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Things to do in Maharashtra

Whether you want a beach holiday or a holiday in hill station, Maharashtra is the state that caters to each and every traveller by offering an endless list of things to do. One may go admiring the beauty of Buddhist caves at Ajanta or Hindu and Jain temples at Ellora. Take a trip to Pune for its rich legacy and cultural heritage.

Visit the glamorous city of Mumbai, the hill stations scattered at the Sahayadri Range, and the various beaches in the Konkan region of the state. Come down to the pilgrim city of Nashik, and Nagpur, which is famous for its appealing oranges.

Shop to your heart’s content at an assortment of busy markets which sell hand woven fabrics and textiles, foreign goods, and knick-knacks at best bargains. Other fun things to do in Maharashtra are the outdoor activities which include trekking, paragliding, and para-sailing. Panchgani is an ideal spot for these activities.

Revel in the festivities of various cultural and religious festivals celebrated here. The celebrations and merriment during the major festivals like Ellora Festival, the Kumbh Mela, and Ganesh Chaturthi is exuberant!

Sightseeing in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has endless options for sightseeing. Its ancient history goes back more than 2000 years.

Shopping in Maharashtra

Shopping in Maharashtra can be an experience in itself. The vibrant state of Maharashtra offers a variety of shopping options.

Activities in Maharashtra

You can enjoy the following outdoor activities in Maharashtra:


Soar high over the rugged hills of the Sahyadris.

Festivals & Events in Maharashtra

Maharashtra hosts many festivals and special events. For the traveller in pursuit of the out-of-the-ordinary insight into the cultural heritage of Maharashtra, the Ellora Festival (Indian Classical Dance), the Prithvi Theatre Festival, the Sur Singar (Indian Classical Music) and the Music, Dance, and Drama Festival held in Mumbai, as well as religious festivals and fairs like the Kumbha Mela at Nasik, Id, Parsi New Year, Easter and Christmas and Hindu festivals of Holi, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi showcase the state’s multi cultural diversity.

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