Tourist Places in Maharashtra
Maharashtra, the state of rich history and culture, the world famous Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta caves (all the three are indexed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites) are one of the most visiting tourist destinations of India. A wide natural and cultural diversity, marvelous ageless monuments, splendid architectural structures, several wildlife sanctuaries, unique Marathi culture, delicious cuisines make Maharashtra a great tourist destination of India.
Maharashtra, India's third largest state by area and second biggest by population, is a tourist paradise. Maharastra houses some famous awesome hill stations like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar; gorgeous beaches like Dahanu Bordi, Ganapatipule; historical caves like Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta, heritage sites like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Stations (UNESCO's World Heritage Site), Gateway of India; Forts like Rajgarh and Vijayadurg; Wildlife Sanctuaries and Wildlife National Parks like Sanjay Gandhi wildlife National Park and Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, and holy shrines like Shirdi, Ashta Vinayak etc. make this place a must-visit tourist destination of India.
To eye the fascinating beauty of Maharashtra, the Indian railway in the corporation with Maharashtra Tourist Department has operated a luxury train 'Deccan Odyssey'. Traveling in Deccan Odyssey provides you the feel of royal grandeur's. Come to Maharashtra and enjoy the beauty of this state.
Here is the list of Maharashtra's most visiting tourist places:
Ajanta Caves Tourism : World renowned ancient Buddhist caves famous for paintings; even after many centuries the paintings still retain the lustre & glow. Dist - Aurangabad.
Akkalkot Tour Maharashtra : Historical town, a holy place associated with two great saints Shri Swami Samarth and Shri Gajanan Maharaj. Shri Vatvriksha Swami Mandir, Samadhi Mandir, Guru Mandir, & Balappa Math, Vedasharam at nearby shivpuri established by Shri Gajanan Maharaj who popularised Vedic Agnihotra throughout the world.
Alandi Tourism : Samadhisthan of Sant Dnyaneshwar on river Indrayani.
Visit to Ambajogai : Jagrit Davasthan of Shri Yogeshwari Devi, birth place of great Marathi poets Mukundraj & Daqsopant.
Anudha Nagnath Tour : Swayambhu Jyotirling known as Shri Nagnath, temple built by Pandvas is rich in sculptures & carvings.
Aurangabad Tourism Maharashtra : Historical town, Educational and Industrial centre.
Tourist places in Aurangabad: Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum.
Bhandardara Travel : A dam on river Paravara of British regime, tourist place, Arthur lake, Randha Waterfall, Kalsubai peak, Memorial of Dadasahib Rupwate, Amriteshwar temple having rich in sculptures.
Bhimashankar Tourist Places : A sacred place having one of the 12 jyotirlings. located on the very source of river Bhima; Wildlife Sanctuary; ojhar & shivneri.
Chikhaldara Visit to Maharashtra : Hill Station on satpura, Maharashtra's only coffee growing area, Melghat Tiger Reserve.
Trip to Dehu : The birthplace of Sant Tukaram Maharaj on river Indrayani.
Visit to Elephanta Caves Maharashtra : Ancient caves on an island near Mumbai representing shaivite Hindu sect.
Ellora Caves Tour Maharashtra : World renowned 34 caves where Indian art and architecture have attained their culmination, the cave 16 'Kailash' is supposed to be one of the wonders of the world carved out in a single rock, also sacred place due to having Grhishneshwar temple which is one of the 12 jyotirlings, kund, Jain temple.
Jamb Samarth Places to See in Maharashtra: Birthplace of Samarth Ramdas Swami.
Jejuri Travel :Temple of Khandoba on a hill adorned with Deepmala on all footsteps near Pune.
Karla Caves Tour : Buddhist caves on a hall. The largest Chaitya Grih in India. Temple of Ekvira Devi opposite Malwali Railways Station.
Kolhapur Tourism in Maharashtra : Religious, Historical, industrial & Film centre, former Capital of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, temple of Mahalaxmi.
Lonar Tour : Unique Natural phenomenon; A lake created due to the fall of a metero from the sky; One of the four lakes in the world.
Mahabaleshwar Tourism Maharashtra : Hill Station, Mahabaleshwar temple, source of river Krishna, Koyana, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri.
Mahur Tourist Places to See : Historical and Religious place, Shri Renukadevi temples of Dattatreya and Ansuya Devi, Fort.
