A small hill town and a municipal council in Satara district in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is located in the Sahyadri mountain range, famous for its various rivers, grand peaks, and luxurious cascades.
Mahabaleshwar, one of the few evergreen forests in India, served as the summer capital of the Bombay province during the British Raj. Situated at an average elevation of 1353 meters above the sea level, it is located about 120 km southwest of Pune and about 280 km from Mumbai.
With an altitude of about 1440 meters, the Wilson Point or Sunrise Point is the highest peak in the town. Itis considered the center of strawberry cultivation in India, it produces about 85% of strawberries in India.
Arthur’s Seat, Elephant’s Head Point, Venna Lake, Lingmala Waterfall, Lodwick Point, Pratapgarh Fort, Chinaman’s Falls, Dhobi Falls, Wilson Point, and Elphinstone Point are some of the most famous attractions in the town.