Friday, June 26, 2009


Situated in the western part of country, Maharasthra is one of the most beautiful state of India. It has diverse landscapes with dazzling stretch of hill stations, sensuous beaches and architectural monuments like towering forts, serene temples and majestic rock caves. This state is dotted with 720 km long coastline with Arabian sea giving it a lovely company. There are some mesmerizing beaches located all over the state. Most of these beaches have calm atmosphere and are relatively less crowded in comparison to other beaches of India. Some of the famous beaches are Juhu, Tarkali, Marve, Minori and Gorai. Majestic rivers like Godavari, Krishna and Tapi flow through this state.

For those adventure lovers there are some amazing hill stations located all over the state. The uneven terrains of these hill are great place for your trekking adventure and the calm atmosphere will surely make you forget all the worries. Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Khandala, Bhandara, Panchgani and Matheran are the popular hill stations of state. The state see large number of tourists visiting various historical monuments. It is home to around 350 forts, of which the popular one are Daulatabad, Sindhugarh and Raigarh fort. These forts are the legacy of great Maratha warriors. Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta caves which have been recognized as world heritage site by UNESCO, draw large number of tourists. Apart from their historical value, they are important religious destination for Hindus, Buddhists and Jain's.

Maharasthra is one of the most developed state of India. Some of biggest and most advanced cities of India are located in this state. Mumbai, the capital of Maharasthra is India's largest city. It is often referred as New York of India as it is the main business centre of country. Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, etc are the other major cities of state.

Main attractions of state

Each and every region of the state have something different to offer the visitors. For every kind of travelers state has something or other thing to try out. From visiting cosmopolitan cities to religious sites to hill station and lovely beaches, Maharasthra has everything under its cradle. Some of the popular tourist destinations of state are Mumbai, Khandala, Lonavala, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad, etc. Mumbai which is the largest city of India is the dream land for many youngsters who want to make their mark in the Bollywood film industry. This city houses some of the famous historical monuments like Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, etc. Famous Haji Ali Dargah, a revered Muslim religious site, is another tour attraction of city.

Maharashtra celebrates all the major festivals of India. But the most popular one is Ganpati festival. This festival is an important tourist attraction and many visitors plan their holiday keeping in mind this festival.

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