OT Travel Itinerary: 2 Days In Mahabaleshwar, The Paradise Of Maharashtra

Famous for its sprawling strawberry farms and waterfalls, Mahabaleshwar is a popular retreat for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike
A sunset point in Mahabaleshwar
A sunset point in MahabaleshwarShutterstock

Tucked amidst Maharashtra's scenic Sahyadri mountain range, Mahabaleshwar is a charming hill station famous for its natural beauty and pleasant climate. Situated at an altitude of approximately 1,353 meters above sea level, this picturesque destination is a popular retreat for travellers seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The hill station has abundant natural attractions, including waterfalls, lakes, and forest viewpoints, offering beautiful valleys and hill vistas. Among the must-visit attractions are Arthur's Seat, Lingmala Waterfall or sprawling strawberry farms, which thrive in the region's cool climate and fertile soil. 

Though two days may not be enough to explore this picturesque place, travellers can still immerse themselves in its scenic vistas, historical sites, and local cuisine with our meticulously planned itinerary to make the most of their short but memorable visit to Mahabaleshwar.

A strawberry farm in Mahabaleshwar
A strawberry farm in MahabaleshwarParikh Mahendra N / Shutterstock

Day 1


Start your day with a hearty breakfast at a local eatery, savouring traditional Maharashtrian delicacies like Misal Pav or Poha and a steaming cup of Masala Chai. Head to Arthur's Seat, one of Mahabaleshwar's most famous viewpoints, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills. Next, visit the Lingmala Waterfall to marvel at its beauty amidst lush greenery.


For lunch, indulge in a delicious spread of local cuisine at a cosy restaurant featuring specialities like Strawberry Cream, fresh Maharashtrian Thali, or flavourful Vada Pav.


Explore the historical Pratapgad Fort atop a hill boasting architecture and scenic vistas. Take a stroll through Venna Lake, where you can enjoy boating.


In the evening, dine at a restaurant, sampling Maharashtrian dishes like Kolhapuri Chicken, Bhakri, or Bharli Vangi, accompanied by refreshing Kokum Sherbet.

Pratapgad Fort, Mahabaleshwar
Pratapgad Fort, MahabaleshwarShutterstock

Day 2


Kick off your second day with a delicious breakfast at a local café, relishing fluffy pancakes topped with fresh strawberries or crispy waffles drizzled with honey. Embark on a scenic trek to Wilson Point, the highest point in Mahabaleshwar, offering sunrise views over the valleys below. Next, visit the serene Elephant's Head Point, which resembles an elephant's head.


Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a cosy eatery, savouring dishes like Maharashtrian-style Thalipeeth or piping hot Bhajias, accompanied by refreshing Sol Kadhi.


Visit the picturesque Mapro Garden, known for its strawberry farms and strawberry-based products. Explore the garden, indulge in strawberry tasting, and pick up local souvenirs to return home.

Please note that this itinerary is flexible and can be customised based on your interests and preferences. Make sure to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance.

Getting There

Mahabaleshwar is accessible by road from major cities like Mumbai (approximately 5-6 hours) and Pune (approximately 3-4 hours). The nearest airport is Pune Airport, about 120 kilometres away, while the closest railway station is Wathar, approximately 60 kilometres from Mahabaleshwar. Various bus and taxi services are available for transportation.

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