When the showers hit the nation, it's not so pleasant in a few regions. However, in Maharashtra, the hill stations and waterfalls come alive. If you want to become one with nature and experience the moving mists, and rolling clouds at their finest, then venture into one of these places mentioned below.
Take a look at our extensive list of the ten incredible places to visit in Maharashtra in July, to enjoy the best of what monsoon has to offer!
1. Malshej Ghat
This hill station is in the Sahyadri ranges. During mid-monsoon i.e. July, this place is overwhelmed in green hills and untold waterfalls. You will love to drive here as the scenic while driving will tempt you with its splendid valleys and docile lakes. You will most beautiful flora and fauna on these mountains. During the monsoon, this hill station also becomes home of hundred of flamingos, which fly came from Europe. This is an excellent place to visit in Maharashtra in July.
2. Khandala and Lonavala
Khandala and Lonavala are twin hill station situated near to Deccan Plateau. It is a combined package of water and land. This place is delimited by luxuriant greenery and miniature poodles and garrulous streams. All these things make this place one of the most happening and adventurous weekend destinations. You can also enjoy the enormous beauty of the waterfall near Bhushi Dam, take a natural bath or enjoy a picnic with friends and family. You must try the local food at the shacks. Wax museum is another attraction here, which is crafted on the stripe of Madame Tussaud's.
This adventurous place is surrounded by dense forest in the lap of Sahyadri ranges. Here Amba River flows through the wood, which makes this place more romantic and adventurous. Pleasant atmosphere and scenery make this place a perfect weekend destination. You will find several waterfalls in the monsoon where you can enjoy enormous activities. You will find lots of flora and fauna with several birds chirping and butterflies dancing from flowers to flowers.
4. Lohagad Fort
Lohagad fort is one of the hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This place is a perfect combination of history and adventure. You can explore this fort and can enjoy several adventurous sports as well. The Wind Spot, which is the main access of the fort, will sweep off your feet. This place is a paradise for trekking lovers. It is a perfect weekend getaway for adventurous tourists. This fort offers a grand view from the top. You can look Tikona and Tung Hills, Duke's Nose and the Pavana Dam. In mid-monsoon i.e. in july, you can see different shades of green covering this fort, which makes this place more stunning.
5. Mulshi Dam
Mulshi Dam is built on the Mula River. This weekend getaway is 3 hours drive away from Mumbai. This dam is a major source of electricity in Maharashtra. In monsoon, this dam works in full swing and there is dense fog in the region, which will give you a feeling of walking on clouds. You will love to drive here. The view and the atmosphere will hypnotize you with its beauty.
This place is just 80 kilometres away from Mumbai. Greenery is the one word for this place. You will find lots and lots of greenery with gushing waterfalls. This place is also situated in the lap of Sahyadri Ranges. In monsoon, this place will provide you with the most stunning scenery. The majestic view of this place is a wonderful weekend destination for greenery and waterfalls lovers. In monsoon, you can find various species of migratory birds. You can also enjoy at Karanala fort.
7. Thoseghar Falls
Thoseghar hamlet is in Satara. This place is filled with several waterfalls from 22 meters to 500 meters in height. These are the best waterfalls of Maharashtra and are at their best in monsoon gushing from the altitude. The silent place with only the rhythm of waterfalls will surely make your day. This place is good for a weekend getaway where you can enjoy with friends and family. This is an ideal place for a picnic. You can enjoy swimming in the lake.
If you want a calm and quiet place, then Matheran is the best weekend getaways for you. This place has no vehicle rule in the town. You can enjoy the town with horse riding or you can walk if you want you can also hire a hand-pulled rickshaw. The journey to Matheran is very exciting. You can ride in a heritage railway and can enjoy the beauty of this place. In monsoon, this place becomes more beautiful as it seems like you are above clouds. This Hill station has more than 30 places to visit.
Alibaug is another most happening destination of Maharashtra in July. You will not only love this place but you will also love to drive here. You will find lots of beaches but the best place to visit in monsoon is Korlai fort, which is half an hour drive from Alibaug. This is a lesser-known weekend destination but a fabulous place to visit. You can trek to the top and can get the most beautiful view of the sea. You can also enjoy swimming in the Royal Bath.
Tapola is commonly known as Mini Kashmir. Tapola is a small village of Mahabaleshwar, which is 25 kilometres far from it. This place is quite famous for its rare scenery and unscathed natural landscape. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway as it is covered with greenery during monsoon. You would love to visit Kas Pathar as it turns into the bed of flowers after the monsoon. One can enjoy the enormous view of Koyana Dam. If you are an adventure lover than Shivsagar lake will offer you with lots of options. You will love the fragrance of strawberry as there are lots of farms.