Maharashtra – A state located in western part of India is one of the richest states in this country. A state rich in culture and at the same time modern. A state that has it all. I have categories this article in terms of Finance, nature, forts and Foods & Fruits which Maharashtra is famous for.
Finance – Mumbai, which is the capital of this state is also the financial capital of the country. Sensex or Bombay Stock Exchange is located in Mumbai on Dalal Street. Apart from Stock Exchange, Major financial institution and other companies are headquartered here. Mumbai is a city which you should visit at any cost for an ultimate experience
Read more here about Mumbai
Nature – This is further divided into Hill stations and Waterfalls
There are many hill stations, waterfalls situated in Maharashtra for all nature lovers. Few of the main are listed below in each categories
Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Matheran, Lonavala, Bhandardara, Khandala etc
Read my another post on Road Trip to Mahabaleshwar
Thoseghar Waterfalls, Lingmala Falls, Vajrai Waterfalls, Zenith waterfalls, Amboli ghat, Malshej ghat.
Forts – Maharashtra might topped with the number of forts in any state of India. For all those who loves history and forts, this might be a gem. Below listed are top forts you must visit.
- Raigad Fort – Raigad
- Daulatabad Fort -Aurangabad
- Sinhagad Fort and Shaniwarwada – Pune
- Shivneri Fort – Junnar
- Sindhurdurg Fort – Sindhurdurg
- Panhala Fort- Kolhapur and many more
Beach – Maharashtra state has a good amount of coastline and has some beautiful beaches. Some of them are listed below.
- Juhu, Girgaom, Aksa, Gorai – Mumbai,
- Dhanu beach – Dhanu,
- Nagaon beach and Akshi beach – Ali Bagh,
- Murud beach – Murud
Entertainment – Maharashtra state has no limitation of entertainment. With Bollywood industries located in Mumbai, You will find many studios here popular being Goregaon film city. As Mumbai and Pune are main metro cities in this state , pubs and night clubs are in abundant and anyone looking for good nightlife must visit either of these city.
Festivals are celebrated here will full hearts and enthusiasm, Ganesh Utsav is one of the popular festival in this state and one must visit during this festival in order to get full course of festive.
Some of the Major cities of this state which you might consider giving a visit are as follows- Mumbai and its suburbs, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Dhule, Ratnagiri, Jalgaon etc
Food – Just like the diversity in topography, maharashtrian food consists of a variety of different dishes that are rich in flavour and packed with spices .Yes, food here is bit of spicy and but cooked with real taste. Some of the foods are as follows.
Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Pav Bhaji, Sabudana Khichdi, Aamthi, Konkan chicken and fish etc
Read My another post on Best Vada Pav spots in Mumbai
Fruits- When it comes to fruits, the natures best gift, Maharashtra is very much famous for many fruits. They are probably famous worldwide for some of the species.
- Anjeer – Pune
- Banana- Jalgaon
- Grapes – Nashik
- Alphonso Mango – Ratnagiri
- Orange – Nagpur
- Strawberries – Mahabaleshwar
- Pomegranate – Solapur
So, these all makes Maharashtra beautiful and one of the top visiting state in terms of tourism.