Top 200 Places to visit in Maharashtra

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Mumbai

Pune

Gateway Of India Mumbai

Marine Drive

Aurangabad

Matheran

Nashik

Leopold Restaurant

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Ellora Caves

Tarkarli

Kashid Beach

Mahabaleshwar

Panchgani

Sindhudurg Fort

Kolhapur

Ratnagiri

Kaas Plateau of Flowers

Wai

Shrivardhan

Diveagar Beach

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Bandra - Worli Sea Link

Devagiri Daulatabad Fort

Ellora

Ajanta Caves

Malvan

Aare Ware Beach

Sinhagad Fort

Lavasa

Nagaon Beach

Tiger Point

Kamshet

Gateway Of India

Colaba Causeway

Crawford Market

Alexander Point

Charlotte Lake

Panvel

Bhimashankar

Juhu Beach

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Shani shignapur

Harishchandragad

Maachli

Tarkarli Beach

Tondavali

One Tree Hill Point

Ganapatipule

Ganpati Pule

Jaigad Jetty

Rajmachi

Guhagar

Bamnoli

Velas

Torna Fort

Velhe

Korlai

Pawna Lake

Lohagad

Lonavala

Rajmachi Trek

Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Fort Mumbai

Cafe Universal

Chowpatty Beach

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Island

Khandala Point

Mumbai - Pune Expressway

Panorama Point

Neral Railway Station

Carter Road

Kalsubai Peak

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Mumbai Airport

Juhu

Prithvi Cafe

Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat MTDC Resort

Khireshwar

Sandhan Valley

Panchakki

Sula Vineyards

Mhaismal Hill Station

Devgad

Kanheri Caves

Amboli Ghat Waterfall

Amboli

Devbaug Beach

KINARA RESORT

Dhamapur Lake

Malwan

Mumbai Goa Highway

Radhanagari

Sayaji Hotel

Neware

Ganpatipule Beach

Ganpatipule Temple

Ganpatipule

Karad

Vankusawade Wind Park

Thoseghar

Pandharpur

Satara

Vasota Fort

Sagar Sawali Hotel

Chakdev

Shindi

Dapoli

Tapola

Koyna Agro Tourism

Terra Camp Resort

Babington Point

Shivsagar Farmhouse

Wilson Point

Mapro Garden

Parsi Point

Pratapgad

Table Land

Wai - Panchgani Road

Asia Plateau

Elephant’s Head Point

Elphinstone Point

Arthur Seat

Mahad

Rupnarayan Mandir

Rajgad Fort

Jejuri

Murud-Janjira Fort

Janjira fort

Narayanpur

Purandar Road

Saswad

Panshet

The Waterfront Shaw-Lavasa

Camp Temgarh

Kolad

Waghjai Mata Mandir

Siddhatek Ashtavinayak Mandir

Mahadji Shinde Chhatri

Parvati Hills

Parvati Hill

Swargate ST Stand

Parvati Trail Path

21/2

Sujata Mastani

Vishrambaug Wada

Raigad

Marzorin

Sukanta Thali

Shaniwar Wada

Bhaja Monastery & Temple Complex

Theur

Korlai Fort

Pataleshwar Caves

Pune Station

Shivajinagar Railway Station

Kareem's

Koregaon Park

Osho

Savargaon

Wadeshwar

Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe

Pune International Airport

Aamby Valley

Lonavala Lake

Tikona Fort

Pavana

Waru Rd

Lohgarh Fort

Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Trek Road

Bushi Dam

kihim Beach

Bhaja Caves

Kihim

Bhushi Dam

Lonavala Bushy dam

Duke's Nose

Lion Point

Lonavla

Karde

Mahaganpati Mandir

Ranjangaon

Khandala

Celebrity Wax Museum

Karla Caves

Khopoli

Chincholi

Karnala

Afghan Church

Morbe Dam

Gateway Sailing Club

Bayview Roof Top Restaurant

Karjat

Cannon Hills

Leopold Cafe

Pizza Express

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Best things to do in Maharashtra and sightseeing in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the third largest state of India located on the western side of India. It is the largest in terms of population and is also rated as the richest state in India. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Gujarat on the North west, Madhya Pradesh to the north, Karnataka to the south and Chattisgarh and Telangana to the eastern part of it. Nagpur is termed as the auxilliary capital while Mumbai is the state capital along with being the economic capital of India. it is said that 19% of the economic contribution and 14% of the GDP comes from this state only. apart from hundreds of scenic and historic attractions there are a number of wildlife parks and sanctuaries too. Maharashtra state parks are also a part of the Project Tiger.

Mumbai - Maharashtra

India’s second largest city, Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is home to a few hundred captivating contrasts and creeds. Mumbai is bursting with frenetic bazaars, shaded avenues thronged by commuters and roads brimming with traffic. The dynamic Maharashtrian metropolis is also a powerhouse of India’s business and trade sectors. But regardless, Bombay’s ethos lies in its biggest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, in people-watching and eating bhelpuri by the iconic arch of the Gateway of India and in the exquisite Taj Mahal Palace, that holds a decade worth of stories about both Bombay and Mumbai. A few other places to visit in Mumbai city are Nariman Point - a legion of office blocks in the heart of the city and the Prince of Wales Museum for its eclectic architecture. Watching the sunset with a plate of vada pav at Marine Drive and experiencing the vibrant festival of Ganesh Chaturthi at Juhu Beach are few of the best things to do in Mumbai. One must also travel to Mumbai city to be dazzled by the country’s biggest, and most prolific film and media industry, wherein if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon a Bollywood star or two.
Dr. Shveata Misra

32 Followers, 29 Reviews


Anjali sahrawat

51 Followers, 50 Reviews


Mumbai to Bangalore - Road trip II
Kashyap

47 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,October,November,December
Things to do
Beach,Historical Places,Luxury Holidays,Nightlife,Religious
Open Hours
Budget

Pune - Maharashtra

Called the Oxford of the East, Pune is a bubbling cosmopolitan city. A large student hub, this city loves art, culture and theatre. The Sahyadri hill range of the Western Ghats makes this destination ideal for hiking and wildlife spotting. A shower of rain brings the city alive. The Agha Khan Palace of Pune is a sprawling complex with emerald green gardens and sprawling lawns, perfect for a casual stroll. The Shaniwarwada is an ancient structure built by the Peshwas and the ruins of this marvellous architecture can still be seen in the city. Dedicated to the brave hearts of the Indian Army, the National War Museum is a popular tourist destination and houses militia paraphernalia. Those interested in meditation can get day passes from the Osho International Meditation Resort, which is very popular with tourists. Handcrafted beer, baked goodies at the Kayani Bakery on East Street and eateries such as Touche the Sizzler, Malaka Spice and Dario's will complete your trip here.
Amit

16 Followers, 25 Reviews


Back home.
Shipra Shekhar

956 Followers, 253 Reviews


Overnight stay at friend's place and leave early morning for Kamalgad
Ronen Chordekar

19 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places
Open Hours
Budget

Gateway Of India Mumbai - Maharashtra

This is the most important attraction of Mumbai and often the starting point of tourists. This was built by the British in the 1913 to mark the visit of George V and Queen Mary to then Bombay. This arch or gateway was inspired from the Triumpg Arc of Italy. This was a place from where most of the tourists from the West started their journeys during the British time. After the Colonial Raj ended, this monument was Indianized and now is a tourist hotspot. the gateway faces the Arabian sea and is also flanked by the beautiful Marine Drive. It is said that the last British ships, when they left India started from here as the British loved this place and it is till now a symbol of their victory over India though the Indians have now changed the notion along with the name of the city to Mumbai. The monument has four turrets and intricate designs on stone blocks to make up the whole structure. the architecture is mainly Indo- Sarcenic with touches of typical Gujrati architectural styles. The Gateway stands strong as the symbol of grandeur of the city as well as the blend of old and modern cultures here.
From marine drive, i took a taxi to gate way of india. I have been here before, lot of times with my brother when i was a kid and i have never seen it to be a quiet place. There are always 2000 people in any direction. You can feed the pigeons, walk around taj hotel, take a horse cart ride or get your picture clicked with this beautiful monument.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


This monument was constructed by the British to commemorate the landing of Emperor George V and Queen Mary in India. The boulevard at the front of this architectural wonder is crowded with tourists throughout the year. On the other side of this boulevard is the famous edifice of The Taj Hotels.
Malab

225 Followers, 20 Reviews


Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, Stands right Next to the Taj Mahal. Both the structure are the coolest. Even this magnificent structures light display changes from time to time. And if you visit it during monsoon., you'll get drenched.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
photography, sight- seeing, history tours, boating in the Arabian Sea.
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
free

Marine Drive - Maharashtra

Marine Drive may be a picturesque promenade in Kochi, Kerala, India. It engineered facing the backwaters, and may be a widespread resort for the native people. Ironic to its name, no vehicles area unit allowed on the walk. Marine Drive is additionally associate economically thriving a part of town of Kochi. With many searching malls it's as a crucial centre of searching activity in Kochi. Major alimentation joints, as well as Marrybrown, DiMark, coffee house area unit gift on the walk. The read of the setting and rising sun over the ocean mouth, and therefore the gentle wind from the Vembanad Lake has created Marine Drive a crucial holidaymaker destination in Kochi. Hundreds of individuals both natives and tourists throng the walk throughout the evenings. The walk starts from the tribunal Junction and continues till the Rajendra Maidan. There are many boat jetties on the walk. The walk has two contemporarily created bridges, the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese net Bridge.
And at the end of the day, what else is required when there is a huge Arabian Sea around you – Marine Drive. The breeze which revitalize you again for the new dawn.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


From CST i came walking till i could see marine drive & then i got a 180• view of it. I walked as long as my heart desired. Its a very long stretch. I then sat down and had my brunch. How awesome is that!
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Who doesn't know Marine Drive!?
Prateek Dham

2k+ Followers, 1k+ Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
NA
Open Hours
NA
Budget
NA

Aurangabad - Maharashtra

Home to the world famous World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad is on every traveller's list. The city is located on the banks of the Kham River and is known as one of the most historically significant cities in Maharashtra. The Ajanta caves represent stories of Buddhism spanning from the period of 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. The Ellora caves were carved during 350 A.D. to 700 A.D. and represent the three different faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Aurangabad sees a lot of tourists from across the world and it is a great place for like-minded tourists to meet. A history lover's delight, the museums here will keep you super busy. Some of the more popular ones are Sunehri Mahal Museum, University Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. You must also visit Lonar – it is said to be the site where a meteor crashed on earth some 50,000 years ago and formed a large crater in the ground. The cafes and restaurants here are warm, welcoming and offer world class cuisines. Colourful, intriguing and vibrant, Aurangabad is a traveller's delight so if it's not on your list yet, add it.
Aurangabad is a good place to visit if u love street food.... WE had street sandwich which I think not a single hi fi restaurant can make... WE tasted almost everything there which was available on the streets. There are few historical places but govt is not maintaining them so no one visit them.
Punit Tyagi

108 Followers, 1 Reviews


Unlimited culture and histoy
Nehali Garg

141 Followers, 17 Reviews


#Food : Naan Qalia - Must Try. Naan is the bread made in tandoor (Hot furnace) while Qalia is a mixture of mutton and various spices. #Architectures
Kunal Dwivedi

128 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,June,July,August,September,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Historical Places,Romantic Getaways
Open Hours
Budget
N/A

Matheran - Maharashtra

In recent years Matheran has gained such popularity that it's unmissable. A must on any traveller's list, it offers one a peaceful, quiet and laidback holiday. Situated close to Mumbai, this plateau is home to dense forests, waterfalls and the lovely Ulhas River. Matheran is a non-motorable zone and you'll be thankful for the quiet it offers even though it's so crowded. One would also spot a number of tourists from Mumbai, especially if you are here during the weekend. Matheran has a number of touristy spots including various view points. Though the best way to explore and experience this serene destination is on your own. Any direction you head in, you will be accompanied by dense forests, melodious sounds of nature and striking sights of surrounding hills. Some of the more popular viewing spots in Matheran are Panorama Point, Monkey Point and Echo Point. They are a must-visit and you should definitely include them in your itinerary. There are tons of great hotels in Matheran that attempt to offer visitors an exceptional experience with unique activities and experiences.
A small hilltop approx 2600 ft above sea level, has a different charm of its own. Being strictly a No Honking Zone, it has about 33 point view points around it. What does it have? Seriously nothing but just the various points which will blow your mind away. And Since it's a no honking zone, all you can do is either hire a cart, or a horse and if that doesn't satisfy you....just WALK around the woods. Dont worry of getting lost somewhere, you'll get proper directions any where in the woods. Untouched beauty of its own. A Perfect place for a Day Trip.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


The name of this hill station refers to a jungle growing on forehead of another Hill. It's around a 100 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune. This place is one of vehicle free zone, if you are lover of raw nature than this is an ideal place to visit.
Upendra Manve

82 Followers, 1 Reviews


This Eco-friendly hill station is the most popular with the tourists.
Ruchika Makhija

668 Followers, 177 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Hill Station,Nature,Offbeat,Romantic Getaways
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nashik - Maharashtra

Famous for its many temples and ghats, Nashik is one of the holiest cities in India. And for those looking for something more, there are the Sula Vineyards to explore. The eventful history of Nasik is evident in its various forts, including Harihar Fort and Ramshej Fort, that are sprinkled all over the city. The Sita Gufa or the Cave of Sita is believed to be the spot from where Goddess Sita was abducted by Ravana, while Panchvati is believed to be the asylum of Lord Rama during his exile. The Timbakeshwar Temple of Nasik is as much an architectural masterpiece as it is a religious centre. Carved intricately, this much-celebrated temple is perched on top of the Brahmagiri hills. Indulge your senses at the Sula Vineyards, which offer an insightful and entertaining tour that offers information on wine manufacturing and a chance for wine tasting. Nasik offers an impressive assortment of Maharashtrian food that is lightly influenced by the neighbouring states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Popular restaurants include Barbeque Ville Veg Aroma and Aster The Coffee Shop. For accommodation, Nashik has options in all segments – budget, mid-range and luxury hotels.
Dr. Shveata Misra

32 Followers, 29 Reviews


Place where you will find many of vineyards
Mansi

29 Followers, 8 Reviews


Vineyard City
Nehali Garg

141 Followers, 17 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Historical Places,Religious
Open Hours
Budget

Leopold Restaurant - Maharashtra

In the Colaba area of Mumbai, this is a large and popular restaurant. Though the main reasons for which people come here are the lovely ambience and the food but the even more popular reason are the terror attacks that took place here a number of years ago. the bullet marks are still preserved in this cafe cum restaurant for visitors to see. Their specialties are beer of many varieties, Chinese, Continental and North- Indian Cuisine. a visit to this place is worthed during your trip.
Authentic old charm with yummy food.
pawar sheetal

618 Followers, 11 Reviews


Quite good, during those 26/11 attacks the bullet holes in the walls of this cafe can be seen even now.
Naidu Pothala

157 Followers, 8 Reviews


Leopold cafe is one of the most famous restaurant and bar in this place. This place was the first site where the 2008 Mumbai attacks took place on 26 November. The terrorists had first attacked here where the cafe had been very severely damaged. The cafe is always filled with many foreigners who love the ambience and food here. They love the beer here. Most of the birthday celebration is done here.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
dining
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bibi Ka Maqbara - Maharashtra

The Bibi Ka Maqbara is just a maqbara positioned in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It had been developed by Azam Shah, boy of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in storage of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum.
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a not as breathtaking as the Taj Mahal, which it inevitably draws comparison from. Neverthless, it is worth a visit!
Nishant Shankar

3 Followers, 6 Reviews


The most beautiful monument of Aurangabad according to me. Bibi ka Maqbara is an exact replica of the Taj Mahal. This is the tomb of Aurangzeb's wife built by her son. The place is open till 10 pm at night but unfortunately there is minimum light in the compound. However, it was a full moon night and the monument shone brilliantly. This should definitely be visited in the morning.
Muktadhara Ray

1k+ Followers, 71 Reviews


The tomb of Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangazeb is an excellent example of Persian architecture. It is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal though less ornamental.
Shetty Raksha

303 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
Arond the year
Things to do
Historical culture, photography
Open Hours
All Days 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
INR 10/person (Indians), INR 250/person (Foreigner)

Ellora Caves - Maharashtra

Ellora Caves were created along an amount of about 600 years beween the 5th and the 11th centuries. They are today preserved as Artistic History monuments which keeps surprising people on the generations. These caves unlike the Ajanta were never discovered and are the exact same people that have been in historical days known as Verul Caves. The caves certainly are a several kilometeres northwards of Aurangabad and extend along 34 caves such as Buddhist Chaityas or shrines and Hindu and Jain Temples. The Earliest excavation that you will discover here is the Dhumar Lena in Cave 29. The absolute most attractive is however the large Kailasa Brow in Cave 16 which will be also known as the largest monolithic framework in the whole world. From the very historical days, the Ellora temples and caves have attracted tourists and devotees the exact same way as ever. Residing at Aurangabad Major is the best selection through your trip as typical Ellora Visits are structured from here.
As soon as you enter the Ellora complex, your eyes drift towards the splendid structure before you. It really doesn't matter if you worship the gods that the temple was built for. You will stop in your tracks and stare at the marvel in front of you, the marvel that has been carved out of one rock. The beauty seems impalpable, and it seems even more so upon entering the temple. The rock and stone at Ellora sing and beauty flows through the cracks. It's a wonderful harmony to witness.
Nishant Shankar

3 Followers, 6 Reviews


Ellora Caves took me about an hour to reach from Aurangabad. This is a world heritage site now and has 34 caves that were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 17 Hindu (caves 13–29), 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves, built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history. The entrance to this site will directly lead you to cave 16 which is the kailash temple. This is the best preserved cave and is carved out of a single rock. The kailash temple is 2 storeys, the top most storey has a Shiva idol and a small chamber has Nandi , the bull. it is surrounded by a pillared corridor. The temple on the outside is surrounded by elephants. I clearly saw lot of sexual positions carved on the outer side of the temple but could not understand why they would be present in a temple. I came back and searched a lot of articles on the internet but none mentioned any of these carvings. (I have uploaded some of these figurines in pictures). Could it be possible that the process of mating was considered sacred and hence carved outside a temple?! The Kailash temples awed us so much that the Buddhist caves looked a little too simple and plain in comparison , much like the religion itself. There were only huge rooms inside with idols of Buddha. The jain temples are about 2 kilometres away and you have to take a bus to reach cave 34. The five Jain caves at Ellora belong to the ninth and tenth centuries. They all belong to the Digambara sect.[10] Jain caves reveal specific dimensions of Jain philosophy and tradition. They reflect a strict sense of asceticism – they are not relatively large as compared to others, but they present exceptionally detailed art works. The most remarkable Jain shrines are the Chhota Kailash (cave 30), the Indra Sabha (cave 32) and the Jagannath Sabha (cave 33). Cave 31 is an unfinished four-pillared hall and a shrine.[11] Cave 34 is a small cave, which can be approached through an opening on the left side of Cave 33.[12] Amongst other devotional carvings, a place called Samavasarana can be found in Ellora caves. Samavasarana is of special interest to Jains, as it is a hall where the tirthankara preaches after attaining omniscience.
Muktadhara Ray

1k+ Followers, 71 Reviews


tourist attractions in Aurangabad that have made it to the list of World heritage sites are the Ajanta and Ellora caves. The Ajanta and Ellora cave shrines cut out of rock, by hand, rank amongst the most outstanding historical tourist attractions in India. It is believed that, originally, Buddhist monks sought shelter in these natural grottos during monsoons and began decorating them with religious motifs to help pass the rainy season
Shetty Raksha

303 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, History Tours
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 10/person (for Indians and citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries.)

Tarkarli - Maharashtra

Tarkarli is a village in Maharashtra and a beach unlike any other. Tall Shuru trees in the background followed by a narrow stretch of fine, white sand and crystal clear water make it the perfect location for a laidback weekend by the beach. On a perfectly sunny day, you can see through the calm and clear water of the sea up to a depth of 15 ft. The Karli backwaters on the other side are one of its kind in the state. The translucent water of Tarkarli makes it the only beach in Maharashtra suitable for scuba diving. This is also why the state's only scuba diving training centre is located here. Snorkelling is another option if you want to explore the glamorous underwater corals and fishes. The confluence of the Karli river and the Arabian Sea, Sangam, popularly known as the Devbagh Beach, is another spot that offers adventures sports such as dolphin and banana boat rides, jet ski and parasailing. Aimlessly walking on the shore would lead you to unexplored beaches such as Nivati and Bhogave. Besides the beach, the Ramnavmi Utsav in April is a sight to see here. Stay options here include the MTDC Resort and government-approved homestays.
Gunjan Upreti

12k+ Followers, 1k+ Reviews


The beach is serene and quit. It’s only 6kms from Malvan village in Maharashtra. The beach is very popular for its various options like scuba diving, kayaking and parasailing. The water is so clear here that you can see all the way to the sea bed. But if you are not in the mood for adventure then you can rent a private house boat which is equipped with all modern amenities and spend the night under the stars. Wake up and you are all set to enjoy some breakfast in the sunshine among the plush setting on the upper deck of the boat before going for fishing or bird watching. If you are in luck then you can also spot dolphins.
Swati Sharma

31 Followers, 7 Reviews


Shreya More

175 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Beach,Nature,Offbeat,Water Sports,Rivers and Lakes
Open Hours
Budget

Kashid Beach - Maharashtra

This is a beach town and the best along the Konkan Coastline. This is the cleanest beach out of all and the high waves of this beach make it perfect for surfers and adventure seekers. The beach is marked with white sand and blue waters. The sea is between two hillocks which have a number of Casuarina trees on top of them. The natural beauty around makes this place a peaceful retreat for people who want to escape from their daily routine and spend some quite time to refresh and rejuvenate themselves. The Murud Janjira Fortress, Birla Temple and others are other attractions around. Surfing here during the months of June- September when monsoon is at full swing can prove to be fatal.
virgin beach very clean
sameer bhalerao

204 Followers, 7 Reviews


People call it Mini Goa..
Sandeep yadav

188 Followers, 7 Reviews


mayuri

394 Followers, 41 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - June
Things to do
swimming, surfing, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Mahabaleshwar - Maharashtra

Of panoramic views, perennial waterfalls and picturesque landscapes, Mahabaleshwar stands out as the largest and most popular hill station in the Western Ghats. Owing to comfortable temperatures, Mahabaleshwar is thronged by tourists throughout the year, except during the four months of heavy monsoons from June to September. Being the erstwhile summer capital of the Bombay presidency during the British Raj, this place has a lot to offer — spectacular sunrise and sunset viewpoints, popular one-day treks to go on, and boating at the Venna Lake. Additionally, tourists can retrospect history at the centuries-old Pratapgad Fort and savour some toothsome jams and marmalades at the Mapro Garden. One must not miss out on the famous corn patties and strawberry cream when in Mahabaleshwar. Should you visit in March, you will be lucky to witness the gastronomically delightful Strawberry Festival that takes place every year. Plan a weekend getaway to this hill station and you will be impressed.
BIKE TRIP IS WORTH. ROADS ARE GOOD AND AWESOME SERENE. >marpo garden is good : Real Strawberries ice creams. >12 point is good >ancient temple worth a visit. >best place to sit and stay or camping is nearby lake. soothing atmosphere.
Lakshya Kaushik

142 Followers, 1 Reviews


Famous Hill Station in Maharashtra well know for its Strawberry farms, Mapro Garden and Strawberry Fudge. Sajjan Gad - Mahabaleshwar: 66 Km
Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


So much to do, No doubt this is a favourite amongst all.
Ruchika Makhija

668 Followers, 177 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Hill Station,Honeymoon,Nature,Trekking
Open Hours
Budget

