Things to do in Mahabaleshwar Panchgani

Mahabaleshwar and the Massadori Mountain and beautiful state’s Sahyadri hill mountain, is the best place to spend a few days in nature. Great ideas, Placid Placid, Olders, Waterfall and Falls Water, this place offers packed packs with full holiday. That’s not all! This area is the famous popularity of strawberries, and the production of fruits will produce Madri Deshua and touch your journey sweetness.

1. Visit Mapro Garden

Mapro Garden is an innovative vegetable and fruit garden founded by pharmacist and entrepreneur Kishore Vora, and his nephew Mayur Vora expanded the franchise further and is situatedon the Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar Road Mapro is known for selling fruit-based products all across the town. Now, it has gained national recognition for its strawberry produce. Products that sells a wide variety of fruit products. The park includes a chocolate factory, supermarket, restaurant, playground and small forest. Visiting parks is one of the things to do in Mapro garden, especially when traveling with family and children. Here you can taste ice cream made with strawberries, , jams, syrups, juices and similar products prepared in the supermarket.

2. Trip to Popular Viewpoints

  • Wilson Point
  • Mumbai Point or Bombay Point
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Elephant’s Head Point or Elphinstone Point
  • Kate’s Point
  • Helen’s Point
  • Babington Point
  • Carnac Point

As a hill station placed at a high altitude, Mahabaleshwar boasts of the many wonderful vantage points from wherever you’ll be able to get pleasure from the scenic vistas, take some postcard-worthy footage or catch the sunset along with your wanted ones.

3. Go Boating on Venna Lake

Do not forget to visit one of the most famous Mahabaleshwar tourist places, Veena Lake. It is a manmade lake built in the year 1942 by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj, who was a descendant of Shivaji Maharaj. The Veena Lake stretches across 7-8 Km and is surrounded by green vegetation, adding to its beauty. This lake is a place of pilgrimage and also has the Pratapsihn Garden on its banks.

One can indulge in several fun-filled activities when at the Veena Lake. Come with family and friends and enjoy sailing in the Row and Peddle boats here. Also, let your children take pleasure in activities like horse riding, fun fair games and merry go round. It is situates at Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, 412806.

  • Boating Charges:
  • Rowboat – ₹ 250 for 30 mins and ₹ 500 for 1 hour (Max 7 persons)
  • Paddle Boat – ₹ 440 for 1 hour (Max 6 persons)

4. Explore the Historical Pratapgarh Fort

Being built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Pratapgad Fort holds supreme historical importance. It is situated approximately 24 Km away from Mahabaleshwar. There is also a Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan’s Tomb situated near the fort. Several significant events from the past have taken place at this Fort and it is one of the famous places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.

The fort oversees the coast of Konkan. It is said that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was bestowed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani near the Pratapgad Fort. Another noteworthy incident that occurred here was the battle between Chhatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here.

Location: Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806

Distance from Mahabaleshwar: 20 km (approx.)

5. Temples in Mahabaleshwar

Krishnabai Temple

The Krishnabai Temple is an age-old temple of Lord Krishna. It is situated on a hill, overlooking the valley in Mahabaleshwar. The mesmerizing landscape here attracts several tourist. The Shivalingam and a beautiful statue of goddess Krishna is the main attraction of the temple.

The architecture of the temple is very old and is in ruins, as the Krishnabai temple is believed to be from the Pandav Era. There are fascinating carvings here, which are very alluring but are fading in time. Visit the temple and meditate in its pristine environment.

Location: Old Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806

Mahabaleshwar Temple

Also called the Mahabali Temple, the age-old Mahabaleshwar Temple is a fine piece of architecture and gives you a glimpse into the glorious Maratha heritage. The presiding deity of this 16th-century shrine is Lord Shiva and one of the key attractions here is the 6-feet-long Shiva Lingam.

