Mahabaleshwar is also known as the Queen of all Hill Stations. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 1,372m in the heart of Sahyadri Hills in Satara District. Its name is derived from a Lord Mahadev temple and three Sanskrit words, Maha (great), Bal (power) and Ishwar (God). Some people also relate the name with mythological past as the name 'Mahabaleshwar' means mighty God.
British developed this place as their pastime destination to beat the
heat. Looking down from Mahabaleshwar, one can see a panoramic view of
the sea and the valley. Mahabaleshwar is regarded to be the best holiday
spot in Maharashtra in terms of climate, excursions, sports, and other
Lingmala Waterfalls is one of the most enthralling sights in
Mahabaleshwar. Dhobi waterfall point is another attraction of the hill
station. Wilson Point or Sunrise point is the highest point in
Mahabaleshwar. One can enjoy a beautiful view of the sunrise here.
Bombay Point in the point where one can see the best of sunset in
Mahabaleshwar has 30 exotic viewpoints that provide the visitors for a
spectacular access to the ultimate in fascinating landscapes. Connaught
Peak And Hunter Point, Venna Lake, Elphinston, Marjorie And Savitri
Points, Arthur's Point, Babington Point, Lodwick Point, Kate's Point,
Arthur's Seat, Krishna Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Panchgani, Tapola and
Pratapgad Fort are som eof the important sites of Mahabaleshwar.
Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station in the state mof Maharashtra.