Panchgani - Maharashtra

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a nature lover's delight. Popular for its stunning beauty, peace and serenity, Panchgani is a favourite weekend spot. A small trek to Sydney Point will offer you picturesque views of the Dhom Dam with the river flowing along the valley. Besides this, Table Land, situated here is the second longest mountain plateau of Asia. For everyone who is interested in history, Devil's Kitchen is a must visit. Located close to Table Land, Devil's Kitchen is said to have been home to the Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic for a while. The Pāndavgad Caves (near Wāi) are also said to be built by them then. Parsi Point is another interesting touristy spot. It is the windiest part of Panchghani and is a part of the road which leads to Mahabaleshwar. The other attractions here include Bhim Chula, Harrison's Valley, Lingmala Point and Rajauri Caves.
The first thing that comes to my mind when i think of Panchgani is STRAWBERRYS! The place is drowning in strawberries ( quite literally). There are a few spots like Parsi point, Kate's point, Sydney point etc which don't exactly have anything to do with the names they are given as such but the view from these point are breathtakingly gorgeous. It is all almost the same picturesque view but from different angles . Another interesting visit here is the Tableland which is Asia's 2nd largest plateau . A walk till the end of the plateau gives you an amazing view of the surrounding mountains which somewhat resemble a miniature Grand Canyon ( or maybe its just my imagination running wild). So , if your a nature lover and just want to walk and explore scenic beauty Panchgani is a must go. It is best to visit this place during the monsoon season as the beauty gets enhanced by a floating layer of foggy mist endowing the entire view.
Lakshmi Menon

49 Followers, 4 Reviews


An idyllic choice for a leisurely holiday.
Ruchika Makhija

668 Followers, 177 Reviews


Daya Parulekar

266 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Hill Station,Nature,Romantic Getaways
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sindhudurg Fort - Maharashtra

This fort is situated on a rocky island known as Kurte barely a kilometer from Malvan. This fort was built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj in the 17th Century when all his trials to win the Janjira Fortress proved to be useless. The main building material was sand that too was brought down from Gujarat. The main strength of this well- preserved fort are the thousands of kilograms of iron used here. The architect under whom the construction took place was known as Hiroji Indulkar and the king also took the advice of hundreds of Portugese experts whom he had invited to his court. A number of people were put to work round the clock for three long years to build this fort. The most attractive feature of this monument is the stretch of zig- zag walls and the pillars and bastions. Inside the fort still live twenty- thirty hereditary Hindu- Muslim families and there are also a number of temples inside. The most important out of all these is the temple where you will find the painting of Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj without a moustache. This painting is unique and is not found anywhere else in the world. Nearby this fort, you will also see the Padamgad Fort which is now in ruins.
Huge fort in Arabian sea
yogesh

43 Followers, 30 Reviews


Sindhudurg fort is one of the most famous forts built by Shivaji located on an island on the middle of the sea. You have to take a ferry from the Malvan pier in order to reach the fort.
Nicole Ferreira

118 Followers, 15 Reviews


One of the sea fort buily by Shivaji Maharaj on Kurte island
Sneha

235 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Sight- seeing, photography, history tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 50 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners

Kolhapur - Maharashtra

Kolhapur, in Maharashtra, is a land of temples and regal palaces. The most revered of them is the Mahalaxmi Temple, which has a simple yet fascinating structure. Other temples here are the Temlabai temple, Jyotiba temple and the Bimkhambi Ganesh temple. The Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, which was once the residence of the first Maharaja of the Maratha Empire, is a vivid display of artefacts representing the ancient history of the city. Take a walk through history at the Panhala Fort, which is an imposing fortification believed to have housed Chhatrapati Shivaji himself. Kolhapur is known for its spicy array of Maharashtrian food. Try some of the local delicacies at Padma Guest House, Waman Guest House and Parakh. Being a bustling tourist destination, Kolhapur has a lot to offer when it comes to lodging for all types of budget travellers. Don't forget to take back the local Kolhapuri Chappals, that make for lovely traditional footwear.
It is a historical place and has great temples too
Riket Shah

14 Followers, 12 Reviews


The closest central place, to cover the spots, in Kolhapur one can visit Mahalakshmi Mandir, Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Shahu Place, Rankala Lake. Also you can visit famous Jyotiba temple which is hardly 26 Km from the place all places can be covered in 2 days span
Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


From Kolhapur to Malvan it takes 5 hours. There are two routes to reach Malvan- via Gaganbawada ghat or via Radhanagri. We took the route via Radhanagri village. The road condition is good. But the route has lots of turns and swirls. We left from Kolhapur at 7.30am and reached Malvan at 1.30pm. On the way we stopped at Radhanagri for breakfast and at backwaters, a little ahead from Radhanagri near Anuradha village.
Sneha

235 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,May,June,July
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Food and Drinks,Historical Places,Religious,Shopping
Open Hours
Budget

Ratnagiri - Maharashtra

A lovely city in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Ratnagiri is a port city surrounded by the beautiful Sahyadri Hills. If this is your first time here, you'll be spoilt for choice. Ganapatipule Beach makes for a great visit and is perfect for a leisurely afternoon. There is a Ganesh temple right next to the beach that is also worth a visit. The Ratnadurg or Bhagwati Fort, which is a beautiful structure constructed in a horseshoe shape, surrounded by the Arabian Sea, is also a beautiful place to check out. Thebaw Palace is another lovely touristy spot where the Burma King Thebaw was imprisoned. The palace is built in Pagoda style and is a must see. Bhatyachi Khadi is where the river meets the sea; the village near this place is Bhatye known as Bhatyachi Khadi. If you're here from March to June, do pick up some juicy Alphonso mangoes that the city is famous for. There are a lot of other scenic cities around Ratnagiri and depending on your mood, you can choose any of the cities to spend your vacations.
The Mango district
yogesh

43 Followers, 30 Reviews


A quaint little town in the Konkan area of Maharashtra. Ratnagiri is known for its pristine secluded beaches, luscious greenery and alphonsos!
Pramati Anand

2k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Ratnagiri is just another town situated along the beautiful Goa-Bombay road. Goa-Bombay road is one of the best roads I've been to. All the green on both side and the awesome monsoon weather is just superb. Riding on MH SH 4 from Ratnagiri to Jaigad is a different experience alltogether. The scenic beauty is simply mesmerizing. Be careful while riding on this route though there wold not be any traffic but there will be numerous green snakes crossing the road.
Achal Gupta

186 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,June,July,August,September,November,December
Things to do
Hill Station,Nature
Open Hours
Budget
N/A

Kaas Plateau of Flowers - Maharashtra

This is a bio- diversity Heritage Site and Maharashtra's amswer to the Valley of Flowers. This is also known as the Kaas Pathar and is given the title of "Switzerland of the West" due to the extra ordinary beauty of this place. This is a volcanic plateau with a palette of colors covering the whole place. you find a variety of flowers here which from a distance seem to be a multi color covering over the plateau. This is a nature lovers' paradise and a photographer's food for the lenses, this place is a not to miss during your visit at any cost.
valley of flowers
Kashyap

47 Followers, 50 Reviews


Natural Beauty of India !
Tanvi Nadkarni

824 Followers, 45 Reviews


The Kaas Plateau in Satara is situated in the Sahyadri Ranges of the Western Ghats and is spread along 1000 hectres. It derives its name from the Kaasa tree that bears white flowers only once every 7-8 years.
Elita

597 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
August- October
Things to do
sight- seeing, hiking, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Wai - Maharashtra

Mahima Nanda

116 Followers, 12 Reviews


The camping place is situated near Wai, at Dhom dam. Approx 5-6 hr drive from Mumbai
yogesh

43 Followers, 30 Reviews


Famous Ganapati Mandir
Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


Shrivardhan - Maharashtra

Blessed with a rich cultural past and a beautiful coastline, is the city of Srivardhana in Maharashtra. The widespread betel nut plantations punctuated by the red-tiled roofs of the Konkani houses come together as a rustic visual treat and a very cozy getaway. The temple complex of Shree Laxminarayan is what binds the history of the Peshwas with this town. But what adds glamour to this city is the golden sands of the many beaches that stretch across the shore. There is the Diveagar Beach, which is highlighted by the humble temple, standing on the coast, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The Kondivali Beach is famous for water sports such as paragliding and surfing, and also the quick treks across the cliffs on the coast. The Harihareshwar Beach is ideal if you like relaxing by the beach with some lip-smacking seafood. There are many luxurious resorts that are surrounded by the turquoise blue sea such as the Shree Ganesh Beach Resort or Subhan Beach Resort. To wake up to the sparkling waters in the morning sun, almost touching the gates of the resort, is no less than a magical experience to start the day with.
beach holiday destination away from crowded commercialised beaches
Priyanka Telang

419 Followers, 47 Reviews


untouched beach with nice maintainance
sameer bhalerao

204 Followers, 7 Reviews


Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Beach,Nature,Offbeat,Water Sports
Open Hours
Budget

Diveagar Beach - Maharashtra

This is a beach town and also a place of worship. The Diveagar Beach is known for its clean sands and white waters. There is not much you can do or explore here but this place is still a very popular weekend getaway especially for Mumbaikars. The Suvarna Ganesha Temple is a famous place of worship and also has an interesting story behind it. Once when there was nothing over here, a lady farmer named Pratibha was busy in her daily work. While ploughing the field she got a copper box which was buried deep down and came up due to repeated ploughing. Inside this box was an idol of Lord Ganesha covered completely with gold and also withe a mask made of gold. The idol weighed about 12 kg. There was then built the temple of the Suvarna Ganesha which is still very popular.
an amazing time to calm yourself and get away from all the hustle
Apoorva Mehta

219 Followers, 9 Reviews


Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


Awesome beach , great food and adventure sorts.
Shikha Bhatt

253 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
beaches
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Maharashtra

Earlier known as the Victoria Terminus, This is one of the best examples of Victorian- Gothic art and architecture in India. This terminus is the main reason for Mumbai being the gothic city till today. The combination of European architecture with Indian art is the reason this station is very close to palatial designs found at many places in India. The domes, turrets, walls and the floor planning are all grand. The construction of this terminus started in 1878 and went on for around 10 years. The English architects worked hand-in-hand with Indian artisans and craftsmen to create which is till today a prized possession of Mumbai. The design is also somewhere inspired from Italian Medieval structures.
My friend dropped me at sion station & i got a ticket for CST from there. Mumbai local finally!! Its magic that one second you are standing outside looking at the crowd thinking if you will manage to get in & 20 seconds later you are so deep inside now that you can't find a way out. After 2-3 stops most of the crowd got out and i got place to stand at the door. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO site. It is one of the best railway station in india.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Busiest place in India.
Prateek Dham

2k+ Followers, 1k+ Reviews


Iconic Victoria terminus and Central Railway's Head quarter.
Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Transport
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Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this is a cable stay bridge which was erected by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. This bridge links Bandra on the Western Suburbs of Mumbai and Worli in South Mumbai. In future this bridge is suppossed to link the Western Suburbs of Mumbai to Nariman Pint, which is the business district of Mumbai. This bridge reduces traveling time by about half an hour.
This sealink is just awesome.Must visit place in Mumbai.The most beautiful bridge i have ever travelled.Its architecture is fantabulous.There 2 -3 tollgates for entry fess but it still worth visit.
Pratik Jena

277 Followers, 21 Reviews


Feel the wind in your face as you drive by the Sea Link. A 5.6 kms stretch with the sea surrounding you and the cityscape beckoning you from a distance.
Priyanka Gogoi

191 Followers, 6 Reviews


Connecting North to South Mumbai, this bridge is one of the ultimate sights of Mumbai. Giving a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Mumbai, the Sea Link bridge is a major landmark.
Arushi Dutt

871 Followers, 108 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Transportation
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
free

Devagiri Daulatabad Fort - Maharashtra

It stands on a 200mt high hill and the only way to access the fort is through a narrow bridge and the fort is built very strategically, it is located in Daulatabad in the Aurangabad district.
Daulatabad fort is an impenetrable fortress, and one can see why! Explore the fort and it becomes clear; the clever construction of moats enabled this fort to hold it's own against larger armies. Now, the fort is breached by loads of tourists and monkeys. Lots of monkeys.
Nishant Shankar

3 Followers, 6 Reviews


First day on the way to Ellora caves, we crossed the Daulatabad fort. Sadly due to less time, we could see it only from outside. One good thing that happened is I got an 18th century coin from a collector here.
Muktadhara Ray

1k+ Followers, 71 Reviews


The magnificent Daulatabad Fort, once known as 'Devgiri' stands on a hill just 13 km. from Aurangabad was given the name Daulatabad, the 'city of fortune', by Muhammad Tughlaq, Sultan of Delhi who made a debacle trying to shift the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad.This fort is considered as one of the oldest existing and invincible forts of India.
Shetty Raksha

303 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
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Ellora - Maharashtra

We've all heard numerous stories about the enchanting twin caves of Ajanta and Ellora. Located about 30 km from Aurangabad, Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a total of 34 caves in Ellora that are inspired by Buddhist architecture and are a delight for history buffs, art lovers, photographers and explorers. Quiet, serene and extremely pleasing, Ellora should be on every traveller's list! Do visit the stunning Kailasa Temple in Ellora's cave 16. Considered to be one of the largest rock-cut temples in the world, the temple assumes an overwhelming presence and is a sight to behold. It is an attempt to replicate the temple at Mount Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva and for tourists visiting, it truly does seem like an impression. There are a few other places to see in Ellora including waterfalls and temples, though every touristy spot is connected to the caves and it'll be quite a surprise if you do find time to visit other places! The caves can take up to 3 days if you want to explore them thoroughly and enjoy the art and architecture. Do remember that the caves are closed on Tuesday, but open on all national holidays. You don't have to worry about places to stay here since there are tons of wonderful hotels in Ellora, including the Ellora Heritage Resort. Incase you are looking for a homestay, do check out a few reviews before you take your pick!
To visit Ellora, set up camp in Aurangabad, a distance of a mere 30 kilometers. This architectural wonder's most interesting facet is that it is a monolithic structure, that is, it has been carved out of a single block of stone, in this case, the Charanandri Hills. The UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to the 5th century, was constructed for almost four hundred years. It contains Buddhist monasteries or viharas, as well as caves depicting scenes related to the Hindu and Jain faith. The Kailasa Temple is the centerpiece of the grandeur that is Ellora. It depicts Mount Kailasa, said to be the place where Lord Shiva of the Hindu pantheon resides. The temple appears to have several layers whereas it is carved out of a single rock. A single day's visit is not sufficient to take it all in. Allow yourself at least two days to explore this historical site.
Sarbajaya Bhattacharya

1k+ Followers, 32 Reviews


Take a half-day sightseeing tour of the Ellora temple complex (30 km away) and the city, including Daulatabad Fort and Aurangzeb's tomb. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight out.
Nomad Travels

149 Followers, 55 Reviews


Partha Sadhukhan

78 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Historical Places
Open Hours
Budget

Ajanta Caves - Maharashtra

This is also a cave complex around Aurangabad unlike the Ellora Caves which are inside Aurangabad. These date back to 100 BC and are around 600 years older than the Ellora Caves. There is a huge horseshoe shaped rock which encompasses all thirthy Buddhist Chaityas and Viharas which have incredible sculptures and paintings on them which look much ahead of the time. The sculptures here apart from Buddhism represent exotic facts about the relationship between a man and his woman. The paintings and sculptures of men and women in various poses look extremely graceful and the popularity of Buddhism is evident here too. The standing statue of Sahyadri style Buddha is a remarkable attraction here. These caves were almost accidentally discovered in the 19th century by a group of British officers out for some survey here. The caves are now under the supervision of the archeological Survey of India.
I arrived at Ajanta by car and bus, but never truly left. The caves are cut across the hill which is shaped like a horseshoe, and not all of them are complete. What I loved about Ajanta was not only it's grandeur, which becomes obvious once you step into the complex, but the utter individuality possessed by each cave. The intricate carvings, the fact that every painting held a story (for example, there was a painting in which two Persians wore socks. Blue socks made from lapis lazuli. Tell me if that isn't interesting!) and of course the complete peace the caves offer.
Nishant Shankar

3 Followers, 6 Reviews


The journey to the Ajanta Caves proved to be very hectic. It is about 110 kilometres from Aurangabad.On reaching the entrance, you have to pay for both entry and parking. Crossing the market area, you reach the bus bay. This market has lot of collectibles and interesting stuff. At the bus bay, there is usually a long queue but you don't have to wait for more than 5-8 minutes.The distance to the caves from here is about 4 kms. Where the bus drops you, you have to again buy tickets (10 rs per person) and one lighting ticket(rs 5) to pay for the light in the caves. There are 26 caves but spend time only in 1,2, 17 ,19 and 26
Muktadhara Ray

1k+ Followers, 71 Reviews


The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples in Ajanta, India, some of which date from the 2nd century BC. Encompassing both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the Ajanta caves preserve some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India.
Debabrata Nayak

158 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Cave tours
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM except Mondays
Budget
Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 250 for foreigners and Rs 25 for cameras

Malvan - Maharashtra

If you love mangoes, you will love Malvan! Now before you get confused, Malvan, in Maharashtra is home to India's favourite food, the Alphonso variety of mangoes. It also has stunning beaches, a variety of water sports and places of historical importance. The stunning Tarkarli Beach is one of the most popular and the most visited, though surprisingly the rush of people will not bother you and you will end up having a great time anyway. To make things better, scuba diving is offered here and it is one of the better places in India to try this much loved activity. There is also a fantastic resort in Tarkarli and a small wildlife sanctuary close by. If adventure sports is on your mind, head to Tsunami Island. All kinds of water sports, from banana boat rides to parasailing take place here. Do also head to the gorgeous Malvan Marine Sanctuary. It is an unforgettable experience and you may get a glimpse of some sea creatures, such as anemones, mollusks, oysters, corals and seaweed. Tarkarli is home to a number of resorts and if you are coming from Pune, driving down would be the best option. Not only is it the quickest way to reach, it's also the most gorgeous. The resorts here range from luxurious to budget, so pick one that suits you.
Aditi Pandya

362 Followers, 21 Reviews


Malvan is a fishing port town in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Malvan has got very nice sea-shore. But it is mainly known for famous "Sindhudurg fort". From Kolhapur, Malvan is around 160km, from Pune it is around 400km. You can take a halt at Kolhapur and then proceed to Malvan. From Pune, Kolhapur is at 4 hrs distance. What to eat: Malvan is famous for its sea food. You will get variety of fishes to try- Surmai, Pompreft, Bangda, parwns and so on. Solkadhi- it is a type of curry made from coconut milk and kokam. Vegetarians can try Kaju usal and Kaju masala. Where to eat: Hotel Sagar Kinar- little expensive but serves on of the best solkadhi Hotel Only Fish- comparatively cheaper. One of the best place to try fish. Other places I have heard of are Hotel Chaitanya Where to stay: Fort View Bed and Breakfast(Home stay) Hotel Sagar Sparsh Hotel Sagar Kinara The above mentioned home stays and hotels have sea facing rooms. Places to see: Tarkarli beach Devbagh beach Chivla beach Tsunami island Rock garden Sindhudurg fort Things to do: Scuba diving and snorkeling
Sneha

235 Followers, 19 Reviews


Malvan is a town in Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra. Malvan is famous for its beautiful beaches, historic forts and adventure avenues. The place is perfect for water sports like scuba diving. The most famous beach is Tarkarli beach.
Nancy Nance

868 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Beach,Extreme Sports,Family Vacation,Nightlife,Water Sports
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Aare Ware Beach - Maharashtra

This is a serene sea beach that has recently carved out a niche for itself in the itinerary lists of tourists. This beach is a part of Ratnagiri and is very close to the famous Ganpatipule. There is also a road now which joins Ratnagiri and Ganpatipule and is just by the sea line. The sea is quite wild with high waves and thus swimming is not at all a safe option. Besides, you will not have any other amenities around except the cool sea breeze and the beautiful sceneries.
This place is Nirvana. I kept coming back to this place often.
yogesh

43 Followers, 30 Reviews


Sneha Reddy

490 Followers, 24 Reviews


Place with clean beach & great food
Manish

385 Followers, 38 Reviews


Best time to visit
Mid- October- May
Things to do
sight- seeing, photography
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
Free

Sinhagad Fort - Maharashtra

Honestly, tell me, what do you think about a mountains? Honestly, tell me, what do you think about a fort on the the top of mountains?Isn't it incredible? Sinhagad fort is just 30 Kms away from Central Pune and is a a very popular fort, like everyone in Pune knows about this place. Its Height above sea level is 4320 feet and up on the majestic mountains, it has its own glory. But let me tell you a secret, the best time to visit this place is evening hours or early morning. Best thing to do at this place is to trek to the top of the hill and embrace the majestic crimson skies and vistas of Pune. And don't forget to eat 'Pitla Bhakri' and 'Kandha Bhajji' as they are one of the most famous dishes from Puneri Cuisine . There are numerous stalls insidefort and also at the entarance that sells the famous 'Pitla Bhakri' and Kandha Bhajji along with 'dahi'. Enjoy !
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


My favourite part of the entire trip. This place is beautiful in monsoons with tourists and locals flocking this famous spot in pune. This place is especially cramped on weekends thankfully we chose tuesday for this trip and saved ourselves a great deal of pushing and shoving around. The ruins of the fort are located on a hill top. you can drive till the entrance of the fort or trek. Once you reach the entrance the only option is climbing uphill which frankly isn't much at all. As you escalate the temperature starts dropping, and because it was monsoons it got really cold, cloudy and foggy one we reached the hill top.The view from up there is breathtaking,beautiful mountains covered with lush green forests and the sky awash with such vivid colours.But once you have enjoyed the view the cold starts getting to you thankfully there were many shacks there serving hot tea with bhajji and their local cuisine. And i have to emphasise on the food which was so great that i can travel all the way back just for it. A simple homestyle meal but prepared and served with such warmth and love that it takes it to another level. And such great people.We had a great time, the kids had a great time thankfully despite the cold weather!
Jyoti Mahar Kundu

170 Followers, 8 Reviews


Early sunrays, omnipresent fog, soothing breeze, mid way on the mountain and greenery; I was relishing this experience. I felt the competition within myself, a contest with self to overcome the lethargy, a determination to reach the top and an urge for accomplishment. This place was welcoming my mood swings...this is the beauty of nature, you can be yourself and you can dip deep into your own thoughts.
Rutuja Patil

425 Followers, 32 Reviews


Lavasa - Maharashtra

Set against the Western Ghats and covered with a blanket of stars, Lavasa is a small town constructed straight out of a storybook. A unique place that can be visited all year round, Lavasa offers you a wholesome experience right from the chilly ride uphill all the way to the warm restaurants in its heart. Merely a few kilometres away from Pune, Lavasa is the ideal luxury weekend getaway for the people of both Pune and Mumbai. It offers you serenity and picturesque locales of gorgeous lakes and might hills with a slightly Western angle to it that takes you out of India. A complete destination, Lavasa had something to offer to everyone. In order to amplify this multinational experience, Lavasa also has various restaurants ranging from American, Italian to dynamic Middle Eastern. The adventurous will find their adrenaline amidst all the water sports while others find solace in the campfires. The town is beautifully maintained, and sunsets are draped lusciously in lights just as sunrises bathe the city in a charming glow. An indulgent happy place for couples, thrill seekers and a dream land for photographers - Lavasa is a must visit for anyone seeking a break from routine.
India's newest hill station. A private and planned hill station
Milind Gupta

221 Followers, 2 Reviews


Awesome place which adds life time refreshing memory to once life.
#the_life_chaser

145 Followers, 4 Reviews


The bike ride here during the monsoon is out of this world!
Ishita Shelat

179 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Nature,Offbeat,Romantic Getaways,Water Sports
Open Hours
Budget

