As the state of Maharashtra is the Home of Sahyadri Mountains, the state has many appealing hill stations. The Britishers founded most of these hill stations during their colonial era to beat the scorching heat. But the beauty and the charming glory are still alive in these hill stations. The Western Ghats, which form a part of the Sahyadri range, has also lots of beautiful hill stations.
Hill stations of Maharashtra not only attract the foreign tourists but also Indian domestic tourists, which are exhausted with the fast urban life.
List Of Popular Hill Stations In Maharashtra:
- Lonavala & Khandala
- Malshej Ghat
It is said that each hill station of Maharashtra has unique characteristic and its closeness to a city makes it very popular.
Have A Quick Visit On These Places:
Amboli is located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This hill station is at an altitude of 690m above the sea level. Having dense forests and steep mountains, Amboli is the last hill resort before the coastal plains begin in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri Hills.
Bhandardara is located at a distance of 70 km from Nashik. It is a small and peaceful area. This hill station is popular for fun loving and picnic lovers. Radha Falls, a deep valley, a clean and large Arthur Lake, a historical Ratangadh Fort, an ancient temple – Amritheshwar Temple, a peaceful Agasti Rishi Ashram, Wilson Dam also known as Bhandardara Dam, and Viewpoints are the important destinations at Bhandarda. It also has a trekking destination – Mount Kalusubai.
Chikhaldara is in Amaravati district. The nearest airport is Akola (150 km), the railway station is Badnera (110 km) and nearest bus depot is Amaravati (100 km).
Jawhar hill station is in Thane district of Maharashtra. Gifted with exotic valleys, thick rich forests and pleasant climate, Jawhar offers a different type of enjoyment comparing to other hill stations of Maharashtra. Jawhar is also known as the Mahabaleshwar of Thane District. Shirpamal, where Shivaji Maharaj camped on his way to Surat is near Jawhar. The nearest airport is at Nashik (80 km), while the nearest railway station is at Igatpuri(61 km).
Locating at altitude Of 625m Above Of sea level, Lonavala is famous hill station. These hill stations are at the Sahyadris Mountains of Maharashtra. The nearest airport is Pune (64 km). Lonavala is 104 km from Mumbai and 64 km from Pune.
Mahabaleshwar is the Queen of all Hill Stations in Maharashtra. This hill station is 1,372m in the heart of Sahyadri Hills in Satara District. The road distance between Satara to Mahabaleshwar is 62 km, and aerial distance from Satara to Mahabaleshwar is 52 km.
7. Malshej Ghat
Malshejghat is in Pune, Maharashtra. Malshejghat is at an altitude of 700m above the sea level. The nearest airport is Mumbai (154 km), while the nearest railway station is at Kalyan. 154 km away from, 164 km from Pune.
Matheran is hill station of Maharashtra as it is the closest one to Mumbai and Pune. Matheran is situated at a height of 803 m above sea level. The nearest airport is Mumbai from (100 km), and nearest railway station is Neral (21 km).
Panchgani is in Satara district of Maharashtra. This hill station 1,334m above the sea level. One can reach the hill station from Mahabaleshwar on Pune road. The nearest airport is Pune at 160 km from Panchgani. Panchgani is only 18 km from Mahabaleshwar.
This hill station is 18 km away from Panhala, Kolhapur of Maharashtra.
This hill station is 690m above the sea level in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. The nearest airport is Belgaum at 64 km, and nearest railway station is Sawantwadi at 28 km on Konkan Railway.
This hill station lies at an altitude of 1461m above the sea level. Nearest Airport is at Aurangabad (290 km), while the nearest railway station is at Nandurbar (76 km). Another railway station is at Dhule (128 km).