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Gateway of India
Peninsula at end of C. Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai (Bombay)
This is the most important attraction of Mumbai and often the starting point of tourists. This was built by the British in the 1913 to mark the visit of George V and Queen Mary to then Bombay. This arch or gateway was inspired from the Triumpg Arc of Italy. This was a place from where most of the tourists from the West started their journeys during the British time. After the Colonial Raj ended, this monument was Indianized and now is a tourist hotspot. the gateway faces the Arabian sea and is also flanked by the beautiful Marine Drive. It is said that the last British ships, when they left India started from here as the British loved this place and it is till now a symbol of their victory over India though the Indians have now changed the notion along with the name of the city to Mumbai. The monument has four turrets and intricate designs on stone blocks to make up the whole structure. the architecture is mainly Indo- Sarcenic with touches of typical Gujrati architectural styles. The Gateway stands strong as the symbol of grandeur of the city as well as the blend of old and modern cultures here.
Marine Drive
Chaupati, Mumbai (Bombay) 400021
Marine Drive may be a picturesque promenade in Kochi, Kerala, India. It engineered facing the backwaters, and may be a widespread resort for the native people. Ironic to its name, no vehicles area unit allowed on the walk. Marine Drive is additionally associate economically thriving a part of town of Kochi. With many searching malls it's as a crucial centre of searching activity in Kochi. Major alimentation joints, as well as Marrybrown, DiMark, coffee house area unit gift on the walk. The read of the setting and rising sun over the ocean mouth, and therefore the gentle wind from the Vembanad Lake has created Marine Drive a crucial holidaymaker destination in Kochi. Hundreds of individuals both natives and tourists throng the walk throughout the evenings. The walk starts from the tribunal Junction and continues till the Rajendra Maidan. There are many boat jetties on the walk. The walk has two contemporarily created bridges, the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese net Bridge.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
South Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay)
Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this is a cable stay bridge which was erected by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. This bridge links Bandra on the Western Suburbs of Mumbai and Worli in South Mumbai. In future this bridge is suppossed to link the Western Suburbs of Mumbai to Nariman Pint, which is the business district of Mumbai. This bridge reduces traveling time by about half an hour.
Kalsubai Peak
Igatpuri Region, Bhandardara, Ahmednagar
Climbing the summit or Kalsubai peak is one of the best things to do in Indore as it is the topmost peak in Maharashtra standing with a height of 16446 metres. The whole hilltop is a chunk of the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Sanctuary. A village called Bari is where the route to the summit starts, followed by various trekking routes, the animal tracks in the route gifts a thrilling atmosphere to the climbers. Local guides are available throughout the year who help the visitors in climbing the summit. The route to the peak is very well marked and perfectly guides the trekkers. It is one of the most thrilling as well as enjoyable place to trek. The Kalsubai temple is situated in the summit of the peak, only three people can sit in this temple at one time. When one reaches the summit apart from the temple, the hugely spread out backwaters of Bhandardara also attracts the attention.
Kaas Plateau of Flowers
Kaas Plateau of Flowers, Maharashtra
This is a bio- diversity Heritage Site and Maharashtra's amswer to the Valley of Flowers. This is also known as the Kaas Pathar and is given the title of "Switzerland of the West" due to the extra ordinary beauty of this place. This is a volcanic plateau with a palette of colors covering the whole place. you find a variety of flowers here which from a distance seem to be a multi color covering over the plateau. This is a nature lovers' paradise and a photographer's food for the lenses, this place is a not to miss during your visit at any cost.
Malshej Ghat
on NH 222 Kalyan Ahmednagar Highway, Khubi
It is a mountain pass located in the Western Ghats in Pune. A drive through these roads should rejuvenate your senses.


