Maharashtra road network contains mixture of expressway, express highway, national highways and many state highways connecting them with national highways with total length of 33,705 km.
The state of Maharashtra also has maximum road stretches, declared as national highways in India, Here is the list of best and must travel road trips in Maharashtra.
Mumbai Nashik Expressway is one of the best road to drive in Maharashtra along with Mumbai Pune Expressway. The express highway passes through Kasara ghat stretch and said to be one of the most haunted highway in India.
Mumbai Pune Expressway is one of the most busiest roads in Maharashtra and provides faster connectivity between the two cities. The expressway passes through 5 ventilated tunnels, curvy mountain roads of Khandala and Lonavala.
Pune Solapur highway is part of the NH-65, starts at Pune and runs along the cities of Solapur, Hyderabad and ends at Machilipatnam. National Highway 65 is one of the continue straight highway of India with high class of roads.
Pune Kolhapur highway is part of the NH 48, earlier known as NH 4. The 2807 km long National Highway 48 starts at Delhi and terminates at Chennai, passes through the cities of Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur.
Pune to Harihareshwar via road along Mulsi dam backwaters and Tamini ghat waterfalls offers one of the best road trip in Maharashtra. Diveagar to Shrivardhan is one of the most beautiful coastal road to drive in Maharashtra.
Alibaug is the famous coastal destination from Mumbai, can reach Alibag via Pen by road or by catamaran through Gateway of India. The main tourist attractions in and around Alibag includes Akshi Beach, Nagaon Beach,Kashid Beach and Janjira Sea fort.
Lonavala and Matheran both are major stop on the railway line connecting Mumbai and Pune but a full road trip offers different travel experience through the curvy mountains, hairpin turns and amazing ghat roads.
Amboli ghat waterfalls lies in the Sahayadri Hills in Maharashtra, before the coastal highlands of Goa. The hill station receives incredibly high rainfall during the monsoons and offers mist climate with numerous roadside waterfalls.
Pune To Bhimashankar via Rajguru Nagar will take around 3 hours to reach through the beautiful via Wada road. This route offers full of natural beauty, dense jungle and lovely scenery during the monsoon.
Igatpuri hill station is one of the most popular place and most visited by tourists from Mumbai. Mumbai and Igatpuri are well connected by road via a ghat section called Thal Ghat or Kasara Ghat on the busy Mumbai Nashik route.
Saswad to Baneshwar via Narayanpur is a pleasant short drive of 30 km and Baneshwar is famous for wildlife and birds. The route offers beautiful view of Purandar Fort, hill plateau and grassland.
Wai to Mahabaleshwar is a short distance but simply awesome due to its ghat roads, especially during the monsoon season. Mahabaleshwar and beyond ghat roads to Tapola and Pratapgarh fort are dotted with list of monsoon waterfalls.
Poladpur is located on old NH-17 Mumbai Goa Highway and the Ambenali Ghat connects Poladpur to Mahabaleshwar. The near by Pratapgadh fort,Ambenali Ghat and Mahabaleshwar are popular tourist destinations.
Ratnagiri and Malvan are two sea shore destinations, located from a distance of 150 km and famous for its beautiful beaches, Alphonso mangoes and water sports. Malvan is also known for marine Sindhudurg Fort, Scuba diving and snorkeling.
Konkan Coastal Road known as SH 4 is the most scenic state highway of Maharashtra, The road offers best road trip with unforgettable scenery and most scenic coastal ride with some
rural charms in Maharashtra.
Malshej Ghat is home to misty mountains and unlimited monsoon waterfalls, located at a distance of 130 km north of Pune. A short drive from Junnar to Malshej Ghat or beyond is simply awesome, and particularly known for nice view of valleys, flamingoes.