Maharashtra  general info

Area 3,07,713 sq km
Capital Mumbai.
Population 96,752,247
Languages Marathi, Hindi and English
Airports Aamby Valley, Akola, Aurangabad, Deolali, Hadapsar, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Shirdi, Solapur.

Maharashtra Tourist Attractions

Ahmadnagar Ahmadnagar was once the seat of a powerful Muslim kingdom in the 16th century. The city was founded in 1490 by Ahmad Nizam Shah Bahri. The city witnesses some magnificent architectural monuments from the Nizam Shahi dynasty. The Ahmadnagar Fort is just 4 km from the station which was built in 1490. To the west of the city lies the Bagh Rauza, a walled garden complex. It has the mausoleum of Ahmad Nizam Shah Bahri.

Amravati Amravati (also known as Amrawati or Amraoti) is a town located 156 km (97 miles) west of Nagpur. It is believed to be the city of lord Indra, the king of all gods. The town is famous for various tourism sites like Shri Ambadevi Temple, Melghat Tiger Project and Chikhaldara. The temple of Shri Ambadevi is situated in the heart of the city at Gandhi Square. During Navratra festival the place becomes alive with People from all walks of life from different parts of the state. Melghat is an abode of wild lives which include 41 species of Mammals, 250 species of Birds, 24 species of Fish, 160 species of Reptiles and snakes and species of Lizard, amphibians etc. Now the area has been declared as a tiger reserve as it is a prime habitat for tigers. It spreads across the Satpura mountains with a dense forest of teak and bamboo. The best time to visit the place is from January to April when the park is pleasantly cool.

Aurangabad Aurangabad, lying along the river Kham is a historical city named after the great Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. There are two World Heritage Sites in the city which are Ajanta and Ellora. The city has a number of attractive sites which include caves, museums, monuments and other natural spots. This is also a Deccan Odyssey destination. The Maharashtra state Tourism Development Corporation in association with the Indian Railways has launched a super deluxe train that covers most of the important tourist destinations of the state. The train is a reflection of the Indian Royalty.

Maharashtra Other's Cities

Ahmednagar Amravati Aurangabad
Kohlapur Murud-Janjira Nagpur
Nashik Pandharpur Pune
Thane Wardha