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Maharashtra

MAHARASHTRA

MAHARASHTRA WEATHER

Useful Info & Guides

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    AREA

    307,713 km2

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    POPULATION

    11 crores approx

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    MAJOR FESTIVALS

    Holi, Diwali, Eid, Makar Sankranti / Lohri, Navratri, Dussehra

    Ambarnath Film Festival, Anant Chaturdashi, Bhai Dooj, Celebrate Bandra, Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gudi Padwa, Haldi Kumkum, Kaleidoscope Festival, Sophia College, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Makar Sankranti, Malhar (festival), Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival, Naga Panchami, Pola (festival), Pune International Film Festival, Rishi Panchami, Sharad Purnima, Shayani Ekadashi, Ugadi, Vat Purnima

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    NATIONAL PARK

    Chandoli National Park, Gugamal National Park, Navegaon National Park, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park), Tadoba National Park

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    UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

    Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

CITIES OF MAHARASHTRA

MUMBAI

Once a village of fishermen, Mumbai is now the second city world after Miami which has the largest number of Art Deco buildings. Named after Goddess Mumbai Devi, this metropolitan city sits on Konkan Coast and enjoys a pleasant tropical climate. The town of Bollywood, home of several millionaires, billionaires and the most populous city of India, Mumbai boasts a fine composition of lifestyle and leisure. The financial powerhouse of the country, this city is painted with vibrant hues of customs, cosmopolitan crowd, and flavorsome cuisine. The old buildings built during the British period reflect Gothic Revival architecture. The city has a vibrant nightlife.

PLACE TO VISIT

The Gateway of India, Rajabai Clock Tower, Elephanta Caves, Kanheri Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Jehangir Art Gallery, Worli Fort
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Gateway of India

NASIK

From hosting Kumbh Mela to home of some of the finest wines & vineyards, Nasik has earned global name and fame. Brimming at the banks of Godavari River, Nasik is the Wine Capital of India. As per Hindu Mythology, this is the place where Lord Ram is said to have cut the nose of Surpanakha (Sister of Ravana) and that’s why the place was named Nashik. Today, the city is emerging as a wine tourism center of India. Other than the vineyards, there are numerous temples, waterfalls and forts which make it a perfect place to visit. The place offers an amazing treat of cocktail mixed with mythology.

PLACE TO VISIT

Saptashrungi, Pandavleni Caves, Vallonne Vineyards, Harihar Fort, York Winery & Tasting Room, Brahmagiri Hill, Kalaram Temple, Muktidham Temple, Anjneri Hill, Jain Mandir, Mangi Tungi, Gangapur Dam, Shrine of the Infant Jesus, Soma Vine, Sita Gumpha, Someshwar Temple, Ramkund, Regiment of Artillery Museum, Dhammagiri, Vihigaon Waterfall, Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary
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Trimbakeshwar Waterfalls

PUNE

The cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is one of the most happening and booming cities. Holding a great historic significance, the city has been ruled by the powerful Maratha dynasty and then by the British, still living with their relics. Offering an admirable combination of spiritualism along with the growing commercialism, Pune is an academic center known as Oxford of the East. This metropolis city represents a modern lifestyle in pace with the time finely intertwined with the charm of the bygone colonial era. The famous Osho Meditation Resort makes Pune stand apart from other cities of the state.

PLACE TO VISIT

Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railway, Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Osho Teerth Gardens, Gandhi National Memorial, Shaniwar Wada, Jangali Maharaj Temple, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Tribal Cultural Museum, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple, Lal Mahal, Vetal Tekdi, Vishrambaug Wada, Katraj Snake Park, Sinhagad Fort, Baner Pashan Biodiversity Park, St Mary’s Church, Ohel David Synagogue, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
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Shaniwar Wada

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Colours of Rajasthan

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Kingdoms of Gaddis

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The Golden Triangle and Beyond

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Walking in Style – Kumaon Himalaya Walk

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