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Maharashtra is a state in the western part of India occupying a major part of the Deccan plateau. People living in this state are called Maharashtrians with Marathi being their official language. It is the 3rd largest state in India by area and 2nd most populous state sharing borders with Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka and Goa with the Arabian Sea to the west. Depending on your choice of travel you can plan your Maharashtra Tour Package as this state is known for its variety of delicacies, many forts, and its history, exploring caves, temples, World Heritage Sites, beautiful beaches and folk dance and music.

Tourism wise Maharashtra caters to all tastes and for your Maharashtra tour, we can help you create an itinerary where you can visit many important places, have fun with adventure activities and stay at luxurious hotels.

At Flamingo Transworld, we offer different kinds of a tour from various states of India, as per your requirements, like Maharashtra Weekend Getaway, Maharashtra Short Breaks, Adventurous Maharashtra Tour, and more. 


About Maharashtra:

This state attracts many tourists from within India and from foreign countries also as Maharashtra Tourism offers religious tourism as well as nature tourism. In 2014, it was one of the most visited states by foreigners and domestic tourists.

Maharashtra was formed on 1st May 1960 after separating from the Bombay State which was comprised of some parts of present-day Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka. Maharashtra has a long coastline of 720 km and another main feature is the Deccan Plateau. Some of the popular places you must visit on your Maharashtra trip are Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonavala, Nashik, Kolad, Alibaug, Murud, Raigad, Aurangabad, Mumbai, and Pune. We are sure that many people would have visited Mumbai and Pune but there are a lot more places to visit in Maharashtra and explore them.


How to reach Maharashtra:

As informed earlier Maharashtra is bordered with many states and it can be visited by taking transportation like railways, airways, or roadways. Here is how you can reach Maharashtra:


By Roadways:

Road trips can be long but it is the most exciting way of traveling to Maharashtra as it is well connected with other cities via National and State highways in the country. You can either on your vehicle or take state government buses who are also offering comfortable air-conditioned coaches.  Depending on from which city you are coming from you can get a spectacular view on your road trip driving on hilly roads with views of a waterfall and lush green landscapes to driving along with the coastal areas.


By Railways:

Maharashtra is well connected with other states in India and some of the busiest railways stations in Maharashtra are Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pune, and Panvel. Nagpur one of the busiest and oldest railways stations in Maharashtra as many trains from eastern parts of India to Maharashtra and from northern India to southern India pass through the junctions of Nagpur.


By Airways:

Being the most industrialized state and also known for its tourism, many domestic and international airlines operate from/to Maharashtra and it has international airports at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur cities. In the last few years under the Udaan scheme of the Indian government many other cities in Maharashtra are also covered where flights are operating like Nashik, Shirdi, Jalgaon, and many more.


Where to stay in Maharashtra:

Maharashtra is a diverse state, offering a variety of places to see and things to do assuring your trip to be a memorable one. If you have thought of a particular region to visit in Maharashtra then you can check our Maharashtra tour packages to find out the perfect hotels for you to stay.


Places to visit in Maharashtra:

With Maharashtra tourism focusing more on tourist and heritage places there are more options for people to visit and explore untouched areas. Each place has its specialty so let us check some of the places to see in Maharashtra one must visit.


1.Mumbai:

Mumbai is called the city of dreams and the city that never sleeps. One must visit here to enjoy the nightlife and see high rise buildings some being the tallest in India. If you are lucky then you may also get a glimpse of Bollywood and television celebrities. Some of the must-visit places are Gateway fo India, Haji Ali Dargah, Girgaon Chowpati, walk at Marine Drive at night, and Kanheri caves.


2.Pune:

Many Sultan’s and Maratha Empires have ruled in Maharashtra with Pune district being its center which goes back to more than 400 years. You will find many forts and heritage buildings in the Pune district along with Ashtavinayak temples. Popular hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala are also near Pune so one can do a day trip here from Pune.


3.Adlabs Imagica:

Adlabs Imagica is a theme park in Khopoli, Maharashtra in an area of 130 acres. Daily almost 15,000 visitors come to Imagica for a thrilling experience in its Theme Park, Water Park, and Snow Park. There are rides for all ages and one can spend a full day here. It is at one and a half hour distance from both Mumbai and Pune so those visiting Mumbai or Pune must visit here.


4.Mahabaleshwar:

Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station not only in Maharashtra but in India also best known for its natural beauty, vast plateau, and growing strawberries. Around 85 percent of total strawberries in India is produced in Mahabaleshwar. There are beautiful waterfalls, lakes, and sunset points so those want to view the lush greenery then it is a must-visit place. Another popular hill station very close is Panchgani so many people get to experience 2 beautiful hill stations in one place.


