Fresh red strawberries during winter is just one of the attractions of Mahableshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra. Situated among the scenic Sahyadris, Mahabaleshwar has become a popular destination all year round. About 120 kms to the south of Pune, the winding road up to Panchgani (also a popular hill station) and then Mahableshwar, is half the fun because of waterfalls, deep valleys and thick foliage. It is a five-hour drive from Mumbai. Once up the 1,353 metres (4,439 ft), stop, get off from your car, just take a deep breath and enjoy the crisp mountain air.