Whenever, we are discuss about Maharashtra that Maharatrians are the staunch follower of their culture, and traditions. We can not forget Maharashtrian kings like shivaji, Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa, Baji rao and the other famous kings. The beautiful state is located in western peninsular region of India and its also the most popular state in India. The officially language of Maharashtra is Marathi. The biggest city of Maharashtra is Mumbai and its also called the financial capital of India. Today, we are discuss about 10 famous tourist destination in Maharashtra.
1 Mumbai – The City Of Dreams
The biggest city of maharashtra is ‘Mumbai’ and it was previously known as ‘Bombay‘. Where every section of the people can earn the Bread and Butter. Although mumbai is the important center for the person who wants glamour in life. There are many financial institutions like Reserve Bank Of India, Bombay stock Exchange, National stock Exchange, SEBI and the many multinational companies headquarters. It is the center of attraction of many cultures like Ganesha chaturthi, Dahi – Handi, Gudi Padwa, jansmashtmi, Narali poornima and kala ghoda. The Lavani, Lalita and Gondhal are the most popular musical form of maharashtra. In mumbai, the street food is very popular among the peoples like Pav bhaji, Vada pav, Dabeli, Panipuri, Bhelpuri and puran poli. The most famous sweet dishes are Modak, sreekhand, basundi.
1.) Marine Drive 2.) Gateway of India 3.) Juhu Beach 4.) Siddhivinayak Temple 5.) Hazi Ali Dargah 6.) Elephanta Caves 7.) Bandra Worli Sea Link 8.) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus 9.) Film City Mumbai 10.) Snow World 11.) National Gallary of Modern Art 12.) Mahalaxmi Temple 13.) Iskon Temple 14.) Mount Mary Church 15.) Dadar Chawpatty Beach 16.) Versova Beach 17.) Kanheri Caves.
2. Pune – Queen Of The Deccan
The second largest city of Maharashtra is Pune and its also called ‘Puna’. Pune represents its culture and traditions in festivals. This city is considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Pune has been famous education center in India since the British regime. Pune is the hub of IT Companies and the famous Institutions. The famous Marathi King of Maharashtra is also belongs to pune and his famous name is Baji Rao. He was appointed of the famous Maratha Empire Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj. Pune was the Political center of Maratha’s. There are various historical buildings built by Maratha kingdom. Here are many tourist attractions point to see in pune.
1.) Shaniwar Wada 2.) Aga Khan Palace 3.) Shivneri Fort 4.)Dagdusheth Temple 5.) Shinde Chtri 5.) Sinhagad 6.) Parvati Hill 7.) National War Museum 8.) Osho ashrsm 9.) Raja Dinker Kelkar Museum 10.) Lal Mahal 11.) Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park 12.) Pateleshwar Cave Temple 13.) National Defence Academy 14.) Bund Garden 15.) Mulshi Dam
3. Lonavala – The Jewel Of The Sahyadri Mountains
Lonavala is a famous hill station is located on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, at a distance of 67 Km from Pune and 95 km from Mumbai. Lonavala is the most famous hill station among the hill stations of Maharashtra. Lonaval and Khandala are both hill stations are situated in Mumbai- Pune Expressway. Both hill stations are peak in monsoon season. There are several tourist attractions in Lonawala like caves, lakes and waterfalls.
1.) Lonavala Lake 2.) Lohagarh Fort 3.) Karla Caves 4.) Valvan Dam 5.) Rajmachi Fort 6.) Tiger’s Leap 7.) Bhaja Caves 8.) Kune Waterfall 9.) Bhushi Dam 10.) Duke’s Nose 11.) Della Adventure Park 12.) Tungarli Dam 13.) Tung Fort 14. Narayani Dham
4. Ratnagiri – The City Of Ports And Hills
Ratnagiri is also known as ‘A Port City’ because there are many beautiful ports and hills. The beautiful city is surrounded by hills of sahyadri ranges and several beaches. It is the birth place of Indian famous freedom fighter Shree Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The Ratnagiri district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra. This city at a distance of 134 Km from Kolhapur, 308 Km from Pune and 350 km from Mumbai.
1.) Mandvi Beach 2.) Swayambhu Ganpati Temple 3.) Malgund 4.) Velneshwar 5.) Tilak Ali Museum 6.) Gateway Of Ratnagiri 7.) Anjarle Beach 8.) Ratnagiri Marine Museum 9.) Aare Beach 10.) Ganeshgule Beach 11.) Ratnadurg Fort 12.) Pandre Beach 13.) Thaibaw Point
5.) Nashik – The Holy City
The ancient city is situated at the bank of the Godavari River. Nashik is famous for historical importance and due to cutting the nose of Surpnakha by Laxman, the younger brother of Ram. It is the one of the most famous holiest place for hindus across the world. Nashik is famous for grapes production and they has been described as ‘The Wine Capital Of India’. There are many Hindu pilgrimage sites and the beautiful holy city also conduct Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years.