5.Visit Mapro Gardens in Panchgani:

This factory lies between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar is a must place visit where they manufacture jams, crushes-squashes, and fruit bars. This park is open for all people and they can buy some freshly made jams and squashes. Since strawberry is their major produce this garden also hosts the annual Strawberry Festival.


6.Alibaug:

Alibaug is one of the popular weekend destinations for Mumbaikars. While it is only around 100 km from Mumbai through National highway by road but one of the best ways to travel there from Mumbai is by taking a 1.5 hours ferry.


7.Kashid - Murud:

Kashid and Murud are famous beaches in Maharashtra with a wildlife sanctuary and Murud-Janjira Fort which is built on an island being the main attraction along with dolphin watching at Murud. Many Maharashtrian families like to visit these places.


8.Aurangabad:

Aurangabad is known as the tourism capital of Maharashtra for its natural beauty. Man-made caves of Ajanta & Ellora is well known internationally also where you can see carvings of Lord Buddha in stone.


9.Nashik:

Known as the Wine Capital of India there are 22 wineries located in Nashik which is famous for its grapes and vineyards. Nearby Nashik one can visit Shirdi Sai Baba temple and Trimbakeshwar temple which is one of the 12 jyotirlingas.


Things to do in Maharashtra:

Maharashtra is now a very well known tourism state with plenty of exciting things to do. Below are some things to do in Maharashtra.


1.Ajanta & Ellora Caves in Aurangabad:

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a man-made 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monument that is many centuries old. There are many other caves nearby like Elephanta caves, Shivleni caves, and more. Those who love to know more about history then this place is a must-visit. Beware of things that you are carrying on your hand as monkeys can bother you.


2.Visit vineyards for wine tasting:

Wine tourism is becoming the latest trend as Nashik is known as the Wine Capital of India. Around 30 wineries are functioning around the area and some of the most popular wineries you must visit are Sula, York, and Soma. You can taste here some world-class variety of wines.


3.Marine Drive in Mumbai:

Mumbai is known for its nightlife be it parties, pubs, or late-night eateries. One such place is Marine Drive in South Mumbai where you should take a walk at night. It is a 3kms long concrete road along the coastline in C shaped and at night if you view from an elevated point it looks like Queen’s necklace because of street lights that make it look like a string of pearls. Here there is Chowpaty beach which is one of the famous beaches in Mumbai along with Juhu beach. There are lots of late-night eatery options for both veg and non-veg lovers.


4.Janjira Fort in Raigad district:

One of the famous forts in Maharashtra is situated in Raigad district. This fort is built on an island which is 500m offshore. British, French, and Portuguese colonists tried but failed to make it past the fort’s 12m high wall. You can find giant cannons and 19 bastions and the only way to reach the fort is by boat.


5.Pump up your energy with adventure activities:

Paragliding is one of the most popular adventure activity and hills of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are perfect for this activity. The best time is between October and March.

Kolad is a very famous spot for water rafting with lush greenery on both sides. There are also camps and resorts in the forest and you can go for a trek in the jungle with a guide. The best time to visit here is after the monsoon.

Apart from the panoramic views Lonavala hills are also now being known for adventure activities and Della Adventures Park is a destination where you can get many options in one place for all ages.


6.Raigad Fort in Raigad district:

This fort serves as Maharaja Shivaji’s capital between 1648 and 1680. Monuments like a royal court, royal chambers, and Shivaji’s tomb remain there so it can worth a visit. There is Raigad ropeway which takes only 4 minutes and this is at a height of 400m and 750m in length. Fort itself is situated at 820m from sea level and you can see splendid view of the Sahyadri mountain ranges from the top.


Best time to visit Maharashtra:

Maharashtra has 3 distinct seasons where summers are very hot and humid, winters are pleasant and heavy rains during monsoon. One can plan Maharashtra tour at any time of the year as this is one of the few states where people can enjoy even during monsoon. However, the best time to visit Maharashtra is during winters.


Winters in Maharashtra:

It does not get very cold in Maharashtra apart from its hill stations. Between October and February, there will be a gentle breeze and pleasant weather. Lowest temperatures could be around 12 degrees during winters. This is the perfect season for traveling and some of the best places to visit in Maharashtra during winters are Aurangabad, Pune, Mumbai, and Raigad.


Monsoon in Maharashtra:

Maharashtra receives heavy rainfall between June and September with July being the wettest month but rainfall depends on region to region. Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sidhudurg districts receive rainfall of average 200cms while districts of Nashik, Pune, Jalgaon, Satara, Solapur, and Kolhapur receive an average rainfall of 50cms. Places one can explore during monsoon are Malshej Ghat, Bhandardhara, Mahabaleshwar.


