If you are an adventure junkie, Maharashtra should be on your bucket list and you ought to add it if it's not there.
Suitable to name, Maharashtra is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area (307,690 square km) in India
Its ancient culture, at one stage, considerably obscured by British dominance, survives largely through the medium of a strong literary heritage. Common literature in Marathi, the predominant language of the state, in fact, played an important role in nurturing a sense of unity among the Maharashtrians.
Maharashtra is a center point for various activities in the country, it takes center stage on various topics ranging from politics and business to religion and travel.
The state comprises of many well-known destinations
Maharashtra has much to offer travelers, both domestic and foreign...!!!
Maharashtra presents a complex range of physical diversity.
These Western Ghats also are known as Sahyadri which is nothing but proud of Maharashtra (a mountain range at the western edge of the Deccan plateau) run almost continuously for 640 km north-south, with the foothills reaching to within 6.4 km of the Arabian Sea.
The differential erosion of lava has resulted in characteristic steppelike slopes, uniform crest lines, and a tabletop the appearance of many hills in Maharashtra.
To the west is the narrow Konkan coastal lowland, which reaches its widest extent near Mumbai.
There are many small, swift, west-flowing streams, most of them less than 80 km long.
The landscape of breathtaking ethereal mountains, Lush green fields, dark forests, seasonal waterfalls, a serene lake
What more could you ask more?
If there is “Heaven on earth”, you'll surely find it in the all corners of Maharashtra.
Such beauty you can experience in the Major tourist attraction a region like Junner, Lonavala & Khandala, Bhandardara and Konkan, which showcases a wonderful side of nature by its mountains greenery, some famous rivers & beaches and places like Malshej ghat, Amboli ghat, Naneghat, Kamshet ghat is also popular for its mesmerizing waterfalls which are nothing but raising the standard for Maharashtra in the world tourist places. Natural Heritage of Maharashtra also includes Reserve forests like Sanjay Gandhi national parks in Mumbai, Tadoba national park in Chandrapur & Hill station like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar which attracts a number of tourist across the globe.
From the tribal community of Nags, Munds, and Bhils to the age of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and finally, to the present day, various historical monuments like Gateway of India, Global Vipassana Pagoda, Ajanta & Ellora caves and nearly 350 forts in Maharashtra region like Nashik, Pune, Ahmednagar, and Raigad, has remained a testament to every revolution that went through the state.
Not only do they bear archaeological value but have grown up to become a favorite hub of photographers. Various forts, caves, temples, statues, and buildings portray the period, architecture, and society during which it was constructed.
Apart from Cricket and other sports, Maharashtra is one of the places which hit the spot in many ways whether the tourists are surfing veteran looking for challenging tides or trekker who delights to walk on the vast network on the lush green landscapes, plenty of activities available here in different regions of Maharashtra.
This Sports Adventure includes recreational activities from Paragliding in Panchgani, Water Rafting in Kundalika, Bungee Jumping in Lonavala, Ocean Water Sports in Dive-Agar, Wildlife Safari in Tadoba, Camping in Bhandardara, Scuba Diving in Malvan but most of all “Trekking into Sahyadri Mountains'' which also includes activities like Camping, Hiking, Wild Cave Expeditions, Rappelling, Climbing wall, Valley Crossing, Giant Swing, etc are gaining popularity in world adventure by attracting people all over the world in the past several years as the list of great forts of Maharashtra in the Sahyadri Mountains ranges offer one of the best trekking routes in India.
Though the state is developed to a great extent in the terms of modernization, the people in Maharashtra still maintain their culture by following their traditional practices.
which are a true reflection of Maharashtrian culture, with all its colorful customs, rituals and traditions that share & spread happiness and unite people.
From the spicy snacks in Mumbai to the mutton gravy of Kolhapur and the orange barfi of Nagpur, also some are food which is specially prepared during festivals like Modak, Tilgul, Faral, Puranpoli & others like the world-famous Vadapav, Misal Pav, Pohe and regular Meal Daal-Bhat & Pithal Bhakar, etc.
Which are nine-yard Saree for women and Dhoti or Pajama with Shirt for men.
Like Powada, Lavani, Koli dance with mesmerizing music and rhythmic movement along with Natak (theater) that entertain the people of Maharashtra.
But the best part about Maharashtra is
“In most places, people celebrate all major festivals irrespective of their religion Christmas, Eid, and New year and honestly, that just shows the unity and brotherhood among them.”
The simplicity and the traditional costumes and customs of the people of Maharashtra and their simple lifestyle will surely leave you in awe.
The rustic lifestyle of the people can also be observed in the country-side of the state where people have a belief in the universal cult of brotherhood, where the people of all religions live like one community. They are hardworking and religious, but at the same time never discriminate against people based on their social upbringing.
While they are money-minded with the shrewdness of an acute businessman, the people, however, walk an extra mile to help outsiders or visitors in need of help.
Visit the state and interact with the locale, as it is the only way to know about the people and lifestyle of the state. You can easily spend many months or even a year exploring the charming nooks and corners of this stunning state.
Be it on the road or by rail or by flight or sometimes even by public transportation like ST bus, you will get to see, taste, and life experiences that are unique to Maharashtra and I'm sure our Maharashtra will not leave you empty-handed.
We hope now you have experienced a glimpse of the Maharashtra World through this article. Do share our short experience during the Maharashtra tour if any in the comment section and also give your valuable feedback or suggestions and it would be great If you share this article with other travellers.
Soon I will post more travel tips about various discovered-undiscovered historical and natural places of Maharashtra.
Stay Tuned... Be Safe... Keep Wandering. !!!