Maharashtra Tourist Places and Travel Attractions


Maharashtra is one of the major industrial states of the country, boasting of Mumbai, the first city of India, one of the world’s truly great cosmopolitan metropolises. Carves and temples with artistic embellishments of unimaginable beauty mark the land and attest to the skill of a cultured people.

It is the third largest state in the country. Naturally bounded by its physical features, the region is one of remarkable diversity with the 700 kms long narrow Konkan Coast, the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and the dry deciduous zones of the Vidarbha. It is a land of old fortresses, rock cut caves rich with murals and sculpture, of beautiful hill resorts and beaches and various animals and birds sanctuaries. Its capital Mumbai makes it not only one of the most important states economical, but also a major arrival point for overseas.

When to visit: September to March

Airports: Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Akola, Kolhapur, Nanded, Ratnagiri, Solapur

Places of Interest

Ahmadnagar: Fort, Muslim Tombs.

Ajanta: Frescoes ans sculpture in Buddhist caves, Zenith of Indian Art.

Akoli: Hot-springs Spa, Ashram, Temples.

Alibag: Beach

Amboli: Hill station, Fishing, Picnic spot, Bauxite mines.

Amravati: Temples, biggest cotton market in India.

Aundah: Hindu pilgrim centre, Temples.

Aurangabad: Historical city full of Mughal Monuments, Buddhist Cave Temples, Silks, Watermill, Tombs.

Daulatabad: Historical Fort.

Ellora: Cave-shrines of all faiths, magnificent Sculpture.

Khuldabad: Muslim tombs.

Bhandardara: Hill station, Dam-site holiday camp, Temple, Fort, Lake, Waterfalls, Bird sanctuary.

Mumbai: Museums, Hanging Gardens, Temples, Cuisine, Financial capital of India, India’s Hollywood, Planetarium, Beaches, Tombs, Race-course.

Borivili: Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

Elephanta: Hindu cave Temples, Sculpture.

Juhu: Beach.

Kanheri: Buddhist tombs.

Marve: Beaches

Versova: Beach.

Chaul: Ancient town, Forts.

Chikhaldara: Hill station, Fort.

Gaurhpuri: Hot springs, Ashrams.

Kolhapur: Palaces, Pilgrim centre, Leather Footwear.

Karla: Cave shrines, largest collection of Chaitya caves, Carvings, Forts.

Khandala: Hill station, Waterfalls.

Mahabaleshwar: Hill resort, Temples, Lake, Boating, Fishing, Waterfalls, Golf-course, Jams & Fruits juices.

Matheran: Hill resort, Toy train, Lake, Caves.

Morgaon: Hindu pilgrim centre.

Murud: Beach, Island Fortress, Palace.

Nagpur: ‘Orange Capital’ Fort, Gardens.

Ramtek: Hindu pilgrim centre, Lakes.

Nanded: Sikh pilgrim centre, Fort.

Nashik: Major Hindu pilgrim centre, Caves, Kumbh Mela (once in 12 years).

Paithan: Pilgrim centre, Temples, Handloom silks.

Panchgani: Hill station.

Pandharpur: Hindu pilgrim centre.

Pune: Palaces, Temples, Museums, Film Gliding, Memorials, Caves.

Porandhar: Fort, Hill station.

Rajgarh: Fort, Shivaji’s Samadhi, Lake, Hiking.

Ratnagiri: Beaches, Fort, Mangoes.

Satara: Palace, Forts, Museum.

Shridi: Mosque, Shrines, associated with Shri Sai Baba.

Shivneri: Fort, Birth place of Shivaji, Buddhist caves.

Solapur: Fort, Textile centre.

  1. One Response to “Maharashtra Tourist Places and Travel Attractions”

  2. By Ajinkya pawar on Jul 25, 2015 | Reply

    Nice information for tours

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