Mahabaleshwar beautiful hill station in Maharashtra India

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Mahabaleshwar, signifies 'Lord of Great Power' in Sanskrit is Maharashtra's most well known hill station. Mahabaleshwar is located 1,372 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats, in Satara District. At one time, it was a portion of the region under King Raja Pratap Singh of Satara. Later, its status changed after Governor Malcolm of Bombay exchanged a village in place of Mahabaleshwar in 1828. Afterwards, it turned into the summer capital of the past Bombay Presidency in the period of British rule in India. 

Acclaimed for its waterfalls, temples and view points, Mahabaleshwar is remunerating the tourists with a mix of fascinating beauty of nature and pleasant cool climate. It is located at a height of 1372 meters above sea level and because of this high elevation makes the atmosphere exceptionally charming amid the dry season in Mahabaleshwar. The hill station offers numerous charming strolls to visit. It has around 30 loctions offering incredible perspectives of flat-topped ghats, dense forests and lush green valleys. Named after previous British inhabitants a large portion of them are located in a 10 kilometer span from the main market.

best time / season / when to visit : October to June

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