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Must Visit Hill Stations In Maharashtra
Hill Stations In Maharashtra

As we can experience a different kind of lifestyle all across Maharashtra, likewise Maharashtra has lots of places which includes awesome Hill Stations to beat the heat in scorching summer. Following are the Top 5 Must Visit Hill Stations In Maharashtra.

1.    Matheran

2.    Mahabaleshwar

3.    Lonavala

4.    Chikhaldara

5.    Bhandardara

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1. Matheran:

Matheran Panorama Point

Matheran tops our in our Best Hill Stations list for its scenic beauty and pollution free atmosphere. Toy train is one of the main attraction for people visiting Matheran. Being the only pollution-free hill station in Maharashtra, it attracts visitors from all over the world. It located on Western Ghat Range at an elevation of around 800 meters.

The chirping of various birds makes you fall in love with the hill station. Panorama Point, Echo Point, Porcupine Point and Louisa Point are the main attractions in Matheran. If you are eager to spend your quality time with your partner or even in the closet with nature then Matheran is the place you must opt-in for.

Best Time To Visit: All over the year

How To Reach Matheran :

Matheran is well connected to Mumbai and Pune by road and train.

By Road :

From Pune : 125 Km

From Mumbai : 100 Km

You can park your vehicle at Dasturi Car Point and can take a horse ride or you can walk through towards The Queen Of Hills.

By Rail :

From Mumbai :

The nearest railway station from Mumbai is Neral. From Neral you can take Toy Train towards Matheran.

From Pune :

Catch Mumbai bound train and get off at Karjat, and need to catch the train going towards CST and get down at Neral station. From Neral you can take Toy Train towards Matheran.

 By Air:

 Nearest Airport : Mumbai and Pune

2. Mahabaleshwar:

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Located in Western Ghats Sahayadri Range, 120 Km from Pune. One of the sought after destination for people from around India. Its height from the sea level is 1,353 meters. It is one of the Must Visit Places Near Pune as it receives the highest rainfall in monsoon.  Mahabaleshwar comprises of three villages i.e Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar and Shindola Village.

During the British Rule, Mahabaleshwar was the summer capital of Bombay Presidency.  Elephant Point, Lingmala Waterfall, Arthur Seat Point, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Krisnadevi Temple and Pratapgadh Fort are the places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.

Best Time To Visit: October To June

How to Reach:

By Road:

120 Km from Pune and 263 Km from Mumbai.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Wathar but Pune railway station would be convenient for travellers coming from different part of world.

By Air:

Nearest Airport is Pune

3. Lonavala:

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Lonavala is most sought after weekend getaway for people from Mumbai and Pune to take break from hectic work life and relax with chilled breeze. Lonavala and Khandala are twin hill stations located between Mumbai and Pune on Sahyadri Mountains. Bhushi Dam, Lion point, Ryewood Park and Wax Museum are some of the main attractions for visitors in Lonavala.

Best Time To Visit: July To January

 How To Reach Lonavala:

 Lonavala is well connected to Mumbai and Pune by road and train.

 By Road :

 From Pune : 66 Km

 From Mumbai : 82 Km

 By Rail :

 From Mumbai :

 The nearest railway station from Mumbai is Lonavala itself.

 From Pune :

 The nearest railway station from Pune is Lonavala itself.

 By Air:

 Nearest Airport : Mumbai and Pune

4. Chikhaldara:

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Chikhaldara is the one and only hill station in Central India located on Satpura Mountain Range in Amravati district Maharashtra. It is located at an altitude of 1188 meters and the only coffee growing area in Maharashtra. With its dense forest, Chikhaldara is home for lots of wildlife creature like, panthers, sloth bears, wild boar and as Melghat Tiger Reserve is also adjacent to Chikhaldara, so, you can go for Tiger Safari if time permits.

Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point are the main attractions of Chikhaldara.

Best time to Visit: July To March

 How To Reach Chikhaldara:

 Chikhaldara is well connected by road and train.

 By Road :

 From Nagpur : 231 Km

 From Amaravati : 85 Km

 By Rail :

 The nearest railway station from Chikhaldara is Amravati and Badnera.

 By Air:

 Nearest Airport : Nagpur

5. Bhandardara:

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Bhandardara is one of the unexplored hill station in Maharashtra.  The Bhandardara sits by the Pravara river, the hill station is located in Ahmednagar district, 172 Km from Pune and 185 km from Mumbai. Bhandardara is home to trekkers of  Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak (5,400 ft or 1,600 m)  in Maharashtra. There are numerous places to visit in Bhandardara which includes, Wilson Dam, Arthur Lake, Randhaa Waterfalls but the main attraction is Fireflies camp in Purushwadi area.

Best Time To Visit: July To October

How To Reach Bhandardara:

Bhandardara is well connected by road and train.

By Road:

From Pune : 172 Km

From Mumbai : 169 Km

By Rail:

The nearest railway station from Bhandardara is Igatpuri.

By Air:

Nearest Airport : Pune and Mumbai

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