Best 10 Places To Visit In Monsoon In Maharashtra

Best 10 Places To Visit In Monsoon In Maharashtra

Known as the birthplace of great maratha warrior Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,the state is famous for its historical forts.There are about 350 forts in Maharashtra.This fort,which is the pride of Maharashtra still stands proudly and bears witness to its history and attracts every tourists.

Located in the western part of India,the state Maharashtra is bordered by Gujarat,Madhya Pradesh,Chhattisgarh, Telangana,Karnataka,Goa and by the Indian Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Maharashtra is considered to be the second largest state in the country in terms of industrial as well as economic strength.

Situated at an altitude of 1650 meter above sea level,Kalsubai peak is the highest mountain peak in Maharashtra. Maharashtra’s beaches,historical forts,religious places,scenic hill stations,breathtaking waterfalls,towering mountains and valleys,ancient caves are the major tourist attractions here.

 

Maharashtra is located at a distance of 1200 Km away from Delhi,850 Km from Rajasthan,800 Km from Andhra pradesh and 1250 Km away from Tamil Nadu.

 

Let's take a look at the places to visit in monsoon in Maharashtra:-

 

1.Konkan Region:

Known as the paradise of Maharashtra,the Konkan region is one of the major tourist attraction in Maharashtra.It is divided into total seven district.Sindhudurg,Ratnagiri,Raigad,Palghar,Thane,Mumbai city,and Mumbai suburban are the 7 district in which Konkan region is divided.Out of this seven districts,Sindhudurg,Ratnagiri and Raigad are the major tourist destination in Konkan.

Sindhudurg Fort View From Malvan Jetty
Vengurla Lighthouse

 

Let’s take a look at the places to visit In Konkan region:

I.Places To Visit in Sindhudurg,Konkan:

  •  Tarkarli Beach:
  • Bhogwe Beach:
  • Tsunami Island:
  • Devbagh Beach:
  • Sindhudurg Fort:
  • Nivati Beach:
  • Vengurla Beach:
  • Achra Beach:
  • Amboli Waterfall:                                                    

Read Sindhudurg Fort

How To Reach:

By Road:

Bus stands like Malvan,Kudal,Devgad,Vengurla etc. are the major bus stands in Sindhudurg district.From cities like Mumbai,Pune,Nashik,Ratnagiri you can easily get buses to Sindhudurg.You can also get buses from Goa to Sindhudurg.

By Train:

You have to catch the train to Kudal.From Kudal station about 5 to 10 min. of walking distance you will get bus stand.From bus stand you have to catch the bus to Malvan. If you have booked your hotel near Parule Bajaar then you have to get off at Parule Bajaar. Auto are also available and  it will cost you Rs.700-800.  

Otherwise you can also get off at Sindhudurg railway station.Even if you get off at either of these two stations,the distance to Sindhudurg will not make much difference. 

By Air:

Dabolim airport is nearest airport to Sindhudurg.Dabolim airport is situated at a distance of 160 Km away from Sindhudurg.From airport you can take a cab to Sindhudurg.

 

Distance:

From Mumbai: 500 Km

From Pune: 350 Km

From Nashik: 600 Km

From Satara: 250 Km

From Amravati: 830 Km

From Aurangabad:  610 Km

 

click  on the link below for detailed guide about beaches in Sindhudurg,Konkan:

Top 5 Beaches To Visit In Sindhudurg,Konkan

II.Places To Visit In Raigad District:

  • Raigad Fort:
  • Diveagar Beach:
  • Murud-Janjira Fort:

Read Raigad Fort

          Murud Janjira Fort

III.Places To Visit In Ratnagiri:

  • Ganapati pule Beach:
  • Konkeshwar Beach:
  • Devgad Beach:
  • Purnagad Fort:
  • Marine Aquarium Fort:
  • Purnagad Fort:
  • Jaigad Fort and Jaigad Lighthouse:
  • Dhampur Lake:

2.Mahabaleshwar:

Mahabaleshwar is beautiful scenic spot located in the Satara district in the Indian state  of Maharashtra.It is well known for its spectacular view points.Speckled by mountains,valleys,fascinating waterfalls,charming lakes this amazing picnic spot tempts every tourists with its beauty and compels them to come back again and again.

