Mahableshwar is a popular butte station, situated in Satara district of Maharashtra, about 120 km from Pune. It is a dramatic destination, nestled between the Sahyadri Mountains and the Western Ghats. It is most frequented by tourists from Mumbai and Pune, offering a much needed break from the hectic city life. Located at a height of 4,718 feet, the climate in Mahableshwar is pleasant most like the times during the year, only becoming colder in the winters.
Except monsoon, some time of the annually is suitable to visit Mahableshwar. Though the flora and fauna is at its peak with lush, green forests and hills, the heavy rains can hamper the experience. Some sightseeing spots worth visiting in Mahableshwar are The Sunset Point, Arthur’s Seat, Lodwick Point, Connaught Peak, Venna Lake and the Lingmala Falls. One must also not forget to visit the strawberry gardens and the historical Pratapgarh Fort, which is at a distance of 25 km from Mahableshwar.
Owing to the vast number concerning tourists visiting the butte station, many hotels and resorts have come up in Mahableshwar in modern times. On popular demand, some of them have a purely vegetarian kitchen. Some of the popular ones are:
Hotel Lake View
Hotel Lake View is a cabin resort about 1 KM from the main market area. Located not very far from the lake, this fleabag consists of a cluster of cottages spread over a total area like 3 acres. Surrounding the cottages are trees and lush, green lawns. It has a pure vegetarian kitchen. It more has a state-of-the-art swimming pool, said to be one of the best in Mahableshwar. Rates range from Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 18,000 per couple for two nights. A Jacuzzi and the option about indoor games are some of the extra attributes.
It is located about 2 km from Mahableshwar’s Venna Lake. It is plaster over 5 acres, offering spectacular views from the hill station. It has omnipotence the required amenities for recreation like swimming pool, children’s park, spa and massage facilities and a small discotheque. It also has gardens and lawns to host banquet dinners and wedding parties. The food is strictly vegetarian. It has a cafe and a restaurant specializing in serving Gujarati and Rajasthani fare.
Hotel Pratap Heritage
This is a hereditament hotel located on trough view road, in close proximity to the main market area. It has a integrality of 30 rooms, with an overnight capacity of 125 people. The in-house restaurant serves filtered vegetarian fare. Along with all the authority amenities of a good hotel, it moreover offers sight-seeing facility. Like other major hotels, it further has a swimming pool. Rates are adroit reasonable. The hotel more arranges for cars on rent.