If you want to explore and experience diverse metropolitan culture, then Maharashtra is a perfect place to go.
Maharashtra is an Indian state situated in western region of India. Maharashtra is one of most industrialized states in India and a testimony to this fact is that it contributes about 15% of India’s industrial output & more than 13% of its GDP. Maharashtra is home to several important cities of India such as Mumbai, Nasik, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad. Tourism in Maharashtra is very popular and tourists from all over India come to visit this beautiful state and its more than beautiful places. Caves, shrines, forts, hill stations, waterfalls, beaches, sanctuaries and adventure sports are some of tourists’ delight in Maharashtra which attract tourists and eventually help in promote Maharashtra tourism.
Maharashtra is home to various heritage sites such as Ajanta and Ellora caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus and Elephanta caves which are three of several must visit Maharashtra tourist places. Other than heritage sites, there are number of places to visit in Maharashtra. Some of them are as follows:
- Mumbai: Being capital of Maharashtra, financial capital of India and home to India’s Bollywood film industry, Mumbai is one of most important cities of India and, needless to say, of Maharashtra as well. Known for its fast-paced lifestyle, pulsating nightlife, pubs, beaches, theatres, food delicacies, exclusive markets for shopaholics; Mumbai is often the first place tourists visit when they decide to start visiting tourist places in Maharashtra.
- Shirdi: It is a small town in Maharashtra which is totally dedicated to popular saint Sai Baba, who is also known as child of God. Devotees visit Shirdi because of its huge religious importance.
- Ajanta and Ellora caves: Ajanta and Ellora caves are situated near Aurangabad. Ajanta caves are known for its sculptures and paintings while Ellora caves are well-known for its astonishing architecture.
- Tadoba national park: if you want to visit best place in India to see a tiger, then you must visit Tadoba national park situated in Chandrapur district. It is Maharashtra’s largest and oldest national park.
Beaches in Maharashtra is one of ideal mixtures of sand, surf and sun over a coastline as long as 720 km. Near perfect coastal climate of Maharashtra makes it easier for commuters to travel across the state and enjoy the beaches. Some of great beaches in Maharashtra are juhu beach, gorai beach, arangal beach, manori beach, bordi beach, madh island beach, arnala beach and alibag beach etc.
Maharashtra is blessed with plenty of hill stations which show how diverse this state is. Hill stations in Maharashtra offer calm, clean and a refreshing substitute to city life. Mumbai serves as a perfect gateway to connect hill stations via rail, air or road to other cities. Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonavala, Amboli, Malshej ghat and Bhandardara are some of important hill station that you may visit. Hill stations can serve as a perfect picnic spot for you and your family.