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Maharashtra, also defined as "Gateway to the heart of India" is a state in the western peninsular region of India. Maharashtra is a pure blend of diverse mountains, varied hill stations, extensive beaches, spectacular sceneries, and is home to a broad range of forts, caves, monuments, and museums. Maharashtra has a progressive culture be it Attire, food, languages, dance or music, etc. Mumbai film city in Maharashtra is a must-visit place when you come here.

14 Best Places to Visit in Maharashtra

  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Ajanta and Ellora Caves
  • Lonavala
  • Shirdi
  • Lavasa
  • Panchgani
  • Kolad
  • Mumbai
  • Alibag
  • Khandala
  • Nashik
  • Pune
  • Amboli
  • Tadoba National Park

Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. A perfect place for those who love hill stations and nature and like being around rivers, waterfalls, lakes or temples, forests. It is also known as the 'king of all hill stations' with beautiful sightseeing sceneries. Mahabaleshwar is popular for its strawberries and is also the point of origin of the Krishna river. In order to have the best in the town, visit Venna L...

Ajanta and Ellora Caves situated in Maharashtra are ancient caves that are remarkably vast and artistically amazing. Also declared as the World Heritage site by UNESCO, paintings, and carvings inside the caves are breathtaking and sometimes unbelievable. It describes the best of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist culture of the early times. You must take your time and visit the whole chain of caves easefully to experience the mesmerizing paintings.


If you are planning for a chill trip with your friends, then you must go to Lonavala. It is a beautiful Hill Station nearby Pune & Mumbai and a major attraction for college people, school picnics, as well as colleagues who want to hang out. With great food, restaurants, waterfalls, lakes around, the place is lush green and has a lot of sightseeing areas where you can end up spending hours and don't even realize it. Major places of attraction in Lonava...

Shirdi comes among the top pilgrimage and spiritual places of Maharashtra. It is calmly blissful and divine. The reason most people visit Shirdi is to take a glimpse of the great saint Sai Baba's temple and offer prayers devotedly. But the feeling is so relaxing and blissful that after visiting once, you will keep visiting it again and again. Go for the spiritual journey and witness it for yourself.


Lavasa is a planned hill city located in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Adding to lakes, rivers, the lush green places Lavasa offers a different outlook on every spot. The lovely atmosphere, the mesmerizing views, and the picturesque landscapes make Lavasa a must visit place in Maharashtra. The major places here are The Promenade, Lakeshore Watersports, Varasgaon Dam, Tikona Fort, Mulshi Lake, Mutha River, etc.


Panchgani is a lofty Hill Station located in the South Western region near Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. A majestic site where you can spend your vacation greatly and capture some amazing photographs. With tons of lovely places to visit, Panchgani is a set of various natural spots and sightseeing points. The places of attraction in Panchgani are Table Land, Kate's Point, Parsi Point, Bombay Point, Sydney Point, Dhom Dam, etc.


Kolad is a beautiful small town located in Raigad, Maharashtra. Those who love adventure sports especially rafting, must-visit Kolad right away. The place is also called 'Maharashtra's home for White Water Rafting' and apart from that, it provides a great set of areas to chill and gather awesome memories. The Kundalika River is most famous for rafting, adding to this is bungee jumping and waterfall rappelling, which are available at cost-saving and afford...

"The City of Dreams", Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra. There is not a single reason for you to not visit this awesome city at least once in your life. It has everything that one wants and in all ranges. Whether it's shopping or visiting amazing places, having great food, or chilling with friends, Mumbai offers you amazing fun everywhere. Stating a list of places is difficult as there are just too many, but here are some of the best places to vis...

Alibag is a cute coastal town in the Konkan region near Mumbai, Maharashtra. If you are a beach person or a fort person, then visit this place soon. It has a list of beaches around like Varsoli Beach, Kashid Beach, Kihim Beach, Akshi Beach, Alibaug Beach, etc. There is the great Kolaba Fort and Murud-Janjira Fort too. It is definitely worth visiting and having an experience of soothness all around.


Khandala is a very popular place among travelers and college mates, which is located near Lonavala, Maharashtra. It is definitely a place for nature lovers and peace seekers. People come here to spend a week or maybe a weekend and have some quality time. There are lakes, waterfalls, forts, temples, hill stations which include Kune Waterfalls, Shingroba Temple, Lion's Point, Bedsa Caves, Shrivardhan Fort, Lohagad Fort, Bhushi Lake, Visapur Fort, Rajmachi F...

Situated on the banks of River Godavari, Nashik is a pure and holy city as it has connections with the famous epic 'Ramayana'. Apart from that, Nashik is also famous for its great sites. The beautiful culture of the city reflects in the Pandavleni Caves deeply and the Kumbh Mela held here becomes a major attraction for visitors. The must-visit places in Nashik are Anjneri hills, Sula Vineyards, Pandavleni Caves, Muktidham Mandir, Sita Gufa, etc.

Pune is among the top cities of Maharashtra. It offers everything from delicious food, nice shopping hubs, amazing views to historical places, and pleasant weather, etc. There are some great nightclubs available where you can have amazing nightlife as well. You will love visiting Karla Caves, Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Bluefrog restaurant, Shaniwar Wada, Fashion Street, Laxmi road (for shopping), Clover Centre, ABC, etc.


Travelers love hill stations very much and Amboli being a major hill station in Maharashtra attracts all kinds of people. And why wouldn't it? When a place has everything that an impressive hill station should have then obviously it would be considered as the best. There are some eye-catching waterfall - Amboli Falls, Nagarta Falls, then historic fort - Madhavgad Fort, breathtaking Sunset Point and Shirgaonkar Point, etc. Pack your bags and give it a shot...

Humans love wildlife and nature as they are a part of them and visiting such places makes them feel connected to themselves and others. Also, who wouldn't love the thrill and joy of watching wild animals and birds being in their natural habitat? Tadoba National Park located in Chandrapur, Maharashtra offers you all of these as it is a tiger reserve sanctuary with beautiful flora and fauna. There are also animals like Sloth Bear, Leopard, Wild Pigs, Jungle...

# Best Places to Visit in Maharashtra

Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Tadoba National Park

View States Nearby Maharashtra

1. Gujarat
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Chhattisgarh
4. Odisha
5. Goa
6. Telangana
7. Karnataka
8. Andhra Pradesh
9. Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu