Exploring Maharashtra With A Difference
Beautifully sited on the western coast of India, Maharashtra is one of the most vibrant states of India. This state displays a diverse yet an amazing blend of culture, heritage and architecture. From high mountains which contains enthralling caves to stunning beaches and from massive forts to blessed temples, Maharashtra has almost everything to persuade an eager traveler. In fact, because of its white beaches, ancient archaeological sites, colorful festivals, culture and cities, this state are counted as one of the most prominent tourist destinations in India. However, read on to the following write-up and know how you can explore Maharashtra with a difference.
Experience the History in Ancient Caves
Maharashtra is known across the world for being the home of fascinating caves. Some of these beautifully carved caves dates back to 2nd BC and took centuries to be constructed. These caves were home for monks of different religions. Caves are mainly in the Sahayadri Mountain Range (Western Ghats of India), and the most famous amongst them are the Ajanta and Ellora caves. Listed as the world heritage sites, these rock-cut caves undoubtedly are the pride of Maharashtra that portrays the legacy from a Golden Age. Besides these caves, you can also visit the Elephanta and Pitalkhora caves.
Rediscover the Maratha Grandeur in Magnificent Forts
Apart from the archeological sites, Maharashtra is dotted with a total of 350-odd forts describing its glorious history and Maratha’s martial times. Standing majestically on the seashores, formed by its waves, lashed by the heavy Deccan rains and shriveled by the scorching sun, these forts may have lost their look but not the iron! Most of the forts found in Maharashtra are associated with Shivaji- the great Maratha warrior, who was also called as a great fort builder. Devagiri Daulatabad, Raigarh, Sindhudurg, Murud Janjira, Panhala and Vijayadurg are few of the popular forts which you must pay a visit to.
India is a country, which is renowned to have various cultures and most importantly, religions and spiritual leaders. Therefore, some of the most significant monuments and attractions are primarily temples and monasteries, which were built in the honor of gods, goddesses and spiritual leaders. Following the league, Maharashtra also has a large number of temples, shrines and temples, and other religious monuments, which are visited by various devotees not only from India but across the world. Shirdi Sai Dham, Ashta Vinayak, Shani Shingnapur, Ghrishneshwar, Mahalaxmi, Nashik, Kolhapur, Nanded and Pandharpur are some of these few religious destinations.
Unwind at Hill Stations
Being located close to the Western Ghats, Maharashtra’s geography is quite diverse with having extremely hot places, stunning beaches and splendid mountains. Mountains located to at an altitude of 2000 meters, which houses a number of delightful hill stations of the state. The hill stations can easily be accessed via Mumbai, the capital city of the state. Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Matheran, Panhala and Khandala-Lonavala-Karla etc. are some of the most visited hill stations of Maharashtra.
Apart from these, Chikhaldara, Pench National Park, Bor Dam and Dajipur are some of the famous places for wildlife lovers. So, whatever your reason for travel, book a tour now and explore Maharashtra with a difference.