Nagaon Beach - Maharashtra

A little ahead of Alibaug you find a peaceful and pristine beach which is known as the Nagaon Beach. It is one of the best beaches of Maharashtra and also very popular. The beach is not very clean but it is an idela option ypu can find from mumbai. Also, the prices of food and water activities are much lesser here as compared to other beaches of Goa and Maharashtra. there are a number of food outlets nearby too and the main activities that you can enjoy here are speed boat rides, surfing, sailing and others.
One of the places around Mumbai for 1 day trip
Amruta Navghare

131 Followers, 3 Reviews


SubChi

113 Followers, 8 Reviews


Nice cottages to stay and you can have booze at the beach all alone..
Sandeep yadav

188 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
picnics, water activities, relax
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tiger Point - Maharashtra

This is the highest point that the twin hill stations of Lonavala- Khandala has to offer to the tourists. This place is from where you get some spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and bewitching natural beauty. It is just a few hours drive from the main City of Mumbai and is a travellers' retreat. Trekking is an enjoyable activity here but having a vehicle at some point is necessary. This is because some attractions are quite a walk from each other. The other attractions here are the Bhushi Dam, Duke's Nose, Valvan Dam, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Hospital, Ryewood Park and Tiger's Leap.
Mesmerizing natural beauty, along with pakoda's. You see a deep valley from the top with water vapours rising to the top.
Anuj Niranjan

81 Followers, 1 Reviews


Tiger's point is a very beautiful natural landscape in Lonavala which stands at a height of 650 m. It resembles the shape of a tiger. There is a small waterfall near the landscape which flows during monsoon season only. The fog gives a picturesque view of the site. Long walks here is indeed very romantic. Once here, you don't feel like leaving this place due to it's ambience. Similar to this is the Lion point in Lonavala. Though we did not go to this particular place due to lak of time, People say that tiger and lion point are almost similar.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Its an observation deck located at a clif-top about 500 m high. Take a deep breath among sheet of white mist and RELAX!
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- June
Things to do
swimming, surfing, sight- seeing, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
free

Kamshet - Maharashtra

The last stop before we reach our destination, Pune. Kamshet offers loads of fun for paragliding enthusiasts.
Khem Singh

6 Followers, 8 Reviews


Kamshet (Original name "Karmakshetra" which means the land of your karma) is a small township located off the old Mumbai - Pune highway (NH-4). The hills along this route are dotted with ancient cave temples of the Buddhist monks, medieval hill fortresses of the brave warriors and colonial hill stations that often double up as flying sites.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Kamshet is a perfect getaway for people who love to share a relationship with Nature.The beautiful view surrounding the mountains with the sun shining from behind its cover can take your breadth away.The clear fresh air can echo your thoughts and almost hypnotise you with Natural Beauty.Around 45kms away from Pune..this is the best trip to take for a perfect weekend getaway.
Sanjukta Paul

188 Followers, 1 Reviews


Gateway Of India - Maharashtra

This is the most important attraction of Mumbai and often the starting point of tourists. This was built by the British in the 1913 to mark the visit of George V and Queen Mary to then Bombay. This arch or gateway was inspired from the Triumpg Arc of Italy. This was a place from where most of the tourists from the West started their journeys during the British time. After the Colonial Raj ended, this monument was Indianized and now is a tourist hotspot. the gateway faces the Arabian sea and is also flanked by the beautiful Marine Drive. It is said that the last British ships, when they left India started from here as the British loved this place and it is till now a symbol of their victory over India though the Indians have now changed the notion along with the name of the city to Mumbai. The monument has four turrets and intricate designs on stone blocks to make up the whole structure. the architecture is mainly Indo- Sarcenic with touches of typical Gujrati architectural styles. The Gateway stands strong as the symbol of grandeur of the city as well as the blend of old and modern cultures here.
Wow! I just can't express more than this, it just mesmerizes with its amazing beauty. Been here many times, but always as different story to tell
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


The iconic structure at Colaba “Gateway of India”, with the sea with a fleet of ferries, it’s beautiful. The roads are wide and nice, in the morning there isn’t much crowd. It’s a nice small stretch for a nice stroll to wake up J. I usually take a few rounds and just see the lovely view.
Neha Dhanani

173 Followers, 7 Reviews


Megha Jamb

204 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
Open 24 hours
Things to do
photography, sight- seeing, history tours, boating in the Arabian Sea.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
free

Colaba Causeway - Maharashtra

This is a public marketplace in the heart of Mumbai City and is also one of the most entertaining places here. The Colaba market is filled with shopping malls, bars, clubs, shops, restaurants and roadside stalls. People come here for various purposes and you get a lot of things here including fashion garments and accessories, handicrafts, souvenirsw, showpieces and what not. From here at a very close distance you can visit the famous Elephanta Caves and Bandra. Being at such a nice location, this place can be reached by anybody without a problem at all.
As soon one steps out of Mondies, one is surrounded with a row of road stalls, selling everything (clothes, shoes, bags, books, jewelry, accessories). The street also has a few brand stores like Levis, United colours of Beneton, Nike, Adidas, Puma, etc. It’s a bit of an art to bargain, I have practiced it for years :P. Causeway always surprises me with the kind of stock that it is filled with. Good quality clothes and jewelry can be found at a reasonable rate. Again a favorite with the foreigners.
Neha Dhanani

173 Followers, 7 Reviews


An entire lane of shopping, right outside Café Leopold that caters to every budget, style and taste. This stretch is very popular with the locals as well as the tourists. This place is termed as Mumbai's 'Culture Square'. You will find upmarket stores to shop from as well as small stalls where vendors keep calling out to you. It’s the place to pick up knick-knacks and hippy chic - with prices as low as your bargaining will take you.
sneha shenoy

232 Followers, 10 Reviews


Fake Antiques (or are those grand-dad clocks real?), Moroccan Lamps, Junk Jewelry, Old maps, Collectible Coins, Apparels, Watches, anything and everything you didn't know you needed but now you do! Yes, that's the lure of the wares at the Colaba Causeway. It demands your attention and more often than not, you give in to a bit of the hedonistic pleasures of shopping. In any case, a Rs.200/- John-Lennon styled shades is worth spending on any day.
Priyanka Gogoi

191 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
Shopping, eating- out
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Budget
free

Crawford Market - Maharashtra

This market in the business center of Mumbai is also known as the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai locally. This is a daily market where you get absolutely farm fresh fruits and vegetables. It is better if you go early in the day as the items are even fresher at this time. You also get fresh fish and meat here especially the sea fishes which are in great demand in all Konkan cities. The nearest attractions from here are the DN Road, Mumbai Fort, Flora Fountain and many others.
This is another shopping destination many locals sprawl to for Christmas goodies.
Arushi Dutt

871 Followers, 108 Reviews


Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, Marathi: महात्मा ज्योतिबा फुले मंडई (formerly Crawford Market Marathi: क्रॉफर्ड मार्केट) is one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. It was earlier named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. The Market was later named after Mahatma Jotirao Phule after a long struggle by the President of Mahatma Phule Smarak Samiti, Mukundraoji Bhujbal Patil. The market is situated opposite the Mumbai Police headquarters, just north of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station and west of the J.J. flyover at a busy intersection. The market houses a wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market. One end of the market is a pet store. Different varieties of dogs, cats, and birds can be found in this area. Also, endangered species are illegally sold there.
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

548 Followers, 70 Reviews


The market is named after the first Municipal Commissioner of the city, Arthur Crawford and was designed by British architect William Emerson. The Victorian-era building whose edifice is a blend of Flemish and Norman architectural styles stands out in the bustling neighborhood. This market is one of the largest wholesale markets in India serving everything from traditional handwork cloth to exotic pets to fresh vegetables vendors to exquisite paper crafts.
Srishti Mehta

847 Followers, 61 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
Daily market
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM except Sundays
Budget
Free

Alexander Point - Maharashtra

Unlike most of the other lookout points, this point is at a close proximity from where tourist resorts are and thus easy to reach early in the morning. Early mornings are the best time to enjoy the enchanting beauty of the sceneries around and also go for a walk along the thick greenery starting from Bombay House. The fresh air and green views are sure not only to impress you but cure you of all stress that you cane here with. Alexander Point is a clean and beautiful place and thus a personal favorite of many.
After Walking through the Woods., it was funny when my friend asked Who was Alexander? And the answered, " He was Student from Xavier's who came here for holidays". About This Point; It's located in the woods with a perfect view of the Valley, and Rambaug Point towards the Right. Nature had taken a shower when we reached and showing off itself with the wind.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


This place is good enough for sunset and sunrise view. One gets to get the view of almost all that there is to see in matheran, mainly, the lakes, the dam, borgaon etc. Trekking or horse riding is the only two ways to get there.
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


This point in Matheran is absolutely beautiful and enjoyable for nature lovers. It is a 15 minute walk from the main street of Matheran but the scenery visible at the point is just worth the walk.
Nathan Fichardo

197 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Walking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Charlotte Lake - Maharashtra

Charlotte Lake, also spelt as ‘Sharlott Lake'is one of the extremely most magnificent and graphic places found in the beauteous city of Matheran, positioned 1 KM from Matheran. The angelic Charlotte Pond seems extremely ostentatious and gorgeous particularly in damp season. Furnishing since the prime source of normal water for Matheran and the surrounding location, the Charlotte Pond also exerts as probably the most salient and important picnic spot of the Slope Resort. An traditional and archaic forehead dedicated to Master Pisarnath lies to the best of the river as the 2 most distinguished vantage points Echo Stage and Louisa Stage flank the Charlotte Pond on their left.
We did river crossing, and played a lot in lake water. As it was raining, this place added more fun.
Bhargavi Rathi

12 Followers, 18 Reviews


Can't ask for more, that feeling you get after a series of View Points and something different comes in for a change. Just perfect. You'll have three option at the Lake 1. Enjoy the view 2. Take a Dip in the Lake 3. Go for the Zip Line Adventure from one side of the lake to the other.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Main source of Matheran's drinking water. Okay-ish view.
Richa Gupta

256 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
Arond the year
Things to do
sight- seeing, relaxing, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Panvel - Maharashtra

Panvel is known to be the most crowded city of the District of Raigad and is also termed as the "Gateway of Konkan". This city is by the Panvel Creek and is about 300 years old. The city was formed during the Mughals and then looked after by the Marathas, Peshwas, Brithish and Portuguese. It was during the Maratha and the Peshwa rule that most of the palatial houses were built here. Once upon a time this place was known for the elcellent quality rice that was sold in the rice market here. Panvel is now quite a developed city with everything from schools, colleges, restaurants and other attractions.
Kashyap

47 Followers, 50 Reviews


Saee T

90 Followers, 19 Reviews


It was almost beyond 11.00pm when we came out of Panvel station...Being late it was difficult to get Tum Tum or ST bus so Swapnil our organiser came up with a brilliant idea...he hired a Tempo instead..."What an idea sirjee..." So we were all packed into the tempo and dispatched to Thakurwadi, our base village for this trek.
Aashish Chawla

210 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
city tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bhimashankar - Maharashtra

Once in Bhimashankar,you can visit the Shiva Temple after climbing down around 300 steps.Temple was built in Nagara style and refurbished by Shivaji Maharaj as well as by Nana Phadnavis.
Ankit

110 Followers, 6 Reviews


Apart from famous temple of Lord Shiva, there is also an adventurous side to this place. Many people trek to 'Bhimashankar' to enjoy the beauty of nature along with divine enlightenment. Monsoon is the best time to experience the beauty of waterfalls and rough paths while walking towards the kingdom of Lord Mahadev (Shiva). Pure Serene, one can say!
Monika Shukla

231 Followers, 6 Reviews


The real deal is in the dense forest, slippery rocks littered with several waterfalls. Walk to the tune of the Whistling Thrush and try to spot the “Shekru” or Giant squirrel.
Sandeepa & Chetan

348 Followers, 13 Reviews


Juhu Beach - Maharashtra

This beach is one of the most popular as well one of the most post beaches of the country. You can find many celebrity houses and bungalows on the beachfront. This is also a favored location for movie shootings. This is not an ideal beach to swim as the place is very crowded. You can rather enjoy other activities here such as beach games, cricket matches, small picnics, horse and donkey rides, etc. The largest Koli community of Maharshtra stays in a place known as Versove which is at the northern end of the Juhu Beach.
Indulge in the variety of street snacks Mumbai is known for, and then make a pit stop at the beach to watch the calming waters.
Arushi Dutt

871 Followers, 108 Reviews


I was at Juhu beach where there was such beautiful sand and breeze and the sun was setting and there were people playing football.
Hrutika

165 Followers, 1 Reviews


If you are interested in people watching, this is the hot spot! And while you are at it, grab a chat or two from the stalls... they are delicious!
Priyanka Gogoi

191 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Things to do
games, photography, picnics
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Sanjay Gandhi National Park - Maharashtra

This park is also known as the Borivali National Park as it is located in the Borivali Suburbs of Mumbai. The main attractions of this part are the tiger and lion safaris which attracts visitors since the park was opened. Buses take you through the dense jungle where there are about 12 lions, 8 tigers including 2 white tigers also. The trees here are mainly khair, banyans, teaks and other such tall ones. This is one of the most interesting places to visit.
A surprising boscage
Daya Ragunathan

4 Followers, 2 Reviews


Here’s the very famous location that all of Bombay goes to for their weekend. But if one is open enough to lose their inhibitions and simply wander into the jungle then they are in for a treat to seeing a different kind of beauty within the busy city itself.
TwoWheelsManiac

5 Followers, 4 Reviews


A central green oasis amidst the urban sprawl is Sanjay Gandhi National Park. If you want to hike or just cycle across natural habitat, while being right in the city, this park is the place to be!
Arushi Dutt

871 Followers, 108 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
wildlife safaris
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Budget
rs 36 per person entry free, Rs 61 for 30 minute safaris, Rs 30 for 15 minutes boat rides, Rs 5 per person for Kanheri caves, Rs 36 for shuttle bus

Shani shignapur - Maharashtra

This is a village in the Ahmednagar District and is known for its presiding deiting Lord Shani or the personification of the Saturn Planet. The unique part is that the swayambhu idol is not inside any temple but in the open and is just a black stone. There are also no regular priests for puja as you can do whatever way you want to worship yourself and there will be noone stopping you. another unique feature of this place is that none of the houses in the village has a lock or a door frame as they believe no crime can touch their village ever. The nearest attractions are the Lord Datta Temple and the tomb of Sant Shree Udasi Baba.
Dr. Shveata Misra

32 Followers, 29 Reviews


The Shani temple is a very famous temple which is not to be missed.The village here is also famous as it has no doors.Don't miss out eating Golas(chuski).It is best gola that i have ever had.
Pratik Jena

277 Followers, 21 Reviews


Shinganapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. Despite this, no theft was reported in the village. However, in 2010 cash and items worth Rs. 35000/- were stolen for a vehicle and in 2011 second theft was reported. Still some villagers never keep their valuables locked. Villagers believe that the temple is an "alive temple", and the god is very powerful. They believe that Lord Shani punishes anyone attempting theft.
Monika Shukla

231 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Harishchandragad - Maharashtra

One of the major attractions of the city of Ahmednagar, this is an ancient fort and a favourite of adventure lovers. This is mainly famous for the Konkan Kada which is like a challenge for trekkers and also the temples inside. The Harishchandra Temple inside is a favourite of tourists and the other temples here include the Nandi and Shivline Temple. This fort covers a large area and encompasses a number of other ancient buildings and palaces. The three peaks here are the Taramati, Rohidas and Harishchanra and the Taramati peak is the higehest one. The Harishchandragad Fort is on the Malshej Ghat banks of the Junnar Region. As you reach the top of the peak and stand in front of the fort, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Malshej Ghat, Jivdhan, Nane ghat, Kalsubai and many other places. So if you want to make your tour a little more thrilling then this is a must visit.
It can't be described. Just see the pictures, plan, and go there immediately.
Yashvardhan Rathi

64 Followers, 6 Reviews


A place to visit, not when you are low, but a place to visit whenever you feel to get in touch with nature.
Nikita shah

151 Followers, 9 Reviews


The Harishchandragad fort can be reached within 2hours of straight walk from the valley. It actually made our journey more thrilling, once we had to shelter ourselves in caves. There are numerous caves and enough to shelter almost thirty people in one. Traversing the rambled landscape and gorges was easy due to the inbuilt carved steps and the arrows engraved on stones for better directions.
Harleen Kalsi

2k+ Followers, 103 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Maachli - Maharashtra

Maachli Cottages house remain, located in beautiful community Parule, on Konkan Coast and in Sindhudurg region of Maharashtra, offers notion of paying time in nature. The Maachli Cottages are conceptualized as Maachli which will be Malvani expression for huts produced on heights to guard the crop. While enjoying rich greenery at Maachli, beach lovers may also visit numerous shores as ‘Maachli house remain'is situated at around 15 minutes travel from number of perfect beaches.
The rooms! The food! The people! So warm :)
Roma Kandpal

16 Followers, 6 Reviews


Maachli is one divine homestay. Situated in Parule village on the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra, the name "Maachli" means "elevated huts" in the local Malvani language and that's exactly what to expect with a twist- four attractive hut-style accommodations built deep within nature, amongst the Samant family's coconut, betel nut, banana and spice plantations! Take time off and hide in one of Maachli's 'huts' to take yourself to a tropical paradise away from all chaos of the cities. The plantation is a few minutes away from a number of pristine beaches and the walk to those will be equally rejuvenating. The host family believes in responsible tourism, they love nature and they value their time on the plantation- more than anything. So you'll surely get some fresh farm food, cooking lessons, long walks while you share experiences and a bonus of a cool sweet water stream flowing right through their property!
Karishma

426 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Natrure site seeing, nature place to stay
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Its vary from INR 500/- to INR 5000/-

Tarkarli Beach - Maharashtra

This is a narrow stretch of beach on the coastline of Maharashtra located 6 kilometers south of Malvan. The main attraction here is the clear waters of the beach and the beautiful sceneries. If you are lucky to visit the beach on a clear day, you will be able to sea the seabed from such a depth too. The Sindhudurg built in the 17th century and the Padmagarh are the two Sea fortresses which are also major attractions here. Apart from these, staying at the MTDC sea side cottages and tasting authentic Konkani cuisine are also a must here.
Definitely one of the best beaches in Maharashtra. It is very close to Malvan Town. The Sindhudurg Fort is clearly visible in the distance in the middle of the Arabian Sea. There is a beautiful resort run by the MTDC, where one can drop in to have a Malvani meal with fish curry. They have stay options too. We walked further down the beach to reach the end of the beach at Devbagh, also known as Devbagh Sangam. This is like a small cape or 'Land's End' with the Karli river on one side and the vast Arabian Sea on the other. One can sit here on an upturned boat or the sand and just gaze at the spectacular scenery for hours on end. Then one can walk through a typical coastal village where all the local fishermen live. A number of resorts are located at Tarkarli beach, offering stay options very close to the beach.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


This picturesque beach is situated at the confluence of river Karli and Arabian Sea on the west coast of India, around 550 km from Mumbai and 6km to the south of Malvan. This less frequented beach is a heaven for adventure lovers. Activities like snorkelling , parasailing and scuba diving are very common here. The most prominent attraction of this beach is its clear and pristine water. On a clear day, we can see the sea bed through a depth of 20 feet!
Kamalika Roy

867 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, sight- seeing
Open Hours
24 Hours
Budget
Free

Tondavali - Maharashtra

Another precious attraction in the Malvan village itself, this is one of the cleanest beaches of all. The place is perfect to relax and relax a little more. It is very peaceful and also never too crowded and this is what makes it a perfect outing for small families and romantic couples. The sands here are uneven and there are crabs too so it is better to be extra careful before stepping into the waters of the beach. There are also a number of eating options such as stalls and shacks around and you get very fresh and tasty food here.
Our first stop. Reached there on 4th April after a long drive of 11 hours. Stayed in Kondavali village (Malvan region) with Arabian Sea beach in front & Kalaval creek behind. When you drive on the village road in evening you will see lot of people occupying almost half of the road & chatting. Wow. Kesari holiday beach resort - Basic facilities, Village Malvan food (Too good malvani fish dishes). Asked the resort owner family to give us the same food what they prepared for them. Freaked out with Tandlachi bakri, amti, sol kadi, malvani murgh & various fish fries during stay. Went on boat to the nearby island(? 10 m X 20m), Shimple point. A bit scary when you see water on all your 4 sides at few metres distance. The island was filled with shells. First time visited a Sangam (Confluence point). Sangam of Kalaval creek & Arabian Sea. Boat ride on confluence point was worth a experience.
Balamurali Rengasami

55 Followers, 7 Reviews


19 km north of Malvan, this deserted beach would add a unique touch to your getaway experience. Hike Relax Sleep Eat Any of them or all of them. Your call. When I first saw a glimpse of the shore from the end of the tree thickets, I could identify with a feeling of someone who discovers new land. Not a single soul here and the sand had just patterns of sea wind. Fine grains of soft white particles urged everyone to feel them without footwear.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, sight- seeing, beaches
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

One Tree Hill Point - Maharashtra

This is a bit tucked away if compared with the other attractions in Matheran. This is a hill point from where you get very nice views just like other places. You can hire a pony and take a ride till here. The only problem is that you are not allowed to climb the hill and the views become a little guarded when standing downhill. You can also do valley crossing for better views at a cost of Rs 250 per person.
On a Narrow Path that leads to this point, we dint make the effort to Climb up to the tree as the path that led was slippery. And with Strong winds Blowing, one could see stars in day light if he made any efforts. I Suggest don't try to Be Daredevil. Cool Point, With narrow path and Zip Line Adventure (charges Rs. 250/- per person) as a attraction this point will give you a coolest view the Ghat.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


On the top of the hill can be seen a single tree of Jambhul standing all by itself. This forms the great cynosure for the travelers. Also this is the place to have the great respite from the rat race of daily city life. The ladder that leads to this spot is called as Shiva Ji’s ladder. Descent is hilarious. The discovery of this path is credited to Hugh Poyntz Malet. The walk through the road known as Shivaji’s ladder, going down from the hill to the plain is really a great experience. It is a good train fro trekkers. It is believed that the path was discovered by a British collector to Thane, Hugh Poyntz Malet. The surroundings are cool and calm. One can get a relaxed feeling while spending the pleasure times here. From the one tree hill point one can get eye feasting views of scenic spots such as tent hill and Chowk village.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Pony riding, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Ganapatipule - Maharashtra

At Ganpatipule, first we had a lunch at Malvan Katta. Since I am a vegetarian, I can assure you that it was one of the best homemade veg thali I ever had. Simple, not oily, not much spicy. And the best thing was solekadi. It was amazing. Must to visit sort of place.Then we headed for a mandir. It is wonderful temple crowded though, commercialized place. The scorching sun had withered us totally. And the savior was the tempting ice gola. In the hot sunny day, we moved from Ganpatipule to Ratnagiri. There we tasted the Haapus aamba. It was yum. After a long bargain we could able to get it. The day ended with a stay at Kankavali. The drivers were tired, so no option to go further.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


Sneha Reddy

490 Followers, 24 Reviews


Ganpati Pule - Maharashtra

Ganpatipule small town located in Ratnagiri district on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, well known for historic Ganpatipule temple and Ganpatipule beach. That's why best spiritual & sea food destination.
Spiritual & best sea food destination
Manish

385 Followers, 38 Reviews


mayuri

394 Followers, 41 Reviews


Best time to visit
Mid October - May
Things to do
Worship, Beach Walk, See food
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Jaigad Jetty - Maharashtra

