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Dec 25, 2022

If you are planning a winter vacation, you should think about Maharashtra as your tourist destination. In this blog, we will list the best places to visit in winter in Maharashtra.

1) Matheran

Matheran is a cool place in the Raigad district. Matheran is the closest and most scenic place for people from Mumbai and Pune to visit.

Popular places to visit in Matheran

Louisa Point

Tourists can see two different views while coming to Louisa Point. Louisa Point is one of the most famous viewpoints in Matheran. It offers two different views from the top - one view is of the sky touching the mountain and a panoramic view of the valley below. Another view is of Charlotte Lake, which has the appearance of a looking like a diamond necklace.

Panorama Point

Panorama Point is a scenic in Matheran that offers 360-degree panoramic nature of the Western Ghats and the lush plains dotted with villages far below. If you are planning to visit Matheran, you can trek to Panorama Point with your friends. Also if you don't want to travel then you can ride a horse or take the Neral-Matheran toy train.

One tree Hill point

One Tree Hill Point in Matheran has the grandest view in Maharashtra. There is it named so because it has just one tree growing on the top of the hill   One Tree Hill Point offers a panoramic and uninterrupted view of the deep valleys and sprawling trees surrounding the hill station of Matheran, never failing to enthrall the visitors. This hill is also famous for trekking.


2) Mahabaleshwar.

It is one of the finest winter places in Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station located in the Satara district of Maharashtra state, India, good for its picturesque beauty and refreshing atmosphere. Hill stations are very crowded during summer, Christmas, and winter. Mahabaleshwar is famous for strawberries. Also, you can take a lot of jellies, honey, and jam at home from here.

Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar

1) Mahabaleshwar Temple

Mahabaleshwar Temple is a well-known temple in Mahabaleshwar. This temple is visited by several devotees from all over the country. The five rivers Krishna, Venna, Koyna, Savitri, and Gayatri originate from here and it is called Panchganga temple.

2) Pratapgad Fort

Pratapgad fort is 24 km from Mahabaleshwar. This fort. The Moro Pant was built by Trimbak Pingle in 1656 AD on the orders of the Maratha ruler Shivaji. It was here that Shivaji killed Afzal Khan, the mighty general of Bijapur.

3) Lingmala waterfall

The Lingmala waterfall is situated at the highest of Venna Valley. This non-stop fall slopes down six hundred feet from the cliff.

How to get there

By Air- The nearest airport is located in Pune, about 120 km. from Mahabaleshwar.

By Rail - The nearest railway station is located in Pune, about 120 km. from Mahabaleshwar.

By Road- Mahabaleshwar is directly connected by road to Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Nasik, Nagar, Sangli, Kolhapur, Goa, Surat, etc.

3) Alibaug

Alibaug is the government headquarters of the Raigad district. The town of Alibaug is located along the coast. This city falls in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Alibaug is called mini Goa by some people. It is a nearby place for a day trip from Mumbai, Pune. It is famous for its beaches and seafood

Places to visit in Alibaug

Kolaba Fort-

The fort of Colaba is a water fort and is located in the Arabian Sea. The coast on which it is situated is called the Ashtagar coast. The fort of Colaba is said to be the king of the coast.

The fort of Colaba is a water fort and is located in the Arabian Sea. The coast on which it is situated is called the Ashtagar coast. The fort of Colaba is said to be the king of the coast.

The gate of this fort is called Mahadarwaja. There are 2 doors to enter this fort. One is facing Alibaug city and the other is towards the east. The eastern door of the fort is the main door and on the arch of the door, you can see carvings of animals like tigers, elephants, peacocks, and birds along with the sculpture of Ganesha on the arch.

2) Murud Janjira 

The name of the fort, Janjira, is derived from the Arabic word Jazeera, the name of the fort, Jazeera, means an island, which means that the fort is located in the middle of the Arabian Sea. The fort is surrounded by water on all four sides.

The most significant personality in history with a connection to the Janjira island is Raja Ram Rao Patil. Research suggests that he constructed the island for the Kolis, a local fishing community.

The fort is 5 KM far from the Murud Village and around 50 KM from Alibag. It is 170 km away from Mumbai and almost the same distance away from Pune. The only way to reach the fort is via the Rajapur Jetty by boat, which is about 2 KM.

