Tourist places in Maharashtra

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Here are the top 67 places to visit in Maharashtra:

1. Ajanta and Ellora Caves

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Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the world owing to the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well carved sculptures of Ellora.

Best Time: June to March

2. Mahabaleshwar

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A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.

Best Time: October to June

3. Panchgani

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

Best Time: September to May

4. Lavasa

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Lavasa, a private planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra, is known as India's newest hill station since independence and is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Best Time: Throughout the year

5. Shirdi

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The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.

Best Time: July to March

6. Kolad

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Known for its cascading waterfalls, green meadows and picturesque backdrop of Sahyadris, Kolad is gaining traction as an adventure sports destination with provisions for rafting, rappelling, kayaking etc.

Best Time: June to March

7. Bhandardara

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Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get.

Best Time: June to March

8. Mumbai

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Labeled with multiple titles such as 'Financial capital of India', 'The Maximum City', 'Land of Bollywood', 'The dream City' and much more, Mumbai is Maharashtra's capital and India's most populous city which has multiple faces making it all things to all people.

Best Time: October to February

9. Rajmachi

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Rajmachi has two fortified peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.

Best Time: June to September

10. Lonavala

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Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai especially appealing to hikers and trekkers, Lonavla is famous for its historic caves, striking forts and pretty lakes

Best Time: Throughout the year

11. Alibag

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A popular weekend getaway destination for Mumbai folks, Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region well known for its sandy beaches, clean water and fresh, unpolluted air.

Best Time: November to March

12. Khandala

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Perched on the foothills of Sahyadris, 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

13. Tarkarli

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Tarkarli is famous for its long and narrow stretch of beach, with its pristine water, white sand, and of course Singhudurg, Maharashtra's popular sea fort

Best Time: October to March

14. Kashid

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A Beach town, popular for its white sand and blue seas situated in Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai.

Best Time: October to March

15. Nashik

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Nasik is a religious Hindu city, abode of Maharashtra's most revered saint Shirdi Sai Baba and also makes for a perfect wine tour destination

Best Time: July to March

16. Aurangabad

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Aurangabad is an industrial town which also serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara (or Mini Taj Mahal), Ajanta-ellora caves, some of the most famous ones.

Best Time: October to March

17. Pune

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With a large student population, Pune is popularly known as the college town of India and has a range of great restaurants, happening nightlife and an overall young atmosphere.

Best Time: July to March

18. Ganpatipule

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Beach town on the Konkan coastline, Ganpatipule has temples of Lord Ganesha as major attractions apart from the beautiful virgin beaches.

Best Time: November to February

19. Matheran

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With close to 40 look-out points offering great sunrise and sunset views in the smallest hill station in India with, Matheran clearly wins on the rejuvenating experience it provides to visitors.

Best Time: Throughout the year

20. Raigad

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Raigad, is a historically rich district is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, renowned Maratha ruler, won this place in 1656. His prized win, the Raigad Fort is one of the main attractions of this place.

Best Time: November to March

21. Amboli

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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

22. Tadoba National Park

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Famous for its natural heritage, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is definitely one of India’s most exciting and best protected Tiger Reserve, with most visible tiger sightings in the state of Maharashtra

Best Time: October to March

23. Kamshet

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Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats for all kinds of tourist, especially those who love nature and adventurous paragliding activities

Best Time: October to June

24. Durshet

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Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra.

Best Time: September to February

25. Bhimashankar

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Bhimashankar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

Best Time: November to February

26. Nagpur

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Commonly associated with its delectable juicy varieties of oranges, Nagpur is also the winter capital of Maharashtra and is known for its rich cultural heritage.

Best Time: October to March

27. Malvan

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Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje.

Best Time: November to March

28. Kolhapur

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Kolhapur derives its name from a mythological story of Kolhasur - a demon who was slayed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. The famous Mahalakshmi temple is situated here in the honor of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Best Time: July to February

29. Karjat

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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

30. Igatpuri

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Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Best Time: July to September

31. Diveagar

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Gleaming white sand, pristine blue water, swaying coconut palms and betel nut trees and gentle breeze producing a serene and calming effect, this is not a dream but the enchanting place called Diveagar.

Best Time: October to March

32. Suryamal

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Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra.

Best Time: September to May

33. Harihareshwar

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Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Best Time: October to March

34. Ratanwadi

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Ratanwadi is a village near Bhandardara of the Kalsubai peak in Maharashtra. It houses the famous Ratangad fort and the popular Shiva temple called Amruteshwar.

Best Time: September to May

35. Manori

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Manori beach, along with Gorai beach is a growing favourite among back packers and people who just want to cross over to the peace and quiet of the country side for a while.

Best Time: Throughout the year

36. Chiplun

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Chiplun is a city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti.

Best Time: July to February

37. Chikhaldara

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Being the only coffee growing area in the state, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

Best Time: July to February

38. Ratnagiri

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Situated in pretty surroundings, Ratnagiri is blessed with hills, sea shores, creeks, beautiful rivers, hot water springs, forests and water falls and offers a rejuvenating experience to travelers.

Best Time: October to March

39. Panvel

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Panvel is best known for all the forts that dot this city. Called the gateway of the Konkan coast, Panvel is the most crowded city of Navi Mumbai.

Best Time: July to February

40. Murud Janjira

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A small village in Raigad district, Murud is most famous for its majestic forts and sandy beaches lined with swaying palms and coconut trees.

Best Time: Throughout the year

41. Dapoli

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Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travelers.

Best Time: June to September

42. Malshej Ghat

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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