Maharashtra Travel Guide and Tourism

Blue horizons, sweeping beaches and coconut groves define the Maharashtrian landscape. Travel to Maharashtra for its ancient forts of Pratapgad, Sinhagad and the Lohagadare and the popular caves of Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta. Start with the City of Dreams, Mumbai and explore the Gothic railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the exquisite Taj Mahal Palace. Eat bhelpuri by the iconic arch of the Gateway of India and catch the sunset at Marine Drive. A ride on the double-decker buses plying through the city are a must. Pune should be visited for its religious relics at Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace and Pataleshwar Cave, and a lazy afternoon spent at the Parsi establishment of Marzorin. Also when in Pune, drive down to the protected forest of Bhimashankar, famous for its giant squirrels. Head to cooler climes at Matheran located on the Sahyadri Range, a charming hill station just two hours away from Mumbai. Among the other places to visit in Maharashtra are Panchgani and the erstwhile capital of the Bombay Presidency - Mahabaleshwar. Maharashtra also boasts of some delectable street food such as pav bhaji, poha and vada pav that shouldn’t be missed.
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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