Mahabaleshwar CITY GUIDE
This popular hill resort, in the state of Maharashtra, was once the summer capital of the Bombay Presidency, during the days of the British. Situated at an altitude of 1372 metres, Mahabaleshwar has splendid panoramic views of the scenic valley, and of the sea, which is quite visible on clear days.
Like other hill stations, Mahabaleshwar closes during the monsoon season. During this period, from mid-June to mid-September, the local buildings are covered with kulum grass to prevent any damage from the torrential rains. During this period, the region receives about 6 metres of rain!!