One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Cab

One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Tour by Private Cab
One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Tour by Private Cab (courtesy: vidhurmalhotra)

Popularly known as the ‘Land of Strawberries’, Mahabaleshwar is a pretty hill station in the Satara district of Maharashtra. Located in the Western Ghats the hill town was once the summer capital of the British province. A one day visit to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai brings instant joy and peace to travelers. Perched at a height of 1372 meters above sea level, it is the largest hill station in the Sahyadri Range and is immensely blessed with natural abundance. It is a complete bundle of fun and relaxation. 

Owing to its pristine settings, the hill station is extremely popular as the lovers’ paradise and writer’s zone. However with a horde of activities to offer it becomes an ideal destination for a family vacation or even a one day trip. It offers myriad activities to people from all age groups.

You can take a boat ride on the lakes, cherish horseback riding, stroll through the gardens, pick berries, explore the historical points, capture wonderful photos and watch the sunrise and sunset. You can also visit the revered temples of the region to offer your prayers. There are several thrilling adventure spots to keep you energized during your trip. 

Although Mahabaleshwar has a cool climate throughout the year, the monsoon is the ideal time to travel from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar for a refreshing one day tour. When you take a one-day trip from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar by private car, you can enjoy the exotic natural beauty and amazing sightseeing on the journey itself.

The route is dotted with strawberry fields, cascading waterfalls, and rich landscapes offering a rejuvenating scenery for all your senses. Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar same day trip is a budget-friendly and refreshing break away from the monotony of city life.

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Overview of 1 Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Tour

One Day Mahabaleshwar Trip from Mumbai by Car

The charming and serene hill station of Mahabaleshwar is around 260 kilometers from Mumbai and has many interesting tourist attractions. Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar one day trip can be a quick yet refreshing trip. Moreover, within time and money constraints you can nicely savor the charm of the location. It retains the colonial vibe of the British Era. However, it is a pristine and eco-friendly place. To enjoy breathtaking views of the Western Ghats you must visit this enchanting venue. 

We will begin our journey from Mumbai and pick you up from your accommodation around sunrise. Your Mahabaleshwar sightseeing tour will begin with seeking blessings at the Mahabaleshwar Temple and Panchganga Temple. Another revered ancient temple is the Krishna Devi Temple.

Next, we will enjoy the stunning beauty of Mahabaleshwar from the popular vantage points starting from Elphinstone Point. The splendid panoramic views from Savitri Point will leave you spellbound. Arthur Seat Point, Elephant’s Head Point, and Kate’s Point are other popular spots to capture the scenic beauty of Mahabaleshwar..

Among the most popular tourist places in Mahabaleshwar, we will visit the Venna Dam and Lake. It is the perfect spot for enjoying the evening with your family and watching the sunset.

Our cab will then take you back to Mumbai at the end of the day and will drop you at your accommodation bringing the One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar trip to an end.

Highlights of One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip

  • Full-day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 10 to 14 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Mahabaleshwar Mandir, Panchganga Temple, Krishna Devi Temple, Elphinstone Point, Savitri Point, Arthur Seat Point, Elephant’s Head Point & Kate’s Point, and Venna Dam and Lake

Package Price for 1 Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.5,999/-
Indigo
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.6,499/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.7,999/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.9,499/-

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1 Day Itinerary of Mahabaleshwar Local Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai

Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Mahabaleshwar Mandir40 minutes
2 Panchganga Temple40 minutes
3Krishna Devi Temple30 minutes
4Elphinstone Point40 minutes
5Savitri Point30 minutes
6Arthur Seat Point40 minutes
7Elephant’s Head Point & Kate’s Point50 Minutes
8Venna Dam and Lake60 minutes

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mumbai by 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Mahabaleshwar tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar sightseeing tour by private car.

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One Day Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar with a Private Car from Mumbai

The foggy mountain ridges, the dense and evergreen forests along with the placid lakes and cascading waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar are worth witnessing. The viewpoints atop the hills provide you access to these stunning views. You can explore the natural beauty and enjoy adventure activities like hiking, camping, and trekking. You can also spiritually connect at the several pilgrimage spots scattered all over Mahabaleshwar. 

Mahabaleshwar offers you a superb blend of nature amidst a modern setting. Following are the popular sightseeing spots in Mahabaleshwar that are covered on your Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar one day trip.

1. Mahabaleshwar Mandir

Visit Mahabaleshwar Mandir with One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Lord Shiva and seek his blessings while witnessing the architectural excellence of the temple.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mahabaleshwar Mandir is over 500 years old. The ancient temple is, hence, a popular pilgrimage site. Built in the Hemadant architectural style of South India, it was sculpted by Chandarao More in the 16th Century. The main sanctum has a self-originated lingam in the shape of Rudraksha and is called the Mahalingam. 

