Top Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Any hill station in Maharashtra is a delight in itself. For a traveller looking for scenic beauty, the hill stations in Maharashtra provide one of the best facets of tourism in Maharashtra. From the beautiful roads leading up to Matheran and Lonavala to the exotic Mahabaleshwar trip, Maharashtra has something to cater to the needs of all kinds of people, be it college friends or families. The hill stations of Maharashtra are thus, a must visit for any tourist looking for an escape from the busy city life.


Here is the list of 18 Top Hill Stations in Maharashtra

1. Lonavala


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Known For : Tiger's Leap | Bushi Dam | Lonavala Lake

The most popular hill station in Maharashtra due to its proximity to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially honeymooners, hikers and trekkers.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 43 Lonavala Attractions

2. Mahabaleshwar


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Known For : Elephant's Head point | Chinaman's falls | Dhobi waterfall

A hill town in the Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks. This hill station in Maharashtra is set amidst the forests, waterfalls and beautiful lakes.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 31 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

3. Khandala


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Known For : Rajmachi Fort | Visapur Fort | Bedsa caves

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 22 Khandala Attractions

4. Matheran


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Known For : Louisa point | Panorama Point | Charlotte lake

Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station in Maharashtra that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to “overhead forest”, Matheran is the smallest hill station in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 30 Matheran Attractions

5. Panchgani


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Known For : Kaas Plateau | Table Land | Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station in Maharashtra near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 13 Panchgani Attractions

6. Lavasa


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Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa | Lakeside Promenade | Bamboosa

Known as India's newest hill station, the Lavasa Corporation is constructing this private city. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 5 Lavasa Attractions


7. Malshej Ghat


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Known For : Malshej falls | Pimpalgaon Joga Dam | Harishchandragad Fort Trek

A beautiful hill station with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 5 Malshej Ghat Attractions

8. Igatpuri


Known For : Bhatsa River Valley | Camel Valley | Tringalwadi Fort

Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It also has some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range. Igatpuri is also a major railway station in Maharashtra connecting surrounding major cities.

Best Time : July to September

View hotels starting from ₹ 899

Read More 9 Igatpuri Attractions

9. Amboli


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Known For : Amboli Falls | Madhavgad Fort | Shirgaonkar Point

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 7 Amboli Attractions

10. Chikhaldara


Known For : Bhimkund | Melghat Tiger project | Narnala Fort

The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara in the state of Maharashtra. Being the only coffee growing area in the region, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

Best Time : July to February

View hotels starting from ₹ 999

Read More 12 Chikhaldara Attractions

11. Durshet


Known For : Durshet Forest Lodge | Uddhar Hot Springs | Water sports in Durshet

Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune it serves as a weekend getaway for people to move away from the crowded cities.

Best Time : September to February

View hotels starting from ₹ 3,026

Read More 7 Durshet Attractions

12. Bhandardara


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Known For : Umbrella Falls | Wilson Dam | Kalsubai Peak

Bhandardara, a hill station in Maharashtra, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Best Time : June to March

Read More 7 Bhandardara Attractions


13. Rajmachi


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Known For : Rajmachi Fort | Trekking in Rajmachi

Rajmachi is a small village situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi has two fortified peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 2 Rajmachi Attractions

14. Suryamal


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Known For : Trekking in Suryamal | Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra. The small but beautiful hill station of Maharashtra, it is a popular place to catch sheer breathtaking views that it can be seen from the hilltop.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 2 Suryamal Attractions

15. Karjat


Known For : Kondana Caves | Peth Fort | Trekking in Karjat

Karjat, a quaint little village is the last station of Thane district in Maharashtra. The river Ulhas finds its origin in Karjat and trekking and historical spots make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 9 Karjat Attractions

16. Sawantwadi


Known For : Sawantwadi Palace | Moti Talao (Lake) | Shopping in Sawantwadi

Sawantwadi is a scenic town situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra in the Sindhudurg district. It is located on the National Highway (NH17) that connects Mumbai and Goa.

Best Time : September to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 500

Read More 4 Sawantwadi Attractions

17. Toranmal


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Known For : Sita Khai | Lotus Lake | Yashavant Lake

Toranmal is a hill town in Maharashtra nestled in the lap of nature and is adorned with nature's best elements.

Best Time : October to February

Read More 9 Toranmal Attractions

18. Jawhar


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Known For : Dabdaba Falls | Jai Vilas Palace | Sunset Point, Jawhar

A small hill station in Maharashtra located in the Thane District, Jawhar is a place with abundant nature's beauty and several man-made marvels.

Best Time : September to Apr

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,500

Read More 7 Jawhar Attractions

Hill stations in Maharastra are an epitome of the beauty of the western ghats with emerald green hills, mighty waterfalls and misty mountains.


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