Top 10 Picnic Spots in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is one of the frequently travelled tourist state and has various quaint attractions to travel around the city to be spellbound by its inquisitiveness. There are also pictorial and soothing beaches, mouth-watering tidbits and copious other travel sites which are the most visited ones in Maharashtra. While the state has numerous destinations to explore, it is also abundant in relaxing picnic places where you can sit back, enjoy the landscape and spend weekends with those you love. So, what we are enlisting today is a full-fledged list of top 10 picnic spots which are known for their charm and allure to tempt nature lovers and are one of their own kinds to discover in the mesmerizing Maharashtra.

1. Panchgani

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Panchgani is a renowned hilly attraction and is replete with pretty vistas and thrilling landscapes. You can try trekking and hiking or endeavor for sports here, you will never get tired of being here in an amazing scenic atmosphere. Its soothing quality is what tempts adventurers and travelers to it, no matter where you are looking for serenity or thrill; Panchgani blends both of these and presents you a cocktail of sports and relaxing ecstasies. Opt for resorts and spas here or just plan an adventure itinerary, mutually the landscape will welcome you with open arms.

2. Kamshet

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Being a hub for hiking and paragliding endeavors, Kamshet is a notable picnic spot bordered with an enthralling aura that consists within this destination. It is more of a flying temptation to be in as you will not be able to resist yourself for taking part in some paragliding and flying adventures. There’s a rustic allure to this place which is an endearing characteristic of Kamshet and gives it more of a pastoral appeal. Go for cave explorations, discover the divine shrines or take up any course of the adventures, all this will lure you to take away your best experiences from Kamshet.

3. Ganpatipule

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Ganpatipule is more of a religious town which is remarked for the revered Lord Ganesha Temple situated here dating back some 400 years back. There are also calm beaches all around the town which are quite tranquil and quaint to be at. So, you can visit the known temples here and then just sit back at the serene beaches and let yourself be carried away by the divinity and tranquility, the air of this picturesque spot is composed of.

4. Lonavala

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Lonavala is a famed breakaway of the state and is the most preferred and alluring one to plan your trip to. There are many places to discover around here and a charming quaintness that will take your heart away. Bhaja and Karla Caves, the battle monument of Lohagad, and its proximity to the main territories of Mumbai and Pune are what make it more visited and explored in Maharashtra. Venture at hiking or just take strolls around this city, Lonavala will just charm you with its plush ambience and a mind-blowing setting.

5. Mahabaleshwar

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Being the most knighted of all the hill-stations, Mahabaleshwar has picturesque peaks and lush greenery to attract you with. There are villages and hamlets within this stunning town and is full of waterfalls, sacred shrines, and sunset and sunrise points where you can trek to and spend the rest of the day pondering over the coming together of mountains and clouds. Picnic spots are just all around Mahabaleshwar and driving to this town is the best way to get oneself spellbound by its awe-inspiring backdrop!

6. Alibaug

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Alibaug has the scenic beaches to tempt travelers with and the azure seashores will refresh you like nothing else. It is just a few kilometers away from the capital city and has been a known destination for weekend trips and beach tours. Its exquisiteness is the best part with the blend of a soothing atmosphere composed of refreshing breezes to help you distress and awed by its pristine allure.

7. Dapoli

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Dapoli is another amazing coastal endeavor to be a part of! There are scenic sunsets and gorgeous seashores to astonish you with and for history bugs, the ancient monuments are an extra treat to discover. Also, if you want to see dolphins, Dapoli beaches are the ideal getaway into spotting dolphins jumbling their way out in the sea waters. So, Dapoli provides you with an idyllic adventure and an energizing travel expedition with its cooling beaches and spectacular sunsets!

8. Kaas Plateau

Kaas Plateau
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Kaas Plateau boasts of an astonishing flower ecstasy and has around hundreds of wild flowers to be awestruck with! If you are a nature lover, visit this place around August when these flowers are at their best beauty and then travel to the Kaas Lake to spend a day just unwinding and making the most of your quality time with your trippers at this flower dreamland which will leave you euphoric!

9. Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort
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Rajmachi Fort is a hiking attraction as you have to trek to the altitude and reach this place with its dream-like exclusive scenery is what will tempt you to visit it again next time! It’s far away from the teeming streets of Maharashtra and assures you with a lush atmosphere and lovely scenes that you will probably not want to leave this beautiful adventure! Situated in the Rajmachi village, this fort is more of a laid-back destination that allures those in search of adrenaline rush and eye treat of plush landscapes.

10. Tarkarli Beach

Tarkarli Beach
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Tarkarli Beach is a perfect location to immerse oneself in water sports. There are scuba-diving, rafting and snorkeling activities available, and trained experts that will teach you to try these aqua adventures. If you are not much into sports activities, then this beach will make you go wow over its immaculateness and impeccability that guarantees a distressing journey!

These are the best and unique spots for tripping and weekend getaways in Maharashtra and to let oneself unwind from the stress and anxieties of work routines. Maharashtra is a vivid state to travel around and there are tons of things to explore but in case you get tired, these attractions will give you a relaxing break from the crowded streets and bringing you into the lap of nature, happy journey!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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