Best monsoon spots in Maharashtra

Greenary, liveliness and clear air is what makes the season of rains beautiful! Monsoons have positive vibes all over. The nature’s beauty, during this time, is at its peak. Here are the few places that call for a ‘must visit’ in monsoon.

Mahabaleshwar

1. Koyna
The Koyna dam is the largest dam in the state of Maharashtra, and Koynanagar is a town situated on the Chiplun-Sangli state highway on the banks of the river Koyna. Monsoons are the best time to visit this place. The climate is pleasant and welcoming. It is a perfect destination for rehabilitation in Mother Nature’s lap. This place has two botanical gardens. Though beautiful, Koynanagar does not attract many tourists due it lack of publicity, which makes it very less crowded. It’s a perfect destination to visit in the monsoons.
2. Bhandardara
Bhandardara Lake is situated in the Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. It holds credit for its greenary, flora and fauna, and its loud waterfalls. It is like any beautiful resort village. It is located at a distance of 185 kms from Mumbai, and 191 kms from Pune.
3. Amboli
Amboli is situated in the laps of the Sahyadri hills in the Western Ghats. It is very close from Kolhapur, and is situated at a distance of 550 kms from Mumbai. Amboli boasts of its numerous waterfalls. It is also said that there are around 105 temples in and around Amboli.
4. Lonavala-Khandala
Lonavala-Khandala can be called the midpoint of Mumbai and Pune. Duke’s Nose, Rajmachi trek are popular routes for trekking lovers. There are a number of resorts and water parks in Lonavala. Lonavala has many restaurants that offer variety of staple Maharashtrian food. It is a wise choice for a day’s trip during the monsoons.
5. Thoseghar Waterfalls
Thoseghar waterfalls are situated in the district of Satara, at a distance of 20 kms from the Thoseghar village. The waterfalls are extremely wide. The visitors are warned not to play any risky games, especially when it is raining. The fort of Sajjangad is situated very close from Thoseghar waterfalls, and these two destinations can be packed together in one, single trip.
6. Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar, also popularly known as the ‘town of strawberries’, is situated in the district of Satara. This place has several tourist spots. The Venna Lake and the hill resort of Panchgani are the main tourists’ attractions. Mapro Factory in Mahabaleshwar is famous for its jams, ice creams, juices and other such products.
These are the destinations for a perfect monsoon getaway in Maharashtra.

 

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