35 Places in Maharashtra that One should plan soon

Maharashtra trip

Planning for Maharashtra trip?  So, you should plan for a long leave as there is a lot to cherish and enjoy. Home to part of the Western Ghats, Maharashtra is a state abundant in natural beauty, diverse wildlife and culture. From beaches to waterfalls and hills to forts, Maharashtra has it all.

  1. MUMBAI: it is a magical city with a vibe that cannot be felt anywhere else. HOUSING India’s most prolificfilm industry, few of Asia’s biggest slum as well as world’s most expensive homes along with the largest tropical forest in an urban area. The bottom line is Mumbai is truly a place to see in India, something that will engage your memories for days after the tour as well. Few attractive places are:
  • Gate Way of India
  • Elephanta caves
  • Juhu Beach
  • Victoria Terminus
  • Film City
  • Dharavi Slum
  • Marine Drive
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  1. PUNE: A vibrant metropolis which is the centre of academics and business hub that epitomises “NEW INDIA”. Pune offers a pleasant reprise from the crazy hustle bustle of Mumbai. Top sights in pune:
  • Aga Khan Palace
  • Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
  • Gandhi national Museum
  • Shaniwar Wada
  • Osho Teerth Garden
  1. NASHIK: It is the third largest district in Maharashtra. This is a blend of nature and parks, sacred and religious sites, architectural buildings. Famous places in nasik :
  • Anjneri Hill
  • Sita Gumpha
  • Jain Mandir Nashik
  • Muktidham Temple
  • Kalaram Temple
  1. SHIRDI: This is famously known as the home of the late Sri Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai Baba was an Indian Spiritual Master. He is revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime. Few famous attractions:
  • Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir
  • Sri Sai Baba Snasthan Temple
  • Dwarkamai Masjid
  • Maruti Mandir
  1. KOLHAPUR: This is a historic city of Maharashtrawith many sacred and religious sites.
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Rankala Lake
  • Jyotiba Temple
  • Panhala Fort
  1. SOLAPUR: It is located in the south west region of Maharashtra. It is located on major road and rail routes between Mumbai and Hyderabad, Few key points of interests in Solapur.
  • Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaja Temple
  • Shri Siddeshwar Temple
  • Rukmini Temple
  • Bhuikot Fort
  1. LONAVLA: It is a beautiful hill station at a distance of 67 Km from Pune district. The Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves are ancient Buddhist shrines. Lohagad Fort, with its 4 gates is a big attraction for the tourists. During rainy seasons Bushi Dam in the west is again a famous spot.
  2. MAHABALESHWAR : This is often referred to as the Queen of hill station in Maharashtra. It lies in the Western Ghats Range and is one of the famous tourists spot. Top places in Mahabaleshwar:
  • Lingmala Waterfall
  • Arthur Seat Point
  • Venna Dam
  • Pratapgarh Fort
  1. KOYNAGAR: It is a town in Maharashtra situated on the Chiplun-Sangli state highway on the banks of Koyna River.
  2. PANCHGANI: It is a famous hill station and one of the top hill resorts of Maharashtra. This is ideal weekend getaways near Pune for a 2 day trip.
  3. AURANGABAD: This is a historical city of Maharashtra. Named after the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, this city is a tourist hub.
  4. AJANTA CAVES : These are ancient Buddhist caves situated near Ajanta village. Ajanta Caves are one of the most visited ancient monuments in India.
  5. ELLORA CAVES: Ellora is the most visited ancient monument. he caves are located near Verul on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon road to the northwest of Aurangabad
  6. RATNAGIRI: Ratnagiri district offers the most diverse attractions for tourists in the form of most beautiful beaches, historical monuments and serene temples. Mandvi Beach is the most popular beach in Ratnagiri.
  7. KHANDALA: Most popular weekend getaway for the people from nearby cities of Mumbai and Pune this is another hill station in the Western Ghats not far away from Lonavla and Karjat is Khandala. Few attractions over here:
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Kune Waterfalls
  • Bedsa caves
  1. MATHERAN: It is one of the smallest hill station sand is one of the top monsoon destinations in Maharashtra.  No private automobiles are allowed into Matheran town. Tourists to Matheran have to drive up to Dasturi Point (2.5 km) and reach Matheran by foot or pony.
  2. HARIHARESHWAR: It is popular beach town in the Raigad district. Diveagar and Shrivardhan are great attractions of this black sand beach,
  3. PANHALA: This is the smallest city in Maharashtra. Panhala lies on the Sahyadri Mountain Range and is situated in the Kolhapur district. list of Panhala Tourist Attractions and nearby Panhala Sightseeing Spots:
  • Panhala Fort
  • Parashar Caves
  • Sunset Point
  1. ALIBAUG: It is a coastal town of which the Kolaba fort is a big attraction. Alibaug is most famous for is its beach and lovely country homes located next to the shore
  2. KARJAT: It is an unconventional but lovely getaway from Mumbai and Pune full of green mountains, rock-cut cave temples.
  3. BHANDADARA: It located in the Sahyadri range and is popular for its beautiful waterfalls that are mesmerizing monsoon attractions. trekking options are also there:
  • Kalsubai peak
  • Ratangad fort
  • Harshchandragad fort
  1. IGATPURI: It is popular hill station surrounded by mountains, gushing waterfalls and greeenlands. It makes a great picnic spot for families.
  2. TADOBA NATIONAL PARK: This Park is one of the 47 project tiger reserves in India. This park is divided into three separate forest ranges, i.e. Tadoba north range, Kolsa south range, and Mohurli range. This is great attraction for wildlife lovers.
  3. PANCHGANI: This is a Famous hill station with some beautiful tourists attractions Table Land, Parsi Point, Kamalgadh Fort etc.
  4. GANPATIPULE: Ganpatipule is a small pilgrimage & beach town located in the Ratnagiri district. The Ganesha Temple in Ganpatipule is unique because it is one of the few temples in the country in which the presiding deity faces west.
  5. BORDI: Bordi near Dahanu beach is located in the Warli belt. Delicious sea-food to the list of must-do things at Bordi.
  6. AMBOLI: It is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa. Amboli falls, Shirgaonkar point are few of the sight scenes over here.
  7. NAGPUR: It is the winter capital and eth 3rdlargest city of Maharashtra. he Raman Science Centre,  Sitabuldi Fort and Deekshabhoomi are few of the attractions.
  8. WARDHA : This is a part of Nagpur district with some famous attractions for tourists:
  • Sevagram Ashram
  • Bor Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa
  1. NANDED: It is the eighth largest urban agglomeration of the state and the eighty-first most populous city in India. Gurudwara Garden and Visava Garden are the most famous attractions.
  2. MURUD: It is a town in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.Murud-JanJira is a famous fort in murud.
  3. DIVEAGAR: This is most peaceful, clean and sparsely populated place in Maharashtra which is perfect for couples.
  4. VENGURLA: It is a town surrounded by lush green picture of cashew, mango, coconut and different kinds of trees is the perfect to rest your eyes upon and relax.
  5. TARKALI: It is a village on the shores of Arabian Sea and is known for its sands and clear waters of Tarkali Beach.
  6. MALSHEJ GHAT: This site is resting in the rugged hills of Western Ghats with a wonderful view of its own.

Maharashtra has numerous vacation spots, and hotels like  renaissance hotel, which are not only good for a short weekend getaway but also for a longer stay. Some really unique trips that travellers ought to take, Maharashtra offers you.

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