Tourist destinations in Maharashtra


Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Best Time: October to March

Beautifully carved into the massive hillside rocks, Ajanta and Ellora Caves gracefully represent the art, history and culture of a bygone era. Today, Ajanta and Ellora caves are UNESCO World heritage sites with 64 rock-cut caves located in close proximity to the city of Aurangabad. Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad is well-known all over the world for the art and skill of Indian craftsmen.    Ajanta: Carved straight out flood basalt rock of ....

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Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year

All we remember about Mumbai is being a hustled city, crowded and the traffic. But at a distance of 94 km from Mumbai we have is a small hill station in Raigad district of Maharashtra which goes by the name, “Matheran”, a perfect weekend getaway. Named the ‘forest on the forehead’, with its literal meaning, at an altitude of 800 m, is an eco-sensitive region declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest. It is one of the top mo....

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Matheran Tourism

Malshej Ghat

Best Time: Agust to March

A picturesque hill spot, located in the Western Ghats in Pune district of Maharashtra, Malshej Ghat. Known for its mountain passes that crossways with the Western Ghats, it has got the breathtaking views of the valley, the stupendous Malshej Hills and picturesque waterfalls. At an altitude of 700 m, Malshej Ghat is one of the top weekend getaways near Pune & Mumbai and also one of the prime places to experience Maharashtra Tourism in summer. The hill s....

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Malshej Ghat Tourism


Best Time: March to May

Celebrated for its pleasant excellence and invigorating feel, Mahabaleshwar is a lovely slope station settled in Satara District in the Indian territory of Maharashtra. It tenders enchanting sight of the fields alongside lavish green backwoods that look fabulous and stunning. Lying at a rise of 1372m, Mahabaleshwar proffers superb and new surroundings that lure the explorers from each alcove and corner of the globe. It is the precarious slopes, spouting fa....

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Mahabaleshwar Tourism


Best Time: October - February

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Maharashtra. It has been a popular tourist destination for wildlife enthusiasts. It is popular as the chances for sighting a tiger it is very high, unlike many other tiger reserves.

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Tadoba Tourism


Best Time: Nov-Mar

Malvan is a town in Maharashtra which is famous for Sindhudurg fort. Tarkarli can also be combined with this trip (8km from Malvan).Malvan is a culturally and truly essential town in the Sindhudurg locale of Maharashtra. It is outstanding generally for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Socially, it is well known for it's mouth-watering Malvani ocean bottom and desserts, which generally sees a hot and humid climate because of its proximity....

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Do you want to explore the adventurous enthusiast in you? Kamshet, a must visit place. A small town located between the hills station of Lonavala and the city of Pune in Maharashtra. It is a paragliders paradise. The natural scenery and fresh air welcome you into the small villages within. The area is surrounded by paddy and sunflower fields and it provides an awesome view while you are enjoying the world-class paragliding facilities here. Kamshet sports....

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Kamshet Tourism

Murud Janjira

Best Time: Throughout the year

Known for beautiful beaches and majestic forts, Murud is a picturesque destination in Raigad district of Maharashtra. With its pristine landscape, soothing beaches, Murud is an excellent destination for relaxed vacations along beautiful sandy beaches. Apart from the beaches, Murud is famous for the magnificent Murud Janjira Fort, Kasa Fort, and Gol Gumbaz. Situated on an oval-shaped rock in the Arabian sea, 165 kms from Mumbai, the fort of Murud is located....

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Murud Janjira Tourism


Best Time: October-March

Located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Tarkarli is a prominent tourist destination amongst the people of the country as well as foreigners. At a distance of 546 km from Mumbai, Tarkali serves as an ultimate goal for the adventure seekers and beach lovers. Tarkarli has a series of pristine white sand beaches, where one can enjoy walking on the shores, have a family picnic or dive into the many water sports, that has been introduced there. Being situ....

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Tarkarli Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year

Manori is a beach in Maharashtra which is very popular among solo travelers and backpackers. It has a beach culture close to that of Goa. Manori is a perfect weekend getaway for people from Mumbai and Pune. It is gaining more popularity as a tourist attraction in Maharashtra Tourism.

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Manori Tourism


Best Time: September-May  

In the range of Thane, there lies an unsung beauty ‘Suryamal’; situated in Mokhada Taluka at the outskirts of the district. At a distance of 85 km from Nashik and 120 km from Mumbai, this village spreads over 15 acres of forest and valley. The weather being the specialty of this place, leaves the tourist with an amazing experience of this serene paradise. Enthusiastic people having a passion for adventures like trekking or road trip, start....

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Best Time: October- February, June- September

Lonavla is a hill station in the state of Maharashtra in the Pune district. This place falls in the Mumbai-Pune route and connects the two major cities of the country. The place is close but away from the hustle and bustle of the two major cities of the country, Mumbai and Pune and therefore is one of the most visited place by the people of Maharashtra. There are local trains available from the Pune city that helps to reach Lonavla. It is not a huge hill s....