Summer in Maharashtra:

Summers can be very hot and humid in Maharashtra between March and June with temperature can go as high as 43 degrees during April and May months. Some of the best places that can be explored during summer are Adlabs Imagica, Alibaug beach, Kashid-Murud beaches.

 




























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Frequently asked questions about Maharashtra Tour Packages

What is Maharashtra famous for?

Maharashtra is a popular state in India and rarely requires any introduction. Maharashtra is famous for Ganesha temples, beaches, monsoon beauty, forts, and caves. Some of the common experiences which can be explored on the Maharashtra Tour Package are enjoying beaches in Ganpatiphule and Alibaug, visit AshtavinayakGanesha temples, explore caves like Kanheri, Ajanta and Ellora caves, and travel during monsoon either by train or by road through hill stations and celebrity sightings in Mumbai.

What is the famous festival of Maharashtra?

Maharashtrians celebrate all the festivals with the same enthusiasm. Some of the famous festivals of Maharashtra are:

Ganesh Chaturthi is an 11-day festival and people from other states visit Maharashtra during this festival and take blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Janmashtmi when the ritual of Dahihandi is performed by making a human pyramid and attempt to break the pot of butter.

GudiPadwa is a festival that marks the beginning of a new year for Hindus. People decorate their homes with rangolis.

Makar Sankranti also is known as Uttarayan in Gujarat and Pongal in South India is the celebration of the winter solstice. People make laddoos made of til and visit homes of their friends and relatives and say “tilgulghyaani god god bola” meaning take this tilladdoo and talk sweetly.

Which are some of the popular Maharashtrian delicacies?

Maharashtra is known for its wide variety of cuisines. Some of the popular delicacies of Maharashtra are:

•Vada Pav

•MisalPav for spicy lovers

•PavBhaji

•Kothimbir Vada made of besan with Indian spices

•Thalipeeth a multigrain pancake

•Sol Kadhi a refreshing drink made with Kokam and coconut milk spiced with chilies and coriander

•PuranPoli a paratha stuffed with yellow dal, jaggery and prepared in ghee

What is the best time to visit Maharashtra?

October to March is considered the best time to visit in Maharashtra. During this period the climate is pleasant. It gets very hot and humid during summers which are from March till June. Monsoon is very popular in Maharashtra and may visit during this time for lush green landscapes and waterfalls. Monsoon is from July to September with July being the wettest month.

Which are some of the famous hill stations in Maharashtra?

Some of the famous hill station in Maharashtra are:


•Mahabaleshwar
•Panchgani
•Lonavala
•Khandala
•Matheran
What are some of the must visit places in Maharashtra?

Some of the must-visit places in Maharashtra are:


•Ajanta &Ellora Caves

•Ganpatiphule and Alibaug beaches

•Vineyards in Nashik

•Raigad fort

•Kolad for adventure activities

What are the best things to do in Maharashtra?

There are a lot of best things to do in Maharashtra which are:

•Walk at night at Marine Drive in Mumbai which is also known as Queen’s necklace

•AdlabsImagica

•Watersports at Alibaug beach

•Wine tasting at vineyards in Nashik

•Water rafting in Kolad

•Paragliding at KamshetGhat

Which are the best Maharashtra tour packages offered by Flamingo Transworld?

Diversity comes naturally in this third largest and second most populated state in India. It also can be called as the Land of scholars, saints and undoubtedly actors. Maha' means big and 'Rashtra' means nation. Maharashtra is indeed 'Maha' in its size, population and culture. Explore it with our Maharashtra holiday tours.

Here is the list of attractions you must explore on Maharashtra tour:

  • Matheran: If your mind needs to feel peace from within Matheran is an ideal place to look for. Motor vehicles are banned in Matheran. It is endowed with dense forests, foot trails and breathtaking lookouts. It is just beyond beautiful. Oops!! Beautiful is just not a word for it. Explore this scenic beauty with our Maharashtra holiday packages.
  • Ajanta-Ellora: Ajanta-Ellora caves are the epitome of ancient Indian architecture. It serves a purpose as it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is clearly among the best that Indian architecture has to offer. Explore this ancient beauty with our Maharashtra tours.
  • Lonavala: Lonavala has pleasant side streets, serene residential areas; this means you can choose your own path here. Most of the Lonavala Township and its markets are located south of the station. Get this attraction with our Maharashtra holiday tours.
  • Imagica: It is overdose of fun with with thrilling and exhilarating rides.  At Imagica, there is something for everyone and undoubtedly place where fun begins and never ends. So are you ready to choose the daredevil in you? Make your visit with our Maharashtra holiday packages.

Book your Maharashtra Tour and add the unforgettable memories to your picture album. For tour package related any queries or questions, reach us at: world@flamingotravels.co.in / +91 9825081806.

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