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Maharashtra is one of the largest as well as one of the most popular states of India (in terms of tourism). It is home to a large number of attractions,

drawn by which people come here on sightseeing tours. The state, with its lush green locales, picturesque hill stations, exotic beaches and rich wildlife, is surely a nature lover's paradise. Add to this, the numerous historical monuments, rock cut caves and religious shrines Maharashtra offers and you have a variety of reasons to plan a holiday trip to the magnificent land.

A heaven for the nature lovers, Maharastra is overcrowded with many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Mahim Nature Park ,Karnala Bird Sanctuary,Melghat Tiger Reserve ,Borivali Wildlife Park,Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary,The Sanjay Gandhi National Park  are the most well-known wildlife places in Maharastra

Geography - Bordering on the Indian Ocean in the west, Maharashtra occupies the western and central areas of the subcontinent and extends over the Sahyadri Mountains.The state extends between the latitudes 15.6° North and 22.1° North and longitudes 72.6° East and 80.9° East. Eastwards, the hill country falls in steps through a transitional area known as Mawal to the plateau level. It is the land which is the third largest state (in area).  It covers an area of 308,000 km and is bordered by the states of Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, Karnataka to the south and Goa to the southwest. In northwest, the state of Gujarat lies, with the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in between the borders. The state of Maharashtra forms a huge irregular triangle with its base on the west coast of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Forests comprising 17% of the state area cover the eastern region and the Sahyadri Range.

History – The name Maharashtra derived from "rathi" or "chariot driver" has its close affinity with the occupation of the inhabitants used to exist there who assembled to form the "fighting force" and used to be known as " maharathis". Maharashtra has a valiant history, which still murmurs the enigmatic aura of the state. The history of Maharashtra can actually be classified into five broad periods like Pre-medieval, Islamic Rule, The Rise of the Marathas, The Peshwas and the British rule.

After India unchained herself from the clutches of the British Raj, the political scenario of Maharashtra has undergone certain changes. Several states are annexed and the former disintegrated princely states were consolidated to form an integrated whole of the present Maharashtra.

In 1960, under the Bombay Reorganization Act, Maharashtra and Gujarat were recognized legally as the separate states and the present state of Maharashtra came into being with Bombay as its capital. The post independence history of Maharashtra comprises the period from the attainment of independence to the final separation and integration of the states. The post independence era prompts the social and economic policies adopted by the government for the welfare of the state.

Culture - Maharashtra, the land of charismatic Marathas, unfolds the legend of diverse culture and tradition, keeping in pace with the modernity. Maharashtra is blessed with a rich and diversified cultural heritage. t has been reflected through its, forts, caves, palaces known for its rich history, its Saints, philosophers, music, handicrafts and its festivals with all their colourful rituals and traditions, all of which amalgamate together to give a true reflection of Maharashtrian Culture.

Maharashtra festivals, are a tribute to its rich culture and legacy. Ganesh Festival, Gokul Ashtami, Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Padwa etc. provide a common platform for people from all walks of life to interact with one another.  Food is God and should be worshipped, it is well known by the people of Maharashtra.  All non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes are eaten with boiled rice or with bhakris, which are soft rotis made of rice flour. Special rice puris called vada and amboli, which is a pancake made of fermented rice, urad dal, and semolina, are also eaten as a part of the main meal.

Language – Marathi, Hindi and English is well known by the people of Maharashtra.

Must See Maharashtra

Akola Amravati Nandurbar
Buldhana Washim Nashik
Yavatmal Aurangabad Bhandara<
Beed Hingoli Gadchiroli
Jalna Latur Chandrapur
Nanded Osmanabad Gondiya
Parbhani Mumbai City Nagpur
Mumbai Suburbun Raigad Wardha
Ratnagiri Sindhudurg Kolhapur
Thane Ahmednagar Pune
Dhule Jalgaon Sangli
Satara Solapur

Additional Info

  • Aurangabad
  • Matheran
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Panchgani
  • Khandala
  • Lonavala
  • Konkan
  • Pune


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