Top 15 Maharashtra Tourist Places

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Maharashtra is the third largest state in India. The state is well known for its tourist’s destinations. From the caves, to hill stations, to the beaches, and then the wildlife and holy places, the state has it all. Though Bollywood takes away more than 50% of the attraction of the state, it is still quite a well known tourist’s state and there is a lot to explore in here.

Top 15 Tourists Places:-

1. Mumbai:

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Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra. It is the financial capital of India and is known as the city of Dreams. There places worth visiting, in and about the city would include the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Mahalaxmi Temple, Haji Ali Shrine, Marine Drive and beaches of Juhu and Chowpathy. The night time by the marine drive gives you an amazing look of The Queen’s necklace.

2. Pune:

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Pune is known to be the “Queen of the Deccan” and “Oxford of the East”. It is a developing city and has a historic past portrayed in a modern way. There are green hills and lakes in Pune which you must visit, along with monument Shaniwarwara, the Laxmi temple, etc.

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3. Shirdi:

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Shirdi is a sacred town in the Ahmednagar District. Worshippers fly from all over the world to visit the Shirdi Sai temple and it mostly stays crowded all around the year. It had been built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. Apart from the temple complex there is a Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Kandoba Temple, Sakori Ashram and Changdev Maharaj Samadhi.

4. Alibag:

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Alibag is situated in the Raigad District if Maharashtra. It is quite close to the Arabian Sea and tourists come here for some good time of fun and relaxation. There are beaches to enjoy along with some historical monuments like forts and temples that could get you excited.

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5. Mahabaleshwar:

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Mahabaleshwar is an amazing scenic beauty, which gives you the apt atmosphere to spend a low budget honeymoon. It is also known for a famous temple. The quietness of the area, the unpolluted air, calm surroundings, lakes and amazing waterfalls offers a cherish-able experience that you would enjoy with your family or your spouse. Along with Mahabaleshwar there are two more places called Lonavla and Khandala nearby where people go for weekend trips and enjoy the greenery and scenic beauty which help them feel relaxed coming away from the hustle bustle of city life. There are small cottages nestled in this area and they can be noticed from the Pune/Mumbai expressway.

6. Khadakwasla and Panshet Dam:

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The dams of Khadakwasla and Panshet offer water to the entire city of Pune. It is located about half an hour from Pune. This place provides a great view of the Sinhagad and Peacock Bay, which are the main reasons for their attraction. Water sports like speed boats and water scooters are a popular attraction for Panshet.

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7. Esselworld:

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Esselworls is an internationally styled theme park and amusement park in Mumbai, situated close to Gorai Beach. You can come with your friends and families and enjoy over 40 exciting rides, games and water rides. The amusement park includes a ‘Water Kingdom’ which is the largest water park in Asia.

8. Tulapur:

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Tulapur is famous for the Samadhi that had been built for Sambhaji, the son of Shivaji. The city is also known for its famous temple of Lord Shiva. Sangameshwar is another name of the temple, and Sambhaji had been captivated here by Aurangzeb and then ultimately killed. The original name of Tulapur was ‘Nagargaon’.

9. Aurangabad:

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The famous heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora are what makes Aurangabad most renowned. It has 29 rocks Cave Mountains. These caves are prominences of symbols of architectural achievements of India. The name of the city has been derived from Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. The emperor had constructed Bibi-ka-Maqbara as a tribute to his mother. It has a similar look like that of the Taj Mahal.

10. Panchakki:

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Panchakki has a water mill which is thriving since 17th century. The mill runs on water channelized from a river which is about 6 km away. This water is brought in through an earthen pipeline and that is used for grinding food grains. The mill is surrounded with fish-filled tanks as well. This place is well known for a memorial dedicated to Sufi Saint Baba Shah Muzaffar, who was the spiritual guide to Aurangzeb.

11. Appu Ghar:

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Appu Ghar has a number of children games which is available just like an amusement park.  It is very attractive for the youngsters and there is a lake where people of the older generation can spend some leisurely time by the park. This place is best if you want to have some enjoyment and take back some good memories.

12. Panchgani:

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Panchgani is referred to as heaven on earth, because of the 5 hills which provide an amazing picturesque. It is amazingly beautiful to see the scenery and all the tourists have responded well to this area. Rich and famous celebrities buy farm houses in Panchgani and come over for short trips.

13. Chaul:

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Chaul was inhabited by the Portugese from the 1522 onwards. It is located 40 km south of Mumbai. The Marathas had later taken control of the place. There are forts, churches, ancient Buddhist caves, temples and the ruins of a Portuguese palace to visit here.

14. Film City:

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The Film City is located away from the bustling busy city of Mumbai. It is equipped with studios, recording room, a theater, and good shooting areas like a garden, lake, space to shoot action scenes, etc. Over the last 100 years of Indian cinema, more than 60% of films have had shoots in this film city. Tourists are allowed to let in with permission and they get the glimpse of being in the reel world.

15. Koyna Dam:

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The Koyna Dam is known to be the biggest Hydroelectric Power plants in India. This is regions blessed with highest rainfall and the locality of the dam is a forest area. Best time to visit the dam is during the rainy days.

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