9 Beautiful Places In Maharashtra Where You Want To Go
The eastern equivalent of New York City and Los Angeles, the financial capital and entertainment capital of the country. Places of interest include: Haji Ali Dargah situated about 500 yards from the shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea. Along with being a religious place, it is a great attraction for tourists, more than ten thousands people of all religions visit the place daily.
Gateway of India, The Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a humongous architectural stone structure built by the British more than 200 years ago, Downtown Mumbai – reminiscent of the 19th century British architecture. Girgaon chowpati beach, Madh island beach and other beaches towards the south of Mumbai. Elephanta Caves, carved out of a giant stone on an island are a short ferry away into the Arabian sea. Due to its cosmopolitan nature, Mumbai has proven a popular tourism destination. One day dream came will become true in the Mumbai city.
This city lies in the central part of Maharashtra and attracts tourists for its natural beauty. The Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, that lie on the outskirts of Aurangabad are internationally renowned for man made caves and intricate carvings in them. Ellora is notable for having a unique monolithic vertically excavated building known as Kailasa temple, Ellora and Ajanta Caves is notably for Lord Buddha in stone.
Ancient Buddhist life has been depicted in delicate stonework. While Ajanta is completely buddhist caves, Ellora caves belongs to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Summers are not advisable for touring as temperatures can reach up to and above 44 degrees C during the day. There are other famous places of interest like Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Panchakki, Sunheri Mahal etc. Aurangabad has good connectivity by air, road and railways.
Kolhapur is a city in the Panchganga River Basin in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the district headquarters of Kolhapur district. Kolhapur comes under the administration of Pune division. Prior to Indian Independence, Kolhapur was a nineteen gun salute, princely state ruled by the Bhosale Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire.
Kolhapur is known for being a centre of art, education, industry, sports, food, headwear, footwear, jewellery and religion and particularly wrestling. Wrestling is called “Kusti” here and wrestlers are known as “Malla”. This wrestling match is played in the square clay ground which is known as “Akhada”. According to legend it was settled by Kolhasur, a demon who was later killed by Mahalakshmi to relieve the local populace.
Honouring the demon’s dying wish, the city was named after him. Panchaganga, Warana, Dudhaganga, Vedganga, Bhogavati, Hiranyakeshi and Ghataprabha are main rivers which flow towards east through western Ghats. The river Panchaganga is formed by the tributaries the Kasari, the Kumbi, the Tulsi and the Bhogavati. Krishna River flows in the east on the eastern border of the district, similarly Tillari River flows on the western border. The popular Kolhapuri Chappal originated and is made here.
Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests of India, it served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj.
Today, Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. In Mahabaleshwar you can get hotels for all budgets from budget hotels to 3 Stars hotels. You can get hotel from where you can enjoy the Lake’s View or in midist of the mahabaleshwar’s famous market. The following are main tourist attractions in around the Mahabaleshwar The Venna lake, Arthur’s Seat, Kate’s Point, Needle Hole Point / Elephant Point, Wilson Point, 3 Monkey Point, Pratapgad.
Solapur is a city located in the south-eastern region of indian state of Maharashtra. Solapur comes under the administration of Pune division. Solapur is located on major road and rail routes between Mumbai and Hyderabad with a branch line to Vijayapur and Gadag cities in south indian state of Karnataka. Solapur has speakers of Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages with multilingual features.
Solapur is the fourth-largest district in Maharashtra in terms of land area and seventh-largest in terms of population. The district shares its borders with the south indian states of Karnataka and Telangana. Solapuri chadars and towels are famous and the first product in Maharashtra to get a Geographical Indication tag. It has been a leading center for cotton mills and power looms in Maharashtra. Solapur had the world’s second-largest and Asia’s largest spinning mill.
The National Research Centre on Pomegranate of India is located in Solapur. The Science Centre in Kegaon is the third largest and prominent scientific association in Maharashtra. The Raichur- Solapur Power Transmission line of 765 kV power capacity suffices the power grid accessing need of the southern states of Karanataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The Gramadevata of the city is Shri Shivyogi Siddheshwar. The “Nandidhwaj” procession on the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti and on account of it an annual fair locally known as Gadda Yatra attracts large crowds and is associated with the marriage of Lord Siddheshwar. Solapur Municipal Corporation extended its area up to 300 square km by merging its suburbs.
