Maharashtra is India's third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population. The word Maharashtra means the "The Great State". The Maharashtrian's love for art and culture is quite evident and also have intense interest in drama. Travelling here is a fascinating experience. Mumbai is the capital city of Maharahtra. In Maharashtra you can enjoy Wildlife Sanctuaries and Parks, exotic hill stations, sacred pilgrimage centres and can discover beautiful beaches. It is one of the most industrialized states of India and a distinct cultural region.
|Area||308,000 Sq. kms|
|Climate||Winter - Mid Sept. to Feb.
Summer - March to May
Monsoon - June to Sept.
Post Monsoon - Oct. to Mid Dec.
October is very warm.
The name Maharashtra first appeared in a 7th century inscription and in the account of a contemporary Chinese traveller, Hsuan Tsang.It was ruled by diverse dynasties each of them adding to the cultural flavour of the region and each leaving behind its own distinctive marks.The state of Maharashtra was established in 1960 and it became India's leading state after the favorable economic policies in the 1970s.
Mumbai is well connected to all the cities in Maharashtra by bus.
By AIR :
There is an extensive network of flights from Mumbai's airports. There are domestic flights to all the major cities of the country.
Mumbai has trains connecting it to all important cities in India.