One Day Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Trip by Cab

One Day Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Trip by Cab

Mahabaleshwar is a quaint hill town in Maharashtra well known for its beautiful rivers, magnificent waterfalls, and majestic hills. Located in Satara district of Maharashtra, it is a popular weekend getaway destination for the people of Pune and Mumbai, making it ideal for our one day Mahabaleshwar local sightseeing tour. Apart from the natural beauty all around, the town is also visited for its temples, boarding schools, and natural scenic views.

The pleasant weather of Mahabaleshwar is a great excuse to visit the town when you are tired of the heat of the city. It is cool all year round, and the monsoons are very romantic too. Mahabaleshwar is also called the queen hill station of Maharashtra! The town constitutes three villages, namely Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar, and Shindola village. The places that you must visit in Mahabaleshwar are Arthur’s Seat, Lingmala Waterfall, and Pratapgad Fort.

The town of Mahabaleshwar as we know it today came into existence in 1829. It was the erstwhile summer capital of Bombay presidency before Independence. Krishna River emerges from Mahabaleshwar and flows through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.

The source of the river is a small fountain from the mouth of a statue of a cow in Panch Ganga Temple, which is also visited by tourists. The viewpoints offer breathtaking panoramic views of the lofty Sahyadri Mountains and surrounding valleys. The town is also famous for the cultivation of strawberries and mulberries, and some plantations even offer a tour of the same!

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Snapshot of 1 Day Mahabaleshwar Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Mahabaleshwar Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Elephant’s Head Point, Arthur’s Seat, Panchgani, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Lodwick Point
  • Trip Starts at 9:00 AM
  • Trip Ends at 5:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Mahabaleshwar Home / Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Mahabaleshwar experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. Monsoons should be avoided since there are chances of landslides occurring in this region. Summers are only slightly warm and a significant change of sight from the heat of the plains.

During winter, the temperature may dip as low as 10 degree Celsius. This is also a favorable time to experience the chill of the cold weather. Therefore the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is from October to June. Another great time to visit Mahabaleshwar is during the Strawberry Festival. It is a two-day annual festival that is organized in March. The festival welcomes fruit lovers from all over the country.

Our one day Mahabaleshwar tour package takes you to the famous sites of interest such as Elephant’s Head Point, Arthur’s Seat, Panchgani, Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Lodwick Point and the tour ends with some city shopping. Patrons choose us over anyone else because of our pocket-friendly rates.

Our cost-effective tour package doesn’t compromise on a tourist’s comfort and all our cabs are ensured with modern facilities. With us, you will not have to worry about anything and just have a great time.

Itinerary for your One Day Mahabaleshwar Local Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Mahabaleshwar Home / Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism PlaceSuggested
Elephant’s Head Point50 mins
Arthur’s Seat50 mins
Panchgani60 mins
Venna Lake60 mins
Mahabaleshwar Temple60 mins
Lodwick Point50 mins

Drop at your Mahabaleshwar Home / Hotel by 5:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Mahabaleshwar or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Mahabaleshwar fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in One Day Mahabaleshwar City Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home in Mahabaleshwar
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Package?

  • Entry fee for tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to see! A Quick Guide to Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Mahabaleshwar Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Elephant’s Head Point

Elephant’s Head Point
  • Must See / Things to Do: You can also enjoy clear views of sunset and sunrise from Elephant’s Head Point. While you are in Mahabaleshwar, remember to witness at least either of the two!
  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Elephant’s Head Point

Elephant’s Head Point is one of the famous viewpoints of Mahabaleshwar and the first spot on your Mahabaleshwar local sightseeing tour package. The area around it is blessed with greenery and lush green valleys. The rock formations at the site resemble the trunk of an elephant, and it is from here that the unique name of this site is derived. Elephant’s Head Point is also one of my most visited spots by tourists in Mahabaleshwar.

It may also be that Elephant’s Point derived its name from the former Governor of Bombay, Sir Mount Elphinstone. The site is believed to have been discovered by Dr. Murray in the year 1930. He used to live in a mansion nearby. Today the mansion is in ruins and has been converted into a picnic shed by local authorities.

If you visit Elephant’s Head Point, you will also be able to get a panoramic view of the gigantic Pratapgarh Fort. The fort is surrounded by Kova Valley on one side and Savitri Valley on the other. From here, views of the Sahyadri range can also be seen. The sandy patches of the mountain form a beautiful contrast to the lush green surroundings of Mahabaleshwar.

2. Arthur’s Seat, Mahabaleshwar

Arthur’s Seat, Mahabaleshwar
  • Must See / Things to Do: Arthur Seat is famous for floating light objects. Throw an object such as a cold drink cap bottle towards the valley. It will it come up again due to air pressure!
  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Arthur’s Seat, Mahabaleshwar

Arthur’s Seat is located at a distance of 13 KM from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand and is easily accessible by our private cab. Arthur’s Seat is also the most visited viewpoint in Mahabaleshwar. The site is perched at the height of 1340 meters. The point is flanked by the deep Savitri Gorge on one side and a dense green plateau on the other.

