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Skip this place, and you’ve missed half the fun in town...
Viewpoints & Observation Decks
The hills are alive with music, though it’s usually blasted out of car stereos as people race to tick off all the viewpoints...
Markets, Streets & Arcades
Fruity Mahabaleshwar is India’s berry-growing hub, producing some of the country’s finest strawberries, raspberries, mulberries and gooseberries...
On the edge of Venna Lake, a boathouse rents out rowboats (Rs. 180 per hour) and pedal boats (Rs. 200 per hour), but the long queues can be off-putting.
Cycling around is an option, but be careful of speeding traffic especially on the outskirts. Bikes can be hired from Vasant Cycle Mart .
You may have to tell the staff to turn on the generator first, but a decent espresso is your reward for patience.
Little more than a roadside stall, Aman can pull out some amazing kebabs and other meaty bites.
Bakeries & Patisseries
Since 1849 says the sign. Great for fresh cakes, biscuits, bread and nostalgia.
A good place to dig into some lip-smacking vegie delights.
Lakes, Rivers & Waterfalls
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