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    June is the onset of monsoons in Mahabaleshwar, hence everything here goes on deals, like travel packages, hotels, guides, everything is available at a discounted price. Also, if you love monsoons, then this is the place to be during June. The hills look gorgeous and the place is not overcrowded like other seasons, so you can enjoy the tranquility of the place without having to worry about lines and queues. Also, in June, it’s not that monsoon is already there, you still have some sunny days with some chances of rains. Hence, you can plan accordingly whether you wish to attempt an outdoor activity or not. Here is a terrific list of places to visit in Mahabaleshwar in June that undoubtedly deserves a spot on your itinerary!

    6 Best Places To Visit In Mahabaleshwar In June

    Mahabaleshwar indeed looks gorgeous in the monsoon season and to make the most of your vacation, take a look at this list of the most famous places to visit in Pune in June!

    1. Mapro Gardens
    2. Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple
    3. Krishnabai Temple
    4. Venna Lake
    5. Lingmala Falls
    6. Wilson Point

    1. Mapro Gardens

    Strawberry plantation under gazebo at Mapro Gardens which is one of the best places  to visit in Mahabaleshwar

    If you have got a weekend and you want to travel to Mahabaleshwar, then this place is to be during June. It’s best to visit with friends and family. Children will also enjoy themselves. This garden is not any normal garden but has its very own chocolate factory. Also, you find here a full-fledged restaurant and a play area dedicated to children where you can let your children enjoy while you relax and eat strawberries grown here with your family. Mapro Garden has a large fresh fruit processing factory. Some of the delicacies exclusive to this place are – strawberry bhel and strawberry pizzas. If you are lucky, you can witness some of their festivals as well where you get to watch an authentic Maharashtrian festival being celebrated.

    Where: Panchgani, Maharashtra
    Timings: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Entry Fees: Free

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    2. Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple

    Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple

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    This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the important pilgrimages for Hindus. The temple is in Old Kshetra and is about 6 kilometers drive from the main city. This was built by the Chanda Rao More dynasty and the temple is built in Hemadant architecture style from the Southern part of India. This is an apt place to visit while you are in Mahabaleshwar during June. As the temple is enclosed, you don’t have to worry about the monsoons, and you tend to cover one important pilgrimage which is sacred for Hindus. The temple has two parts, one is a sanctum and the other is the central hall. Lord Shiva is said to have originated on its own around 500 years back and is part of twelve Jyothir Lingams spread across the country.

    Where: Mahabaleshwar
    Timings: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Entry Fees: Free

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    3. Krishnabai Temple

    Krishnabai Temple View

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    The rivers are considered sacred in India as they are said to be the origin of all living beings on this earth, which is somewhat true. On the banks of the Krishna River, there is this not so famous temple Krishnabai Temple. People often come to nearby Panchganga temple where five rivers meet however ignore this temple. But this temple has the charm of its own and is deemed to be at its best during monsoons. The temple is open from all sides and due to rains the lush green surroundings look even more beautiful. The path to this temple is interesting in its way. A small well-marked trail from the Panchganga temple goes through the woods and leads you to this sacred spot of this temple.

    Where: Mahabaleshwar
    Timings: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Entry Fees: free

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    4. Venna LakeVenna Lake

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    This lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar and was constructed in 1842 by Shri Appa Saheb Maharaja who was then the ruler of Satara. The lake covers an area of 113311 sq. meters and is an ideal place to enjoy activities like fishing, boating, and horse riding. It’s just magical to boat here when little drops of rainfall on you while you pedal the boat through the lake. You can also try feeding the fish in this lake which is an activity that will bring you immeasurable joy and peace. It’s lovely to sit on the shores of this lake and watch fish touch your toes as they move to and from the lake.

