Visiting Maharashtra gives a lot of opportunity to unveil nature as well as the artificial development made by people. The state is house to great monuments, forts, beautiful beaches, pilgrimage centers, rivers and hill stations. One can cover these places according to their geographical locations. If one goes on unveiling the beauty of the one geographical part of the state at a time, it will be easier for him to complete the tourism in Maharashtra. One can move on from one end to the other and finish his tour to Maharashtra easily. It would be easier to move from Sayadris towards Konkan. On the way one will cover many of the hill stations and beaches. Apart from these natural geographical beauties, there are many other things that Maharashtra offers to its tourists. There are many historical cities and monuments that really demands heed from the visitor.
Aurangabad – Tourism Capital of Maharashtra
The city is mostly famous for its ancient art of Ajanta and Ellora caves. Aurangabad caves are located between the Satara and shiyachal range of hills. These caves in Aurangabad are a part of art and culture of 3rd century A.D. These are the greatest tourist destinations that attract hordes of tourists round the year. The caves are generally representing Buddhism and Buddhist monasteries built up during those centuries. The interior and architecture of these caves are something that gives astounding experience to the tourists and makes the tour to these caves memorable. The other places to visit in Maharashtra are “Bibi ka Maqbara”, “Panchakki”, and “Sonari Mahal”.
Karad in Satara district
Karad is located in Satara district and lies in the confluence of Krishna and Koyna River. The city produces much of the Sugar and is also known as Sugar Bowl of Maharashtra. Karad is mostly famous for Devi Krishnamayi and Devi Koynamayi temple located in the bank of the rivers of Krishna and Koyna respectively. These temples attract many tourists and pilgrims. There are also many Buddhist caves around the city of Karad. This peaceful and serene town of karad is a best place to get a retreat to nature.
Mahabaleswar – largest hill station of Maharashtra
Mahabaleswar lying in the lap of Western Ghats is the hill station that is capable of mesmerizing any of the visitors. The beautiful surrounding and the pleasant climate are the things that keeps the tourists frequent this place. Mahabaleswar as a city of rejuvenation was discovered during the British colonialism. And it was declared as the summer capital of Bombay Presidency. The town still bears the princely stance through housing great palaces and colonial mansions.
Mumbai – commercial capital of India
Mumbai is the best place to enjoy a busy city life. Along the street one will find fashionable items on sale, numerous discotheques and restaurants. The historically rich past of the city can be found in several monuments and temples like Siddhivinayak Temple, Rajabai Clock Tower and the Asiatic Society of Mumbai that has supported Mumbai tourism. Among the many attractions in Mumbai, a visit to the Jogger’s Park, Elephanta caves, Gateway of India, Haji Ali Mosque and Chowpatti Beach are a must visit to know the nerves of residents of Mumbai. Mumbai has something for the nature lovers too. It has the Sanjay Gandhi National Park to enjoy the wildlife in Mumbai.
Khandala: Khandala with its twin town Lonavala is famously known for its natural beauty and pleasant climate. It is a popular hill station situated between Mumbai and Pune. Khandala is located at a height of 550 meters above sea level. Khandala is 107 km from Mumbai and a great place to enjoy natural sight-seeing. It can be visited during October to March.
Ratnagiri – known for delicious Haapus (Alphonso) mangoes
Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra offers diverse attractions for the tourists. The district is endowed with different tourist a destination that satisfies everyone. This district encloses beaches, forts, places of worship and hill ranges that captivate the tourists round the year. The hills of Sahyadri on east and Arabian Sea on the west create mesmerizing beauty of Ratnagiri. The place can be visited to see both natural as well as manmade wonders on the earth.