is a state situated in western region of India. Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and it is also the biggest city of India. Mumbai is the 2nd largest producer of movies in world. From the North side, it shares border with Madhya Pradesh and Arabian Sea by west. From the South, the state is bordered by Karnataka and Chhattisgarh by east. From the southwest side, it shares border with Goa and Andhra Pradesh by southeast. The total area of Maharashtra is 307,713 km sq. and total population is around 113,632,503. It has come in 2th rank by population in India and 3th rank by area. Marathi is the official language of this state.
Why visit Maharashtra state : Maharashtra state is mostly famous for its beaches (like Juhu, Marine Drive, Velneshwar, Dahanu-Bordi), Hill stations (like Panchgani, Lonavala, Jawahar, Mahabaleshwar) historical temples, wildlife parks, ancient caves(like Ajanta and Ellora caves). Due to these popular things, every year thousands of tourists come here to visit this state. Due to these famous attractions, you should visit Maharashtra.
About Maharashtra, Culture :
Maharashtra has a rich and heritage culture. There are many temples in this state which are hundreds years old and they shows the evolution of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain culture. The Ganesh Chaturthi is most famous in this state and celebrated every year. This festival has its own identity in India and all over world.
There are many heritage centers in the Maharashtra state. The most famous heritage center is Ajanta and Ellora caves which are the most popular caves in India and all over the world. Due to its popularity, every year many tourists come here to see these most famous caves. Mostly people speaks “Marathi” in this state. The state is also called Land of Marathas.
In this state, the folk music like Bharud, Gondhal Lavani and Powada is most popular. The most famous Folk dances of Maharashtrians are Povadas, Dhangari Gaja and Lavni. Hindi and Marathi films music and local songs are also popular in the Maharashtra.
Festivals celebrated in Maharashtra :
The famous festivals celebrated in this state are as follows.
- Elephant Festival
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Narali Purnima
- Ellora Festival
- Gudi Padwa
- Banganga Festival
- Nag Panchmi
- Makar Sankranti
- Vasant Panchmi
Climate of Maharashtra :
There are 3 seasons comes in this state.
Winter Season: Winter season starts from mid-November and remains till January. The average temperature in this season remains between 11°C to 30°C and minimum temperature remains between 6 to 10
Summer Season: It is the very hot season of the year in Maharashtra. Summer season starts from Mid February and remains till June. The temperature remains in this season between 21°C to 35°C. Sometimes it touches above 38°C.
Monsoon Season: This season starts from mid June to mid September. This state receives very heavy rainfall.
Best Time to Visit :
The best time to visit Maharashtra is between mid-October to March and this time weather remains warm and dry and Maharashtra has typical monsoon Climatic state. It is also time of many festivals of related to Hindus God and goddess.