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Mahabaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The temple was built by Chandarao More in the 16th century and is a model of the Hemadant architectural style of South India. The Mahabaleshwar hills have been named after Lord Mahabali, whose name stands as a symbol of strength.

The word ‘Mahabaleshwar’ comes from the word ‘Mamleshwar’ which stands for Lord Shiva (God of Mavalas). The credit for the discovery of this beautiful place goes to the Britishers, with a special mention to Colonel Lodwick, as they discovered this beautiful hill station. The first historical mention of Mahabaleshwar goes back to 1215 when the King Singhan of Deogiri visited the Old Mahabaleshwar. He contributed in the infrastructure by building a small temple and water tank at the source of the river Krishna. The area further flourished when around 1350, it came under the rule of a Brahmin Dynasty. In the middle of the 16th century, the Maratha family of Chandarao More defeated the Brahmin dynasty and became rulers of Javli and Mahabaleshwar, and further rebuilt the temple of Old Mahabaleshwar during this period.

The Trishul of Lord Shiva along with his Damru, Rudraksha, and one bed has been preserved in this temple and these are around 300 years old. Legend has it that the bed used to be crumpled in the morning, indicating Shiva’s presence during the night at the temple. The temple also houses a square-shaped raised platform. According to the legend, the Maratha ruler, Shivaji weighed his mother Jijabai in gold at this platform and then gave away the gold in charity. Atibaleshwar temple is another old temple located next to the Mahabaleshwar Temple.

Since the town of Mahabaleshwar is located in the vicinity of Western Ghats, it experiences a rather pleasant climate throughout the year. The coniferous forests in the proximity majorly define the weather in this region. October to June serves as the best time to pay a visit to this magnificent temple. As the months from July to September witness torrential showers all through Mahabaleshwar. These rainfalls though increase the charm of the hill station, but also make it a cumbersome task to travel. The months from October to June experience a friendly climate in Mahabaleshwar thus making it the ideal gateway for travel enthusiasts.

Mahabaleshwar Temple Timings

Latest Mahabaleshwar Temple Timings is

Day Timing
Monday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 05:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

How to Reach Mahabaleshwar

By Air

Mahabaleshwar doesn’t have an airport in the town itself. The nearest airport is in Pune, which is about 120 kilometers away. You can take a taxi or a bus from here to Mahabaleshwar.

By Bus

There are several buses plying between Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar, which is a distance of about 247 kilometers. You will find both state transport as well as private buses from Mumbai and Pune. If you are going from Mumbai, you can catch the bus from Dadar East, Sion or Vashi. The ride will take you roughly six hours.

By Train

While Wathar (60 km) is the nearest railway station from Mahabaleshwar, the most accessible and convenient one would be at Pune. There are plenty of trains going to Pune from Mumbai as well as other major cities across India and you can take a bus or a taxi from Pune to Mahabaleshwar.

Road/Self Drive

If you want to drive from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar it will take you about 4 to 5 hours depending on the traffic. You have two options in terms of routes – one is to go from Panvel through Mahad and Poladpur; and the other option is to take the Mumbai -Pune expressway and the highway onwards from Pune to Satara. While the distance from the highway would be about 40 kilometers more but the ride is much better and you would actually reach faster.

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