Mahabaleshwar Hills by Joe Zach
Lingmala Waterfall by Ron Mitra

This wonderful hill station is located at a distance of 120 Km from Pune,260 Km from Mumbai ( via NH 48 and Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway) and 68 km from Satara (Via NH 48 and Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar Road). 

Mahabaleshwar is also considered to be a holy place for Hindus as the river Krishna originates from here.The Krishna river is the fourth-biggest river in terms of water inflows in India,after the Ganga,Godavari,and Brahmaputra.The Krishna river flows through the states of Maharashtra,Karnataka,Telangana,and Andhra Pradesh.

Places To Visit In Mahabaleshwar:

  • Arthur Seat point:
  • Venna Lake:
  • Elephant Point:
  • Lingmala Waterfall:
  • Wilson Point:
  • 3-Monkey Point:
  • Kate’s Point:
  • Old Mahabaleshwar:
  • Bombay Point/Sunset Point:
  • Dhobi Waterfall:
  • Pratapgad Fort:

How To Reach:

By Road:

There are two possible ways to reach Mahabaleshwar by road.One can be accessible from Panvel through Mahad and Poladpur and another option is to take the Mumbai-Pune expressway and the highway onwards from Pune to Satara.

Otherwise you can simply refer National highway NH4 to reach Mahabaleshwar.You can also get here by buses.As many buses are plying to Mahabaleshwar from the no. of district in Maharashtra.

By Train: 

Wathar is the nearest railway station to Mahabaleshwar.It is at a distance of 65 Km away from Mahabaleshwar.From Wathar station up to 10-15 min.of walking distance you will get Wathar bus stand, where you can easily get buses to Mahabaleshwar. Pune railway station is another convenient way to reach Mahabaleshwar.Pune railway station is about 120km away from Mahabaleshwar.

By Air:   

Pune airport is nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar.Pune airport is situated at a distance of 130 Km away from Mahabaleshwar.Mumbai airport is second nearest airport to Mahabaleshwar.Mumbai airport is well connected to different parts of the country.

Distance:

From Mumbai: 260 Km

From Pune: 120 Km

From Nashik: 340 Km

From Amravati: 650 Km

From Aurangabad: 340 Km

click  on the link below for detailed guide about Mahabaleshwar:

Best 10 Places To Visit In Mahabaleshwar-All Information and Travel Guide 

3.Ellora and Ajanta Caves:

This ancient rock-cut architectural structure is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Maharashtra.Ellora caves is one of the best example of rock-cut architectural structure in the World.This astounding structure is formed by carving on the whole mountain.

Ellora caves are located at a distance of 25 km away from Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra.The city formerly known as Khadki is now known as Aurangabad.The city of Aurangabad is very famous for its historical and ancient architectural structure.The city has a rich historical heritage and is a famous tourist destination in Maharashtra.

Cave no.10( Vishwkarma Cave)

 

How To Reach:

By Road:

Ellora caves are located at a distance of 25 km from Aurangabad.From Aurangabad you can easily get buses or cab to Ellora caves.As many buses are runs daily from Aurangabad to Ellora.If you are coming by your own vehicle then you can simply refer NH 52 National Highway to reach Ellora caves.

By Train:

Aurangabad railway station is nearest railway station to Ellora caves.From station you can take cab or bus to Ellora.As many buses are plying to Ellora from Aurangabad.Aurangabad railway station is located at a distance of 28 Km away from Ellora Caves.

By Air:

Aurangabad airport is the nearest airport to Ellora caves.From airport you can take cab to Verul (Ellora).Another option is to take a rickshaw to  the bus stand.And then from bus stand you will get a bus to Ellora.

Distance:

From Mumbai:340 Km

From Pune: 250 Km

From Nashik: 180 Km 

From Satara: 360 Km

From Amravati: 350 Km

From Aurangabad: 25 Km

 

click on the link below for detailed guide about Ellora Caves:

Ellora Caves-All information and Travel Guide

4.Matheran:

Matheran is famous hill station located in the Raigad district in the Indian State of Maharshtra.Situated at an altitude of 800 meter above the sea level,this place attracts everyone with its natural beauty.This is the ideal place for vaccation for those who are looking for absolute peace and serenity.Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,this place is perfect for a vacation.

