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Places to Visit in Maharashtra

 Maharashtra’s abundant forts, historic and culturally rich places, the Sahayadri mountains and the Konkan coast make it an itty-bitty paradise of the West of India!From the scenic attractions by the shores of Arabian Sea to the paradisical greens of the Sahayadris, you will be mesmerised and utterly enthralled by the lush beauty of Maharashtra. Here’s a list of some of the best places to visit in Maharashtra.


If you have never thought of vacationing in Maharashtra then probably it is time you discover the beauty of the state and bring home some memorable experiences it offers. Here’s a comprehensive list of places to visit in Maharashtra for a complete and fulfilling trip.

1. Mumbai


Mumbai is more affectionately known as the city of dreams. The city is a collection of 7 islands and was named after the goddess Mumbadevi. 

 Places to visit

  • Gateway of India
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus / Victoria Terminus
  • Sri Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Juhu Beach
  • Marine Drive
  • Haji Ali Dargah

2. Lonavla


 Escape from the noise of the bustling cities to engage in some time with peace and nature at Lonavla. It is considered to be one of the most accessible places to see from Pune as it is only 64 km away.

Places to visit

  • Pawana lake
  • Tiger point
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Water Park,
  • Della Adventure Park,
  • Valvan Dam
  • Lohagad

3. MahabaleshwarMahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar offers green plateaus of awesomeness with rugged mountains and forts in the background.

Places to visit

  •  Lodwick point,
  • Arthur’s Seat,
  • Sunset point
  • waterfalls closeby.

4. Panchgani


 The beautiful hill station is a haven for those who seek magnificent views and want to get away from the city’s hustle-bustle.

Places to visit

  • Parsi Point
  • Sydney Point
  • Mapro Garden
  • Devil’s Kitchen
  • Rajpuri Caves

5. Shirdi


Shirdi holds spiritual significance as the birthplace of guru Sai Baba. Hence, the place has a plethora of temples and is ideal for a pilgrimage.

Places to visit

  • Jangli Maharaj Ashram
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Shani Shingnapur
  • Wet N Joy Water Park
  • Lendi Baug 

6. Aurangabadaurangabad

Aurangabad boasts impeccable culture and silk-sewn outfits. The city’s hilly terrains will mesmerise your eyes and soul.

Places to visit

  •  Ajanta
  • Ellora caves
  • Bibi Ka Maqbara
  • Salim Ali Lake
  • Grishneshwar temple,
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • Jama Mosque

7. Tarkarli


The quaint Tarkarli village gives travellers the lovely sights of the Arabian Sea teamed with lip-smacking shark curry.

Places to visit

  • Tarkarli Beach
  • Karli Backwaters
  • Deobagh
  • Sindhudurg Fort
  • Tsunami Island
  • Achra Beach


There is much more to explore in Maharashtra.Pristine beaches, surreal hill stations, adventurous treks, strawberry farms, wildlife sanctuaries, pilgrimage sites, rich history, scrumptious food and a vibrant culture—it has something for everyone. Home to India’s financial capital (Mumbai) and other incredible cities, Maharashtra is a haven for tourist destinations, adventure and blissful vacations.

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