Maharashtra is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse states of India. From the financial capital of the country, Mumbai, you can scale the sprawling Sahyadri mountains, to the Deccan plateau, and even make your way down to the 720-kilometre coastline that forms the western boundary of the state. Every part of this state has a distinct identity that is manifested through its people, food, occupations; yet the hospitality and enthusiasm shown to anyone who visits here ties it all together.
While exploring this state thoroughly will take you a long time; you can visit a lot of the most important places in 5 days. So, put those Kolhapuri chappals on! (Or don’t; they’re not the most comfortable footwear to pull off the kind of exhilarating things you’re going to be doing, if we’re being honest.)