While in Maharashtra it is common for travellers to explore the place by taxis and autos, for a wider perspective of what the state is all about try out cycling along the streets. The best cycling tours in Maharashtra allows you to indulge in a plethora of activities making your travelling more exciting. Take up a heritage ride in South Mumbai region and travel the pathways to view the Gateway of India, Taj Hotel, Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, High Court, University of Bombay, Rajabai Clock Tower etc. For a whiff of fresh air , go on a cycle ride in early mornings when the roads are less crowded. To check out the late-night markets and happening pubs/ bars, one can always go on a night cycle ride. For a refreshing weekend, embark on a cycling ride to Vihigaon, a place with hidden gems like Ashoka waterfall, Vihi waterfalls and Vaitarna River. Embark on cycle and head towards the pride of the Sahyadri Ranges, Rajmachi Fort . Surrounded by lush greenery, the place has unparalleled natural charm.
The magnificent structure can be reached by approachable routes from Karjat Taluka of Raigad district or from Salpe village. Both the routes involve steep climb up on foot. The other alternative routes to Rajmachi are from Lonavla or Khandala in Mawal taluk of Pune district. Around the fort , there are many camping accommodations mostly run by locals . Visiting the fort during monsoon season provides one an even better and beautiful view of surroundings. The other best cycling tours in Maharashtra are Karjat To Kondhana Caves, Sweri Mudflats, Mumbai and Siddhivinayaka Mahaganapati Temple in Titwala. Kick start your cycle ride to Siddhivinayaka Temple trek from Ambernath city and explore the holy Titwala town known for religious shrines , culture and traditions. During festive occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi, devotees throng the temple in huge numbers.
Shinde Wadi hills is famous among the Kamshet attractions as one of the best paragliding spots. However, it is also known for its ravishing sunrise and sunset view. One should surely visit this place early in the morning to get a look at the enthralling sunrise providing you with peace. Traverse along with the bounties of Shinde wadi hills as the greenery and refreshing cool winds will make you fall in love with this spot. Places to visit in Kamshet are numerous yet this place will never disappoint you in any way. Spotted at a height of 200 feet, the hills will enchant you with the best experience of paragliding. Location: 2 kilometers from KamshetBest Time: February-May and October-December
Cave exploration in Kamshet is incomplete without visiting the Buddhist Bedse Caves, which are said to be built in the first century. Like most caves, these also have a dark, damp, and mystic allure about them. As you enter, you will see a temple with ancient carvings of elephants, horses, etc. on the walls. A beautifully carved ceiling and pillars arch the monastery inside, which is a must-see. This is one of the best places to visit in Kamshet to spend time meditating or simply being with oneself in the silent & serene environs of the caves. Location: 10 kilometres from Kamshet.Best time: Monsoons months of June-September.