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Maharashtra is a state located in India. It is the second most populous after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India. Maharashtra is also called breath of India being the richest state in India, contributing 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.3% of its GDP. 

Maharashtra is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Gujarat and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the east, Karnataka to the south, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, and Goa to the southwest.Mumbai, the capital city of the state, is India's largest city and the financial capital of the nation. 

Latitude 18° N 
Longitude 72° E

Must See

Matheran Hill Station
Bhandardara Hills
Chikhaldara Hill
Malshej Ghat
Panchgani Hill
Jawahar Hill
Amboli Hill
Panhala Hill
Khandala Lonavala Karla Hill Station
Toranamal Hill Station
Chikhaldara
Pench National Park
Bor Dam
Dajipur
Panshet
Lonar
Nawegaon Bandh
Lonar
Bhatye
Igatpuri Resort

Popular Food

Soonth Panak
Sprouted Chana Usal
Puran Poli
Coconut Potali
Modak
Shankarpali
Badam Halwa
Chakli
Karanji
Tilgul
Shengdana Chikki
Sea Food
Cocounut
Ghadichi Poli
Bhakri
Anarsa
Chirota
Jilbi
Shankarpale
Shikran
Ambyache lonche
Limbache lonche
Awlyache lonche
Mohoriche lonche
Ambe-haladiche lonache
Mirachiche lonache
Dangar
Papad
Miragund
Sandage
Methamba
Thecha
Kadhi
Solkadhi
Tomato saar
Kokam saar
Varan
Pigeon pea (Toor dal)
Aamti
Katachi Aamti
Mutton Kolhapuri
Amti
Batatyachi Bhaji (Potato preparations)
Vangyache bharit Baingan Bharta (Aubergines/Eggplant salad)
Dalimbya (Beans)
Farasbichi Bhaji (French beans)
Palkachi Takatli Bhaji (Spinach cooked in buttermilk)
Kelphulachi Bhaji (Banana/plantain bloom)
Fansachi Bhaji (Jackfruit preparation)
Walache Birdha
Pav Bhaji
Vada Pav
Chivda
Upma

Things to Buy

Himroo Shawls
Mashroo and kimkhab Weaves
silver Inlay Craft, Bidri
Jewellery
Maharashtrian Traditional Wares
Pearl Nose Ring
Necklace
Nine-yard Sarees
Kolhapuri Sarees
Kolhapuri Chappals
Kolhapur Saaj
Thushi
Oranges
Jam
Jelly
Marmalade
Fruit Squash
Brass statues
Beaded Necklaces

How To reach

By Road: Maharashtra has the largest road network in India. 17 National Highways connect Maharashtra to six neighbouring states. Maharashtra has a large state highway network. 97.5 per cent of the villages in the state were connected by all-weather roads as of March 2010. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has been providing passenger road transport service in the public sector since 1948, linking most of the towns and villages in and around the state with a large network of operation. These buses, popularly called ST (State Transport), are the preferred mode of transport for much of the populace.

By Train: The state is well-connected to other parts of the country with a railway network. The Central Railway and the Western Railway zones of the Indian Railways that are headquartered in Mumbai, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Churchgate respectively, The Nanded division of the South Central Railway that caters to the Marathwada region of Maharashtra and The Konkan Railway, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways based in CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai that serves the Konkan coastal region south of Mumbai and continues down the west coast of India.

By Air: Maharashtra has three international airports-
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Pune's civil enclave international airport.
Nagpur's Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport.

Other city airports such as, Aurangabad and Nanded, are served by scheduled domestic services.
Additionally, there are smaller airports like those at Akola, Amravati, Baramati, Chandrapur, Gondia, Jalgaon, Karad, Kolhapur, Latur, Nashik, Osmanabad, Ratnagiri, Solapur and Yavatmal that do not have any scheduled air services.

By Sea: Maharashtra has three major ports at Mumbai (operated by the Mumbai Port Trust), the JNPT lying across the Mumbai harbour in Navi Mumbai, and in Ratnagiri, which handles the export of ores mined in the Maharastra hinterland. Additionally, there are 53 minor ports. Ferryboat services also operate at Mumbai, linking the city to neighbouring coastal towns.

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