Landslides are defined as down slope movement of rock, debris and earth under the influence of gravity. Slide is one of the most common types of hazards on slopes, which might lead to considerable casualties and economic loss. The study and analysis of slope is essential in understanding their performance and, in particular, their stability, reliability and deformations. The aim of the present study is to analyse the typical slope by varying different soil parameters like cohesion, angle of internal friction, water table and also slope geometry such as slope angle and slope height. The stability of the slope is analysed based on numerical simulation using three geotechnical software namely Slope/W, SV-Slope and Plaxis 2D. The study further is directed towards the assessment of stability of landslide along State Highway-72, near Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. The analysis of slope is carried out using Slope/W and Plaxis 2D. It was found through the analysis that the slope was unstable under the saturated condition. In an attempt of suggesting suitable remedial measures for the same, soil nailing is provided for the slope and simulation is carried out using Geo-5/Nailed slope software. As a result, the slope was found stable after the application of soil nailing. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd 2019.