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Title: Maharashtra Tourism

  • Maharashtra Tourism
  • Welcome to the 3rd largest state of India!
  • Covering a vast 308,000 square km area occupying
    a substantial portion of Deccan Plateau related
    to Western Peninsula

Introduction Maharashtra
  • There is much to see and do when you are on
    Maharashtra. You can enjoy the Maharashtra State
    Tourism with the view of majestic mountain ranges
    that stretch into mists as long as your vision
    holds and beyond.
  • In-numerous forts stand strong, proud, and
    indomitable, as they have done through the years.
    Also, dont miss the beautiful temples sculpted
    out from basalt rocks, a testimony to human
    endurance and capabilities.
  • There are many Maharashtra Tourism places to
    explore. Maharashtra offer so many best places to
    visit that no other state offers. Some of the
    famous places in maharashtra include
    Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Khandala, Alibaug,
    Tarkarli, Ganpatipule, Chikhaldara, forts, and
    many more.
  • These are some of the famous tourist destinations
    in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Geography
  • Maharashtra is Bounded by Gujarat in North-West,
    Chhattisgarh in East, Madhya Pradesh in North,
    Andhra Pradesh in South-east, and Goa in
    Southwest, Karnataka in South, and Union
    Territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli in West along
    with the vast expanse of Arabian Sea beyond.
  • The shape of Maharashtra is mostly triangular
    with 450 miles/725 km Western Coastline as the
    base and tapering interiors approximately 500
    miles/800 km towards the East. A leader amidst
    Indian states in industrial and agricultural
    production, education, transport and trade.
    Maharashtra also boast of a rich, glorious past
    written in tales of valour and romance.

Maharashtra Map
History of Maharashtra
  • Archaeological pieces of evidence place
    Maharashtra origin to third century BC. Since
    those early days, Maharashtra was the hub of
    commerce and trade. You can know about the
    prosperity Maharashtra enjoyed in those golden
    days of yore from the writings of Hun Tsang, the
    famed Chinese traveller who visited here during
    640-641 BC.
  • The Mauryans ruled the lands during third and
    fourth century BC and there was a great
    advancement in the fields of Buddhist learning
    and trade at this time.
  • After Mauryans, Satwahanas established their
    empire and remained in power between 230 BC and
    225 AD. Vakataka and Chalukya Empires followed
    with Rastrakuta rulers in quick succession and
    all through this exchange of power, Maharashtra
    remained a prominent centre for art and culture.
  • The dawn of 17th century saw the rise of Marathas
    who established the most glorious Empire, much
    credit to the great ruler Shivaji who is today
    the part of folklore.

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Culture of Maharashtra
  • To explore Maharashtra Tourism you must
    understand its culture. Marathi is the native
    language of Maharashtra also it boast of a vast
    cultural heritage. Lord Ganesha is the most
    revered deity but all religions and cultures find
    a place of importance on the land of Maharashtra
    with their sites and monuments.
  • Traditional clothes are kurta, pheta,
    and dhoti for men and saree-choli for women.
    Traditional dance forms reflect my richness and
    diversity one of the most interesting among them
    is Povda. You will be mesmerized by the
    performance that revolves around Shivaji. The
    most participated festival is Ganesh Chaturthi
    still, Holi, Diwali, Muharram, and Eid all are
    celebrated with equal fervour.

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Cuisine of Maharashtra
  • Marathi cuisine has two main branches namely-
    Konkani and Varadi. The former is the signature
    of the Konkan or the coastal belt containing a
    mix of Brahmin, Goan, Malvani, Saraswat, and Guad
  • Varadi cuisine belongs to the non-coastal regions
    - Vidarbha. In traditional preparations,
    vegetables have an aromatic, sedate delight
    whereas meat and fish are spicy, hot, and steamy.
    Konkani cuisine shows heavy use of various spices
    and coconut.

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