Jaigad Jetty is ferry services from Jaigad to Tarsaal, It reduces the road travel to 30-40 kms.
The day two was of coastal route and more exciting. While passing through the village roads, it was fascinating. What a feeling to have a fresh kairi by the en-route.To reach Ganpatipule, Jetty services were available to ferry people and vehicles from Tavsaal in Guhagar taluka to Jaigad port. It took around an hour to cross the 10 minute ferry travel as there was only one ferry for to & fro. Though we enjoyed that time too, the view at Tawsaal Jetty in the morning was lovely. Misty airy marine blue sea mesmerized us.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


After rushing through the most scenic route in our Itinerary we arrived at jaigad port where we have to board a ferry to take us accross the river. There is no bridge nothin ferry is the only option. Earlier I was sckeptical about ferry but seeing the locals boarding ferry with their cars and bikes make me confident and we loaded our bikes on the boat which took us further. 40 mins of ride on the boat and we were back on the state highway. From this point we decided to go back to National Highway and leave the beautiful scenic state highway since it's time consuming.
Achal Gupta

186 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Ferry services
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Rajmachi - Maharashtra

Sushant Panda

617 Followers, 42 Reviews


A great place to trek and hike, enjoy being with nature and admire architecture.
Vini Lilian

192 Followers, 2 Reviews


Guhagar - Maharashtra

Guhagar is a small village located in Ratnagiri. Though there is nothing much to explore, you can head here for a quiet day trip. The Guhagar Beach is the primary attraction here and it's definitely worth a visit. The beach just doesn't seem to end and the roaring sound of the water is immensely blissful. The cleanliness and natural beauty around is worth mentioning. The people here are very warm and welcoming and offer you a peek into their way of life and culture. There is a small market close by which is worth a visit. You can also head to the Ufarata Ganpati temple, which is close to the market if you have more time on your hands.
After dumping the idea of quitting jobs and realizing that its getting dark, we hit the road again to reach our final destination- Guhagar. It was about 180 kms drive from Satara via karad and Chiplun. The roads were not in a good condition throughout the journey and there were some steep ghats, then we reached to the pre booked Nilambari Resort.
Abhimanyu - @yatripandit

447 Followers, 41 Reviews


Situated on the west coast of India in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, this beautiful beach city is about a 5 hour drive from the heart of Mumbai. The secluded virgin beach of Guhagar which is a 6km long stretch is nothing but an epitome of serenity and tranquility. The silky white sand and clean water are the hallmarks of this uncrowded landmass. Embedded between the Sahyadri Mountains and the Arabian sea, this scenic city surrounded by a hilly terrain is a perfect getaway for those seeking solitude and peace of mind this summer.
Kamalika Roy

867 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,May,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Nature
Open Hours
Budget
N/A

Bamnoli - Maharashtra

Bamnoli community is located at an elevation around 1,250 feet over beach level in Satara. It is all about 50km far from the city of Satara and about 15km from the Kaas plateau also known as the plateau of flowers.
Santosh Tripathi

135 Followers, 48 Reviews


this is just the start we were told
Rahul Datye

186 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Velas - Maharashtra

At Velas, where the local river sank itself down in the beach sand to become a part of the Arabian sea, the water is crystal clear. One can actually stand there with an illusion of standing directly on the sand.
Vinayak Vishwanath Belose

7 Followers, 6 Reviews


baby turtles
Mapping Journeys

975 Followers, 5 Reviews


Torna Fort - Maharashtra

Torna Fort also called Prachandagad is just a big fort situated in Pune section, Maharashtra. It's traditionally substantial since it is the first fort caught by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16 creating the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill posseses an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) over ocean level, rendering it the best hill-fort in the district.
We opted to cross the ridge through Torna than the usual path path from Rajgad
Sahil Raut

14 Followers, 25 Reviews


Torna is a beautiful mountain. Though the route to Torna Peak is simple as far as directions are concerned the mountain is quite steep at certain parts and one needs to be careful to not miss the foot trail. The Torna trek route can be divided in three parts – an initial climb up the hill, a plateau and the final rock patch to enter the Torna fort via the Bini Darwaja. The height of Torna from sea level is 1405 metres and offers spectacular views of Sahyadri Mountains. Once you reach the top there’s a lot more to discover. TORNA was the first fort conquered by Shivaji Maharaj after he vowed for Swaraj at Raireshwar. He put the garland (Called Toran in Marathi) of his first victory on this fort and therefore the name –TORNA. TORNA is also called prachandgadh because of it vastness. The huge waterfall on your side, a well carved out path, beautiful plateaus and gorgeous shrubs push you towards the peak. Just before you reach the pinnacle, you come across yet another beautiful waterfall and this one is the most beautiful of all. The rocks are wet by the not so ferocious waterfall and covered with pink flowers. It is gorgeous. I can do Torna again just to see this waterfall again.
Vachana Shetty

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Velhe - Maharashtra

Velhe is a taluka in Haveli subdivision of Pune district, Maharashtra. Velhe is well known for Torna Fort trekking base camp.
The base village for starting our Torna asecent
Sahil Raut

14 Followers, 25 Reviews


Velhe is a small Town which has quite a few hotels where you can have Maharashtrian delicacies viz Poha,Misal, Wadapau etc.. Nowadays due to large trekker traffic Velhe has a lodging and boarding facility too ! Our Trek starts just from the Velhe village itself ,one has to come upto the Police station of Velhe village just next to that there is a cemented road trail.
Aashish Chawla

210 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Trekking Base Campp, Stay, Eat
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Korlai - Maharashtra

Korlai is a famous beach in Mumbai, 20kms ahead of Alibaug.
This is the village where some people still speak Konkani and Portuguese mix dialects.
Sarthak Anil Phatak

100 Followers, 8 Reviews


If you are lucky, you’ll find this beach and the crowds won’t or in the other case, you’ll miss it too! Korlai, 20kms ahead of Alibaug from Mumbai is quite un-spottable. It lies on a perfect story setting – on a village road around the hill which slopes down to this beach. For directions’ sake, it’s a little ahead of a town called Revdanda. Korlai is small and serene, it’s got a rocky, green back protecting the white sands and the privacy of its visitors (believe me, there aren’t many). We recommend a visit to the lighthouse and the Portuguese fort, both for some memorable views of the sea! But, the nearest accommodation is a little away at Kashid or Nagaon and so the best idea is to stock up and set camp on the Korlai sands! It’s advisable to take your own four wheels but once you find it, it guarantees all the seclusion and bliss you were looking for!
Karishma

426 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Beach Walk
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Pawna Lake - Maharashtra

This lake at a very close proximity to Lonavala is in the District of Pune and is a beauitiful getaway. If you want real refreshment, this is the right place where you will not find much to see or do but the beauty of the lake is an attraction in itself. You can arrange for picnics here or feed the ducks in the lake. facilities for boating and jet- skiing are also available here. The restaurants around serve delicious brunch menus. The dam over the lake is a good watch point from where you can enjoy the beauty of the nature all around you.
Felt like I was standing in front of pong lake of Himachal Pradesh. So calm. Beautiful and most importantly it was very clean and was deserted. So it was a good thing for me. We were supposed to go to Lohagad fort, but due to the steep road we had to improvise and headed to PAWNA LAKE. It has its own unique way of attraction. Located around in a valley, so cool water and the background was just beautiful.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Or if you are willing to drive a bit longer, try Bandhardhara instead. While it is further away, its lush green landscapes and minimal population make it completely worth it.
Nutterbugg

223 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Picnics, photography, boating, trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lohagad - Maharashtra

8. Lohagad FortAlso known as the Iron Fort, Lohagad fort is a fort that rises to an elevation of 3348 ft in the western ghats. As a vantage point it was at a crucial spot and Shivaji Maharaj used this fort as his treasury. The fort is connected by road through Mumbai-Pune Highway. The forst is also connected to Visapur, which is also one of the trekking spots.Distance from Mumbai to Lohagad: 94 kms
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 731 Reviews


Lohagad fort is called the iron fort. The fort was built by Shivaji.
Kashyap

47 Followers, 50 Reviews


Lonavala - Maharashtra

A modern-day resort town, the hill station of Lonavala is around 106km from Mumbai. It makes for a great weekend getaway from Pune as well, if staying at luxury hotels, spending time with family at a massive waterpark, roaming the halls of a wax museum and go-carting sound like fun to you. If you are here during the monsoons, do check out the many gurgling waterfalls. You can even drive or take a local bus to the fascinating Karla and Bhaja Caves nearby. But if you would rather do nothing, then driving aimlessly through the green Sahyadri ranges all day, while stopping for the locally-made chikki candy is also a good way of indulging in tourism in Lonavala. There are even some yoga retreats that you can check into for some professionally-guided relaxation. If you have more time, you can combine a trip to Lonavala with a visit to the popular Lohagad and Visapur forts, located in Khandala.
It's a great travel in the local train from Pune to Lonavala. The journey is about 1.5 to 2 hours but is full of rich experiences. Do try it like I did.
Ishita Shelat

179 Followers, 2 Reviews


the view that it offers
Mapping Journeys

975 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Hill Station,Nature,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Rajmachi Trek - Maharashtra

4. Rajmachi FortRajmachi Fort is a popular hiking destination with two major treks near Mumbai. First trail starts from Lonavala and is relatively longer. A two day hike is advisable on this route. The second and shorter trail starts at Udhewadi and is a 4 hours hike. You can also visit the legendary Kondane Caves. The trail is well-marked and the hike can be completed without any guides.Base Village: UdhewadiDistance between Mumbai and Udhewadi: 94kmsHiking Time: 4 hours
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 731 Reviews


Kondana Caves are a bunch of ancient Buddhist caves carved out of rock somewhere in the region of 200 BC – 100 BC. Situated on the Rajmachi mountain, 20-25 kms off Karjat, we stumbled upon this place more by accident than intent.
Sanket Dhume

204 Followers, 29 Reviews


Varad Vinayak Ganpati Mandir - Maharashtra

This temple is located in Mahad in Raigad District of Maharashtra. It is a part of the famous Ashtavinayaka Circuit. According to Mythology, Prince Rukmangad died due to a curse of Mukunda. After Mukunda and Lord Indra came to know about this, they curse him. In turn Mukunda curse his son Grutsamand to bear an evil son and this son was the demon Tripurasura. Grutsamand worshipped Lord Ganesha and the same Ganesha is placed in Varada here. The temple faces the east and devotees are allowed here to worship alone one at a time too.
Another of the ashtvinayak temple that we visited enroute our journey. Is has beautiful complex where we stalled for a while before leaving again to cover the road ahead.
Khem Singh

6 Followers, 8 Reviews


VARAD VINAYAK IS ONE OF THE ASHTAVINAYAK TEMPLES .IT IS LOCATED IN THE MAHAD VILLAGE OF KARJAT.THIS IS THE ONLY TEMPLE WHERE DEVOTEES ARE ALLOWED TO PERSONALLY PAY THEIR HOMAGE AND RESPECTS TO THE IDOL.THEY ARE ALLOWED IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE IDOL TO PERFORM THEIR PRAYERS.
jeetendra

138 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Karnala Bird Sanctuary - Maharashtra

A very popular plae especially with bird- watchers and trekkers, this bird sanctuary is in the lap of the Sahyadri ranges and is a part of the Bombay- Goa Expressway. Earlier, this place was known to be just a rok climbing area but has now become even more important. The Karnala Fort and the trail known as the Funnel Path leading to ot also very popular. The Thumbs Up Point is famous as tourists can enoy some of the most beautiful views of the region from here. Also, this sanctuary is home to over 150 species of birds and animals. This includes both resident and migratory species. Three rare species which have been spotted here are the three- toed kingfisher, Ashy Minivet and the Malabar Trogon. Animals found here include langurs, rhesus monkeys and others. The best saesons to enjoy bird watching here are monsoons and the winters.
Amazing place for avid bird-watchers and trekkers.
Sneha Reddy

490 Followers, 24 Reviews


The Karnala Fort was an important fort in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It has been conquered by prominent rulers dating from the 1200′s right until 1818. The Tughlaq rulers, Nizam Shah, Shivaji Maharaj, Aurangzeb, Peshwa’s and the British have all ruled this fort at one point in time. The location of the fort overlooked the Bhor pass which was a main trade route between the Konkan and the Vidharba region during that time. It took us 2 hours with leisure halts to reach the pinnacle where the fort was located. The difficulty level for the trek is easy to medium with forest trails that lead to the fort. So it is not like you make your own route. However, there are a lot of rocks and wild grass that one needs to cross along the journey. Once atop, the view is amazing like most pinnacle views are. Non-trekkers (like me) will feel proud once you reach atop, amazed at the climb you have accomplished. The fort is in a dilapidated state but has some ruins like fort walls and entrance frames indicating its historic existence. The sanctuary is said to be home to more than 100 species of birds including rare ones like Ashi Minivet and 3 toed Kingfisher. We spotted none of it on the trek. What we did get to see are some caged rabbits, sparrows and parrots at the starting point of the journey near the small canteen. The canteen has limited snacking options like bhajjia’s, tea and nimbu paani. We rewarded ourselves with 2 glasses of nimbu paani (each person) after we had finished our trek.
Edwina D'souza

371 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- April
Things to do
bird watching, trails, photography
Open Hours
Sunrise- Sunset
Budget
Free

Fort Mumbai - Maharashtra

Fort is a small business district in Mumbai, India. The area was one's heart of the city throughout the 18th century. The area gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, built by the British East India Company around Bombay Castle.
Crumbling colonial buildings, old-world charm, interesting anecdotes
Neehar Mishra

265 Followers, 35 Reviews


UQ: 5 Samovar Cafe: Located in Bombay’s Art district Kala Ghoda, this 40 year old cafe has seen many restaurants in the neighborhood come and go. The cafe is inside Jehangir Art Gallery and overlooks the garden of Prince of Wales Museum. Cutting chai, bread pakodas, mutton samosas, and chilled beer for the tired soul, Samovar makes you feel at home and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. The place is a big hit with writers, musicians, artists, researchers and tourists. Samovar shuts at 7 pm and they are not open on Sundays. (I like places that respect Sundays).
Bharti Singh

820 Followers, 28 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Walking, Sight Seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Cafe Universal - Maharashtra

Tucked away behind busy streets, it is vey easy to miss this wonderful hangout but you definitely should not. This place specialises in African and Ethiopean junk food and also some authentic Parsee dishes. Beer lovers find this place really comfortable after a busy day's work and you will find this cafe almost full all the time. The decor, ambience and service get full marks and the taste of the food get extra brownie points too.
Good food, cheap beer, cute ambience
Neehar Mishra

265 Followers, 35 Reviews


Though I began this post by saying there’s so much to Bombay than just multiplexes and restaurants, I know it’s our favourite way of passing time. So for those hard core foodies and movie buffs, here’s my recommendation – head to Cafe Universal in Fort (On Sundays it’s open from 6pm onwards). Lonely Planet describes it as “a little bit of France near CST“. But this is better than France I can tell you. The food (try their burgers), high ceiling, wooden interiors, big windows and the warm lighting makes you feel right at home. It’s never noisy here. And they serve beer with peanuts. That’s something we all should value. They will never rush you. When you do get tired of all the drinking and eating and just sitting, you can finally proceed to Sterling Cinema. It’s about 5-10 minutes from Universal. There! You have your food + movie plan sorted. Cost: Depends on how much you eat and drink. Universal isn’t pricey. Hours Spent: Half a day. After the movie if you still have the energy and inclination to eat / drink more, then there’s yet another charming place that’s left to explore – Town House Cafe right next to Sterling will charm you with its music and menu. Great food. Great service. And prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Town House Cafe has a coffee shop on the ground floor which I haven’t tried but can vouch for the pub upstairs. It’s my favourite in town.
Bharti Singh

820 Followers, 28 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Things to do
dine out
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Chowpatty Beach - Maharashtra

Girgaon Chaupati ', commonly called Chaupati, is one of the best known public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon part of Mumbai.
Meandering through the city in scorching heat, wanting to make people think I am some intrepid traveller trying to discover Mumbai’s new side. People in Mumbai are really friendly and happy to help, as I asked around in search of a good place to eat. After lunch, one thing I was not willing to miss was a stroll on the beach. Kuldip, my driver aka a local Mumbai guide took me to Girgaum Chowpatty. He was also kind enough to show me a way to subway and other food joints just in case. Coming from a place where one seldom gets to witness fresh lakes, beachscapes are my idea of heaven. This place has one of the most popular beaches in the city adjoining Marine drive. It was quite a family place with children playing Frisbee and building sand castles. As for myself, I enjoyed the warm golden sand and water waves washing my feet every few minutes. This beach is also famous for water activities like, Para sailing, Jet skiing, cruise, speedboats etc.
Harleen Kalsi

2k+ Followers, 103 Reviews


When it comes to street foods, this is the place to be! From pani puri, vada pav, bhujia, all the fried and delicious snacks are made at Chowpatty. The authentic taste combined with the laid back environment is a great combination found at Chowpatty. Youngsters lay sprawled on their mats, munching on their favorite goodies. It's finger lickin' good!
Arushi Dutt

871 Followers, 108 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Beach Walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Elephanta Caves - Maharashtra

From gate way of india, i got ticket for elephanta caves in 150 rs up & down. Interestingly, the ticket person did try to judge me & suspected i am a terroist(OK i am exaggerating) because i was alone. But that kind off says a thing about how people around fear i think. It was half an hour ferry to reach & then a few stairs to climb up. One need to buy ticket since it is UNESCO site.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Enjoy and Explore.
Kushendra Tiwary

208 Followers, 85 Reviews


Elephanta Island - Maharashtra

It is located in East Mumbai and is popular because of the Elephanta caves,which is carved completely out of rock and is about 10kms from the east coats of Mumbai.
This island harbors the famous caves which are dedicated to the worship of the Deities of Hinduism. Previously known as Gharapuri (meaning "The City Of Caves"), the island was subsequently renamed as "The Elephanta Island" by the Portuguese, during the start of their colonial rule in India. The images of the Deities have been carved out on the cave walls and are a subject of great interest among archaeological scholars and researchers. The skill and dedication of the builders can be estimated from these sculptures as well as the other intricate designs on the walls and pillars of the cave. It brought to my mind, the impression of a temple. In fact, if you want, you are still allowed to light an earthen lamp (as is the style) in front of the Shivling. There is no reason to be extra careful (while inside the caves) as there are no underground tunnels or hidden stairways.
Malab

225 Followers, 20 Reviews


The place where the caves are located.
Kushendra Tiwary

208 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Khandala Point - Maharashtra

Khandala Point is located correct across the Matheran market area., you wouldn't wish to Skip that point. Only point it was lacking was the right Waterfall. Lavish greenery throughout the valley, with monkey's and their own families this point features a various feel.
Situated right around the Market Area., you wouldn't wish to Miss this point. Only thing it was missing was the perfect Waterfall. Lush Greenery all around the Valley, with Monkey's and their Families this Point has a Different feel. Be Careful, don't try to mess with the Ape Family., you'll just regret it. but don't be scared as well even if they Sit next to you. Just Enjoy their Company.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Right in the market area. Very accessible.
Richa Gupta

256 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Mumbai - Pune Expressway - Maharashtra

This is officially known as the Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai Pune Expressway and is India's first six lane concrete, access controlled, high speed toll accessway. This has replaced the Mumbai- Chennai NH 4 expressway and now connects the administrative capital of Maharshtra, Mumbai to the Financial Capital Pune. There are also 5 tunnels along this stretch. This ex[pressway has reduced travel time between the two cities by almost 2 hours and is one of the most popular expressways of the country.
The Mumbai Pune Expressway is the first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway of India, constructed in 2002. The 93 km long high speed concrete road passes through the mountain tunnels,valley and majestic hills of lonavala and khandala.
Mayank Raj

251 Followers, 57 Reviews


Simple, spacious and comfortable stay with simple and good food available
Sampa Pal

189 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Road Trip
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Panorama Point - Maharashtra

You can start from Dasturi Naka and then do some moderate trekking for about half an hour to reach the top to the Panorama Point. As the name says it all, this point is from where you get an awesome panoramic view of the surrounding valleys and an areal angle of the natural beauty here. It is said that a trip to Matheran cannot be completed without a visit to the Panorama Point to view te mesmerizing sunrise here. The toy train station is also nearby.
The Panorama point in Matheran is 5420 feet above sea level. To visit this place, you have to pay entrance fees. It is private property so one has to endure that they drive slowly. It is one of the best point in Matheran. It's a lovely place and the view is very panoramic. The mountains surround the place where the hills bloom with wild flowers and greenery. To reach this point, one has to reach Kasturi Naka and from there either walk the 6 km distance or enjoy the pony ride. You will encounter many monkeys on your way to the point.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


This is a highly recommended spot for everyone alike. Spend long gazing hours at the untouched beauty of widespread forest and true gem of nature. If you are planning for a stay in Matheran overnight, do give this place a shot early morning for sunrise.
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Walking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Neral Railway Station - Maharashtra

This is a railway station forming a part of the Mumbai Suburban Railway Network on the Central Mumbai Line. This is located in the town of Neral in the Raigad District and is a junction between Kalyan and Karjat. This connects Mumbai and Pune and is the beginning of the narrow gauge railway line that leads to Matheran.
Nearest rail-head. You can take the toy-train to reach Matheran, or cabs which will drop you at Dasturi Naka, point beyond which it is the eco-zone.
Richa Gupta

256 Followers, 18 Reviews


It is 1 hour train journey from Thane you can take Toy Train from Neral to Matheran or take a Vehicle from Neral to Matheran
Reena Chaudhary

207 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
communication
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Carter Road - Maharashtra

This is a road stretching along the seaside and is a favorite hangout place for the locales and also a place for morning and evening walks. It is in Bandra locality and thus is surrounded by a number of sea facing buildings and bungalows most of which belong to the high society people and celebriries. The view of the sea and the cool sea breeze automatically makes the environment romantic and refreshing here.
Great places to hang out, good restaurants. Next to the sea so offers great view.
Prachi Srivastava Sahni

72 Followers, 67 Reviews


Carter Road and Juhu Beach North of Bandra Bandstand you will find Carter Road. Its a stretch of 1 km. This place is mainly for them who love to go to Coffee shops and Restaurants. Many Bollywood film stars live in this area. If you will go to Joggers park in the morning then definitely you will see some known and famous faces from Bollywood. If you will drive for another 4 km you will reach the famous area mainly known due to the home to non other than BIG B ( Mr Amitabh Bachchan). Also presence of Beach in this area makes it more electrifying. Beach is beautiful but crowded. Many Eating outlets. But it is very costly and not worth also. Entry fee: NIL Recommended length of Visit: 1-2 hrs(Depends on your mood :) ) How to Reach: Just 2 kms from Bandstand; easily walkable. For Juhu take Auto. Beach is around 4 km from Carter road. If you going directly to Juhu then get down at Santacruz station and take Auto(Rs30) and then from Juhu go to Carter Road. Tips: Go in the Evening
Gautam Modi

460 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
walking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Kalsubai Peak - Maharashtra

Climbing the summit or Kalsubai peak is one of the best things to do in Indore as it is the topmost peak in Maharashtra standing with a height of 16446 metres. The whole hilltop is a chunk of the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Sanctuary. A village called Bari is where the route to the summit starts, followed by various trekking routes, the animal tracks in the route gifts a thrilling atmosphere to the climbers. Local guides are available throughout the year who help the visitors in climbing the summit. The route to the peak is very well marked and perfectly guides the trekkers. It is one of the most thrilling as well as enjoyable place to trek. The Kalsubai temple is situated in the summit of the peak, only three people can sit in this temple at one time. When one reaches the summit apart from the temple, the hugely spread out backwaters of Bhandardara also attracts the attention.
It was an amazing experience. We started climbing at 11 pm and finished at 4 am. It was almost a full moon night. We never felt it necessary to light a torch.
Anand Mutha

