More About Maharashtra
More about Maharashtra
India’s third largest and second most populous state, Maharashtra is home to some of the most iconic attractions of the country. Be it the British edifice, the Gateway of India or the Buddhist caves of Ajanta & Ellora, Maharashtra has no dearth of places to explore. From the golden sand beaches to the lush green hills, from the high-rise buildings to the sea-side bungalows, and from the historic hotspots to the pilgrimage destinations, you name it and Maharashtra has it. With this incredible mix of places to explore, a Maharashtra trip is a must for every travel enthusiast.
A British-favourite in the past, you can find a number of colonial edifices in the state; the Gateway of India in Mumbai is among the most visited tourist attraction of the state. It is also home to the Indian film industry—Bollywood. A tour of the film city in Mumbai is a must if you are in Maharashtra. Apart from its many places to visit, the state is also famous for its distinctive cuisine. The state’s food culture is born out of the different ethnicities residing here—from the local ‘vada pav’ to the exquisite Parsi dishes, Maharashtra is a melting pot of flavours. It is also among the safest places for the women travellers to visit.
With so many perks to offer, the state makes for a perfect holiday destination. Browse among the listed Maharashtra tour packages to book a memorable holiday. From the family holiday packages to the low budget packages, we bring you the best among all. Book your tour with OYO Total Holidays and enjoy an experience of a lifetime.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Maharashtra is during the winter. The ideal months start from October to February when the temperature varies from 12 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius. The pleasant atmosphere of the state lets you explore the places without any inconvenience.
If you are planning a trip during the summer season, you can explore the hill stations such as Mahabaleshwar, Malshej Ghat, Lonavala and more. Due to the off-season, these are also among the cheap holiday destinations in Maharashtra.
The monsoon season in the state starts from the month of June. Though, it is not an appropriate time to visit because of the heavy rainfall, you can still explore the lush beauty of Maharashtra’s various hill stations.
Best Dishes to Try
When in Maharashtra, it is mandatory to try its most famous food dishes. Here are a few among the top:
1. Pav Bhaji : It’s no less than a crime to return without tasting the state’s iconic dish—pav bhaji. Fresh and thick slices of bread are served with a delicious mix of spiced vegetables.
2. Vada Pav : Indian version of a burger, vada pav is a spicy, deep-fried patty made of potato, which is sliced between two breads.
3. Misal Pav : A popular street food of Mumbai, missal pav is a spicy lentil curry served with the bread. It is garnished with spicy toppings.
Best Things to Buy
Your Maharashtra trip planner guide is incomplete without the list of the best things to buy here. The shopping venues as well as the items in the state are exhaustive. From the Paithani sarees to the Kohlapuri chappals and from the Himroo shawls to the Maharashtrian jewellery, every item in the shops seems to fight for your attention. Book Maharashtra holidays packages to enjoy a shopping spree in the state.
Here are a few places listed along with the items to buy there:
1.Mumabi – Dadar, Juhu Road, Colaba and Bandra-Linking Road: Ethic artifacts
2.Aurangabad – Himroo shawls, mashroo, kimkhab weaves and paithani silk sarees
3.Pune – Nine-yard sarees, pearl nose ring and Maharashtrian traditional wares
4.Kohlapur – Cotton textiles, Kohlapuri sarees, leather sandals, Kohlapuri chappals, Kohlapuri saaj and thushi
5.Nagpur – Oranges (jam, jelly, marmalade and fruit squash)
6.Nashik – Brass statues and beaded necklaces
With all this information at hand, you can now easily browse the various Maharashtra domestic packages and choose the best per your needs.