They say that the best time to visit Maharashtra is in the rains, and you can especially see that in many of the places to visit near Mumbai in Monsoon. Starting with the very first rain, you will notice a buzz going around of planning Monsoon Getaways near Mumbai to see the rains at their best. And the hills of Sahyadris, the coast of Mumbai and places around, and the Western Ghats experience the best of this season.
A rafting experience right after the rains in the river Kundalika is what one should definitely experience, especially with the rapids raging and the greenery around. The same can be said for a rafting and camping experience in Kolad on the Mumbai Goa Highway. And a little lesser known experience is of camping by the Bhatsa River in Vasind is the perfect example of doing things off the beaten path.
As far as destinations are concerned, Maharashtra has many favourite Monsoon places near Mumbai to be at, like the hill stations of Khandala, Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar. Gifted with an unmatched beauty throughout the year, the green cape that these places acquire in Monsoons attracts tourists from all the parts of the country.
Or if you wish to stay in the plains, then the wine estates in Nasik are the perfect place to spend a rainy weekend with a full-fledged fine wine and dine experiences. Or you can take a halt and enjoy a farm stay in the beautiful Panchgani. Even staying in the city and take a walking or cycling tour of the beautiful Mumbai
in rains is an unforgettable experience.
Rains add a certain beauty to Mumbai and places around, and that is where you should be when the monsoons have decided to arrive.