68 Followers, 1 Reviews


The majestic Kalsubai peak in all it glory covered by clouds, drifting apart at sometime and again covering it back. Few shots later, walking again.Up the hill, what we could see was white times infinity. Fog. Clouds. Drizzle. Wind. And in all this came the ladders! Wobbly as they are, one-at-a-time climb on the ladder, less support, you start thinking about all the things you had ever wanted to do in life. There are five such ladders en route the top. On one of them, despite people shouting from behind, mid way i stopped, just because i saw this (see below). Spectacular. Whatever settings I had on my cam set already, couldn’t sit there changing them. The pic didnt come out in the perfect way, but it was what it was.On the way up, there were many such spectacles to see, mighty waterfalls to see, wind to be blown by, drizzle to get soaked in and the adrenaline rush that gives you the push further!It took around three hours to climb to the top of the not-so-arduous trek. The weather made it happen quick without taking much halts in between, except for one where we had kanda-bhajis (yes, there is a small stall that pops out of nowhere on the way up).Up above, it was all windy again. Literally had to bend and hold on to something to stop yourself from getting blown away. And also it was all white.When we just reached there, just getting assembled, all 39 of us, there we witnessed it. The clouds gave way for the sun to shine on us. Just a 30 second window, not much. But everyone was mesmerized! Oh what a scene. And then it was back to the winds and rains galore.
Kush

200 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
Although the weather at the peak is always pleasant but the best time to visit the peak or plan a trekking holiday will be in the month of December.
Things to do
Trekking to the tallest peak in Maharashtra. Experiencing the powerful winds at higher altitude.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
A one day trekking trip to Kalsubai peak may cost you anything between 2000-20000.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - Maharashtra

Heading back home :)
Shifa Thobani

25 Followers, 46 Reviews


Tanvi S

254 Followers, 77 Reviews


Mumbai Airport - Maharashtra

This airport was earlier known as the Sahar Airport and presently also known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It is the primary airport linking other states and countries of the world with the metropolitan of Mumbai. This is the 2nd busiest airport of India after delhi in terms of Passenger traffic and the 47th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Mumbai Airport is till now the busiest airport in the world in terms of Cargo freight. The airport is better than many others in the country and has planes landing and departing under many international airlines. The other facilities and amenities of the airport are very good and the service of staff here is very comfortable and friendly.
Priyank Badola

99 Followers, 7 Reviews


Traveling to the past It is going to be a long day. My morning started with a mild headache but had to get up as I had to complete my packing, follow-up my visa, pick up a bag from market and do some minor chore before I leave. And yes, my travel agent have offered that she would send my passport to me instead I going 5 miles to collect it. I completed all my tasks and was waiting for a call from the travel agent office. I called her up and she said she will update me in 15 min. After waiting for many such 15 mins I called her up to confirm if my preparations are not in vain and I would get the passport well before time. She said she would deliver the passport mid way and could pick it up. I left my place towards bus station where the passport delivery boy was supposed to come and I would then catch a bus to Mumbai. Puneites have to travel 7-8 hrs more than the scheduled time to reach the Mumbai international Airport for any international trip. Aks had taken a day off to help me out and drop me to the bus station. On the way we went to telephone office to give international roaming a try on my phone. But these people need a post-paid phone to activate it and I had a prepaid one. Anyway, internet has made world easier and I could work without the phone. When we left this place, I called up the travel agent to confirm the place where I would get the passport and now she declares that she does not have anyone to deliver it, without even apologising for the delay. I needed it and not hers, hence had to go all the way to her office in another direction to pick it up. Thankfully Aks was with me and we went to the travel agent picked up the passport, went to bus station and I caught the Shivneri (AC bus run by state Govt.). It was 4:00 pm in my watch and my journey had begun. The bus took its usual root and I wanted to sleep. My fellow passenger wanted to have some casual talk and the lady with a child behind me didn't want me to recline my seat. And my head was screaming and shouting at me "SLEEP". Very obediently I neglected the surrounding and slept without wasting a minute till the time it took its usual halt at a food mall. MacDonalds have been a great savior wherever you go. I got down, picked up a burger had it and again slept. 90 min to go to reach Dadar, my dad is supposed to pick me up and I am supposed to call him 30 min before I reach. But, I slept again and got late to give him a call. This resulted in longer waiting time at Dadar bus stand. So we quickly reached his place, had some nice home cooked dinner which I had carried and I took a nap for a while. We should reach the airport by 12 am and hence we left his place at 11. So here I was, carrying a small hand bag, a sack with packed/ready to eat food and a laptop bag on my back at the freshly baked crisp terminal 2 of Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport. I was ready to travel 5 hours behind our time.. travelling to the past.. Travel and Travel Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2: I collected my boarding pass and as I was passing through Kenya I was also recommended to be vaccinated against polio which the airport authority had arranged for. After all regular formalities of immigration, security check etc. I went in the airport lobby. When I checked my gate pass to reach the gate, I was surprised to see Gate no. 73 on it. Did the new terminal 2 have so many gates?? Without wasting time I started walking towards it, I didn't know, how much time it would take. But then the moving escalators for walking made it easy and quick. The corridors glittered with decorative lamps and the chairs were colourful and comfortable.I reached my gate and I had enough time to spend reading a book. "Lady, you are not a Man" (LYANAM==LAYMAN) by Apurva Purohit, accompanied me through-out my journey. The book is about woman for a LayMan (wink) and encouraging, especially for me as I was traveling alone. After I boarded the flight and receiving the usual meal which had a Indian taste I dozed off only to open my eyes in Nairobi, Kenya. I had a connecting flight to Ghana from there as most of my fellow passengers had. It was interesting to see how people of almost all races in the world come together at a location and all disperse in the world. The airport with nearly 10 gates was full of people, leaving only few chairs for people adding in. Going through the window panes of many duty free shops, I inquired for a transit visa which I took in my return journey. After all this I had 2 more hours and the airlines declared that the flight was an hour late. What am I going to do for 3 hours? I sat on this really uncomfortable chair and started reading the book. I also made some changes to the ppt I was supposed to present the other day and then again I dozed off but didn't forget to put a alarm on my mobile phone. After I got up I went through a confusing system of entering the gate no.8 where people from other flights were also awaiting their flight. They announced our flight name and asked us to board the bus which would take us to the plane. I got an aisle seat and the person besides me was reading something familiar. Although it is not meant to be good manners I peeped in and I found that the person was coming for the same meeting as I was. Small world!! I got introduced to him and then went back to my favorite task.. dozing off. After the flight of 5 and half hour the pilot instructed to tighten our seat belts as we were about to land at Kotoka International Airport,Accra, Ghana. Amidst the grey clouds our flight landed safely. As we entered the airport we went through the immigration part, clicking our pics, imprinting our fingerprints and moved towards the exit. Now me and David walked together to find a person holding name of the institution we were invited at. Sitting in a left handed driving vehicle we reached the hotel,we were staying at,in nearly 30min. Throughout the ride I felt that the driver was not following rules being used to the right handed driving in India. After we reached, true to the Ghanian claim of they being good hosts, the hotel staff was humble and very supportive. Although it was 2:00 pm in the Ghanian clock I was in the evening as per my biological clock. All this travel had confused me in terms of date and time. After eating some home made snacks I slept to wake up only tomorrow morning.
Rutuja Patil

425 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Get a flight
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N/A
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Juhu - Maharashtra

Juhu is really a suburb of Mumbai. It's most fabled for the sprawling Juhu beach. It surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Versova to the north, Santacruz and Vile Parle to the east, and Khar to the south.
Went to Amy winehouse's documentary film @ PVR
Naidu Pothala

157 Followers, 8 Reviews


Take a Rickshaw (Mumbai’s favourite three wheel public transport) from Dharavi to Juhu. On your way, drive past Bandra, the queen of suburbs and cover places like Bandra Reclamation, Carter Road Promenade, Juhu Tara Road (this stretch houses some of the high-end luxury boutiques and multi-designer stores that stock a mix of ethnic Indian Bridal Wear and Indo-western dresses) Juhu beach is the ‘Celebrity beach’ of Mumbai as it is quite common to find famous celebrities jogging along the sands or catch a glimpse of a Bollywood film shooting. Your visit to this place is incomplete till you sample the ‘Mumbai Style’ street food at the stalls – Chaat (Bhelpuri, pani puri & sevpuri); Pav Bhaji and a refreshing Gola (Snow cone). Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and scenic beauty of this 18 km stretch. Post your beach visit, get a rickshaw to drop you to the Iskcon temple which is at a short distance from the beach. India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna, Iskcon is visited by thousands of people and devotees during festive occasions. You will pass the plush beach property JW Marriott hotel on your left & Bollywood Superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s two storied residence Jalsa on your right as you reach the shrine.
sneha shenoy

232 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Things to do
Beach Walk
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Prithvi Cafe - Maharashtra

You do not need an AC Cafe when you visit Prithvi Cafe. This is like nature's boon in such a bustling city of Mumbai. Located on the Juhu church Road this is a very popular budget café with open air seating. Lush green gardens and stone seating arrangements serve you the perfect ambience for your evening tea. There is also a life size kettle pouring with fairy lights in the evening. There are two sections fo the cafe. The Front one is with the stone table sand chairs and the back portion with normal tables and chairs. The staff is extremely friendly and hospitable and the food is good too.
If you want some star aura
pawar sheetal

618 Followers, 11 Reviews


Nice, colourful ambience, good food
Neehar Mishra

265 Followers, 35 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eat- out, snacks
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Malshej Ghat - Maharashtra

It is a mountain pass located in the Western Ghats in Pune. A drive through these roads should rejuvenate your senses.
A hidden jewel in the state of Maharashtra that shines with all her glory in the monsoon rains.
Jimki Sarma

129 Followers, 4 Reviews


At stone's throw distance from Mumbai or Pune, Malshejghat is a one-day vacation for the nature lovers who can not afford to spend time or money on far-off moutain trips!
Pramati Anand

2k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


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Malshej Ghat MTDC Resort - Maharashtra

Malshej Ghat MTDC Resort (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) holds a spectacular view to the western ghats while being really economical and comfortable at exactly the same time. You are able to visit Shivneri Fort, birthplace of Shivaji, that is approximately 40 kms out of this place.
For the natural beauty it has to offer.
Snehit

124 Followers, 4 Reviews


Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation(MTDC) Resort holds a breathtaking view to the western ghats while being very affordable and comfortable at the same time. You can visit Shivneri Fort, birthplace of Shivaji, which is approx 40 kms from this place.
Pramati Anand

2k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Place to stay, sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Khireshwar - Maharashtra

Khireshwar is base of Harishchandragad hill fort, There is a beautiful temple of Nageshwar as well as ancient caves of the Yadav era in Khireshwar village.
Base village
Pravin Goykar

75 Followers, 2 Reviews


From Pune we drove for 2hours and 30min to reach at the base village of the fort that is, Khireshwar Village. This place is a must stop by, it provided us with more food and water and it is also a great place to charge that irksome temper. Khireshwar is not only portrayed as one of the easiest and most chosen routes but also is the most exciting and brings insight a great outlook, it led us to our next destination; Tolar Khind or Tolar Valley.
Harleen Kalsi

2k+ Followers, 103 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Base Camp of Harishchandragad fort.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sandhan Valley - Maharashtra

Take your trip a little on the next level and some adventure to it by travelling to the Sandhan Valley. This is a very popular camping site in the Bhandardara Region of the Samrad valley. This is one of the best trekking journeys of all as it includes rapelling and cross- pooling. You can trek and reach to the camp site and then enjoy the views of the highest peak here, Kalsubai. Also, a bonfire is arranged here along with delicious, rustic meal. The whole experience is sure to be etched in your heart for a very long time.
Polomi M (Curious Traveler)

515 Followers, 7 Reviews


for the magical valley
Mapping Journeys

975 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Panchakki - Maharashtra

Located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra this is one of the few water mills in India and it is used to grind grains for pilgrims.
a watermill dating back to the pre-mughal period, which was used to operate large grain grinding stones, which served as flourmills, is an example of the engineering marvel of the 17-century.
Shetty Raksha

303 Followers, 57 Reviews


#If you want to get inspired by the genius minds at work who developed such a system of engineering.
Kunal Dwivedi

128 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
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N/A
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N/A
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Sula Vineyards - Maharashtra

This is a wine factory in Nashik and they also have a specialty restaurant by La Plage based on Italian ways and cuisine. As you enter this lovely place you will be greeted by the awesome farms on both sides of you. The guide here will take you along the vineyards and explain each details about how the grapes are grown here and how they are used to make different types of wines. At the end you can sit for a nice and educative wine tasting session with the experts who will tell you more about how to understand and differentiate between wines. The staff is good and the service you are provided with is very good too.
A beautiful vineyard where you can relax, swim and sip wine. Go for a wine making tour, shop for some wine and eat at Little Italy! Personal villas for rent is the most amazing but costly option to go for! The zen infinity pool is serene , cosy and with a beautiful view of vineyards. A lake nearby the vineyard is suitable to for spending a lazy picnic day. Worth it for wine lovers!
Shradha Singh

474 Followers, 7 Reviews


Sula Vineyard in Nashik is possibly the first thing to come to mind when you think of wine trail in India. With good reason, too – they have wine tasting sessions, regular vineyard and winery tours, wine and cheese platters at their tasting room, a Soleil by La Plage restaurant on the premises... It promises to be a pretty special day. If you want to extend it a bit, there’s a resort where you can stay overnight, too, close to the winery. It’s a quick romantic getaway from Pune or from Mumbai for those who like wine, but can’t really afford to indulge in the real Italian or French deal. I can recommend the wine tasting and the restaurant overlooking the vineyard, though the lack of creepy cellars with wooden casks was a real let-down.
Sarah

808 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
Vineyard tours, wine tasting
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Budget
N/A

Mhaismal Hill Station - Maharashtra

A beautiful hill station located in the Aurangabad district, is about 1067 mts in altitude ang about 40kms from the city.
Mhaismal, originally called as Maheshmal for the Maheshmal Village within the place.
Shetty Raksha

303 Followers, 57 Reviews


Mhaismal, a small and charming hill station, is 39 kilometers north of Aurangabad City is nearest from Khuldabad or Ellora Caves. It is at the height of 1067 meters in the Sahyadri ranges. Girija Bhavani Temple here is very famous and the devotees in thousands throng here regularly.
Debabrata Nayak

158 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Devgad - Maharashtra

Devgad taluka is just a taluka in Sindhudurg area of Maharashtra state in western India consisting of 98 villages. Devgad is known globally for its exports of locally developed Alphonso mangoes.
Devgad.... a place which is near to my heart. I have been there several times but every time it surpassed me with its beauty. my roots belong to Devgad from my mom side so I have a lots of memories here. recently I have visited Devgad and even this time it surprised me with its beauty of scenery. it is a pleasure of mine to share some photos / memories with you all. I hope you will all love this and plan a trip. if anyone need more info on this do contact me.
Bhushan Bagkar

93 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Best known for Alphonso mangoes.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Kanheri Caves - Maharashtra

The Kanheri Caves constitute several rock-cut monuments which can be based to the north of Borivali on the american outskirts of Mumbai, the capital city of Indian State of Maharashtra.
It shows the Buddhist settlement in the earlier times. Their houses, worship place, carvings on the walls etc. it's a beautiful place to visit for a quick getaway.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
History, Culture, Walk
Open Hours
07:30 A.M. - 05:00 P.M.
Budget
INR 5/Person (Indian), INR 100/Person (Foreigner)

Amboli Ghat Waterfall - Maharashtra

Amboli Ghat Waterfall is close by Kegad in Maharashtra. Amboli is a hill station in south Maharashtra that is based on the Sahayadri Mountains of Western India. At an elevation of 690 yards it is the last mountain station ahead of the coastal highlands of Goa and a comparatively unexplored one. Amboli gets the highest rainfall in Maharashtra and remains pleasant all over the year. The best season to go to Amboli is during the monsoon between June and Aug wherever you will find heavy rains. All through non-monsoon conditions, town wears a deserted look and brings life with a lazy approach.
Best place to take a pause from long journey!
Mrunal Jani

162 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
June -Aug
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free Entry

Amboli - Maharashtra

Close to Goa and surprisingly unexplored, Amboli is a quiet hilly hamlet in Maharashtra. It reminds one of what perfect postcards are made of – waterfalls, astonishing greenery and idyllic houses. It's also perhaps the only hill station that should be visited during heavy monsoons since that's the best time to explore its many hidden surprises. Among touristy places, you can visit Hiranyakeshi Temple from which the Hiranyakeshi river originates. The road to the temple is a little tricky to navigate but local drivers here are have a handle on it. Do also visit Nangarta Falls, which is a little away from the city centre but definitely worth the detour. There are numerous viewpoints from where you can admire the undeniable beauty of Amboli and gather pictures that can work as perfect postcards! Amboli is just before Goa and if you are planning to drive here from Mumbai or Pune, you are in for a treat. There are not too many hotels in Amboli and you may struggle a bit before settling on a place. Though more hotels are coming up owing to the growing popularity of this small town.
Hill station with beautiful greenery and Waterfalls
Akash Madavi

14 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,June,July,August,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Hill Station,Nature,Rivers & Lakes,Wildlife
Open Hours
Budget

Devbaug Beach - Maharashtra

As more days were coming by, the fascination and energy was going up. The adrenaline rush pumped us at the fullest. This was obvious because we were heading for a long-awaited adventure of scuba diving. It was an hour drive to Tarkarli from Kankavli. The road near Tarkarli is next to the Karli River which is famous for boating and Dolphin point. But here unfortunately we could not able to see any dolphins such. Once we reached there, we found out scuba diving is not carried out at Tarkarli. It is carried out at Devbag or Malvan. Thanks to the instincts for turning our cars towards Devbag for scuba diving. Because we realized when we reached Sindudurg fort that scuba diving at Devbag was much better than the one at Malvan . At Devbag, there was a kutcha road, all bumpy and too narrow and the movement was two way. At Mahapurush Water sports, they have good parking facilities. After a long bargain session, we somehow managed to convince them for Rs.1200. And hell yeah, it was a good bargain from Rs.1700 to Rs.1200. And the much awaited excitement grew up more wilder when we arrived at the shore. Raghu, the manager showed us the video of scuba diving and we were fascinated with it. The time had come to board a boat. The boating lasts for around 15 minutes. It took us 3 to 4 kms inside the sea. What an enthralling view it was! Blue water blue sky fresh air…!! I am scared of water. And going 20ft deep with no oxygen is scary. The time had come to overcome the fear. To dive in and enjoy the beautiful creatures that God has created deep inside the sea. The instructor gave us the instructions of how to hold oxygen pipe and breathe and taught signs for “All Okay”, “Up”, “Stop”. We did some practice too before going 20ft down. Then once all set Okay, the instructor dived me all down to the corals. The view was striking. The sunrays upwards and the corals downwards. I was awestruck with that moment. The fishes were swimming all around me. No words to express the feelings. Since I was wearing lens and instructor told me that goggles would be the waterproof one but somehow water went into the goggles. After sometime I was scared that water should not go into my eyes. I told instructor to take me up. I cannot take risk with my eyes…LoL. The feeling after the scuba diving was the same of Hritik Roshan’s post scuba diving in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


KINARA RESORT - Maharashtra

Kinara Resort is a beach resort near by Karde in Maharashtra. Kinara presents AC and Low Ac rooms and it is merely 5 mins far from Tarkali seaside and 10 or 15 mins far from Devbaugh and Malvan.
Kinara offers AC and Non Ac rooms and it is just 5 mins away from Tarkali beach and 10 or 15 mins away from Devbaugh and Malvan
Nicole Ferreira

118 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Place to stay, sight seeing
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Dhamapur Lake - Maharashtra

This is an artificial lake which was built in the year 1560 by a ruler of the Vijayangar Dynasty. The lake is also a tourist hotspot there are a number of tents on the banks of this lake. This lake is popular for activities such as snorkelling and also sailing. Tourists find immense peace and tranquility amidst the serenity of this place. A visit to the Dhamapur Lake is one of the prime reasons for a visit to Malvan.
Located near the western region of Sindhudurg, the Dhamapur Lake is famous for crystal clear waters. It’s possible to see the bottom of the lake during clear and turmoil free weather. The lake apart from water sports also has boating facility for the less adventurous or the more romantics. There also exists a Bhagawati Temple which has been decorated and surrounded by greenery. An ideal picnic spot!
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
boating, snorkelling, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Malwan - Maharashtra

Malwan is a small city lined with slaty waters and lush green valleys. The ends of town are lined by cashew, coconut and palm trees and is joined with the Velangur City at present. This region was earlier a separate island referred to as the Burnt Islands. The name was so because these islands were twice burnt right down to nothing more than ashes and also were a susceptible to repeated attacts. This place was once also a popular trading zone which is now merely a tourist attraction. There's also two ancient forts out here- The Sindhudurg and the Padmagad. This place is currently mainly popular for salt pans, Chinese clay pottery and the delicious Malvani cuisine.
Day 02: 20th November 2013 Guhagar - Malwan Crossing the spots of Tavsal, via a ferry ride to Jaigadh, and then riding via Ratnagiri, Mogare Junction, ferry ride through Amberli Bridge, crossing Devgadh, Dabhole, Wayagani and then we'll finally reach Malwan by the time the sun sets on our second day. With a number of ferry rides interjecting our bullet ride and a few confusing roads, the second day proves to be the most interesting and adventurous day of our trip!
Helmet Stories

254 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
sight- seeing, boating, photography, shopping
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
N/A

Mumbai Goa Highway - Maharashtra

The day one started with our journey in the morning of 24th March, Thursday – Dhulivandan day. When people were playing with colors, we were enjoying the colors of nature. We started with NH3 and them came on NH66 till Chiplun and then all the way to Guhagar beach. Since it was a long weekend and road is narrow, we were stucked in the traffic near Vadkhal naka. After that it was all fun.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


Radhanagari - Maharashtra

The last day of the trip – the return journey. We started at 9 O’clock in the morning and planned to travel through Kolhapur – Satara –Pune – Mumbai Highway. There was a Ponda ghat and Radhanagri ghat – again a wonderful merry-go-round type of roads. We had a break at Kolhapur. We took darshan at Mahalaxmi Temple, bought some typical kolhapuri chappal and started our journey again. Once more on the roads and as usual I was lost in it. The road has its own life. When you are on the road trip, the unending roads become your friend and play with you, share stories with you. It gives time for you to go deep inside your mind. It provides some kind of meditation. The narrow or the wide, the bumpy or the smooth, whatever road it is; it is always pleasant to traverse by. It is some kind of intangible feeling that we could feel. Roads are not only for about commuting from one place to the other; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. The perfect road journey is never finished; the goal is always just to cross the next river bridge, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore. “What you’ll get in return is an experience that money can’t buy.”
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


Sayaji Hotel - Maharashtra

Sayaji Hotel near by Kawala Naka, Kolhapur offers best dining option and experience with finest chefs and delightful menus in in all South Maharashtra.
My first five star hotel experience. Hotel was just too good
Pratik Sonawane

102 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Place to stay, eat
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Neware - Maharashtra

Through Jaigad jetty we drove all the way to Ganpatipule. In between, we found many beautiful beaches – clean blue water, white sand and all lonely. One of them is Neware beach clad with white sand – beautiful, tranquil. The seashore has its own enigma; nothing was ours except the essential things – air, dreams, the sea, and the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


Ganpatipule Beach - Maharashtra

Ganpatipule One of the most spectacular beaches on the Konkan coastline, it is also a favorite pilgrimage spot for tourists. Apart from the clean and beautiful beach. The golden sandly beach is a place where people come to escape from the hustle- bustle of the cities, apart from the golden sands the rich flora including coconut palms and mangroves make a pretty picture as well. You can also enjoy one of the many nature trails which start from the beach.
An idyllic beach that depicts culture, beauty and a rich heritage.
Ruchika Makhija

