During monsoon, Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary and also Jyotirlinga Temple are popular places to visit. Ghat region of the Sahyadri Hills wears almost all shades of green. During this time, plentiful flora and fauna comes can be seen. Also, breeds of rare animal can be spotted.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 110 km and 3h
It is known for its scenic beauty. It is an offbeat hill-station with lakes, waterfalls and greenery which is spread over the large area. Bhandardara is becoming a popular tourist attraction at faster rate. The surrounding hills provide a lot of trekking opportunities. The rains add beauty to this place.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 172 km and 4.5h
Malshej comes under the top 10 places to visit in Maharashtra in monsoon. This is the best place for adventure seekers .Popular trails gives travelers a lot to explore which are Ajoba Hill Fort, Darkoba Peak, Jivdhan Chawand Fort, and Nane Ghat.
Shivneri Fort (birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji) is a must-visit place which is 40 km from Malshej.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 120 km and 3h
In Maharashtra, Matheran is one of the most visited hill stations. Monsoon adds the magic to Raigad which makes it more attractive places to visit in monsoon in Maharashtra.
Some of the places to visit are Panorama Point, Heart Point, One Tree Hill Point, Alexander Point, Porcupine Point, Monkey Point, Sunset Point, Echo Point, Louisa Point,and Prabal Fort. It is extremely eco-friendly with no vehicles allowed at the hilltop.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 125 km and 2.5h
Alibag is counted among the top places to visit near Mumbai in monsoon due to its refreshing architecture, scenic beauty and beaches. Places to visit in Alibag are Underi, Kolaba Fort, Underi Fort, Murud-Janjira Fort, Hirakot Lake, Akshi Beach, Nagaon Beach, Alibaug Beach, and Varsoli Beach. A large number of tourists visit beaches Alibag of every year. During monsoon makeover of beaches takes place. Due to greenery and the water, it is more exciting place to visit.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 141 km and 3h 11m
One of the oldest remaining buildings is Karnala Fort. In Karnala Bird Sanctuary, there are more than 150 birds and it is a pleasure watching them in their natural habitat. For the nature and bird lovers, this place suits the most.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 121 km and 2h 11m
If you looking forward to make your monsoon adventurous then in that case, Kolad the perfect place for you!. It is full of campsites and also have picture-perfect homestay.
White water rafting is renowned activity that one can take in the waters of Kolad. There are lots of activities which adventurers prefer such as trekking, zip lining, and canoeing. Prominent attractions near to this place are Kuda caves, Bhira dam, and Tamhini falls.
Distance & time taken from Pune - 144 km and 2h 46m
Harihareshwar which is known as the House of God, is a delightful beach paradise. It is located in the west coast region. And it is one of popular places to visit in Maharashtra during monsoon. Many mountains surrounds it.
The place is mostly overcrowded by visitors during monsoon as surroundings and the mountains are bright and beautiful than ever.
Distance & time taken from Pune- 170 km and 4h 20m