(Last Updated on : 29/04/2017)
of Maharashtra are beautiful and at the same time appealing to the tourists and visitors. Maharashtra
is the home of Western Ghats Mountain Range
in India. Some of the popular hill stations of Maharashtra are Matheran, Lonavla, Lavasa
, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchagani, Bhandardara
, Malshej Ghat, Amboli
, Chikhaldara Panhala
, Toranmal and Jawahar
Amboli, Sindhudurg District
Amboli is located at a height of 690 m above the sea level, and is the last hill resort of Sahyadri Hills
before the coastal plain begins.
Bhandardara, Ratangad Fort
The tranquil exquisiteness of the Arthur Lake, Ratangadh Fort
, prehistoric temple of Amriteshwar, Wilson Dam
, Radha Falls and a profound quiet valley. Bhandardara has everything that tourists look for in a place.
Chikhaldara Hills, Amravati district
History of Chikhaldara Hills can be found in the pages of Indian epic - Mahabharata
. It is believed that, this was the place where Kichaka
was killed by Bhima
and thrown down the valley. Being the only coffee
growing area in Maharashtra, Chikhaldara Hills is also renowned for its Melghat Tiger Project
Igatpuri, Nashik District
Igatpuri has the Bhatsa river valley, Amruteshwar Temple, Tringalwadi fort, Ghatandevi temple, Camel
valley and Dhammagiri Meditation Centre are few of the popular attractions here.
Jawhar, Palghar district
Jawhar, famous for its Warli paintings
, is one of the few tribal kingdoms of Maharashtra.
Khandala, Lonavala and Karla, Western Ghats Mountain Range
Khandala and Lonavala are positioned on the slopes of the Sahyadri Hills which is 5km away from each other on the Mumbai
highway. Karla is about 12 km away from Lonavala
Mahabaleshwar, Satara District
Mahabaleshwar is situated at an altitude of 1372m. Mahabaleshwar is also called as the Queen of Hills.
Malshej Ghat, Pune
The favourite attraction of Malshej Ghat is the migratory flamingos
during the monsoon. The dense forest adds to the beauty of its country side.
, Raigad district
This is a place where people can effort to take in fresh air, such is the environment. The two hour toy train ride to this 800m high hill station is an experience of unforgettable adventure.
Panchgani, Satara district
The place has got its name from the 5 hills surrounding it. It is located at an altitude of 1334m and is just 38m below Mahabaleshwar. The splendid sight of the Krishna River
and an environment free from pollution attracts many tourists throughout the year to Panchgani
Panhala, Kolhapur district
Every part of Panhala
has a haunting history of the Maratha Empire
. At an altitude of 977m, Panhala offers a magnificent climate.
, Nandurbar district
Toranmal is a quiet and serene hill station situated at an altitude of 1461m above the sea level.
, Raigad district
Karjat is famous for attractions like adventure sports
, river rafting
, hiking, trekking and rock climbing and is largely frequented during the monsoons. Here some of the attractions are Peth Fort, Kondana Caves, Bhor Ghat and Ulhas River