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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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Festival & Events

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Narali Pournima or Raksha Bandhan .

Maharashtra • 2021-08-22

Consider this scenario: the monsoon winds are gradually fading after the heavy rains. The sun and the gloomy clouds are playing hide-and-seek. Beautiful colors of green have blanketed the soil,...

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Ellora Festival Maharashtra .

Aurangabad • 2019-01-09

Ellora festival is the festival of classical dance and music organized under the backdrop of the Ellora caves. This festival, which is organized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation...

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Food Festival - at Mumbai Central Railway Station .

Mumbai • 2021-03-10

India is not just home to varied cultures, communities, languages, and religions but it is also home to some assorted flavors in the form of dishes, cuisines, snacks, and street foods. The Navi...

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Lord Ganesh Festival In Mumbai .

Mumbai • 2021-09-10

One of the most popular deities in India, Lord Ganesh is a symbol of wisdom and good luck. It is said that his elephant head epitomises everything related to wisdom - small shrewd eyes, large...

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Cuisines to Explore

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Bharit

Bharit is a Maharashtrian vangyache, it is a fire-roasted eggplant, mashed and cooked with onion, tomatoes, garlic and green chilies.

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Misal Pav

Misal Pav is a popular Mumbai street food of usal (Sprouts curry) topped with onions, Tomatoes, Farsan (Fried savory mixture), Lemon juice and served with Pav.

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Marathi Thali

Maharashtrian thali is a platter of complete meal comprising of snack, salad, side dishes, rice, flatbread, yogurt. Condiments such as salt and chutneys.

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Puran Poli

Puran poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from husked spilt bengal gram (chana dal) and jaggery.

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Vada Pav

Vada Pav, alternatively spelt Wada Pao, is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the state of Maharashtra.

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish from India consisting of a thick vegetable curry (Bhaji) served with a soft bread roll (Pav). Its origins are in the state of Maharashtra.

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Pomfret Thali

Pomfret Thali is the stuff dreams and is made of two rotis, curry, rice, kokum curry, one vati prawns chutney, one vati squid fry and one vati shark chilly fry.

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Batti

Dal Batti or Dal Bafle is one of the authentic dish of India. Khandeshi Dal Batti is widely prepared in north west part of Maharashtra.

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Malvani Fish Curry

Malvani Style Fish Curry Recipe is a special dish that is originated western coastal region of India. Malvani cuisine has got its influence from both Maharashtra and Goa.

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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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