Holiday Packages in India
Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Mahabaleshwar attracts weekend visitors from nearby cities and towns that are looking for places to visit near Mumbai & Pune as well as tourists from all over India and abroad who see this as a must-visit place in their bucket-list. Mahabaleshwar is 20 minutes drive from Galaxy Residency, hence keeping Galaxy Residency guests within reachable distance of various Mahabaleshwar attractions
Mahabaleshwar Travel Plan
Mahabaleshwar has very good transport connectivity (Galaxy Residency, is located in the heart of Panchgani - Bus / Coach / Taxi Station are 2 minute walk).
Following are normal journey distances from the nearest ciites:
· Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar is about 240 kms (5 hour drive).
· Pune to Mahabaleshwar is about 100 kms
· Panchgani to Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar is 16 kms
Apart from private cars, tourists can take a flight or railway train to Pune, which is the nearest Mahabaleshwar airport/rail station and then travel onward to Mahabaleshwar. State transport bus services as well as private AC Coach Buses ply regularly between Pune to Mahabaleshwar and Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. Tourists can even hire cars / taxis, which are available at a reasonable fare to reach this enchanting place. For an exact location of Galaxy Residency, please check out Mahabaleshwar map by clicking here.
Mahabaleshwar is located on the mountainous Sahyadri range of the Western ghats that run North to south along western coast of India. Mahabaleshwar is blessed with a cool climate all year round. Historically, it was the summer capital of the British Governor for the Bombay State. The British would shift their headquarters to Mahabaleshwar for escaping the Mumbai heat. The British architecture style can still be seen in many of the buildings in and around Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. The twisting lanes through dense foliage, teaming with a variety of flora and fauna, will attract any nature lover. For those interested in artifact & handloom collections, Mahabaleshwar has its unique handicraft offerings like cane work, handicraft collectibles, leather goods as well as various types of fruits, jams, jellies, strawberries, squashes etc.
Best time to visit Mahabaleshwar
Although Mahabaleshwar weather is pleasant throughout the year, the summer season is the best time to be here. Starting from March to June, the summer days are cool and breezy. The rains (June to September) are the best time to visit for those who love to get wet and love trekking as this season offers spectacular views and numerous waterfalls, rivulets, springs dot the landscape. Winter temperatures can range from 4 °C to 18 °C.
Mahabaleshwar sightseeing offers some amazing attractions to see. Mahabaleshwar temples are considered among the holiest of Hindu temples. Victorian Architecture can be seen imprinted in many of the old buildings and there are historical places like Pratapgad that are considered favorite among places to visit near Mumbai and Pune.
Famous places to visit in Mahabaleshwar:
Mahabaleshwar Temples: Although Mahabaleshwar is popular as a holiday weekend destination, its religious importance is also quite important. There are various temples in and around Mahabaleshwar that are extremely significant in the Hindu religion. Most famous amongst them are the Mahabaleshwar Temple, Panchganga temple, Krishnabai Mandir and Shri Shankar Mandir and should fascinate any visitor (even if not from the religious point, the ancient architecture is a sight to behold.)
Mahabaleshwar Points: There are numerous spots that offer spectacular views of the Mahabaleshwar Panoramic scenery. Tourist Points like Arthur's Seat, Wilson Point, Elphinstone Point, Kate's Point, Lodwick Point etc display various parts of Mahabaleshwar at its best.
Hill stations in India, Mahabaleshwar Waterfalls: Absolutely amazing visuals esp. during the rains, hundreds of waterfalls flow from the higher altitudes to the valley. Chinaman's, and Lingamala falls are the most famous waterfalls in this region. Venna Lake: This piece of waterbody is a hub for water sport enthusiasts as well as regular tourists. Boating is a favorite attraction and quite affordable.
Mahabaleshwar Hotel Package
There are a number of economy hotels in Mahabaleshwar. Due to its popularity, there are a lot of cheap staying options available now but unfortunately many cut corners for attracting visitors under "cheap Mahabaleshwar package" tag or assuring cheapest Mahabaleshwar hotel tariffs. Visitors should check out the location, connectivity to various attractions, accommodation, other offerings etc. before shortlisting any options. Galaxy Residency is a family & couple hotel, considered one of the best hotels to stay in all Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar hotels / resorts and provides best quality service at "value for money" rates of all the old or new Mahabaleshwar hotels. Located barely 16 kms from Mahabaleshwar its nearness from two of the best "must visit" Maharashtra hill stations, gives Galaxy Residency is MTDC Bed & Breakfast Facility, an unique hotel not only amongst most hotels and resorts in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani but even most hotels in Maharashtra.