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Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra is located on the west coast of India and reaches deep into the centre of peninsular India. Maharashtra shares it is borders with Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Goa. The coastal strip along the Arabian Sea, flanked by the hills called Western Ghats on the east is a culturally distinct region called Konkan. Commercially, Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur are the best-developed cities.

 

Mumbai, or Bombay, is the capital of Maharashtra, the biggest metropolis and the financial capital of India, with the country's biggest stock exchange. The coastal city occupies land reclaimed from what used to be seven separate islands. Cosmopolitan Mumbai is home to all: from fishmongers to the country's topmost industrialists; from colonial buildings like the Gateway of India or Victoria Terminus to vibrant pubs and night-life; from dwindling ethnic communities like Parsis to the ever-growing Hindi film industry popularly called Bollywood.

 

Maharashtra is known for its caves, some of which date back to 200 BC. The Buddhist paintings in the rock-cut Ajanta and Ellora caves (Aurangabad district) are World Heritage sites. Closer to Mumbai in the Sahyadri hills are the hill stations of Matheran, Lonvala and Panchgani cool places to retreat to when the plains and coast of Maharashtra become hot and humid. Maharashtra also has its important religious places: the town Pandharpur is the shrine of Vithoba, Maharashtra's most popular saint; Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Aurangabad is the seat of India's most famous 20th-century holy figure; the city of Nashik is one of the four places in India where the great Kumbh Mela is held.

 

The Konkan Coast offers some of the more unspoilt beaches in the country and huge sea-forts made by Marathas in the 18th centruy: Kolaba Fort at Alibaug Beach, Murud-Janjira Fort at Murud Beach, Sindhudurg Fort at Tarkarli Beach. These coastal sites are conveniently connected by the Konkan Railway.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi, in the month of August, the day when the Elephant-headed Lord Ganesha was born, is the most celebrated festival in Maharashtra.

 

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Maharashtra Traveller Reviews

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Parag Joshi

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  • Parag Joshi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 51 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  17636 readers

"Amazing place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2016
Maharashtra has variety of beauty in its parts. Let me explain it part wise.

Kokan-It is the west coast of Maharashtra. There are numbers of beautiful beaches and villages where one can stay for long time.

Vidharbh-Many wildlife sanctuaries are there like Tadoba, Navegaon bandh etc. Also religious places like Dikshabhumi, Shegaon are in Vidharbh.

Marathwada-UNESCO sites such as Ellora-Ajanta caves.

3 jyotirlinga are there in Maharashtra. Also Maharashtra has great Sahyadris and Western Ghats. Therefore its nice place for nature lovers and trekkers.

Pune, Mumbai & Nashik are best cities in Maharashtra, which has number of religious places and natural beauty.
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Dhaval Karetha

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  • Dhaval Karetha
  • Lives in Keshod
  • 3 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  10405 readers

"Imagica the dream Land!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
This is wonderful place. I was having full day to visit and still was not able to see each and every part of it. Its a must visit place in India. Nitro and Scream Machine are the attraction of park. Mr. India ride will give you the best experience one ever had in India. Armada the The sailor's restaurant is one of the attraction. And the Good thing is that each and every place is the Photography destination.
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  • 4 votes

Sarla Tantarpally

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  • Sarla Tantarpally
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3721 readers

"Good place & best in all season"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
It was a good trip to Maharashtra. Had a great time with family. It's a one of the city for a holiday. Bombay is the main city which adds more value for the state. The people over there are well developed.
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Rajendra Prasad

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  • Rajendra Prasad
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5471 readers

"Overall it was a best place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2015
Awesome place mainly Shiridi is the most nice place and peacefully place and also the side villages are also the good ones. The cab drivers are in such a speed that we can reach our destinations easily and more quickly. The hotels, weather will be suitable.
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Gaurav Villecha

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  • Gaurav Villecha
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  •  5619 readers

"Awesome destination & tour-Maharashtra"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2015
Last few days before I went to Panchgani & Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. Its the best vacation it ever had, everything green. And did camping for 4 days. The air was 100% fresh as everywhere there were huge green trees. There were many points to see in Maharashtra. Panchgani was the best trip I ever had.
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Mandar Kate

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  • Mandar Kate
  • 1 Review
  •  4990 readers

"Maharashtra, a very good state to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2015
Maharashtra is the one of the best state in India which is 100 percent secure for every visitor which are also from India or out of India. There are too many places available for visit and for enjoy holidays in Maharashtra. Maharashtras marathi sanskriti is very best in the country overall Maharashtra is the best state for everyone. Hats off for Maharashtra.
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Pravin Ghule

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  • Pravin Ghule
  • Lives in Kolhapur
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  • 22 Reviews
  •  168 helpful votes
  •  40534 readers

"A complete trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2014
Maharashtra located in central India has everything a traveler want. From amazing Mumbai and Ionian areas to Mahabaleshwar, Ashtavinayak Darshan. From ajanta and ellora to tadoba. Visual treat with tasty food and good connectivity with good people.
Must see places
- Marine drive, CST, Jugular beach, Siddhivinayak temple
-essel world, Matheran, Malshej That, Alibaug
- lonavala, mahabaleshwar, Ashtavinayak, pandharpur
-ellora and ajanta, ghrishneshwar and daulatabad fort
-tadoba, Nagpur,
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Manasa Reddy

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  • Manasa Reddy
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  18721 readers

"A nice place for every one"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2014
Infact a trip to Maharashtra will please all the youngsters as well as elders. It's because people who like to have trip romantically and of course for the people who go on a religious and relaxed trip can visit a number of places here. We can see many old forts, mughal gardens around and many number of piligrimage places like temples. Many wonderful scenaric places like MAHABHALESWAR, LONAVALA, KAHADALA and many more romantic places are there for newly married couple to enjoy the nature. It is just an awesome trip with no words to describe. Finally undoubtedly we can go to all the places to visit in and around maharashtra with a great enthu.
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Sabu T

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  • Sabu T
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  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 5 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  19716 readers

"Very good experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 21, 2014
The Konkan is a coastal strip of land bounded by the Sahyadri hills on the east, and Arabian Sea on the west. It is a land where mythology breathes side by side with economic growth, a land with rich mineral resources, dense forest cover and a landscape fringed with paddy, coconut and mango trees. The formidable terrain to be conquered and the short construction period meant that the project could only be completed with the help of several technological innovations. Try Alphosa mango juice and ethnic food
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  • 10 votes

Swapnil Oak

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  • Swapnil Oak
  • 2 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"a lovable and memorable experience in my life"

  • Posted May 29, 2013
All sight scenes were good. One drawback is that no place for shopping nearby to it and travelling to resort is also critical one so must have own car while going there

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No nearby place for shopping.

Activities & things to do: Not more to do there.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Good spot new married couple should visit once.
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