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There are few places in the world that are blessed with hill stations, historical monuments and seashore as well. And In India, some states have hill stations and historical monuments but do not have seashores that will make you fall in love with the Sunset. We are going to check out all the places in Maharashtra that you must visit atleast once in a lifetime.

must visit places in maharashtra
Maharashtra

Along with Mumbai, India’s financial capital, Maharashtra has lots of places which include hill stations like Matheran, beaches like Dapoli and Tarkarli and historical monuments like Ajanta & Ellora. Maharashtra has everything for everyone. Let’s check out the must visit places in maharashtra

  1. Matheran
  2. Mahabaleshwar
  3. Chikhaldara
  4. Tarkarli
  5. Ganpati Pule
  6. Dapoli
  7. Dahanu

You can have a bunch of options to roam around Maharashtra in every season. Whenever you feel like visiting a new place whether its hill station, beaches or if you want to get lost in history, Maharashtra has it all. When it comes to visiting the hill station, you don’t want to miss the Matheran – Queen Of Hill Stations. Let’s check out what we have on the plate in terms of Matheran.

1. Matheran

must visit places in maharashtra
Matheran

When it comes to places to visit in monsoon, Matheran beats all other locations. The pollution free atmosphere, the greenery, and chirping of birds will make you fall in love with the place. 

Matheran is crowned as one of the hottest destinations for the monsoon lovers. Being a close destination from Pune and Mumbai, Matheran becomes a go-to weekend getaway for Mumbai and Punekars. But, Matheran attracts people not only from Pune and Mumbai, but also people from all around the world. If People planning to visit Pune and Mumbai, then Matheran has to be in the list of tourist places in Maharashtra near Pune and Mumbai.

You can visit around 38 attractions in Matheran, and Panorama Point gives you the mesmerising 360° view of Matheran whereas you can experience the magnificent view of the waterfall from King George Point while Charlotte Lake overflows only if you are visiting in monsoon. Apart from this there are numerous attractions in Matheran like Echo Point, Porcupine Point, Heart Point, Luisa Point are some of them.

Best Time To Visit:

Throughout the year

How To Reach:

Via Train:

The nearest railway station is Neral which is well connected with Pune and Mumbai. You can take the Toy Train from Neral to reach the Matheran.

Via Road:

Matheran is well connected with Pune and Mumbai likewise train. Matheran is just one and half hour drive from Mumbai. And two hour drive from Pune.

Pune To Matheran Distance: 125Km

Mumbai To Matheran Distance: 100Km

Via Air:

Pune and Mumbai are the nearest Airport from Matheran.

2. Mahabaleshwar:

must visit places in maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar

A well known hill station in all over India and particularly in Maharashtra. Located at Western Ghat at an altitude of 1372 meter in Satara District of Maharashtra, Mahahbaleshwar is blessed with numerous rivers, cascades and mountain peaks. It  is famous for its strawberry farms, hills, valleys and dense forest. 

Tourists visiting Mahabaleshwar are enthralled with its beauty. Mahabaleshwar is a goto weekend destination for people from Pune and Mumbai. There are places which will make your day like Arther Seat, Echo Point, Venna Lake, Sunset Point and  Falkland Point. And not to miss Panchagani around 20Km away from Mahabaleshwar which is famous for a Table Land, a second largest mountain plateau in Asia.

Best Time To Visit:

Throughout the year if you love monsoon otherwise you can visit Mahabaleshwar between October To June.

How To Reach: 

Via Train:

The nearest Railway Station is Wathar but for convenience, consider journey via train to Pune and from Pune onwards, Mahabaleshwar is just a 3hour journey from Pune.

Via Road:

Get ready for some heart wrenching drive. A nearest and dearest road trip for people from Pune and Mumbai. 

Pune To Mahabaleshwar Distance: 120Km

Mumbai To Mahabaleshwar Distance: 263Km

Via Air:

The nearest airport is Pune which is just 120Km from Mahabaleshwar.

3. Chikhaldara:

must visit places in maharashtra
Chikhaldara


One and only Hill Station in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Located at Amravati district at an altitude of 1118 meter. Apart from being just a hill station, Chikhaldara has a dense forest which is a home for lots of animals. Melghat Tiger Reserve is adjacent to Chikhaldara, where you can enjoy the Jungle Safari. It’s a win-win situation when visiting Chikhaldara you can experience the beauty of nature and enjoy the Jungle Safari. 

Melghat Tiger Reserve is a best place where you can see Tiger, Panther, Sambar, Sloth Bears and wild boar as which makes your trip a memorable one.  

