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5 Interesting Facts About Maharashtra That Will Blow Your Mind

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Located on the west coast, reaching into the centre of peninsular India is the state of Maharashtra. Here are some interesting facts about the state.

5 Interesting Facts About Maharashtra That Will Blow Your Mind:

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Rankala Lake, Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
  3. Lonar Lake, Lonar (Maharashtra)
  4. Shani Shingnapur, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

1. The State Of Maharashtra Was Formed On 1st May, 1960

The State Of Maharashtra Was Formed On 1st May, 1960source: wikimedia.org/

Maharashtra Day commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960. Maharashtra Day is commonly associated with parades and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history and traditions of Maharashtra.

HolidayIQ traveller Pravin Ghule from Kolhapur shares, “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.”

2. The Rankala Lake In Kolhapur Is Considered To Be The Oldest Lake In The State

The Rankala Lake In Kolhapur Is Considered To Be The Oldest Lake In The Statesource: kolhapurtourism.org

Rankala Lake is a picturesque lake in the Kolhapur District of the state of Maharashtra in western India. Prior to the 8th century this historical place was just a stone quarry. In the earthquake which took place sometime in the 9th century some natural structural change took place in the quarry. Water started accumulating in this quarry due to opening of an underground source. This accumulated water is today’s famous Rankala Lake.

HolidayIQ traveller Surabhi Palyal from Mumbai shares, “Rankala Lake offers a lovely view of the sunset, coloured with an amazing view of the lake and the serene beauty of the sky. Boating facilities are also available along with a lot of food stalls for visitors. A must visit during evening if you are in Kolhapur.”

3. The Lonar Lake Was Formed Because Of Meteorite Hit

The Lonar Lake Was Formed Because Of Meteorite Hitsource: indiamarks.com

Lonar Lake is a saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India, which was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Age. It is theorised that the chemical constituents of the meteor along with the regional soil, give the lake both saline and alkaline properties at different points.

HolidayIQ traveller Kalpana Thakur shares, “Lonar Lake, a total surprize pack to me. A natural lake which has most salty water, that we can't gargle even, area is large & surrounded with jungle of babhul, nim etc. There are lots of monkeys on the way. Many birds are whistling. When we go there in the start of monsoon & peacocks are calling, "MIO' "MIO' for rain we enjoy that, took snaps of jungle, lake & mandir. We can go for family trip or one day picnic from Aurangabad. Only some tourist were there at that time. Regional people easily climbing the hill /step down hill with luggage or wooden sticks, grass etc. Lake view from MTDC hotel is beautiful and it is a nice place for trekking, sightseeing, wondering in jungle & of course for Photography.”

4. There Are No Doors At Houses In Shani Shingnapur

There Are No Doors At Houses In Shani Shingnapursource: shanidev.com

Shani Shingnapur is a village where there are no door frames and locks in homes. Natives believe that Shani Dev protect them and their houses from any kind of theft or crime.

HolidayIQ traveller Madhu Maddy from Bijapur shares, “Shani shingnapur is around 75 km far from Shirdi on the way to Bangalore. There is a place called Rahuri around 50 far from Shirdi where you have to take left turn and from there you have 25 km approximately. In this place you can notice that all the shops are without doors because they have the believe that no rubbery will be taken place. You will be confused after seeing the temple because the god doesn't have any particular temple it is in open space where everyone can see. They will donate some crude oil as it's favourite to good Shani.”

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5. The First Train In India Ran Between Mumbai To Thane On 16 April, 1853

The First Train In India Ran Between Mumbai To Thane On 16 April, 1853source: intoday.in

The Mumbai Suburban Railway is an offshoot of the first railway to be built by the British in India, and is also the oldest railway system in Asia. The first train ran between Bori Bunder (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and Thane, a distance of 34 km, on 16 April 1853 at 3:35 pm.

HolidayIQ traveller Mandar Kate shares, “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. Maharashtra's marathi sanskriti is very best in the country overall Maharashtra is the best state for everyone. Hats off for Maharashtra.”

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