25 Places to Visit in Maharashtra in Summer 2022 (Updated)

Tourist Places in Maharashtra in Summer

Malvan, Amboli, Kashid, Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai, Pune, Ellora Caves, Alibaug, Matheran, Panchgani, Lavasa, Murud- Janjira, Tadoba, Raigad, Nashik, Jawhar, Malshej Ghat and many more.

Regardless of the humid weather and rising temperatures, there is no dearth of places to visit in Maharashtra in summer. It is also one of the best times in the year when you can visit some of the most beautiful places in the state, to seek respite from the sultry heat. From exploring the stunning Malvan district and indulging in water activities and sports to visiting Amboli and enjoying the cool mountain breeze as you relax and rejuvenate here.

The tourist places in Maharashtra in summer also include numerous beaches, like the serene Kashid Beach, where you can frolic in the azure blue sea or the famous hill stations of Maharashtra, such as Lonavala, where you can spend a weekend amidst the nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To make your vacation thrilling, a trip to Kamshet and Kolad will load you with an array of adventure activities and natural vistas.

Here are some of the places to visit in Maharashtra in summer:

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This exquisite campsite is situated on a lush green landscape alongside the banks of Pawna lake and surrounded by misty valleys of the Western Ghat. The setting at Pawna Lake is made more prominent with the situation of various tourist attractions nearby like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort, and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

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Malvan

Malvan is a coastal town in the Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. Attractions here are many, with the Arabian Sea right across the nearest view.

Attractions
: Sindhudurg Fort is the greatest attraction of this place other than Tarkali Beach, Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Rock Garden and various other places for sightseeing.

Due to the captivating nature of the place, it is home to the Sai Bollywood Film City, the first Bollywood film city of the world. Other than visiting places, the tourists can engage in some water adventure sports like scuba diving and snorkeling.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: There is 1 direct state transport bus from Mumbai to Malvan. From Pune, only a private car can help.

Average temperature
: The summers are not that comfortable in this place with an average temperature of 27.1 degree Celsius.

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Amboli

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Amboli is an unexplored summer getaway of Maharashtra. It is quite an offbeat destination when one thinks about places to visit in Maharashtra in summer.

Attractions
: The place is known for dense forests and steep mountains. It is one of the very few hill resorts of Maharashtra, from where one can watch the vast expanses of the Arabian Sea.

The place is known for viewpoints like Sea-View point, Mahadevgad Point and Purvicha Vas. Konkan coast offers its full panoramic view to the visitors from here. Other than these, there are the Botanical Gardens, the Bauxite Mines, Hiranyakeshi Temple, Nagatta Falls, Shirgaonkar, Narayan Gad etc.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Amboli is easily accessible by all modes of transport. Belgaum is the nearest airport to Amboli and Sawantwadi is the closest railway station. There are also regular state buses from Belgaum, Ratnagiri, Sawantwadi, and Vengurla, which are nearer to Mumbai.

Average temperature
: The summers in Amboli are not that comfortable, with an average temperature of 23.9 degree Celsius.

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Kashid

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Kashid is one of the most popular beach towns of Maharashtra, very near to Mumbai and Pune.

Attractions
: Cliffs, blue water, rocks, and golden sand make this place all the more beautiful. It is the ideal place to spend some private moments as well as to get the perfect dose of adventure.

The visitors can just laze around on the beach hammocks, go for a swimming session in the sea or try their hands at scuba diving, snorkeling or parasailing. There is also a rare opportunity of pitching the tents and spend the night camping or gazing at the stars. Trekking to nearby places is also a favorite activity.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Kashid is very near to both the metros. There are daily buses to this place, the distance from Mumbai being 170 km and from Pune, only 125 km.

Average temperature
: The temperature of Kashid rises as high as 30 degree Celsius during the summers and 23.7 degrees at other times.

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Mumbai

Mumbai, the city of dreams. Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Mumbai, the old world charm and fast pace of the modern life. There is so much that one can say in the praise of the one city in India that everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. That maybe because of the grandeur of this city or because of the history it has seen. Nonetheless, this city has a lot in store for everyone who visits. The USP of places to visit in Mumbai is that they are all iconic and all you need is a picture to recognize them, that is the charm of this city. Some places here are pieces of history, some are spiritual hotspots, and others are mesmerizing places to relax, chill or munch on the famous streets of Mumbai, like the ever famous Chowpatty Beach.

