A trusted Expedia brand
Book a car in 3 easy steps
Find great deals
If your trip to Mahabaleshwar is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Stop by Venna Lake. It's one sight you'll find on most travelers' to-do lists. If you still have space on your schedule, Mahabaleshwar Bazaar and Wilson Point will keep you busy as well.
If you're searching for day-trip inspiration, we've got a couple of tips. Located 31 miles away, Satara is worth jumping in the car for. Among the first stops you make here ought to be Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Dholya Ganapati and Kaas Lake. Locals are also likely to point you in the direction of Pune District, 43 miles away. If you only have time for one thing here, make sure it's Shaniwar Wada. (But we'd also highly recommend Sinhagad Fort and Aga Khan Palace.)
Here's a rundown of our best tips and tricks to help you save on a car rental:
Whether you're heading away solo or with the family, CarRentals.com can help you find the perfect wheels for your Mahabaleshwar adventure. A compact car is an excellent option if you're going to be spending nearly all of your time in the city center. Low-cost and with good mileage, these cars will get you from point A to B comfortably and easily. If you're eager to make a splash, browse our special category. We know you'll find something that will turn a few heads! Got the youngsters with you? A spacious full-size SUV should suit your needs.
For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting your dream ride can easily be a reality! Imagine the thrill of cruising into town in a high-end convertible, even if it's just for a short while. Or maybe you're just after a reliable set of wheels to get you quickly and safely from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit you in Mahabaleshwar.
There's more to driving around Mahabaleshwar than simply buckling up and turning the key. Get the scoop on a few important local rules and regulations here:
Keep to the left-hand side of the road in Mahabaleshwar. If you plan to grab a rental car here, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
Finding a car space in Mahabaleshwar isn't always a breeze. That's why many choose a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, keep an eye on the signage. Overstaying the maximum time limit could earn you a hefty fine.
As with many destinations, roads get busier in the rush hours before and after work. However, thanks to its smaller population of approximately 13,600, traffic gridlock isn't a big problem in Mahabaleshwar.
While motoring around the streets of Mahabaleshwar, keep in mind that the speed limits typically range from 40 km/h to 120 km/h. Most residential areas are 40 km/h unless otherwise signed.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may share your information with local law enforcement agencies, who'll then issue a fine directly to you.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is prohibited while cruising around Mahabaleshwar. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you maintain focus on the road.
While driving in Mahabaleshwar, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.03%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes, you can turn on a red light in Mahabaleshwar. However, before you do you must completely stop the car. Continue only when the lane you are turning into is clear of oncoming traffic.
Yes. Although, there may be exceptions for vehicles run by public transportation systems.