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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.
Pratapgad, which roughly translates to valor fort, was one of the greatest strongholds of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, one of the most legendary kings of the Maratha empire. This is also the place where a significant battle took place and established Maratha stronghold in the region. Currently the ruins offer panoramic views of the surrounding area, with an on site restaurant, making it a very popular tourist attraction.
As the name suggests, Sunset Point is the best place in Mahabaleshwar to watch a soul-stirring sunset. Since it is one of the most popular places, it can get quite crowded, especially during the sunset hours. There are small food stalls and fun activities available at the point to keep visitors entertained.
Situated at a height of 1439 meters (4721 feet), Wilson Point is the best place to witness a sunrise or even a sunset. Other than this, the breathtaking panoramic views of Mahabaleshwar and lush greenery for miles around is not to be missed.