668 Followers, 177 Reviews


Best time to visit
Mid October - May
Things to do
Sight- Seeing, photography, nature trails, worship
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Ganpatipule Temple - Maharashtra

Swayambhu Ganpati Temple is also very popular in Maharashtra. The deity here is known to be the Western Sentinel God of India and is respected by everyone who visits this place. This temple was built many years ago and the exact dates are not known.
The sacred temple on the beach which attracts thousands of tourists each year.
Ruchika Makhija

668 Followers, 177 Reviews


Best time to visit
Mid October - May
Things to do
Pray, Sight- Seeing, photography, nature trails, worship
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Ganpatipule - Maharashtra

Ganpatipule small town positioned in Ratnagiri district on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, popular for historic Ganpatipule temple and Ganpatipule beach. That's why best spiritual & sea food destination.
The most scenic leg of the journey. Sea on one side Green mountains on the other. Located on the same MH SH 4, Ganpatipule stretch is something i will remember my whole life. It was like the movie perfect scene. All along the route I could see the virgin beaches where one could spend countless hours relaxing. Unfortunately we were running short of sunlight so we have to rush through this stretch and hence didn't get chance to click many pics.
Achal Gupta

186 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
Mid October - May
Things to do
Worship, Beach Walk, See food
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Karad - Maharashtra

This is a city in the District of Satara and is known as the "Sugar Bowl of Maharashtra". This is mainly because this place is where most of the sugar production of the state takes place and there are also a number of sugar mills in this city. Apart from that, another reason for this being a tourist attraction is the Prreti Sangam or the Confluence of Love. This is the point where the Rivers Koyna and Krishna meet head on. The rivers originate from Ratnagiri and then diverge to meet again out here to form the letter 'T' accurately. There are also many premiere educational institutions in this city making it even more important. these include the Government College of Engineering and the Government College of Pharmacy.
KARAD CAVES
jeetendra

138 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City Tours, sight- seeing, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Vankusawade Wind Park - Maharashtra

Vankusawade Wind Park is really a wind farm found on a top mountain plateau at 1,150 m above the Koyana Reservoir, around 40 km from the city of Satara, in Maharashtra. Wind power is generated from Suzlon S33/350 turbines of 350 kW each, producing a total power output of 210 MW.
the largest wind park in asia... as more than 1000 windmills on a single plane.
Rahul Datye

186 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Wind Park
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Thoseghar - Maharashtra

Thoseghar waterfalls is just a scenic spot located near the little village of Thoseghar, 20 km from Satara city, at the edge of the Konkan region, in Western India. There are a series of waterfalls, a number of them 15 to 20 metres and among 500 metres in height. People originate from all over Maharashtra to visit the region, especially throughout the rainy or monsoon season, July to November. Heavy rain falls through that season, and because of this the falls do have more water and are more spectacular. The immediate area is calm and quiet, with a clear lake and dark woods in a hilly area.
nice waterfall in satara
rinks

61 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Pandharpur - Maharashtra

This is a town in the Solapur District and one of the most popular pilgrimage sites of Maharashtra. The Kuladivat Temple is extremely revered and you can take the blessings of the Lord Vitthal no matter what caste or religion you belong to. The god here is known by many other names such as Pandurang, Vitthal or Pandhari. The idols of Vithoba and Rukmini are believed to be the Universal Gods of all Maharasthrians and they also believe that they are the reincarnations of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The Temple has 6 gates and the Eastern one is known as the Namdev Gate. This is where you will find the standing idol of Vithoba guarding the entrance. 13th Century inscriptions are still clearly found on the walls of this temple. The Pad- Sparsha Darshan in which you can enter the main sanctum and lay your head on the feet pf Lord Vitthal to seek his blessings is a popular ceremony here. The secularism followed here attracts even more tourists.
PANDHARPUR IS THE HOLY CITY ON THE BANKS OF RIVER BHIMA.THE MAIN DEITY FOR WORSHIP ARE THE VITHOBA AND RUKHMAI. ALL THE DEVOTEES ARE ALLOWED TO TOUCH THE FEET OF THE DEITY, CALLED AS PADH DARSHAN.
jeetendra

138 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
Unable to verify
Budget
Free

Satara - Maharashtra

The seven hills surrounding Satara give this picturesque district its name. Home to the popular Panchgani and Mahableshwar, Satara in Maharashtra is perfect for a rejuvenation holiday. If you are here for a holiday, do visit the scenic Kaas Plateau overlooking the Kaas Lake. Though it is a popular spot, you may be disappointed with the lack of good eating places. It's best to head here after breakfast. Another wonderful tourist spot is the Thoseghar Waterfalls. Located about 25 km from Satara, these lovely waterfalls offer the most stunning views during monsoon. Also the highest waterfall in Maharashtra, Thoseghar should definitely be on your itinerary. If you have more time, then head to the village of Bamnoli, located 50 km away, where you can enjoy boating in the Shivsagar Lake. There are tons of places to visit in Satara district so do choose your destinations in accordance to the kind of holiday you'd like to take.
Enroute Bangalore on NH-4 went through the Satara ghat and also stopped over for quick bite
Kashyap

47 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Family Vacation,Nature
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Vasota Fort - Maharashtra

3. Vasota FortA bus journey from Mumbai to Satara and further to the village called Barnoli will take you to the spot where the hike begins. Vasota Jungle trek near Mumbai starts with a delightful hour long ferry ride. The Fort was a Maratha base during the Swarajya Mission and this hike could give you a chance to get a sneak peek into the incredible local history of Maharashtra.Base Village: Barnoli (40 kms from Satara)Distance between Mumbai to Satara: 256kmHiking time: 3 hours
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 731 Reviews


Sagar Sawali Hotel - Maharashtra

Sagar Sawali Hotel is sea facing resort in Dapoli with luxury rooms and cottages. You are able to get there with friends and family, park to play for children, dining is open see facing.
Its a sea facing Resort with Rooms and cottages. You can go there with friends and Family. Park to play for kids and Dining area is open and sea facing. Staff is very warm and welcoming. They prepare food for you on demand. What ever you like they will cook for you.
Rinky Chhabra

78 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Place to saty, eat
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Chakdev - Maharashtra

Chakdev is located in Mahabaleshwar tehsil of Satara district in Maharashtra, wellknown for Chakdev fort trekking.
wow! that's what you say when your are in a almost, untouched by human place
Rahul Datye

186 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Shindi - Maharashtra

Shindi is in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, its near by famous Chakdev fort.
It is near the the Koyna back waters .... beautiful! the word seems lIke a understatement...
Rahul Datye

186 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dapoli - Maharashtra

Known as the 'Mahabaleshwar of Konkan', this is a small town located 800 metres above sea level in the District of Ratnagiri. Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, this is a perfect weekend getaway since it's a short drive from Mumbai or Pune. Apart from enjoying the spectacular sceneries, you can also visit the old forts and temples in this region or engage yourself in some hiking or bird trails. Murud Beach, Ladghar Beach and Panhalakeji Caves are some of the more popular tourist spots. The beaches here pristine, safe and untouched, since not many people come here for a holiday and are perfect for you if you are looking for a hassle-free, quiet vacation.
This one is little farther from Mumbai (around 225 kms) but worth the effort if you are an ocean life enthusiast. Dapoli is a town in Ratnagiri district and is filled with beaches and temples. It is most famous for Dolphin watching during the early morning hours. For the early riser, there can be nothing better than watching dolphins dance around in the ocean in the early hours of the day. This activity can be easily booked once there. Though the best season to visit Dapoli is between October & February, it is also a good option to explore during monsoons if you want to just relax.
Anushree Shenoy

285 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Beach,Nature,Offbeat
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Tapola - Maharashtra

Tapola is a village of Mahabaleshwar about 25 Kms down the valley. A rustic hamlet famous whilst the'Little Kashmir', Tapola is an ideal destination for a back to nature experience. Tapola is the beds base camp for starters of the most exhilarating treks that you can go for in Maharashtra.
Unexplored beautiful place which we happen to visit by chance.I am glad!
Shreya Bhargava Garg

618 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Base camp for trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Koyna Agro Tourism - Maharashtra

This is an adventure camp site near the Tapola Lake. Tapola Lake is just a few kilometers from Mahabaleshwar and is a favorite tourist destination for many. The camp site is interesting especially for adventure seekers and there are more than one reason for which you should try this. You can enjoy camping in simple tents and the bonfire meals, trekking, water scooter rides and kayaking in the Tapola Lake and much more. More than everything, you get to make new friends while camping here and enjoy together.
Because it had everything we wanted...Food, stay, indoor activities, out door activities, farming....
Rohan Dhulla

106 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Things to do
camping, water sports, trekking
Open Hours
Weekdays- 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM and weekends- 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Budget
Rs 6600 per night

Terra Camp Resort - Maharashtra

Situated on the Bhilar- Akhighani Road, this is a camping site with a difference. This is a camping resort for people who are looking for a slightly different experience at low costs. They have beautifully organized tents where you are supposed to stay and these tents have everything from beds to cupboards and washrooms. Now this is actually called camping with a luxurious touch. They also serve you food which is very Indian and very traditional too. This perfectly suits you during the bonfire experiences you have here during the night time. you can make new friends during this camping experience and have fun together.
We had booked the farmhouse only for 1 night, and for the next day we had booked a tent at Terra Camp. We started our journey to Terra Camp from Shivsagar Farmhouse at around 9:30 AM. The roads were small with a very picturesque view of the Ghats so we kept driving for around an hour when we got a feeling of being lost. We reached a lovely spot where it was a small road, just enough to for one car to pass with valleys on both sides. Finally we thought of turning back only to realise we had one turn pretty early in our journey. Thanks to absence of signboards. Soon we got onto the right track and reached Terra Camp. It is speciality lodging site where-in you get to stay in tents. We spent entire time exploring the areas around the camp and relaxing. I would have loved to spend couple of days at Terra Camp rather than visiting the points at Mahableshwar. It has a lot to offer in form of treks and other activities. It’s a different experience altogether. Next day early morning (6:00 AM) we started for Pune, capturing the beautiful sunrise on way back.
Rudraksha Chodankar

190 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Babington Point - Maharashtra

Babington Point is a well known standpoint of Mahabaleshwar town that is found at a height of 1,294 michael over sea level. Replete with heavy vegetation, path encompassing the standpoint may be seen by trekking and a horse, the point offers magnificent opinions of the Solshi, Koyna Valleys and Chinaman Waterfalls.
Babington Point is located at a height of 1200 meter. It is an excellent spot for all the adventurous freaks. Since it's located at a very high point, one can either opt for trekking or for a pony. Trekking is much more exciting and exhilarating. Pony too is thrilling too go with. You will love the surrounding as you proceed. There are various kind of plants and trees found in the place and the scenic view are meant to be captured.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Shivsagar Farmhouse - Maharashtra

A popular name not only among tourists but also among the locals, this is a highly developed hotel in the Bhilar region of the Panchghani suburbs. The hotel is at a very good location and especially very close to the Bhilar bus stand which acts as an USP for it. The nearby attractions can be easily covered such as the Ganpati temple, Strawberry Farm, Jain Temple and the few beautiful waterfalls. The hotel provodes all its guests with two types of room options- executive and deluxe. Other than that they have a 24 hour help desk as well tourist desk, wifi as well as wired internet facilities, regular pest controls and a lot of parking space. The food served is also very good and you get standard traditional cuisine too. The name of the inner restaurant is the rain forest Restaurant and this is also loved by whoever has stayed here.
After relaxing for some time we decided to check-in into the hotel (Shivsagar Farmhouse in Panchgani). I have to mention that this place is complete value for money. The suite room is super spacious, the staff is very friendly and the food is delicious. What else do you need.., oh yes, they have a strawberry farm of their own too!
Rudraksha Chodankar

190 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Wilson Point - Maharashtra

Wilson Point is the best point in Mahabaleshwar at 1439 m., named following Sir Leslie Wilson, the governor of Bombay from 1923–26. Wilson point is the only real location in Mahabaleshwar wherever both sunrise and sunset may be seen. It supplies a spectacular glance of Mahabaleshwar in every directions.
Nice and Calm place. Reach there early in the morning and you can get amazing sunrise. Its more like a plateau, so you can even do slight walking into deep areas.
Sushant Mandhanya

87 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Mapro Garden - Maharashtra

This is a garden park on the beautiful hill station of Panchghani, Maharashtra very close to Mahabaleshwar. It is a popular tourist destination mainly because of the Annual Strawberry Festival that is organized here. During this time tables are lined up with varieties of juicy strawberries which people can have for free as much as they want. A cultural programme is also arranged each day such as the traditional dance and music. These shows are performed by people who are invited from other places.
Mapro Garden is "THE" place for all the strawberry lovers. Seen the tea production na....now encounter the even more pleasing and alluring strawberries. The Mapro Garden Festival is held in the month of March at Mapro garden every year. It is a festival which is held for four days and you get know the wide range of Mapro products and it's production process and techniques used. You can actually go and pluck the strawberries you like and buy them. This freedom is really amazing. But do ensure that you don't damage the crops.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
Nature lovers, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Free

Parsi Point - Maharashtra

Parsi Point is well known tourist attraction in Mahabaleshwar, well known for nature walking, sight seeing and photography.
Order food in any road side restaurant near parsi point. You will need food after extensive cliff jumping. Sit there for half an hour and enjoy the delight of paintings made by nature.
Sushant Mandhanya

87 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Pratapgad - Maharashtra

Pratapgad literally 'Valour Fort' is a large fort located in Satara district, in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad, the fort is now a popular tourist destination. Scene while heading towards Pratapgad.
Azad Jadhav

14 Followers, 3 Reviews


Table Land - Maharashtra

This is a flat laterite rock structure which is also rated as the second longest mountain plateau in Asia. This is probably the major most attraction in Panchghani. From this vast stretch of land you get specatcular views of the surroundings and also get telescope facilities out here. There are a number of horse takers and tonga drivers who can take you on rides. The rates are a bit high so you have to do a lot of bargaining. There are also a few cave temples around and this place is also popular as a walking path as well as a picnic spot.
This place is simply beautiful. The serenity here makes you forget all the buzz in your life. Peace surrounds your heart. If you have friends to accompany you, that is just a cherry on the cake.
Jyoti

175 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Site- seeing, horse riding, walking, photography, picnic
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Wai - Panchgani Road - Maharashtra

Wai - Panchgani Road is best road known for road trip Wai to Panchgani.
We started from Pune (Pimple Saudagar) at approximately 5:30 AM. Super wide and smooth roads ensured I was able to consistently maintain speeds around 90-110 kmph on my bike. 2 hours continuous ride and I saw a KFC board but unfortunately it was to be opened only at 10 AM. So we took a half hour break to have breakfast just before taking the right turn from the highway towards Wai. As soon as we started our drive on the Wai- Panchgani road, we could feel the coolness in the weather. We headed straight to Mapro Garden for a 2nd round of breakfast which included the awesome sandwich & irresistible Strawberry with Cream (Never miss this.)
Rudraksha Chodankar

190 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Road Trip
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Asia Plateau - Maharashtra

Situated in Dhandegar in Panchghani, this is an international conference center which was set up in the year 1967. The main activity of this institution is giving training and grooming sessions to people from schools, colleges or industrial and army backgrounds. They work as an NGO and ultimately work towards the betterment of the society by helping develop skills in talented youngsters. As a tourist also you can visit this place and know more in- detailed information and also take a look at how the volunteers work over here. There are a number of people working here and are from various countries. This is also a good way of globalizing and utilizing skills from all over the world in a very good way. They also have an open platform with iron railings where you can stand with fresh, cool air brushing across your face and take a panoramic view of the surrounding sceneries.
Anybody who will visit it might just lost in the admiration of the natural beauty. We were introduced to the Asia plateau family and made familiar with the campus on the first day. We even trekked to the table land which was a beautiful experience in its own. Our whole task was to free ourselves, by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
Isha Gupta

393 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Elephant’s Head Point - Maharashtra

If you are a photo fantic, this place is nirvana for you. Elephant's point cave is open on all days and the entry is free here. You will be left spellbound by the artwork of nature. The rocks looks similar to that of the elephant's trunk and head. You can actually figure it out. It's not been artificially created. All of this is nature's magic and blessing. The sunrise and sunset from this point is spectacular to watch. You will love eating the aam or kairi here.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Elphinstone Point - Maharashtra

Elphinstone Point is located 3.21 km in front of Arthur's Seat and 11 km in front of Frere Hall. At this time the cliffs are larger and increase from the Konkan, which is around 2500 ft below the amount of the Koyna valley. Created throughout the English concept, this time is called after the Governor of Bombay, Sir Elphinstone. Tourists may enjoy the see of Koyna pit, plains and the ravine, which lies between the Elphinstone place and Arthur point. The see of Water Savitri, which originates from this time can be beautiful. Discovered by Dr. Murray in 1830.
The scenic view. Blissful.
Kshama Pandey

222 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Arthur Seat - Maharashtra

Another edge point. Crowded but worth. When we reached there , everyone and everything was into cloud covering. Feeling was indelible. Great point for selfie lovers.
Sushant Mandhanya

87 Followers, 8 Reviews


Mahad - Maharashtra

This is a place lying on the Mumbai-Goa Highway also known as the NH-66. It is definitely not a typical tourist attraction but a halting destination for people heading towards other attractions. This place has around three hotels and thus serves as a luncheon spot or a night stop over for tourists. The nearest attractions from Mahad are the Raigad Ropeway, Pandav Leni Caves and Gandharpale Caves.
The temple in the village of Mahad is the Varadvinayak temple. The temple is situated at a distance of 146 km from Pune. The trunk of the Ganesha idol is on the left side. There are various food stalls outside the temple including idli , dosa, masala pav and Maharashtra's famous sugarcane juice. Devotees from all India come here for Ganesha's blessings.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Rupnarayan Mandir - Maharashtra

Situated in Diveagad, this is a famous and revered temple which is visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year. This is a very old temple and there are no sources of when it was built. The prime deity inside is that of an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is completely made out of red old bricks and is partly into ruins. The addition to its rustic charm is brought in by the surrounding greeneries.
A beautiful temple situated at Dive Agar beach.
Akshay Bhujbal

136 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography, worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Rajgad Fort - Maharashtra

This is one of the largest forts of Maharashtra and was the capital of chhatrapati shivaji for more than 26 years. The erection of this dates back to almost 2000 years and it was initially ruled by the Adilshahis then the Nizamshahis and then the Marathas. It has a tristar shape and a central Hall in the middle. There are machis on each end of the fort. This fort was renovated with the wealth of the treasure found in the adjacent Torna Fort. The main parts of this fort are the Padmavati Machi which has the Padmavati Temple, Sanjivani Machi, Suvela Machi and the Bale Killa.
Aah.. Bliss! Something you cant explain in words. You have to experience it yourself!
Kush

200 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Jejuri - Maharashtra

Also known as Khandobachi, this is a historical place where once Shivaji and Shahji are said to have discussed plans to perish the Mughals. The place is mainly known for the Khandoba temple which is located on top a hill. You need to climb about 200 stairs to reach the temple which has a number of idols and two bells. There is also a mountains next to it and the views from the temple area are spectacular. You can also catch the views of the Dive Ghat and the Deep Mala from this area. The Deep Mala is a stretch of lights mounted on rocks. Yatra to this temple is mainly held during the Hindu months of Chaitra, Margashirsh, Paush and Magh.
Beautiful temple over the high mountains, must visit to witness an early morning Sunrise.
Vishal Londhe

270 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Nature trails, worship, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Murud-Janjira Fort - Maharashtra

This fort is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the whole country and is thus visited by thousands of tourists annually. This fort is also known as the Murud- Janjira fort as the town it is located in is known as Murud. It is surrounded by water on all sides and thus many people call this fort the Island fort or the Janjira Jal- Durg. It was built in the 17th century by Malik Amber. He was an Abssinian Minister in the court of the Sultan of Ahmednagar. It is known that there were more than 500 cannons inside this fort but there are only a few left at present. The fort has circular bastions and pillars and there are a number of rock carvings, tanks and other sculptures that you can see inside. This is also rated as one of the most visited places in the Indian state of Maharshtra and is a must visit during your trip.
unconquered fort janjira and India's third heaviest canon on janjira
sameer bhalerao

204 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Janjira fort - Maharashtra

Janjira fort fort is generally accepted as one of the very most beautiful in the complete country and is thus visited by tens and thousands of tourists annually. That fort can be known as the Murud- Janjira fort as town it is found in is called Murud. It is surrounded by water on all sides and thus lots of people contact that fort the Area fort or the Janjira Jal- Durg. It had been integrated the 17th century by Malik Amber. He was an Abssinian Minister in the court of the Sultan of Ahmednagar. It is famous that there have been more than 500 cannons inside that fort but you will find just a few remaining at present. The fort has round bastions and pillars and you will find numerous steel carvings, tanks and different statues that you will see inside. This is also ranked together of the very most visited places in the Indian state of Maharshtra and is a must visit through your trip.
The Janjira fort is 55 km from Alibaug and is almost 40 feet tall. The story behind it's construction is that a fisherman had built this fort to protect it from the pirates of the sea. There are various towers inside the fort where various guns are stored and at the entrance of the fort, there are splendid stone carving which is very catchy. As you move in, a small lake is found inside the fort which is very attractive.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Nature trails, worship, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Narayanpur - Maharashtra

Narayanpur is a famous invest Pune region. Narayanpur is well-known for their God Ek Mukhi Datta. Often lord Datta has 3 looks in Narayanpur there is Ek Mukhi Datta. The statue of Master Ek Mukhi Datta is quite beautiful. The idol of Master Dattatreya here in the sanctum is distinctive from the idols that we see otherwise. You can even start to see the Padukas i.e. footwear of Master Datta here. We were holding placed in the sanctum by Master Datta himself before he remaining for Samadhi. Several devotees involves Narayanpur on the eve of Guruwar and Pournima. The amount goes in lacs on the occasion of Datta Jayanti. Lots of people come to listen the "Pravachan" of Shri.Sadguru Narayan Maharaj (Anna).
The trails were hardly visible due to the trees and bushes. Also at many points the trails were marshy and muddy. All the way through the trek, you will get to see some awesome landscape views. It’s completely green all around.
Rudraksha Chodankar

190 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Pray, Sight- Seeing
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Purandar Road - Maharashtra

Purandar Fort also referred to as Purandhar Fort, outcomes time and time again inside increasing connected with Shivaji resistant to the Adil Shahi Bijapur Sultanate and also the Mughals. Purandar fortin is an acronym 4,472 ft. over the seaside (1,387 m) inside Western Ghats, 50 km southeast connected with Pune just before Saswad village. You will notice double forts - Purandar and also Vajragad (or Rudramal). Aforementioned is definitely compact connected with the two and it is within the far east section of the essential fort. Town Purandar got its title applying this fort. Purandar fortin is often recognized for birthplace connected with Sambhaji Raje Bhosale (second Chhatrapati and also youngster connected with Chhatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosale).
A 30 minute walk and we reached the fort. As with all the forts, it offers some beautiful views and party sunny weather only ensured enough light for photography. We rested for around 5-10 mins and started towards the Kedareshwar temple. This temple is the highest point on the fort and takes a good 20 minutes to reach this point. We saw a lot of fortification and fort ruins along with way; and just as we arrived at the temple, we were lashed by heavy rains for at-least 15 minutes with clouds all around. Definitely a 1st time experience for me; awesome for sure!
Rudraksha Chodankar