The temple walls have carvings of Kaal Bhairava and Nandi. You can also see Lord Shiva’s belongings such as Trishul, Damru, and Rudraksha which have been preserved on the temple premises for more than 300 years. 

The temple also has a square-shaped raised platform. Legend has it that the Maratha ruler, Shivaji had weighed his mother, Jijabai, in gold at this platform. The gold was then donated to charity. The temple’s jaw-dropping majesty, classy architecture, and serenity draw countless people from all over the globe.

2. Panchganga Temple

Visit Panchganga Temple with One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Seek the blessings of Lord Krishna and explore the majestic architecture of the temple.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Panchganga literally translates to ‘Five Rivers’ and is the confluence of five mighty rivers, Krishna, Venna, Savitri, Koyna, and Gayatri. The Panchganga Mandir was built by the Yadava King, Singhandeo in the 13th Century. This ancient temple has a stone structure with carvings on the roof, ceilings, and walls which add to its mesmerizing beauty. 

The well-maintained architecture and tranquil atmosphere lure both pilgrims and tourists. It is highly revered as the water of five holy rivers flows through a Gaumukh. People consume and carry the holy water with them from the temple’s two Kunds. It is a place not to be missed on your Mumbai local sightseeing tour from Mumbai.

The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Krishna and there are several legends related to it. As per folklore, Savitri cursed the Trimurtis and since then Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, flow here as Koyna, Krishna, and Venna rivers. Being a major religious site, the temple is thronged by devotees throughout the year.

3. Krishna Devi Temple

Visit Krishna Devi Temple with One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the panoramic view of the city and pay homage to the deity at the ancient temple.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Overlooking the serene Krishna valley, Krishna Devi or Krishnabai is an ancient temple in Old Mahabaleshwar. Constructed by a Ratnagiri ruler in 1888, it houses a Shiva Lingam and an adorable statue of Lord Krishna. There is a water tank that is considered to be the source of the river Krishna. A small stream comes out of the Gaumukh and falls into the Kund. 

The columns and ceilings of the temple are carved out of stone in the ancient Hemadpanthi architecture style. You can also see a beautiful spring, with clean and cool water at this offbeat location. The temple offers spectacular views of the surroundings and Krishna valley. It is an isolated and less popular tourist spot but you can definitely visit it for the temple and scenic view. Nature lovers and photographers can spend time admiring the splendid view.

4. Elphinstone Point

Visit Elphinstone Point with One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the natural grandeur of the region from the viewpoint.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Discovered in the year 1830 by Dr. Murray, Elphinstone Point is one of the highest and most popular vantage points of Mahabaleshwar. It is just a 10-kilometer ride from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand. The viewpoint is named after the then Governor of Bombay presidency, Mountstuart Elphinstone. 

The high cliff has an old mansion in its surroundings. Since it is an isolated spot that is mostly in ruins now, the local authorities are planning to make the area a revamped picnic spot for tourists.

Panoramic views of the Koyna and Savitri River valleys, plains, adjacent mountains, and moorlands can be enjoyed from here. You can even catch a glimpse of the historically famous Pratapgarh Fort. Considered the main source of the Savitri River, the place is noted for a deep and narrow valley made by running water.

5. Savitri Point

Visit Savitri Viewpoint with One Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend a fun-filled day with family and friends as you enjoy the astounding views.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Located between Arthur Seat Point and Elphinstone Point, Savitri Point is another major tourist attraction in Mahabaleshwar that you should not miss during this same day trip from Mumbai. It is the originating source of the enchanting Savitri River. The rich natural scenery offers a perfect backdrop and makes it the perfect photoshoot point on your one day trip to Mahabaleshwar. 

Infamous as the Suicide Point, it provides you with a non-stop panoramic view of the Savitri River and its splendid valley. Besides, you can also witness the majestic Arthur Point. When you visit in monsoon you can smell the fresh air, and experience the cool and verdant environs. Hence, for a one-day trip, it is the absolute backdrop for a refreshing picnic amidst nature. You can walk through the thin path from Savitri Point to Castle Rock Point.

6. Arthur Seat Point

Visit Arthur Seat with Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Trek and reach the viewpoint to enjoy astounding views of the surroundings.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Arthur Seat Point is also called ‘Queen of all the Points’, as it offers scenic views of the deep Savitri gorge on one side and a lush green plateau on the other side. It is perched at 1470 meters above sea level. It commemorates Arthur Malet who lost his one-month-old daughter and wife in a tragic ferry accident in the Savitri River. It is surrounded by the Savitri ravine on one side and dense green Jor highland on the other. 

