10 Best Places to Visit in Maharashtra During Monsoon

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The earth dances to the rhythm of the raindrops as they fall from the lap of heaven. As we advance into the beautiful season of rains, the want for enjoying it is at an all time high. Hence we give you what you’re looking for, a list of the best places to visit in Maharashtra during Monsoon.

While metro cities like Mumbai and Pune face a lot of problems due to heavy rains and hence fail to provide peace, these beautiful spots in Mahrashtra are sure to quench your thirst.

These spots are easy to reach by road and this way you can even enjoy a long drive during this lovely season.

List Of Best Places to Visit in Maharashtra during Moonsoon

Lonavala and Khandala​

Lonavala and Khandala

These twin hill stations are in all their glory during the monsoon season. The natural beauty of the Sahyadri hill ranges is something that one must see.

The twin cities of Lonavla and Khandala are also famous for their ‘chikkies’, a jaggery savour sweet, which I highly suggest you to try!

Distance from Mumbai: approx 80 kilometres

Distance from Pune: approx 70 kilometres

Places to visit

  • Della Adventure Park
  • Lonavala Lake
  • Karla Caves
  • Bushi Dam
  • Lion Point
  • Bhairavnath Temple
  • Lonavla Wax Museum

Ideal stay duration: 2-3 days

Average Cost: 12-13 thousand per day

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Durshet

Durshet

This village is the perfect weekend getaway for the corporate junkie.

It houses various natural forest lodges, which gain immense beauty during monsoon.

Distance from Mumbai: 76 kilometres

Distance from Pune: 100 kilometres

Places to visit and activities to do :

  • Durshet Forest Lodge
  • Uddhar hot water springs
  • Water sports on the Kundalika River
  • Trekking in the forests of Sarasgarh and Sudagarh
  • Night safari
  • Pali Fort
  • Pali Ganesh Temple

Ideal stay duration: 1-2 days

Average Cost: 8-9 thousand per day


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Karnala

The town of Karnala is one of breathtaking beauty and peace which enhances during the monsoon.

If lucky, on the way you may spot migrating birds such as the parakeet and the hornbill.

Distance from Mumbai: 55 kilometres

Distance from Pune: 121 kilometres

Places to Visit:

  • Karnala Fort
  • Karnala Bird Sanctuary
  • Camping and Trekking

Ideal Stay Duration: 1-2 days

Average Cost: 10-11 thousand per day

Alibaug

The coastal winds of Alibaug flowing through your hair is one of the feelings you don’t want to miss out on.

The beaches and the scenic beauty that Alibaug provides are one of their kinds and hence make it one of the most popular destinations all round the year!

Pro tip, book your stay in advance as the place is fully booked the year round.

Distance from Mumbai: 96 kilometres

Distance from Pune: 144 kilometres

Things to do:

  • Water Sports
  • Visit Alibaug beach
  • Visit Kolaba or Alibaug fort
  • Visit Murud Janjira Fort
  • Visit Bhrama Kund
  • Visit Nagoba Mandir
  • Kanakeshwar Forest
  • There are several other beaches, situated inside and on the edge of the town.

Ideal Stay Duration: 2-3 days.

Average Cost: 18-20 thousand.

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Matheran

This beautiful town is a hill station situated 2600 feet above sea level and is surrounded by the Western Ghats.

The first town in India to ban motored vehicles, Matheran is the very definition of the eco friendly INCREDIBLE INDIA!

Pro tip, if you are planning to take the toy train, have multiple people stand in the queue. The toy train does not take online bookings and only 4 tickets are allowed to be purchased by one person.

There are also multiple taxi-pool services available, starting from Rs 200/- per person.

Distance from Mumbai : 43 kilometres

Distance from Pune : 81 kilometres

Things to do:

  • Horse Riding
  • Travel in Toy Train
  • One Tree Hill Trek
  • Charlotte Lake Lakeside Walk
  • Valley Crossing (Adventure Sports)
  • Try traditional Gujarati Food
  • Pisharath Temple

Ideal Stay duration: 1-2 days

Average Cost: 5-6 thousand

Since motored vehicles are banned, it is advised to take the local train and then move onto horseback or manned rickshaws.

Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort

Situated near Lonavla, this historical site is certain to make you spellbound with its historical beauty.

The fortress which boasts Mighty Maratha Kings like Shivaji, this site is sure to be a delight!

Distance From Mumbai : 98 kilometres

Distance From Pune: 64 kilometres

Things to do :

  • Visit Bhaja Caves
  • Visit Karla Caves
  • Shopping at Aamby Valley City
  • Short visit to the Visapur Fort
  • Pawna Lake Camping

Ideal stay duration: One day

Average Cost: 10-12 thousand

Kolad

This tiny village situated on the bank of the River Kundalika, is a prime example of scenic beauty, famous for its land and water landmarks.

It is one of the best places to visit for the perfect monsoon weekend getaway.

Distance From Mumbai: 122 kilometres

Distance From Pune: 145 kilometres

Things to do and Places to visit:

  • White Water River Rafting at Kundalika
  • Camping on the banks of River Kundalika
  • Adventure Sports
  • Gaimukh
  • Kolad Dam
  • Devi Kedar Janani Hill
  • Bhira Dam
  • Sutarwadi Lake
  • Tamhini Falls
  • Kuda Caves
  • Tala and Ghosala Forts

Ideal stay duration: 1-2 days

Average Cost: 13-15 thousand

Malshej Ghat

The mountain pass nestled in the laps of the Western Ghats is a one of its kind hub for the rarest of flora and fauna in the entire country!

The flamingos and cuckoos are a delight for spectators everywhere!

Distance From Mumbai: 127 kilometres

Distance From Pune: 120 kilometres

Things to do and Places to Visit

  • Malshej Falls
  • Harishchandragad
  • Pimpalgao Joga Dam
  • Shivneri Fort
  • Bird Watching

Ideal Stay Duration: One day

Average Cost: 8-10 thousand

Igatpuri

This hill station, formerly known as Egutpoora, Igatpuri is known for its food selling vendors and its breathtaking landscapes.

A trip to Igatpuri is certain to make you spellbound due to the beauty!

Distance From Mumbai: 120 kilometres

Distance From Pune: 250 kilometres

Things to do and Places to visit:

  • Bhatsa River Valley
  • The Five Waterfalls
  • Arthur Lake
  • Kalsubai Peak
  • Amruteshwar Temple
  • Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre
  • Ghatandevi Temple
  • Girisagar Waterfall
  • Igatpuri Cemetery
  • Tringalwadi Fort
  • Camel Valley
  • Vihigaon Waterfalls

Ideal Stay Duration: 1-2 days

Average Cost: 15-17 thousand

Lavasa

Lavasa

Architecture inspired by the Italian Town of Portofino, the planned city of Lavasa is a must visit for people looking for modern beauty within the boundaries of the state!

Popularly known as the “THE PLANNED HILL STATION”, Lavasa is a one of its kind breathtaking beauty!

Distance From Mumbai: 187 kilometres

Distance From Pune: 58 kilometres

Things to do and Places to visit:

  • Lakeside Promenade
  • Bamboosa
  • Sightseeing of the City
  • Temghar Dam
  • Lakeshore Watersport
  • Dasve Lake
  • Dasve View Point

Ideal Duration to stay: 2 days

Average Cost: 22-24 thousand

I hope this article helped you in informing you about the most exciting places to visit near Mumbai in Monsoon, and will help you in planning the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones!

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Riya Agarwal is a amateur teenager writer who falls in love with stories more than she does with humans. She is a messy teenager records her experience on Instagram on her account @musingsmaker

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