Top 10 tourist places in maharashtra

01 – Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a 3 kilometer-long Promenade along the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road in Mumbai, The road and promenade were constructed by Pallonji Mistry. The bay is part of the Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls,forming a necklace. You will experience fresh sea with sun rise.

02 – Gateway Of India Mumbai

The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Bombay. The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder area at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The gateway monument has an inscription that reads “Erected to commemorate the landing in India of their Imperial Majesties King George V and Queen Mary on the Second of December MCMXI “. On the opposite side of the monument, stands the statue of Shivaji, the Maratha warrior-hero who fought against the Mughal Empire to establish the Maratha Empire in the 17th century.

03 – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, is a historic railway terminus and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The terminus was designed by a British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens It is formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station. The terminal was built over 10 years, starting in 1878. It is an outstanding example of the meeting of two cultures, as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition which give a new style unique.

04 – Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves are approximately 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state. The caves were developed in the period between 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. The Ajanta caves were incorporated by the Buddhist monks, under the patronage of the Vakataka kings, Harishena
The Ajanta Caves were a sanctuary for Buddhist monks that was forgotten, along with its stunning riches, for nearly 1,500 years. The caves constructed during this period belonged to the Mahayana sect of Buddhism.

05 – Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is an 87 km² protected area in Mumbai. It was established in 1969 with its headquarters situated at Borivali. The 2400-year-old Kanheri caves, sculpted by monks out of the rocky basaltic cliffs. The national park is also called the lungs of the city and is the only national park in the world known to be present within a city’s premises. The best time to visit the national park to spot birds is between October to April.

06 – Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada is a historical fortification in the city of Pune. Shaniwar Wada a 13 storey palace of Peshwas was built by Bajirao-I, in the year 1736. It was the headquarters of the Peshwas and it symbolizes Pune’s culture. The structure was built giving security the highest priority. The main entrance is known as ‘Delhi Darwaja’ & others have names like Ganesh, Mastani, Jambhal, Khidki. A light and music show is conducted every day showing the history of Peshwas.

07 – Shri Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Mandir

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801. It is one of the richest temples in India. The Shree Siddhivinayak idol comprises of black stone and is 2.5 ft. high from its base and approx. 2 ft. wide. The idol having Trunk tilted on the right, Lotus in the upper right arm, Parshu – the small hatchet in the second arm, Lower right arm is having a Japmala – the chain of holy beads, while left arm is having Ladoo Vati – the bowl having favorite sweet-delicacy of Lord Ganesh.

08 – Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad is a hill fortress located at around 49 km southwest of the city of Pune. he Sinhagad Fort was initially known as “Kondhana” after the sage Kaundinya. The Kaundinyeshwar temple coupled with the caves and carvings indicates that the fort had probably been built around two thousand years ago. It was seized by Muhammad bin Tughlaq from the Koli king Nag Naik in 1328 AD. Sinhagad Trek Upward is a 1.1 mile (2,500-step) route located near Pune, India.The best time to visit Sinhagad Fort is during monsoon or winter season.

09 – Mahabaleshwar Hill Station

Mahableshwar is the best hill station of Maharashtra. It is situated about 4500 ft. above sea level. The tourists are amazed by its exotic greenery, beautiful gardens & breath-taking scenery. The favorite season for visiting is from March to June. Mahabaleshwar is famous for its Strawberry. Also Mahabaleshwar, essentials include farm fresh strawberries and raspberries that the town is known for. One can also shop for handicrafts, leather items, Kolhapuri footwear and much more from the Town Bazaar.

10 – Ellora Caves

Ellora cave is located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the largest rock-cut Hindu Temples. All of the Ellora monuments were built during the Rashtrakuta dynasty, which constructed part of the Hindu and Buddhist caves, and the Yadava dynasty, which constructed a number of the Jain caves.

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