Right from the shoreline of Arabian Sea to the steeps of Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra encompasses some of the most fascinating stretches and hills of the Western Ghats. These scenic hill stations in Maharashtra offer the much deserved refuge from the otherwise sweltering and humid weather conditions of the rest of the state. Just as with most of the hill stations in India, most of its hill-stations were found by British Rulers to escape the scorching summers of Indian plains. Some of the best hill stations in Maharashtra include Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Matheran, Panchghani, Igatpuri, Karjat, Jawhar, Chikhaldara and Amboli.
These hill stations not only offer refuge from the heat and humidity but also serve as ideal retreat for family holidays in Maharashtra and West India. Owing to the salubrious weather condition, scenic locales and plenty of romance in the air, hill stations in Maharashtra also serve as some of the popular places amidst the newlyweds to plan their honeymoon trip in West India.