You can see the Gateway of India, Marine drive or the film city of Goregaon, or visit the Siddhivinayak temple and Haji Ali Mosque for your fill of the spiritual. You can even get to see the new addition to the roster of mesmerizing and intimidating places in Mumbai, the Bandra Worli Sealink. And be it a group hangout, a solo search of solace or just a couple's getaway, Chowpatty, Juhu, and Aksa Beach are names that almost everyone in the city knows and crowds on various occasions. They are equally coveted by the many who come to Mumbai from outside for the frolicking and snacking experiences that are available at these locations. One more thing that Mumbai is famous for is the shopping district at Colaba, where you can get everything from high brand store clothes to cheap knock-offs to add to your wardrobe as part of your fashion statement.

 Always bustling with energy, a trip to Mumbai should be on your travel list to understand the best way of how India portrays unity in diversity. Visit the hidden temples or pay a visit to famous monuments to explore the most cosmopolitan city in India. Enjoy the perfect blend of festivities, religions, music, food, music and theatres with a trip to Mumbai. Some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world, Elephanta Island etc. 

While you are in this amazing city you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mount Mary Church, Banganga Tank etc. Make a stop at the Marina Beach in the evening and have lip-smacking street food while you witness the best sunset being greeted by splashing waves of the sea. Find out all you need to know about the best places to visit in Mumbai on your vacation here.

And that is not just it. If you are looking for things to do and places outside the city, there is a lot of scope to plan weekend getaways near Mumbai. At just a small drive away from the city is the favourite picnic and night stay spots of Lonavala and Khandala. You can even visit the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. With so much to offer, there is no wonder why Mumbai has been a favourite of everyone in the country for so many decades.

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Pune

If Mumbai is the most happening place in Maharashtra, then it’s neighbour Pune is the cultural hub and the biggest city in the state. An upcoming IT centre and a fascinating city, Pune has no shortage of things to intrigue the interest of almost anyone who has ever been here or has heard of the city. With being in the proximity of many major cities and acting as a centre seat for when getting to major attractions of the state is concerned, the places to visit in Pune and around will never cease to amaze you with their unique roster of features. 

From treks to Lohagarh and Rajmachi Forts, to the canoeing and white water rafting adventures in Kolad River, from a fascinating Scuba Diving experience to the unique experience of trekking in Andharban, the city is in a proximity of some of the most fascinating things to do in Pune and near.

Adventure never stops in Pune as you can embark on an exhilarating underwater experiences in the Sangam safari and maybe, if you are a daredevil, pay a visit to the Crocodile Island. And even if you are not well acquainted with the adventures around, don’t be disheartened as there are many places near Pune where you can take on things at a beginner level, like the Kundalika river that serves as the perfect place for beginners in rafting or the famous Rajmachi fort which is most suited for people who wish to start on an easy trek

And for places to stay in Pune and around, there are innumerable options to choose from. You can choose to stay in a luxurious resort in Pune or go for a hillside resort in the embrace of Maharashtra’s favourite hill stations like Khandala, Lonavala or Mahabaleshwar for the true weekend getaway from Pune, not so far away from the city. And for the ones who like mix adventure with their stays and take it all to a whole new level, Pune is not going to disappoint you. With options ranging from a camp stay on the banks of Pawna Lake to a village stay experience in Junnar, there is just no stopping the fun that one can have in Pune. Pune is the whole deal, everything around it is just a pleasant add-on, and who doesn’t like freebies, right?

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Lonavala

Lonavala is a beautiful hill station, aptly known as the jewel of the Sahyadris. It is a very popular name in the list of Maharashtra, places to visit in summer.

Attractions
: This place is a trekker’s paradise with many ancient caves like the Karla caves, Bedsa Caves and Bhaja Caves, surrounding the area.

