Mahabaleshwar is Maharashtra’s answer to tourism excellence. There are simply too many things to do in Mahabaleshwar to list them all here, so we did our best and cherry-picked a few choices recommends below. The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is from November to February. Several outdoor options are a treat to indulge during this time owing to the beautiful climate. By contrast, bright green hill-station panoramas are yours during July-August.
There are several unique places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, and if you are coming in from out of state in your own vehicle you just may run into a few. Save yourself from wondering how to reach Mahabaleshwar by pre-marking your apps and maps with your chosen route or destination. This truly saves a lot of time, leaving more room open for you to see extra sights before calling it a day.
1. Wilson Point
The highest point in all Mahabaleshwar, this gorgeous attraction is a hub for magical sunsets and exemplary photography backgrounds. Enjoying an altitude of 1439m, Wilson Point is a lesson in natural grandeur. Three watchtowers can be found in different locations here, so be sure to visit them if you have the time. Each one affords you bedazzling views of the Mahabaleshwar region. You simply must see it to believe it, visiting Wilson Point one of the most sought-after things to do in Mahabaleshwar. The place was named after one of the governors of Bombay province, namely Sir Leslie Wilson, who was in power from 1923 to 1926.
2. Mahabaleshwar Temple
A proud addition to the Mahabaleshwar tourism roster, this one-of-a-kind temple is ancient, its heritage harkening back to the Marathas (c. 16th century, constructed by Chanda Rao More). Devotees, pilgrims, locals, and tourists all visit this outstanding place of worship dedicated to Mahadev Shiva. The temple’s inner and outer areas are architectural ‘chapters’ from the book of Hemadant construction techniques. They’re an absolute treat to study. The temple is potently Shiva-centric. In various places, you’ll find the Lord’s sacred ‘belongings’ – damru, bed, sacred bull carvings, Trishul, and his bodyguard Kalbhairav. The 6-foot Shivalingam is the central attraction here. Visiting this temple is certainly one of the most memorable things to do in Mahabaleshwar.
3. Dhobi Waterfalls They don’t call this place bewitching for nothing. Club Mahindra resorts in Mahabaleshwar more than gladly recommend a trek or visit to these beguiling falls. Connecting Lodwick and Elphinston points, the falls also have roadway links – Petit road and Old Mahabaleshwar Road. The natural setting has been untouched, resulting in a gorgeous and spell-binding sight to behold. These misty falls empty into the Koyna River. The place is perfect for picnics, so feel free to pack some takeout from restaurants in Mahabaleshwar. Also, make sure you do not litter. You’ll need to indulge in a small hike to get to these falls, but they’re well worth the effort. You simply must add this attraction to your list of things to do in Mahabaleshwar.