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Lonavala Tourism


Best Time: October-February  

A beach town, mainstreamed for its white sand and blue oceans arranged in the Konkan area of Maharashtra, Kashid is the ideal goal for a tranquil end of a week escape from Mumbai. A mitigating and quiet spot in nature's lap, Kashid is somewhat charming with its peaceful condition and pleasant area. This shoreline town is known additionally for its grand mountains and murmuring Casuarina forests. A wonderful spot for those looking for a tranquil and peacefu....

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Kashid Tourism


Best Time: November-February

Bhimashankar, a place situated in the Ghat district of Sahyadri slopes of Maharashtra is home to one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples in India. This location is a destination wrapped in the serene nature and loathed with the richness and purity of religious pilgrims. Bhimashankar hill station stands high on the raised stature of 3200ft above ocean level and located amidst the sylvan forest and thick foliage of trees. Adjacent to this luxuriously natural place....

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Bhimashankar Tourism


Best Time: October-March

Located in the district of Amravati, the town of Chikhaldara is best known for its Wildlife Sanctuary. The region is around 1120 m above ocean level and is the sole coffee estate zone in Maharashtra. The place plays host to numerous species of rare birds, animals, and plants that will excite any nature or adventure lover. The Melghat Tiger Project is home to around 82 of the few remaining tigers in India. The all-encompassing view of Chikhaldara can be see....

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Chikhaldara Tourism


Best Time: July-September

Diveagar is one of the beautiful beachside villages along the Konkan coast in Raigad region of the state of Maharashtra, India. The entrance to the shoreline has a thick cover of Belu trees, which are generally uncommon in the region alongside various Suru trees (Casuarina), which are common to seaside areas of Maharashtra. While discussing seaside vacations, one can never pass up a major opportunity to visit one of the well-known beaches in Maharashtra wh....

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Diveagar Tourism


Best Time: November - February

Ganpatipule is a beautiful enchanting beach along the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. The village is known for the Ganapati Temple which is at least 400 years old. Ganapatipule attracts pilgrims as well as tourists from all parts of the country. It is often combined with a trip to nearby destinations such as Goa and Ratnagiri.

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Ganapatipule Tourism


Best Time: November - February

Tucked away gracefully into the Konkan regions of Maharashtra, the small coastal town of Alibag is one of the most popular getaway destinations near to Mumbai. Every year a large number of tourists visit this little town to enjoy the beautiful landscape and its magnificent architecture. Located 120 kms to the South of Mumbai, Alibag and its surrounding villages are strongly rooted in their colonial history. The sandy beaches, sunny skies, clear air, beauti....

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Alibag Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year, especially from November to February.

Perched in between the majestic Sahyadris is the charming little town of Khandala. It is located at only 3km from its sister location of Lonavala. Extremely well known for its picturesque views of the mountain ranges, waterfalls, caves and rock formations, it always bustles with tourist traffic because of its easy accessibility from Pune and Mumbai. Surrounded by an abundance of flora and fauna, this is a place where you will literally wake up to the chir....

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Khandala Tourism


Best Time: October-March

Harihareshwar, a small beach town in Maharashtra, lies in the district of Raigad. It is surrounded by three hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, and Pushpadri on 3 sides. Besides having a sea-shore on the fourth side, the river Savitri enters the Arabian Sea passing through the town of Harihareshwar. Apart from being a major pilgrimage center, Harihareshwar also serves as a beach resort with two very beautiful beaches, namely Harihaeshwar beach. T....

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Harihareshwar Tourism


Best Time: June-March

Located 185 kms from the city of Mumbai, Bhandardara is a holiday resort beach near Igatpuri. It is the top choice of a lot of Mumbai and Pune people for the amazing place it is. It is known as the queen of the Sahyadri Range and lives up to it. It has the highest peak in Maharashtra, the Kalsubai Peak or Mount Kalsubai, having a height of 1646 m. It is a beautiful hill station, packed with green hills, thick forests, a beautiful flowing river which create....

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Bhandardara Tourism


Best Time: November-March

The Raigad district of Maharashtra was formerly known as Kolaba district before the Raigad fort became the first capital of the former Maratha Empire. It is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea. History relates Raigad when Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won this place in 1656. His kingdom then moved into Raigad. The Raigad fort speaks volumes about the vo....

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Raigad Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year

A serene hill station detached and secure from the human hustles located deep in the Western Ghats! The Amboli hill range is the perfect getaway to enjoy wild springs, seasonal falls, amazing treks, and the powerful Ghats in its variety and fullest form. This place is also known for its strong Hindu religious history and background. Some of the remote temples here are worth a visit even if you are not a devotee. The legend says there are about 108 tem....