    Where: Mahabaleshwar
    Timings: Till sunset
    Entry Fees: Free/ 500 for one-hour boating

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    5. Lingmala Falls

    Lingmala Falls

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    Lingmala Falls is around a 6 km drive from the main city of Mahabaleshwar. The source of this fall is River Venna and it flows from a height of 500 feet. This waterfall can only be seen during monsoons; hence it is a must-visit in June while you are here in Mahabaleshwar. As the fast speeding water falling from such great height touches your body, you feel the current and sharpness of the water. Anyways, people like spending their time here getting wet in the small pool of water formed by this fall. The fall is breathtaking and as it’s located beside a forest Bungalow, it tends to provide some relief and peace to people who visit here from the hustle of city life. It’s a great de-stress when you get a sight of this fall.

    Where: Maharashtra/Pune Road
    Timings: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Entry Fees: INR 15

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    6. Wilson Point

    Wilson Point In Mahabaleshwar

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    Wilson Point is a place to enjoy a breathtaking and awesome sunrise. It’s a beautiful place where people often arrive in the early morning to look at the sunrise. This point is located on the top of a hill at around a height of 4710 feet above sea level. It is a vast plateau that has got a total of three watchpoints. People can get the view of sunrise from these three masonry platforms. Also, you can view the highlights like Old Mahabaleshwar, Babington Point and many other places from here. People often come here walking and then like to have their breakfast from nearby tea seller. It’s refreshing and full of joy to view the clean mountains of Mahabaleshwar from this place. All green valleys and beautiful orange and blue sky.

    Where: Mahabaleshwar
    Timings: 5 am to 10 am
    Entry Fees: Free

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    Mahabaleshwar is known as the land of strawberries and is in the Western Ghats. This makes this place a beautiful locale with breathtaking views. Other than pleasant weather, there are a lot of places to visit in Pune in June like ancient temples and waterfalls that make it the perfect destination. The place also boards famous boarding schools where famous and rich have studied. It is quite popular as a weekend getaway and people from nearby cities flock into their cars to drive into this place. With years of development, this place has become quite convenient to drive to during monsoons and you tend to get great holiday deals. It’s made up of charming views, enticing valleys, and serene lakes. The place helps delight your taste buds with exclusive nature’s gifts. So, plan your Mahabaleshwar vacation right away to experience pure bliss!

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In Mahabaleshwar In June

    Q. What is Mahabaleshwar known for?

    A. Apart from its strawberry farms, this place is also known for numerous rivers and majestic peaks. The place is open for tourists all year-round.

    Q. Is it safe to travel to Mahabaleshwar in June?

    A. Yes, during June the monsoons are just arriving, so you tend to get the best of both the worlds. Some sunny days and some rainy days. You don’t have to deal with heavy rainfall. Depending on the weather forecast (which you can easily check over the internet), you can plan your day. Otherwise, sitting in your hotel room with some hot tea is also not a bad idea.

    Q. How is the weather in Mahabaleshwar during June?

    A. The temperature is moderate around 20 to 25 degrees and views are breathtaking full of lush greenery and breathtaking valleys and cool mountain air.

    Q. How to reach Mahabaleshwar?

    A. Mahabaleshwar is near to these three main cities with grand railheads – Pune, Mumbai, and Satara. You can drive your way through to Mahabaleshwar from these cities. Also, various state-run buses are available for you to reach this popular tourist destination, all year through.

    Q. What’s so peculiar about Mahabaleshwar in monsoons?

    A. Some of the sites you can only enjoy during monsoons in Mahabaleshwar like Venna lake and Lingamala Falls. Hence a trip to Mahabaleshwar during June is a must.

    Q. What are other places than mentioned above we could visit during June?

    A. Other major attractions that you can enjoy during June are Pinchers Point 445, Ram Mandir, Parsi Point, Connaught Peak, On Wheels, Lodwick Point, etc.

    Q. What makes it so special to visit Mahabaleshwar in June?

    A. Due to the onset of monsoons, the hotel prices tend to drop a lot hence you get great deals. Also, the rainwater tends to clean the forests and you tend to view some of the best and mesmerizing views of the mountain.

    Q. Is it safe for solo travelers to visit Mahabaleshwar in June?

    A. Mahabaleshwar is a popular tourist destination, is made into a traveler’s friendly place. People are also helpful and polite here. The crime rate is very low, however, one should not just trust anyone and everyone. It’s advised to plan your trip so that you don’t have to fall into any such pit of fraud.


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