Gorgeous Hill Stations near Mahabaleshwar for a Soothing Getaway

Hill Stations near Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar in itself is a wondrous hill town with umpteen attractions and majestic peaks. However, little do we know that there are several other beautiful hill stations near Mahabaleshwar which are still unexplored. These gorgeous enticing valleys and hill stations near Mahabaleshwar are ideal to spend a few days all tucked up in the comfort of the hills and the charm of the mountains in pleasant climate and ambience. Some of these hill towns like Amboli and Suryamal are unexploited and almost in their natural state while some others like Lonavala and Panchgani are commercial hill stations. These absolute picturesque hill stations near Mahabaleshwar are definite vacation goals both for the localities or even the tourists.

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Here is the list of 22 Gorgeous Hill Stations near Mahabaleshwar for a Soothing Getaway

1. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

3.6

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15 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Kaas Plateau | Table Land | Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is one of the popular hill stations near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view. Five hills form the Sahyadri mountain ranges offer Panchgani its name. The picturesque backdrop of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other makes for an amazing view. 

Best Time : September to May

Read More 13 Panchgani Attractions

2. Dapoli, Maharashtra

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53 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Harnai Port | Unhavare - Hot springs | Panhalakaji Caves

Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is a popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travellers. It is known as mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra owing to its cool climate throughout the year. It is located in the Ratnagiri district and is one of the famous hill stations near Mahabaleshwar.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 14 Dapoli Attractions

3. Lavasa, Maharashtra - India's first planned hill station

3.6

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56 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa | Lakeside Promenade | Bamboosa

Known as India's newest hill station, the Lavasa Corporation is constructing this private city. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 5 Lavasa Attractions

4. Plus Valley, Kolad

3.5

67 kms from Mahabaleshwar

The Plus Valley is such a unique place that nobody can resist the call to explore and enjoy it. Exactly like the name of the place, the valley is in the shape of a plus sign, which adds to the intrigue and excitement of this amazing destination. Challenging terrains, exotic fauna, and awe-inspiring scenery will keep you coming back for more.

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5. Raigad, Maharashtra

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83 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Raigad Fort | Diveagar Beach | Jagadishwar Temple

Raigad, is a historically rich hill station near Mahabaleshwar is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Located at 2,851mts, it is surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea.

Best Time : November to March

Read More 5 Raigad Attractions

6. Durshet, Maharashtra

2.5

95 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Durshet Forest Lodge | Uddhar Hot Springs | Water sports in Durshet

Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune, it serves as one of the weekend getaway hill stations near Mahabaleshwar to move away from the crowded cities.

Best Time : September to February

View hotels starting from ₹ 3,026

Read More 7 Durshet Attractions

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7. Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway

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96 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Tiger's Leap | Bushi Dam | Lonavala Lake

One of the most popular hill stations near Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 43 Lonavala Attractions

8. Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains

3.5

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98 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Rajmachi Fort | Visapur Fort | Bedsa caves

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 22 Khandala Attractions

9. Rajmachi, Maharashtra

3.8

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105 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Rajmachi Fort | Trekking in Rajmachi

Rajmachi is a small village situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi has two fortified peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 2 Rajmachi Attractions

10. Karjat, Maharashtra

2.5

116 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Kondana Caves | Peth Fort | Trekking in Karjat

Karjat, a quaint little village is the last station of Thane district in Maharashtra. The river Ulhas finds its origin in Karjat and trekking and historical spots make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 9 Karjat Attractions

11. Matheran, Maharashtra - Of the cutest little hill-stations near Mahabaleshwar

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125 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Louisa point | Panorama Point | Charlotte lake

Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station near Mahabaleshwar that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to 'overhead forest', Matheran is the smallest hill station in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 30 Matheran Attractions

12. Bhimashankar, Maharashtra

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129 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary | Bhimashankar Temple | Bhimashankar Trek

Bhimashankar, a small quaint hill station near Mahabaleshwar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

Best Time : November to February

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Read More 5 Bhimashankar Attractions

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13. Panvel, Maharashtra

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132 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Karnala Bird Sanctuary | Karnala Fort | Prabalgad Fort

Panvel is best known for all the forts that dot this city and its proximity from Mumbai. Called the gateway of the Konkan coast, Panvel is the most crowded city of Navi Mumbai. Most travellers have their base in Panvel to travel long and short distances to nearby forts at Raigad and Khopoli. Matheran, a hill-station of Maharashtra is also located nearby.

Best Time : July to February

Read More 8 Panvel Attractions

14. Panhala, Kolhapur

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133 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Panhala is a city and a Hill station Municipal Council which is 18 km northwest of Kolhapur, in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Panhala is the smallest city in Maharashtra and is a Municipal Council which is developing rapidly. The city sprawls in the Panhala fort commands a panoramic view of the valley below. The main historical attraction here is the Panhala fort.

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15. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

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158 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Malshej falls | Pimpalgaon Joga Dam | Harishchandragad Fort Trek

A beautiful hill station near Mahabaleshwar with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 5 Malshej Ghat Attractions

16. Ratanwadi, Maharashtra

3.0

178 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Trekking in Ratanwadi | Ratangad Fort Trek | Amruteshwar Temple

Ratanwadi is a village near Bhandardara of the Kalsubai peak in Maharashtra. It houses the famous Ratangad fort and the popular Shiva temple called Amruteshwar. It is a famous trekking spot as it is far from the main town and has a rustic charm to it.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 3 Ratanwadi Attractions

17. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

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180 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Umbrella Falls | Wilson Dam | Kalsubai Peak

Bhandardara, a hill station near Mahabaleshwar nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Best Time : June to March

Read More 7 Bhandardara Attractions

18. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

3.3

198 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Bhatsa River Valley | Camel Valley | Tringalwadi Fort

Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It also has some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range. Igatpuri is also a major railway station in Maharashtra connecting surrounding major cities.

Best Time : July to September

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Read More 9 Igatpuri Attractions

19. Suryamal, Maharashtra

3.5

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207 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Trekking in Suryamal | Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra. The small but beautiful hill station near Mahabaleshwar is a popular place among people for the sheer breathtaking views that it can be seen from the hilltop.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 2 Suryamal Attractions

20. Amboli, Maharashtra

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221 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Amboli Falls | Madhavgad Fort | Shirgaonkar Point

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station near Mahabaleshwar before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 7 Amboli Attractions

21. Jawhar, Maharashtra

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225 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Dabdaba Falls | Jai Vilas Palace | Sunset Point, Jawhar

A small hill station located in the Thane District of Maharashtra, Jawhar is a place with abundant nature's beauty and several man made marvels. Preserving numerous picturesque views, this hill town is loaded with tourist attractions and exotic beauty of flora and dense cover of forest.

Best Time : September to Apr

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,500

Read More 7 Jawhar Attractions

22. Nashik, Maharashtra - Of Wines and Vineyards

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231 kms from Mahabaleshwar

Known For : Panchvati | Sula Vineyard | Dudhsagar falls, Nasik

Nashik gives you the chance to experience a fabulous cocktail of extremes - from temples to vineyards, hills to waterfalls, this place offers a lot to see. Apart from its temples, Nashik also has forts, waterfalls and vineyards to look out for. With multiple vineyards present in Nashik, the most popular being Sula, the wine-tourism industry is mushrooming in this part of Maharashtra.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 38 Nasik Attractions

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Pick your place from our compiled list of the most charming hill stations near Mahabaleshwar for those seeking solace amidst charming views or are on a lookout for a weekend getaway from the city.

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