Maharashtra is famous for its multiple hill stations that offer picturesque views of nature and are a great tourist spot. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, you can take a weekend trip to these locations and reconnect with nature and yourself.
Amboli Hill Station
This place is packed with nature’s best flora and fauna and hence is rightly called the ‘queen’ of Maharashtra. Located in Sawantwadi at 690 metres above sea level, it is a great spot during the monsoons. Witnessing the high waterfalls cascading down the hilly terrain with the greenery in the background will make for an unforgettable experience on your next visit here.
On your way from the Mumbai-Goa highway, you will find a stretch between Kolad and the backwaters of Mulshi Dam. Covered in a carpet of green during monsoons when the plants and flowers are in full bloom, it is indeed a sight for the sore eyes. For a rush of adrenaline, you can try river rafting which is a hit with the young population.
It is a popular tourist destination that attracts travelers purely due to its natural and organic beauty. The ghat provides sweeping views of the Sahyadri mountain range as you descend to the Konkan. It is also known as a trekker’s paradise and can be equally mesmerizing during monsoons as well.
Toranmal is situated between the 3rd and 4th row of the Satpuda ranges. You will witness the barren beauty of the mountains and the serenity of a lake with lotuses blooming in it. The inclusion of several temples, lakes, waterfalls and the scenic lush green mountains all around you will keep you coming back for more.
Situated between the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and at a height of 1,088 metres, you will find a quiet, tranquil place replete with wildlife and breath-taking flora and fauna. Chikhaldara is close to Amravati and is surrounded by the Melghat Project Tiger Area on three sides. On your visit here, you can chance upon tigers, leopards, and some rare animals too.