a warm welcome to maharashtra

‘ नमस्कार,महाराष्ट्राला उज्ज्वल स्वागत

Maharashtra is a state in the central western region of India. This is the third-largest state by area & the second most populated state in India. Maharashtra is the home of Bollywood, which is one of the largest film industries in the world. Mumbai, the capital of Maharastra is also called as the commercial capital of India. There are lots of tourist places in Maharashtra, from famous heritage sites to beaches, temples to hill stations. Maharashtra is the second most visited Indian state by foreigners.

Tourist places in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, The City of Dreams is the capital city of Maharashtra.
This is an entertainment and commercial capital of India. Being the wealthiest city in India with the highest number of billionaires, this is also one of the best tourist places in India. Mumbai has been a part of many major dynasties including the Maurya, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, and Marathas. Mumbai is a very vibrant city with the mix of traditional and the modern living style. There are lots of monumental buildings, beaches, galleries, religious places located in Mumbai.
The best time to visit Mumbai is between September and March.

Places to visit :
Gateway of India, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Chowpatty, Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves, Kanheri Caves, Haji Ali Darga, Siddivinayaka Temple, Juhu Beach, Marve Beach, Film City.

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Aurangabad is named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. With lots of heritage sites in Aurangabad, this is a famous tourist destination. Aurangabad is declared as the tourism capital of Maharashtra. The city is full of many historical monuments. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves are located here. You can also find many museums, temples, and mosques in Aurangabad.

Places to visit :
Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, Aurangabad Caves, Pitalkhora Caves, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Bibi ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Jama Masjid, Panchakki, and the 52 gates are the important tourist attractions in Aurangabad.

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Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Pune is the 8th largest metropolitan city in India and the second largest city in Maharashtra. With lots of magnificent historical monuments from the Maratha period, Pune is one of the most famous tourist places in Maharashtra. The 8th-century Pataleshwar Cave Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva is in Pune. Pune is also best known for automobile industries, manufacturing industries, IT and also many famous educational institutions. The climate in Pune is the best throughout the year. The best time to visit the city is from September to February

Places to visit :
Sinhagad, Parvati Hill, Shaniwar Wada,  Aga Khan Palace, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Osho Ashram, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Rajgad Fort

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Mahabaleshwar is a popular & highest hill Station located in Satara district of Maharashtra. This is listed in the top tourist destinations of India. With beautiful landscapes, lovely views and pleasant temperatures throughout the year, Mahabaleshwar attracts lots of tourists. Having lots of beautiful strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar, It is called ‘The land of Strawberries’. There are also farms of mulberries, raspberries, and gooseberries. There are lots of tourist attractions in Mahabaleshwar like temples, lakes, forts and much more. Mahabaleshwar is also a pilgrimage center for the devotees of Lord Shiva.
The best time would be from June to October.

Places to visit :
Mahabaleshwar Temple, Morarji Castle, Mount Malcolm, Rajpuri Caves, Wilson Point, Pratapgad Fort, Panch Ganga Temple, Venna Lake, Lingamala Falls, Panchgani.

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Nashik is an ancient holy city in Maharashtra, located on the banks of the river Godavari. Nashik is one of the popular pilgrimage places to visit in Maharashtra. It is believed that Nasik has connections with the great Hindu epic, Ramayana. With lots of vineyards in Nashik, It’s been called as the Wine Capital of India. Nasik is well-known for its temples as well as scenic beauty. Nashik is the venue for the famous Kumbh Mela, which is held once in every 12 years.
The best time to visit Nashik is from October to March.

Places to visit :
Panchavati , Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir , Sinnar, Anjaneri, Trimbakeshwar, Panchavati, Someshwar, Ram Kund, Muktidham Temple, Coin Museum, Pandavleni Caves, Bhandardara.

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Lonavala & Khandala are two famous & beautiful hill stations surrounded by green valleys in Pune district of Maharashtra. These are also among the best tourist places to visit near Mumbai & Pune. Lonavala & Khandala are a must visit tourist place who love nature and adventurous locations like dense forests, waterfalls, cave, forts. Lonavala & Khandala are frequently visited by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers. These places are the best places to be visited during monsoons.

Places to visit :
Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Bedsa Caves, Kune Falls, Zenith Waterfall
Aadoshi Range of Waterfalls, Lohagad Fort, Visapur Fort, Tung Fort, Korigad Fort, Tikona Fort, Rajmachi Point, Valvan Dam, Lonavala Lake, Tiger’s Leap, Rajmachi Fort, Bhushi Dam, Lion’s point, Ekvira, Duke’s Nose

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Ratnagiri is a district with a beautiful port city and also is the district headquarters on Arabian Sea coast in the southwestern part of Maharashtra. The beach on one side and the beautiful hills of Sahyadri range, Ratnagiri is amongst the top places to visit in Maharashtra. The major attractions of Ratnagiri are beaches, waterfalls, monuments, caves and lot more. Spend your vacation with your loved ones in Ratnagiri and make it memorable.  Ratanagiri is the home for king of Indian mangoes – Alhponso

Places to visit :
Mandvi Beach, Pawas Beach, Ganeshghule Beach, Bhatye Beach and Ganpatipule Beach are all famous beaches in Ratanagiri. Thiba Palace, Ratnadurg Fort, Ganpatipule Temple, Devgad Fort, Marleshwar Temple & Waterfalls, Vijaydurg Fort, Jaigad Fort & Lighthouse, Near Ganpatipule 

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Matheran is a small hill station in Raigad district of Maharashtra. This is listed in the popular hill station list and the best monsoon destinations. The famous Matheran hill railway is being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Private vehicles are not allowed to Matheran town. This is the only one automobile-free hill station in Asia. Matheran is famous for activities like mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, camping etc.

Places to visit :
There are nearly 40 viewing points in Matheran. Some of them are Louisa Point, Porcupine Point, Panorama Point, Alexander Point, Echo Point, Monkey Point, One Tree Hill Point, Garbett Point / Garbut Point, King George Point, Little Chowk Point, Heart Point etc.
other places are
Charlotte Lake, Paymaster Park, Panthers’ Caves, Vikatgad / Peb Fort

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Kolhapur is a city located on the banks of the Panchaganga River, in the west Indian state of Maharashtra. Kolhapur with lots of ancient importance, this is one of the hidden sights of Maharashtra. This place is known for its ancient and famous temples, like Mahalakshmi Temple, which is most visited Hindu pilgrimage place. Kolhapur is also famous for pottery works, jewelry, craft works, wood carving etc.

Places to visit :
Mahalaxmi Temple, Lord Ganesh  85 feet idol, The Tara Rani equestrian statue, bronze statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar, New Palace, Rankala Lake, Radhanagari Dam, Laxmi Narayan Mandir.

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Shirdi is a small pilgrimage town located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Shirdi is famous for the shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba. Sai Baba is one the great saints of India. Shirdi Temple is one of the richest temples in India. Shani Shingnapur is also a famous temple in Shirdi

 

Places to visit :
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Shani Shingnapur, Sai Heritage Village Khandoba Mandir, Maruti Temple.