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In the state of Maharashtra lies a small city and hill station known as Mahabaleshwar. Found in the Western Ghats range, it is home to one of the few evergreen forests in the nation and was known as the summer capital during the British rule.
At 1,372 meters above sea level, around Lake Venna, is the highest hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is one of the most spectacular and the largest of Maharashtra hill-stations. Mahabaleshwar in Sanskrit means God of Great Power. Found in the Western Ghats range, it is home to one of the few evergreen forests in the nation and was known as the summer capital during the British rule. There are 30 valley viewpoints with panoramic vistas scattered around the hill station and their access roads make for extremely pleasant walks and treks
Best Time to Visit
The weather at Mahabaleshwar is pleasant throughout the year with the winter season being the best time to visit this city. The temperature ranges between 10 to 30 degrees Celsius during this time, making it ideal for tourists to indulge in outdoor activities and go for sightseeing. However, the summers also see several tourists flock to this place as the weather is quite pleasant during this time. Located at a distance of around 120 kilometers is the Pune International Airport which is the closest to this place while the nearest train station is around 60 kilometers from here which are in Satara.
Places to Visit
Mahabaleshwar is very well known for some of its highest points which offer a spectacular view; each one being unique in its own. The Wilson Point is the highest at 4500 ft and one can view the sunrise and sunset from here. Connaught Peak, Kates Point, Marjorie Point and 3 Monkey Point is some other popular tourist spots near Mahabaleshwar hotels which have a mesmerizing view to offer. Being home to diverse cultures, you will find some of the best churches and temples in the city. The Roman Catholic Church, Mahabaleshwar Temple and Panchganga Temple are all sought after by devotees and visited by thousands of people annually. The Venna Lake is one where you can indulge in activities like horse riding and boating and it is advisable to book a hotel in Mahabaleshwar in this very area if you wish to enjoy these activities to the fullest. Do have a look at the natural Tiger Spring too.
OYO Rooms: hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Be it a hill station or a busy city, one of the major factors which concern you when planning a vacation is the room booking and accommodation available in that place. A good budget hotel in Mahabaleshwar enhances the quality of your trip and ensures that you get full value for money during it. OYO Rooms are the best choice when it comes to booking a room in a new place as along with being comfortable and reasonable, they are located in prime areas thereby allowing you to explore the city completely. The OYO Rooms near the Mahabaleshwar Market are one of the best choices which also offer parking facilities and complimentary breakfast to its guests. Being in close vicinity to several tourist attractions such as Venna Lake, Wilson Point, Mahabaleshwar and Krishnabai Temple and Elphinstone Point, it helps you cover a great part of the city easily. Eat to your heart’s delight at the top-notch restaurants in the city and shop till you drop in some great local markets and stores which are within walking distance. Honeymoon couples or leisure travellers should check out the OYO Rooms near Cottage Emporium which offers laundry services and parking facilities along with complimentary breakfast. With the Venna Lake Boating Point and Mahabaleshwar Bus Stop being a few hundred meters away, you can get around the city whenever you like and also enjoy the beauty of the Lake from these cheap hotels in Mahabaleshwar. Another ideal option is the OYO Rooms in Panchgani and Wai-Panchgani area. The Kates Point, Marjorie Point and 3 Monkey Point is not very far from these rooms and can be reached easily with the help of local transport. Choose from some great dhaba and restaurant food in nearby locations which offer lip-smacking local food. Book your trip to Mahabaleshwar and do not forget to book your OYO Room too!