15 Beautiful Summer Retreats around Maharashtra

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Are you looking for a nice and cool summer holiday destinations in Maharashtra ? Are you also wondering what can be your best bet for summer holiday this season ? Then please know that Maharashtra, with its beaches, hills and wildlife sanctuaries has numerous destinations that are perfect for a summer holiday. We have compiled 15 best and the most beautiful summer retreats Maharashtra  for you to choose from and enjoy a great holiday.

1. Lavasa Hill City

Lavasa Hill City is the  first and largest planned hill city of India spread across the 7 hills of Mose valley of Western Ghats. Theme park, man made lakes ,Hotel and Spa resorts by the Varasgaon Dam are the main attractions here.

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2. Murud-Janjira Sea Fort

The beautiful location of Murud-Janjira Sea Fort on an island right in middle of the sea makes it a an ideal summer getaway. Enjoy a ferry ride with cool sea breeze caressing your face to fort and admire the stunning architecture of the oval-shaped rock fort.

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3. Tadoba National Park

If you want to go on a wildlife expedition in summers, Tadoba National Park is a brilliant idea. Known as “Jewel of Vidharba” it is one of the oldest wildlife reserves of India. An amazing place for tiger spotting and enjoying the dense forests all around.

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4. Malshej Ghat

A lovely mountain pass in the Western Ghats, this place will welcome you will cool weather, green forests and a stunning range of flora and fauna.

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5. Tapola

Tapola is famously called the mini Kashmir of the west due to its panoramic views and the lovely Shivsagar lake. A great place for water sports enthusiast with boating, water scooter rides, water skiing and kayaking  facilities.

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6. Jawhar

Jawhar, in the Sahayadri mountain range is a hill station with pleasant climate and loads of scenic beauty. Jawhar is also home to Warli, Kolcha and Kukana tribes who have preserved their tradition wonderfully here. Home to the famed Warli paintings do not forget to buy a Warli painting by a traditional artist while here.

7. Panchgani

Tranquility and magnificence are synonymous to the enticing hill station of Panchgani. Nestled in five verdant hills, enjoy a peaceful vacation over here. Do not forget to shop for freshest and finest strawberries right from the farms when you are here.

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8. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a pleasant retreat to get over the scorching summer heat. Experience the splendor of the hills from the various view points here. There are many waterfalls and lakes too where one can go boating.

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9. Chikhaldara

Chikhaldara is a lovely and lesser known getaways in Maharashtra. Its a hill town in Vidhabra region, replete with coffee plantations, forests, wildlife, lakes, waterfalls and viewpoints. A place to enjoy nature, wildlife and serenity.

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10. Nashik Vineyards

There are more than 50 wineries in and around Nashik along with tasting rooms that are open to the public. You can even stay at some of the vineyards and enjoy wine tours. A few best vineyards to enjoy wine tourism are Sula Vineyards,Chateau d’Ori, Grover Zampa and York Winery.

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11. Matheran

Get rid of the heat and noise of the cities at Matheran. Its a serene hilltop hamlet wearing the cloak of shady trees, ringed by walking trails.  Fine panoramic views, cool breeze and zero-pollution are the main attractions here.

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12. Bhandardara

A land of roaring waterfall, gushing waters towering hills, in the background and greenery all around – its a nature lovers paradise. With many forts and the famous Mount Kalsubai nearby,  it is also an excellent place for trekkers.

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13. Toranmal

Come here to enjoy pristine nature, cool comfort of mountains, dense forests , tranquil lakes and gushing waterfalls. Enriched with variety of flora and fauna, Toranmal presents lovely views flanked by seven ranges of Satpura Hills.

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14. Ajanta Ellora Caves

Some of the world’s most beautiful frescos and sculptures- Buddhist, Hindu and Jain- are found at Ajanta Ellora Caves. A perfect retreat for architecture and history lovers.

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15. Panhala

A scenic hill city with wonderful views  Panhala is  best known for the grand Fort associated with Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj. a place to enjoy nature and history-  the Panhala fort is  considered the largest of all Deccan forts.

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Were you not able to decide where to go this summer? I am sure you would be able to plan a memorable vacation now.

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