Visit Maharashtra

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Maharashtra is a state in western India, bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Indian states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Karnataka. The capital city is Mumbai. This vibrant and lively state has something for everyone; from beaches to mountains, rivers and forests. Maharashtra is also home to some of India's most beautiful architectural wonders like the Ajanta-Ellora caves, Ellora temples, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Gateway of India and many more.

A must-visit tourist spot in Maharashtra is the city of Aurangabad which offers an array of attractions such as Bibi Ka Maqbara - a replica of Taj Mahal and Ajanta Caves - Buddhist rock cut caves famed for its wall paintings. Another popular destination worth visiting is Panchgani with its lush green valleys surrounded by five hills offering breathtaking views.

An interesting historical fact about Maharashtra is that it was part of Ashoka's empire during 3rd century BC when he spread Buddhism across India.