Best Tourist Places in Maharashtra

Are you planning to make a visit to Maharashtra? the State Maharashtra is best known for its capital city Mumbai. Read this article which explains tourist attractions and best tourist places in Maharashtra.

Having a history that dates back to 3rd and 4th century BC; ruled by the Mauryas, Chalukyas, Kadambas, Peshwas, Guptas, Pratiharas, the British and many more Indian rulers; the State of Maharashtra has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Having a rich intermingling of the culture, architecture and cuisine and being home to the world famous movie industry we generally call as Bollywood; Maharashtra is as grand as its name.

From the land of Rajas and Heroes, we bring you the best tourist places you can explore in the State of Maharashtra.
Owing to the plethora of tourist spots in the state, we have organised the list on the basis of different tourist interests and our readers are obviously FREE to roam anywhere.

For the Hills Lovers

The vicinity with the Karnataka State Border, the Western Ghats, and being the origin of various rivers, the State has a number of Hill Stations to soothe your summer irritated nerves and chill you off.Best tourist hill stations in Maharashtra.


best tourist places in maharashtra
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Located in the Satara district, the city of Mahabaleshwar is a mesmerising hill station teeming with life, greenery and nature. Though the best remnants of the old Mahabaleshwar are now limited to the boundaries of the city part bearing the same name, the lovely surroundings of the famous Seven Hills and the origin of seven rivers namely
  • Koyana
  • Krishna
  • Savitri
  • Bhagirathi
  • Venna, Gayatri
  • Saraswati
offer a heavenly tourist getaway. The ancient Panchganga temple is a 4500 years old construction. Apart from this, the Kate Point, Needle Hole Point, Wilson Point, Lingmala Waterfalls are some notable tourist sites.


Siddheshwar temple
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Located in the Deccan Plateau and having the vicinity of the Karnataka state, the place offers beautiful scenic splendour, hiking and trekking, lots of ancient temples and lakes to the tourists. The famous Siddheshwar Temple has an annual count of visitors of around 35 lakh. This is one of the best tourist place in maharashtra.


Khandala best tourist place in maharashtra
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Situated between the Konkan and Deccan Region of Maharashtra, the place is an amazing hill station with lots of trekking and hiking destinations. Some famous viewpoints will offer you the best view of the Western Ghats. Apart from that the rock formations, cliffs, waterfalls, ancient rock cut caves of Bhaja and Karla and the Bhushi Lake make Khandala a good weekend tourist destination.


best places to visit in maharashtra ratnagiri
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If you want to enjoy the hills with a view of the Arabian Sea, then Ratnagiri is the place for you. Having numerous references in the ancient Hindu Mythology the place is full of lovely and ancient temples. The house of various natural phenomena such as Rajapur Ganga which appears almost ONCE in three years and is a collection of 14 pools; the place is another gem of a hill station in Maharashtra.


Matheran tourist place in Maharashtra
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A popular tourist place famous for its cool climate which is relatively less humid than the other parts of Maharashtra, Matheran has an array of architectural marvels which clearly show the British Influence. The long and placid drives along the lush green roads are a delight to the tourists loving hill stations.
For the Adventure Lovers:

Tadoba National Park

Tadoba National Park tourist place in maharastra
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The most famous national park in the nation which boasts of its status of being a tiger reserve offers a delightful and adventurous safari and national park tour to all the visitors. Referred to as the Jewel of Vidarbha is currently a home to around 43 tigers lurking in the shadows in the daytime and offers the adrenaline pump to all the adventure lovers.

Raigarh Fort Mahad

Raigarh Fort Mahad tourist place in maharastra

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Nestled among the semi-green hills and offering an exciting hiking place, the Raigarh Fort is one of the best places to explore in Maharashtra. The place has a rich cultural and historical heritage with several low-priced accommodations for the visitors.


best places to visit in maharashtra nashik

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Nashik has also found its place in the Hindu mythology like the other Maharashtrian Places. The place is full of wineries which sport open tasting rooms for the visitors for the promotion of tourism. Apart from that, you can explore the
  • Pandavleni Caves
  • Saptashrungi
  • Sita Gumpha
  • Anjaneri Hill
A perfect fusion of modern and ancient times, no doubt.


kidZania is an adventure land for the kids. They will experience some of the world best rides, water rides, and games etc. One can easily spend a fun filled day with one's family here.

Adlabs Aquamagica

An amazing water park with fun-filled, adrenaline pumping rides for the adults, the place is full of fun, frolic and adventure. Though some may have an issue with the costs of the tickets, no one offers any complaint once they have spent a day here.
Other adventurous getaways are
  • Go Kart racing in Kolhapur
  • Jungle Walks
  • Lonavala Bhimshankar Trek
  • River Rafting in Kolad
  • Parasailing in Kamshet and
  • Paragliding in Matheran

    For the History Lovers

    Ajanta and Ellora Caves

    best tourist places in maharashtra ellora caves

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    The names pop up in the minds once the historical Maharashtra Tourism is thought of. Located near Aurangabad, the caves date back to 2nd Century BC and are believed to have been carved till 6th century AD.This is one of the best tourist place in Maharastra.

    August Kranti Maidan

    Having the status of being the place where Gandhi ordered the British to leave the nation, the place is of immense historical and political importance. Here, the Quit India Movement started and Indian Tri-Color was hosted in the times of British Raj.

    Gateway of India

    One of the most iconic monuments in the nation, the place attracts thousands of visitors daily. The construction started in 1911 and was completed in 13 years. Another such important place is the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel which is located near the Gateway of India.
    Other numerous destinations are
    • Kolhapur
    • Peshwa Memorial
    • Sajja Kothi
    • Pitalkhora Caves
    • Shaniwar Wada
    • Kuda Caves
    • Parashar Caves
    • Bhaja Caves
    • Kanheri
    • Karla Caves
    • Vijaydurg Fort
    • Vasai
    • Filmcity
    Mumbai with residences of all the famous movie stars and a lot more.
    The list keeps on growing with the addition of the modern day marvels such as Marine Drive, Navi Mumbai and a lot more. Maharashtra is actually GRAND, just like its name and offers a GRAND collection of the tourist places to visitors from all over the world.

  • Comments

    Author: Aryavrit Travels29 Aug 2017 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

    Good read on Maharashtra's tourist destinations.

    Mahabaleshwar was a total bliss for my team on our office outing. But I'm surprised why a place like Lonavala is not in this list; it was the best hill station I have ever visited.

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