Maharashtra Tourism & Travel Guide

There are about 720km coastlines and 78 beaches in Maharashtra....

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In this chapter : The Ghats Part 1 we travel through the western ghats in Maharashtra....

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Top Places To Visit 233 Spots

Gateway of India

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.
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Kalsubai Peak

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.
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About Maharashtra

3. Koli TribeSome of the largest Koli communities are residing in the coastal region of Maharashtra. Koli is one of the distinct community and easily distinguishable in their dress, language, food, and lifestyle. They speak Agri language. Kolis are peace-loving and colorful fishing community. The menfolk fish while their women control the fish trade. They are happy in their sleepy little fishing hamlets called Koliwadas, safe and unperturbed from the stress and problems that plague the outside world. Standards of housing differ from region to region, varying from simple shacks of thatched roofs, mud walls, and mud flooring to decorated homes with tiled roofs, brick walls, and paved or cement flooring.Kolis love the sea, the fish, and the life. The community has its own distinct identity and lively dances. Koli dance is the fisher folk of Maharashtra. The Agri-Koli Mahotsav is an annual fest, celebrated by Akhil Agri-Koli Samaj Prabodhan Trust, with the aim to preserve the rich and varied heritage and culture of the Koli community.

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Best time to visit Maharashtra is from October to March
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