A land of long undaunting history dating back to the 4th century BCE with powerful rulers and invaders, Maharashtra or the Great Nation, has a rich traditional heritage featuring different styles of architecture, different forms of art, traditions, beliefs and social practices. Maharashtra’s rich heritage is reflected in its 5 UNESCO world heritage sites of Ellora caves in Aurangabad district which is a complex of massive rock-cut architecture. There are 34 monasteries and temples. Kailasa temple is located in this complex.
Ajanta caves in Aurangabad district is home to 29 caves.
Elephanta caves located on an island close to Mumbai is home to Lord Shiva with a total of 7 caves.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai, is one of the best examples of Victorian Gothic Revival style architecture located in Mumbai.
Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai with 19th century Victorian Neo-Gothic public buildings and 20th century Art Deco buildings around Oval maidan.
Another form of architecture which the state is proud of is its forts. There are 350 forts in Maharashtra. Climb a fort to learn about its rulers and conquerors.
Trek the mountain ranges of Sahyadri, walk in the parks of Sanjay Gandhi, spot a tiger in Tadoba, enjoy the waves lashing at Konkan, visit the pilgrim centers of Shirdi, Ashtavinayak, get amazed by the grace of Lavani and swift movement of Koli songs, listen to the stories of Hindu Rajya under the great leader Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, participate in the fairs and festivals of the Rashtra like Ganpati celebrations, Gudi Padwa, Elephanta Festival, Ellora Festival etc. The list of heritage experiences is never-ending in Maharashtra, and a single trip of the state isn’t going to be enough.