Widely praised for its cultural ardour, Maharashtra represents itself as the second most populous state in India. Temples, forts, monuments, and National Parks occupying the land of Maharashtra keep tourist interest immovable. The natural beauty of the state is worth exploring as well, such as a visit to Lonavala. It’s an ethereal hill station in Pune. Avail of an expert tour guide and explore the destination inside out.
Climate: Tropical Monsoon Type Climate.
Best Time to Visit Maharashtra: It's October-March.
Mumbai is an evergreen tourist attraction. Being the capital of Maharashtra, it has an array of features to offer visitors. Right from tourist sites to business affairs, it’s home to the best of the best scopes. Scenic beaches, incredible British architecture, important religious sites, and unspoiled museums typify the city’s beauty.
There sit the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Elephant Caves, and Kailash Temple - in Maharashtra. The state is a perfect blend of city aura, religious rides, vibrant festivals, food exuberance, and hill stations.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival of immense significance in the state. During the four days of celebration, the land wraps itself up in colour and glory. The festival draws a considerable number of devotees and visitors.
The name Maharashtra derives from two Sanskrit words - Maha and Rashtra which means a great nation. The state lies in the western part of India, covering an area of about 307,713 sq. km. And it is one of the biggest industrial and commercial hubs in the country. So, is the place of madding-crowd.
Bounded by the Arabian sea to the west, Madhya Pradesh to the north, on the north-west by the state of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, and Karnataka and Goa to the south, this nation is one of the significant commercial centers of the Indian subcontinent.
Moving ahead, nature flourishes itself at its best in the lap of this great nation. When the region gives you vivacious city delights, it leaves you amazed by its pictorial beaches, hill stations, lakes, and wildlife. If you’re an outdoor activity seeker, Maharashtra is all set to satisfy your impulse.
Here adventure activities become wholesome with paragliding around Mahabaleswar, Panchgani, and Kamshet; trekking around Kalsubal trek, Sandhan Valley, Rajmachi Tek, Andharban trek, and Devkund Waterfall trek; Waterfall rappelling around Bhivpuri, Dhangar Waterfall, Karjat Warefall rappeling, Lonavala Waterfall rappeling, Madap Waterfalls, Kasara Waterfall; camping around Kolad, Pavna, Karnala, Matheran, Malshej Ghat, Kaas Plateau, Rajmachi, Lonavala, etc.
Maharashtra keeps all main modes of transportation wide open. Major airports in the state are Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, Pune International Airport, etc. All airports share well-built connections with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and international sites like Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, etc.
Vast railway networks of the state connect with other major railway stations of the country. National Highways make by-road connectivity easier via NH 18, NH 48, Nh 17, NH 6. For flight ticketing or can type of transportation and accommodation support, talk to your tour operator.
Festivals and Cuisine Experiences
Each festival in the state is celebrated with great gusto. Some of the most unique and popular ones involve - Gudi Padwa, Nag Panchami, Narali Pournima, Ganesh Chaturthi, Krishna Janmashtami, Bhau Beej, Ashadhi Ekadashi, Pola, Ellora Festival, Mangala Guari, Makar Sankranti, etc.
Get your tastebuds to access to delectable Maharashtrian dishes. This cuisine style brings you spicy and mild food delights of - Pav Bhaji, Puran Poli, Modak, Bharli Vangi, Poha, Pandhra Rassa, Pithla Bhakri, Sol Kadhi, Aamti, Basundi, Bhelpuri, Sreekhand, Rgda Pattice, Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Thalipeeth, Malvani Cuisine, and others. Have the best travel experiences witha budget-friendly tour package made for Maharashtra.