Mahabaleshwar has been a popular tourist and picnic destination in Maharashtra for many years. The name of this place is derived from ‘Mahabaleshwar’ referring to ‘The god of great powers’. Pune (120km) the nearest airport and Wathar (62 km) and Pune are nearest railheads.
The Temple of Lord Mahabaleshwar is located in Old Mahbaleshwar area. Four rivers named after four divine beings are Koyana, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri. As is believed, these emerged from the mouth of a cow and travel the same distance before coming into confluence with River Krishna. The hill station is a part of Western Ghats and has one of the few evergreen forests of the world. Mahabaleshwar has important historic associations with British and Shivaji Maharaj. The summer recreational residence of Governor of Maharashtra is located in Mahabaleshwar. Interestingly, the hill station offers 30 valley-view points some of which are Aurther Seat Point, Kates Point and Marjori Point. Attractions in the town include Mount Malcom, Marjori Castle, Mahabaleshwar Club, Catholic Church and Pratapgad Fort. Mapro Farm is a strawberry and mulberry farm in Mahabaleshwar. These fruits are grown extensively in this favorable climate and are famous across the country. Panchgani (Five Hills), located 20 km from Mahabaleshwar is popular for ‘Table-Land’ phenomenon and is a pilgrimage centre.
Wilson point: It is also called the sunset and sunrise point. You can see breath taking and serene views of the sunrise and sunset from here.
Arthur's point is another place you would love to be at. It will remind you of the Grand canyon of United States. :)