Located at an altitude of 1,372 meters, Mahabaleshwar is known as the Queen of all hill stations. It is situated in the heart of Satara district atop the Sahyadri hills of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar has a rich historical past and it gets its name from a temple of Lord Mahadev in the vicinity. The scenic beauty draws a lot of tourists to this place and the hotels in Mahabaleshwar are more than happy to cater to their needs.
Mahabaleshwar was discovered by the British while they were looking for places with a cooler climate. Colonel Lodwick, a British officer, was the first to discover this hill station. A site called Lodwick Point was named in his honor. There are several lookout points in Mahabaleshwar that offer scenic views of the hills and valleys that surround the town. Due to its high altitude, Mahabaleshwar enjoys a cool climate, making it ideal for walking.
There are several hotels in Mahabaleshwar, but most of them are closed during monsoon season. Some noteworthy hotels are: Valley View Resort, Shreyas Hotel, Savoy Village, Ramsukh Resort and Spa, Mistywood Resorts and Spa and Sunny International Hotel.
The hotels in Mahabaleshwar range from heritage and luxury to medium priced and budget accommodations. All of the hotels are situated at strategic locations, offering breathtaking views of the valley. They are easily accessible from the airport and railway station.
Most hotel rooms are spacious and equipped with modern facilities like round the clock room service, Internet, attached bathroom with hot and cold running water, television, telephone and other amenities. You can choose from a range of non-vegetarian and vegetarian Indian and Continental dishes.
Some of the hotels in Mahabaleshwar also cater to the demands of business travelers. They provide Internet, email, fax, ISD and STD. The hotels also arrange for services like doctor on call, laundry, travel assistance and others.