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Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located at an average altitude of 1,353 m (4,439 ft). It is a holiday resort and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus as it is the source of the Krishna River. The resort is dotted with many temples and relics of colonial mansions.

Major tourist sites in and around Mahabaleshwar: Arthur‘s Seat, Wilson Point, Kate‘s Point, Needle Hole Point (also known as Elephant Point), Three Monkey Point, Venna Lake, Lingmala Waterfall, etc.

Tourism Board Website

When to visit: best time to visit is from October to March.


Nearest railway station: Wathar Railway Station is about 64 km (40 mi) away. Pune Railway station is about 117 km (73 mi) away.

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Nearest airport: Pune International Airport (IATA: PNQ, ICAO: VAPO) is about 130 km (81 mi) away.

For more information see section TravelInfo/Airports

Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC)and private buses ply regularly from Pune and other cities in the state.

By road: The distance from Pune to Mahabaleshwar is about 117 km (73 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar is about 231 km (144 mi) via NH 66. It takes around 5-6 hours.
The distance from Solapur to Mahabaleshwar is about 278 km (173 mi) via Mumbai - Pandharpur Rd. it takes around 6 hours.
The distance from Kolhapur to Mahabaleshwar is about 179 km (110 mi) via SH 58 and NH 48. It takes around 3-4 hours.



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