Phaltan near Satara
Monsoons are here and while they thwart the travel plans of cliched travelers, they present fantastic opportunities to others who are a bit more adventurous. The rains turn several places in India into lush green landscapes worth visiting at least once. Some of these places are popular tourist attractions like Maharashtras Lonavala and Karnatakas Coorg in the Western Ghats. Others are lesser known and not half as crowded as the popular ones, but every bit as beautiful. One such offbeat place to visit in Maharashtra during monsoon is Phaltan. Located in the Satara district around 50 km from the city, Phaltan is a quaint place you might not even have heard of. It is abundant in natural beauty and surrounded by amazing tourist attractions like the historic Rajwada Palace, the impressive Pussegaon windmills, and several beautiful pomegranate farms. It is also a great base to visit other famous monsoon delights like the Thosegar waterfalls which are just 2 hours from here, and the Kaas plateau renowned as the Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra. Phaltan receives lesser rain compared to some other destinations of Maharashtra so it is also ideal for those looking for a respite from the heavy monsoons. Here are all the details on how to reach Phaltan. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2019 Vote Counting on Sangole, Malshiras, Phaltan, Wai, Koregaon, Man Seats in Maharashtra
How to reach Phaltan by road
You can reach Phaltan by road from Mumbai and Pune. Distance between Mumbai and Phaltan is 244 km. It takes a total of 4 hours and 45 minutes to reach Phaltan from Mumbai via the Mumbai-Pune expressway followed by NH 48. Distance between Pune and Phaltan is 97 km. You can reach Phaltan from Pune in just 2 hours and 30 minutes via NH 48 and the Mumbai-Pandharpur road leading to Satara. Here is the map you can use: Also Read - Sonakshi Sinha-Salman Khan Get Roaring Welcome by Fans as Dabangg 3 Shoot Begins in Phaltan
How to reach Phaltan by train
The nearest railhead to Phaltan is Jejuri from where Phaltan is just 59 km away. You can also take a train to Satara railway station which is around 64 km from Phaltan. Several cabs and buses play between Satara and Phaltan. Also Read - Top 10 International Destinations for Monsoon 2018
View of Phaltan from Jakson Inns
How to reach Phaltan by air
The nearest airport from Phaltan is the Pune airport. You can then take a cab to Phaltan and follow the route mentioned above.
So, this monsoon, forget the regular tourist spots of Lonavala, Matheran and Mahabaleshwar and try Phaltan instead. You can try Jakson Inns for a comfortable stay and some lovely excursions in and around Phaltan. You are sure to enjoy the scenic drive as much as the rural ambiance and clean air of Phaltan.