Top 10 Monsoon Getaways In Maharashtra

OT Staff


Kolad, in Raigad, is ideal for white water rafting, trekking, ziplining, and canoeing. Enjoy scenic valleys, misty hills, and friendly homestays. Nearby attractions include Kuda Buddhist Caves, Tamhini Ghat, Devkund Waterfalls, and Ghosalgad Fort.

Green watery gotu kola plant in Kolad | Shutterstock


Igatpuri, in Nashik, blooms in the rainy season. Known for pristine lakes, majestic mountains, and waterfalls, you can trek Camel Valley, Bhatsa River Valley, and Kalsubai Peak. Visit Amruteshwar Temple, Dhamma Giri Vipassana Academy, or camp and enjoy the rain.

A waterfall in Igatpuri | Shutterstock


Nearby Igatpuri, Bhandardara in Ahmednagar district offers a perfect weekend escape with its lush greenery, waterfalls, and clear lakes. Key attractions include Wilson Dam, Randha Falls, and Arthur Lake. Enjoy camping, boating, and monsoon strolls along the hills and lakes.

A waterfall in Bhandardara | Shutterstock


Located in Satara district, a monsoon haven, Mahabaleshwar attracts religious tourists to the Mahadeo Temple, the source of five rivers. Visit viewpoints like Bombay Point, Arthur's Seat, and Kate's Point. Don't forget to pack strawberry preserves from its famous farms.

Pratabgad Fort, Mahabaleshwar | Shutterstock


Located on the Konkan coast in Sindhudurg district, Tarkarli is a beach paradise with pristine white sands, turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life. Monsoons bring lush greenery. Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and visits to Sindhudurg Fort, offering rich history and panoramic Arabian Sea views.

A view of the Sindhudurg Fort | Shutterstock


This cosy village, near Khopoli, is historically significant for Shivaji Maharaj's battle with Kartalab Khan in the 1600s. With hot springs, trails, night safaris, and proximity to Pali Fort and Ganesh temples in Pali and Mahad, it's a perfect weekend getaway. The monsoon enhances the beauty of its forts.

A view of the Amba River in Durshet | Shutterstock


Amboli, in Sindhudurg district, is a nature lover's paradise nestled in the Sahyadri Hills. It boasts dense forests, misty valleys, and vibrant flora. Key attractions include Amboli Waterfall, Amboli Forest, and Shri Hiranyakeshi Temple. Sunset Point offers stunning views, especially during the monsoon when fog blankets the hills.

A view of the Amboli waterfall | Shutterstock


Nestled between the hills of Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, and Pushpadri, where the River Savitri meets the Arabian Sea, this Konkan coast town is serene and enchanting. Dubbed the "House of God" for its revered Shiva temple, Harihareshwar attracts tourists with its forests merging seamlessly into beaches, a blend of natural beauty and peaceful retreats.

Rock formations near Harihareshwar beach | Shutterstock


Located in Amravati district, Chikhaldara is renowned for its coffee plantations and scenic beauty. Legends aside, it offers beautiful lakes, panoramic viewpoints, and rich wildlife. Nearby attractions include Melghat Tiger Reserve, Jawarkund Waterfall, Gawilgad Fort, and Dharkhora Waterfall.

Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) sitting on a tree in front of waterfall at Chikhaldara | Shutterstock

Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat, nestled in the Western Ghats, stands out with its lakes, waterfalls, and lush valleys. It's famed for hosting pink flamingoes from July to September. Nature lovers can trek Naneghat and Harishchandragadh Fort, explore mulberry orchards, visit Shivneri Fort, and marvel at flamingoes amidst monsoon rains.

A beautiful view of the Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra | Shutterstock

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