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5 Best Places To Visit in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra is such a state, where you can enjoy its beauty from the sea coast to the high mountains. The Arabian Sea is located on its western coast while the Sahyadris mountains run along it. Such cities will be found in Maharashtra where people run day and night to fulfil their dreams, while there are also places that will give you the sense of a peaceful life in beautiful valleys. White-sand beach towns, ancient temples, and green pollution-free hill stations will make you drop your jaw. You are in Maharashtra and have not visited such places, then what did you do? These attractive places make Maharashtra more interesting to visit. 

Here are 5 best places to visit in Maharashtra: 

  1. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in south Mumbai at an elevation of 1,353 m in Satara District, nestling in the forested Western Ghats range of India. It is on top in terms of greenery, one of the most evergreen forests in the world. Witness the spectacular views of the landscape with lush hills, valleys, and lookout points, namely Lodwick Point, Arthur’s Seat, and Babington Point. Relish juicy native strawberries, mulberries, raspberries and corn. Roam around the beautiful Venna Lake area by sitting on horseback. Krishna, Venna, Koyana, Savitri, and Gayatri are five holy rivers whose starting point is Mahabaleshwar, called “Panchganga Temple” which enhances the beauty of this hill station. 

  1. Khandala

Khandala is a hill station at an elevation of 550 m in Pune, located in the Western Ghat mountains of Maharashtra. It is on top in terms of greenery, one of the most evergreen forests in the world. Treat your eyes to the 3-tiered waterfall set “Kune Falls” in a dramatic valley and other beautiful waterfalls that surround the Tamhini Ghat mountain pass. Vantage spots such as Sunset Point and Rajmachi Point with views of Rajmachi Fort Will make your experience worth visiting. Khandala has more than this to amaze you, such as ancient Bhaja and Karla caves and Buddhist rock-cut shrines with intricate carvings and pillars in the east of town. Exquisite rock formations make Khandala more famous. Travelers can use their rock climbing skills with Tiger’s Leap and Shiva Linga rock is commonly known as Swayambhu located in the Sahyadri hills. 

  1. Lonavala

One of the most beautiful destinations in India is Lonavala, located in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats near Pune and Mumbai at an elevation of 624. It is so beautiful surrounded by green valleys, making you forget the rush of the metropolises. Ancient Buddhist shrines Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves feature massive pillars and intricate relief sculptures. Widely known as the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’ and the ‘City of Caves’, home to lush green valleys, stunning waterfalls, serene lakes, and remarkable caves. Make Lonavala one of the most beautiful visits of your life. 

  1. Matheran 

Matheran can make your life journey more beautiful with historical sites, natural wonders, religious attractions, etc. Located at an elevation of 800 m in the west Indian state of Maharashtra, Raigad district. Lost yourself in the mild climate and well-preserved colonial architecture of this beautiful hill station. No motor vehicles are allowed to roam around in Matheran. Can be reached here by narrow-gauge railway on the 1907 Neral–Matheran Toy Train. Witness views across the mountains of the Western Ghats through the Panorama Point lookout and views of waterfalls and the ancient Prabal Fort at Louisa Point. 

  1. Alibaug

Alibaug is a coastal town located in Raigad district, south Mumbai, western India. Home to two beautiful beaches such as Alibag Beach and Varsoli Beach. Kolaba Fort is an old military fortification in India made in the 17th century, famous for its carvings of tigers and elephants, and temples dedicated to Hindu gods. Portuguese-built Korlai Fort is another beautiful spot made in the 16th century. The beauty of this place does not end here, the island fort of Janjira has high walls, turrets, and cannons that will surely bring excitement to your journey. 

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