A trip to the hill station of Mahabaleshwar is not complete until you visited its points that give an amazing view of the mountains and hills nearby. One such point is Arthur's Seat – rated among the most popular viewpoints in Mahabaleshwar. Located some 13 km from the main town and at the height of 1470 m, it’s a perfect place to get a stunning views of the mountains below and far.
Originally known as Madhi Mahaal, and also referred to as Queen of the Points, this spot, or Arthur's Seat, is a great place to be and enjoy the all-round scenic beauty from a comfortable perch. Around this place you will get 6 points in total and they all offer the same charms but in varying amount. The place is also famous for floating of light objects – a phenomena driven by air pressure.
From Arthur's Seat Point, visitors get to see amazing vista with the views of Kokan on one side and Desh (Deccan) on the other. On the southern side, you will notice rock stratification that resembles the world-famous Grand Canyon of Colorado. Everything is perfect here for nature lovers except those pestering monkeys, who look to grab whatever eatables they find in sight. So, beware and have great fun here.