Maharashtra is located in the western region of India. It is popularly known for its diverse culture and language. Basically Maharashtra is famous for all of its multi dimensional availability and tradition related to standard of living, cuisines, tourist places, locations etc. There is a great existence of dynamic nature and culture altogether. Great history of emperors and their palaces have played an important role in the historic factors of Maharashtra. The Marathas and their lifestyle influence the culture in here. Artistic forts and world recognized caves have been a major part of the history again. The amazing features of Maharashtra as a place to be remembered for lifelong is the massive coastline where it is located, numerous number of hill stations and its scenic to be admired by the tourists who visit them quite often, dynamic wildlife, historical significance and uniqueness in art, folk and culture in all creates a beautiful destination of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra is proven to be the ideal place from the point of view of tourism for the visitors as it has so many of places incorporated. Popular places in Maharashtra are Mumbai, Aurangabad, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lavasa City, Lonavala, Ratnagiri, etc. There are pilgrimage centers with evolution of Indian temple Architecture related to it.
Mumbai being the capital city of Maharashtra it is known to give shape because of its plentiful resources thus it is termed as the dream city of India. Mumbai is also the financial capital of India. Places to be visited in Mumbai are The Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Mahalaxmi Temple, Haji Ali Shrine, marine drive and the famous beaches of Juhu and Chowpathy, a drive at the Bandra-Worli sea link at night. Mumbai is also the headquarters for Bollywood that is the Indian Hindi film industry.
Esselworld and Water Kingdom are amusement park and water theme park respectively famous for family outings. The entry tickets may vary from children to adult and there are special discounts for the senior citizens. The tickets prices are different on weekdays and weekends.
Elephanta caves are situated only 10 km off the Mumbai coast which is a host of caves located in the Arabian Sea. These caves depict the glory of Lord Shiva. Regular motorboats and boat jetty are available from Gateway of India that would directly take you to the caves.
Aurangabad is a city which is particularly famous for the heritage Ajanta Ellora caves. The world famous Ajanta and Ellora caves are the pride of Maharashtra. The rock cut caves of both the sites are world famous as it has an artistic touch to it and illustrate the degree of skill and artistry that the ancient Indian craftsmen had achieved several hundred years ago. Ajanta caves came into existence from 100 B.C. whereas Ellora is younger by some 600 years. The village of Ajanta is situated in Aurangabad and all the artistic work inside are carved out of solid rock with little more than a hammer and chisel and the faith and inspiration of Buddhism.
Ganapatipule is a small tiny village in Maharashtra situated at a stretch distance from Ratnagiri. Ganapatipule has a long stretch of beautiful beaches and the beaches are named Ganapatipule itself as it is the most beautiful and stunning of all the beaches. Sun kissed beaches and lush green environment seems to be in an eternal love affair in chaste land of Ganapatipule. There are some water sports facilities available. A temple of Lord Ganesha is also located at the beach for the devotees to have a pleasant experience of worship.
Most of us have witnessed superior and beautiful hill stations of Maharashtra at least on television if not in really but thanks a lot to the Indian film Industry ‘Bollywood’ and the Indian actor Amir Khan, Khandala has been immortalized through a popular song in the conscience of every Indian individual. Mahabaleshwar is known much for its temple as it is a renowned spot of honeymoon for the newly married couples. The clean air, calm surrounding, placid lake and cascading waterfalls are always a retreat in striking contrast with the bustling cities. Mahabaleshwar is also famous for its rich and juicy strawberries and Lonavala for its chikki.
Panchgani is surrounded by five hills and is considered as heaven on earth. This place has absolute beauty and picturesque surroundings. This little hill station is quite famous amongst the travelers and tourists. There are farmhouses of many rich and famous personalities located in Panchgani.
Devotional places like Shirdi is a town located in Ahmednagar which is a district of Maharashtra. Devotees from across the world visit the temple of Shirdi Sai Baba which is built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Kandoba temple, Sakori Ashram and Changdev Maharaj Samadhi are the different places that can be visited in Shirdi or while travelling towards Shirdi.
Pune is a place well known as the Queen of the Deccan and Oxford of the East. Pune is that one city in Maharashtra worth visiting and which is rich in its historical factors and past but even its dazzling modern charms. It is nowadays famous for the nightlife and various outdoor concerts held in for the youngsters. The green hills and beautiful lakes of Pune are surely mesmerizing to the visitors.
Nagpur Nanded Nashik and Satara are the famous districts and places worth visiting in Maharashtra. Each of the districts has its own individual specialty like Nagpur is famous for its oranges whereas Nanded is famous for its Gurudwaras. Nashik is famous for its lush wine yards and wine supply market whereas Satara is famous for its scenic beauty.