Since Malegaon lies on the Mumbai - Agra National Highway No: 3, it is very well-connected to some of the most important cities of India. Apart from this fact, it is also very true that some of the most picaresque and beautiful cities of Maharashtra are located very close to Malegaon and can easily be visited during weekends. Some of the cities that can be visited during the weekends from Malegaon have been detailed below.
Nanded lies at a distance of 329 kilometers from Malegaon. It is a bustling town located on the Godavari River bank and is very famous for the splendid Sachkhand Gurudwara. This city served as an important center of Sanskrit learning in the past and since it was the dominion of Ashoka, the mighty ruler, it also stands as a place for urban activity.
The city holds great religious significance for the Sikhs because Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs visited Nanded during the final days of his life. The Guru Granth Sahib was also declared in Nanded. The city of Nanded also possesses a very rich heritage of dynasties and rulers and it is only because of this reason that a great multitude of cultural and religious communities co-exist in this city.
Khandala lies at a distance of 65 kilometers from Malegaon and it serves to be a great tourist destination for people in India. Khandala is a city that is set in the middle of the Sahyadri Hills and the serenity of this city is maintained by a large number of uncharted and surreal quaint spots. Khandala is a wonderful hill station that lies very close to Malegaon and even Mumbai and serves to be a delightful place for trekkers. Khandala is a very popular hill station in Maharashtra because of its possession of trekking tracks, unexplored waterfalls, scenic paths or a walk and narrow roads. The lohagad fort has a scenic look with lush green vegetation growing around it, which makes it worthy of capturing it through your camera lenses.
Bhandardara lies at a distance of 140 kilometers from Malegaon and it is a town in Maharashtra that is nestled in a calm and serene environment. Bhandardara is considered to be a paradise for tourists because of the lush greenery, the beautiful landscape, the amazing trekking tracks and the gushing waterfalls that it possesses. The city of Bhandardara is located against a backdrop of mountains and serves as the perfect hangout for relaxed moments that people love to spend away from the chaos of the city. This city consists of several magnificent forts and historical temples and it can be visited all round the year though the best season to visit Bhandardara is the monsoon season. Bhandardara Lake and Mount Kalsubai are the best attractions of the city.
Silvassa lies at a distance of 166 kilometers from Malegaon and is considered to be an important center of Portuguese invasion in India. The city is set in a serene and calm tranquility of green, pure and clean environment and is widely visited by adventure seekers and trekkers. The city possesses a number of beautiful gardens and at the same time it is also known for deer parks and lion safaris. Portuguese heritage is evenly spread throughout the city and it even possesses a Roman Catholic Church that depicts the architectural design of the Portuguese. Madhuban Dam is another tourist attraction in Silvassa that serves as a picnic spot.
Matheran is a serene and quite hill station that lies at a distance of 219 kilometers from Malegaon. This hill station serves as a great weekend getaway from Malegaon that has been very successful in maintaining its natural and pristine ambiance. A very unique feature found in this town is that there are no vehicles allowed in this town in order to conserve the precious eco-system. Some of the major tourist destinations in Matheran include Charlotte Lake and Matheran Bazaar.
Panvel is an important historical city in Maharashtra that lies at a distance of 230 kilometers from Malegaon and it boasts of having the oldest civilization in India around three thousand years back. There are a number of beautiful tourist spots in the city like Zenith falls, bird sanctuary and a good number of temples as well. Panvel is a place worth visiting in the city of Malegaon.