Since Mahabaleshwar is situated well above the sea level, it has a lot of viewpoints which offer commanding views of the entire region. Arthur's seat is very famous among tourists for its breathtaking views, so definitely don't miss out on this prime attraction.
Lingmala Waterfall offers some of the most stunning views in Mahabaleshwar. From the viewpoint, you can witness the gorgeous waterfalls up close, and an entry fee is usually charged for access. This natural scenery is also perfect for clicking pictures as well.
Mahabaleshwar Temple is one of the most iconic landmarks in the town. This centuries old Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is said that the entire town got its name due to this legendary temple. The fascinating architecture and religious devotion always attracts visitors in droves.
Panchganga Temple is a significant temple in Old Mahabaleshwar known for being the confluence of five rivers: Krishna, Venna, Savitri, Koyna and Gayatri. The water originating at this temple is considered holy and attracts visitors by the thousands.
One of the biggest attractions in Mahabaleshwar is Mapro Garden, situated in Gureghar village. The largest strawberry farm in India, it allows visitors to explore the grounds and see their production, purchase fresh products and enjoy delectable food at the on site restaurant.
The serene and picturesque Venna Lake is great for those looking to enjoy natural beauty without much fuss. While a stroll along the shore is a very rewarding experience, one can also go boating in the lake, which of course, is chargeable.
Located in the quaint village of Bhilar in Satara district, "Pustakaanch Gaav" (book village) is today a landmark destination for bibliophiles. This book village was introduced in the year 2017, with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of India and credits its inspiration to the Welsh “Hay-on-Wye” book town in England. Recognized as the “First Book Village in India", they have an official logo, an illustration of a strawberry resting on an open book, which also represents the farm grown strawberries of Bhilar. With 25 centers across the village, the libraries are accessible free of cost from a selection of 18 distinct genres, in the languages of Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati. Beautiful wall murals in vibrant colors, painted by professional artists, adorn the libraries on the outside and makes for Instagram worthy pictures. An open amphitheater in the village, hosts several events dedicated to writers and annual celebrations felicitating teachers, from the state. The administration has created a strong digital presence by sharing photographs and updates on events held here. This initiative is creating a strong influence in the village, especially on young minds to inculcate the habit of reading from an early age.