Time Required : 1-2 hours
Arthur's Seat is one of the most popular viewpoints in Mahabaleshwar, located around 13km away. Also known as the Suicide Point, it is popular as the Queen of all points as it offers the most mesmerizing and fascinating view of the dense valleys of Brahma-Arayana and the Savitri river.
Arthur's Seat Point is made up of 6 viewpoints - Arthur's Seat Point, Tiger Sprint Point, Hunter Point, Echo Point, Window Point and Malcolm Point. Arthur's Seat is famous for the floating of light object. This means that if you throw light things like a bottle cap into the valley, it floats back up due to air pressure. It is named as Arthur's Point after Arthur Malet whose wife and daughter drowned in the Savitri River. He used to sit at this point and stare at the river below. Reaching the viewpoint requires a 30-minute trek from the parking lot.
Approx trek time : 7-8 hours
Availability of Night Trek : Available.
Base Camp : Dhawale village
Days required for the trek : 1 day
Difficulty level : Difficult to Challenging
Height above sea level : 4396 feet
Nearest Airport : Pune
Nearest Railhead : Pune Junction
Starting point of trek : Either from the base village of Dhawale or from the village of Shelarwadi
Type : Hill fort