Mahabaleshwar Extended Getaway(3 Nights)

Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai

for Family Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

View from Wilson Point
Wilson Point
Echo Point at Kates Point
View from Kates Point
Venna Lake
Strawberries for Sale
Strawberry Farm
Arthurs Seat
3 Monkey Point
Panchganga Temple
Marjorie Point
Photo Courtesy: Amungale
View during Monsoon (Photo Courtesy: Ms. Mulish)

Mahabaleshwar extended getaway allows guests to comprehensively explore a popular hill station of Maharashtra offering a good all round getaway and family holiday experience.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Mahabaleshwar.
  • Day-2 Panchgani Visit. Boating in Venna Lake.
  • Day-3 Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Mahabaleshwar - Horse Riding in Mahabaleshwar (1.00 kms), Wilson Point (2.00 kms), Venna Lake (4.00 kms), Strawberry Farm Visit (5.00 kms), Kates Point (7.00 kms), Mahabaleshwara Temple (7.00 kms), Elephants Head Point (12.00 kms), Mapro Garden (12.00 kms), Arthurs Seat (14.00 kms), On Wheelz (18.00 kms), Pratapgarh Fort (22.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mumbai Departure - Mumbai
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking at a bit of adventure activities and a getaway experience may look to spend additional nights at Mahabaleshwar.

  • Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar -260 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai -260 kms (5.5 hrs)

Mumbai - Mahabaleshwar(3) - Mumbai

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Mahabaleshwar. Arrive at Mahabaleshwar. Mahabaleshwar (4500+ ft asl) is a renowned hill station in Maharashtra visited for strawberries in Winter and a Salibrious climate all round the year.

Day-2 Panchgani Visit. Boating in Venna Lake. Visit twin hill station of Panchgani. Enroute visit Venna Lake and do some boating. At Panchgani, visit Table Top point and Mapro Jam Factory. Families with kids may look to visit Sherbaug Amusement park and On Wheelz Entertainment centre. Visit local markets in the evening.

Day-3 Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Guests may do a bit of walking around Mahabaleshwar or do a horse ride on the trails around Mahabaleshwar. There are many view points like any hill station in Mahabaleshwar such as Wilson Point, Kates Point, Arthurs Seat and Elephant head point for guests to visit. During winter visit a strawberry farm. In the evening visit local markets for shopping. Guests with interest in Fort heritage of Maharashtra may visit Pratapgarh Fort (20 kms) and guests with interest in visiting old temples may visit Mahabaleshwara Temple in Kshetra Mahabaleshwar Area (10 kms).

Day-4 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Mahabaleshwar :

  • Horse Riding in Mahabaleshwar - Horse riding is a popular activity in Mahabaleshwar. Horses are available for hire near Lake or outside many prominent hotels. Guests prefer to ride alongside walking trails around Mahabaleshwar.

  • Wilson Point - Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar at 4500+ ft asl. Wilson point is the only location in Mahabaleshwar where both sunrise and sunset can be seen. It offers a excellent top view of Mahabaleshwar. Wilson Point is standard sightseeing

  • Venna Lake - Venna Lake is where like any typical hill station in India, has guest arriving for a bit of boating and horse riding.

  • Strawberry Farm Visit - Strawberry farms are situated all around Mahabaleshwar, most prominently on Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani Road. Its possible to visit them or just enjoy Strawberry crush / shake served by the stalls around them. Strawberry season is Jan - March. Besides Strawberries other fruits cultivated include Mulberry, Blue berry and raspberries.

  • Kates Point - Kates point is located to the east of Mahabaleshwar and is renowned for its view of two reservoirs from here. Kates point visit is part of standard sightseeing done by Toursts Cabs in Mahabaleshwar. Needle hole point is located near Kates Point. One can see a natural rock formation with a hole in between, thus giving the name Needle-hole

  • Mahabaleshwara Temple - Lord Shiva temple in Old Mahabaleshwar (known as Kshetra Mahabaleshwar). Mahabaleshwar got name from this temple.

  • Elephants Head Point - The Elephants Head Point is a view point at 12 kms from Mahabaleshwar. The view point is set on a rock that has a shape of elephants head.

  • Mapro Garden - Mapro garden is set on Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani road around Mapro Jam factory where one arrives for purchasing all kinds of local produce such as Strawberry Jams, crush etc. The snack counter outside that serves sandwiches and shakes is also very popular.

  • Arthurs Seat - Arthurs seat is a view point at about 4000 ft asl. Tourist cabs have this point in their tourist plans. Guests also visit Tiger Spring enroute. Guests also visit Dinosaur view point and Window point from Arthurs Seat (requires 200 ft walk).

  • On Wheelz - On Wheelz is an amusement park in Panchgani that offers all kinds of rides for kids and adults.

  • Pratapgarh Fort - Pratapgad fort (3000+ ft asl) is an King Shivaji era fort 15 kms off Mumbai - Goa highway

Destination Overview

Mumbai - Mumbai is financial capital of India and a major International airport, second only to Delhi in terms of flight connectivity. Mumbai is a major business hub for trade in Asia and a transit point for others destinations in India such as Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Mahabaleshwar - At 4000+ ft asl above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is the larqest of Maharashtra hill-stations. Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani (20 kms) are twin destinations known for its heritage bungalows, getaway resorts, strawberry cultivation and number of view points & recreation activities.

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  • Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar -260 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai -260 kms (5.5 hrs)

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  • Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar -260 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai -260 kms (5.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

It rains a lot in Mahabaleshwar and therefore best season for extended getaway is Winter and Summers (Oct - May).

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