Top Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Hill Stations

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. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar 4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

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

574,048 active cases 422,720 in last 7 days

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

32 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

2. Lonavala

Lonavala 4.0 /5 View 38+ photos

Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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

43 Lonavala Attractions

3. Igatpuri

Igatpuri 3.3 /5

Known For : Tringalwadi Fort Ghatandevi Temple Vipassna Centre

764,928 active cases 587,584 in last 7 days

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

13 Igatpuri Attractions

4. Chikhaldara

Chikhaldara 3.6 /5

Known For : Bhimkund Melghat Tiger Reserve Narnala Fort

119,872 active cases 172,224 in last 7 days

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

12 Chikhaldara Attractions

5. Bhandardara

Bhandardara 3.9 /5 View 11+ photos

Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak

494,496 active cases 357,632 in last 7 days

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

7 Bhandardara Attractions

6. Khandala

Khandala 3.5 /5 View 22+ photos

Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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

22 Khandala Attractions

7. Panchgani

Panchgani 3.6 /5 View 16+ photos

Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

35,396 active cases 24,696 in last 7 days

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

13 Panchgani Attractions

8. Matheran

Matheran 4.3 /5 View 26+ photos

Known For : Louisa point Charlotte lake Monkey Point Matheran

644,128 active cases 431,456 in last 7 days

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

30 Matheran Attractions

9. Lavasa

Lavasa 3.6 /5 View 5+ photos

Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa Lakeside Promenade Bamboosa

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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

5 Lavasa Attractions

10. Rajmachi

Rajmachi 3.8 /5 View 5+ photos

Known For : Trekking in Rajmachi

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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

2 Rajmachi Attractions

11. Suryamal

Suryamal 3.5 /5 View 22+ photos

Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

1,858,784 active cases 991,904 in last 7 days

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

2 Suryamal Attractions

12. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat 4.0 /5 View 14+ photos

Known For : Malshej Falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad

1,858,784 active cases 991,904 in last 7 days

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

5 Malshej Ghat Attractions

13. Amboli

Amboli 4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point

72,288 active cases 36,864 in last 7 days

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

7 Amboli Attractions

14. Durshet

Durshet 2.5 /5

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

644,128 active cases 431,456 in last 7 days

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

7 Durshet Attractions

15. Karjat

Karjat 2.5 /5

Known For : Kondana Caves Peth Fort Trekking in Karjat

644,128 active cases 431,456 in last 7 days

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

11 Karjat Attractions

16. Sawantwadi

Sawantwadi 3.1 /5

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

72,288 active cases 36,864 in last 7 days

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

4 Sawantwadi Attractions

17. Toranmal

Toranmal 2.5 /5 View 15+ photos

Known For : Sita Khai Lotus Lake Yashavant Lake

70,656 active cases 49,408 in last 7 days

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

9 Toranmal Attractions

18. Jawhar

Jawhar 3.3 /5 View 23+ photos

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

384,576 active cases 213,664 in last 7 days

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

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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