Mahabaleshwar is a well known place for its mystical landscapes and charming views. The stunning sights of lush green hills, the vistas of the sunset and sunrise, the vast spread of evergreen forests, and the all the year supply of juicy strawberries together provide a vast range of things to do in Mahabaleshwar.
An amazing package of excitement and adventure, this hill town offers activities like trekking, boating, hiking, bird-watching, rock climbing, as well as cave exploring to thrill seekers. The weather here is cool and pleasant throughout the year.
There are many different things to do in and around the hill town of Mahabaleshwar.
1. Lingmala Falls
The Lingmala Falls are situated just 6 km away from Mahabaleshwar and offers some of the most amazing activities to do in Mahabaleshwar in June. Trekkers, couples, hikers, nature lovers – it is the best spot for a rejuvenating plunge in those cool cascading waters. Trek upon this waterfall to experience pure ecstasy amid lush green environment.
2. Connaught Peak
Connaught Peak was first called as Mount Olympia and then later on renamed after the Duke of Connaught. It provides the most eye-catching views of the Venna Lake as well as the Krishna Valley from its prime elevation of 1,400 meters above sea level. Apart from sighting at amazing views of Panchgani, Venna Lake, and Krishna Valley, tourists can go picnicking at this serene place. Owing to its scenic spot, picnicking is actually one of the finest things to do in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.
3. Vibrant sunset at Wilson Point
Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar that gives splendid sights of the stunning hills and greenery all around. As compared to that of the views of lush greens, this point is known for its breathtakingly beautiful scene of both the sunrise as well as the sunset. December is the best month to visit the Wilson Point in Mahabaleshwar.
4. Lord Shiva at Mahabaleshwar Temple
Apart from being an important site for pilgrims visiting this hill station, the Mahabaleshwar Temple is famous for its serene, pure, and tranquil ambience that calms the soul as well as the mind. Also called as the Mahabali, this temple is a phenomenal example of the Maratha heritage.
Dipped in the exclusive Hemadanta style architecture and listening to the tales of Lord Shiva existing there every night, a visit to this temple must surely be on the list of Mahabaleshwar things to do. Remember to pray for happiness and peace in front of the sacred lingam of Lord Shiva.
5. Visit to Mapro Garden
If someone is thinking what to do in Mahabaleshwar rather than just engaging in daring activities, then one should walk towards any of the strawberry farms here, or best one that is the Mapro Garden itself. A unique venture that originated in Mahabaleshwar and is presently a blooming brand all over India, Mapro Garden provides a wide range of delicious food and drink items made out of different berries like mulberries, raspberries, strawberries, as well as blueberries. Travelers can carry buckets of these juicy fruits or the delicious products to their home that Mapro Garden makes out of these – jams, jellies, syrups, chocolates, sauces, marmalades, mocktail mixtures, and much more.
One can even go for bird-watching at Babington Point and enjoy the soothing sound of different birds as well as wander in the historical caves of Rajpuri to gain knowledge about the past.