1.) Panchvati 2.) Triambakeshwar Temple 3.) Nashik Caves 4.) Sita Gufa 5.) Durgawadi Waterfall 6.) Kumbh Mela 7.) Panchwati 8.) Sula Vineyard 9.) Anjaneri Hills 10.) Jain Temple 11.) Kalaram Temple 12.) Ahivantgad Fort
6.) Matheran – A Hill Station
The beautiful hill station is situated near Mumbai, at a distance of 94 Km from Mumbai and 56 Km from Lonavala. Matheran is one of the smallest hill station in Maharashtra. It was developed by Britishers, as a tourist place to beat the summer heat in the region. This is the first hill station in Asia which is automobile free hill station. There are several Resorts, Hotels and Bungalows in Britis-style.
Famous Destination :
1.) Echo Point 2.) Louisa Point 3.) Panorama Point 4.) Charlotte Lake 5.) Monkey Point 6.) Olympia 7.) Porcupine Point 8.) Alexander Point 9.) Hart Point 10.) Little Chowk Point 11.) Lord Point 12.) Ambarnath Temple 13.) Khandala Point 14.) Mount Barry 15.) Malang Point 16.) Dhodani Waterfalls 17.) Rock Climbing 18.) Irshalgad Fort
7. Shirdi – The Land Of Sant Sai Baba
Shirdi is a small town is located in district of Maharashtra. Shirdi is also called the Land of Sant Sai Baba. The small town, at a distance of 58 Km from manmad and 82 Km from Ahmednagar. This is one of the most famous Holiest place in India. Sai Baba of Shirdi is treated as god of all. He was born in the year 1835. Sai Baba come to village at age of 16 for the the first time and stayed there until his death in 1918. The Shirdi temple covers an area of about 200 Sq. meters. The Temple is one of the most richest temple in India. Shirdi temple has been serving food over 40,000 peoples per day. Asia’s largest kitchen is located in shirdi temple.
Famous Destination :
1.) Shirdi Temple 2.) Samadhi Mandir 3.) Sai Heritage village 4.) Gurustan 5.) Dwarkamani 6.) Maruti Temple 7.) Shani singnapur 8.) Khandoba Mandir
Aurangabad is widely known as the historical route to the South India. The city was fonded in the year 1610 by Malik Amber, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II. The historical city of Aurngabad were under the control of Delhi sultan nizam Shah. There are so many tourist attractions like Ajanta-Elora Caves, Bibi ka maqbara and Daultabad. The Aurangabad Elora caves are of international importance therefore, they have been included in UNESCO heritage. The officially language of Aurangabad is Marathi.
Famous Destination :
1.The Ajanta caves 2.) Ellora Caves 3.) Bibi ka maqbara 4.) Grishneshwar Temple 5.) Daultabad Fort 6.) Aurangabad Caves 7.) Gul Mandi 8.) Bani Begum Garden 9.) Panchakki 10.) Kailasa Temple 11.) jama masjid 12.) Bhadra Maruti 13.) Tomb Of Aurangzeb 14.) hazur sahib Nanded
Igatpuri is the small hill station of the western state of Maharashtra. Igatpuri formerly known as Egutpoora. The beautiful hill station is situated in the Sahyadri hills of Western Ghats. The Igatpuri railway station is famous for its scenic surrounding and it is a major railway station for Mumbai route. At a distance of 136 Km from mumbai and 51 Km from Nashik.
Famous Destination :
1.) Girisagar Waterfall 2.) Camel vally 3.) Ghatandevi temple 4.) Arthur Lake 5.) Bhatsa River Vally 6.) The Five Waterfalls 7.) Igatpuri cemetery
The Popular hill station of Panchgani was discovered by the Britishers. Panchgani is nestled in the middle of five hills in the sahyadri mountain ranges. There are five villages around the hill station and the names are Dandeghar, thaighat, Godwali, Amral and khingar. At a distance of 104 km from pune, 254 km from Mumbai and 18 Km from Mahabaleshwar. The hill station is also famous for many educational institutions and a health resorts.
Famous Destination :
1.) Rajpuri Caves 2.) devil’s Kitchen 3.) Parsi Point 4.) Table Land 5.) Kamalgarh Fort 6.) Dhom dam 7.) sydney Point 8.) Mapro Garden