Maharashtra is situated in the Western region of the country. The state stuns people by its majestic size and diversity. It is more advanced than most states in India and contributes in a large extent to the country’s industrial output. It boasts of cities, such as Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur, which play a huge role in strengthening the Indian economy. Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and Marathi is the language spoken here. Travel to this colorful land with numerous mountains, forts, beaches and caves. The state also has many temples that are sculpted into and out of basalt rock.
The state is famous for its hill stations like Panchgani, Lonavala, Malshej Ghat, Mahabaleshwar and Jawahar. Most Indian films are shot here, due to the picturesque views. The state has a well-developed social, physical and industrial infrastructure. Maharashtra experiences tropical monsoon climate. The state faces extremely hot summers from March onwards till the starting of the rainy season in early June. The lush greenery is the result of monsoon season, which persists during the following mild winters. The state enjoys mild winters and but the season changing month of October is very unpleasant.
The rivers of state, Krishna, Bhima, Godavari, Tapi-Purna and Wardha-Wainganga have divided it into broad, open river valleys and alternating plateaus that help in the formation of the Sahyadri hills. Maharashtra has been equally well known for its music. Its vibrant folk forms like lavnis, povadas, gondnals and bharuds are a true reflection of the society. All festivals in the state are celebrated with abundant fervour and enthusiasm. The Festivals are a true reflection of Maharashtra culture, with all its colorful customs, rituals and traditions. The state is overcrowded with many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks inside the premises of the state. Revamped with an extensive range of vegetation, trees, herbs and shrubs, the wildlife in Maharastra is a class in itself. Maharashtra displays its true diversity when it comes to the local cuisine. The Konkan region normally has a fish and rice based diet. Maharashtra offers great potential for growth. It is continuously developing and is really instrumental in the progress of the country.
Some of the best beaches of Maharashtra are:-
Juhu Beach: – The famous Juhu beach is situated in Mumbai. It is one of the largest and most visited tourist beaches of India on the shores of Arabian Sea. The beach is a perfect combination of rolling waves, powdery sand and hot surrounding. It is one such place which describes life of localities in style. Children, love-birds and elderly groups are the main visitors on the shoreline.
The Juhu beach is always crowded with people who come here to enjoy the beach, play cricket matches or to watch the shooting of films that take place here very often. Juhu is considered as a posh area of Mumbai.
Marine Drive: – The Marine Drive beach is also an important beaches in the state is known as the Chowpatty beach. Marine Drive Beach is situated along the shoreline of the Arabian Sea and stretches right from the Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. The beach looks magnificent at night because of the street lights that have been installed. Thus the beach is referred as “Queen’s Necklace”.
Bassein Beach: – Bassein Beach is situated in Bassein, which is somewhere around 50 to 60 km from the Mumbai city of Maharashtra. Baisen is also called as Vasai. Bassein in Maharashtra in addition to being a magnificent beach is also a place of religious and historical importance. The white sandy shore provided by the Baseein Beach is just perfect for lazing around or strolling aimlessly. The palm trees encircling the Beach unquestionably include to its scenic grandeur.
It is one of the most loved beaches in India and its magnificent beauty has attracted people from all over the globe.
Shriwardhan: – The beach has soft sands coupled with gentle winds. This place is heaven for the beach lovers. Adventure lovers can go out with a small boat to explore the place where Peshwas were originally resided. This place is known for its gentle winds, soft sands and inviting waters. The place is also famous for the temple of Harihareshwar.
Dahanu Bordi: – This beach is located in Thane district of Maharashtra and has a calm and serene atmosphere. This uncluttered beach is a paradise for sea lovers and the vast expanse of sand is an ideal place to laze around. The golden sandy Dahanu Bordi Beach is ideal for couple’s outings as well as family tours. It is a popular choice for picnics, gatherings, and beach walking tours. You will enjoy relaxing by the seashore and listening to the sound of sea waves.
The beautiful temple, houses the sacred fire of the Zoroastrians. It is one of the prime attractions of the region.