Mahabaleshwar, the largest hill station of Maharashtra is settled in the Sahyadri range of Western Ghats. Mahabaleshwar tours take you to the scenic hill town settled at an altitude of 1372 m above sea level in Satara district. Blessed with pleasant climate, the hill town offers spectacular views from the several lookout points, thrilling treks, and other exciting activities. Mahabaleshwar tours packages are sought for weekend getaways, by families, honeymoon couples, friends, as well as solo backpackers.
The earliest records of Mahabaleshwar date to the 13th century when the King Singhan of Devgiri built a small temple and water tank at the source of the river Krishna. Shivaji Maharaj took over in the 17th century and constructed the Pratapgarh Fort. In the 19th century, the hill town became the summer capital of Bombay presidency during the British Raj.
Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar include forts, temples, lakes, and many more. Panch Ganga Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva said to be the source of five rivers, including the Krishna River which is the second longest river of peninsular India. Pratapgarh Fort, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Krishnabai Temple, Lingamala Falls, Tapola, Panchgani are some important tourist spots.
Capture the panoramic views from Arthur's Seat, Wilson Point, Kate's Point, Elephant head Point, Connaught Peak and Bombay Point. Of the things to do in Mahabaleshwar, having a taste of strawberries and mulberries is a must. Do try paragliding, boating hiking, camping, etc.
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