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Maharashtra Weather And Best Time To Visit Maharashtra
Maharashtra has typical tropical climates with hot summers, rainy monsoons and mild, but pleasant winters. The state has a vast and varied topography and every region has its own seasonal specialities.
Monsoon is generally not touristy due to the showers, so the most ideal time to travel would probably be in winters for an unhindered tour, with summers suitable for trips to the hill stations. Monsoon trips are also feasible to some of the lush hill stations so you must choose which weather you want to experience and then pick your destination in Maharashtra.
Summer (March – May)
Months from March to May are completely under the spell of a hot Indian summer. The days are hot and humid with sweltering heat waves thrown in, with the temperature soaring to over 40°C to 43°C, in most regions of Maharashtra. If you do visit Maharashtra in summer, there are ample places to get away to, in a bid to escape the scorching heat. It’s a cool time to visit places like the hill stations of Lonavala in the Western Ghats, Malshej Ghat, Bhandardara or Mahabaleshwar. Keep yourself hydrated with the delicious summer drinks of Aam Panna and Piyush!
Nature heralds Maharashtra's scorching heat, with a burst of flowers. The jacaranda, myrtle and the scarlet - red gulmohurs are a beautiful summery song.
Monsoon (June - September)
Southwest monsoon months are very rainy, with July and August receiving the heaviest rainfall. Sudden downpours which might meander from heavy to very heavy rains, disruption in public transport and water logging in low lying areas might hamper your travel plans. Though the Ghats do turn beautiful, lush and green all round, Monsoon is not the ideal season for a visit.
Winter (October - Febuary)
Winters are mild and pleasant with a gentle, cool and dry breeze, so travelling around the state would not present any hurdles. There are a number of most exotic places you might love to visit in Maharashtra that makes it so idyllic for winter. The coastal town of Alibag with its quaint beaches, the hill station of Matheran or the ancient fort island of Murud Janjira are just some of the locales that turn so enchanting in winter.