190 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Saswad - Maharashtra

This is a municipal council in the District of Pune and is situated just on the banks of the beautiful Karha River. The main reason of its popularity is the famous poet, filmmaker and socialist named P.K. Atre or Acharya Atre. He is one of the pen heroes of the Marathi Language History and his series of books known as Karheche Pani is a renowned name in the History of Marathi Literature. This place is also known for the many picnic spots out here.
Due to a very high birding activity I was driving super slow, and the best part was that traffic is almost nil on this road which allows one to stop at will. Suddenly I saw a Long tailed Shrike which was little smaller in size; only to realize later that it was a Bay backed Shrike!
Rudraksha Chodankar

190 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours, picnic
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Panshet - Maharashtra

Panshet is famous regarding Panshet Dam, otherwise known as Tanajisagar Dam. This is a dam about the Mutha Water regarding 50 km southwest associated with Pune, Maharashtra.
backwaters of Panshet untouched n amazing
Priyanka Telang

419 Followers, 47 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Site seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The Waterfront Shaw-Lavasa - Maharashtra

The Waterfront Shaw is a luxury accommodation provider resort in Lavasa.
You shouldn't miss out on the food of this Hotel ! :D
Tanvi Nadkarni

824 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whole year round
Things to do
City tours, Stay, Eat
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Camp Temgarh - Maharashtra

If holidaying in the regular resorts sounds too mainstream, try this off beat location in the rustic locales of Temgarh for an exotic vacation. This place has more of a camping feel with the tent like bungalows, tents and cottages. You can enjoy camping, bon fires and picnics out here. Barbeques and also be arranged for you on prior request. You can also play outdoor games such as cricket also over here. You have to stay in one of these beautifully set up cottages or bungalows and the views from here are awesome. The food served is authentically Maharashtrian apart from a number of other types of cuisines.
a nice peaceful resort near lavasa. it has the options of tent and cottage. bonfires are arranged every evening. perfect retreat for peace lovers
Rahul Halder

79 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Camping, holidays, picnics
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Kolad - Maharashtra

Serenity at its best
Amruta Navghare

131 Followers, 3 Reviews


Waghjai Mata Mandir - Maharashtra

Waghjai Mata Mandir, is a Hindu temple specialized in the goddesses Bhawani and Waghjai. It is situated in village Terav, Taluka Chiplun, Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The initial temple was created circa 1860. Government of Maharashtra has stated this temple as among the tourist places in Maharashtra. That temple is 123 ft in total with a width of 76 ft on south side and 36 ft on north side. Height of base is 4 ft with internal level of 22 ft. temple houses goddesses Bhawani, Waghjai, Kalkai and Navdurga along side Lord Shiv Shankar.
Best place and awesome weather
Ajinkya Phalke

119 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Pray
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Siddhatek Ashtavinayak Mandir - Maharashtra

It is said that once Lord vishnu engaged in a fierce battle with the demons Madhu and Kaitabha but was unable to win the battle. This is when Lord Shiva advised him to request lord Ganesha for help and after this the Lord appeared on the battlefield to support Lord Vishnu and they won the battle. The Siddhi Vinayak idols are all about this. The siddhatek Ashtavinayak temple is said to be the second largest during the Ashtavinayak Pilgrimage. The idol of VishnuGanesha is beautifully placed inside the main sanctum of the temple which has an inner roof plated with gold. There are wooden doors here and the orange idol of Lord Ganesha has four arms here. He holds lotus, axe, modakas and a garland of beads in one hand each. The trunk of the idol is turned on the right and he is flanked on both sides by his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi.
The Siddhivinayak temple is located at the Siddtek village. This is the only temple in which the idol has it's trunk placed on the right side. this is a very unique and distincting feature of Lord Ganesha's idol here. The temple is situated at a distance of 48 km from the town of Srigonda in the Ahmadnagar district. The idol is placed in a brass frame.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
whole year round
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
Unable to verify
Budget
Free

Mahadji Shinde Chhatri - Maharashtra

An architectural masterpiece, the mahadji shinde Chhatri is located in Wanowrie off the Sholapur Road. It was built as a memoir of Shreemant Maharaja Mahadji Shinde who was the 5th son of the ruler of Gwalior named Shreemant Ranoji Rao Maharaj Shinde. The chhatri was built by Shreemant Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia in 1965. There is also a Shiva Temple inside the complex which was built by Mahadji himself in 1794. The whole monument is under the administration and supervision of the shinde Devasthan Gwalior.
The major attraction of the Shinde Chatri of Poona is its exquisite architecture, reflecting the style used in Rajasthan, India. Even years after its construction, the memorial retains its architectural designs and beauty and seems to be totally unaffected by time. Presently the Shindyanchi Chhatri of Pune is under the management of the Sindhia Devasthan Trust of Gwalior. You can visit it anytime between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm. It is a memorial dedicated to the great soldier, Mahadji Shinde. For twenty years, between 1760 and 1780, he served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas. The entire complex of the memorial also consists of a temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which was built by Mahadji himself, in the year 1794. He left for the holy abode the same year and in 1965, Madhavrao Sindhia got the entire complex built, along with the samadhi (memorial).
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 2

Parvati Hills - Maharashtra

Parvati is one of the favourite relaxation spots for the residents of Pune. The height of Parvati hill is 2100 feet above sea level and 260 feet from the city level. The hill offers an aerial view of the city and the most picturesque scene in the early hours of the day. Parvati hill houses one big and three small temples. Apart from the temples, there is also a Parvati museum that houses replicas of old manuscripts as well as paintings. The wooden pillars and ceiling present in the museum is of the original dwelling. The museum is a commemoration of the Peshwa rule and has a collection of portraits of the Peshwa rulers. The museum is also the deathbed or Samadhi Sthan of Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa. Open:Every day Visiting Timing:0800 Hours to 1700 Hours
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Parvati Hill - Maharashtra

To the south of the city of Pune is a famous hill known as Paravati. One has to climb a flight of 108 steps to reach the top in order to get an awesome and breathtaking view of the city below. Atop this hill are four temples dedicated to the Gods Ganesha, Shiva, Kartikeya, and Vishnu. The place is also steeped in Maratha history and associated with the Peshwa rule. One can also pay a visit to the Parvati Museum here that is home to some old manuscript replicas and paintings. The pillars and ceiling in the museum today are from the original structure that was the place where Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa breathed his last.
Parvati is the daily visiting place for a number of citizens and for many people, going to Parvati (103 steps) forms a part of their daily exercise regimen. Being the highest point in Pune and having conveniently located observation points, the beautiful panaromic view of Pune city leaves visitors spellbound. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views are like the icing on the cake. The height of Parvati hill is 2100 feet above sea level and 260 feet from the city level. The hill offers an aerial view of the city and the most picturesque scene in the early hours of the day. Parvati hill houses one big and three small temples. The Parvati gates open at 5.00 am and close at 8.00 pm.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Pune, please make a trip to this hill.
Things to do
Trek along to the top of this hill
Open Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm on a daily basis.
Budget
Free

Swargate ST Stand - Maharashtra

This is a twin bus station in the Swargate region of Pune and is just opposite to the Swargate Police station. This is directly operated by the Maharashtra State Transport Corporation. It is estimated that around 18000 buses arrive and depart from here every week. There is also a nice bus terminus made here with chairs for people to sit and wait.
It was 4.45am when we reached Pune. As our bus to base village Velhe leaves from Swargate ST Stand so I took a bus from pune station to Swargate. Swargate is quite popular so one can find numerous mode of transport. It is hardly 15-20 minutes drive from Pune station.
Aashish Chawla

210 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Transportation
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Parvati Trail Path - Maharashtra

To the south of the town of Pune is a popular place referred to as Parvati Trail Path goes to Paravati hill . You have to climb a flight of 108 steps to reach the utmost effective to be able to get a wonderful and amazing view of the town below. Atop that slope are four temples dedicated to the Gods Ganesha, Shiva, Kartikeya, and Vishnu. The area can be steeped in Maratha history and connected with the Peshwa rule. One can also pay a visit to the Parvati Memorial here that's home to some previous manuscript reproductions and paintings. The pillars and limit in the museum today are from the initial design which was where Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa breathed his last.
There we were at Pune’s highest point and the view from there is really good. It certainly is worth visiting. Check it out yourself.
Jay Shah

268 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Pray, Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

21/2 - Maharashtra

Badrinath is the place which is 265km from Rishikesh. It's the Best place so far I have ever been visited in my life. It's famous for the Temple but what people don't know is that its the heaven itself. It has the mythological story that there is the place where you can actually step in to the heaven with carrying your own body( well its our soul when u die). There is still so much things to explore.
Akash Madavi

14 Followers, 3 Reviews


Sujata Mastani - Maharashtra

Sujata Mastani is well know Ice-cream outlet in Pune, serving since 1966.
Enjoy a superb "Mastani", flavoured milk with combination of dry fruits, ice cream and variety of flavours, a real dessert and a must for energy to keep moving.
Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Ice-cream outlet
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Vishrambaug Wada - Maharashtra

This monument was built by the last Peshwa ruler of Maharshtra Bajirao II as his residence. This place was more of a garden bungalow and is said to have been named after the gardener named Vishram. The most attractive features of this monument are the beautifully wood carved balconies and the lovely entrance of it. This is a three storey building which has lost much of its charm but the veteran historian Babasaheb Purandare has undertaken the task of restoring this monument to its former glory very soon.
One of the gardener of the Peshwas, whose name was Vishram, got the wada named Vishrambaugwada. The construction of vishrambaug wada is in the Peshwai architechture style. It has influence of Rajput architecture. You can find the magnificent three storeyed edifice with great dark processed saag columns and cream wall. The overall look from the suru columns to the intricate ceilings, took me back to more glorious times. Intricately carved ornamental teardrop teak pillars shaped like suru trees.In the entrance side you get the teak gallery. Here you can find the large dancing hall called Mastani Hall. In this wada you can find large number of artifacts, paintings and other items belonging to the the Peshwai.In the Vishrambaug wada, there are many offices of Pune Municipal Corporation. In this wada one small museum is created where you can visit, for which entry fee is Rs.5/- per person.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Raigad - Maharashtra

Raigad in Maharshtra was once termed as the 'Gibralter of the East' and was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Marathas. The mighty fort had a number of entrances and among them the Jit Darwaza is very famous. Also known as the Chit Darwaza, there is a raised surface over here which is said to be made in such a way that people from the ford could defend themselves from enemies from both the sides. Also, this fort is so might that in the past it has made a number of strong attacks go completely in vain. There are also the Palkhi Darwaza, which was the entrance for Shivaji's Royal Convoy and the Mena Darwaza for the entry pf the royal women and ladies. Apart from this there was the palace of Chhatrapati Shivaji and also a section filled with granaries. There is a lot more to see in this almost ruined fort complex. The ancient entrance however stands strong till date. The fort is circled by beautiful sceneries and a number of tourist attractions.
Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The Maratha king [ Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj] built this fort and made his capital in 1674 when he was crowned King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire eventually covering majority of modern-day India. The fort, which rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort, though today Raigad Ropeway, an aerial tramway, exists to reach the top of the fort in 20 minutes. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British after its capture in 1818.
Rahul Dharmaji Bulbule

9 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Marzorin - Maharashtra

Zooop.Step back in time at this remarkable restaurant where it isn't really about the food - it is about soaking in the chaos, feeling lost in the canopied balcony , gaping at large ceilings and biting into a slice of history. Said to be one of the oldest joint in Pune this place is perfect for a quick bite and takeaway and sudden refuge from the madness of corporate life. Sandwiches - That's the flagship of the place. Irresistible sandwiches the place has. Macaroni Cheese, Macaroni Chicken, Chicken Roll, Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Chocolate Fudge are also pretty good. This is a wonderful place to hang out with your friends, sitting in the balcony with its archaic ceiling and the busy bustling city below you.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Sukanta Thali - Maharashtra

I have been to Rajdhanis, Choki dhani, Nakhrali Dhani, Bhagat Tarachands and alot of places which serves Rajisthani Food, but Sukanta is typically better than all of them. Its Rajisthani to the Core !! I had heard a lot about this place for its food and service and had thought how different can it be from above mentioned usual Rajasthani Thali restaurants! The answer is the food!! Everything in Sukanta is nuanced and very different, the waiters, the chairs, the wall carvings and the way they serve. The service is very fast and servers are polite and respectful.They start with serving khus sharbat.. exhilarating!! Moved on to daal bhati/rotis and servings of four sabzis - bhindi, paneer, gatte ki sabzi and spinach......and list goes on... and and and If you are a foody and if you sit along with Sukanta's thali, you may fall in love with this place, this city, this world.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Shaniwar Wada - Maharashtra

The Shaniwar Wada Palace was commissioned in the year of 1729 when Peshwa Baji Rao I ruled Pune. The scale on which this construction was carried out reflected the Peshwa’s larger than like attitude. The place is filled with tanks, fruit trees, sprawling courtyards, halls where the ruler would hold an audience, office rooms and a large portion where the Peshwa would stay. This place has a total of five gates each with a distinct name - Ganesh, Dilli, Narayan, Khidhi, Mastani and Jambhul darwazas. The place is royal and majestic and one cannot afford to give it a miss. The authorities also conduct a light and sound show.
Situated in the heart of city, you need lot drive through one of the most congested traffic routs of Pune, however if you are a history enthusiast this place is a good for a quick visit. Also some live shows are conducted in the evening, specially on weekends. My personal feedback, its nothing more than ruins of history which had not been preserved and with encroachments and most importantly littering and spoiling the heritage by us (visitors). Shaniwar wada is a massive complex which now forms a roundabout in Pune. I've only been there for the light and sound show which is not even worth the 30rs they charge. It starts at 7.30pm once The sun has set. The auditorium is at a 10 min walk from the entrance and there is no path indication. Seating is on first come first serve basis. The plastic seats are damaged and you need to be careful not to hurt yourself. Through the show a regular PA system narrate the Maratha history in Marathi. There is no major display of light so people start losing interest and talking amongst themselves. Once in a while various part of the dilapidated building and garden come on. The real horror begins when bee sized mosquitoes start attacking you. People then start walking out! Utter disappointment.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
If you come to this city, you must have this place on your list of things to do in Pune
Things to do
Watch the light and sound show.
Open Hours
All through the week from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Budget
INR 5.00 is charged for Indian while foreigners have to pay INR 125.00.For the light and sound show, tickets are available at INR 25.00 per head.

Bhaja Monastery & Temple Complex - Maharashtra

A really amazing journey to the hill top caves as well as Monastery of the Buddhist religion. There we witnessed age old Stupa's of buddhist monks as well as rooms where they used. Most of the architecture is in ruins now but would have been looked glamourous and eccentric ages before while it was built.
Akash Ashokan

15 Followers, 2 Reviews


Theur - Maharashtra

This is a small town in the District of Pune and is mainly known for the Chintamani Temple. This temple is also a part of the ashtavinayaka Temples Circuit. This temple is built in tamil style and is simple and white in color.
The temple of Chintamani is located in the village Theur which is at a distance of 25 km from Pune. This temple is the largest amongst all the temples. During my visit newly married couples had come to seek lord's blessing. They were dressed in a typical Maharashtrian attire.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Worship, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Korlai Fort - Maharashtra

Loved its Portuguese architecture and importantly location
Sarthak Anil Phatak

100 Followers, 8 Reviews


Pataleshwar Caves - Maharashtra

Erected just across the river near the Jungli Maharaj Road, the Cave Temples of Pataleshwar have a resemblance to the rock carvings of Ellora. The Shiva Temple here is the main feature of the caves. The statue of the Nandi bull is also famous here. The temple is said to have been built out of a single rock and also has round rock structures arranged in an exotic manner here. In the other temples of these caves you will find the idols of Rama, Sita and other gods and goddesses. There is also a nice seating arrnagement for visitors inside. Another important attraction here is the museum which has its name in the Guiness World Record Book because of that one grain of rice inside this museum. This grain of rice has 5000 characters inscribed on it.
This religious shrine on Jungli Maharaj Road, housed in caves, that dates back to 700-800 AD has rather grand statues of Nandi, Sita, Ram, Lakshman, Lakshmi, Ganesh and an over-sized shivalingam under its roof. Believed to have been cut out from a single rock, the place has massive pillars, which are the grandeur of the temple caves. The shrine out there is dedicated to Shiva and the Nandi. The attached museum is dim, dank and dusty and not worth wasting time over, apart from an exhibit that has made the Guinness Book of World Records - a grain of rice engraved with some 5000 characters
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Worship, history tours, museum tours, photography
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Pune Station - Maharashtra

Pune Junction railway section is the main railway station of Pune. It is a railway junction with on the Mumbai - Chennai railway line. It is also the source of Pune - Bangalore railway line.
Left for Kolhapur from Pune by train. We boarded the train at 10pm and reached Kolhapur the next day at 6am. By train it takes 8 hours. By road it takes half the time time around 4hours under normal traffic and good road conditions.
Sneha

235 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Get a train
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
INR 10 for plateform ticket

Shivajinagar Railway Station - Maharashtra

Shivajinagar Railway Section is a station with two platforms. This can be a key halt for suburban trains of Pune. The section can be halt for trains from Mumbai to Pune Junction.
Just out of station on the left hand side, you will find a stall called "Jhataka Bhel", superb mix of tangy chutneys and spices, sure to give a Jhataka (Kick :P) on eating.
Prathamesh sathe

277 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Get a train
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
INR 10 for plateform ticket

Kareem's - Maharashtra

If you like non vegetarian food , this place is heaven for you. This is one of the most amazing place where you can get great kababs. Grilled items are very good. Gravy items like rogan josh have some Kashmiri touch, which is quite good. All gravies have different yummy taste.Off all the things I have mentioned the best thing to have is chicken kati kebab mixed with egg and chicken masala . On Sundays this place gets little crowded and one has to wait for 15-20 minutes to get their orders. For vegetarians, its not that great though. I hope one day they will serve good paneer rools and other veg stuffs.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Koregaon Park - Maharashtra

To the south of the Mula-Mutha River in Pune lies a place called KP or Koregaon Park. This place is a city in Maharashtra and is quite a prestigious landmark in Pune. The place used to serve as a residential area but has now grown into a commercial market. A walk through the city allows one to view some magnificent bungalows and sprawling parks. The city is home to famous places like the Osho Ashram, Chabad House, Bund Garden and the German Bakery.People from all over the country pay a visit to this place that was rocked by a bomb blast on 13 February 2010. A number of high-end places like Starbucks and the O Hotel Group.
OSHO ASHRAM ! For me there is not a better place if you are interested in meditation, sharing with beautiful people and participating in growth seminars. The physichal beauty of the campus is simply stunning, the food is great clean, and you can choose from continental, indian to macrobiotic. You have meditations every one hour and you can choose from energetic and cathartic to passive and quiet. Then you have a whole range of workshops and courses if you are interested in going deeper into you psyche and exploring your hug ups and emotional troubles. In the nights you have a variety of events ranging from parties to theater plays.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
Have a coffee at Starbucks or visit the German Bakery.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Osho - Maharashtra

This city is full of some amazing 'must-visit' places. Osho ashram is one of thing which makes this city much different and unique from all the other cities of India. A city which has an ashram of its own, a city which knows how to beat the stress in the most appropriate way, a city with its own meditation wonderland. The Osho ashram maintains Zen garden on both side of the road. The public is allowed to visit the garden between 3-7 P.M. The garden is full of birds, statues of Buddha, wild flowers and huge trees. The ashram can be reached by an auto-rickshaw and it is recommended to book your visits in advance.It has a swimming pool, sauna, spa, jacuzzi, gym, tennis court and a boutique guest house.To calm the restless mind, seek inner peace and meditate in tranquility, the premises of the Ashram is absolutely apt.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Savargaon - Maharashtra

Savargaon is a village in Yeola taluka in Nashik district of Maharashtra.
York vineyard share its bent towards a blend of earthy and elegance, it highlights the sweetness of the wine. So don’t forget to grab some of your favorites as souvenirs.
Harleen Kalsi

2k+ Followers, 103 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Wadeshwar - Maharashtra

There are places where you go once and then there are places where you go again and again. If you are sucker for south Indian food, this place should be in your list.They serve tasty Sambhar and Rasam, their Filter coffee is amazing too. The idlis they serve are soft and are generally served totally soaked in Sambhar, giving it a great flavor when combined with the Ghee. One must must try their filter coffee and Vadapao. This amazing place is famous for its landmark Vadapaos and South indian food. All in All a great place to go with great food, exceptional service and not heavy on the pocket either.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe - Maharashtra

Pagdandi.An out of the box idea, a unique name and an offbeat place is what Pagdandi is.It's so cozy, quite and homely that one feels like sitting here for hours and relaxing oneself. Pagdandi is a cafe full of books, magazines, soft music, comfortable seating along with some really tasty food items which no one would want to miss. If you love to read and are voracious reader, what can come as better choice when you get the best setting for reading, for getting lost in the stories which you are reading, a place full of wonderful choices of books, and refreshment as much as you want. Their cappuccino is bang on . You can strike a conversation with anyone there at the place. The crowd is really good and unique. They keep organizing events that are great. It's a must visit place for all book-readers, artists and travellers.
Shivam Negi

72 Followers, 21 Reviews


Pune International Airport - Maharashtra

Driving by Pune on the way to Bangalore NH-4 via the Pune bypass road
Kashyap

47 Followers, 50 Reviews


Aamby Valley - Maharashtra

Its a township basically created by Sahara Group consisting of group housing societies, hotels, resorts and popular locations near lonavala. Little away from Lonavala, if you are planning to spend the night, look for accommodation in aamby valley preferably.
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


Lonavala Lake - Maharashtra

There are four lakes in the beautiful hill station of Lonavala and this is one of the lakes among these. This lake is partly dry but the surrounding sceneries make up for this lack. This is an ideal place for picnics and hangouts or romantic dates too. This is also a good place for some quality family time.
If swimming is your passion, Lonavala lake is the place for you. It is also known as the Monsoon Lake. The distincting feature of this lake is that it is filled with water during the monsoon season and dries during the winter season. You will enjoy sight-seeing here as different species of birds and animals are found here. The panipuri of this site is very delicious. You can even take hookahs here. It is a cool place and the experience is quite unique too. This was the place where we had celebrated the party.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography, picnics
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Tikona Fort - Maharashtra

7. Tikona FortAt a distance of an hour from Pune, Tikona fort is a quaint spot that offers trekking near Mumbai. Facing Lake Pavna, this is a pyramid-shaped hilltop that catches your eye from a distance. On your visit to the fort, hikers may also explore the nearby Tung Fort. Guides on the route would give you a detailed information on the flora and fauna of the region. As far as the history goes, the fort had immense strategic importance during the Maratha-Mughal power tussle in the Pawana Mawal Region.Base Village: Peth TikonaDistance between Mumbai and Peth Tikona: 111 kmsHiking Time: 1 and a half hours
Disha Kapkoti

8k+ Followers, 731 Reviews


Pavana - Maharashtra

Pavana Lake is an artificial lake created on the Pavana River. Situated en-route Lohagad, Pavana is perfect for a quick journey from Lonavala and Khandala. Pavana Lake is Ideal for a family picnic, sight seeing.
Kino's Lakeside Chalet is located on the banks of the lake. The view from the chalet is mesmerizing. The location is amidst beautiful mountains and the gravity dam being a great structure on the right side of the property. You climb down a beautiful valley on your way to this property. Words can't describe the view.
Camya The Pravasi

186 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing, Boating
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Waru Rd - Maharashtra

