Located in the Sahyadri Mountain range, Mahabaleshwar is a hidden paradise offering breathtaking views and mystical terrain. The year-round cool climate, lush green hills, sunset and sunrise views, vast evergreen forests and endless amounts of juicy strawberries make Mahabaleshwar a wonderfully diverse vacation destination.
Mahabaleshwar offers many tourist activities in Mahabaleshwar with exciting packages like trekking, mountaineering, boating, bird watching, rock climbing and caving. Mahabaleshwar also has many peaceful and tranquil places amidst the beautiful landscape that offer peace of mind to honeymooners, nature lovers and families with children.
1. Venna Lake
Venna Lake in Mahabaleshwar Tour Packages is a magnificent masterpiece of nature. Surrounded on all sides by lush green hills and shrubs, the sparkling lake is dotted with colourful boats called ‘shikaras’ that make an unforgettable impression. One of the best things to do in Mahabaleshwar is to take a boat ride on this silky water and enjoy the spectacular views of the border hills from a unique angle. Don’t worry about getting hungry here as there are several places around the lake where you can refresh yourself.
Hours of operation– 7 AM to 7 PM
- Boat – 250 INR for 30 minutes and 500 INR for 1 hour (7 seats)
- Dinghy – 440 INR for 1 hour (6 people)
2. Town Bazaar – immerse yourself in the shopping process
It is a crime to come to a place for the first time and not buy anything. It is recommended to put on your list of things to do in Mahabaleshwar shopping at the Town Bazaar, which is a great place to shop. The locals sell many handicrafts, tikkas, Kolhapuri chappals, etc.
Location: Town Bazaar, Mahabaleshwar
Opening hours. 10 am – 10 pm
3. Horseback riding – explore the hills on horseback
Horseback riding is another classic sport that you can enjoy in Mahabaleshwar. The area around Vena and Stoleshnikov lakes is an important place for this sport. On the lakes, this sport starts at 9 am and lasts till 6 pm. The best time to practise this sport is from October to June.
Location- Lake Vienna
Value. 15 to 200 INR depending on the gap.
4. Rock climbing – dive into the action and thrill.
If you are looking for what to do in Mahabaleshwar, you won’t be disappointed as there are many climbing walls, roller coasters and much more. If you are travelling with friends or family, you can visit Velocity Entertainment which offers all these activities in Mahabaleshwar.
Location:- Bhose village, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar highway, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412805.
5. Arthur’s Seat – enjoy the breathtaking view of Mahabaleshwar.
If you are planning to visit the highlight of Mahabaleshwar, you should not miss Arthur’s Seat. This is probably one of the best places in Mahabaleshwar that will give you an unforgettable experience at an altitude of 1340 meters. It is said that Sir Arthur used to come here to enjoy the view of Mahabaleshwar.
Location. Satara, Maharashtra 412803
6. Rajpuri – walk in the historical caves
Located about 10 km from Mahabaleshwar town and surrounded by a huge “kund”, the four caves of Rajpuri are a great tourist attraction in Mahabaleshwar. Its dark and mysterious caves attract many daredevils who come back and discover these caves. One of the caves houses the temple of Lord Kartikeya and the other the temple of Goddess Gajal. The rest of the caves are connected to each other by underground tunnels. For a traveller, exploring these caves is one of the best things in Mahabaleshwar. This is because these caves were once the refuge of the Pandavas when they were banished.
Location:- Rajapuri, Maharashtra 412804
Opening hours:- from 6 am to 7 pm.
7. Connaught Peak – picnic
Connaught Peak was once known as Mount Olympia but was later renamed after the Duke of Connaught. From a height of 1,400 m above sea level, there are stunning views of Venn Lake and the Krishna Valley. Apart from admiring the majestic views of Panchgani, Venn Lake and Krishna Valley, you can have a picnic at this tranquil place. Due to its picturesque location, picnicking is definitely one of the best activities in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.
Location:- 412806 Connaught Peak Road, Maharashtra
Hours of operation:- 8 am to 7 pm.
8. Babington Hill – Birdwatching
Located at an altitude of 1294 m above sea level, Babington Point is a popular place for nature lovers, wildlife and birdwatchers in and around Mahabaleshwar. Its peaceful surroundings, beautiful climate and huge green trees attract a wide variety of animals and birds. That is why visiting this paradise is an absolute must and one of the unimaginable challenges of Mahabaleshwar for wildlife lovers. Offering tranquillity and solitude, Babington Level is an ideal place to visit during the monsoon season when you are likely to encounter winged visitors. Without a doubt, this is one of the best places to visit around Mahabaleshwar.
Location:- Tapola Rd, Birwadi, Maharashtra 412806
Opening hours:- 8 am to 7 pm.
9. Wilson Point – admire the brilliant glow of the sunset
The highest level of Mahabaleshwar, the Wilson Point, offers a spectacular view of the hills and greenery. But more than the lush landscape, the landmark of this Point is the breathtaking view at sunrise and sunset. In fact, this is one of the few places in India where you can see these sights. A visit to Wilson’s Layer, one of the major tourist spots in Mahabaleshwar, will be one of the best things to do in Mahabaleshwar in December.
Opening hours:- From 6 AM to 7:30 PM
10.Mapro Garden – Indulge in strawberries and cream!
If you are wondering what else there is to do in Mahabaleshwar apart from adventure, the best thing to do is to visit the strawberry plantation here or Mapro Garden next. This is a new venture born in Mahabaleshwar. A new company born in Mahabaleshwar and now spread all over India, Mapro Garden offers endless delicious foods and drinks made from various berries like blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. This charming strawberry country supplies half of all strawberries and strawberry products in the country.
Whether it’s jams, jellies, syrups, marmalades, sauces, sweets, smoothie mixes or anything else, you can take home some of these delicious fruits and products from Mapleau’s Garden. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to make their delicious strawberries and cream.
Location:- 15/1B, Gureghar, Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar Highway, Mahabaleshwar 412806
Opening hours:- 8 AM to 9:30 PM