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Amboli Tourism


Best Time: June to September

Chiplun is a tehsil in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the centre of Chiplun Taluk and is positioned on Mumbai-Goa highway, also known as National Highway 66 (earlier named as NH-17) in western India. The town is approximately 320 km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. In the tranquil, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life lies the city of Chiplun which grants you a lifetime experience amon....

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Chiplun Tourism


Best Time: Throughout the year

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Dapoli is a small town in Ratnagiri situated about 215 kms from Mumbai. A perfect spot for beach holidays, Dapoli has everything you can ask for in a vacation spot. Along with lazy beachside vacations, Dapoli has a lot of wonderful sea forts, hot springs and archaeological sites for you to explore and enjoy. Home to a number of ancient temples with caves and waves scattered around, Dapoli has something to....

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Dapoli Tourism


Best Time: September-May

Panchgani is a beautiful hill station that falls under Satara district in Maharashtra, India. Panchgani that literally means five hills was derived from the five mountains of Sahyadri mountain range. This picturesque hill station is a relief for tourist during summer time with its cool and pleasant weather and location where it stands close to 1,350 m above sea level. This beautiful mystically veiled tourist destination has streams and brooks, cascading wa....

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Panchgani Tourism


Best Time: August - September

Rajmachi is a town bathed in its old world charm snuggled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. This Konkan beauty boasts two well-known peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located in close proximity to Lonavala and Khandala. The startegic location of the fort was well caliberated move to keep an eye and control the Borghat on the busy Mumbai - Pune highway which was a crucial trade route since the 17th century. The monsoon season witnesses a g....

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Rajmachi Tourism


Best Time: October - February

Lonar is one of the most unique places in India, owing to its very peculiar reason of formation in the first place. It was when a meteorite had hit the earth around 52,000 years ago, that a crater was formed. Later on with the gradual passage of time, over many decades the crater started to fill up with water and turned into a beautiful blue-green coloured lake that we get to see today. Around the lake, it has quite a vegetative layer, full of forests and ....

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Lonar Tourism


Best Time: from late October to March.

Lying amidst the panoramic exquisiteness of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Jawhar is also known a mini Mahabaleshwar is a small town which has stored an abundance of euphoric experiences and colourful backdrops for nature lovers. The small hill station is famous for its vibrant culture and picturesque beauty. Jawhar is one of the places in Maharashtra which has preserved its marvellously striking tribal culture and profoundly aesthetic works of art such....

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Jawhar Tourism


Best Time: October-March

A port city on the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri is one of those destinations that are specifically for unwinding and rejuvenation. From beautiful hills to refreshing hot water springs, Ratnagiri has everything one needs to find peace and positivity in life. It is a part of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. With a relaxing environment around, Ratnagiri is also a very interesting place for all history buffs. Ratnagiri is known to be the birthplace of Lokmanya....

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Ratnagiri Tourism


Best Time: October-February

Vikramgad is one of the biggest towns of Palghar and comprises of 447 towns and 43 panchayats. Its a decent rainstorm get way off from Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway. It has a nature resort that brags of more than 200 types of trees, blooming plants and bushes. This nature trail is a trekkers' top choice. The course from Vikramgad to Bhupatgad is made significantly progressively courageous, in light of the Pinjal stream valley that trekkers need to cross. In c....

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Vikramgad Tourism


Best Time: September- March

Lavasa is a city which is still being developed and it falls in the Mulshi Valley in the district of Pune in the state of Maharashtra. It is being built based on the Italian town, Portofino. The city is being built by Hindustan Construction Company and covers an area of around 25000 acres. The project has faced several oppositions for procurement of land, violating the environmental laws, as was claimed by the Indian Environment and Forest Ministry in 2010....

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Lavasa Tourism


Best Time: October-March

Aurangabad is announced by the Government as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra in 2010, and is a well-known traveller centre point which welcomes its guests with a lavishly woven embroidered artwork of sights and sounds. The city got its name for being the last capital of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the seventeenth century AD. The town is utilized as the base to investigate the amazingly celebrated caverns of Ajanta and Ellora, Daulatabad Fort which is em....

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Aurangabad Tourism


Best Time: September-May

Hedvi is a little town situated close to the town of Guhanagar in the Konkan area of Maharashtra. On the off chance that you are searching for a disconnected spot away for a long end of the week but then remain near places of interest, your answer is Hedvi. A little bay of dark sand shoreline Hedvi is essentially far from everything, even cell phone inclusion yet is exceptionally near well-known goals like Ganpatipule Velneshwar and Guhagar. It is basicall....

