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Planning a trip to Maharashtra

If you are planning to visit the state of Maharashtra, you should definitely do so only after careful planning. There are lots of places to visit here and it is indeed a tough call to pick up the best places to be covered during the time that you are in the state. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, commonly known as MTDC comes to your rescue when you are trying to explore the best tourist spots in the place. While certain areas of the state are completely secluded and remain safely covered in the lapse of nature, certain other areas in the state, like Mumbai for example, is one of the most crowded places in the globe. Hence do a complete research and study the various packages available and choose the one that suits your taste the best.

Some of the Must-See Places in Maharashtra


This is the place that perfectly represents the culture in Maharashtra. The place is known for its beautiful landmarks like Gateway of India, Marine Drive, countless pigeons and Hindi movies. It is not only one of the most-congested, but also one of the most developed cities inthe world today. It is known as the city of dreams because lots of people come here from all over the country, with dreams in their eyes, to make it big in their lives. Visitors flock to Mumbai all through the year to witness the magnificent British-style buildings that were constructed many centuries ago. The nightlife in Mumbai is one of the prime attractions ofthe city. The city is always buzzing with life and gives hope for everyone who comes here.


This is a place that reflects the other side of the state – the spiritual culture in Maharashtra. Dedicated to the shrine of Sai Baba, Shirdi, a serene town in the state witnesses a steady increase of tourists with every passing year. Thousands of people visit the temple to have a darshan of the Baba and the place of His Samadhi. This is one of the most important pilgrimage spots in the state and is well-maintained. Baba devotees from all over the worldcome here in large numbers, especially during the months between October and March as the climate is pleasant during this time.

Matheran & Mahabaleshwar

These are two of the most visited hill stations in the state. Put together, they contribute immensely to the department of Maharashtra tourism. These places located at a great height above sea level have a very pleasant climate and offer a panoramic view of the nearby areas from the various peaks. Tourists get to enjoy trekking, boating, horse rides and many other fun-filled activities here. MTDC and many private operators have set up many resorts and hotels here, hence accommodation is never a problem in these areas once you book them well in advance.

Ajanta & Ellora caves

If you want to soak in the beauty of scintillating rock sculptures, you must visit Ajanta & Ellora caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. There are close to 60 caves here that can be dated back to as early as 6th century AD and 2nd century BC. These caves contain sculptures of divine idols belonging to Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism religions. This is the place that you must visit to know more about rock sculpture, architecture, rock paintings and more. This is one of the main tourist destinations of India and is most commonly regarded as the pride of Maharashtra.


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