Summers are extremely hot in Maharashtra with the mercury reaching 40 degrees easily in many parts of the state. The heat wave is not bearable and it becomes very difficult to explore the places during the daytime. Hence it is best to avoid visiting Maharashtra during this time. Except of course if you are planning to visit the hill stations of this state such as Mahabaleshwar, Khandala, and Matheran.
Generally, March to May is considered to be summer months in Maharashtra. If you are still planning to visit during this season then it is advisable to carry the cotton clothes, sunscreen, and water bottle with you.
Winter sets in in October to February in Maharashtra. Generally, the weather is pleasant and the temperature was around 20 to 35 degrees Celsius in most parts of Maharashtra. Whether you are planning to visit Mumbai, Shirdi, Pune, Western Ghats or Konkan Coast beaches, winter is the best season to visit Maharashtra and to enjoy the scenic beauty of these places. Carry the full sleeves clothes if you are visiting Maharashtra in this season and woolens if you are planning a visit to the mountainous regions of Maharashtra.
Whether you plan to visit during summers, winters for the monsoons do make it a point to visit this beautiful state once in your lifetime.
Monsoons begin in June and last till September in Maharashtra. There is good rainfall in all parts of Maharashtra and a few places like Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, and Matheran are worth visiting during monsoons.
The entire Konkan Coast and Western Ghats area situated in Maharashtra is a sight to behold during monsoons. Monsoon can be classified as the best time to visit Maharashtra if you are planning to visit the above-listed places. As other outdoor activities are inhibited during the rainy season it is best not to visit Maharashtra during monsoons if you are planning to go for adventurous activities. Carry the umbrella and raincoat with you so that you will be able to enjoy the rainy season.