Some other must-visit attractions of this beautiful place are Rajmachi Fort, Rajmachi Point, Lohgad Fort, Ryewood Park, Shivaji Udyaan and Lohgad Fort. Lonavala is a treasure box for people, who love spending some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Lonavala lies in close proximity from both Mumbai and Pune. Pune is just 64 km and Mumbai is 96 km from this hill station. Both Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Mumbai-Pune Highway pass through Lonavala.

Average temperature
: Lonavala has a mild temperature, varying from 16 to 34 degree Celsius.

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Khandala

If one wants to get acquainted with nature at its best, Khandala is one of the names that come to the mind. It is situated in Pune district of Maharashtra and is known for its idyllic beauty.

Attractions
: From Khandala, one can go to the Karla and the Bhaja caves, Lonavala Lake, Tugauli Lake, Bhushi Lake, Duke’s Nose etc. The visitors also get ample opportunities to trek, hike and do rock climbing. The scenic locales help in getting treated to a refreshing natural ambiance.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: There are many direct trains from Mumbai to Khandala. One can also drive the distance as it is only 78 km away from Mumbai. Direct trains are available from Pune as well while the road distance is just 70 km.

Average temperature
: Moderate temperature throughout the year makes Khandala a popular destination, though in summers the temperature can go up to 32 degree Celsius.

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Mahabaleshwar

This is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in the summer. Mahabaleshwar is also one of the most visited hill stations, offering a stunning view of the wonderful valleys below.

Attractions:  Mahabaleshwar, often known as the queen of hill stations, is a favorite summer escape from monotonous metro city life. The Rajpuri Caves are the most favorite places of attraction. Other than this, there is the Mahabaleshwar temple, the Pratapgarh Fort, Arthur’s Seat, the Elephant’s Head Point, Connaught Peak, the Lingamala Falls, and innumerable natural attractions.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune: There are direct buses plying from Mahabaleshwar to Pune and Mumbai. Koyna expressway, if availed, is the easiest way to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai and Pune.

Average temperature
: Climate in Mahabaleshwar is mild and pleasant throughout the year, with the average temperature hovering around 20 degrees.

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Alibaug

Alibaug is a very popular retreat, away from urban life, most famous for its beaches. Primarily it being a black sand beach and presence of long stretches of rocks renders the place a romantic ambiance and it is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in Summers.

Attractions
: Sunset from the Colaba Fort and a dozen beaches in the place, make it one of the best coastal destinations. Maharashtra places to visit in summer will definitely have this name due to the presence of beautiful beaches like Kihim, Nagaon, Varsoli, Murud etc. Delicious Konkani food is another prime attraction.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: It is well connected with Mumbai, by road, rail and ferry, being located only 100 km away from it. The best way to reach Alibaug from Pune is by road.

Average temperature
: The average annual temperature is about 26.4 degree Celsius in Alibaug.

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Matheran

Matheran is another beautiful hill station, located amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats. The lush green forest, waterfalls and the lakes full of water are nothing but a treat for the eyes and it os one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in Summer. 

Attractions
: Matheran never disappoints when it comes to getting a dose of natural and scenic beauty. There are ample areas where one can have a good view of the sunrise and the sunset. The valley view can also be enjoyed with the help of rickshaw rides.

Some of the popular sights are Lake Charlotte, Heart Point, Malang Point, Honeymoon Hill, Echo Point, Luisa Point etc. The place can be enjoyed by walking or on a horseback.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: The nearest train station to Matheran is Mumbai, which is at a distance of 44 km. From Pune, one can take a train to Neral and from Neral a toy train can be easily availed to Matheran.

Average temperature
: Matheran being a hill station has mild temperature throughout the year with the highest temperature of 26.8 degree Celsius in May.

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Igatpuri

Igatpuri is an accomplished name in the list of Maharashtra, places to visit in summer.  It is a very beautiful hill station and a popular weekend attraction for people from both Mumbai and Pune and it is one of the famous places to visit in Maharashtra in summer.

Attractions
: Nature lovers, hikers, trekkers or plain tourists, everyone gets attracted to this small town due to the pleasant climate and bounty of nature. For people seeking spiritual retreat, there is the famous Vipassana International Academy, the world’s largest meditation center.

