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Mahabaleshwar – A Popular Hill Station

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About Mahabaleshwar

Located in the Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station and a place of tourist interest standing at an elevation of 1,353 meters.

Historically, Mahabaleshwar used to serve as the summer capital of the province of Bombay during the British rule in India. It is only 120 KM away from the city of Pune.

The main languages spoken in this region are Marathi, Urdu, English, as well as Hindi. It is surrounded by beautiful valleys and the hill station consists of three main villages, called Malcolm Peth, Shindola Village, and Old ‘Kshetra’ Mahabaleshwar.

In fact, Mahabaleshwar is also the origination point of the popular holy River Krishna that flows through the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, as well as Telangana.

The climate and soil in Mahabaleshwar make it perfect for the cultivation of a variety of crops including strawberry. In fact, the Mahabaleshwar Strawberries are so famous that they make up 85% of the total strawberries production in India.

Main tourist attraction points in Mahabaleshwar:

  • Old Mahabaleshwar- This place has a true depiction of old architecture in its temples and other structures hailing from the British era. It also happens to be the point of origination of many popular holy rivers through the famous temple that it houses, that is the Panchaganga Temple. These are: Krishna, Gayatri, Koyana, Savitri, Saraswati, Venna, and Bhagirathi. The temple is more than 4500 years old.
  • The Krishnabai Temple- This temple is situated right behind the Panchaganga Temple and is dedicated to the holy River Krishna. It was built in the year 1888 and also houses a Shiva Lingam.
  • Lingmala Waterfalls
  • Pratapgad
  • Arthur Seat Point
  • Elephant Point
  • 3 Monkey Point- This one is named so for the very faMaha Baleshwar ct that it consists of a natural sculpture resembling the three monkeys of Gandhiji.
  • Venna Lake- Surrounded by trees on all sides, this is a popular tourist attraction site.
  • View Point
  • Wilson Point

 

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