Situated at an elevation of 1470 m above the sea level, Arthur’s seat; which is popularly known as the Queen of all the points, is named after Arthur Malet who lost his wife and a month old daughter in a disastrous ferry accident in the Savitri River. After that, he used to sit here staring at the river and wish for their coming back to life. It is popular tourist destination who come here to have the glimpses of the geographical variance between the Konkan and Deccan territories of Mahabaleshwar.
The point offers the amazing views of the Savitri Valley on the left and Brahma-Arayana Valley on the right. The Arthur’s seat is considered to be one of the most beloved trekking spots for the adventure lovers. There are lot of natural goodies they can explore while trekking, few of them are the Window Point and the Tiger’s Spring which is the source of Savitri river.
Arthur's Seat Point brings 6 points along with it, namely Arthur's Seat Point, Echo Point, Hunter Point, Tiger Spring Point, Window Point and Malcom Point, that one should surely visit while exploring the Arthur’s Seat. Other than the popular points, there are tourists spots like Venna Lake, Krishnai Temple, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Pratapgarh Fort, Lingmala Waterfall, Pratap Singh’s Park, etc that can be visited along with Arthur’s Seat.
Located at around 13 km from Mahabaleshwar Market, Arthur’s Seat can be visited by taking the local transport / tourists cab from there, that will drop you down at the parking. From where the point is a matter of 30 min of scenic trek.
The best time to visit Arthur’s Seat is from June to Feb when the place bestows extreme natural beauty to enjoy the best of this place.