Maharashtra literally means the “Great State” or “Great Nation”. The name is supposed to have been originated perchance from the word Rathi, which means “Chariot driver” and “builders of chariot” who were called as “Maharathis” or “Fighting Force”.
State is well-known for its miraculous natural beauty and rich cultural legacy, Maharashtra is one of the most developed states of India. Maharashtra tourism offers almost the whole thing from its pristine beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, natural caves, waterfalls, to imposing forts, colorful festivals, ancient pilgrimage shrines, museums, and historical monuments that draw large number of travellers.
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Language: Marathi is the official and spoken language of Maharashtra. However, Hindi and English is much proverbial in urban areas .
Religion: Religion in Maharashtra is characterised by a multiplicity of religious beliefs and practices. Maharashtra possesses five of the world’s foremost religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Sikhism.
Must Visit Places: Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nashik, Pune, Shirdi, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Konkan, Pandharpur.
Best time to Visit: September to April