Pune- Talegeon Pack your bags, some guts and lots of strength cause this activity not only needs lot of enthusiasm but strength too. Heights that I love cause I would be able to see all the things and nothing could hide from my eyes. Paragliding is a sport that needs training which could be learned easily within three days. Training with temple pilots was a quite a great experience. I chooses Pune for a three day P1 course of paragliding. Temple pilots is a team who would teach to love and fly in the sky. They have all certificate courses training with good faculties to teach and make it a wonderful journey. Within the course for which you would opt you would have accommodation and amazing maharashtrian food. I still can't forget the taste of my first Vadapav. I had it even when I had my breakfast, usually after your stomach if tight you won't like any other food even if it's tasty but Vadapav wow it's yummy. My experience with temple pilots was amazing we learned and even got the technical words of the sport. We wrote exam and passed it. They have a different place from where we live in accommodation, it would take about an Hour to reach. The most important advice take 2 litres of water to the site where you would be learning as you would be thirsty. Other advise do choose to learn in winter and not in summer or pre-monsoon season. So book it in December till February, in between and not later cause the winds would be faster and you would not be able to get a solo ride. Yeah you read it right a Solo ride in your first three classes of learning itself. P1 is enough for a pilot to get a solo ride and for sure you would be confident on it. To add with this adventure if you guys want to have a camping experience and wanna drive in the lake you guys have a lake nearby the training place and could do a night camping at that place on the last day of your session. But you need to have the tent and things that you require no ones gonna provide you with that and of course you could do some good photography.So have fun by choosing which ever programme you would choose to join it in and experience the trill. Check out the the cost and sessions in the website. http://www.templepilots.com/
Shanti Bhope

76 Followers, 5 Reviews


Lohgarh Fort - Maharashtra

Lohagad is one of the numerous hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated near to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m above sea level.
Easy trek upto fort base of the fort beautiful fort.easily accessible from mumbai
sameer bhalerao

204 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lohagad Fort - Maharashtra

Lohagad is one of many numerous mountain forts of Maharashtra state in India. Located close to the mountain place Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 michael above beach level.
Also known as the 'Iron Fort'. 3389.ft above sea level gives you a spectacular view of Visapur Fort and the Pawna Lake. Apart from this you'll enjoy the wind and if it rains then you'll have the icing on the cake. Temple (small shrine), well, waterfalls and monkeys you'll find once your on the top. You'll get hypnotized with the beauty of the fort and wish not to leave it. You won't find anything to eat on top but everything is available at the foot of the fort. Built on the western ghats, with huge rock blocks. And one question that bugged me, as to how did they bring it up top in those days?
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lohagad Trek Road - Maharashtra

Lohagad is among the numerous slope forts of Maharashtra state in India. Located next to the slope station Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad increases to an elevation of 1,033 michael over sea level.
Are you a beginner in search of a trek? Then this route will motivate you to indulge in treks in the future. This route will help you a lot in building up that confidence you need. Small vendors on the way, where you'll get food, water and any other beverages you need apart from the booze. There are lots of ups and downs, straight and curved roads but that's worth the prize that awaits at the top. Walk through flora and fauna, fort on the left and pawna lake on the right.... Beautiful.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Bushi Dam - Maharashtra

This is the most famous spot of Lonavala and very close to the Lonavala Railway Station. This is a masonery dam and it is the most exciting to visit this place when the water of the dam has already overflowed and all over the steps which are otherwise easily accessible. These steps are all so crowded during this time that once you are there you will almost lose your way back from here. The views around and the cool waters of the dam make for the perfect combination.
Very close to city, best time to visit during monsoon. When we reached there, it was beautiful, water was flowing on the steps, dam was filled with water and people were having a swim. Even one of our friend took a dip. I only wished to learn swimming so that even i could've taken a dip. Dam is located around the flora and fauna of Lonavala. hill tops and waterfalls. Just a beautiful sight. Cool breeze touching the skin was just giving me goose bumps. In short, just a place who likes to swim on open surface
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
June - September
Things to do
Photography, picnics
Open Hours
Unable to verify
Budget
Free

kihim Beach - Maharashtra

This beach will attract all the water lovers as many water sports activities can be done here. The beach is surrounded by coconut trees and flowers. The colorful butterflies creates an imagery of many colorful kites flying in the sky. You will be amazed by the variety of birds found here. Various kind of water sports activities including Banana boat ride which is connected to a Jetski and has the capacity of accommodating 8 people. The boat is similar in shape of a banana. Other activities like Paracilling and Bumper ride can also be done. It is really fun for people who enjoy speed.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Bhaja Caves - Maharashtra

This is a group of 18 Buddhist Chaityas which are some of the best examples of early Buddhist architecture. These are located about 12 kilometeres from Lonavala and were supposedly built in the 2nd Century BC during the reign of the Mauryan Empire. These caves are a representation of the Theravadin phase of Buddhism and Lord Buddha has been shown in various forms and images in these caves. The 12th cave is the largest and has a fine stilted ceiling. The pillars of the whole cave complex are unique and are all sloped downwards. The last cave towards the south has beautiful examples of ancient Indian art and architecture inside. This cave has a painting of a dancing couple, a king on an elephant and other beautiful images. Cave no. 1 is a dwelling house. The 10 caves are based on religion and architecture and the 7 remaining have inscriptions inside about the donors.
Bhaja Cave is located in Karla and is similar to Karla Caves. The style and architecture of both the sculptures resemble each other. Amongst it, the 22 rock cut caves display the sculpture of a prince in a chariot, dancing couple, an armed warrior and a prince seated on an elephant. One should visit this place if they like exploring and learning new ideas and culture. The first cave is the place for the master of the cave which is succeeded by the Buddhist temple. This was the last place we visited in Lonavala and in true sense the best way to end the trip too as we all loved the site.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Kihim - Maharashtra

Kihim is a small village in the Raigad region of Aligad and is place for a number of holiday resorts. This is also a weekend destination of Mumbaikars and the main attraction here is the Kihim Beach. It is an average beach with peaceful atmosphere due to less vrowd. The water is not very clean but you can jet skii here among the activities. Picnics are also good options when you come here.
This makes an amazing last-minute-decision holiday! Kihim is on the Alibaug stretch of beaches and closer to Mumbai than Alibaug itself! Just get on to a ferry from Gateway of India to Mandwa, take an Alibaug bound bus and on your way, hidden a short walk away, is this beauty. A stretch of sand and splashing waves all to yourself (well, save a few locals you won’t mind) and almost all the quaint guesthouses here are about a minute’s walk from the beach! Need more? The food is local, fresh, warm and coastal - just what you need in a place like Kihim. If you’re looking for some bottled spirits, remember that Alibaug is just next door!
Karishma

426 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Picnics, Photography, walks
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Bhushi Dam - Maharashtra

A popular weekend getaway spot from the city of Pune is the Bhushi Dam in Lonavla. Cool waters and the warm sunshine is what one gets at this famous tourist spot that is best visited during the monsoon season. However, the authorities do not allow swimming in this dam due to the inconsistent water flow. The climate here is moderate throughout the year and one can c pay a visit to this place at any time. However, locals suggest that one should visit the place from October to March while for Lonavla, June to September is ideal. One is sure to have a great time when one visits either Lonavla or the Bhushi Dam.
Between lonavala and the bus stop lies this dam which is easily a coverable distance. Its less of a dam right and now and more of a picnic spot next to a lake that has been formed, due to excess amount of tourists attracted to this sight. ONe has to be very careful while going close to water incase of slippery surfaces.
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
October through March is the best time.
Things to do
A clean environment, cool waters and the sunshine – what more could one want?
Open Hours
8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Budget
Free

Lonavala Bushy dam - Maharashtra

The Bhushi Dam stands on the Indrayani River in Lonavala developed and maintained by the Indian Railways and private sector. This Dam is located in the Pune-Mumbai Expressway, which is the one of the best 6 lane highway in India. This dam was built in 1860s as a source of water for the steam engines of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. The consumption of liquor is prohibited in this area due to the security reasons. This is a very famous holiday destination in Maharashtra. The place is filled with cold water, warm sunshine, and vibes of nature. The force of water here is inconsistent, so swimming is prohibited in this area, but one can enjoy stepping on the rocky land with cold water flowing below. This area has a moderate climate throughout the year. The best time to pay a visit in the Bhushi Dam is during Monsoon.
We started from Vashi early in the morning in a Toyota car. One of the most visited place of Lonavala is the Bushy dam. It's extremely beautiful.The best time to visit this place I feel is during the monsoon as the place becomes foggy then. It is indeed a fun place to hang out with friends and enjoy the fun in water. but one should be careful of the nearby waterfall as there have been deaths due to drowning. The natural surroundings are the most attractive and pleasing for the tourists visiting this place. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours here by enjoying the water in the dam and if you wish you can even go ahead and walk on the huge stones. There is a point beyond which you can't cross the dam.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Duke's Nose - Maharashtra

The Duke's Nose or Nagphani in Khandala is a mountain cliff named after Duke wellington. It is said that he had a sharp nose resembling that of the cliff. The name "Nagphani" is because the cliff also looks like a snake's hood from a distance. This is a favorite trekking destination and you do not need any special skills to climb this. This is also a popular weekend getaway with serene surroundings and a revered shrine atop the mountain. The trek takes about 2 hours to go up and the same to come down. You just have to make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes and you have water with you since you won't find any shop here.
This one is particularly in Khandala. Duke's Nose is also known as Nagphani probably because it appears like a nose or a snake's hood. IN order to reach the cliff, one needs to trek for a few miles which will lead you to the observation deck to beautiful Mumbai-pune highway, Rail tracks from a good height.
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
June - February
Things to do
Trekking, worship, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lion Point - Maharashtra

Lion Point is just a scenic place midway between Bhushi Dam and Aamby Valley near by Dattawadi Path, Lonavala.
It's right next to the Tiger Point. But it's better than the latter. It's beautiful, less secured and less crowded. By less secured I mean, there's no fences around and one should be very careful. But the wind blows like anything over there and you can sit there for hours and hours without realizing the time passing by. Wear proper shoes while going down to the point as there are many glass pieces on the way, through by the uncivilized tourist and alcoholics. In short, a place meant to enjoy the nature with complete solitudness.
The Wandering Wolf

546 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lonavla - Maharashtra

Lonavala is a beautiful hill station situated in Pune, about 96 kilometers from Mumbai. It falls in the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and is well connected to many nearby towns. Lonavala is popular because it is the connecting station between Pune and Mumbai, and was once a part of the great Yadava Dynasty. This place is also famous for the production of Hard Candy called "Chikki". The climate in Lonavala is best for short trips and family hangouts. The name Lonavala has been derived from two different words Len - A resting place carved from stone and Avali - Series, which makes it a place with a series of len. This place attracts a large number of tourists, who come here for sight-seeing and exploring the never ending caves. Lonavala also consists of three ancient fortresses named Lohagad, Tungi Fort and Visapur. Best time to visit Lonavala is during the Monsoon season.
The most popular weekend getaway for Mumbaikars, Lonavala is a picturesque town & hill-station located on the Mumbai – Pune expressway and is around 115kms distance from Mumbai. Though it has now become quite commercial, it is a good getaway from the hustle bustle of Mumbai. Lonavala is quite famous for its chikkis & chocolate fudge. The most popular location here is the Tiger point from where you get a good view of the valley below. Apart from the famous points there like Tiger Point, Lion point, people interested in some history can also head to the Bhaja & Bedsa caves. There are also a couple of famous dhabas here which offer lip-smacking non veg & veg food.
Anushree Shenoy

285 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoons
Things to do
Sight Seeing, Exploring Caves
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
8000-50000

Karde - Maharashtra

This place initially sounds too good to be true with the clean waters, peaceful atmosphere and surrounding greenery. The Karde- Dapoli Beach just a few hours from the Mumbai- Pune Expressway is an exotic location. There are also a number of holiday resorts here where you can stay and also enjoy the seafood they serve in their authent in their authentic style. The fish fry and fish curry amongst all are not to be missed at all. They also serve a number of delicious Konkani vegetarian dishes.
The patterned black sand of Karde garnished the extensive beach. Again, how intricate yet bold! What nature does and how intricately it carves even the toughest rocks, makes you think about the force and yet the daintiness of the natural world. From the sandy beach, we hopped on to the rocky raging sea. The energy and vigour of the ocean made my blood rush faster through my veins. I kept thinking, how can such rage carve rocks so delicately, how can the green have so many shades and each pleasing to the eye, how can the silky grain of sand make such long beaches…. Salute to the mother nature is all I concluded…
Sonia Revankar

266 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resorts, eating out, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Mahaganpati Mandir - Maharashtra

This temple is the most popular and is a part of the Ashtavinayaka Pilgrimage circuit. This temple is located in Ranjangaon in Shirur Taluka of Maharashtra. The beautiful idol of mahaganapati here has 10 trunks and 20 arms and it is not known whether this kind of idol actually exists or not. This temple was built by Madhavrao Peshwa and is also the main attraction of Ranjangaon. It is said that there was a once a devil known as Tripurasura who got a boon from Lord Ganesha that noone except Lord Shiva will be able to destroy him. The demon became very arrogant and started torturing all gods and goddesses. He also took over the heaven and Lord Indra's kingdom and later tricked Lord Shiva and also captured Kailash. After that he started worshipping himself as he believed himself to be the ultimate power of the world. After the gods and godesses were unsuccessful in defeating him, they went to Narad who taught them the 8 stotras of Lord Ganesha and told them to recite them to become powerful. Even Lord Shiva chanted the stotras and this is how they could defeat the demon. The Mahaganapati is a symbol of great strength and power.
Mahaganpati temple has a very good stay facility at Bhakta Niwas
Vishal Londhe

270 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Ranjangaon - Maharashtra

Ranjangaon is famous for Mahaganpati Mandir which is one of the Ashtavinayaka. Ranjangaon is 50 Km from Pune, It is also a Industrial hub havig manufacturing units of world top MNC's.
The Mahaganpati temple is situated in the Rajangaon village which is near to Pune. It is a big temple with various other idols too including that of shiv ji and vishnuji. The temple is beautiful and one common thing in all the temples is that inside every temple there would be a tortoise shaped ido placed on the floor. Tortoise is considered lucky and hence all the 8 temples has it.
Ruchi Jain

547 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Worship, Educational Tour, Industrial tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Khandala - Maharashtra

The twin hill-stations of Khandala and Lonavala are well known for their beauty and adventure opportunities. Khandala, which is located 7 km away from Lonavala, is the quieter hill station and a must-visit for its peace and serenity. Fondly known as the 'Jewel of the Sahydaris', Khandala is home to numerous waterfalls, hiking trails and picturesque walking paths. Do visit Reversing Station, Rajmachi Fort for the apt view points it offers, Nagphani and Tiger Point or Tiger's Leap. It is said, on close observation, one finds that the valley resembles a tiger leaping from the mountain. Khandala is the perfect spot for a quiet, laidback holiday without the usual rush of tourists. There are lovely guesthouses here which promise one a rejuvenating holiday. Surprisingly the best time to visit Khandala is during the monsoons.
The twin hill stations is the most accessible from Mumbai. A great drive indeed.
Ruchika Makhija

668 Followers, 177 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Nature,Romantic Getaways,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget

Celebrity Wax Museum - Maharashtra

Celebrity wax museum was an exciting experience in my life. The wax statues look ideally close to real person. We witnessed around many famous statues of people who are respectful or had a likewise fame. Most of the Wax creations are of Honorable Indians like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Narendra Modi, etc.
Akash Ashokan

15 Followers, 2 Reviews


Karla Caves - Maharashtra

Situated near Ambegaon on the River Ghod, the Dhimbe is a gravity dam that that is a part of the Kukadi project and is now a famous tourist destination the city of Pune. The place is maintained by the Government of India and is visited by many locals and as well as tourists. The Dam opened in the year 2000 and is a part of a five site dam project in the same region. The total capacity that this dam can hold is about 38,0000 km3. The place is vast and makes for a great day out. There is a 5 MW powerhouse at the foot of the dam.
In between Lonavala and Pune is this ancient rock-cut cave that houses Buddhist shrines. The place is amazingly peaceful but most filled with tourists who spend time taking pictures and enjoying the beauty in and around.
Ankita Misra

534 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
Anytime when one is in Pune city.
Things to do
Discover Buddhism and how it was practiced during the early stages.
Open Hours
8:00 am to 6:00 pm throughout the week.
Budget
Free

Khopoli - Maharashtra

Also known as Campolee, this is a small industrial town in District Raigad. It is situated on the foothills of the Sahyadri and beside the Patalganga River. The beautiful green views of this region and the Vireshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva are also popular attractions here. The Patalganga River is a main part of the Tata Hydroelectricity Project of this region and thus gives a boost to the industrial circuit of the town.
It is more of an industrial area located at a distance of 80 kms from Mumbai. But it houses some really good weekend villas that can be rented out to large groups looking for some family time away from Mumbai. These accommodations are replete with swimming pools & in-house cook. This place is quite famous during the monsoons for Zenith waterfall and local treks around the hills and is now famous as it houses the larger-than-life Imagica theme park. The best way is to drive down here or you could also take the train to Khopoli.
Anushree Shenoy

285 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography, city tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Chincholi - Maharashtra

Chincholi Morachi, is a small town best known for spotting peacocks. It is 40 kms from Pune.
Deepti Khera

12 Followers, 1 Reviews


Karnala - Maharashtra

Karnala is well-known for beautiful bird sanctuary in the Panvel location of Area Raigad. The butterflies sun- kissed each day seem like a picture on your walls. The beautiful exotic species of bird performing their particular tunes to break the stop of grenery is music for the soul absolutely. The Shama bird here is known for their flute like cry and the Malabar Whistling Thrush is really a contrast with another sort of music it makes. The Shaheen falcons shriek to share the concept of domination and the Male Paradise Flycatcher is the absolute most beautiful species of chickens among all using its white human body and gold feathery tail. That exotic spot is crucial for character and bird fans and the very best time you are able to get the view of several different migratory birds is during the weeks of Nov to February.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Harshal Bhagwat

364 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
Bird watching, detoxifying, photography
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Afghan Church - Maharashtra

There are many beautiful places in Mumbai, and the Afghan church is one of them. This was built as a memorial to those of the British and Company Armies who died in the war in Afghanistan. The serene ambience makes you fall in love with this place.
Neha Inaskar

39 Followers, 27 Reviews


Morbe Dam - Maharashtra

Saturday morning 5 am, we wore our jackets ,started our bike and headed to a undiscovered spot called 'Morbe Dam'. It was lil cold and the roads were clear of any traffic. We drove through the patchy roads till panvel and then began the smooth n curvy old mumbai - pune - goa highway. It was splendid to drive on a smooth road amidst the trees and away from the city pollution. Within 30mins, we almost reached our destination. Took a small left and joined an off road for 10 mins adjacently to some nearby village huts n there we reached to morbe dam. N wht happened there is all in the pictures. P.s : if the guard there stops you,tell him you are from panvel or mumbai and came for a walk / casual visit. He ll say photography isnt allowed bt once u are far from d guard unit , u can get ur cameras n mobiles out n start clickin this beauty n serenity of the nature.
gaurang hattangady

0 Followers, 1 Reviews


Gateway Sailing Club - Maharashtra

Gateway Sailing Club is sailboat provider on rent in Mumbai for sailing. They also offers short and long term sailing courses.
Rent a beautiful sail boat and go sailing with your friends / family. You can’t have lived in the city and not experienced a sailor’s life. Pre-booking is advised. You can learn the basics of sailing or just sit back and watch the sun setting into the Arabian Sea, away from the maddening crowd and noise. The sound of waves gently lapping against your sailboat is just out of this world. When you watch the flickering lights of Bombay from a distance, you can’t help but fall in love with the city. Once you are back at the dock, treat yourself to some good food and beer in Colaba. Cost: Rs. 3499 (sailboat rental for max 4 people) Hours Spent: 3+ easily, considering you will stop for a bite somewhere afterwards.
Bharti Singh

820 Followers, 28 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Hire a boat for sailing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bayview Roof Top Restaurant - Maharashtra

This is a popular rooftop cafe cum restaurant in the city of Mumbai. The main attraction here are the awesome views of the Arabian Sea. They do not have a parking of their own so pay and park is the only option. Then you see the building and go to the 4th floor where this restaurant is. It is a simple non AC restaurant yet a favorite of many due to the very comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. They do have a shamiana for rain protection on top and the food is all star absolutely. They serve vegetarian and non- vegetarian food and alcohol too.
UQ: 4 For those who want the same view as the Taj at one twentieth the cost, this open air restaurant perched on the rooftop of Strand Hotel is a good no-frills option. With a spectacular view of the Gateway of India against the backdrop of flickering lights and the fishing boats in the Arabian sea, it’s probably the only roof top restaurant in Bombay that doesn’t cost a bomb, is absolutely laid back and in-tune with Bombay’s chilled out attitude. It amazes me that in spite of Bombay being a coastal city, there are barely any restaurants that allow you to enjoy the sea-breeze. When compared to the likes of Aer and Dome located on the roof tops of snazzy 5 stars hotels, Bayview wins hand down for its simplicity, practicality and affordability.
Bharti Singh

820 Followers, 28 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
Eating out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 2500+ for four

Karjat - Maharashtra

The place to visit for an adventurous getaway, Karjat is extremely popular in Maharashtra and renowned for its trekking. The unspoilt surroundings and serenity of this place attracts tourists mainly. It is also a famous trekking destination with trails with moderate to demanding level of difficulty which include famous trekking trails such as the Chanderi Fort Trail, Matheran via Rambaug and the Peth Fort trek. Karjat also has plenty to offer in terms of adventure sports from rappelling to parasailing in the Ulhas River. While there, a refreshing breath from the rustic surroundings are the ND Studios which have been home to a number of famous movies such as Slumdog Millionaire, Devdas, etc. The Cascading Waterfalls in Bhivpuri too offer a a beautiful site along with some much needed cooling off. Karjat is known to have the most number of tourist cottages and resorts among all tourist attractions of the state. The rock cut Buddhist temples out here were built in the 1st Century BC supposedly and are in the form of small cave chaityas with the sculptures and rock cuttings of Lord Buddha known as the Kondana Caves. Karjat is thus a place for all including history buffs, adventure seekers, nature lovers, photographers and also for the ones who looking to spend some quality time with their families.
This again is a popular getaway from Mumbai and is filled with hills, rivers & greenery. It offers some respite for the weary Mumbai dwellers that are always on the lookout for stress-busting mini vacations. For the trek lovers, Karjat offers quite a few popular treks like the Bhimashankar trek, Peth fort & Kondana Caves trek. There are also a few well known resorts among which are Rivergate Resort.
Anushree Shenoy

285 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Historical Places,Nature,Offbeat,Rivers & Lakes,Trekking,Water Sports
Open Hours
Budget

Cannon Hills - Maharashtra

These are hills located close to the Elephanta caves.
The hill is located at around another 3 kilometers from the foot the island, where the caves are located. You have to walk to get to that spot. But don't worry, because there are plenty of makeshift shops on the way, where you can buy a soft drink or a bottle of water and even rest awhile. Throughout my walk I was wondering at the origin of it's name. At the hilltop, I found it out. There were arrangements for two cannon guns on both sides of the island. One can get a panoramic view of the entire island from that point.
Malab

225 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Leopold Cafe - Maharashtra

In the Colaba area of Mumbai, this is a large and popular restaurant. Though the main reasons for which people come here are the lovely ambience and the food but the even more popular reason are the terror attacks that took place here a number of years ago. the bullet marks are still preserved in this cafe cum restaurant for visitors to see. Their specialties are beer of many varieties, Chinese, Continental and North- Indian Cuisine. a visit to this place is worthed during your trip.
A perfect place for you evening drinks with good food and music. Leopold is a popular restaurant and bar on Colaba Causeway and was one of the destination of 2008 terror attacks.
Gunjan Upreti

12k+ Followers, 1k+ Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Dinning
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Pizza Express - Maharashtra

Pizza Express is one of the greatest Italian restaurants serving Classic Italian Pizza in Mumbai.
Italian Restaurant
Srishti Mehta

847 Followers, 61 Reviews


Best time to visit
02:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Things to do
Pizza outlet
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Budget
N/A

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