What is the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar?

The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is from December to February when Mahabaleshwar witnesses great climate. Since it lies at an altitude of 1438 metres above sea level, the weather at this height is pleasant throughout the year with intermittent rainfall. The summer months of March to June are also good but the afternoon heat can make it difficult to explore as the temperature can rise up to 35 degrees. Western ghats are most beautiful during monsoon. However, during floods/landslides, it could become problematic. Given that Mahabaleshwar is a known place for a weekend getaways, the decision should be made basis current.

Weather in Mahabaleshwar


Upcoming Mahabaleshwar Weather

Monthly Weather in Mahabaleshwar

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 16 31
February 18 33
March 20 33
April 23 34
May 24 34
June 21 33
July 19 29
August 19 29
September 19 29
October 19 32
November 17 34
December 17 33

Mahabaleshwar in Winter (November - February)

The winter months in Mahabaleshwar are the best time to visit the hill station due to several reasons. During these months Mahabaleshwar receives a large number of tourists due to the temperature that drops down to an average of 10 to 24 degree Celsius. These cold temperatures are a reprise for many city dwellers who venture to these hills.
Mahabaleshwar is also very well known for housing the Mapro Strawberry Gardens which produce berry products with freshly grown strawberry. As winters are known to be berry seasons, tourists often stay at Mahabaleshwar to enjoy fresh strawberries and pick out their favourite berry products.
Mahabaleshwar Strawberries
Mahabaleshwar Strawberries

Mahabaleshwar in Monsoon (July - October)

Monsoons in Mahabaleshwar are torrential and extensive. The temperature during the monsoon months of July to September ranges from 20 to 25 degree Celsius. This means that the climate during the monsoons is wet, cold and often misty. The roads to Mahabaleshwar may often be slippery as well so individuals should proceed with caution when visiting the hill station. Another disadvantage to travelling during the monsoon season is the fact that continuous rainfall makes it difficult for outdoor activities to function and thus many of them are kept closed throughout the season. However, treks are a marvellous way to spend time during monsoons as the entire place is covered in trees which give out a luscious green lustre that is hugely refreshing. The waterfalls and lakes are filled to the brim as well and must not be missed in this season.
Arthur Seat in Mahabaleshwar before the rains
Arthur Seat in Mahabaleshwar before the rains

Mahabaleshwar in Summer (March - June)

The summer months are the best time to visit Mahabaleshwar as the weather then is cool and pleasant and provides relief to those wishing to get away from the heat. Mahabaleshwar's summers are spent as blistering afternoons with the suns heat rolling in, as expected from the summers in any other tropical place. However, with temperatures that are ranging from 15 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius, Mahabaleshwar is considerably cooler than many other neighbouring cities such as Mumbai or Pune. The summer season also means the beginning of vacations for children of all ages, during which Mahabaleshwar proves to be a perfect weekend vacation spot. Due to these reasons, the summer months often find Mahabaleshwar to be crowded with families and individuals looking for a getaway.
Mahabaleshwar Pratapgad
Mahabaleshwar Pratapgad

Events in Mahabaleshwar

Strawberry Festival

14th April 2019 - 16th April 2019

The popular honeymoon destination of Mahabaleshwar has everything-from soaring peaks, to lush meadows, breath-taking valleys and an abundance of flora. In March, a 3-day Strawberry Festival is organised here which attracts fruit lovers from all over the country. The Mapro Strawberry Festival is a three-day annual event which is one of the most awaited festivals of Mahabaleshwar; it aims to spread sweetness, cheeriness, and love all over the world. It was initiated roughly four years ago when there was an excess production of strawberries.

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