Travel Viewpoint

Explore Tarkarli

Beautiful Tarkarli, set at the mouth of the Karli river is one of the loveliest beaches of Maharashtra. The swaying casuarina trees, crystal clear water, and blue skies enhance the beauty of the virgin beaches here. Tarkali Creek: Home to a rich variety of resident and migratory birds. An angler’s paradise. Sindhudurg Fort: The famous …

Explore Ratnagiri

The beautiful town on the charming Konkan coast is the birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak, the famous freedom fighter. It is the largest town on the south coast and the main transport hub. Ratnagiri abounds in fruits typical of the Konkan and the luscious mangoes produced here are popular all over the world. It is also …

Around Pune

Ahmadnagar (120 kms.) lt was founded by Ahmed Nizam Shah and has a 400-year-old fort, which witnessed many battles. Later on, freedom-fighters were imprisoned here. Other attractions are Chandbibi Mahal or Salabatjang’s Tomb and Farah Bagh. Alandi (21 kms.) The pilgrim center on the banks of the river Indrayani is famous for the sacred Samadhi …

Pune ‘The Queen of the Deccan’

Picturesque Pune, the ‘Queen of the Deccan’ nestles in the scenic Sahayadri ranges, on the edge of the Deccan plains. This ‘Cultural Capital of Maharashtra’ was once the glorious capital of the Maratha empire and the center of the Maratha awakening. It booms with all corollaries of modernization and also retains the rich cultural heritage. …

Explore Nashik

Nashik, one of the most important pilgrim centers of Maharashtra is set on the banks of the sacred Godavari river. It is believed that Lord Rama stayed here for some time during his 14 years of exile. The temple town has over 2000 small and big temples and bathing ghats lining the banks of the …

Nagpur, ‘The City of Oranges’

Nagpur, the ‘City of Oranges’ regarded as the geographical center of India, is a metropolis-in-the-making. It was founded on the banks of Nag river during the early 18th century, by the Gond Raja Bakht Buland and later flourished under the Bhonsle’s. Due to its prime location, the British developed it as an important administrative. judicial …

Kolhapur, Dakshina Kasi

It was the erstwhile capital of an important Maratha state and is dotted with some splendid palaces and royal homes. Kolhapur is also known as the Dakshina Kasi, as the temples here are considered amongst the most important in Maharashtra. The town was also an important center of arts, wrestling, leather footwear, and the Marathi …

Aurangabad, The Historic City

The historic city was founded in 1610, on the site of Khirki village by Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II. In 1653, Aurangzeb became the viceroy of Deccan, he made the city his capital and named it Aurangabad. The town is associated with the rulers of Delhi and the Deccan and …

Mumbai, The Financial & Commercial Capital of India

Mumbai, the financial and commercial capital of India, is a modern metropolis as well as a living museum of the British era in India. It was originally a cluster of seven islands namely, Colaba, Fort, Byculla, Parel, Worli, Matunga, and Mahim, which have been linked through successive reclamations. In 1534, the seven islands were ceded …

Maharashtra

Maharashtra ‘The Great Nation’

Maharashtra, or the ‘great nation,’ is indeed one of the most significant states of India. Not only is it a State larger in area and population than most countries of the world, but it is also one of the most industrially and commercially developed areas of India. However, modern Maharashtra is not the bustle of …