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Best Time to Visit Maharashtra

The best time to visit Maharashtra is between September and April, specific to the coastal areas where it rains like the devil from June to September. The period between September and June is perfect for a trip to the hill stations of Mahabaleshwar and Lonavla. The winter months between November and February are pleasant months weather wise, as the humidity levels are the lowest and evenings are cool to cold. Average summer temperatures through the state hover between 22°C-39°C and winter temperatures average 12°C-34°C.

Climate

The geographical diversity of Maharashtra ensures it has different climatic zones in different parts of the state. The eastern region experiences extremes of climate, becoming rather hot in summer. The coastal areas, though relatively cooler, are generally humid except during the winter months. The state receives maximum rain mainly during the southwest monsoon from June to September. The rains are the heaviest in the coastal belt (200cm) and almost negligible in the central part of the state that falls in the rain shadow region (50 cm). The winter months between November and February are the pleasantest, although evenings can be cold. Average summer temperatures through the state hover between 22°C-39°C and winter temperatures average 12°C-34°C.


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