is the third largest state in India. The main language here is Marathi. It
is assumed that Maharashtra derives its name from the charioteer (Marathi)of
the Chariot. In the past, The Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Religions were very
much prominent in Maharashtra. They left their indications in mountain caves
of Vindhya and Western Ghats. Your India Tour cannot be completed without
seeing world famous Buddhist caves in Ajanta and Hindu caves in Ellora.
Maharashtra is not only famous for its commercial and historic values but it
is also rich in natural resources. There are four National Parks and 25
Sanctuaries in Maharashtra. Different cities of Maharashtra is known for
their different different specialties.
Maharastra Cities :
India's commercial capital, formerly known as Bombay. This
vivacious, confident conurbation is the ultimate dream destination for those
who dare to dream. Mumbai basically is a cluster of Seven islets. Mumbai's
heart line always throbs with events. Glamour ,success and myths that's all
about Mumbai. Night clubs & discotheques, theater & music, epicure
eateries and interesting sightseeing, Mumbai offers its visitors a heady
glimpse of metropolis lifestyle. Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Marine Drive,
Essel World, Bollywood are some famous tourist points of Mumbai
» Aurangabad -
This city has some excellent colleges
and university in Maharashtra. It is also a flourishing industrial town. In
this advancement of new era the past glory and charm of the city has not yet
been lost. This is city is known for the artificial caves. These caves are
segregated in two divisions, called Western Group Caves (caves 1-5) and
Eastern Group Caves (caves 6-10).They are about 1km from each other. World
famous caves of Ajanta is just 100Kms away from main city. Ellora caves are
mere 30 kms. from the city. Sahajahan's cruel and rebel son Aurangzeb,built
the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara as a mausoleum to his wife Rabia-ud-Durrani.
» Ganpatipule -
It is called so because its is
believed that this is the land of Swambhu Ganapati. Set along the western
coast of Maharashtra, this place is known for it's serene beach.By road if
one is visiting Ganapatiphule then it will be a new experience for him.
Narrow roads, red soil roofed houses, clean courtyards, innumerable fruit-
bearing trees casuarinas lining the cost are creating an exotic sight. If
you are visiting this city then definitely you cant miss Thebaw Palace and
» Pune -
For the students this place is like heaven
India's some of the finest school colleges and universities can be seen
here. Even for the simple tourist Pune has much to offer .For the spirituals
Tilak Smarak Mandir,Bal Gandharv Mandir, Parvati Hill and Temples are some
must visit places. Sinhagad Fort of Pune is considered as one of the
greatest forts of the Maharashtra.
Holiday Options :
For holidaying Maharashtra tour can be perfect. From the coastal line to
Hill station, from fort to wild life sanctuaries,form discotheques to
traditional life style one can get the mix flavor of traditional and
contemporary life style of India.
Major Airport / Railway Station :
» Airport -
The state has two busiest airport .Santa
Cruz Domestic airport and Sahar International Airport .All public and
private airlines, like: Air India, Indian Airlines,Jet Airways, Air Sahara,
Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, operate regularly to and from
Mumbai to national and international destinations.
» Railway Stations -
Almost every city of this sate
has their own railway station which are well connected with the rest of the
country. It is said to have one of the best railways in India.Alone Mumbai
is owning three major railway stations.