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About Maharashtra Tourism

Lying in the western peninsular side of the country of India, Maharashtra is ranked second when it comes to counting the population of Indian states. Maharashtra tourism plays a significant role in contributing towards the economy of the state. With Arabian Sea bordering this Indian state, all the cities lying at its western region here are adorned with a breathtaking backdrop. The state is bordered by Karnataka as well as Goa in the southern side, Chhattisgarh and Telangana at the east, while in the northwestern region there’s the Indian union territory, named Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Some of the best places to visit in Maharashtra are Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Mumbai, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Pune, Rajmachi, Lonavala, Shirdi, Nashik, Matheran, etc are some of the places that makes Maharashtra tourism, famous all over the world. Maharashtra is very famous for its city called Mumbai and the Bollywood Industry. Also, the cuisine and culture of Maharashtra win hearts of millions of tourists who come to Maharashtra.

People and Culture in Maharashtra

To know more about Maharashtra, one should also try to understand the people here as well as the culture they follow. The Indian state of Maharashtra ranks second when the world’s most populous subnational entities are considered. Since the population is huge here, the cultural dynamics here are naturally prominent. Officially, the language spoken by the people of Maharashtra is Marathi and the dialect seems to be varying from one region to another. However, there’s a lot of influence from the neighboring states. You can even find that there are people who speak other languages like Kannada, Konkani, and Gujarati in some of the regions. One of the biggest reasons of the development of Maharashtra state tourism is its culture only. The people are quite welcoming and it is not difficult to break the ice with them.

Historical Significance of Maharashtra

This Indian state was under the rule of the Maurya Empire and this scenario takes you back to the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C.E. However, in 230 BCE, the state of Maharashtra was ruled under the Satavahana dynasty and this phase didn’t end before 400 years. After that, there were many empires and dynasties under which the state was ruled. The British Empire ruled the wester region of Maharashtra, which they considered as the Bombay Presidency. This presidency constituted the divisions of Nashik, Pune, and Konkan.

Festivals in Maharashtra:

Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most popular festivals in Maharashtra which is celebrated by all the people including Bollywood celebrities with great pomp and show. People bring home eco-friendly Ganesha for around 9 days and then go for visarjan with great excitement. Tourism in Maharashtra makes great arrangements so that the tourists can also participate in this festival.

Nag Panchmi: This festival is celebrated on the 5th day of the holy month of Shravan when people offer prayers to Shesha Nag, known as the snake God. People on this day offer sweets and milk to snake and offer prayers to them. It is an important festival in Maharashtra.

Famous Food of Maharashtra

Bhel Puri: One of the famous foods in Maharashtra which is now popular even in northern India is bhel puri. The rice puffs sprinkled with tamarind chutney and vegetables makes for the perfect light snack. Bhelpuri can be seen at every street in Mumbai and also at the beaches and Chowpatty.

Vada Pav: Another popular dish in Maharashtra which is not only cheap but also tasty vada pav. People, rich or poor can be seen eating vada pav on the streets of Maharashtra. It is bread bun, inside which deep-fried potato is placed along with chutney topping.

Pav Bhaji: Pav Bhaji is another dish which is famous throughout Maharashtra. A mix of all the veggies served with bread called pav is so tempting that will make your lure for more and more. It is often served with onions and butter on the top.

Your trip to Maharashtra is surely going to be a memorable experience, enriched with historical, cultural, and social aspects of this Indian state. Make sure you cover all the famous attractions of this place in order to make it a productive as well as a comprehensively amazing travel experience.

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Places To Visit In Maharashtra

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Siddhivinayak Temple In Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the most auspicious sites to visit in Mumbai. This temple draws major crowd each day and is one of the most visited places in Mumbai. The temple is devoted to the Hindu God Lord Ganesha also known as Vinayaka, who is considered as the deity for intellect and wisdom. Lord Ganesha is worshipped ...

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Gorai Beach in Mumbai

Gorai Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mumbai. Moreover, you will find the name of this beach on the list of the cleanest beaches in Mumbai. The beach is situated 40 km away from the main city. It is also the most frequented destination by couples. The beach is an ideal place for a calm and tranquil outing. Its...

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Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai

Bandra Worli Sea Link, also known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is one of the main attractions of Mumbai. It is one of the most frequented bridges in Mumbai. This bridge connects the suburbs of Mumbai to South Mumbai. The undertaking of this bridge was conducted by the Maharashtra Government. It is a cable-stayed bridge with pr...

