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10 Perfect Winter Vacation Destinations in Maharashtra

01 May 2023 05:58 PM
10 Perfect Winter Vacation Destinations in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a land of diversity and beauty. For families, newlywed couples, nature lovers, and even solo travellers, this place remains a great choice for winter vacations. The following list has the top 10 tourist places to visit in Maharashtra you will find worth visiting in Maharashtra.

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1. Mumbai

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The business capital of India, Mumbai enjoys a geographical location by the coast of the Arabian Sea. This place undoubtedly remains one of the top 5 places in Maharashtra to visit with family.

  • Must-Visit Places: Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Haji Ali Shrine, etc.
  • Expert Tips: Always carry an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses when visiting Mumbai.

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2. Aurangabad

To understand India’s rich past, culture, and heritage, Aurangabad remains the undisputed spot in Maharashtra. The paintings of Ajanta Cave and the monolithic Ellora Temple carved with chisel and hammer make this place one of the unique places to visit in Maharashtra.

  • Must-Visit Places: Ajanta cave, Ellora Cave, Devgiri Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara, and Auraggabad Fort
  • Expert Tips: Carry water bottles when you explore the caves.

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3. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station on the Western Ghat Mountains that welcomes thousands of visitors every year for its mesmerising landscapes.

  • Must-Visit Places: Pratap Garden, Pratapgarh Fort, Afzal Khan Tomb, and Bhawani Mandir
  • Expert Tips: Do not forget to take a selfie keeping the Table Mountains in the background. 

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4. Pune

Known as the Cultural Capital of the state, Pune once was the seat of power of the Maratha rulers. If you are looking for places to visit in Maharashtra by car, Pune can be an excellent choice.

  • Must-Visit Places: Shivneri Fort, Parvati Hill, Shanivar Wada, Sinhagad Fort, and Rajgad Fort.
  • Expert Tips: Wear shoes with threaded sole as exploring the forts include extensive walking up and down the hills.

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5. Khandala

Khandala can be one of the idyllic places to visit in Maharashtra in January. The floating clouds clinging to the edges of the steep cliffs of the table-mountains add more beauty to this place.

  • Must-Visit Places: Lohagad Fort, Pavana Lake, Bhaja cave, Kune Waterfalls, and Shooting point.
  • Expert Tips: Explore the stunning vistas and take pictures.

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6. Tadoba

For nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve remains one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra in winter.

  • Must-Visit Places: Tadoba National Park safari through Moharli Gate.
  • Expert Tips: This place remains very dusty throughout winter. Keep your head, and face barring the eyes covered during the safari.

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7. Matheran

Two seasons are particularly ideal for visiting this no-vehicle hill station – winter and monsoon. Yes, you read it right. After Dasturi Naka, no vehicles are permitted to enter the green mountains of Matheran.

  • Must-Visit Places: Louisa Point, Eco Point, Alexander point, Charlotte Lake, and One-Tree Hill
  • Expert Tips: If you do not wish to walk, you can get horses on hire for these spot visits. 

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8. Panchgani

Panchgani is also famous for its beautiful green mountains, clear sky, and hovering clouds. Visit Kaas Plateau in Panchagani which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural richness and beauty.

  • Must-Visit Places: Sydney Point, Dhom Dam, Parsi Point, Kate’s Point, and Harrison’s Folly
  • Expert Tips: Try to explore the surrounding landscapes on foot to enjoy them the

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9. Ratnagiri

A land of myths and legends, this place is a port city by the Arabian Sea. For its moderate climate, this region remains one of the places to visit in Maharashtra in January.

  • Must-Visit Places: Jaigad Fort, Jaigad Lighthouse, Pandre Samudra, Ratnadurga Fort, Ganapatipule Beach, and Kunkeshwar Beach.
  • Expert Tips: Keep your beach sandals in your bag to walk along the coastline.


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10. Nashik

Nasik is another place in Maharashtra that should be on your bucket list of the most famous places in Maharashtra.

  • Must-Visit Places: Sula Vineyard, Pandav Leni, Harihar Fort, and Anjeri Hill.
  • Expert Tips: Do not forget to pay your offerings at the sacred Sai Baba temple. 

Maharashtra is a huge state with immense diversity. For winter vacation, Maharashtra can always be an excellent destination. From peaceful beaches to bustling towns, from marvellous mountains to historical relics, this place has something to offer to everyone. 

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11. FAQ


Which place in Maharashtra is best for honeymoon couples?

Mahabaleshwar and Khandala remain the two best tourist spots in Maharashtra for couples. However, the choice of place for spending honeymoon days depends on the couple. Most couples find the stunning vistas of the Western Ghat Hills enchanting and hence consider these two places as the best spots for honeymooners.

Is Mumbai a good choice for a weekend tour in Maharashtra?

Yes, Mumbai is always a good choice for weekend tours. You will find many multi-cuisine restaurants there and several other bustling places to unwind. The nightlife in Mumbai throughout the weekend also remains quite eventful.

Which place is best in Maharashtra for history lovers?

Aurangabad, Pune, and Satara are a few places in Maharashtra that still hold the old charm of the place. History buffs will find ruins of several forts and monuments from Shivaji’s time and the Mughal Era here.

Author Bio

Pradeep Dharmapalan
Storyteller, Cinema writer
Pradeep Dharmapalan is a traveller since he was toddler, initially with his itinerant parents and then on his own. He has lived in and travelled to several places around the globe. With close to six decades of wandering now under his belt, his journey of discovery and rediscovery continues, as he assiduously pursues his manifold interests.

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