For activities like rappelling, trekking and rock climbing also, Igatpuri is one of the best places. Other attractions are Ratangad forts, Tringalwadi Fort, Amruteshwar and Ghatandevi temples etc.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: This hill station is located on the NH3 Mumbai-Agra Highway and is just 130 km north of Mumbai. Igatpuri is also very close to Thal Ghat, very near to Pune.

Average temperature: The average annual temperature in Igatpuri is around 28.8 degree Celsius.

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Bhandardara

Bhandardara is one of the best holiday destinations and is definitely one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in summer. This small village is full of attractions and is known for the lush greenery and adventure-filled days it can offer.

Attractions
: The Umbrella Falls is the best attraction of this place as the force with which the waterfalls on the rocks, makes it look like an umbrella.

Other than this, the Wilson Dam, the Randha Falls, Arthur Lake, Ratanwadi Village, and Agastya Rishi Ashram are great tourist spots. Mt. Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadri Ranges and attracts an equal number of tourists.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Bhandardara is well connected to Mumbai and Pune by train and road. While from Mumbai it is only a 3 hours journey by road, from Pune one can travel to Igatpuri, the nearest railway station.

Average temperature
:  In Bhandardara the average annual temperature is 23.6 °C.

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Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in summers. It is surrounded by the beautiful Sahyadri ranges as well as the Arabian Sea.

Attractions
: Ratnagiri has a plethora of things to offer to its visitors. It has the famous Ratnadurg Fort, Gateway of Ratnagiri, Swayambhu Ganapati Temple, Jaigad Fort and Lighthouse, Vijaydurg Fort and Beach and most importantly the place of birth of Lokmanya Tilak. The beaches and Alphonso mango are the greatest attractions.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Ratnagiri is well connected with both Mumbai and Pune by both trains and buses. Mumbai airport is the nearest airport.

Average temperature
: The average temperature of Ratnagiri hovers from 23 to 38 degree Celsius.

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Panchgani

When you are thinking about some of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in summer, Panchgani or Panchgani in Satara district should be a name on the list. Surrounded by 5 Sahyadri mountain ranges, Panchgani is known for its serene beauty and unpolluted atmosphere.

Attractions
: The main point of attraction of this place is the stark contrast of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other. Horse riding, sky diving, bungee jumping, paragliding, camping, and many other activities can be included in the itinerary to enjoy the place to its fullest.

The visitors can also visit the Cheese factory, Sydney Point, Parsi Point, Devrai Art Village, and Mapro Garden, just to name a few.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: There are many direct buses from Mumbai and Pune to Panchgani. The nearest station is Pune, 69 km away from it.

Average temperature
: Panchgani has more or less a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 20.8 degrees, throughout.

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Lavasa

Lavasa is free India’s first privately built hill station. The stunning locales and the picturesque beauty of the place make people believe for a moment that it is an artist's creation and it is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in summers.

Attractions
: A lake filled with lucid water, lush green trees and vibrant buildings make people fall in love with this hill station, very easily. Boating activities can be enjoyed in the lake. The Lakeside Promenade is the biggest attraction of this place with a great variety of restaurants and eateries.

This is the perfect place for lazing around as one can just cycle or simply stroll around. Bamboosa and Temghar Dam are other primary attractions.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Lavasa is just 187 km from Mumbai and 60 km from Pune. The Mumbai-Bangalore highway can be availed to get Lavasa on the way.

Average temperature
: Being a hill station, Lavasa has a tropically pleasant climate with the summer temperature reaching a maximum of 32 degrees.

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Murud-Janjira

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Murud Janjira is the local name for a fort situated on the coastal village of Murud. It is an awe-inspiring architecture, the blue sky and the shining water of the ocean adding to its beauty.

Attractions
: Murud Janjira Fort is itself the prime attraction of Murud. It is situated on a massive rock, amidst the massive expanses of the Arabian Sea. Other than this, Garambi Falls, Murud Beach, and Ahmedganj Palace are some of the vital attractions.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune:
 Murud Janjira is within driving distance of Pune, situated just at a distance of 190 km. From Mumbai, one can avail the Mumbai-Pune Highway to reach to this place.

Average temperature
: The average annual temperature of this place is 26.6degrees Celsius.