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Karla Caves In Lonavala

Karla Caves, also known as Karli Caves, Karla Cells or Karle Caves, are found near Lonavala in Maharashtra. Karla Caves are a group or complex of Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves which were discovered during an ancient time. These caves are located at a close proximity to Lonavala, at Karla which is only 10.9 kms from here. T...

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Dukes Nose in Lonavala

One of the most popular attractions of Lonavala, Dukes Nose is a cliff that has beautiful views and a very interesting story attached to its name. Legend has it that the Duke of Wellington, who lived in the area back then, had a nose that resembled the shape of the cliff. The hooded shape of the cliff, which is nearly 800 f...

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Camping In Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the best places to visit in Maharashtra if nature is what enthralls and excites you. It is a perfect place for enjoying adventures amidst the lush green landscape. Various people from all over India, especially youngsters flock to Lonavala in search of tranquility and to enjoy adventure activities. Trekki...

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Trekking at Bhimashankar in Lonavala

The 8 km long Bhimashankar trek stretches to Bhimashankar Temple that is known as one of the most prestigious temples in India. Moreover, it is one of the 12 jyotirlingas situated in India. The temple is situated at a distance of 115.2 km from Lonavala. Trekking at Bhimashankar in Lonavala is equally apt for both adventure ...

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Camping At Tikona Fort In Lonavala

Trekking and camping are one of the most famous adventurous sports among young crowds in India. And what could be a better destination than Lonavala for such an adventure? The lush green picturesque valleys of Lonavala makes for the perfect camping and trekking destination. The pollution free environment, scenic landscapes,...

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Rides at Imagica water park in Lonavala

Situated in the premises of Adlabs Imagica, Imagica Water Park is one of the best spots located off Pune-Mumbai Expressway to beat the summer heat. It has 12 water-rides and attractions which makes it one of the best water parks in India. Influenced by the theme of Greece- the mesmerizing city in Mykonos, this park is a del...

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Parvati Hill Trek in Pune

Parvati Hill is one of the hills where you will get to see the whole city of Pune. The famous hill in Pune where everyone loves to visit and capture their beautiful memories. If you visit Pune and do not visit here then you have missed one of the best attractions of Pune. You do not require a specific time to visit this pla...

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Travel To Maharashtra

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By Air

Chhatrapati International Airport in Mumbai is considered to be one of the most prominent airports in India. This airport is linked to numerous cities around the globe - some of them are New York, Singapore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Delhi. There are other international airports in Maharashtra as well that are located in Pune and Nagpur. These airports too have a connection to the major cities of India. The domestic airports of Maharashtra are established in Mumbai, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Pune, and Nagpur. From these airports, taxi service can be easily availed.

By Train

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is considered to be the major railway station in Maharashtra, as it is the headquarters of Indian Central Railways. This railway station is linked to various cities in the country - Pune, Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bangalore to name some. The cities, Nashik, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, and Kolhapur to have major railway stations that are known for their connectivity. From here, you can take a cab to reach your destination.

By Road

The Indian state of Maharashtra is also connected to other cities via road. You can come via road from the cities like Delhi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad. You can also try out the intrastate and interstate bus services that are conveniently accessible. These buses are either government-owned or privately owned. The highways that can be taken or will come in the way are - NH6, NH9, NH 7, NH 3M, NH 13, NH17, and more.

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    What is the most famous food item in Maharashtra?

    There are 10 popular foods in the state of Maharashtra that are loved by locals as well as tourists are Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Sabudana Khichdi, Rassa, Aamti, Bharli Vangi, Poha, Pithla Bhakri, Shrikhand, Puran Poli.

    Is it safe to travel solo in Mumbai?

    Yes, it is one of the safest cities in the country for the females who want to travel alone. However, it is the traveler’s responsibility to keep some safety measures in mind and stay cautious, especially when out in the night.

    How many metros run in Mumbai?

    There are a total of 11 metro stations in the city. Considering the perpetual traffic jams and heavy population of the city, using the metro to commute is highly suggested.

    How many rivers flow in the city of Pune?

    5 rivers are there in Pune, namely Dev, Pawana, Ram, Mutha, and Mula. the river Mutha has 2 tributaries - Moshi and Ambi.

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