Matheran By Sharmagourav27 [CC BY SA-4.0]
Toy Train By Pashminu

Like Mahabaleshwar,Matheran is also famous for its spectacular viewpoints.Its captivating beauty and exotic greenery makes the mind crazy and leaves a precious moment in  mind that will never be forgotten.

Places To Visit In Matheran:

  • Louisa Point:
  • Monkey Point:
  • Prabal Fort:
  • Panorama Point:
  • Ambarnath Temple:
  • King George Point:
  • Irshalgad Fort:
  • Dhodani Waterfall:

How To Reach:

By Road:

Almost all the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Matheran.Matheran is easily accessible from major cities like Mumai,Nashik and Pune by road.

Maharashtra state transport buses are regularly plying to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai and Pune.

By Train:

Matheran does not have its own railway station but still it is not very difficult to get here.Neral Railway Station is located at a distance of 15 Km from Matheran and is the nearest station to Matheran.From Neral railway station you can take cab to Matheran.  

By Air:

Mumbai and Pune are the two important airports closest to Matheran.Mumbai airport is located at a distance of 100Km and Pune airpost is located at a distance of 130 Km from Matheran.And then you can book a cab to Matheran from the airort.

Distance:

From Mumbai: 85 Km

From Pune: 120 Km 

From Nashik: 170 Km

From Satara: 230 Km

From Amravati: 650 Km

From Aurangabad:  330 Km 

4.Nashik:

Nashik is considered to be one of the most important holy place in Maharashtra.Surrounded by lush greenery,this beautiful city captivates everyone with its beauty and attracts every tourists. This holy city is situated at a distance of 160 km from Mumbai,220 km from Pune,250km from Raigad and 530 km from Ratnagiri.

 

 

Places To Visit In Nashik:

  • Harihar Fort:
  • Brahmgiri :
  • Anjaneri:
  • Dugarwadi Waterfall:
  • Sula Vineyard:
  • Someshwar Fall:
  • Pandavleni Caves:
  • Dabhosa Waterfall:
  • Ramkund:
  • Vihigaon Waterfall:

How To Reach:

By Road:

Almost all the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Nashik city.At the bus stand of any district in Maharashtra,you will easily get number of buses to Nashik.

By Train:

Nashik is easily accessible by rail line also.You have catch the train to Nashik Road railway station.From railway station you can take cab or auto to get to where you want to go.Igatpuri railway station is the second nearest railway station from Nashik.It is located at a distance of 45 Km from Nashik road railway station. 

By Air:

Mumbai and Pune are the two important airports closest to Nashik.Mumbai airport is located at a distance of 166Km and Pune airpost is located at a distance of 205 Km from Nashik.And then you can book a cab to Nashik from the airort.  

Distance:

From Mumbai: 160 Km

From Pune: 220 Km

From Satara: 340 Km

From Amravati: 510 Km

From Aurangabad:  200 Km

5.Chikhaldara:

Chikhaldara is small hill station and a munciple council located in Amravati district in the state of Maharshtra.It is at an altitude of 1200m above sea level.This alluring hill station has many panoramic viewpoints and many other exciting places.

Gwaligrah Fort By C.Shelare [CC BY-SA 3.0]

This famous hill station is located at a distance of 80 km from Amravati,660 km from mumbai,600 km from Pune,and 500 km from Nashik. Its astounding viewpoints,wonderful lakes,wild life sanctuary makes this place unique and attracts everyone.

Places To Visit In Chikhaldara:

  • Bhim Kund:
  • Amner Fort:
  • Kalapani Lake:
  • Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary:

How To Reach:

By Road:

Almost all the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Chikhaldara.At the bus stand of any district in Maharashtra,you will easily get number of buses to Amravati.And then from Amravati bus stand you can take cab to reach Chikhaldara.

By Train:

Chikhaldara does not have its own railway station but still it is not very difficult to get here.Amravati,Badner,and Akola are the three major railway stations which are very close to Chikhaldara compare to the other.Amravati Railway Station is located at a distance of 86 Km from Chikhaldara and is the nearest station to Chikhaldara .From Amravati railway station you can take cab to Chikhaldara .  

By Air:

Akola airport is the nearest airport to Chikhaldara..Akola airport is located at a distance of 135 Km from Chikhaldara.From airport you can take cab to Chikhaldara.