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Hedvi Tourism


Best Time: September to March

Sawantwadi is located in Sindhudurg district in the state of Maharashtra. Sawantwadi was earlier recognised as the capital city of 'The Royal Kingdom of Sawantwadi', which was reigned by Bhonsale clan of Marathas. Sawantwadi is a spectacular town located on the National Highway (NH17) that links Mumbai and Goa. A lot of travellers stop by the place for refreshments and resting purposes. The place houses a magnificent royal palace which comprises of a ....

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Sawantwadi Tourism


Best Time: October to February is the best time to visit Nashik. 

Nashik has been regarded as one of the most important cities of Northern Maharashtra. Though situated at 200 kms from Bombay, Nashik has its own cultural, mythological and historical importance. A hub to Hinduism and it's cultures this place holds a great number of temples but along with temples it is known for the variety of Wines produced. There are 100s of vineyards and recently the Moet Hennessy set their sixth winery outside France in Nashik. Even the....

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Nasik Tourism


Best Time: October- March

Nagpur is the third largest city and the 13th most populous city of India. It is also the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra. The city is the fifth fastest growing city in the world according to the Oxford Economics report. It is one of the Smart Cities of Maharashtra. The city is the second capital of Maharashtra after Mumbai. It is a metropolitan city and is known by other names like The Orange City, as it is a major trade centre for oranges, Hea....

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Nagpur Tourism


Best Time: December to March

An amusing olio of the classical and modern, Pune is a pulsing centre of learning and industrial activities. It is internationally acknowledged for its incredible as well as breathtaking tourist spots, it is also perceived as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The British took over the city in 1817 and even today remarkable colonial-era spell can be sensed in the ancient structures and suburban spaces, bearing a balmy coevality of the....

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Pune Tourism


Best Time: July- February

Kolhapur is a city in the state of Maharashtra and falls in the Kolhapur district. It is believed that the place was named after the demon Kolhasur, whose dying wish was to name the place where he was killed after him. Thus the name Kolhapur, ‘Pur’ means a city. Kolhapur experiences better climate than the other neighbouring cities. The temperature in summer ranges from 10⁰C to 38⁰C and during winter it is between 9⁰C to 32⁰C. This place is vis....

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Kolhapur Tourism


Best Time: September- February

A place surrounded with small mountains with an untouched version of nature, Durshet is surely a bucket list adventurous place for travel lovers. The ageless adventure spot located at the banks of Amba river, surrounded by the magnificent Sahyadri mountains, will surely give a memorable experience that you will definitely cherish your entire life. Durshet offers a plethora of tourist attractions like Uddhar hot spring, Mahad Ganapati temple, Buddhist rock ....

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Durshet Tourism


Best Time: July - September

Ozar is a small place in Nasik District, in the territory of Maharashtra. It is well known for the Vigneshwara Temple, worked out of appreciation for Lord Ganesha. The temple is 100 km from Pune, while in transit to Nasik. Known as Ozarcha Shri Vigneshwara, the temple is a noticeable piece of the eight Asthavinayak Shrines dispersed everywhere throughout the territory of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is viewed as the home of the biggest number of temples commit....

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Ozar Tourism


Best Time: October to February

Ratanwadi is a tiny hamlet in Ahmednagar district, in the state of Maharashtra, India. A residence of not more than 30-40 petite houses spread over the mountains. A brook dawning from the hills of Ratangad runs by the end of the village. A check dam on the river and excellent sceneries of Kalsubai peak, makes this place seem like a fairytale. The Kalsubai peak in Maharashtra that is home to the legendary Ratangad fort and the famous Shiva temple named Amru....

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Ratanwadi Tourism


Best Time: July-September

Igatpuri is honored with beautiful magnificence and is a haven for nature lovers and experienced aficionados. It additionally has the absolute most noteworthy pinnacles of the Sahyadri go. Igatpuri is likewise a noteworthy railroad station in Maharashtra associating encompassing significant urban areas. Igatpuri is a hill station and a city in the Western Ghats situated in the Nashik area of Maharashtra, 130kms from Mumbai, on the Mumbai-Agra National High....

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Igatpuri Tourism


Best Time: June-September

Karjat is a very small city, rather a village, in Maharashtra, situated around 69 kms from Mumbai. Surrounded by the mountain route of Bhor Ghat, in the Western Ghats, it makes for a very picturesque location. It is famous for its lush green hills, waterfalls, and farmhouses.  It is the origin of the river Ulhas. It is a beautiful natural location to spend a weekend. It is an unconventional location to spend the weekend at, gaining popularity slowly b....

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Karjat Tourism


Best Time: October-March

Toranmal is a slope town settled in the lap of nature in Maharashtra and is decorated with nature's best components. Situated in the Satpura Range, this place of interest is roosted at an elevation of 1,150 meters above sea level. Favoured with characteristic wonders, Toranmal is a little plateau with soccer like shape. Its name is gotten from the Marathi word 'Toran' signifies an appreciated arch and 'mal' signifies garden. The staggering excellence of To....

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Toranmal Tourism