Best Time To Visit:

July To March. Visit Chikhaldara in monsoon only if you are fond of rain. Avoid visiting Chikhaldara in summer as the mercury hits to 40+ degee celsius.

How To Reach: 

Via Train:

The nearest major Railway Station is Badnera. Chikhaldara is 74Km from Badnera. Plenty of state transport buses are available from Badnera and Amravati which is a nearest city from Badnera. Or you can hire a cab as well.

Via Road: 

Chikhaldara is well connected with all the major cities in Maharashtra. The nearest major city is Nagpur, which is 231Km away from Chikhaldara.

Via Air:

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is the nearest Airport from Chikhaldara.

4. Tarkarli:

must visit places in maharashtra
Tarkarli

With 720Km of coastline, Maharashtra has few of the best beaches in India. Maharashtra’s major coastal line goes from the area known as Konkan. Unlike the crowded beaches in Goa and South India, beaches in Konkan are quite relaxed and Tarkarli is one of them. 

Tarkarli, the place for those who want to spend some precious time with friends, family and loved ones. A perfect place to keep your hectic work life aside and chill with your loved ones. You will get enough space for yourself in Tarkarli unlike Goa. 

Tarkarli becomes one of the best tourist places in Maharashtra near Mumbai and Pune. A go-to place for all the cosmopolitans to chill for the weekend and get ready with a refreshing mind for the Monday morning meeting. 

Best Time To Visit:

October To March

How To Reach: 

Via Train:

Kudal is the nearest railway station which is 50Km away from Tarkarli.

Via Road:

Trakarli is around 8 hour and 11 hour drive from Pune and Mumbai respectively.

Distance from Pune: 388Km

Distance from Mumbai: 531Km

Via Air:

Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport from Tarkarli which is just 131Km away.

5. Ganpati Pule:

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Ganpati Pule

Ganpati Pule, as the name suggests, a well known religious and favorite beach destination in Maharashtra for family outing. People from across India, visit Ganpati Pule. 

Located at a distance of 307Km from Pune and 345Km from Mumbai in Ratnagiri district, Ganpati Pule is well known for its ancient four century old Ganpati Temple. The scenic beach of Ganpati Pule will make you visit the places again and again. A tourist place in Maharashtra that is full of peace and mesmerising beauty of beach and sunset. Though swimming is not allowed, one can enjoy the sound and beauty of Arabean Sea.

Best Time To Visit:

October To March

How To Reach: 

Via Train:

Ratnagiri is the nearest Railway Station which is just 30Km drive.

Via Road:

Plenty of State Transport buses are available from Ratnagiri, Mumbai and Pune. You can book a cab as well from Pune or Mumbai.

Distance From Pune: 307Km

Distance From Mumbai: 345Km

Via Air:

Nearest Airport is Pune and Mumbai as both the cities are well connected with all other metropolitan cities in the world.

6. Dapoli:

must visit places in maharashtra
Dapoli

Another scenic beach in Konkan that will refresh your mood with its scenic and magnificent beauty. A perfect beach for every traveller, surrounded with awesome beaches, sea fort, archeological sites and temples. Dapoli has something for everyone. 

A well known beach destination in Maharashtra and a perfect weekend Getaway for people from Pune and Mumbai to take a short break from day-today’s hectic life. Main attractions of Dapoli are Karde Beach, Ladghar Beach, Keshavraj Temple, Panhalekaji Caves and Parshuram Bhumi.

Best Time To Visit:

October To March

How To Rach:

Via Train:

The nearest railway station from Dapoli is Khed, around 40Km away from Dapoli.

Via Road:

Dapoli is 180Km away from Pune and 240Km away from Mumbai. If you are coming from Mumbai then take National Highway 17(Mumbai-Goa).

Via Air:

Pune and Mumbai are the best opt if you are travelling via Plane.

7. Dahanu:

must visit places in maharashtra
Dahanu

A less known place to the beach lovers in India and Maharashtra. A coastal town in Palghar district, 110 Km away from Mumbai. If you are craving for change from your corporate life and do not have enough time to visit the well known destination then don’t worry, Dahanu is the place you must visit.

The serene beauty of beach and clean water is the thing you must look out for whenever you wish to visit the beach and Dahanu will never let you down in it. Dahanu is a perfect destination in Maharashtra to visit in winter.

Best Time To Visit:

October To March

How To Reach:

Via Train:

The nearest Railway Station from Dahanu is Dahanu Road. 

Via Road:

Dahanu is well connected with Mumbai, Pune and Ratnagiri. 

Distance From Mumbai: 142Km

Distance From Pune: 270Km

Distance From Ratnagiri: 128Km

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