Known to be the third-largest state in India in terms of area and the second-largest in terms of population, you will be surprised to know that some of the best honeymoon places in Maharashtra are pretty much unexplored till now. The beauty of this state is more than the cities it houses. Magnificent history, heritage forts, and greenery all around - everything within this state is spellbinding!
Maharashtra is the state where Peshwa Bajirao declared his love for Ruhaani Bai Begum a.k.a Mastaani Bai – the famous love story, “Bajirao Mastaani” is now known to everyone (thanks to Bollywood)! The takeaway here is that the beauty of Maharashtra is something that you should definitely witness. Right from sandy beaches to wintry feels – the state has a lot to offer.
So, putting your curiosity to rest, here are the top 10 honeymoon places in Maharashtra that you’ll look back upon and fondly remember: -
A beautiful town and a cosy hill station, Lonavala is located near the city of Pune. It is known as the misty getaway because of its weather. For that reason, Lonavala is considered to be one of the most famous honeymoon spots in Maharashtra. It is surrounded by a lot of waterfalls, lakes, and hills that ensure time well-spent in the lap of nature’s beauty. The weather is always pleasant and it affords the visitors with a different kind of peace.
Places to visit in Lonavala: Tiger’s Leap, Lonavala Lake, Bushi Dam, Rajmachi Fort, Celebrity Wax Museum, Aamby Valley, and Amrutanjan Point.
Is “Aati Kya Khandala?” on your lips? Well, we don’t blame you! Located between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan region, Khandala is considered to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in Maharashtra. This place too is surrounded by natural beauty. The weather is misty and makes for a perfect setting for a lovely stay. As far as sightseeing is concerned, Khandala has many forts that are perched over the beautiful hills. The sight of such natural splendour is something to behold.
Places to visit in Khandala: Visapur Fort, Bedsa Caves, Lohagad Fort, Duke’s Nose, Kune Waterfall, Tunga Fort, and Lion’s Point.
Time to answer the ‘call of the beach’! With coconut groves and beautiful sandy beaches, Alibaug is often referred to as ‘Mini Goa’. Not only is Alibaug a popular honeymoon location in Maharashtra; it is also a place where many of the Bollywood celebs have their farmhouses and holiday homes. This place has an interesting colonial history, the story of which can be seen through the town’s forts and heritage sites. Adding to this, the town has a lot of beaches where you can organize a romantic candlelight dinner to celebrate your honeymoon, take a stroll, or just lay by the beach and soak in the serenity of the blue waters.
Places to see in Alibaug: Kolaba Fort, Alibaug Beach, Murud-Janjira Fort, Kihim Beach, Kanakeshwar Forest, Akshi Beach, and Mandwa.
Known as the ‘Land of Strawberries’, this hill station in the Western Ghats is yet another popular point for a honeymoon in Maharashtra. The town is known for its majestic peaks, beautiful waterfalls, and exquisite farms. Mahabaleshwar is one of those towns that have a perfect blend of quietude and a bustling city life. Enticing views, pleasant weather, and the company of your better half make Mahabaleshwar the perfect place for a honeymoon in Maharashtra.
Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar: Elephant’s Head Point, Chinaman Falls, Arthur’s Seat, Elphinstone Fort, Pratapgarh Fort, Connaught Peak, Helen’s Point, and Lingmala Falls.
Among the best places for honeymoon in Maharashtra, Kamshet is known as the flying paradise. The town is famous for organizing paragliding activities and has numerous flying schools. This place will bring you closer to the village life of India with its muddy huts and markets that exhibit the authenticity of the state. The mesmerizing sights you get to witness while paragliding are something else.
Places to see in Kamshet: Shinde Wadi Hills, Pawna Lake, Kondeshwar Temples, Bhairi Caves, and the local market for shopping.
If you want to experience the feel of Rishikesh in Maharashtra, Kolad should top the list of must-visit places during your honeymoon. With a picturesque setting, magnificent natural views, and alluring waterfalls; Kolad is a visual treat to the visitor’s eyes. This place is famous for white water rafting that honeymoon couples thoroughly enjoy, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations in Maharashtra.
Places to visit in Kolad: Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls, Sutarwadi Lake, Plus Valley Trek, Ghosala Fort, Kuda Mandad Caves, and Tala Fort.
If South Africa has the Table Mountains, then India has the Table Land. Confused? Well, Panchgani is known as Table Land and is one of the most loved places for honeymoon in Maharashtra. Elevated at an altitude of 1,344 metres, this hill station comprises of five hills from the Sahyadri range, hence getting its name, Panchgani. This place is known for its scenic views and cosy weather – just what you need to spend some romantic time together.
Places to visit: Table Land, Kate’s Point, Kaas Plateau, Sydney Point, Devrai Art Village, Rajpuri Caves, and shopping in the local market.
Located on the banks of the river Godavari, Nashik is the divine heart of Maharashtra. The city has an intriguing history that has contributed to making it a home to numerous temples. Adding to this, Nashik is also known for the beautiful vineyards where you can go with your spouse and enjoy some quality time together. Since wine is considered a romantic drink, why not enjoy the process of making wine and have a good time together? On the other side of the spectrum, the city is also home to many caves and waterfalls where you can go for an adventurous day out.
Places to visit in Nashik: Sula Vineyard, Pandavleni Caves, Anjaneri Hills, Dugarwadi Waterfalls, and Deolali Camp.
Comprising of some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range, Igatpuri is one of the best honeymoon places in Maharashtra. The hill station is blessed with picturesque views and soothing weather. It is known to be a heaven for nature lovers, adventure junkies, and, of course, romantic couples who want to spend some quality time together away from the chaos of city life. Adding to the various trekking points, the city also comprises of some heritage temples which are of utmost importance to the locals.
Places to visit in Igatpuri: Camel Valley, Tringalwadi Fort, Ghatandevi Temple, Kulangadd Trek, Bitangad Trek, and Sandhan Valley.
You have planned a honeymoon in Maharashtra and not included the ‘City of Dreams?’ – correct that right away! Last but not least, if you want to spend your honeymoon in a happening place, there’s no better destination than Mumbai. Known as the ‘city that never sleeps’, Mumbai has a lot of local attractions that make it worth your while. Right from huge skyscrapers to beautiful beaches, there’s a lot to see and do in Mumbai.
Places to visit in Mumbai: Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Colaba Causeway, Banda-Worli Sea Link, Girgaum Chowpatty, Elephanta Caves, Film Street, Kanheri Caves, Madh Islands, and Versova Beach.
The ‘Land of Maratha’ has a potpourri of places to make your honeymoon as diverse as possible. And now, with affordable honeymoon packages in Maharashtra, the whole affair gets even better!
Have a splendid and romantic honeymoon!