Being the third largest state in India, Maharashtra got tremendous wealth in the form of tourist destinations. It has attractive hill stations, numerous caves, virgin beaches, holy places and wild life in plenty. The state capital Mumbai is the center of Bollywood film industry that gives Maharashtra an edge over other states of India. Maharashtra is well known as a complete tourist destination and a favorite for those fond of traveling. Morachi Chincholi is a tourist destination near Pune which has he main attraction of dancing peacocks. The main tourist destinations of Maharashtra are explained in this article.
The capital city of Maharashtra is Mumbai. Due to its plentiful resources, Mumbai has become the place for many to shape their dreams. And that is the reason why the city is known as the ‘Dream city of India’. The city is also considered as the financial capital of India. The well-known spots in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Mahalaxmi Temple, Hanging Gardens, Haji Ali Shrine, beaches of Juhu and Chowpatty and marine drive.
In the Arabian Sea, only 10 km off the Mumbai Coast, a host of is located on an island. The caves depict the glory of Lord Shiva dating back to 450-to-750 AD. From the Gateway of India, regular motorboats from the boat jetty would take you to the islands. The caves have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a well-known tourist destination in Maharashtra.
The heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora is in the city of Aurangabad and the city is famous for it. The sculptures in Ellora and the mural paintings in Ajanta along with their picturesque location will create a spellbinding effect on you. The city owes to Aurangzeb for its name who was a Mughal emperor who made Aurangabad a vice regal to rule over Deccan. As a tribute to his mother, the emperor built Bibi-ka-Maqbara here which is an imitation of the famous Taj Mahal. Pan Chaaki and the Darwazaas stand there as the examples of extremely accomplished architecture of the past days.
It is a well-known small village in the state of Maharashtra. It has a long stretch of beautiful beaches. Lush greenery and Sun kissed beaches are the main attractions of the village and it attracts many visitors to the place. Water sports facilities are available here for the visitors. Many people also visit the place to see the Ganpati (Lord Ganesha) temple which is located at the beach.
Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, and Khandala
Most of us have realized the beauty of the hill stations of Maharashtra at least in films or through television, if not in reality. Bollywood has made the beauty of Lonavala and Khandala immortal through many films. Mahabaleshwar is known as much for a temple as it is for being a popular honeymoon spot.
Panchgani is made a heaven on earth with surrounding five hills. The place beautiful with picturesque surroundings.
Pench National Park
Sprawling over an area of 257 sq km in the lower southern reaches of the Satpura hill ranges, Pench National Park offers a splendid opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife in the spectacular natural setting. Pench is also home to flying squirrels, hyenas, mouse deer, monkeys, langurs, sloth bears, chousingha, wild boar, gaur, black buck, nilgai, barking deer, chital, sambhar, tigers, and panthers, to name a few.
The city is known as the “Oxford of the East” and “Queen of the Deccan”. It is the only city in Maharashtra worth visiting for its rich historic past as well as dazzling modern charm. The beautiful lakes the green hills of Pune mesmerize visitors.