September 17, 2020

Top 8 Most Popular Cities in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra is the state in India and one of the prominent centre of economy of India. Mumbai and Pune are the cities with many major companies and headquarter for many MNC companies. The state covered an area of 307,731 sq km and 112 million inhabitants. Marathi is the official language and Hindi widely spoken in Mumbai city.

1. Mumbai

Mumbai is a city of millionaires and billionaires, home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bollywood and Marathi cinema industries and attract migrants from all over India.

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Famous for – Heritage. Monuments. Shopping. Cuisine
Major Attraction – Elephanta Caves
Nearby Places – Lonavala. Khandala. Pune
Ideal Visit Time – 2-3 Days222

2. Pune

Pune is a popular IT hub, major educational hub and also an automobile and manufacturing hub in the state of Maharashtra. The city along with numerous peths of the old city, popular Roads by name and its extended city limits of Pimpri Chinchwad offers list of tourist attractions, the main attractions include Dagdusheth Ganpati, Sinhagad Fort, Aga Khan Palace and Shaniwar Wada.

Visitor Information

Famous for – Culture. Peshwas. History. Education
Major Attraction – Shaniwarwada. Aga khan Palace
Nearby Places – Mumbai. Khandala. Lonawala
Ideal Visit Time – 2-3 Days

3. Nagpur

The orange city of Nagpur is the winter capital of Maharashtra state and one of the most fastest growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 as wellas listed in the top ten cities in India with Smart City Project. Nagpur is a Gateway to as many tiger reserves of India, also famous for GI tag oranges, Deekshabhoomi, Zoos, Gardens, Museums and Lakes.

4. Nashik

The ancient city of Nashik on the banks of river Godavari is a site for Kumbh Mela and also home to pilgrimage sites like Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, Kalaram Temple, Anjaneri, Pandavleni Caves, Igatpuri Hill Station and Statue of Ahimsa statue

Visitor Information

Famous for – Temples. Forts. Culture
Major Attraction – Panchvati and Dugarwadi waterfall
Nearby Places – Mumbai. Aurangabad. Pune. Shirdi
Ideal Visit Time – 1-2 Days

5. Aurangabad

Aurangabad city of Maharashtra is located on a hilly terrain and a very popular tourism hub in the state with tourist destinations like the Ajanta Ellora caves,Kailasanatha Temple, Daulatabad Fort and tourist attractions include Panchakki, Grishneshwar Temple, Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara and 52 Gates of Aurangabad.

Visitor Information

Famous for – History. Heritage. Monuments
Major Attraction – Ajanta and Elora Caves. Bibi ka maqbara
Nearby Places – Shirdi. Nashik
Ideal Visit Time – 1-2 Days

6. Kolhapur

Kolhapur city is not only known in Maharashtra for famous Mahalakshmi Temple on the banks of the Panchganga River but also a lesser known New Palace, Kolhapuri chappal,Kolhapuri Misal, Kolhapuri cuisine and Lord Ganesh statue the Chinmaya mission.

Visitor Information

Famous for – History. Heritage. Kolhapuri Chappal
Major Attraction – Mahalakshmi Temple
Nearby Places – Ratnagiri. Panjim
Ideal Visit Time – 1-2 Days

7. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev in Old Mahabaleshwar.

Visitor Information

Famous for – Hill Station. Views.Nature. Temples
Major Attraction – Lingmala waterfall and Panchganga Temple
Nearby Places – Pune. Wai. Khandala
Ideal Visit Time – 1-2 Days

8. Alibagh

Alibag, also known as Alibaug, is a coastal town, just south of Mumbai, in western India. It’s known for its beaches like Alibag Beach and Varsoli Beach. Just offshore, 17th-century Kolaba Fort has carvings of tigers and elephants, and temples dedicated to Hindu gods. To the south, Portuguese-built Korlai Fort dates from 1521 and includes a lighthouse. The island fort of Janjira has high walls, turrets and cannons.

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