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About Maharashtra

Explores all aspects of travel and tourism in the state of Maharashtra in India

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Culture

Maharashtra is the third largest state in India. It has a long history of Marathi saints of the Warkari religious movement, such as Gyaneshwar, Namdev, Chokhamela, Eknath and Tukaram which is one of the foundations of Maharashtra culture or Marathi culture.

History

The name Maharashtra first appears in the 7th century in the account of Huan Sang, a contemporary Chinese traveler. In the early modern era, the region of Maharashtra came under the rule of several Islamic dynasties, including the Deccan Sultanate and the Mughal Empire.

Geography

The dominant physical feature of the state is its plateau character; The western part of the coastal plain of Maharashtra, the inverted rims of the west form the Sahyadri Range and its slopes are gradually descending towards the east and south-east.

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The word Maharashtra, the land of the Marathi-speaking people, appears to be derived from Maharashtrian, an old form of Prakrit.a synonym for 'Dandakaranya'. Maharashtra is the third largest state (in area) in India after Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

District

The Indian State of Maharashtra came into existence on 1 May 1960. It is also known as Maharashtra Day, initially with 26 districts. 10 new districts have been created since then, and currently the number of districts in the state is 36.

Regions

Maharashtra is divided into 36 districts, which are grouped into six divisions. Geographically, historically, politically, and according to cultural sentiments, Maharashtra has six regions. Amravati, Aurangabad, Konkan, Nagpur, Nashik and Pune.

Costumes

Traditional clothes for Maharashtrian males include the dhoti, also known as Dhotar, and pheta, while a choli and nine-yard saree locally known as Nauwari saadi or Lugda is for women. Traditional clothing is famous in rural areas while traditional people from cities also wear these clothing.

Cuisines

Maharashtrian cuisine includes mild and spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit are dietary staples. Peanuts and cashews are often served with vegetables. Meat was traditionally used sparsely or only by the well off until recently, because of economic conditions and culture.

Festivals

Hindu Marathi people celebrate several festivals during the year. These include Gudi Padwa, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Narali Pournima, Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav, Diwali, Makar Sankranti, Shivaratri, Holi and many more. Most villages in Maharashtra also have a Jatra or Urus in honor of the village deity.

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The beautiful state of Maharashtra is located in the western peninsular region of India. It is the third largest state and the second most populous state in India. Maharashtra has been bestowed with a breathtaking natural beauty of mountain ranges, rivers as well as sea coasts.Maharashtra boasts a number of well known hill stations as well as coastal towns with amazing sea beaches. Some of the well known hill stations that attract tourists are Khandala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani etc. Coastal towns of Alibaug, Malvan, Ganpatipule are also popular with tourists. Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is famous for having three UNESCO World Heritage sites. The state is also well known for its ancient forts and caves including Elephanta Cave in Mumbai and Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad.

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Land of Saints

Maharashtra or the land of the Marathas produced a large number of Saints,

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Cuisine to Explore

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Modaks

Modak is a sweet dessert prepared mainly in two forms as fried and steamed ones. In short, the variety of preparations that are primarily spherical or ball-like are referred to as Modak in...

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Khaja

Khaja is a sweet usually consumed by children. It is also used in religious rituals as offerings to distribute among gatherings as sweet.

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Malvani Thali

Malvani Thali primarily comes under the category of regional Indian food. The literal meaning of Thali is a plate, but here it is used as a plate full of different food items making one meal.

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Pomfret fry

Pomfret fry is a very popular dish in coastal Maharashtra and is considered a signature dish of Konkan.

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Top Attractions in Maharashtra

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Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long Promenade along the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road in Mumbai, India. Often, the names Marine Drive and Mareens are used interchangeably to refer to this 3.9km stretch. The road and promenade were constructed by late philanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer and Pallonji Mistry.
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Swaminarayan Mandir
This is beautiful temple occupied in large space, Architecture of the temple is marvelous, Its a holy and clam place as well as a good spot for weekend. people gather here for worship and usually crowded during weekend and occasion.



The Lohagad Fort is in Maval tehsil of Pune District in Maharashtra. It is a hill fort near popular hill stations Lonavala and Khandala. It is one of the most visited forts in Maharashtra. Lohagad has an elevation of approx 3608 ft. above sea level and falls in the beginners' category in trekking.
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Lohagarh Fort

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