Various Places In Maharashtra


From this resource you know the various beautiful places in t he Maharashtra where you visit and see their beauty.

Ajanta & Ellora Caves
One of the most wonderful specimen of very old Indian legacy are the Ajanta & Ellora group of caves. Maharashtra state riches this thrilling caves which were accidentally exposed in the 19th century by the British. Ellora cave consist of 34 caves while Ajanta cave consist of 29 caves. Each cave depicts a tale from the Jatakas or depicts stories of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.

Elephanta Caves
In the 6th century, the Elephanta island is known for its great cave holy place. The island dishonesty 10 km northeast to Apollo Bunder or Gateway of India. The island which was identified as Gharapuri earlier is the glorious abode of Lord Shiva. The Portuguese land was renamed this Elephanta Caves, Elephanta who landed here, after the majestic imprinted elephant on this island.

Bassein Fort
Located just 55 kilometers. (a 90 min. journey) left from Bombay, is Bassein, one of the most vital sea forts of Maharashtra. The last bastion of the first sea-faring unknown power in India, the Portuguese. Built by Bahadur Shah -Sultan of Gujarat from 1526-1537, it was originally one of a chain of forts planned to guard the coasts beside the Portuguese and pirates. The Portuguese however take into custody it and remodelled the fort, building a fortress indoors.

Lonavala and Khandala
On the way to Pune from Mumbai come the two lovely hill stations of Maharashtra, which are Lonavala and Khandala. Set at a height of 625 meters. And these two places are located on the western slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range. The two hill stations are only 5 kilometers away from each other. Attractive panoramic beauty adorns these places. Khandala being the smaller of the two is relatively peacemaker. The verdant greenery of the mountains especially during the monsoons. The misty paths pull towards tourist like honey bees here. The silver waterfalls amidst the lush greenery are tremendously magical. The beauty of this place is a stimulating incident.


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