Situated among the sprawling Sahyadris, Mahabaleshwar is touted to be one of the most popular holiday destinations. This hill station is situated at an approximate distance of 120 kms to the south of Pune and is well-known for its breathtaking valleys and thick foliage.
Mahabaleshwar is located at 17.92°N 73.67°E. It has an average elevation of 1,353 metres (4,439 ft).
Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is the site of Mahabaleshwar Temple. Many tourists visit nearby Panchgani. After the construction of a new highway, it is only a five-hour drive from Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar is also known for the honey and strawberries produced here. One can visit strawberry farms to enjoy the real flavour of the fruit. It is said that the climate of Mahabaleshwar is ideal for Strawberries and Mulberries.
Mahabaleshwar is connected by road to its closest destinations – Mumbai and Pune.
By Air: 120 kms from Pune (nearest airport)
By Rail: 62 km from Wathar (nearest railway station) but Pune is more convenient.
By Road: From Bombay via Pune, Mahabaleshwar is 290 km and via Mahad, it is 247 km.