09 Places To Visit in Mahabaleshwar that seem truly magical  

There’s more to the hill station of Mahabaleshwar than just a breathtaking view. This little piece of heaven is home to some pretty amazing places which are worth exploring further. So if you’re headed for a trip to Mahabaleshwar soon, here are some great suggestions on where you can spend your time. From viewpoints to temples, these places will help you get the most out of your visit. Even hotels in Mahableshwar have a charming aura for visitors. Let’s take a look at the Top 09 Places To Visit in Mahabaleshwar: 

Mahabaleshwar Temple

This temple of Mahabaleshwar is a wonderful blend of traditional architecture and modern design. It is situated on the way to the ropeway, making it among the most convenient places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. The architecture and the design of the temple are worth admiring. There’s a free parking facility near the temple. You can also plan your stay near the temple by opting for couple friendly hotels in Mahableshwar if you are a couple.

Because it is the only temple in the world with a Linga in the form of Rudraksha, the temple holds great religious significance. The Mahalingam, a 6-foot long ‘Swayambhu’ (self-originated) Shiva Linga, is thousands of years old. The sanctum sanctorum, which houses the Linga, is over 500 years old, while the rest of the temple was built later. You can find some of the budget friendly hotels in Mahableshwar near this temple.

Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM 

Khandekar Shivalinga

This shivalinga is said to have been installed by the Pandavas during their stay in Mahabaleshwar. It is a beautiful temple built to house the shivalinga. The most special reason to visit this one is the beautiful architecture of the temple.

The temple is an ancient one, and it is one of three temples in the same complex as the Panchganga and Athibaleshwar temples. This temple’s massive shiva linga is one of a kind.

Most families, especially newly married couples visit this temple in the early morning for Rudra Abhishek Pooja.

Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM 

Bhartiyar Temple

Also known as the Mahabaleshwar Bhartiya Temple, this is a beautiful temple where devotees worship the Hindu goddess Bhadrakali. The architecture of the temple will leave you mesmerized. Goddess Bhadrakali is revered as Revandi’s resident deity. The temple is above the Arabian Sea’s coast and is surrounded by lush greenery. As a result, tourists love visiting the temple because of its simplicity and beauty. The temple is a few kilometers off the Maharashtra State Highway to the seaside.

Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM 

Dhom Dam

This is a beautiful place that is located 18 km away from Mahabaleshwar. It is a dam built on the river Bhogavati. The view from the place is wonderful and is worth spending some time at this place. The place is usually not crowded, so you will get to enjoy the view peacefully.

Dhom is also known as “Dakshin Kashi.” It was previously known as Virat Nagari. Dhom is well-known in Maharashtra for its ghats along the Krishna River and temples, particularly the “Shree Narsinha” temple on the “Kreeshna Ghat.”The sunrise view of this dam is spectacular and we recommend you to plan your stay at some of the hotels in Mahableshwar which is nearer to this dam.

Dhom has been used to film films such as Gangaajal, Omkara, Dabangg, Swadesh, Ishqiya, Singham, Deool, Bol Bachchan, Zila Ghaziabad, and many others.

Timing: 6 AM to 10 PM

Echo Point

Located near Butterfly Park, this place is a great place to visit while you’re in Mahabaleshwar. It is a small viewpoint that overlooks the town. While the view isn’t as grand as other places in Mahabaleshwar, it is still worth visiting.

You will also get access to all the romantic locations nearby by staying there. There are also many pocket friendly hotels in Mahableshwar available near Echo Point.

The viewpoint also provides a breathtaking view of the Krishna valley and the Dhom dam. The peaks of Kamalgarh and Pavangarh can also be seen from here.

Timing: 6 AM to 10 PM

Kavane-Khumra Hill Road

Also known as the Bhuleshwar Sanctuary Road, this road is a beautiful drive through the dense forest. You can drive through the road for about 30 minutes before reaching the other end. The view from the road is amazing, so you should make it a point to visit this place when you’re in Mahabaleshwar.

You will find some of the luxurious hotels in Mahableshwar situated alongside this hill road where you can stay for a breathtaking view.

Timing: Anytime

Lingmala Waterfall

The breathtaking Lingmala Waterfall is located approximately 6 kilometres from the main city on the Mahabaleshwar-Pune Road, near the forest Bungalow of Lingmala. At the location, there are two magnificent waterfalls. The main waterfall is approximately 600 feet high, and a mini waterfall is only a 30-minute walk away. Several couples go for trekking to the hills in this waterfall. You can also book guided trekking through different hotels in Mahableshwar

Each waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful among the lush surroundings. The mini waterfall is a great place to splash around, swim, and spend quality time with family in nature. The natural beauty of the main waterfall is captivating, though swimming is not permitted. Adventurers can hike up to the main waterfall for a quick adrenaline rush.

Timing: Anytime

Pratapgad Fort

This is a beautiful fort that is just 10 km away from Mahabaleshwar. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is the man behind this epitome of beauty. There are taxis that can take you to the fort. You can also hire a scooter to make your way there. Entry fee is ₹250 for Indian citizens, ₹750 for Foreign nationals.

Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM

Tungarbhajan Cave and viewpoint

This is a beautiful place just 4 km away from Mahabaleshwar. The architecture of the caves is worth admiring. There are idols of Shiva that you can find in the cave. There are steps that lead to the caves, so it can be a bit tricky if you’re traveling with someone who has a disability. 

The place has a viewpoint that overlooks the town, making it one of the great places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.

Timing: 6 AM to 10 PM

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Final Words

Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station that is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, near the border with the state of Goa. The place has full marks for its scenic views, adventure sports, and amazing temples. It is also famous for its tea plantations. If you are planning a trip to some beautiful place, make sure to keep in mind these 09 places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. They are just too beautiful to be explained in words.

At the end of a long day, the last thing most tourists want to do is look at more pictures. But with so many things to do in Mahabaleshwar, it’s easy for visitors to miss out on some of the great attractions in and around this beautiful city. So take some time to explore BeyondMahabaleshwar.com, a helpful resource for first-time and repeat visitors alike.

I would like to recommend visiting Mahabaleshwar between November and February. If you are an adventure freak, then visit Mahabaleshwar during monsoon season, June-September.

Read a lot more here to plan an impeccable trip.

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