Maharashtra is located in the western region of India. Spreading across the area of 307,731 km2 bordered with other Indian state like Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and is the financial capital of the nation. It is the second most populous state after Uttar Pradesh and is the third largest state by area in the country. It is the richest state of India. The state has witnessed various dynasties like Marathas, Peshwas, Islamic rule and Britishers. Among them the state is most influenced by Marathas. The Sahyadri Range is the physical backbone of Maharashtra with an elevation of about 1000m. The state is drenched with some major rivers that include Krishna, Bhima, Godavari, Tapi-Purna and Wardha-Wainganga. The state enjoys a tropical monsoon climate and can be visited any time of the years. About 17% state is covered with forests. It has several breath taking hill stations that attract domestic as well as foreign travelers. Some of the popular among them are Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani are quite famous. The state is alos famous for its culinary genius dishes like Puranpoli, Ukadiche Modak, Gulpoli, Laddoos, Basundi and Chakali etc. About 80% people of the state follow Hinduism and Ganesh Chaturthi is the most celebrated festival of the state that is celebrated with great joy and fervor by people of all casts and religions.
Places of Interest in Maharashtra:
Maharashtra has various places of interest where one can enjoy their vacations that include :
Navegaon National Park
Treasures of Maharashtra:
There are various places that are considered as treasures of Maharashtra that include wildlife sanctuaries, tiger Reserves and the caves of Ajanta and Ellora.
How to Reach Maharashtra
By Air: The state has two major Airports located in Mumbai. Sahar International Airport is an International Airport and Santa Cruz is a domestic airport. Various flights run by air India, Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air Deccan operate daily.
By Rail: Mumbai the state capital has the most important railway station of Maharashtra that connects it to the other major parts of the country. The state has a good network of intra city trains that are the backbone of state are the most convenient and economical means of moving to and fro with in the state.
By Road: Maharashtra has an extensive network of roads. The state is connected with National Highways and State Highways that connect to the major parts in and around the state. The service of intra city buses is excellent and thus makes the road transport quite popular.
By Ship: Mumbai also boasts of an international naval port, so one can also opt for reaching Maharashtra by ship.
Best time to Visit Maharashta: Maharashtra is one of the most visited destinations in India which has a heavy influx of visitors through out the year. the best time to visit is from October to February.
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