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Where Is Maharashtra

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Maharashtra is an Indian state and is bordered by Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and the Arabian Sea. The state covers 9.84% of the geographical area of India. Mumbai is its capital city and Marathi is the language spoken widely.

Maharashtra is the second most populated state in India and the third largest by area. It is also the richest state in India and contributes 15% of the total GDP of the country. The state rose in the 17th century under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji, who rebelled against the Mughals. Under the British Raj, Maharashtra was known as the state of Bombay.

Destinations to Look Out For

Alibag is situated very close to the Arabian Sea and houses many historical monuments like temples, forts and some wonderful beaches. Brahmagiri is located in Nashik and is a mountainous range of 550 meters in height. It is the source of the holy Godavari River. Famous temples like the Kolambika Devi temple and Gorakh Gumpha Ganga Sagar also reside in the place.

The Ajanta caves were carved from 2nd century BC to 6th century BC. The walls of these caves depict the entire evolution of Buddhist architecture. The total number of caves present is thirty which depict the lives and times of the people back in that era.

The Ellora caves comprise of 34 temples in total and are carved out of stone. These caves showcase Hindu, Buddhist and Jain ways of life, 300 to 600 years back. The caves differ in their architectural creativity.

The famous Elephanta caves are a UNESCO world heritage site. These caves were built by the Gupta dynasty in the 9th to 12th centuries.

Popular hill stations in Maharashtra include Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Malshej Ghat, Jawahar and many more. These hills form the Sahyadri range, which is a part of the Western Ghats.

Maharashtra has a coastline of 530 kilometers along the Arabian Sea. The famous and posh beaches are Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty beaches. If you are an adventure sports enthusiast, beaches such as Velneshwar will satiate your delights. Many Portuguese forts can be found on the Dahanu-Bordi beaches.

How to Reach Maharashtra

By Air

Maharashtra is connected to important destinations in the world through air by the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport; it has flights to cities in USA, Europe, Middle East, China and South East Asia.

The other airports are Santa Cruz domestic airport, Dr. Ambedkar International Airport, Kolhapur Airport, Lohegaon Airport and the Sholapur Airport, which connects Maharashtra with metro cities like New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

By Trains

Railway stations are dotted throughout Maharashtra and connect the state to rest of the country; and the VT railway station in Mumbai is one of the most crowded and popular stations in India. The roadways connect Maharashtra to nearby states. Mumbai is the headquarters for both the Central and Western Railways.

By Road

Maharashtra has extremely well maintained roads and national highways that are linked to many states and cities in India. The roads connect Pune, Mumbai, Kohlapur, Aurangabad and Nasik to the nearby states of Karnataka, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. You can find a range of options, from luxury buses to taxis to travel within and to the states neighboring Maharashtra.




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