Maharashtra Tourism & Travel Guide

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.
Best time to visit

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.

For Budget Travellers: INR 900 - 1800 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2000 to INR 4500 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

Sample the lifestyle of the rich and the famous while sipping on apple wine and savouring traditional cuisine at some of the most luxurious hotels in Maharashtra. Here are Tripoto's top picks

If you're looking to witness the magic of Himachal without burning a hole in your pocket, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will come in handy while booking your next stay

If you believe Maharashtra is an expensive place for a vacation, Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels will definitely change your mind.

Backpacking through the mountains and valleys of Maharashtra just got easier. From Nashik to Nagpur, here's Tripoto's guide of the most interesting hostels with characterful dorms, great crowd and delicious food in the state. 

Homestays are the perfect way to gain insight into the local culture of a place. It is lodging with a personal touch that makes your holiday all the more special. Feel at home in Maharashtra with our top homestay picks.

Top Attractions In Maharashtra

The land of the Marathas, abundant in natural beauty and blessed with a pleasant climate, has a lot of potential to become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Here are Tripoto's hand-picked list of places in Maharashtra that make it a coveted place to visit.

6 Days
Malvan, the oasis of Maharashtra!

The local trains, the 24 hour traffic hustle or maybe your everyday struggle towards Bollywood.&n...

Sagnik Basu
4 Days
Aurangabad - The best tourist place in Maharashtra

We all have read about Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves from our school textbooks or atleast heard a...

Myron D'silva
3 Days
Ganpatipule- The Kokan coast of Maharashtra.....

Enjoing the sunset...Sunset at GanpatipuleAre Ware beach at GanpatipuleSunset.....Port view....To...

5 Days
Majestic Maharashtra: Ancient Forts & Artistic Cav

This trip encapsulates three of Maharashtra's (and India's) historic and architectural wo...

Parnika Madar
9 Days
Backpacking Maharashtra : Pune-Lonavala-Nasik-Harihar Fort-Trimabk-Pune-Goa

Pune-Mumbai ExpresswayLonavalaNight Trek to Rajmachi FortRajmachi FortRajmachi FortRajmachi FortR...

Ajith Kumar Jain
3 Days
Solo bike trip to Ellora Caves: Knowing Maharashtra better!

“To wander is to be alive.” ― Roman Payne How often do you take unplanned stops, d...

Santanu Halder

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 ...
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 w...
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 Dev...
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 ...
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...
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....

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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