Distance:

From Mumbai: 660 Km

From Pune: 600 Km

From Nashik: 500 Km

From Satara: 700 Km

From Amravati: 80 Km

From Aurangabad:   360 Km 

From Akola Railway Station: 120 Km

From Badner Railway Station: 90 Km

6.Lonavala:

Located at a distance of 65 km from Pune,this place is one of the most famous hill station in Maharashtra.Lush green landscapes,surrounded by hills and valleys,cascading waterfalls,gives mesmerizing view.

Lonavala By Sharma Gourav27[CC BY-SA 4.0,]
By Ron Mitra2000

Places To Visit In Lonavala:

  • Karla Caves:
  • Bhaja Caves:
  • Rajmachi Wadi:
  • Lohgad Fort:
  • Visapur:
  • Tiger Point:

How To Reach:

By Road:

All the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Pune city.At the bus stand of any district in Maharashtra,you will easily get number of buses to Pune.From Pune bus stand you can take cab to Lonavala.

By Train:

You have to catch the train to Lonavla.This station is nearest railway station to Lonavala.From station you can fully explore this beautiful destination.

By Air:

Pune airport is the nearest airport to Lonavala.This airport is located at a distance of 70 km away from Lonavala.From airport you can take cab to Lonavala.  

Distance:

From Mumbai: 85 Km

From Pune: 65 Km

From Nashik: 230 Km

From Satara: 170 Km

From Amravati: 600 Km

From Aurangabad: 290 Km

7.Pune:

Pune is considered to be the second largest city in Maharashtra in terms of industrial as well as economic importance.The city is also very famous for its tourism. It is located at a distance of 150 km from mumbai,110 km from satara,210 km from Nashik and 250 Km from Aurangabad.

Shaniwar Wada By Haripriya [CC BY-SA 4.0,]

Places To Visit In Pune:

  • Shaniwar Wada:
  • Sinhgad Fort:
  • Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park:
  • Dagdusheth  Halwai Temple:
  • Aga Khan Palace:
  • Lal Mahal:
  • Shivneri Fort:

How To Reach:

By Road:

All the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Pune city.At the bus stand of any district in Maharashtra,you will easily get number of buses to Pune.If you are coming from outside of the Maharashtra,you can prefer  NH-48 National Highway of India to reach Pune .

By Train:

Pune railway station is well connected to cities in Maharashtra.You will easily  get trains to Pune.As no. of railways are daily plying to Pune from every cities in Maharashtra.From you can take cab or auto to reach your destination.

By Air:

Pune has its own airport.Pune international airport is located at a distance of 16 Km away from main city.From airport you can take cab to explore city.

 

Distance:

From Mumbai: 150 Km

From Nashik: 210 Km

From Satara: 110 Km

From Amravati: 550 Km

From Aurangabad: 250 Km

8.Kolhapur:

Kolhapur city is located in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Historical forts,ancient temples, palace and museums are the major tourist attractions here.The temple of Goddess Mahalaxmi is the main attraction here.This temple of Shree Mahalaxmi is situated at a distance of 2.5 Km away from Kolhapur Railway station and 3.7 Km away from Kolhapur bus stand.Be sure to visit this holy place.

Panhala Fort Entrance By Ankur P [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Kolhapur is located at a distance of 380Km away from Mumbai,235 Km from Pune and 450 Km from Nashik.  

 

Places To Visit In Kolhapur:

  • Panhala Fort:
  • Mahalaxmi Temple:
  • Vishalgad:
  • Rankala Lake:
  • Shri Chatrapati Shahu Museum:

 

How To Reach:

By Road:

Almost all the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Kolhapur city.At the bus stand of any district in Maharashtra,you will easily get number of buses to Kolhapur.From Kolhapur bus stand you will easily get buses to Panhala.

If you are coming from outside of the Maharashtra,you can prefer  NH-48 National Highway of India to reach Kolhapur .NH 48 National Highway is cuts through total seven states  of India.The National Highway (NH 48) passes through seven states namely Delhi,Haryana,Rajasthan,Gujarat,Maharashtra,Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.You can easily reach Kolhapur by  this NH-48 National Highway.And the important thing is that this National Highway passes through Kolhapur city.

By Train:

Panhala fort is located at a distance of 30 km from kolhapur railway station.Kolhapur railway station is the nearest station to Panhala fort.From Kolhapur railway station about 5 to 10 min. of walking distance you will get kolhapur bus stand.From bus stand you will easily get buses to Panhala,which will directly drops you to the fort.Otherwise you can take cab to Panhala from Kolhapur railway station.

