Top Places to visit in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Pune, Shirdi, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are some of the top places to visit in Maharashtra.
Updated: September 26, 2019
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Mumbai, the City of Dreams is formerly known as Bombay. The city is witness to many important events in the country's freedom struggle starting from the visit of Gandhi to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928.
The main attraction of Mumbai are Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Colaba Causeway, Juhu beach, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty and many more.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves:
Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations. Known as 'The World Heritage Caves' it has magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well-carved sculptures of Ellora. The main attraction of Ajanta and Ellora caves are Ajanta Caves, Kailasanatha and other temples, Ellora, Grishneshwar temple, The buddhist cave, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Khuldabad, Daulatabad Fort and many more.
Pune also known as 'Oxford of the East' is a city that perfectly blends modernity with tradition. It is the cultural capital of Maharashtra which is a lively town with a young and vivacious crowd that welcomes every visitor with an open heart.
It has the roots of ancient Poona, which gave birth to the Maratha Empire and had a very crucial role to play in the history of India's independence. The main attraction of Pune are Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Singhagad Fort, Bund garden, Mulshi lake and Dam, National war museum, Pateleswar cave temple, Tribal Museum, Dehu Gatha temple, Vishram Bagh Waada and many more.
Shirdi, the home of great saint Sai Baba is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites. Shirdi holds a strong importance as a holy and pilgrim place by Sai Baba devotees which is located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The main attraction of Shirdi are Shri sai baba Sansthan Temple, Shani Shingnapur, Gurusthan, Chavadi, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai masjid, Jangli maharaj Ashram, Dixit Wada museum, Thursday palaki procession and many more.
Mahabaleshwar also known as 'The land of Strawberries' is a hill station located in the Western Ghats, in Satara district of Maharashtra. Known for its magnificent cascades and the beautiful strawberry farms, the city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys.
The main attraction of Mahabaleshwar are Elephant's Head point, Chinaman's fall, Suicide point, Dhobi waterfall, Wilson Point, Venna lake, Mahabaleswar temple, Panchgani and many more.
Panchgani, located at an altitude of 1, 334 mts is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar which is famous for its various sunset and sunrise points and scenic valley view. As it is surrounded by five hills, the place is named as Panchgani. It is also known as 'The Table Land'. Five hills form the Sahyadri mountain ranges offer Panchgani its name. The main attraction of Panchgani are Kaas Plateau, Table Land, Mahabaleshwar, Mapro Garden, Sydney point, Rajpuri Caves and many more.