Top 10 Must-visit Destinations In Maharashtra

Maharashtra is one of the fast-growing states in India. It has so many things to offer for visitors who like beautiful hill stations, pristine beaches, historic caves, ancient temples, vibrant cities with colorful nightlife, National Parks, wildlife sanctuaries, Royal palaces etc to explore.

1. Mumbai

This is the amazing capital city of Maharashtra that has a lot to attract visitors. This is one of the vibrant cities in India and home to Bollywood movies. Popular things you can explore here are Juhu Beach, Elephanta caves, Tajmahal, Gateway of India, Film city, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, etc.

2. Mahabaleshwar

This is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra with snow-capped mountains, stunning views of green valleys, woodlands, etc. This hill station consists of three charming villages like Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar and some areas of Shindola village. Other things to explore here are Pratapgarh Fort, Venna Lake, Chinaman, and Dhobi Waterfalls and enjoy trekking over here with scenic spots.

3. Aurangabad

Take a visit to the "city of gates". This is a historic city in Maharashtra and was the seat of great rules Hyderabad Nizams, Delhi Sultanates, Mughals, etc. Things you can visit here include the Shivaji Maharaj Museum with amazing collections of weapons & rare coins, the Bibi ka Maqbara shrine which was built as per the model of Tajmahal during the 17th century, Aurangabad Caves where you can find Buddhist shrines, and Daulatabad Fort with beautiful medieval architecture.

4. Pune

This modern city once the seat of Maratha Empires and you can find the remaining of the rich history over here. Popular things to visit here include grand Aga Khan Palace with stunning architecture and beautiful gardens and presently functioning as the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Pataleshwar Cave Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sinhagad Fort, and Mulshi Dam.

5. Shirdi

This holy town is situated in Ahmednagar district and the land is popular for Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. A lot of devotees are visiting this pilgrim site every year. Shirdi Sai Baba was one of the greatest saints in India during the 20th century and you can visit Samadhi Mandir with an attractive marble statue of Sri Sai Baba.

6. Nasik

Nasik is a holy city in Maharashtra which is mentioned in the Golden epic of Ramayana. The city is situated on the banks of Godavari River and nicknamed as the "wine capital of India" due to stunning valleys of vineyards. You can also visit "Panchavati" temple complex, Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir, Sita Gufaa caves, etc.

7. Tadoba National Park

This National Park was established in 1955 and considered the largest Tiger reserve in Maharashtra. You can find 88 protected tigers on their natural surroundings over here. Also, this park is rich rare species of birds, other animals, rare plant species, etc.

8. Lonavala

This is another beautiful hill station located in Pune, a favorite destination for nature lovers. Lonavala and Khandala are two hill stations that you can visit in Pune. Once you reach the top you can enjoy panoramic views of natural surroundings. You can enjoy hiking, trekking, biking, picnicking etc over here.

9. Alibaug

This is a beautiful coastal city in Maharashtra. There is a number of attractions like pristine beaches- Alibag and Varsoli are popular among them, Kolaba Fort- a 17th-century fort with amazing carvings of elephants & tigers, Janjira island fort with huge walls & cannons, Korlai Fort and a historic lighthouse.

10. Malavan

Malavan is a favorite destination for beach hoppers. You can find pristine beaches with long white sand stretches and crystal clear water. You can enjoy sunset watching, swimming, sunbathing etc from here. Also, nearby interesting sites to explore are Padma Gad, Sarjekot Fort, Sindhudurg Fort, etc.

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