The scenic beauty of the sprawling Western Ghats, its majestic forts, beautiful temples sculpted out of rocks, and endless silver beaches will leave you spellbound. It is famous for Paithani and Narayan Peth sarees, Kolhapuri footwear, and Warli paintings. Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, has been the country’s commercial and film capital and is dotted with heritage architecture and monuments. The state is a major producer of sugar and is known for the famous Alphonso mangoes. Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival in the state.
PLACES TO VISIT – Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad (Bibi ka Makbara, Daulatabad Fort, Panchakki Bhimashankar (Jyotirlinga), Ellora Caves, Kolhapur (Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, Mahalaxmi Temple, Old Palace), Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Chowpatty Beach, Crawford Market, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Haji Ali, Juhu Beach, Kanheri Caves, Mahalakshmi Temple, Mani Bhawan, Marine Drive, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Siddhivinayak Temple), Nagpur Nashik (Muktidham, Panchvati, Pandavleni Caves, Trimbakeshwar), Nanded, Pune (Aga Khar Palace, Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Shaniwar Wada), Shirdi (Shrine of St Baba), etc. In addition, there are several beaches (Alibagh, Bordi, Dahanu, Ganapatipule, Gore Kihim, Manori, Mandwa, Sindhudurg, etc.), and forts (Jaigadh, Murud Janjira, Pratapgad, Raigar Shivneri, Sinhagad, etc.). Hill Stations (Khandala, Lonavala, Mahableshwar, Matherai Panchgani, etc.) and Wildlife (Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Pench Nation: Park, Tadoba Tiger Reserve, etc.) to see.
CAPITAL – Mumbai | WEBSITE – http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI is endowed with lush green forests, winding rivers, unimaginable waterfronts and the gentle gurgle of streams. Calm and serene, it offers scenic beauty and monuments.
PLACES TO VISIT – Silvassa (Hirwa Van Gardens at Piparia, Lion Safari at Vasona, Tribal Museum Vanganga Lake & Garden at Dadra, Vanvihar Tourist Complex at Chauda, etc.)
CAPITAL – Silvassa | WEBSITE – http://www.dnh.nic.in/tourism
DAMAN & DIU is famous for historical monuments, museums and beaches. This Union Territory is scenic and extremely inviting.
PLACES TO VISIT: Daman (Forts of Moti and Nani Daman, Daman Ganga Water Park, Devka Beach, Jampore Beach, Jetty Garden, Kadaiya Lake Garden, Mirasol Lake Garden, Pergola Garden, Satya Sagar Udyan, Vaibhav Water World, etc.) Diu (Diu Fort, Ghoghla Beach, Jallandhar Shrine, Nagoa Beach, Panikotha, etc.)