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Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !

Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !
About Maharashtra Information
Gateway of India Standing mostly on the high Deccan Plateau, the state of Maharashtra is one of the largest states of the country. The state is a treasure house of exquisite temples, forts and rock-cut caves and is an epitome of diverse cultural heritage. The state is the second most populous in India and Hinduism is the predominant religion. Marathi is the official language of the state. The state has great potential for expanding the tourism industry in the country. Maharshtra abounds in ancient monuments, enchanting beaches, lush green locales, theme parks, resorts and five star hotels. The state is also home to India's biggest motion picture industry.

Major Towns and Cities of Maharashtra
» Mumbai - The Land of Multiple Faiths - Mumbai, the land of multiple faiths, is the capital city of Maharashtra. The city is centre of fashion and glamour as India's biggest film industry lies here. The city is always bustling with commercial and financial activities.

¤ The Gateway of India - Designed by George Wittet, the Gateway of India is one's entrance to the wealthy city of Mumbai. The structure is built in yellow basalt and is a prime attraction of the city.

¤ Juhu Beach - The residents of the city live by the beach. The beach gives intoxicating views of the Arabian Sea. There are shacks and stalls all along the beach providing everything from soft drinks, Bhel Puri and coconut water to local cuisine.

¤ Haji Ali Tomb - It stands in dedication to a Muslim saint. The vast expanse of waters and the boulders around impart phenomenal beauty to the tomb. It can only be visited during low tide as the walkway gets immersed during high tide.

¤ Marine Drive - The Marine Drive thoroughfare is located in the heart of the city. Lined with beautiful towering buildings, the place gives a miraculous view of the Arabian waters and is one's haunt to breath in some fresh air.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum» Pune - The Oxford of the East - The magnificent land and sea forts of the city are testimony to its glorious past. Pune was home to the legendary Maratha ruler Shivaji. It is privileged to have one of India's oldest universities.

¤ Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - The museum houses a fascinating collection of Indian artifacts collected by late Shree Dinkar Kelkar. The museum is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.

¤ Osho Ashram - The ashram offers myriad of expensive courses on meditation. The site attracts a large number of visitors from all around the globe.





¤ Shaniwar Wada - Shaniwar Wada was built in the year 1736 and was once the palace of the Peshawar rulers. In 1827 the palace suffered severe damages in a fire. The entrance of the palace was specially designed to deter enemy attacks.

¤ Parvati Hill - Located on the southern end of the city, the Parvati hill is a climb of 108 wide stone steps. Atop the hill is the Parvati Temple which was once the private shrine of the Peshwa rulers. The temples, four in number, are dedicated to Shiva, Ganesha, Vishnu and Kartikeya.

» Aurangabad - The Land of a Multitude of Attractions - Aurangabad is one of the chief cities of Maharashtra. The city has a multitude of attractions for the tourists and holiday-makers and is also known as Sambhjinagar.

Ajanta Caves ¤ Ajanta and Ellora Caves - Carved out in the 6th or 7th century, Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be among the finest rock-cut shrines in the country. The caves also symbolise Buddhist architecture brilliance and are the masterpieces of the time.

¤ Bibi Ka Maqbara - Azam Shah built the structure in 1678. Bibi Ka Maqbara is a son's tribute to his mother Begum Rabia Durrani, the queen of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It is a replica of the Taj Mahal at Agra.

¤ Panchakki - Panchakki was built of Malik Ambar in 1695. It is truly an engineering marvel of the earlier times. The water mill was used to power the flour mill and to grind grains for the pilgrims.




¤ Darwazas -
There are four main gates or Darwazas that are one's entrance to the city of Aurangbad. These gates were a part of the defence system of the city.

» Hill Stations - The Western Ghats run from north to south throughout the length of the state. The foothills of these ranges, as they approach to the Arabian Sea, provide stupefying sights. Nestled into the ranges of the Western Ghats are the hill stations of Mharashtra. Lonavala, Khandala and Karla hill stations are located along the Mumbai-Pune Highway. Khandala is a 2-hour drive from Mumbai by road or by rail. Karla, 12 km from Lonavala, takes pride in its cautiously preserved caves dating back to 160 BC. Mahabaleshwar hill station is located at an elevation of 1372 metres above sea-level. Panchgani, at an altitude of 1334 meters, is on the way to Mahabaleshwar. Jawahar, Amboli and Panhala are some other phenomenal hill resorts.

Reaching
» Air - Mumbai has Sahar(International) and Santa Cruz(Domestic) airports. There are domestic flights to all the major cities of India.

» Railway - An excellent rail-network connects Mumbai to all the major metropolis of the country.

» Road - Mumbai is well connected by road to all the cities of Maharashtra.




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