Alibag is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is also the headquarters of the Raigad district. The original name of this place was Ramnath which is just adjacent to main city Alibag. Alibag is located about 100 km south of Mumbai.
The following are the main tourist attractions in and around Alibag Alibag beach, Siddheshwar Mandir near Khandale, Alibag Fort, Khanderi & Underi Islands, Bet El Synagogue, Varsoli Beach, Akshi Beach, Nagaon beach,Kihim, Navgaon Beach, Awas, Saswane, Rewas, Chaul Revdanda, Kanakeshwar Mandir, Mandawa, Kashid Beach, Korlai Beach. Other attractions of Alibag are Kolaba fort, Kanakeshwar temple, Tower of St. Barbara, Shitaladevi Temple, Shitaladevi Temple, Sagargad, Karmarkar Museum, Kanhoji Angre Samadhi, Uma-Maheshwar temple, Balaji temple, Murud-Janjira, Datta Mandir, Hingulja Mandir, Magnetic Observatory, Korlai Fort.
Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about 3 km from Lonavala and 7 km from Karjat. Khandala is located at one end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. The ghat carries an extensive amount of road and rail traffic.
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the main link between the major cities of Mumbai and Pune, passes through Khandala. Due to the ease of accessibility from nearby cities, Khandala is a common area for hiking. One destination is the nearby peak of Duke’s Nose, which offers a panoramic view of Khandala and the Bhor Ghat. The route near Khandala sunset point and khopoli has been there since centuries used to connect the coastal cities like Sopara to Pune. Interesting places in Khandala is Tiger’s Leap, Amrutanjan Point, Duke’s Nose, Karla and Bhaja Cave, Bhushi Lake.
Nashik is a city in western India in the state of Maharashtra. Nashik is located in the north-west of Maharashtra near Gujarat state, 171 km from Mumbai and 210 km from Pune and is the administrative headquarters of the Nashik District and Nashik Division. With a population of 2.3 million, Nasik is the third largest city in Maharashtra after Mumbai, Pune.
In terms of area it is second largest city after Mumbai and Nashik district is the eleventh most populous district in India. Nashik is said to be the abode of Lord Rama during his 14 years in exile here. It is located on the banks of the Godavari which originates in the south-west of the city at Trimbakeshwar. It is one of the four places in the world where the Kumbh Mela is held making it one of the holiest Hindu cities.
The city is a site for more than 100 ancient temples including the Kalaram Temple and Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. The Anjaneri mountain, located 7 km from Trimbakeshwar in the Nasik district is also claimed as the birthplace of Hanuman. The city is also known as the Wine Capital of India since it accounts to a large amount of the country’s grape export and there are many vineyards in and around Nashik. It also plays an utmost important role in agriculture. Onion, tomatoes and many other vegetables are exported from Nashik to various parts of the world. In addition, Nashik is known for its picturesque surroundings, climate and tourism.
Ratnāgiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra. The Sahyadri mountains border Ratnagiri to the east. Heavy rainfall results in highly eroded landscape in the coastal region but fertile alluvial valleys in the region produce abundant rice, coconuts, cashew nuts, and fruits, “Hāpus” mangoes being one of the main fruits. Fishing is an important industry in Ratnagiri.
The most interesting places in Ratnagiri which is attracts the tourists are Aareware and Kalbadevi Beach, Babar Sheikh Peer, Sayyad Zahid Ali Shah Qadri, Lajul waterfall, Rajapur Ganga, Shaikh Ali Baba, Pir Sayyad Mansoor Shah Qadri, Thiba Palace, Mirkarwada Beach, Mālgund, Jaigad, Pawas, Atulit Bal Dham, Ratna Durg, Parashurām Temple, Shivasamarth Gad, Nivali Waterfall, Panval Viaduct, Caves in Chiplun, Khed, Dabhol, Sangameshwar, Gauhani Velgaum, and Vade Padel.