Matheran Tourism : Hill Station tour to Maharashtra
Mumbai Tourism in Maharashtra : Capital of Maharashtra.
Nagpur Tourism : Historical place, Sub- capital of Maharashtra, Sitabardi fort and Ganesh Temple, Dr. Hedgewar Smriti Mandir.
Nanded Trip of Maharashtra : Samadhi of Shri Guru Govindshingh ji on the Bank of river Godavari. Gurudwara Sachkhand Sahib.
Narsi Tour : Birthplace of Sant Namdav.
Visit to Narsimhwadi : Temple of Narshimha Saraswati, an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya on the sangam of Krishna and Panchganga.
Nashik Tourism Maharashtra : Pilgrim centre on Godavari associated with Rama, Laxman and Sita. Tapovan, at takli, Samarth Ramdas Swami Spent 12 Year in meditation, Kumbh Mela once in 12 year.
Nawegaon Tour : Wildlife National Park of Maharashtra.
Newasa Travel : Ancient temple of Mohiniraj an incarnation of Shri Vishnu, Sant Dnyaneshwar composed here his immortal Dnyaneshwari .
Paithan Trip: Capital of Satvahans on river Godavari, associated with Dnyaneshwar birthplace and Samadhi of Sant Eknath Maharaj, Nag Ghat, Teerthkhamb, Dam and Dnyaneshwar Udyan, Bird Sanctury.
Pandharpur Tourism Maharashtra : The temple of Vitthal Rakhumi on Bhima river Mandir, Ashrams Paradise of Varkaries, Dindis from all over Maharashtra in the month of Kartik.
Parli Vaijnath Travel : An Ancient place having one of the 12 jyotirlings.
Visit to Parshuram : An Ancient temple of Shri Parshuram the sixth incarnation of Shri Vishnu.
Pune Tourism : Historical, Religious, Educational and industrial Center; an important center of publication of Books and magazines; Land of Shivaji, Mahatma Jyotibai Phule and Lokmanya Tilak, Saras Bagh, Lal Mahal, Kasturba Smarak.
Tour to Raigad : Capital of Shivaji Maharaj, an invulnerable & invincible fort; Ropeway facility, Samadhi of Matosri Jijamata at Pached.
Saptasringgad Tour : Temple of Shri Saptasring Devi located on 1416 metre, high peak of Sahyadri with fascinating surroundings.
Sevagram Travel : The Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi, centre of the Freedom struggle.
Shani Shingnapur Tour : Jagrit Sthan on Shri Shani Maharaj; the image is only in the form of a stone pillar; no temple is built on the idol, the house of this village have no doors and windows. It is believed that incidence of theft has not occurred in this village.
Shirdi Tourism : Samadhisthal of Sant Sai Baba.
Shivneri Tour : Fort, the Birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj, caves.
Tadoba Travel : Wildlife Sanctuary.
Titwala Places to See in Maharashtra : Temple of Mahaganpati on river Kalu.
Trimbakeshwar Tour in Maharashtra : One of the 12 jyotirlings.
How to reach Maharashtra?
Maharastra lies in the western part of the state and it's capital Mumbai is the economic capital of India and biggest metropolitan city of the country. Maharashtra also holds several tourist places. That's why its (Maharashtra's) significance enhances. Maharashtra is well connected to all the four essential and major means of communication.
How to Reaching Maharashtra By Air
Maharashtra has five airports including one international airport based on Mumbai named 'Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport'. The other domestic airports are in Nagpur, Pune, Kolhapur and Aurangabad. These airports are well connected to other parts of the country. Mumbai's international airport is a crucial international airport and well connected to major cities of the world.
How to Getting Maharashtra By Rail
Maharashtra's capital Mumbai owns head quarters of two railway zones, which depicts the importance of this railway station. It's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station is well connected to major cities of other states. Besides Mumbai, Maharashtra also holds other major railway stations based in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Amravati, etc. that are connected to other parts of India.
Getting Maharashtra by Road
The strong network of roads and large numbers of National Highways and State Highways make commuters easier to access the state from numerous points. The intrastate and interstate road networks are connected to other parts of the country.
Way to Reaching Maharashtra By Sea/Waterway
The Konkan belt of Maharashtra is also connected with waterways. The traveling by waterways has grown immense popularity in the state and tourists love to travel by boats, ships, ferries, motorboats etc. Maharashtra owns an international naval port at Mumbai, along with huge numbers of other minor ports in the state.