Top Five Hill Stations to Visit in Maharashtra

Do snowy landscapes and mountains induce a serene delight in your heart? Are you looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of your city? If yes, then visiting a hill station is the best answer to your quest! It indeed is good news for those living in or near Maharashtra that the Sahyadri ranges and the Western Ghats have gifted the state with excellent hill stations near Mumbai. Are you ready to explore the best getaways for your vacation? Here is a list of the top five hill stations in Maharashtra.  


  If you are in search of pollution-free and peaceful breath, Matheran is the right spot for you! Matheran remains the most eco-friendly hill station because motorized vehicles are not allowed here, unlike other hill stations where crowding and littering are spiking up. The smallest hill station in Asia has excellent experience to offer. Its lush forest tracks, toy train ride and misty walkways will make your trip unforgettable.  


The word Mahabaleshwar means “god of great power”, situated 285 kilometres from Mumbai. For those who desire an amalgam of the beautiful hill station, spiritual spot and historical destination, Mahabaleshwar will steal their heart. The ancient Shiva temple will add a charismatic spiritual touch to your journey, and the sight of Venna Lake will transport you to a nostalgic world of fiction books. Moreover, the trip to Mahabaleshwar is incomplete without visiting nearby Panchgani and Patapgad, which finally adds a historical tint by offering you a visit to the place where Chhatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan.  

Malshej Ghat

Do you feel intense bliss while enjoying the rain and capturing ethereal scenes like waterfalls? If yes, then welcome to Malshej ghat. The place will gift you some of the most memorable experiences with heavy rainfall, lush greenery and magical morning mist. Moreover, it offers you the sight of various flora and fauna. The flamingos from Rann of Kutch in Gujrat migrate to Malshej Ghat every year. If you love birds or wish to explore your way in ornithology, then this place awaits you! Also, you can plan for stargazing at Naneghat.  


Lonavala-Khandala is the land of breath-taking vistas, lush green forests and village landscape. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Mumbai. The Bhushi Dam of Lonavala attracts many tourists during rainfall and offers a worth-watching natural beauty. The celebrity wax museum is a must grab opportunity if you are a big Bollywood fan.  


Situated in the north of Ahmednagar, Bhandardara offers you a mesmerizing landscape with water descending from ghats and green forest sights. The famous Amruteshwar Temple is a major hotspot for religious visitors. Also, the Arthur Lake and Wilson Dam will make your weekend perfect.  

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