Being the third largest state in India in terms of area, Maharashtra embodies a number of significant towns and cities, the importance of each linked to factors like religion, economy, historicity and so on. The majority population here consists of Hindus and the tradition and culture of Maharashtra reflect that. The state is dotted with numerous temples all over some of which are hundreds of years old. Here's information about important towns and cities in Maharashtra from traveling point of view.
A tour of Maharashtra will remain incomplete if one did not visit the
city of dreams i.e. Mumbai. Mumbai is called so because thousands of
people from all parts of India migrate here to fulfill their dream of
making it big. So be ready to be greeted by a mish mash of sounds,
colors and sights here. The seeable places in Mumbai include the flora
Fountain near Bombay Fort Area, Old Secretariat, the High court, St
Thomas Cathedral, the Prince of Wales Museum, National Gallery of Modern
Art, Juhu Beach, etc.
Pune is another important tourist destination in Maharashtra. Pune city
is known as the 'Queen of the Deccan' because it is home to many
software and IT Companies and also the 'Oxford of the East' because it
embodies many reputed educational colleges and institutes. There are a
number of places of tourist interest in Pune city such as the Osho
Ashram, the Palace at Shaniwar Wada, the Agha Khan Palace, exquisite
gardens of Saras Bagh and many more. One can also opt to travel from
Pune to the nearby hill stations like Lonavala and Khandala that are
gifted with profuse natural beauty.
The world famous world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora are located
in the Aurangabad district, which is the pride of Maharashtra state. Any
tourist visiting this historic city can look forward to seeing Bibi Ka
Maqbara that is also called the Taj of South India. Aurangabad is also
known as the City of Caves. Other places one can see include Panchakki,
Bhadkal Gate, Daulatabad Fort and so on.
Besides Mumbai, Ajanta and Ellora, Elephanta Caves and popular hill
stations such as Lonavala and Khandala, you can also explore various
other destinations in Maharashtra by the luxurious Deccan odyssey train.
Maharashtra tour packages showcase the various travel destinations in
the state of Maharashtra.