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Tadoba

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Tadoba or tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve lies in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It is the oldest and the largest national park of the state and is a priority when it comes to places to visit in Maharashtra in summer.

Attractions
:  Tadoba Tiger Reserve constitutes a diverse ecosystem, comprising a great variety of flora and fauna along with natural scenic beauty. There are more than 40 tigers in the area, testifying the efforts taken to conserve them. One can also pay a visit to Moharli, Tadoba Lake, Khosla, and Erai dam.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: The nearest station from Mumbai and Pune, to reach Tadoba, is Chandrapur, which is 59 km away from Tadoba. There are many direct trains from Mumbai and Pune to Chandrapur.

Average temperature
: Summers are very hot in Tadoba, with the average temperature hovering around 26.6 degrees.

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Raigad

Raigad is a place, replete with historical significance. It is situated in the Konkan district of Maharashtra and is surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Pune, Thane, Ratnagiri, and the Arabian Sea.

Attractions
: The place is historically important because of its important contribution to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life. After he won this place, he decided to shift his base here, thus Raigad Fort is one of the main attractions of this place and it is one of the famous places to visit in Maharashtra in summers.

Shivaji Tomb is another important attraction. Diveagar Beach, Jagadishwar Temple, Madhe Ghat waterfalls and Raj Bhavan also have a huge number of visitors.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
:  One can easily travel the road distance of 84km between Raigad and Mumbai and distance of 111 km between Raigad and Pune. There are many direct trains as well as connecting the places.

Average temperature: The temperature ranges from 26.4 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius.

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Nashik

Located on the banks of the Godavari River, Nashik has a mythological reference to its name. Lakshmana cut off the nose or nasika of Ravana’s sister and hence the name. The city is known for its bathing Ghats, wooden architecture and interesting temples.

Attractions
: Sula Vineyards is the place which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. It is known for contributing to 65% of the Indian wine market. One can have a 45 minutes professional tour of the place and get knowledge about the high-tech facilities and eco-friendly policies adopted here.

 Other places of attraction are Ramkund, Soma Wine Village, York Winery, Chandon, Kala Rama Temple, and Sita Gumpha.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Travelling to Nashik from both Mumbai and Pune is quite easy as there are plenty of direct trains and buses from both the place.

Average temperature
: It has a tropical wet and dry climate, the temperature varying around 28 degree Celsius during the day and 10 degrees at night.

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Jawhar

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Jawhar is a small hill station in the Thane district of Maharashtra. It is a place, blessed with nature’s grace and bounty making it a perfect choice for one of the places to visit in Maharashtra in summer.

Attractions
: This hill station is full of tourist attractions besides the dense expanse of greenery. There is a mountain with cascading waterfall known as the Dabdaba Falls.

Jai Vilas Palace, Sunset Point, Hanuman Point, and Shirpamal are a must visit. Jai Vilas Palace and Shirpamal are brilliant manifestations of architectural brilliance. One will also enjoy the warm hospitality of the local tribal people.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: Jawhar lies on NH848 from Mumbai and is easily accessible from both Pune and Mumbai, the distances being 140.6 km and 167 km.

Average temperature
: The average temperature in Jawhar fluctuates from 20.7 degree Celsius to 28.8 degrees.

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Malshej Ghat

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Malshej Ghat is another popular destination in Maharashtra. The best part about this place is that it is still not known to many and is therefore quite serene and tranquil.

Attractions
: Bird watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is the most favorite activity here. The mesmerizing Pushpawati River, flowing under the dam is yet another beauty. 

Several migratory birds like Alpine Swift, Purple Moorhen, Pied Crusted Cuckoo etc. flock here rendering this place a beauty equivalent to paradise. Other than this, trekking up to Harishchandragad Fort and rock climbing at Ajoba Hill Fort are equally popular.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
:  It is situated at a distance of 130km north of Pune and 154 km from Mumbai towards the northeast. Kalyan in Thane or Karjat near Mumbai are the nearest railway stations.

Average temperature
: The average temperature varies from 27°C to 35°C.

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Toranmal

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When one thinks about places to visit in Maharashtra in summer, one should think of Toranmal, a beautiful place with nature at her best.

