Top 15 Best Monsoon Getaways Around Pune and Mumbai

The state of Maharashtra offers one of the best view of nature during the monsoon season in India. Konkan coastal strip along with the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats also known as the Sahyadri Range are the few major attractions in Maharashtra, especially around the twin city of Mumbai and Pune. Konkan region is the best place to explore with so many attractions such as beaches, Forts, natural beauty,waterfalls, lush green mountains, wildlife and the delicious Konkani sea food. Follow to know about 1 day monsoon getaways in and around Pune.

Follow to Know Beautiful Monsoon Place to Visit Near Pune

Alibag

Alibag-Beach-Seafort

Alibag is one of the most popular destination around Pune and Mumbai,located in Raigad district in the Konkan region and known for its beaches,Islands and Alibag Fort or Colba fort, one of the five sea fort in Maharashtra.

Tapola

Tapola

Tapola is one of the most beautiful hamlet near Mahabaleshwar, known as an ideal place for picnic and boating on the Shivajisgar Lake. The Nature Trails is also offers river camp on the magnificent back waters of the Koyna River.

Matheran

Matheran-hill-View

Matheran is the one of the most popular Hill Station in Maharashtra also the smallest hill station in India. Matheran region is best weekend gataway for Mumbaikar and famous for its rolling hills,lush green nature and toy train, one of the five toy train in India known as Matheran Hill Railway.

Kalsubai

Kas -Plateau - Valley

Kalsubai is the highest peak of Sahyadris mountain ranges in Maharashtra, it is also known as the valley of flowers in Maharashtra. It is one of the most popular trekking destination around Pune and offers beautiful view of backwaters of Bhandardara, carpet of flowers and Kalasubai top temple.

Lonavala

Lonavala-in-Monsoon

One of the twin hill station of Lonavala and Khandala have a special attraction for Mumbai and Pune people. Beautifully landscaped of Lonavala, tall waterfalls and amazing drive through the Mumbai-Pune Expressway makes a perfect weekend monsoon getaways.

Khandala

khandala-hill-station

The magnificent hill station of Khandala is located just 3 kilometres from Lonavala and 7 kilometres from Karjat at the end of Bhor Ghat, one of the major ghat in the state of Maharashtra. Khandala offers most fascinating places called Tiger’s Leap,Bhushi Lake and Karla and Bhaja Cave.

Panchgani

Panchgani-Hill-Station

The famous hill station is nestled in the middle of five rolling hills of Sahyadri mountain ranges, located near to the another hill station of Mahabaleshwar. Panchgani has so many tourist attractions such as Table Land, Sydney Point, Krishna river Valley and Mapro Garden.

Marleshwar

marleshwar-temple

The place of lord Shiva, Marleshwar is known for its Cave Shiva Temple,Dhareshwar waterfall on the Bav river and the lush green mountain and hills. Marleshwar huge hills, lush green forest and natural beauty makes it very much popular monsoon gataways during the weekend.

Bhandardara

Bhandardara-arthur-lake

Bhandardara is another holiday resort village nestled among the Sahyadri Hills, located on the western coast of India. Bhandardara is known for its Sky-high mountains, roaring waterfalls and lush greenery around.

Malshej Ghat

Malshej-Ghat

Malshej Ghat is one of the most dangerous and majestic ghat or mountain pass in the Western Ghats of range of Maharashtra. Malshej Ghat is famous for its lofty rugged hills and hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna, especially the Avifauna.

Lohagad Fort

lohagad-fort

Lohgad fort is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji and a major monsoon weekend getaway and an ideal trekking destination from Pune and Mumbai. Lush green surroundings makes the Lohagad fort one of the most visited place around Pune.

Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar-Ghats

Bhimashankar is located in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills near to Pune, its one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
This region is a red forest area and wildlife sanctuary and best place to spot the very rare and state animal of Maharashtra, locally known as Shekru or Indian giant squirrel.

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar-Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar hill station is one of the few evergreen forests of India, located in the Western Ghats range in Satara. Mahabaleshwar is known for its unique points such as Kate’s Point, Needle Hole Point and 3 Monkey Point. It receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon and known as one of the wettest place in Maharashtra.

Thoseghar Waterfalls

Thoseghar-Waterfall-Maharashtra

Thoseghar Waterfall located near Satara is a wonderful place to visit during the monsoon. There are series of waterfalls in this region and Thoseghar waterfalls is one of the tallest waterfall among them.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Beautiful-malabar trogon

The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located near to Mumbai and a popular bird watching destination for bird-watchers and hikers in the city of Mumbai. Karnala Bird Sanctuary is home of many species of birds and some time rare spotting of  Ashy Minivet and Malabar Trogon also reported. Top 21 Magnificent Hill and Sea Forts of Maharashtra to explore.

  • summy morgan

    Hi guys you can find some other best monsoon places in Maharastra as well. Follow the link below:
    http://www.blogbigtime.com/tourism/charming-monsoon-spots-in-maharashtra

  • Zubin Malik

    Very good article illustrating the beautiful places to visit in Maharashtra. Last year we stayed at MTDC Mahabaleshwar and we had a fantastic time. This hotel is 5 star recommended. They had everything that would expect from a family holiday destination.

  • Sondela Zn Bungalow

    If you want to visit a place very close to Mumbai or Pune which is untouched and surely take close to nature it would be a bungalow called Sondela in Kamshet, its mesmerizing with the view.

  • vivek

    Amazing Places and Beautiful Places ! Panchgani and Khandala are my favorite . Here are some more places you can try visiting http://www.romanticbug.com/top-places-visit-near-mumbai.html