Timings: 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

6. Waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar houses a number of splendid waterfalls hiding deep in dense forests, Bhilar Waterfall is one of the best waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar. Though not much explored and not popular among tourists, this waterfall on the Kudali River is scenic nonetheless and qualifies for one of the finest places to visit near Mahabaleshwar.

The quiet atmosphere with not much visitors around only increases the charm of the place. The region around the waterfall has numerous peaceful and picturesque picnic spots with lush vegetation to keep you company. And if you are in the mood for some adventure, you can indulge in rappelling here or find some trekking trails nearby.

Location: Mahabaleshwar – Panchgani Road

7. Falkland Point

Situated in close proximity of the Carnac point and the Bombay point, is the Falkland Point. The Falkland point is named after Sir Falkland, who served as the Governor of Bombay Presidency during the colonial era. What adds to its spectacular scenic beauty are the light woods around this point and it is one of the famous Mahabaleshwar places to visit.

One can stand at the Falkland point and admire the splendid exquisiteness of the Koyna valley and the Makarandgadh. The spellbinding environment makes it a perfect location for a day outing with family and friends. For all the photographers, this place is a heart-soothing experience, so come here and trap the wild in your memory.

8. Arthur's Seat

Amongst the several places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, one of the most popular is the Arthur’s Seat. It is also known as the Queen of the Points or the Madhi Mahaal. The Arthur’s seat is at a height of 1470 m and is located approximately 13 km from the market in Mahabaleshwar. The specialty of this point is that, in case you throw the light weighed thing in the valley, it comes up again due to air pressure.

The Arthur’s seat is situated amidst fascinating panorama, one can admire the Konkan and the Deccan on another. The best time to visit Arthur’s Seat is from the month of October to the month of June. The temperature throughout is moderate, the winters are cool and the summers are moderate.

Location: Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806

9. Tapola – Taste The Thrill Of Jungle Trekking

Looking for the best activities in Mahabaleshwar? Head to Tapola, often called the Mini Kashmir of central India. It is a rustic hamlet adorned by the beautiful Shivsagar Lake. Known for its pastoral beauty, Tapola makes up for a great spot for jungle trekking and nature walks, which is why it is frequented mostly by adventure seekers and nature huggers. Trekking and hiking in the forest here allow one to get up and close with an abundant range of flora, fauna, and avifauna. Other than jungle trekking, one can also enjoy few watersports in the quiet waters of the lake, like boating, water scooter rides, kayaking, and swimming, some of the best activities to do in Mahabaleshwar.

10. Wilson Point – Gaze At The Colourful Sunset

The highest point in Mahabaleshwar, Wilson Point provides splendid views of the stunning hills and greenery all around. But more than the views of lush greens, this point is popular for its breathtakingly beautiful views of both the sunrise and the sunset. In fact, it’s one of the very few places in India where both of these can be seen. One of the most scenic locations in Mahabaleshwar, a visit to the Wilson Point surely makes up for one of the best things to do in Mahabaleshwar in December.

11. Rajpuri – Wander In The Historical Caves

The four Rajpuri Caves, situated about 10 km from the town of Mahabaleshwar and surrounded by large ‘kunds’, make up for an excellent sightseeing spot in Mahabaleshwar. It’s dark and mysterious caves incite many a daring soul to come and explore these caverns. In one of the caves sits the Lord Karthikeya temple, while in another is a Goddess Ghatjal Devi temple. The remaining caves are interconnected by underground tunnels. What makes exploring these caves for adventure seekers one of the best things to do on a Mahabaleshwar sightseeing tour is the belief that these caves served as a shelter for Pandavas during their exile.

12. Go Trekking

Hiking up an elevation of elevation of 1340 metres to the top of Arthur’s seat is a magical experience. The best time to start your trek is in the morning, it takes around 30 minutes to trek to the top and you will reach in time to watch the sunrise.
Once you’re at the top, enjoy a lovely breakfast of vada pavs with cutting chai at the stalls around. On your way down from Arthur’s Seat, stop over at Tiger Point to drink water from the spring.