The best time to visit Maharashtra depends on the destination and activity. Coastal areas like Mumbai and Goa are best visited in winter (November-February) to avoid the heat and humidity of summer. Hill stations like Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala are best visited in monsoon (June-September) when the hills turn lush green and waterfalls come alive. Wildlife sanctuaries like Tadoba and Pench are best visited in winter and summer (December-June) when the weather is mild and animals can be easily spotted. Cultural destinations like Aurangabad and Ajanta-Ellora can be visited year-round, but winter and monsoon are more pleasant.