Maharashtra is a state summed up with grand experiences in terms of tourism. Its grandness is justified in terms of its large size, rich heritage, endowed natural wealth and other tourist attractions. Highly balanced on tourist infrastructure, Maharashtra hosts the largest number of foreign tourist arrivals in India as well.
There are many reasons why tourism is such a popular activity here. The presence of its capital Mumbai, stone heritage, beaches, harbours, hill stations and pilgrimage experiences make it high on tourist potentials. The first attraction of Maharashtra is definitely Mumbai. The largest and the most populous city, the metropolitan Mumbai is also the commercial and financial capital of India. The city has an incredible charm that lures every traveller. Thanks to its bustling and evolving culture that makes Maharashtra a lively and exciting city.
A visit to Mumbai leaves a visitor with vivid impressions. Here, they get to experience the glitz and glamour of Bollywood’s showbiz, a rich array of Victorian buildings, the seaside enjoyment on the Juhu Beach, or the maze of alleyways and lively streets in the city.
But there’s more to Maharashtra than just Mumbai. As the tourists go beyond this port capital, they get to see an awe-inspiring tryst with history. Yes, here we are talking about the renowned cave temples and monasteries of Ajanta and Ellora. Cave temples are an important part of Maharashtra’s heritage. Belonging to the 2nd century BC era, these cave temples are carved out of the formidable Sahyadri Mountain Range as monastic shelters for monks of different religions.
The cave temples here possess an extraordinary appeal and fascination. May be this is the prominent reason why the Ajanta and Ellora caves are even recognized as the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Aurangabad, the next travel destination offers equally exciting travel opportunities. Replete with monumental Mughal heritage, Aurangabad has some fascinating monuments like Bibi-ka-Maqbara (replicating Taj Mahal), Panchakki, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad caves, etc. The city also serves as a base for exploring the World Heritage Sites of Ellora and Ajanta. More to Maharashtra can be experienced while visiting this grand destination full of incredible surprises.