Planning for the long weekend somewhere in Maharashtra?
Don’t be stuck to the same old choices like Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Khandala, Panchgani, Alibaug, etc.
Read ahead to find out that besides the common tourist places there are plenty of tourist places, that are not overcrowded and also are free from the web of commercialization. Maharashtra is blessed with numerous secret places that are yet away from the eyes of the tourists thus far from the effects of commercialization. The unique characteristic of this place is the pleasant weather, the natural setting, and the mesmerizing aura that is perfect for the distinctive travelers. From lakes to hills, forests to temples, valleys to rivers and waterfalls to meadows, Maharashtra has everything a traveler could ask for.
Here is a list of the lesser known tourist destinations in Maharashtra, where you can head to enjoy an amazing holiday with your friends or families.
For all you beach enthusiast, Maharashtra has a long list of options where you can enjoy and create precious memories that can last a lifetime the most amazing beach among them is the 8km long and inexhaustible coast of Tarkarli. This is the place where the Karli River merges with the Arabian Sea and this marks the start of this beach. A beautiful coastline boasts that the water of Tarkarli is clearer than any other beach. This place is emerging as a famous spot for various water sports and adventure activities.
Kaas plateau has been awarded a UNESCO World Biodiversity heritage hotspot and is undoubtedly one of the most amazing places to visit in Maharashtra. This mesmerizing tourist place is definitely on every tourist to visit list at least once in their lifetime. In the months of August to September, this plateau comes to life with more than 150 varieties of flowers! This plateau looks a blanket of flowers that are woven together under your feet.
There are not many forests that can claim to have a rich and abundant forest cover like that of Amboli in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This forest is like an untouched paradise that is bestowed with unique flora and fauna that you probably can’t even dream of. If you are among those who enjoy the company of creepy-crawly creatures, then this forest is a hotspot for every form of reptiles is it geckos, snakes, lizards or skinks.
Harihareshwar that is situated in Raigad district, that is just around four hours away from Mumbai is a town that is surrounded by the four hills namely- Harshinachal, Harihareshwar, Bramhadri, and Pushpadri, that symbolize the four deities, Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, and Parvati. This town is flanked by the Bankot creek on one side, and on the other side of this town is the enchanting Arabian Sea while to the north lies a Shiva temple called the Harihareshwar Temple.
Malshej Ghat is a small village that is located in the midst of the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats. Known for its unscathed and unmarred flora and fauna, it is said that the Buddhist caves here are said to be built in the third century B. C. This place boasts of dense forests, thanks to which hikers and trekkers love to flock this place. The presence of the flamingos during the monsoons in these lakes, apart from the other bird species like quails, rails, crakes, and cuckoos are its star attractions. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoons because this place is at its best at this time of the year.
The Nagaon beach in Alibaug is not only known for its cleanliness but also for a rare phenomenon where the fine white sand of the beach beautifully contrasts with the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. This beach is centrally located; as around it are the other beaches Murad, Kashid, Akshi, Mandwa, Kihim, etc. Various water sports, like water scooter, parasailing, jet-ski, and kayaking are attracting tourists in huge numbers from Pune and Mumbai. The beaches here have a very shallow gradient that makes it safe for the kids to swim in it as well. Another major attraction here is the local seafood I; it is fresh, cheap, and is mostly nicely prepared.
So, what are you waiting for? Go pack your bags and head to a place that you have never been before and have a great time with your friends or families.