April 27, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.75: Wilson Point (Sunrise Point), Mahabaleshwar.

“Highest Point in Mahabaleshwar.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 April 2015
This is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar, at an altitude of 1435 metres. It is about 2 km from the Market as you go along the Satara Road. After about 1 km from the market you have to take a left turn when you see the sign board of ‘Hotel Gautam’. The road leading up to the point is very steep and narrow and you have to be very careful while driving up. This road goes all the way up and around the point and emerges back on Satara Road a little further up. It is supposed to be a one way street, but you may still encounter some cars coming the wrong way.

Wilson Point is a large rocky plateau, with three viewing platforms where many tourists come to view the sunrise. The perimeter of this plateau is more than a kilometre and is an excellent place for a morning or evening walk, if you are staying nearby.

From the viewing platforms you get excellent 180 degree views of the bungalows and tree covered hills all around. The platforms are always crowded early in the morning, even if it is a cloudy day. The beautiful sunrise viewed from here on a clear day is indeed spectacular to watch.

Being the closest point to the market, one can even drive up to the point around sunset and view the twinkling lights of Mahabaleshwar town and Panchgani in the distance.
Visited February 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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