HILL STATION

Mahabaleswar

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DSC02035I have visited Mahabaleswar on several occasions and on different season. Everytime it is a unique & different experience. It used to be the Summer Capital of Maharastra. Raj Bhavan, the Summer residence of the Governor of Maharashtra, is also located here.

Looking back in to the history of this location, the first historical mention of Mahabaleswar dates back to year 1215 when the King Singhan of Deogiri visited Old Mahabaleswar. He built a small temple and water tank at the source of the river Krishna. Around 1350, a Brahmin dynasty ruled this area. In the middle of the 16th century the Maratha family of Chandarao More defeated the Brahmin dynasty and became rulers of Javli and Mahabaleswar, during which period the temple of Old Mahabaleswar was rebuilt.

Mahabaleswar is located about 32 km from Wai. It is around 260 km from Mumbai, the state capital. The nearest major city…

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