Who likes recollecting the summer heat when Mumbai is giving you the best rains starting from the month of June? The aftereffect of rain in the city is a sight worth seeing and all we can think about is a cup of ‘chai’ (tea) in one hand and a mobile phone (of course with google) on the other scrolling through the best places to visit. Be it trekking, sight-seeing or any adventure sport monsoon allows you to endeavor all of them.
Places that you wouldn’t want to miss this Monsoon season
Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra
If you are hunting for the lush green forest with large waterfalls than this is it. Visapur Fort is a hill fort near Visapur village located at Malavli in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is at an elevation of 3,556 feet (1,084). There are two routes available for Visapur trek, one from Malavali station and the other from Patan village. This place is visited by innumerable trekkers during monsoon season. The trekking begins early in the morning and takes you through forts, waterfalls, and greenery. You will also get a brimful glimpse at the Peshwa Palace located in between flora.
Want to take a trek in Asia’s only automobile-free hill station ? Matheran means “Forest on the forehead”. It is located in the Raigad district of Mumbai. It is famous for its 38 viewpoints and offers many attractions for the trekkers. Be it the crystal waterfall or the grand mountain caves Matheran gives you the luxury of everything at a place. The Charlotte lake which is 2 km away from the Matheran station is the most popular tourist spot. If you are an avid bird watcher then you must visit the lake early in the morning. The Louisa point will give you photographs that will look out of the world. It is located close to Charlotte Lake.
A peaceful holiday resort village in Sahyadri Hills is the perfect place to nestle around with family during monsoon season. Arthur Lake and Randha falls are the main attractions you wouldn’t want to miss this June and July. The hills are covered with green vegetation and will take you away from the fussy world of Mumbai. The Umbrella Falls, Kalsubi peak and the Wilson Dam are the few other whereabouts you wouldn’t want to miss out. The distance from Mumbai is 165.3 km and the best time to be in this place starts in June.
A small village located close to Mumbai is popular due to its pristine lakes and sparkling waterfalls that look spectacular during monsoons. Apart from bestowed natures beauty, you can also dive in for some adventure sports such as river rafting. Kolad is located 113 km away from the city of Mumbai and is the perfect getaway during monsoon season.
Once in a lifetime, you must have done a flight journey flying amidst the clouds but unable to touch any. If you always imagined touching clouds than you must visit Malshej Ghat. It is situated 700 m above sea level. It is well known for its monsoon weather and gives your yes glory of a few beautiful views which can only be felt while being there. It will give you a quick break from the hustle- bustle of the city life and will take you through mountains and floating clouds in the sky. You might also get lucky