It precisely exhibits the geological contrast between the Deccan and the Konkan regions. You can visit all the six points in the area- Tiger Spring Point, Arthur’s Seat Point, Hunter Point, Echo Point, Window Point and Malcolm Point. You can reach the viewpoint by a 30-minute trek of stone steps from the parking space. The lush views of Brahma-Arayana valley and the Savitri river are sure to take your breath away.

7. Elephant’s Head Point & Kate’s Point

Visit Elephant Head / Kate Point with Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy a picnic and exquisite views of the stunning natural scenery.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Elephant’s Head Point & Kate’s Point are the most charming viewpoints in Mahabaleshwar to visit on your one day trip. The area of Kate’s Point has 3 points- Echo Point, Kate Point, and Needle Hole Point also known as Elephant’s Head Point. These points are must-visit places on your Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar one day trip.

You can observe the natural rock formation with a hole in-between the overhanging cliffs. The point’s structure resembles an elephant’s head, hence the name Elephant Point. You can procure a mesmerizing view of the entire Sahyadri mountain range. 

Popular activities to enjoy at Elephant’s Head Point & Kate’s Point are photography and camel riding. The location is easily accessible by smooth roads. You can also see the Dhom Dam from a viewpoint. Enjoying horse rides is a popular activity at the viewpoint. Delicious local snacks and street food are also available at the roadside eateries.

8. Venna Dam and Lake

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  • Must See / Things to Do: Have a picnic and spend time by the lakeside.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

The ruler of Satara, Shri Appa Saheb Maharaja had constructed the beautiful Venna Lake. Frequent springs fill this 28-acres of land and keep it lush green. It stands at a height of 1400 meters above sea level. Sprawling over an area of 28 acres, Venna Lake is an artificially constructed lake in Mahabaleshwar. The curvy hill roads are blessed with impressive natural beauty, therefore, it is a perfect spot to visit on your one day trip to Mahabaleshwar.

Pilgrimage activities are conducted on around 1/3rd of the lake. You can also visit the well-maintained Chhatrapati Pratapsinh gardens. You can also taste the authentic local food in the nearby food joints. Boat rides and horse rides are popular activities to enjoy at Venna Lake. 

Connaught Peak, Lodwick Point, and Wilson Point are other popular tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar that are located in the vicinity of Venna Dam and Lake. The area is served by well-connected roads. Besides, it is just 2 kilometres from the main market so you can head for some shopping too. Monsoon is the ideal time to visit this spot.

Things to do on Same day Mahabaleshwar trip from Mumbai by Car

Apart from incredible sightseeing, pilgrimage, and fun activities, Mahabaleshwar offers you equally astounding shopping and eating experiences. Collecting souvenirs and mementos is among the best things to do on your Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar one day trip.

What to Shop during your Same Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Cab?

Mahabaleshwar is famous for its wholesome produce of strawberries and other fruits. You can buy strawberries, mulberries, and kiwi along with juices and syrups, from the Mapro Garden and Laxmi Strawberry Farm. Chikki is a popular local snack and you can pick from a wide variety of groundnut Chikki at Wilson Chikki. Other popular dessert options are nutty chocolate fudge, baba chanas, and til laddoos. Elsie’s Bakery serves yummy pastries, juices, masalas, cakes, brownies, and cupcakes. You can also try fresh fruits and vegetables at the local markets.

What to Eat during your Same Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Trip by Car?

Mahabaleshwar is a wonderful place for every food lover. You can enjoy local and global cuisine at most restaurants across the hill station. You can taste the lip-smacking street food. Strawberries, milkshakes, Maharashtrian Thali, Chikki, Puran Poli, Chana, Bharli Vangi, Chicken Lollipop, seafood, Persian and Dhaba food, are some of the notable delicacies. You can also order vegetarian dishes at most eateries.

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Home / Hotel in Mumbai
  • Selected Cab for Mahabaleshwar sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Batta

Package Exclusions

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Mahabaleshwar
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Mahabaleshwar
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this same day Mahabaleshwar tour package from Mumbai can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Mahabaleshwar sightseeing tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Mahabaleshwar tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Mahabaleshwar sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday destination in Maharashtra and the hill station is perfect for a one day trip from Mumbai. You can visit Mahabaleshwar in a private cab for a relaxing trip. A personal cab allows you to take a break as and when you want. You can enjoy the beautiful sights along the route and pull over to take photos of the majestic scenery. 

You can customize your trip to opt for the tourist attractions of your choice. Besides being convenient, Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar one day trip by private taxi is a budget-friendly option, especially when traveling with family or a large group of friends. It is a great way of recharging your senses and treating yourself to the beauty of nature at the charming hill station of Mahabaleshwar.


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