Places To See
There are a variety of places to see when in Mahabaleshwar. If you are interested in a bit of the rich history that Mahabaleshwar has to offer, then you can visit 'Pratap Gadh', which houses the tomb of Afzal Khan. If you are looking for serenity, then there are a number of temples you can visit. From 'Shri Shankar Mandir' to the 'Panchaganga Mandir', a host of temples are surely going to bring you some peace. For adventure activities such as hiking, trekking and climbing, Falkland Point, Carnac Point, Wilson Point, Connaught Peak and Castle Rock are the perfect destinations. The Queen of all points, Arthur Point, contains the largest stratification of rocks in Maharashtra, and many even compare it to the rocks of the Grand Canyon in Colorado, USA.
If you are looking for some fresh produce and local trinkets, then the best place to head towards would be Main Street. Here, fruit fanatics find themselves surrounded by the choicest strawberries, raspberries and mulberries and even jams. Local shoes made of wood are also very popular in this region and can be bought at really cheap prices provided you know the subtle art of bargaining.
Mahabaleshwar is a little more modern than most hill stations in Maharashtra. A variety of cuisines catering to all palates can be found here. If you are looking for local fare, try the food at 'Hirakanis' that will not leave you disappointed. For fast food lovers, a variety of mini stalls and food vendors serve pizzas, burgers and sandwiches. The 'Batata Vada' (a spicy potato bonda sandwiched in bread) is extremely famous in this region and is available all over town.