Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in India’s forested Western Ghats range, located south of Mumbai. Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, this hilly town is placed at an average elevation of 1353 metres with maximum height of 1440 metres at Wilson point.
Mahabaleshwar is actually a huge plateau covering an area of 150 sq.km comprises Malcolm Peth, Old Khsetra Mahabaleshwar and a part of Shindola village.
It is also the source of the Krishna River that flows across states of Mahasashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
With its panoramic view of the plains, Mahabaleshwar is one of the few evergreen forest regions in India and offers great scenic beauty.
The city was the summer capital of Bombay province during the period of British rule in India and still shows many signs of British influence in its architecture .Mahabaleshwar is also famous for producing strawberries because of its climate.
With lush greenery, waterfalls, hills, valleys, cool breeze, Mahabaleshwar is one of the sought-after weekend getaways from the maddening crowds of the cities.