Maharashtra

Overview

With a notable impression made by films, International relations, unfortunate terrorist attacks and business across the world, Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra embodies the true spirit of India. In the backdrop of the local trains, the majestic Taj Hotel, local cafes serving as a muse for many authors and the glitz and glamour of Bollywood, Mumbai has catapulted itself as one of the most intriguing destinations to travel in the world and an inlet into the state. Apart from the leading city of the state, there are plenty of travel options that the state has to offer. Apart from the over stimulating Mumbai, a deep culture, adventure and strong heritage simmers in the other parts of Maharashtra. The famous Ajanta & Ellora Caves, a scenic coastal belt, sanctuaries and hill stations help you a pace out a holiday in Maharashtra. Submerge yourself in the by-gone era of Shivaji Maratha and the empire formed by him and flow with the swiftness of urban Indian culture at the same time for a diverse holiday in Maharashtra. One of the most exquisite places in Maharashtra, Sindhudurg, must be a part of the itinerary. It is a fortress which lies in the quaint Malvan town and occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea.

Location

Maharashtra is a huge state and it’s located on the western side of India. Mumbai is the most important city of the state and Goa is located just 580 kms from Mumbai. Sindhudurg is the southernmost district of Maharashtra and stretches for about 125 kilometers along the Arabian Sea. Kashid is 30 kms from Alibaug and 160 kms form Mumbai

History

Maharashtra recorded history dates back to 2nd century BC when the first Buddhist caves were built here. In 7th century, in the accounts Huan Tsang the word “Maharashtra” appears for the first time. The first Hindu King ruled the state in the 6th century from Badami. Shivaji Bhosle funded the Maratha Empire and fought the Mughals all his life. By 1680, the most influential kinf of the region, Shivaji died. At this time nearly the entire Deccan region was a part of his empire. He was succeeded by Sambhaji and a period of instability followed. In 1803, with the fall of Ahmednagar fort the British supremacy began in the Deccan. In 1804, their military rule was established. The state of Maharashtra was carved in 1960.

Festivals

Goa's Carnival is world famous and it starts in February. It is a major draw for travelers. New Year celebrations and Christmas are a major occasion.

Cuisine

Sea food is naturally a local favourite. Konkani style of cooking is prominent. Street food is easily available which includes snacks like sandwiches, omlettes, rice based dishes etc. Refreshing and fresh coconut water is a delight.

Language

Marathi is the local language and Konkani is popular. But English, Hindi are commonly spoken and understood. Read more
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