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Must Visit Destinations in Maharashtra

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Do you really want to experience an enthralling tour in such a place where varying lifestyle, wonderful living conditions and delightful nightlife takes breath, then fly for the richest and the fast forward west Indian state, Maharashtra. The magnetism towards this state is not only for its picturesque beauty, but it is the warmhearted citizens of the state that magnetizes the travelers from abroad. Marathi is the native language of Maharashtra, but Hindi and English are also widely spoken. Maharashtra trip always invites the people to get a life-changing experience and stuns the people by its majestic diversity and size. You should not miss out to visit its concrete jungles, caves, temples, Forts, beaches, pubs and discos whenever you plan for a trip to Maharashtra.

Let’s see what are the destinations, you should visit during your Maharashtra trip:

Amravati:

Melghat Tiger Reserve amravati maharashtra

Melghat Tiger Reserve amravati maharashtra

This is one of the most populated cities of Maharashtra and is famous for its temples and pilgrimage sites. This beautiful destination is mostly visited by countless numbers of travelers throughout the year because it offers numerous fascinating sightseeing options. Among all the holy shrines of Amravati, Ambadevi temple gets the greatest numbers of pilgrims and tourist. The temple has been dedicated to the goddess of Shakti, Rukmini; the wife of Lord Krishna. Navratri festival is celebrated zeal fully in this temple by devotees. The temple is surrounded by some other religious sites namely Shri Ekvira Devi Temple and Sridham Temple, which makes the site a perfect religious destination.

Adventure junkies should never miss to visit Melghat Tiger Reserve, which is situated near the Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary. Tiger safari is the most fascinating attraction of the Melghat Tiger Reserve. Maharashtra travel guide becomes your true friend during your trip and helps you to explore the picturesque destinations of the state wonderfully.

Aurangabad:

Ajanta Caves Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves Maharashtra

The city has numbers of Mughal architectural marvels. Bibi-Ka-Maqbara is the main attraction of the city. One can say that the tombstone is the carbon copy of the world’s beauty the Taj Mahal. The mausoleum was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s son to give a tribute to his mother, Rabia Durrani. In a proximity to this burial, the famous rock-cut caves Ajanta and Ellora are standing. This is one another reason why travelers drawn towards this city. Both of the two world heritage sites illustrate the skills and artistic ability of Indian craftsmen that they had acquired in several years back.

Kolhapur:

Katyayani temple Kolhapur maharashtra

Katyayani temple Kolhapur maharashtra

The spiritual city Kohlapur is situated on the bank of River Panchganga. Kohlapur is the adobe of Goddess Mahalaxmi Ambabai. The statue is embedded with precious stones and diamonds. The temple is considered an important religious centre for the devotees. During your visit to Kohlapur, you can see some important historical Forts, palaces and some beautiful temples. Some important attractions of the city are Katyayani temple, Maharaja’s Palace, Vishalgad Fort and wax museum. Availing Maharashtra tour package from Erco Travels you can also explore some other travel destination such as Rankala Lake, Radhanagari Dam and Mahadev temple.

Mumbai:

Gateway of India Mumbai

Gateway of India Mumbai

The cosmopolitan and very fast forward city, Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra. The city that never sleep; means you can enjoy nightlife over here. The Arabian Sea lines the western border of Mumbai. Earlier the city was known as Bombay. Modernization, thriving markets, business houses, skyscrapers can be seen elsewhere. Its busy roads always offer you lip-smacking choices like pao bhaji, kabab and bhel puri. Most importantly Mumbai is the home of the stars of Bollywood film industry.

Mumbai has numbers of monuments, structures and cultural centers that witnesses its rich history. Mahalaxmi temple is an important spiritual center of the city. The temple complex shows some beautiful sculpted structures of deities namely Kashi Vishweshwar, Siddhivinayak, Mahakali, Vishweshwar and many more. Siddhi Vinayak temple is an important holy shrine that has been dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Film stars frequently visited this place to get blessing from the lord. The Gateway of India is one the most sought after tourist spots of Mumbai; located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area.

Would you not like to visit the most beautiful Juhu beach and go for Marina Drive when you are in Mumbai? Local street food near the beach is very famous. Tourists like to visit this beach because of its scenic beauty and its peaceful atmosphere. Some other attractions that you should not miss in Mumbai trip are Global Vipassana Pagoda, world’s largest pillar-less dome; Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, finest railway station; and Elephanta Caves, wonderful place for family trip.

Nagpur:

Nagpur city

Nagpur city

Also known as Orange City. The city has rich cultural values and is an important political, commercial and industrial center. Balaji temple is the major attraction of this region that attracts many devotees from abroad. Nagpur is mostly visited in the months from October to March because climatic condition become too good to travel. Ganesh Chaturthi festival is gorgeously celebrated in this place. There are so many sightseeing options that you can visit like Ambazari Lake, Tekdi Ganapati Temple, Sitabuldi Fort and many more. Adventure seekers can practice trekking activity in Seminary Hills to get a wonderful view of the city. Visit Diksha Bhoomi Stupa where Buddhists are given Diksha on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi Day.

Nashik:

Nashik

Nashik

It’s a religious city, situated on the bank of River Godavari. The city has its own individuality due to its historical, mythological, cultural and social importance. The city is the adobe of fabulous temples; people basically know the city because of the famous Maha Kumbh Mela that is organized after every 12 years of gap. One of the India’s 12 jyotirlingas also can be seen in this place. Include Pandavleni caves sightseeing in your Nashik tour itinerary; this is one of the oldest caves in Maharashtra. Dudhsagar waterfall is one of the best picturesque tour destinations in Nashik; youngsters often come here to liven up their spirituality. Travelers can also visit some popular religious places like Ganga Ghat, Kalaram temple, Kapileshwara temple, Ramakund, etc. Shirdi is a small village of Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, is specially known for the world famous Sai temple. The temple is the burial place of saga Sai Baba that has the worldwide popularity.

Pune:

Lohagad Fort, Pune, Maharashtra

Lohagad Fort, Pune, Maharashtra

Pune is the second largest metro city after Mumbai. The city is also recognized as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The city is surrounded by beautiful lakes, verdant hills and some greenery areas that make Pune a wonderful tour destination. The city illustrates a glorious history of several past dynasties. Being the cultural center of western India, Pune magnetizes the traveler throughout the year from all corners. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is a must visit destination of Pune. The museum houses a wide collection of Indian art and crafts that you can explore during your trio to Pune. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is one another attraction of the city. This heritage temple has been dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar. Architects have given the temple a rock-cut architectural look. Agakhan Palace always holds the top rank in the list of Pune’s attractions. The palace is the great example of architectural excellence, which is surrounded by lush green gardens from all sides.

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Author: Erco Travels

Inbound Tour Operator in India, provide services for India tours like hotel booking, hire a car for city tour & you can book a tour guide also.

3 thoughts on “Must Visit Destinations in Maharashtra

  1. Pingback: Must Visit Destinations in India « Travel Services India

  2. Hi,
    Great Blog,
    I like the way you written the blog.
    Post is very informative and easy to understand.
    I like to visit Lohagad Fort, Pune in Maharashtra.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice information of Maharashtra state tourism

  3. These places are very good ……
    A must visit place for culture and nature lovers

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