So, you have decided to take a short break from your work and are planning a trip with your family.
Yeah, it’s a cool idea!The first question that pops up in your mind would be “Where to go this time?”
Can I help you?
If you are looking for a serene, calm, nostalgic vacation destination near you and all you want is tranquility and nature, you should go to Maharashtra, India. The magnificent allure of the place never fails to fascinate tourists.
From lush green mountains to pristine beaches, the place is always high on adventure, fun and relaxation.Book your tickets and hotel and go get some fresh air and good vibes.
If you are visiting the place for the first time and need some useful information about the place, you have just landed on the perfect page. As a travel expert, I have many years of experience in assisting tourists in finding the best holiday destinations in India and beyond.
Here, I have shared some amazing offbeat places in Maharashtra you must visit on your trip. I guarantee you that after visiting these places, you will find the essence of joy, peace, eternal happiness that will heal your body and soul.
Offbeat Places to Visit in Maharashtra
1. Kaas Plateau
Are you a natural beauty admirer? If yes, Kaas Plateau is heaven for you.
One of the most scenic destinations nestled among the western ghats near Satara City in Maharashtra.
It is known as “valley of flowers”. It is no less than an epitome of natural beauty. Owing to its rich and diverse flora and fauna, the place is known for its visual spectacle with hundreds of flowers, birds and butterflies around. Visit Kaas Plateau and explore the natural scenic beauty of the place.
Globally renowned as a famous bio-diversity hotspot where tourists can encounter different types of beautiful seasonal wild flowers and numerous species of striking endemic butterflies.
Who doesn’t like lakes surrounded by lush green forests? Come and discover the breath-taking Kaas lake on the south of Kaas plateau surrounded by dense forest.
Want to witness one of India’s highest waterfalls, ‘Vajrai Waterfall’? Visit Kaas Plateau to admire the pride of this awe-inspiring waterfall.
2. Temples in Pandharpur
Are you a religious and spiritual person? If yes, then Maharashtra is no less than a heaven for you.
Visit Pandharpur, a well known city for pilgrims and also known as the spiritual capital of Maharashtra, where thousands of Hindu devotees visit every year. It is situated on the banks of the Bhima river in Solapur district, Maharashtra, India.
Some most popular temples here are : Vitthal Temple, Vithoba Temple, Pundalik Temple and more.
Another temple you should not miss is Ram Temple in Phaltan. It is one of the most sought temples in the Satara district. Renowned for the beautiful statues of Lord Ram, Laxman and Goddess Sita.
Gracefully equipped with chandeliers and a unique long corridor which enhances its beauty.
This temple has always been one of the favorite sites of movies directors, therefore you may see glimpses of it in various movies such as ‘Katha Meetha’ of Akshay Kumar’s.
3. Satara City
Don’t miss visiting Satara city! Located at the confluence of the River Krishna and its tributary Venna.
The city derives its name from Seven Forts (Sat-Tara) that are present all around the city. Built under the reign of Shivaji in 16th century!
Do you like sweets? Me too! Visit some local market and try “Kani Pedhe”, One of the famous sweets of the place. I love them too.
The city has great historical significance. Don’t miss visiting famous fort ‘Ajinkyatara’ meaning ‘The Impregnable Star’. This fort is situated at the height of 3300 ft, which is considered as an easy trek, so even novice trekkers can test their skills.
However, the most suitable time recommended to trek to this place is winter.
If you have some extra time, there is one more site that you would love to visit Thoseghar Waterfalls which is around 20 km west of Satara.
It is a scenic spot that has been equipped with a newly constructed platform for a better view of the waterfalls.
This waterfall is surrounded by dense green forest which holds a calm and quiet atmosphere. People visit this place mainly during the rainy season to watch the spectacular view of the waterfalls.
So, these are 3 offbeat places in Maharashtra you must not miss.
To make your Maharashtra trip unforgettable, you should book your travel and hotel tickets beforehand. Last moment bookings often lead to chaos! Come and discover the charisma of Maharashtra!