Monsoons in Maharashtra are magical. Beating the scorching heat of the sun, monsoons come as a relief to the entire state. The monsoon rain with its mere touch, transforms this land into a natural paradise. Beginning from June and lasting till September, monsoon season in Maharashtra is worth the wait. The rainfall here varies by region and the climate remains pleasant. The coastal belt experiences (200cm) heaviest rains, while the central part of the state experiences slight rains as it falls in the rain shadow region (50 cm). Despite the frequent rains, countless travelers love to explore the surrounding vicinities that become extremely alluring in the monsoon weather.
Undoubtedly, Maharashtra is one among the most sought after travel destinations worth exploring during the monsoons. Travel to this place and watch it bloom, the time it gets hit by the blessed rains. Witness the state come to life as the warbling waterfalls of hill stations like Chikhaldara make their way past the rolling green mountains. Romanticize the breathtaking landscape of Panchgani , Matheran and Igatpuri and follow the curvy hill roads.
Don’t miss to pay a visit to some of the best monsoon travel places of Maharashtra. Unwind yourself amidst indefinable natural beauty, and plan a trip to Matheran, Bhandardara, Bhimashankar, Malshej Ghat, Kalsubai, Thosegar falls, Lonavala and Kolad. Adventure freaks can also indulge in enticing monsoon treks like Mahuli Fort Trek, Thane; Vasota Trek, Satara; Harishchandra Trek, Malshej Ghat; and Lohagad Trek, near Lonavala. Adrenaline filled river rafting in Kolad will also be a great activity to indulge in for adventure junkies. Traveling in monsoon to Maharashtra can turn you into a lucky traveler! You might just get a chance to be a part of the vivacious fairs and festivals held in the state during these months.
Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi are few of the festivals that you might get to attend. If you can bear with the rains, no other place will allure you to its mesmeric pavilions, as much as Maharashtra will. Journey to this heavenly place in the monsoons and get to see its different yet most beautiful side.