Attractions
: A diverse range of flora and fauna covers Toranmal, besides the seven ranges of Satpura Hills. The name is derived from the word Torana, a tribal goddess, worshipped by the tribal people.

For spending some quality time in the laps of nature, a visit to Toranmal is must which offers attractions like Lotus Lake, Yashavant Lake, Aawashabari Point, Khadki Point, Sita Khai,
and Machhindranath Cave.

How to reach from Mumbai and Pune
: If one starts from Mumbai he can travel by the NH3 or MSH1 to reach Toranmal. Dhule and Chalisgarh are the nearest railway stations. Pune also has direct bus services to Toranmal.

Average temperature
: The average annual temperature in Toranmal is around 22.3 °C.

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Aurangabad

The city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra is the sixth most populated city in the state and is an important cultural hub. The city has a hilly landscape and is the centre of art, education and commerce. Aurangabad is also famous throughout the country for its silk and cotton clothes.

Despite not being a metropolitan city, it is well-connected internally via urban transport facilities. It has a well-developed network of buses, metered taxis and chauffeur-driven cars for hire. Auto-rickshaws are also available in plenty to travel locally. Well-organized bus service is also provided if one needs to travel to and from Aurangabad and other cities.

The most famous and important place to visit in Aurangabad is Ajanta and Ellora caves. It is the most historically significant asset of the city. These caves are situated 99 km from the main city of Aurangabad and are some of the finest specimens of rich Indian heritage. The Ajanta caves were built around the 2nd to the 6th century A.D. and Ellora Caves were built sometime during the 6th and 11th century A.D. These caves were carved out from a single rock and cave paintings inside that are thousands of years old, give you a breathtaking insight into the history of art and culture in India. Other important sites to visit in and around Aurangabad are Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Jama Mosque, Grishneshwar Temple, Himayat Bagh, Salim Ali Lake and Panchakki, to name a few.

The best time to visit Aurangabad is between October and March. The weather during this time of the year remains pleasantly cool which makes it ideal for exploration and sightseeing. Winters are cold as the temperature drops down to a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius, which is relatively pleasant. There are several hotels, resorts, home-stays and inns in the area to accommodate all your needs comfortably when you visit Aurangabad.

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Another well-known beach destination in Maharashtra, Harihareshwar draws in the visitors with its scenic backdrops, vibrant streets, and hilly landscapes. The pristine river Saviriti passing through this scenic town further accentuates its charm.

Once here, you can choose to head for a stroll around the Harihareshwar beach, enjoy water sports at Diveagar Beach, offer your prayers at the Kalbhairav temple or indulge in a shopping spree at its local market. The beach town has several luxurious resorts including Tranquil Beach Resort and Misty Woods Eco Cottages where you can enjoy a hassle-free stay amidst the nature.

Highlights: 
Diveagar Beach, Bhagamandala, Kalbhairav Temple, Harihareshwar Temple.

