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Mahabaleshwar is small part of Satara districts and based in Sahyandri Mountain range it has evergreen forest. Mahabaleshwar is 75KM away from Pune city Mahabaleshwar regularly having visitors from Pune city you can see tourist and service industry is developed here in last few decades.
In British raj Mahabaleshwar was summer capital for British India after getting independence Mahabaleshwar got fame as pilgrim and as picnic spots.
Mahabaleshwar is source of one major Krishna River it flows from Maharashtra to Karnataka and further it flows to Tamilnadu according to legends says this river stream out from "Gomukh" it means "Mouth of Cow" it has some regional stories behind source of 3 rives which flows from Mahabaleshwar
From Pune if you planning to visit Mahabaleshwar then it’s always better to start at early morning from Pune city you within 3 hours you will be in Panchgani (Pachgani) do sightseeing in Panchgani later you visit Mahabaleshwar you can take halt in Mahabaleshwar otherwise you can go to Pratapgad enjoy local sightseeing places in Mahabaleshwar.
Panchganga temple is main tourist attraction of Mahabaleshwar legends says this temples gomukh is source of Koyana, Savitri, Gayatri, Venna, Krishna this five rivers and having Shiva temple, temple is calm place built in Peshwai era temple is well maintained and having friendly staff.
Venna lake was built by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj who was king of Satara provenance in 1842, Venna Lake is ideal place to do boating and to do horse riding having vibrant market to buy goods from Mahabaleshwar it has very good environment lake is clustered by greenery and hills
Mahabaleshwar has lovely climate and at Elephant’s head point you can take lot of picture and have cup of tea and relax with beautiful mountain views.
Wilson Point of Sunrise is most popular sight in Mahabaleshwar you can watch great sunrise view from this hill, at early if you visit this point you can see that sun is going valley from rows of Mountains it gives magical experience to the viewers. Local say it’s highest pic of Mahabaleshwar it gives best view in winters in clear sky.
This one the most popular sightseeing place in India Lingmala falls has many small waterfall and gives significant view from forest greenery this place is very photogenic place and to take pictures don’t forget bring your umbrella to protect your camera from water it to reach at waterfalls you have to climb till slop but after reaching at water falls you will feel refreshed by scene.
to spend lovely evening with your family and friends by beautiful views and playing outdoor games parsi point is ideal place to this all kind of things you can also buy here some food from local vendors it’s bit costly but food is delicious this place is sometime crowded an gives best view from nearer bridge.