Mahabaleshwar is famous for the panoramic views of the Sahyadri hills which is best enjoyed just after monsoons when the valleys are covered in a velvetty emerald green. Even if you choose not to go boating in Venna lake its a must go place in Mahabaleshwar for the stalls near the lake which offer a small village fair environment and also offer the best street food option in Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar sprawling over 150 sqkms is the largest hillstation in Maharashtra and offer numerous sightseeing options within its confines. Sunrise is best viewed from Wilson point which is located quite close to the Mahabaleshwar market & Kates point and sun sets are best enjoyed from the Bombay point or Elphinstone Point.
Like gems studded on a crown Mahabaleshwar has destinations around it making Mahabaleshwar a holiday destination perfect even for a long holiday.
Strawberries, Mulberries and carrots are the specialities of Mahabaleshwar. One should not forget to try the corn pattice and corn grown locally available in both roasted and boiled form with masalas.
Specialities of Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar market is a good place to scout for leather footwear at a bargain price. You can purchase good quality 'Chikkis' and fudges from the Mahabaleshwar market. Locally sourced honey and nuts also is a speciality of Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar being one of the most popular holiday destination in Maharashtra offers lot of variety and options as far as dining out is concerned. There are many pure veg hotels and also restaurants offering jain food in Mahabaleshwar. You can also get good quality street food in Mahabaleshwar. Although there are no good quality local brews in Mahabaleshwar there is no dearth of beer bars and retail shops selling foreign liquor in Mahabaleshwar.