Mahabaleshwar, Bombay Presidency, Shivaji, Pratapgad Fort, Moropant Trimak Pingle, Bijapur, Afzal Khan, Wilson Point, Connaught Peak, Arthurs Seat, Elphiston point
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Home » West India Tourist Destinations » Mahabaleshwar


Mahabaleshwar in Sanskrit means God of Great Power. Mahabaleshwar was summer capital of superintendent of the old Bombay Presidency casing 10 sq km. There are 30 vale viewpoints with panoramic landscapes sprinkled around the hill posting and their right to use roads makes for shady, agreeable walks and treks. The area has strong chronological associations with Shivaji, the heroic Maratha warrior king.

Places of Interest

Pratapgad Fort: Pratapgad Fort is 24 km away from Mahabaleshwar. The citadel was built in 1656 by Moropant Trimak Pingle under the domination of the Maratha ruler shivaji. It was here that the forceful general of Bijapur, Afzal Khan, was killed by Shivaji.

Wilson Point: Wilson Point is also called as Sunrise point. Wilson Point is the paramount point of 4710 ft above sea level. It is an immeasurable plateau. There are three masonry round podiums to witness the sunrise.

Connaught Peak: It is located off the Old Mahabaleshwar Road. Connaught Peak is the second premier peak of these hills. It offers a panoramic view of the Vena Lake and Krishna Valley.

Arthur's Seat: Arthur's seat is the only place presenting geographical distinction of kokan & Desh (Deccan), two territories of Mahabaleshwar, so clear & so near. If you go by the steps you come across a spring known as Tiger's spring which is supposed to be the source of the river Savtri.

Elphiston point: Elphiston point is the first point of Mahabaleshwar overlooking two valleys, koyna on the left & savitri on the right.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is between October and June.

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