Pune
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Called the Oxford of the East, Pune is a bubbling cosmopolitan city. A large student hub, this city loves art, culture and theatre. The Sahyadri hill range of the Western Ghats makes this destination ideal for hiking and wildlife spotting. A shower of rain brings the city alive. The Agha Khan Palace of Pune is a sprawling complex with emerald green gardens and sprawling lawns, perfect for a casual stroll. The Shaniwarwada is an ancient structure built by the Peshwas and the ruins of this marvellous architecture can still be seen in the city. Dedicated to the brave hearts of the Indian Army, the National War Museum is a popular tourist destination and houses militia paraphernalia. Those interested in meditation can get day passes from the Osho International Meditation Resort, which is very popular with tourists. Handcrafted beer, baked goodies at the Kayani Bakery on East Street and eateries such as Touche the Sizzler, Malaka Spice and Dario's will complete your trip here.
Nashik
Best time to visit - January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November,December
Famous for its many temples and ghats, Nashik is one of the holiest cities in India. And for those looking for something more, there are the Sula Vineyards to explore. The eventful history of Nasik is evident in its various forts, including Harihar Fort and Ramshej Fort, that are sprinkled all over the city. The Sita Gufa or the Cave of Sita is believed to be the spot from where Goddess Sita was abducted by Ravana, while Panchvati is believed to be the asylum of Lord Rama during his exile. The Timbakeshwar Temple of Nasik is as much an architectural masterpiece as it is a religious centre. Carved intricately, this much-celebrated temple is perched on top of the Brahmagiri hills. Indulge your senses at the Sula Vineyards, which offer an insightful and entertaining tour that offers information on wine manufacturing and a chance for wine tasting. Nasik offers an impressive assortment of Maharashtrian food that is lightly influenced by the neighbouring states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Popular restaurants include Barbeque Ville Veg Aroma and Aster The Coffee Shop. For accommodation, Nashik has options in all segments – budget, mid-range and luxury hotels.
Lonavala
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
A modern-day resort town, the hill station of Lonavala is around 106km from Mumbai. It makes for a great weekend getaway from Pune as well, if staying at luxury hotels, spending time with family at a massive waterpark, roaming the halls of a wax museum and go-carting sound like fun to you. If you are here during the monsoons, do check out the many gurgling waterfalls. You can even drive or take a local bus to the fascinating Karla and Bhaja Caves nearby. But if you would rather do nothing, then driving aimlessly through the green Sahyadri ranges all day, while stopping for the locally-made chikki candy is also a good way of indulging in tourism in Lonavala. There are even some yoga retreats that you can check into for some professionally-guided relaxation. If you have more time, you can combine a trip to Lonavala with a visit to the popular Lohagad and Visapur forts, located in Khandala.
Aurangabad
Best time to visit - N/A
The destination of the World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora caves where you find a new meaning of beauty, Aurangabad was named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The city is located at the banks of the Kham River and known as one of the most historically significant cities of Maharshtra. You will also find the best museums out here which include the three most important ones. These are the Sunehri Mahal Museum, University Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. apart from recieving all other modern facilities and amenities during your trip, you can laze away the afternoons in the beauty of the Bani Begum Gardens too.
Surat
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
An integration of historic monuments and modern skyscrapers, Surat is a quaint town located along the banks of river Tapi. The ISKCON temple here, standing on an area of around 13,000 km, is frequented by devotees from all across the world. The Dutch Cemetery, Shahjahan's Fort, Parsi neighbourhood and colonial building are beautiful symbols of the history of this city. Dandi is a popular destination among tourists visiting Surat and is a place made famous by the Indian independence movement. When it comes to food, Surat offers lip-smacking Gujarati flavours, albeit only vegetarian. Popular eateries here include the Leonardo Ristorante Italiano, Jalaram Khichadi and Kansar Gujarati Thali. Accommodation here is easily available and sits well within in your budget. If you want more, travel to the Dumas Beach, which is located about 18km from the city.
Kolhapur
Best time to visit - February,March,April,May,June,July
Kolhapur, in Maharashtra, is a land of temples and regal palaces. The most revered of them is the Mahalaxmi Temple, which has a simple yet fascinating structure. Other temples here are the Temlabai temple, Jyotiba temple and the Bimkhambi Ganesh temple. The Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, which was once the residence of the first Maharaja of the Maratha Empire, is a vivid display of artefacts representing the ancient history of the city. Take a walk through history at the Panhala Fort, which is an imposing fortification believed to have housed Chhatrapati Shivaji himself. Kolhapur is known for its spicy array of Maharashtrian food. Try some of the local delicacies at Padma Guest House, Waman Guest House and Parakh. Being a bustling tourist destination, Kolhapur has a lot to offer when it comes to lodging for all types of budget travellers. Don't forget to take back the local Kolhapuri Chappals, that make for lovely traditional footwear.

Best Time to Visit Maharashtra

Peak Season is from November to February when Maharashtra experiences mild winters. Temperatures usually go as low as 10 degrees celsius and this is an especially good time to visit the Mumbai because of the illustrious Kala Ghoda festival taking place in February.

Shoulder Season: June to October welcomes the famous monsoons to Maharashtra. July and August sees perpetual downpour and for those who can brave the rains, the city is at its most beautiful during this season.

Off-season: March to May are the months when the tourists start thinning out. Henceforth, the accommodation costs reduce and though the weather is hot and humid, it’s the ideal time to explore the city away from the chaotic crowds.

 


Budget for Maharashtra

For Budget Travellers: INR 900 - 1800 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 350-900 (INR 900 - 1500 in Mumbai)
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 200-800
  • Public Transport in local trains and buses: INR 10 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2000 to INR 4500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 1000- 2000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 700 - 1000
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws, and local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 1000 and upwards
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