a state where a millennium of culture weaves a tapestry of
myriad charms. The spiritual solace of centuries. The
sylvan serenity of the countryside. The stillness of a
thicket disturbed only by a tiger flashing past, or the
symphony of tradition from its varied population. All
abound in a unique togetherness. In Maharashtra, a state
as vivid as vivacious.
Maharashtra is one of the largest states in India, both in
terms of population and area. Its booming capital Mumbai,
makes it not only one of the most important states
economically, but also a major gateway for overseas
visitors. The first well known rulers of Maharashtra were
the Satavahanas (230 BC to 225 AD), who were the creators
of Maharashtra, and have left a plethora of literary,
epigraphic, artistic and archaeological evidence. The
Maharashtrians' love for art and culture is quite evident
in their intense interest in drama. Their approach to
music and dance is rather lusty. Mahasivaratri,
Gokulashtami, Holi and Ganesh Chaturti are the main
festivals of this fun loving state.
No matter what kind of holiday you are looking for, you
will find it here. Whether it is lazing on the sun - swept
sands of the 720 kms coastline, or a peaceful self-exile
in the awe-inspiring mountains, or quiet worship at some
famous shrines, or revelation in cave architecture, art
and culture or challenging treks or abundant wildlife
thrills, Maharashtra has it all.
How to Reach :
By Air: There is an extensive network of flights
from Mumbai's Sahar (international) and Santa Cruz
(domestic) airports. There are domestic flights to all the
major cities of the country.
By Rail: Mumbai has trains connecting it to all
important cities in India. Intra city trains in Mumbai are
very good, and are the cheapest and fastest way to move
around in Mumbai.
By Road: Mumbai is well connected to all the cities
in Maharashtra by bus. Intra city bus services are also