Mahabaleshwar is a small yet a beautiful town in the district of Satara in the state of Maharashtra. It is a popular hill station in the state which is visited by people from all around the country and also the people coming from outside countries for a holiday to Mumbai and nearby locations. The hill station is located in the Sahyadri mountain range and is one of the few evergreen forests left in India. It was also once known as the summer capital of Bombay province at the time of British Raj.
Mahabaleshwar is an old and very famous tourist destination. It is a holiday spot for many whether they are living in the state of Maharashtra or any other part of the country. There are many attractions in this small hill town which pull a lot of crowd on daily basis. There is an old Mahabaleshwar which is around 7 kms from the town and has few tourists points and temples which are very known and visited frequently. There are several such view points which are named by British at the time when they used to go these places for their vacations. Some of its popular tourist attractions are: 3 monkey point, Krishnabai temple, Arthur point, Elephant point, Venna Lake, Lingmala waterfalls and more.
Since, Mahabaleshwar is very near to the most populous and famous city Mumbai, it is very much is reach and is easily accessible through rail, air and road. Mahabaleshwar is around 260 kms from Mumbai, 120 kms from Pune and around 45 kms from the nearest city Satara. The town is connected by National Highway 4. There are frequent buses from Pune, Mumbai and other nearby cities manages by the state government. Nearest railway station that one can find is in Satara around 60 kms from the town, after which the bigger railroads are in Pune or Miraj. One can easily find taxis, cars or buses going to Mahabaleshwar from these places. The nearest airport is in Pune which is 120 kms from the hill town and serves the city of Pune and connects to all major cities of India.