Crowned as the Queen of the Points, Arthur’s Seat has been named after Sir Arthur Mallet. He was the first person to build a house in this region. Arthur’s Seat is also the only where you can clearly distinguish the geological contrast between the Konkan and the Deccan plateaus. To reach the valley, you will have to undertake a short 30-minute trek from the parking area.

Arthur’s Seat consists of six points in total. Apart from Arthur’s Seat Point, they are Echo Point, Hunter Point, Tiger Spring Point, Window Point and Malcolm Point. If you walk a few steps down, you will reach the window point. It is located right below the seat.

The source of Savitri River is Tiger Spring, which is also a must visit attraction of this point. From Arthur’s Seat, you will also be able to see the Mahabaleshwar Range that includes places such as Pratapgad, Koleshwar, Raireshwar, and Chandragad.

3. Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar

Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar
  • Must See / Things to Do: When you are in Panchgani, don’t forget to shop for locally made marmalades, jams, squashes, and candies.
  • Timings: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar

Panchgani has been named after the five hills located in this region. The sister town to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani also draws a number of tourists around the year. The exceptional climate and the inherent beauty of the place make it a must visit when you are in Mahabaleshwar, and this will be included on the same day Mahabaleshwar private local sightseeing tour. The town is also well known for its renowned boarding schools, colonial building, and sanatoriums. The tour of the town is best done on horseback.

The prominent attractions of Panchgani include Parsi Point, Sydney Point, Mapro Garden, Table Land and Devil’s Kitchen. Panchgani is also an excellent place to try out adventurous sports such as paragliding and horse riding. Children may participate in Go Karting.

4. Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar

Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar
  • Must See / Things to Do:You can hire row boats and paddle boats. It is the best way to enjoy the lake and appreciate the view of the trees and the forests.
  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar

Venna Lake is a beautiful lake located in the town of Mahabaleshwar. The lake is surrounded with tall trees and a lush carpet of grass. Venna Lake was built in 1942 by Shri Appasaheb Maharaj. He used to be the ruler of the district of Satara. The lake is spread over a massive area of 28 acres.

Apart from its natural beauty, tourists also visit the lake as a site of pilgrimage. Chhatrapati Pratap Singh Garden is located close to the lake and is also a must visit. Tourists can enjoy horse and pony rides at this site. Some eateries and restaurants serve delicious Marathi food.

5. Mahabaleshwar Temple

Mahabaleshwar Temple
  • Must See / Things to Do: There are two more temples in this area, Atibaleshwar Temple, and Panchganga temple and you must not miss out on them.
  • Timings: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Mahabaleshwar Temple

Mahabaleshwar Temple is located at a distance of 6 KM from the town center. It is an ancient shrine and also an important symbol of the Maratha heritage. Also known as Mahabali, the temple is a must visit for Shiva devotees. The temple is also an architectural marvel, set against the backdrop of hilly terrain.

Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple. The temple also displays various belongings of Lord Shiva such as his bed, damru, and Kalbhairav. The primary attraction of the temple is its 6 feet tall Shiva lingam, only the tip of which is visible. The rest is buried underground. Mahabaleshwar Temple has been constructed in the authentic Hemadant architectural style of South India.

6. Lodwick Point

Lodwick Point, Mahabaleshwar
  • Must See / Things to Do: You can enjoy a carriage drive that takes tourists all the way up to Lodwick Point. It is also an excellent place to witness the setting sun.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Lodwick Point

Lodwick Point lies 5 KM away from Mahabaleshwar and is one of the last points on the one day Mahabaleshwar sightseeing tour. It is famous for its view of Pratapgarh Fort and Elphinstone Point. A massive statue of Lord Lodwick has been erected at the site. Initially, Lodwick Point was known as Sydney Point. The place was constructed in honor of General Lodwick, the first British officer who climbed the mountain to reach this point.

What to shop during your Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Tour

The best place to shop for goodies in Mahabaleshwar is the Town Bazaar, and of course your one day Mahabaleshwar private tour would not be complete without some retail therapy. Here you should shop for fresh strawberries, raspberries, and mulberries. Remember to carry home some jellies, honey, jams, and candies.

If you are tired of the madness of city life and want a change of scene for the weekend, do visit Mahabaleshwar. The pleasant weather and natural beauty of this quaint town are bound to make you feel alive!

Points to Note

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Mahabaleshwar tour package. This 1 day Mahabaleshwar tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places to visit in Mahabaleshwar and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Mahabaleshwar tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or service provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Mahabaleshwar sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.

Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Mahabaleshwar tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Mahabaleshwar Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, ₹9 per km and ₹90 per hour.
  • For Indigo, ₹12 per km and ₹100 per hour.
  • For Innova, ₹15 per km and ₹125 per hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, ₹18 per km and ₹200 per hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, ₹ 20 per km and ₹300 per hour.

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