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Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Kashid MaharashtraMaharashtra, one of the most industrialized states of India, occupies the western and central parts of the country and extends over the Sahyadri mountains. Madhya Pradesh surrounds Maharashtra from the northern and the eastern side whereas Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh lie to its south.

Maharashtra is the third largest state and the second most literate state in the country, according to 1991 census.

 

Maharashtra Tourism

Maharashtra is located in the northern center of Indian peninsular. It is encircled by the Arabian sea in the west and by Gujarat in the north. Travel to this colorful land with numerous mountains, forts, beaches and caves. The state also has many temples that are sculpted into and out of basalt rock.

The state is known for its exciting festivals celebrated throughout year like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Holi and Gudhi Parva, etc. The government of Maharashtra also organizes many fairs and festivals to attract tourists. Some of these are Pune festival, Ellora festival, Kalidas festival and Elephanta festival. Apart from these, the state is also renowned for its white shimmering beaches which are a visitor's delight.

Major Hill Stations in Maharashtra

Lonavla-Khandala | Mahabaleshwar | Matheran | Panchgani | Chikaldhara.

Tourist attractions in Maharashtra

Mumbai : The capital of Mahahrashtra, Mumbai is the largest metropolis in India and also its financial capital. It is one of the most vibrant cities, with an alive nightlife. The city is also the center of glamor and glitz due to the presence of Indian film industry. Mumbai is also a historical city having many attractions to offer to a visitor.

Bhandardara : Bhandardara is well known for the Wilson Dam which was built in 1910 on the Pravara River and is almost 492 ft above sea level. The Umbrella Falls are also in the vicinity.

Elephanta : The history of elephanta is the hoary mists of time. Crowning the island's easteem hill, and commanding a panoramic view of wood-land, marsh and sea, are the Buddhist stupas' or burial mounds and cisterns.

Ajanta Caves : Way back in1819, a party of British army officers on a tiger hunt in the forest of western Deccan, suddenly spotted their prey, on the far side of a loop in the Waghora river. High up on the horseshoe- shaped cliff, the hunting party saw the tiger, silhouetted against the carved façade of a cave.

Ellora Caves : Nestled in the crook of the Charanadari hill in Deccan is a series of ancient temples and monasteries hewn out of the moutainside. Situated on the ancient north- south trade route or the dakshinapatha, the tiny mountain village of Verul - mutated today to Ellora -was a well- known stopover for traders, priests and pilgrims who plied the route to the western ports.

Ganpatipule : This is Ganapatiphule Land of the 400- year old Swayambhu ganapati and eager tourists. Set along the western coast of maharastra, is a small little village called Ganapatiphule. It is known for it's scerene sedate beach.

Pune Attractions : The second largest city of Maharashtra, Pune, is the place which was home to the Maratha leader, Shivaji for a long time. This calm city was also resided by the self-proclaimed guru, Bhagwan Rajneesh, also known as Osho. Pune has many tourist spots, including, Shanwarawada Palace, Raja Kelkar Museum, Gandhi National Memorial, Samadhi, and Pataleshwar Temple.

Aurangabad : Known for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage, the city of Aurangabad was the seat of the Mughal Empire for a short span. The Bibi-ka-Makbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal is the highlight of the city. Auranagbad is world famous city due to the presence of the Ajanta and Ellora caves regarded as the world heritage sites.

Dulatabad Fort : The impressive Daultabad fort is situated about 15 kms from Aurangabad. At this place Mohammed Bin Tughlak built his capital, but soon returned back to Delhi. It was finally captured by Allauddin Khilji. The scenic views, located to the right of the Daulatabad fort are mesmerizing. Today, the fort is not in a very good condition. But some of the parts of the fort like the scary "Bhool Bhulaiya" is still in a better condition.

Hotels in Maharashtra

Maharashtra offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Maharashtra and medium-priced Economy hotels in Maharashtra, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Maharashtra...

Maharashtra Climate:

Maharashtra experiences tropical monsoon climate. The state faces extremely hot summers from March onwards till the starting of the rainy season in early June..

How to reach Maharashtra:

By Air : Maharashtra has five domestic airports and one international airport at Mumbai. Mumbai is the best connected international airport in India and is connected with most of the important international destinations.
By Rail : Mumbai is the center of the railway network in Maharashtra owning three major railway stations and the headquarters of two Railway Zones in India.
By Road : Maharashtra is said to have one of the best road ways in India. All the important places within Maharashtra are conveniently connected to each other.



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