Travel Guide to Mahabaleshwar

Quick Getaways near Mahabaleshwar

Pratapgarh Fort - At a distance of 24 kilometers from Mahabaleshwar the fort stands witness to the historic achievements of the great Maratha leader, Shivaji. While at the Pratapgarh you must visit the temple dedicated to goddess Bhavani. There is a seventeen-foot statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the fort. The statue stands on a ten feet high square edifice. Near the fort lies the dargah of Afzal Khan, who was killed in a clash with Shivaji.

Raigarh Fort -
Raigarh Fort, 80km northwest of Mahabaleshwar, also has wonderful views from its isolated hilltop location, reached by a long, steep ascent. It was here that Shivaji was crowned in 1648 and where he died in 1680.
Panchgani - On the way to Mahabaleshwar from Pune, Panchgani is a picturesque little town in the shade of groves of casuarinas and silver oak. Protected from harsh winds by a tableland on one side and high cliffs descending into a valley on the other, Panchgani has a pleasant, bracing climate throughout the year. Panchgani is also an ideal base for some good trekking from where one can explore several mule tracks that lead through the now thinning forests.
Panchgani near Mahabaleshwar

Getting There & Away to Mahabaleshwar

Flights to Mahabaleshwar Pune, 120 kms away is the nearest airport.
Trains to Mahabaleshwar
Nearest & convenient railway station is Pune which is just 120 Kms, while Wathar is situated 62 kms from Mahabaleshwar.
Car and Bus service to Mahabaleshwar
Mumbai is 290 km away by road via Pune and 247 km via Mahad. Mahabaleshwar is best approached from Pune. It is connected to the other cities of Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Sangali, Kolhapur, Goa and Nasik by road.

Getting Around in Mahabaleshwar

For local transportation in Mahabaleshwar there are taxis, rickshaws, bicycles and horses that are available.

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