Maharashtra Tourism

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Kates point beautiful view of valley and mountains

Kates point beautiful view of valley and mountains  Video Review
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Kate's Point

Shrenik Jain
18th Dec 17

Cool breeze and small kinda lake

Cool breeze and small kinda lake  Video Review
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Upvan Lake

K Sharma
4th Nov 17

Upvan lake, best place to relax in the evenings

Upvan lake, best place to relax in the evenings  Video Review
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Upvan Lake

Anusha sharma
4th Nov 17

Beautiful

Beautiful  Video Review
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Lingamala Falls

Ankita Sharma
5th Aug 17

Nice place

Nice place  Video Review
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Kailash Temple

Devanshu Chaudhari
1st Aug 17

Aga Khan Palace Pune

Aga Khan Palace Pune  Video Review
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Aga Khan Palace

Tejas
15th Jul 17

Good Fort

Good Fort  Video Review
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Kulaba Fort

Ca bhavik Shah
13th Mar 17

Naldurg Fort

Naldurg Fort  Video Review
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Naldurg Fort

Indranil Aditya
14th Jan 18

Shahu Palace

Shahu Palace  Video Review
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Shahuji Chhatrapati Museum

Umesh Bhonkar
1st Jan 18

Nice Place of Ambarkhana

Nice Place of Ambarkhana  Video Review
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Ambarkhana Fort

Ajit More
30th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Maharashtra

1Lavasa: Amidst luscious verdant slopes
Lavasa: Amidst luscious verdant slopes

Lavasa is among the first planned cities in India, located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. It is popular because of the mountains and valleys that surround the region. HolidayIQ reviewer Keith says, "A fantastic city built around water, has 3 major hotels, a whole senior citizen's complex with beautiful row houses and bungalows, has their own security services, fire brigade station, hotel management and business management schools, a beautiful promenade, adventure sports and various other activities."

Must-see: Boating point, Varasgaon Dam

How to reach:

By Train: The closest railway station to Lavasa is Pune Railway which is 65km away.

 By Flight: the best way is to fly to Pune which is the closest airport to Lavasa.

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2Wai - The Village Where Many Portions Of Swades Were Shot
Wai - The Village Where Many Portions Of Swades Were Shot

Wai is a quaint serene village near Satara in Maharashtra where many scenes of Swades were shot. This place is a must visit if you are looking for some peace and quiet. Also known as Dakshin Kashi, it is famous for its temples and its seven ghats. The most famous attraction of Wai is the Wai Ganapati temple, which is dedicated to Lord Dholya Ganapati. 

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3Pitalkhora caves, Maharashtra
Pitalkhora caves, Maharashtra

HolidayIQ reviewer Mandar Kate says "Maharashtra is the one of the most captivating states in India

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4Goan Nevri, Konkan
Goan Nevri, Konkan

Nevri is a Konkani sweet that is quite similar to a Karanji from Maharashtra or Gujiya from Uttar Pradesh. It is stuffed with a grated coconut along with almonds. Karanjis are made especially during Diwali, at least in South India and are a significant item. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “Pune is a foodie’s paradise. Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of their cuisine. When in Pune do not miss to try the local dishes like misal pav, puran poli, Pithla bhakri, Panipuri, Bhelpuri, and Pav Bhaji. There are a great number of eating joints in Pune.”

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5The Irresistible Zunka Bhakri
The Irresistible Zunka Bhakri

Zunka Junka Pitla is a popular dish from Maharashtra and is popularly known as pitla bhakri or pitla. This rural Maharashtrian dish is made with besan and seasoned with cumin seeds, ajwain and other spices. Pitla is usually eaten with bhakri, flat bread made from either jowar or bajra.

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Amrutkar says, “Food available like Zunka-Bhakri, curd, onion chutney. Do not miss this food when you go to Pune.”

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Reviews (21)

Seetha rama murthy

Seetha rama murthy5.0/5

5 reviews

Maharashtra potholing tour

We have planned to complete this potholing tour within six days. Accordingly myself with my wife and my friend family, total of four undertook this journey of 6 days. Initially on first day, visited, Pandarpur and 2nd day visited Kolhapur and on third day Mahabaleshwar, on fourth day Bhimasankaram potholing and on the same day evening attended Aarati and Darshsn in Shirdi and on fifthday visited Grishneswar potholing and Aud Nagnath temple and on 6th day, had darshsn of Parli-Vaijnath Shiva bhagvan and by evening returned bavk to our destinstion, Hyderabad. In entire tour. Accommodation booked in advance and also darshan where ever available. Had no problem in the tour and the trio concluded as par our itinerary planned in advance.

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Tushar valavi

Tushar valavi5.0/5

4 reviews

Fabulous

Stay was excellent. But to reach there its lot of efforts to take. I booked the hotel first and then was looking for taxi or cab. But no one was ready to stay and plus they took doubt fare charges. Although the hotel was pretty cook, the spa, massage etc charges were very higt.

Recommended Duration in Maharashtra

Number of days to spend in Maharashtra as recommended by our travellers.

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Maharashtra Overview

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.  

Photos of Maharashtra

Maharashtra, Maharashtra

Photo by

Vidyadhar Sawant

Palasdari Waterfalls
Maharashtra, Maharashtra

Photo by

Sandeep Asthana

Picturesque location at Ghoti ghati
Maharashtra, Maharashtra

Photo by

Nitin babar

Excellent resort with an amazing sea view

There is so much to see in Maharashtra.

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