hill resort and a great pilgrimage center for the devotees of Lord Shiva. The hill town is often dubbed as “Strawberry Country” as it produced mouthwatering mulberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Perched at an altitude of 1372 meters, Mahabaleshwar offers panoramic views of the golden sunrises, spellbinding mountains and enchanting mornings. Some famous attractions of this place include Mahabaleshwar Temple, Morarji Castle, Mount Malcolm, Rajpuri Caves, Wilson Point and Pratapgad Fort.
How to Reach Mahabaleshwar
Wathar is the nearest railhead to Mahabaleshwar. The railway station at Pune is the most convenient option to reach Mahabaleshwar. It is located at a distance of 120 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar.
Pune Airport is the nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar. It is located at a distance of 120 kilometers away from Mahabaleshwar. Another nearest airport is the Mumbai airport, which is located at a distance of 245 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar. Taxi cabs ply between Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar.
The National Highway number 4 and Mumbai-Pune Expressway connect Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. For those travelling via car, the journey will approximately take around 4.5 hours. Maharashtra State Road Transport service connects Mahabaleshwar to cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Satara, Kolhapur and Panchgani.