By Air:

Kolhapur airport is the nearest airport to Panhala fort.Kolhapur airport is situated at a distance of 30 km from Panhala fort.Pune airport is also the nearest airport to kolhapur city.The distance between Pune airport to Panhala fort is around 250 km.  

Distance:

From Mumbai: 380 Km

From Pune: 235 Km

From Nashik: 450 Km

From Satara: 125 Km

From Amravati: 780 Km

From Aurangabad:  450 Km

 

Read Panhala Fort

9.Alibaug:

Alibaug is most popular town located in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Alibag is  mostly famous for its finest beaches and historical forts.It is located at a distance of 48 Km from Raigad,95 Km from Mumbai,140 Km from Pune and 230 Km away from Nashik.  

Alibaug Beach By Gayatri Priydarshini [CC BY-SA 4.0,]

Places To Visit In Alibaug:

  • Alibaug Beach:
  • Harihareshwar Fort:
  • Kolaba Fort:
  • Kashid Beach:
  • Khanderi Fort:
  • Varsoli Beach:
  • Mandwa Beach:
  • Akshi Beach:

How To Reach:

By Road:

You will easily get buses to Alibaug from almost all the cities in Maharashtra which will directly drops you at Alibaug bus stand.From Alibaug bus stand about 5 to 10 min. of walking distance you will get Alibaug beach.Alibaug beach is located at a distance of only 1.2 Km from bus stand.

By Train:

You have to catch the train to Pen.From Pen railway station you can take  cab to Alibaug.Pen railway station is situated at a distance of 30 Km away from Alibaug and is the closest railway station to Alibaug.   From Pen railway station about 5-10 min. of travelling distance you will get Pen bus stand.From Pen bus stand you will easily get the buses to Alibaug,which is less costly compare to cab or auto.  

By Air:

Mumbai airport is the nearest airport to Alibaug.Mumbai international airport is located at a distance of 105 Km away from Alibaug.From airport you can avail for cab to Alibaug.Otherwise you can take bus to Alibaug  from Mumbai.As no.of state transport buses are regularly plying from Mumbai to Alibaug.

Distance:

From Mumbai: 95 Km

From Pune: 140 Km

From Nashik: 230Km

From Satara: 250 Km

From Amravati: 680 Km

From Aurangabad:  360 Km

10.Bhandardara:

Bhandardara is small town nestled in the western ghats of India.This scenic spot is located in the Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Speckled by lush green mountains,mesmerizing waterfalls,historical forts,rivers and lake this picnic spot tempts everyone with its beauty and absolute serenity.

Bhandardara Waterfall By Adwait [CC BY-SA 4.0,]

Places To Visit In Bhandardara:

  • Konkan Kada:
  • Sandhan Valley:
  • Ratangad Fort:
  • Randha Falls:
  • Kalsubai Peak (Highest Peak In Maharashtra):
  • Harishchandragad Fort:
  • Wilson Dam:
  • Arthur Lake:
  • Umbrella Falls:
  • Malshej Ghat:

How To Reach:

By Road:

Almost all the state highways in Maharashtra are well connected to Bhandardara and it is easily accessible from major cities like Mumai,Nashik and Pune by road.

By Train:

 Bhandardara does not have its own railway station but still it is not very difficult to get here.Igatpuri Railway Station is located at a distance of 50 Km from Bhandardara and is the nearest station to Bhandardara .From Igatpuri railway station you can take cab to Bhandardara.  State transport bus services are also available.

By Air:

Mumbai and Pune are the two important airports closest to Bhandardara.Mumbai airport is located at a distance of 165 Km and Pune airport is located at a distance of 158 Km from Bhandardara.And then you can take a cab  from the airport to get here .

Distance:

From Mumbai: 160 Km

From Pune: 150 Km

From Nashik: 70 Km

From Satara: 280 Km

From Amravati: 520  Km

From Aurangabad:  200 Km

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

Some of these images are belongs to their respective copyright holder.These photos are taken from Wikimedia under creative commons license.Attribution is given below each of these images.However,if the copyright holder of these images wants me to remove it,please contact me immediately.I will remove it instantly.Thank you.

 

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: