Important Tourist Places in Maharashtra is Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune etc.,
Caves In Maharashtra : Ajanta, Ellora, Elephanta, Pitalkhora
Forts In Maharashtra : Devagiri Daulatabad, Murud Janjira, Raigarh, Sindhudurg, Panhala, Vijayadurg
Religious Shrines : Shirdi, Ghrishneshwar Temple, Ashta Vinayak temple, Mahalaxmi Kolhapur temple,
Beaches In Maharashtra : Dahanu Bordi beach , Ganapatipule beache, Mandwa and Kihim beach , Marve Manori and Gorai beach, Shriwardhan Harihareshwar beach , Tarkarli beach, Velneshwar beach, Vengurla Malvan beach
Hill Stations : Mahabaleshwar Hill Station , Matheran Hill Station, Bhandardara Hill Station, chikhaldara Hill Station, Malshej Ghat Hill Station, Panchgani Hill Station, Jawhar Hill Station,
Amboli Hill Stations , Panhala Hill Stations , Khandala Lonavala Karla Hill Station, Toranamal Hill Station
Wildlife Sanctuaries : Chikhaldara, Pench National Park, Bor Dam , Dajipur
Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Bor dam reservoir, Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary, Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens,
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Navegaon national Park, Tadoba National Park , Tipeshwer
Museums : RBI's Monetary Museum, THE BALLARD BUNDER MUSEUM, CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA (FORMERLY PRICE OF WALES MUSEUM OF WESTERN INDIA) ,
GOVERNMENT MUSEUMS OF MAHARASHTRA, AJA DINKAR KELKAR MUSEUM, RESEARCH INSTITUTE MUSEUMS, FOLK AND TRIBAL ART MUSEUM
Festival Of Maharashtra :
Buddha Purnima, Dussehra and Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gokul Ashtami, Gudhi Padwa, Holi, Mahavir Jayanti, Makar Sankranti, Nag Panchami, Narali Poornima, Raksha Bandhan,
MTDC Festivals : Ellora Ajanta Aurangabad , Banganga Festival, Kalidas Festival, Mumbai Festival ,Elephant Festival
Leisure Tourism : Bhatye, Igatpuri Resort, Lonar, Nawegaon Bandh
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Mumbai earlier known as Bombay is the capital of Maharashtra, the state that stands on the Deccan Plateu. This state was the main centre for the Maratha Empire.
Bombay offer number of places of interest for the tourists it is one of the India's films centers.
The places of tourist interest are
1. Gateway of India - This was built by the British in 1911 to mark the visit of king George V. Near by are the statues of Swami Vivekananda, Shivaji. The famous Taj Mahal Inter Continental Hotel is also nearby. The Elephant Caves amidst sea are the worth seeing where sculptures carved during the reign of the worth seeing where sculptures carved during the region of Rashtrakuta; are impressive.
2. Prince of Wales Museum - Near colaba causeway this museum houses art works and paintings, of elephant's caves and Chinese wares. Nearby is the Jahangir art Gallery. The Flora Fountain which is renamed as Hutatma Chowk is the centre place of commercial activity.
3. Marine Drive.
4. Malabar Hill - The Hanging and Kamala Nehru Park atop the hill are pleasant spots.
5. The Walakeshwara Temple.
6. Taraporewala Aquarium.
7. Mahalakshmi Temple.
8. Haji Ali's Tomb
9. Victoria Gardens ContainingBombay's Zoo and Victoria and Albert Museum.
10. The Town Hall's Asiatic Society - A collection of India's and Eastern Manuscripts.
People who are interested in technology can pay a visit to the Bhabha Atomic and Research Centre.
Bombay is well connected by air with major cities towns and places of interest are well connected by trains also.
Ajanta - Ellora
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation operates to Ajanta & Ellora caves , Daulatabad However a tourist can come to Auragabad which is the take off point for visiting Ajanta and Ellora.
Daulatabad Fort built by the fampus king Mohammed-bin-Taghlaq, Bibi-ka-Maqbara which is a mausoleum of the wife of the tourist can Mughal emperor Aurangazeb are the places of tourist interest in Auragazebad.
Ajanta is about 105kms north of Auragazebad. Ajanta caves are temples built out of rock. The main shrine here is the shrine of the Buddha himself. The Ajanta cave represents the flowering of Buddhist art in India. Here the caves 1, 2, 16, 17 and 19 have the best paintings while in caves 1, 4,17,19,24 and 16 one can find of sculpture work.
There are good facilities for the tourists to stay at Ajanta caves.
Ellora caves are situated about 48kms away from Auragazebad. The Dravidian temple kailasa, colossal elephants lining either side of the manadapam, Cave No. 5 - the biggest Vihara cave are all impressive. The Chalukyans and Rashrakutas were the patrons of Ellora excavations. The temple of shiva was built between 760 and 783 A.D. the whole Kailasa temple is cut out of solid rock which involved, it is said, removing 2 Lakhs tons of rock.
Pune is 120 kms away from Mumbai. Raja kelkar museum, Rajneesh Ashram, the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, Shanwarawada Palace, the historical Aghakhan's Palaces, the National film institute, Simhagad is the palaces of tourist interest. Fergusson College is worth seeing G.K. Gokhale studied.
This is a popular hill station and was the summer capital of Bombay presidency during the days of Raj. Chin man's Waterfall, Lingamala Waterfalls, Veena Lake are worth seeing spots near this hill station.
Panchgani (19kms from Mahabaleshwar), Pratapgarh fort (24kms) are some of the other places of tourist interest.
Nagpur is better known for its oranges. 80kms from here are Wardha and Sevagram where Mahatam Gandhi established a service village during the days of pre - independence. Nearby is the Ashram of Vonoba Bhave, The pioneer of Bhoodan Movement.
Ramtek, 40kms from Nagpur is famous for its Rama temple.
Bombay is also the commercial capital of India and the world's largest textile market. MTDC offers tours of pune and Mahabaleshwar. It is an idea place for buying antiques, jewe - llery, old status, brassware, Kashmir carpets, handicrafts etc.