Pune and Other Tourist Destinations in Maharashtra Affected by Monsoon

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Pune and Other Tourist Destinations in Maharashtra Affected by Monsoon

Several popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra state, India, are badly affected by monsoon rains and floods. Plan your travel accordingly and check weather forcasts and travel advisories before going.

While an annual thing, this year, monsoon floods in Maharashtra are worse that usually. Kolhapur, Solapur, Pune and Mahabaleshwar are the areas that are affected most.

Kolhapur, sitting on the banks of the Panchaganga River and known for its ancient temples, has 204 out of its 1234 villages flooded. In the city itself, flood waters entered the lower stories of the buildings.

In Solapur, close to the border with Karnataka, over 2500 people had to be relocated to safer spots as the water levels in the river rose after the discharge of water from the flooded Ujani Dam. 

Pune, home to many notable Hindu temples and Maharashtra's second largest city, suffers from rain with many residents stuck in their homes.

Even the popular hill station of Mahabaleshwar is best avoided at the moment. Fondly dubbed the strawberry bowl of India, Mahabaleshwar is almost inaccessible due to landslides and heavy rainfall on the roads leading to this destination with tourists stuck there. Rescue operations are underway to evacuate people. 




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