The Best Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

A serene hill station tucked in the lap of the Sahyadri mountain range, Mahabaleshwar is a sight for sore eyes. A combination of majestic views of the lush greens, thrilling activities, adventurous sports, and a plethora of flavoursome cuisines make it the perfect destination for all age groups. The weather is pleasing all year round which is why it is never a bad time to visit this majestic queen of hill stations. Scroll down to find the activities you would love to do. 


Relaxation activities


Wilson point- Gaze at the wonderful view


Wilson point in mahabaleshwar


The highest point in Mahabaleshwar is Wilson Point. It is one of the very few places in India where you can experience a splendid view of the sunrise as well as the sunset. It provides a picturesque view of the hill station covered in dense foliage and splendid valleys. The colourful background of the sun painted on the horizon covers the sky in beautiful orange hues. It is One of the most scenic locations in Mahabaleshwar, a visit to the Wilson Point is surely something one must experience. 

• Tiger spring- Enjoy pure relaxation 

The tiger spring is a natural thermal spring located near the Savitri river 10-minute walk from Arthurs seat in the thickets of Mahabaleshwar. It got its name because a tiger who lived in those woods drank water from this spring. This spring is believed to be infused with spiritual powers which makes it even more interesting to visit. This spring is perfect to relax by yourself or it could also be a perfect romantic getaway with your partner. 



Thrilling activities


• Arthurs seat- For the love of true stories


Arthurs seat in mahabaleshwar


This is another beautiful viewpoint in Mahabaleshwar, it gives you an exquisite view of the hill station. However, this place is considered to be haunted as it is said that Sir Arthur used to visit this place. Another interesting fact is that if you throw any light object into the valley, it would come floating back up due to the air pressure. For these reasons, People usually find Arthurs's seat extremely intriguing. 


• Babington point- Go bird watching


bird watching at Babington point

Located at an elevation of 1,294 m above sea level, Babington point is known for its soothing environment and the nonchalant songs of chirping. This is where wondrous birds reside in the wilderness. If you are a nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, or birdwatcher, this is the place to go. It is the perfect excursion if you want to enjoy an eventful walk while spotting a dozen gorgeous birds. Not only is this educational but also a great bonding experience with your loved ones.


• Ride a shikara- Tranquillity amidst a lake


Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar

The Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar is a masterpiece of nature. Surrounded by lush valleys and greens on all sides, this spectacular lake is lined with colourful ‘Shikaras’. Taking a private boat tour on this silken water and enjoying the marvellous views of the passing hills from amidst the lake is both thrilling and calming at the same time. Additionally, There are a number of eating stalls lined up by the lake-side for small bites after an invigorating boat ride. 



Adventurous sports


• Rock climbing- Experience an adrenaline rush 


rock climbing in mahabaleshwar


Rock Climbing in Mahabaleshwar is the most fun activity! Rock Climbing and Zip lining activity is a combination here, you must try both, it is truly riveting. Rock climbing a heightened hill in nature tied to a harness is an experience you will never forget. You will experience a rollercoaster of emotions including nervousness, excitement, tranquillity and true contentment. 


• Water sports- A splash of fun

If water sports interest you, you can Indulge in various water sports including kayaking and windsurfing. You will be taught the basics of rowing a kayak, it is a fantastic way to burn those vacation calories with a view of nature. You will be trained thoroughly for windsurfing before you are handed the equipment, It is an experience like no other. One must definitely try it with their friends and family. 



• Lingmala waterfall- Witness true beauty


lingmala waterfall


Situated about five km from the centre of the city, amidst the deep valley is this beautiful marvel of nature. Lingmala Waterfall also offers you a picturesque view of Dhobi Waterfall as well as Chinaman’s Waterfall, which makes it a fabulous spot for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. This waterfall has two parts. The lower deck has a mini waterfall which is perfect for swimming and splashing around. The upper deck, however, is accessible after a 30-minutes trek from the mini waterfall. This makes for an adventurous trek and a splendid experience. 



Mouth-watering food


• Mapro garden- One stop for all


sandwiches with fries


The Mapro garden is famous for its strawberry cream. You haven’t truly been to Mahabaleshwar if you haven’t eaten the strawberry cream at Mapro garden. Besides, they have a wide range of different flavoured syrups and flavorful milkshakes, juices, and thick shakes. The small bites, pizzas, and sandwiches are also a must-try while you are visiting. It's the perfect place for a whole meal or some munchies. 


• Cultural food- A party for the Indian taste palette


puran poli with ghee


You will find the best Maharashtrian food in Mahabaleshwar. It is a dish served with various items including the famous Maharashtrian Puran Poli. Whether you have a sweet tooth or are a spicy food lover, this thali is the perfect mix of both. Another cuisine one must explore is Parsi food. You will find delicious Parsi delicacies including the Dhansak, Berry pulao, and even the raspberry soda. If you are a foodie, Mahabaleshwar is the place to visit 


Mahabaleshwar truly has it all, no matter what your interests. Visit Mahabaleshwar and experience all the above activities. It is wonderful for honeymoons, solo trips, family trips or even an excursion with friends. Boring trip? Not at Mahabaleshwar.