Location: Harihareshwar, Raigad, Maharashtra.
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03 January 2021
Excellent
We were 5 people and went on the next day of Christmas. It was the best experience so far in lake side camping. The staff namely Ramrao Rathod and Baldeo were very much helpful. He alloted our tents. Tents were clean and bedsheets and woolen blanket were provided. After checkin we had our evening snacks which was Tea and Maggi. We went back to our tents. Ramrao fired up bonfire around 7. We sat around and after an hour he brought kebab sticks for BBQ. The weather was very good. Got to see both sunset and sunrise. The food was great. Veg and Non Veg both options were provided. Lightning was dim which was just perfect. Can't get better. We danced till 12 am midnight. Went to the lake in evening. Clicked some great photos. The trip was memorable and will surely visit next year in winter season.
11 November 2015
Excellent
An amazing experience. For the first time, I got the chance of river rafting and I loved it alot. Thanks you my lovely friends for insisting me to go on this trip.
"one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friendly host Atit and Smith team who assured me that I m solo traveler while coming to trek but while going I will be hand full of memories, and really the same thing happened with me and these guys kept their words . \nfinally I will conclude it was really awesome day thank you thrillophilia for making my day. "
19 February 2019
Excellent
It was my husband bday and I wanted to give surprise to him and whole family .. As my mother in law and father in law was with me I was really scared how the place will be will they be comfortable but Mr Anirudh gave me surety that visit once and sees the experience he gave me the number of host who is really awesome she made all the arrangement I request her for decoration & cake . As soon as I reached there she welcome whole my family with warm-hearted and arrangement. Tents were neat and clean, she made my family and me so comfortable she explained about the place in detail then we went to sunset it was really beautiful and feel peace to see that, as soon as we Came back evening snacks was ready Taste was awesome and it was unlimited. Barbeque with born fire was really pleasant with cold weather .. my family really enjoyed and especially I want to thank camp manager she really made them feel comfortable and it was Home away from home.
"Rajmachi trek was an amazing experience, of course given its beauty any nature lover would get mesmerised, BUT what matters more in such trekking experience is the trekking companions. Sagar Shinde is a great guy and true professional, he went beyond and make us have a great experience even though our trekking group reduced to just a couple of us. I am posting some pics that would be just glimpse of trek and the one with the trek guide Sagar who helped us trek such beautiful place."
It was altogether good 1 day trip. Organizer Shailesh and Driver Mukesh organized the trip very well.
"One of the best Camp I have ever witnessed, best arrangment with best food, Trip organizer - Subham was very professional and approachable. "
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enjoyed. well organised - thanks
Excellent trek. Organised well

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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Maharashtra in summer with family?

    1. Malvan: Also known as the Land of Fishing Ports, Malvan is a great place to visit in Maharashtra with your family in summer. Home to numerous stunning beaches, this place is also great for scuba diving, snorkelling and a dolphin safari.

    2. Ratnagiri: Situated along the shores of the pristine Arabian Sea, this holiday destination in Maharashtra is great for a laid-back holiday in the summers. From ancient forts, temples and palaces, to lakes and beaches, there is a lot you can do during your visit to this place.

    3. Nashik: Known as the land of oranges and wineries, a visit to Nashik will guarantee a great summer holiday. You can take wine tours, or visit the many temples and shrines scattered across the city.

    4. Tadoba: For lovers of wildlife and nature, Tadoba is the best place to be during the summers. Home to the Andhari Tiger Reserve, this offbeat destination is also a great place for indulging in jungle safaris, trekking as well as enjoying a one-of-a-kind stay within the verdant forest.
  2. Which are the romantic places to visit in Maharashtra in Summer?

    1. Amboli: Home to several picturesque viewpoints, Amboli is a romantic destination, known for its verdant forests and majestic mountains. In addition to camping amidst nature, couples can also enjoy adventure activities like hiking and rock climbing.

    2. Kashid: This quaint little beach town offers some of the most magical views of the Konkan coastline. From visiting the many ancient forts, you and your partner can also enjoy camping, scuba diving, trekking and other activities here.

    3. Alibaug: A great place for couples looking for some relaxation, Alibaug is known for its many beaches, age-old forts and the activities it has to offer, from boating and camping, to water sports like jet skiing.

    4. Panchgani: This paragliding destination in Maharashtra is also a favourite amongst couples. Known as the land of five hills, this destination has many waterfalls and viewpoints that you can visit, in addition to shopping sites, resorts as well as adventure activities for couples.
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    Lonavala: Amongst the most famous hill stations in the region, Lonavala is a great place to enjoy a wide array of adventure activities in summer, including camping, trekking, exploring caves and more.

    Khandala: A treasure trove of natural beauty, this hill station boasts of a pleasant climate during the summers, when you can enjoy hiking, cave exploration, paragliding and trekking, among other activities.

    Mahabaleshwar: Tucked amidst the Sahyadri Mountains, this enchanting place in Maharashtra is a great place to seek respite from the heat, where you can enjoy visiting numerous sightseeing attractions, such as Venna Lake, Lingamala Falls and more.

    Matheran: Being the smallest hill station in the country, Matheran is also known for its lush, verdant greenery, stunning landscapes and rich wildlife. It is also a great place to enjoy trekking, hiking and nature walks, in addition to toy train rides, picturesque view points and other attractions.
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    Alternatively, you can also visit different offbeat destinations in Maharashtra, which offer a break from the sultry heat.

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