Imagine a place where you can find historical monuments dating back to thousands of years and a modern bustling metropolis at the same time. A place where you can find misty mountains and some of the finest vineyards located side by side. A place where the diversity of wildlife is truly enchanting. Yes, there is such a place, and it's called Maharashtra. This Maharashtra travel guide will aid you in exploring this wonderful state.
Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra is India’s economic heartthrob with the country's oldest stock market located here. India's colorful film industry, Bollywood is also located here. Maharashtra's trip plan is incomplete without a visit to Mumbai. You might just spot a superstar running on the famous Juhu beach here if you happen to go for a morning walk. Do not forget to visit this place in the evening. You will have the experience of a lifetime eating all the wonderful delicacies like Bhel Puri and Pani Puri here. Visit the historic gateway of India here and spend an evening setting the romantic Marine drive in the maximum city.
In Maharashtra, you shall find mystifying sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora. Experience another era as you explore these caves. Maharashtra is the home to many revered places where all your desires get fulfilled. One can pay homage and seek blessings in the various popular temples, mosques, and churches of Maharashtra like Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Mahalakshmi Temple, Cathedral of the Holy name, Shri Shirdi Sai Dham and many others.
It is a paradise for the nature lovers and shutterbugs. One can experience the thrilling beauty of nature in the Western Ghats which still lures nature lovers who can visit here and spot some of the new species of plants and animals.
Another famous place in Mahabaleshwar which holds the record of being one of the wettest places in India. This hill station outperformed Cherrapunji in terms of rainfall. Scenic mountains and lush green nature await you at this hill station. Another hill station worth visiting in Maharashtra is the Matheran. Built by the British as their summer holiday retreat, this small hill station has everything to make your holiday a perfect one. Dotted with the picture-perfect views, horse rides, cool weather, and even a toy train. One can partake in several adventure activities here such as trekking, waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, zip-lining, and many more things that can quench your thirst for adventure.
Pune, a cosmopolitan city located in western Maharashtra is famous for Osho Ashram. Many people visit the Osho Ashram in search of peace and tranquility and they don’t get disappointed. Nashik is another place worth visiting place in Maharashtra. It is one of the most beautiful cities in India organizes the Kumbh Mela every 12 years which lures a large number of pilgrims across the country. According to the Hindu scriptures Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lakshman stayed here during their exile. Today the city is famous for its vineyards.
History buffs can pay a visit here and explore the various ancient forts built by the Great Maratha ruler Shivaji and his successors which are scattered all over Maharashtra. It is home to a plethora of famous tourist attractions adorned by the beautiful Sahyadri ranges. There is a never-ending list of places to explore in Maharashtra which can make your visit here a memorable experience.