The second-most populous state in India, Maharashtra, is home to several wonderful locations.
The kilometer-long Marine Drive promenade and the Gothic Victorian Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus quickly come to mind when you hear the name “Maharashtra.” Both of these places are well-known in Mumbai. But this very famous state in India has much more to offer like its pristine beaches, fanciful hill stations, tough climbs, strawberry farms, wildlife reserves, pilgrimage sites, rich history, mouthwatering cuisine, and vibrant culture.
Here is a list of ten of Maharashtra’s most picturesque cities, which range from serene white-sand beach towns with historic temples to lush mountain towns devoid of pollution.
Mumbai is the ideal starting point for a wonderful tour to Maharashtra. It is a megacity in every aspect, driven by prosperity, fame, power, and beauty.
The city also boasts top-notch British landmarks, architecture, a coastline, places of worship, and, most notably, a veritable galaxy of celebrities where Bollywood reigns supreme. Additionally, it has a long history with the British Isles.
The Gateway of India, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Marine Drive, the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali, and many more modern and traditional landmarks can be found in Mumbai.
A charming hill town noted for its natural beauty and, of course, strawberries are the mystical Mahabaleshwar.
Its old-world charm has increasingly made way for grand structures and overt consumerism. Due to its rising crests, lush valleys, and lovely climate, this hill station is a fantastic idea to visit.
You can not miss Venna lake which has beautiful greenery and flowers. Bombay Point, Lingmala Water Fall, Mahabaleshwar temple, Elephant’s Head Point, and Krishnabai Temple are some of the best places to visit in this beautiful city.
The holy city, of Nashik, is a favorite place for Hindu pilgrims. Every year, the Kumbh Mela is celebrated in four locations across India and one of those locations is Nashik.
One of the most devoted cities in the nation, it is home to numerous well-known temples. Some famous temples you must visit here include Naroshankar Temple, Saptashrungi, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Sita Gufaa, and Sundarnarayan Temple.
Sula Vineyards, Fratelli, Grova Zampa, Soma Vine Village, York Winery, and Chandon, which is the newest addition, are just a few of the largest vineyards and wineries in the nation that are located in Nashik.
Maharashtra’s popular hill station, There are several tourist attractions in Lonavala, including lovely waterfalls, adorable lakes, forts, and more. The area is so serene and beautiful that it also contrasts with Mumbai’s bustling metropolis.
With the rising clouds, one can enjoy the beautiful view from Tiger’s Leap and enjoy all sorts of adventurous activities in the famous Della Adventure Park and Adlabs Imagica. Bhaja Caves, Bhushi Dam, Duke’s Nose, Tikona Fort, and Pawna Lake are some of the must place to visit in Lonavala to make memories.
Aurangabad is a city rich in natural beauty, cultural diversity, historic caverns, and religious significance. Numerous domestic and foreign tourists are drawn to Aurangabad’s sights each year. It’s not it, the city is well known for its glistening lakes, gorgeous gardens, and diverse wildlife.
In the rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora, you can explore two of the most known heritage sites in the entire world here. A mouthwatering variety of mind-blowing Mughlai cuisine is also available here for you to try. You can also explore Aurangzeb’s Mausoleum of Love – Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Shivaji Maharaj Museum, Goga Baba Hill, and many more.
Without a doubt, Pune is a lovely location to visit. Pune is definitely a hotspot for many people because of its pleasant climate, delectable cuisine (particularly street food), and wide variety of locations to go for its nightlife. There are numerous tourist attractions in the city, which are located along the banks of the Mutha river.
For everyone who appreciates both nature and spirituality, you can visit Osho Garden. You can explore historical places like Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwarwada, Shivneri Fort, and Lal Mahal. Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Peshwa Park, and Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary are some spots for wildlife lovers and environment photographers.
One of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in India is Shirdi, the residence of Sai Baba, the greatest spiritual figure in all of India. Shirdi has everything for every style of traveler, from temples to water parks.
Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple, Samadhi Mandir, Gurusthan, Chavadi, and Sai Heritage Village, are some places for an unforgettable experience in this Sai Baba-related town with a strong spiritual presence.
Nagpur, a highly well-known and well-respected city in Maharashtra, is one of the projected “smart cities” and is studded with numerous historic and religious attractions.
There are many sights to view in Nagpur, which has a rich cultural heritage, such as lakes, gardens, and temples.
Nagpur provides wonderful tourist spots like Futala Lake, which is a famous picnic spot, Ramtek Fort, where you can enjoy the view from the top of the hill, Khindsi Lake, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Raman Science Centre, Gandhi Sagar Lake and a lot more places.
Jawhar is a charming hill town that overflows with the bounty of nature. You can fall in love with the beautiful vistas of the hills, waterfalls, and flowers here. Jawhar is also home to numerous man-made wonders including Shirpamal and Jai Vilas Palace. These architectural marvels serve as a constant reminder of our people’s past prodigious productivity.
In Jawhar, there are several beautiful places for sightseeing like Dabhosa Falls, Hanuman Point, Kal Mandavi Waterfall, Khad Khad Dam, and many more.
On the outskirts of Nagpur, Kamptee is one of the most well-liked tourist destinations and makes for a fantastic day trip. The Dragon Palace Temple, a significant location on the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit, is the main draw in this area. It is known as the Lotus Temple and is situated close to well-kept, lush, green meadows that are decorated with vibrant flowers.
One can also visit Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi, Swaminarayan Temple, Dragon Palace Buddhist Temple, Indiranagar Dam (Gosikhurd Project), and a lot more places here.