Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in the satara district of Maharashtra and it located in the western ghats. Apart from its strawberry farming, it is also famous for numerous beautiful waterfalls, majestic peaks and rivers.
The place also possess various traditional and ancient places, temples apart from its natural beauty.
By air- The nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar is the New Pune Airport located 136 kms away. One can ride by a car to reach the hill station from the airport.
By rail- Wathar is the nearest rail head 60 kms away. One can also travel to Mumbai by rail and then hire a car or cab or bus to reach Mahabaleshwar.
By road- The place is well connected through raods from several cities like Mumbai, Pune etc.
Well I visited Mahabaleshwar in june and I witnessed a lot of heavy rainfall and the weather was very pleasant. Many other tourist wore winter outfits but if you don't catch cold quickly so you can wear summer outfit in that time. And the best time to visit this beautiful place is between the month of October to June.
A. Venna Lake
This lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The raja of Satara, Shri Appasaheb Maharaj constructed the lake. The lake is surrounded by beautiful trees and flora from all the sides. Tourist enjoy the boat rides in the lake and horse riding besides the lake.
B. Elephant's Head Point
This tourist place in Mahabaleshwar is famous for its beauty and the peace which tourist gets there. The greenery and nature around this place is very enticing and worth watching. And one can also witness the beautiful sunset from this point. The rock formations of this site are in the structure of an Elephant's Trunk this is why it is called Elephant's Head Point.
C. Mahabaleshwar Temple
Devoted to the Lord Shiva, this temple is the an ancient ideal example of the Maratha heritage. The Mahabaleshwar temple is located 6 kms away from the city of Mahabaleshwar. The central attraction of this temple is the main 6 feet long Shiva Lingam. There are two more temples near the Mahabaleshwar Temple, namely the Atibaleshwar temple and the Panchganga temple.
Situated in the valleys of Mahabaleshwar, Tapola is known as a satellite village. The greenery here is quite genereous. People also called Tapola as a 'Mini Kashmir'. There are two main forts in Tapola between the dense forest- Vasota and Jaygad. The scene is very enticing from these forts and one can also enjoy the bird watching from here.
There are many cascades in Mahabaleshwar but these two are quite famous- Lingmala falls, Chinaman's falls.