Maharashtra opens up the gateway to heaven during the monsoon season, Pune city is blessed with Sahyadri Ranges, hill stations, beaches, ghats, valley and waterfalls. Here is the list of top 10 best monsoon destinations in Maharashtra for adventures activities such as Waterfall Rappelling,Horse Riding,Monsoon Trekking,Bird Watching and Monsoonn Photography.
Madhe Ghat is located around 62 km from Pune, situated in dense forest of Torna Fort and very good place for adventure lovers. Madhe ghat and waterfalls offers amazing trekking experience in monsoon and waterfall rappelling.
Purandar Fort ahead of Saswad village stands 4,472 ft. above the sea in the Western Ghats. The twin forts of Purandar and Vajragad are favorite destination for paragliders and trekkers.
Kaas plateau or Kaas Pathar is the flower valley of Maharashtra and a world natural heritage site, situated 25 km from Satara city. The plateau is known for 850 different species of flowering plants and seasonal wild flowers.
Bhimashankar is regarded as best for monsoon photography, located in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills and paradise for nature lovers, waterfalls, trekkers, jungle lovers and bird watchers.
Monsoon bike ride is one of the youngest sports and a must do activity in rainy season. A bike ride from Pune to Panshet dam backwaters after crossing Khadakwasla dam and Sinhagad.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary is an ideal destination for bird watching during the monsoon and for trekking. The Sanctuary is a birdwatching hotspots, most popular birds of monsoon are Malabar Whistling thrush,puff throated babbler and Small minivet.
Matheran hill station is a popular weekend getaway near Pune and Mumbai, dotted with 38 designated look out points. Horse riding in Matheran is the most easiest way to roam around and travel between differents points.
Boat ride on Lake Venna is a wonderful experience, Venna Lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. The lake is surrounded by trees on all sides and most famous for boat ride over the lake and horse ride next to lake.
Pawana Lake near Lonavala is one of the lesser known artificial lake, known for scenic places, camping, picnics and sightseeing. he backwaters of Pawna Dam provide a wonderful view of Lonavla and best place to spend some time with family and friends during monsoon.
Diveagar Beach has very long stretch of Arabian coastline with black sand and surrounded by Casuarina trees. The beach has number of water sports and activities such as Banana Boat Ride, Bumper Ride and Jet Ski Ride.