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Nestled in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, Mahabaleshwar is a stunning, and scenic hill station in Maharashtra. Replete with scenic viewpoints, placid lakes, historic temples and gushing waterfalls, Mahabaleshwar is a popular weekend getaway destination as it offers a complete package of fun, relaxation and leisure. 

That’s not all! The hill town is also known for its pleasant weather, ethereal calmness and strawberry farming. The renowned berries from Mahabaleshwar are sure to add a sweet touch to your family holiday.  

So, if you are planning a trip to Mahabaleshwar, you must be careful about the timing of the visit so that you have the best holiday experience. Here is a complete guide on the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar. The guide also includes vital information on – 

  • Visiting Mahabaleshwar in Summer (March to June)
  • Visiting Mahabaleshwar in Monsoon (July to October)
  • Visiting Mahabaleshwar in Winter (November – February)
  • Best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar
  • Things to do in Mahabaleshwar
  • Resorts in Mahabaleshwar

Visiting Mahabaleshwar in Summer (March to June) 

If you are from Mumbai, Pune or any other cities in Maharashtra, you would be itching to run away from the sweltering heat during summers, right? Well, you can escape to Mahabaleshwar, it is one of the best places to visit near Mumbai, especially for a weekend trip with your family.  

Since it is a hill town, the weather here is much cooler and pleasant than other cities, and it is sure to provide you a great relief if you want to get away from the heat. The temperature here during summers hover around 15-30 degree Celsius but the sun here is not blazing like other places.  

Also, since summer seasons mark vacation for the kids, you can find plenty of tourists flocking to the town. It may not be the best time to go to Mahabaleshwar, but you would surely enjoy your trip as you can explore the beautiful places around and indulge in various activities. 

Visiting Mahabaleshwar in Monsoon (July to October) 

Mahabaleshwar is known to receive heavy rainfall throughout the monsoon season. While the temperature during the season is cool and pleasant, the non-stop rains can make it hard for you to step out and the misty roads make it difficult for you to indulge in fun activities.  

Also, due to torrential rains and the location of the town on the hills, the roads leading up to Mahabaleshwar could be slippery. So, you travel with caution. However, the monsoon is also the season when the town shines with greenery all around. The waterfalls, lakes and rivers are filled to the brim and make for a refreshing sight.  

If you like to trek, there are many trekking trails here, and the muddy terrain, with rains only add to fun and adventure. So, if you are a nature lover, June to October are the best months to visit Mahabaleshwar. 

Visiting Mahabaleshwar in Winter (November – February) 

The winter is undoubtedly the best season to visit Mahabaleshwar for many reasons. It is the peak tourist season, and the weather is at its best. The average temperature ranges between 10-20 degrees Celsius during the day, and the mercury levels drop even lower at night, giving you the chills you need, literally! 

The cool and pleasant weather allows you to explore the various tourist attractions comfortably without breaking any sweat. Also, the winter season is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar for strawberries. It is the harvest season, and you can pluck fresh berries by visiting any local farm and try the various berry products, including juices, ice creams, sandwiches, etc. 

Best Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar 

Mahabaleshwar was once the summer capital for the British officers during the colonial era, and you can clearly see the British influence here in the local architecture. Apart from relaxing in the cool weather and gorging on the fresh berries picked straight from the farm there are many beautiful places to visit in Mahabaleshwar that you must explore during your holiday.  

Some of the best places you must include in your itinerary include 

  •     Venna Lake
  •     Elephant’s Head Point
  •     Pratapgad
  •     Lodwick Point
  •     Panchgani
  •     Dhobi Waterfall
  •     Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple
  •     Arthur’s seat
  •     Table Land
  •     Rajapur Caves 

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar 

Although many tourists come to Mahabaleshwar to relax and enjoy nature, you can indulge in many fun activities in Mahabaleshwar with your loved ones. Here are a few interesting things to do in Mahabaleshwar. 

  •     Visit the Mapro garden to enjoy freshest strawberry delicacies 
  •     Explore the popular viewpoints around the town
  •     Go boating on Venn Lake and watch the beautiful sunset
  •     Hike to the historical Pratapgad Fort
  •     Offer your prayers at the ancient Mahabaleshwar Temple
  •     Explore the Rajpuri Caves
  •     Shop for some fresh berries and other local products at the Town Bazaar
  •     Take a trip to Panchgani 

Resorts in Mahabaleshwar 

Being a popular tourist town, Mahabaleshwar has many places to stay to suit different budgets. But, if you prefer staying at a premium resort, you can book your stay at one of the Club Mahindra Resorts -  Club Mahindra Sherwood or Club Mahindra Saj. These are the best resorts in Mahabaleshwar and boast of the most modern amenities and stunning décor that make your relaxing and comfortable.  

Not to mention, during your stay here you get to enjoy the world-class hospitality services, and chance to indulge in many signature experiences that are specially designed for you and your family members. Located in the hills, these resorts would be your perfect base for all your Mahabaleshwar adventures. 

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