How to get there

By Railway – The nearest railway station is Pen.

By Bus - You are S.T. You can take a bus from Mumbai to Alibaug. 35-40 S.T daily to Mumbai Alibaug. Buses also come to Alibaug for Borivali, Thane, Kalyan, Pune, Kolhapur, Miraj, and Nashik. Alibaug S.T. Depot procedures and facilities are best


4) Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Maharashtra.

About 65 km from Pune and 80 km from Mumbai, Lonavla, nestled in the hills of the Sahyadri, is a beautiful scenic cold weather destination.

The famous tourist attractions in Lonavala are Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, and Ryewood lake, among others. Lonavala is also famous for the treks like the Andharban trek that starts from a village called Pimpri and ends in Bhira.

Lonavala is popular for its production of the hard candy chikki which is a sweet eatable thing made from different nuts mixed with jaggery

Places to Visit

1)Karla Caves- Karla is 12 km from Lonavala and is famous for its rock-cut caves. Karla Caves are the oldest Buddhist caves in India. There is a temple of Lene Satyagraha and Ekvira Devi at this place. Outside the chaityagriha is the Vijayastambha carved in solid stone while the wall outside the chaitya state is filled with images of male and female elephants carved on the walls.

2)Tikona Fort

Tikona fort in Pawan Mavla near Lonavla near Pavana Dam may have gotten its name as Tikona due to its triangular shape. Tourists who are fond of trekking must visit Tikona. Tourists going trekking to this fort must use safety gear.

3)Lohgad Fort 

Lohagad fort, located near Lonavala, is of general importance in the Maratha Empire. This fort was acquired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during his early days of independence in 1648. Its construction is unique and its doors are special. On arrival, the doors are like a Guru Tofa water tank. Steps are the way to go.

How to Reach there

By Train- Lonavala cities have railway stations and are connected to the Mumbai-Pune railway, so you can come to Lonavala from anywhere in the country. At the same time, a local train service is running from Mumbai to Pune.

By Air- The nearest airport is Pune International Airport which is 70 km from Lonavala. Pune has domestic and international flights.

5) Nasik

The city of Nashik is located in Maharashtra and is known as the 'Liquor Capital' of India due to its abundant grape production.

1) Dudhsagar Falls, Nasik

Dudhsagar waterfall is one of the best waterfalls in Maharashtra. Located at Someshwar near Nashik, this waterfall is a spectacular sight coming down from a depth of 10 meters. It is a popular picnic spot. This waterfall is mostly seen during monsoons. There are stairs at this place, with the help of which we can easily reach the falls.

2) Saptashrungi

Saptshringi Mata from Vani in Nashik district is the original Shakti Peetha among the 108 Peethas mentioned in both the Bhagavata and Durga Saptashati texts, among the three-and-a-half Peethas of the Goddess in Maharashtra. The Saptshrungi Garh is a holy place situated approximately at a distance of 60 KM from Nashik. There are around 108 water lakes on this Mountain, which are known as Kunda and it is one of the popular places to visit in Nashik. One of the events from the mythological Ramayana states that Hanuman carried the herbal medicine for injured Laxmana from this hill. The best time to visit this place is after the monsoon season.

3) Trimbakeshwar Temple

The temple site is Trimbakeshwar which is just 30 km from Nashik. Jyotirlinga is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas belonging to Trimbakeshwar.

In this temple, Kalasarpa dosha is pacified by the hands of great Pandits, near this temple there are three different mountains, namely Nilgiris, Brahmagiri, and Ganga Dwar, Brahmagiri mountain is the first to be seen in Shivaji's form. And there is a temple of Nilambika Devi as well as Dattatreya on the Nilgiris.

Special attractions near Trimbakeshwar

1) Kalaram Temple.

2) Muktidham Temple.

3) Pandava Caves.

4) Igatpuri.

How to reach Trimbakeshwar        

To reach Trimbakeshwar you can follow all three ways which are railway, roadway, and airway, if you are coming from Mumbai then you have to come by any one way to Nashik then an hour bus facility is available from Nashik.