Maharashtra, the second-most populous state in the peninsular region of India attracts tourists from all spheres of the globe. The state offers all types of places ranging from adventurous places to natural scenic places. You will also come across various British establishments as well as religious places here. You will also enjoy various mouth-watering dishes here as well as the hot and spicy street food in Maharastra.
Best Places In Maharashtra
The capital of Maharastra is this beautiful city full of glamour, hope, stardom, and definitely scenic views. This city is also known as the ‘Land of Bollywood’. One can witness a fusion of various cultures ranging from Maharashtrian to Punjabis to Gujarat’s and so is the food here.
Some of the places that are a must in Mumbai are:
The gateway of India
Haji Ali dargah
Well, the list definitely doesn’t end here but these are the favorite spots that are most famous. Don’t forget the hot and spicy street food of Mumbai like the Vada Pav, panipuri, bhelpuri and so on.
The best time to visit is definitely during the months of October to February because the heat and humidity sometimes become unbearable in the other months of the year.
The second-largest city in Maharashtra has numerous architectural attractions, museums, parks and is full of joy and fun. It is also known as Oxford of the East. It is also the cultural capital of Maharastra. The best month to visit Pune are from September to February.
Some places one must visit in Pune include:
Aga Khan Palace
Shaniwar Wada Fort
3)Ajanta and Ellora Caves
One of the finest examples of the ancient rock-cut caves is this place famous for sculptures and wall paintings. The Ajanta caves are 29 in number and signify the Buddhist culture whereas the Ellora Caves are 32 and are a fusion of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. To enjoy to the fullest plan it as a two-day trip as it will be tiring to complete it in one day.
Moreover, the Ajanta caves are closed on Monday and the Elora are closed on Tuesday.
As the name suggests the place is surrounded by 5 hills and is full of lush greenery. This place was a summer resort during the British Raj and so one can find colonial establishments here. This place offers the best sunrise-sunset views along with beautiful valley views. The best time to visit is during the months of October to April.
Moreover, for a more adventurous trip, you can surely do paragliding from the top of the Western ghats.
The place famous for falls, peaks, strawberries, and rivers attract the tourists as well as the locals of Maharashtra. It is also the source of the river Krishna. You will find yourself surrounded by the rarely found evergreen forests here. Some of the must-visit places are:
Elephant head point
This hill station is close to both Pune and Mumbai and is a getaway place for locals, as can feel being a part of the nature surrounded by waterfalls, lakes, and hills. The place is famous for both beautiful locations as well as mouth-watering food.
Some of the places include :
Also don’t forget to enjoy the food at places like Rama Krishna, Rudra, and Manashakti.
40 km away from Mumbai is this little coastal town in the Konkan region that is also called Mini Goa due to its attractive sandy beaches, forts, and temples. The places are all close to each other so don’t worry about traveling from one to another.
The most famous place is off course the Alibag beach that offers views of sunrise-sunset and the Colaba fort as well.
Other places include:
Alibag magnetic observatory
The land of Sai Baba, Shirdi is close to Nasik in Ahmednagar which is famous among the Sai devotes specifically. People visit this place to enjoy and relax their souls. One can feel positive spiritual energy from within.
The ideal months are from July to March as otherwise, this place remains very hot and humid. Some other places in Shirdi include
You can also enjoy a meal for just Rs.10 that is prepared by the Shirdi Bhojanalya having the world’s largest solar cooker.
This is another religious place in Maharashtra that is also a host every 12 years to the famous Kumbh Mela. Here you will find numerous forts, temples as well as vineyards making it a popular wine tasting destination.
Some of the places you should visit here are :
This place is famous mainly among the adventure seekers and trekkers. This is a small village surrounded by 2 fortifilf peaks namely the Shivardhan and the manaranjan.
Here you can visit the Rajmachi fort that has excellent architecture and also includes water reservoirs and huge gateways. Due to heavy rainfall in the area, you can also find many natural and man-made catchments.
For a more memorable and adventurous trip, one can also enjoy trekking here.