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Mumbai-Maharashtra - Best 9 Places To Visit

Maharashtra has been blessed with an abundant supply of natural resources and the significance of the region has been mentioned in the ancient texts. It has a unique location of being situated between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. This makes the state a biodiverse region rich in flora and fauna. So rich and varied is the state’s topography that each of these homes in the hills is unique. Let no cynic tell you that two hill-stations are similar; each have their characteristic charm, charisma and allure.



Mumbai-Maharashtra  is India's mixing pot— a convergence of people from different parts of India. South Mumbai - Fort, Marine Lines, Colaba, Nariman Point, Malabar Hill, Tardeo. The Prime zones of Mumbai-Maharashtra Contains Mumbai's downtown region and is counted as the heart of this business capital of India. It is one of the best places of Maharashtra Tourism. The wealthiest neighborhoods in the nation are situated here, which demand the topmost property rates on the planet. Land costs in South Mumbai are equivalent to those in Manhattan. This is the important traveler spot of Mumbai and important area of Mumbai’s art centres, craftsmanship displays, painting shows, bars, upscale eateries, extravagance retail with widely acclaimed brands and the Gateway of India.

How To Reach Mumbai-Maharashtra

  • By plane : Mumbai has first-rate connectivity with most of the key cities around the globe. The airport includes two terminals Terminal 1 Domestic Terminal and Terminal 2 International Terminal.
  • By train : Mumbai is linked to all cites of India by rail.
  • By Road : National highway numbers 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 17, providing links to all parts of the country.


Colonial Buildings Walk around the wide Paths of the streets from Colaba to, Churchgate Famous landmarks to be found here are the, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India Municipal Corporation, Police Headquarters and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya, The Mumbai University, the renowned Taj Mahal inn, and the High Court are outstanding cases of colonial engineering in the city.
Museums and galleries Probably the well-known museums and craftsmanship displays in India are found here. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) Nehru Center Art Gallery at Worli, Jehangir Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, Kala Ghoda, Discovery of India (same complex) Nehru Science Center at Mahalaxmi race course street etc.
Beaches Mumbai has a couple of sea shores, which includes one in the downtown territory. There are different shorelines like the Girgaon Chowpaty in South Mumbai, Aksa Beach in Malad, Juhu beach in the western suburb areas.
Shopping For handmade articles, metal art items, precious stones or adornments, then, you ought to go to Colaba market place or can visit Silver Centre by Sangeeta Boochra inside cottons at kemps corner for bona fide Indian gems and jewellery.
To Do South Mumbai has regular shows, at Prithvi theater, Juhu, you will notice concerts of Carnatic music in Shanmukhananda Hall, at Matunga. The dance locations are live in Mumbai. Then again take a trip from Gateway of India, leave each 30 min every day, go for a Slum Tour, walk along Marine Drive and so on., Check daily newspapers, everyday shows will have scheduled.

The Ajanta Caves

Image credit : Dey.sandip CC 3.0 The Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra state, having around thirty rock cut Buddhist cave landmarks which date from the second century BC to around 480 or 650 AD. The caves incorporate old art paintings and rock carvings statues portrayed as among the finest surviving cases of old Indian craftsmanship, especially creative painting that present passion through various posters and style.  As indicated by UNESCO, these are perfect works of art of Buddhist religious art that affected Indian paintings and sculptors that took after. In 1983 it was assigned an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Reaching to Ajanta-Ellora Caves By plane: Aurangabad is the nearby airport, and there are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai. It's a domestic airport 15 km. away and can be reached from Mumbai,  Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur.

How To Reach The Ajanta Caves

  • By train : Aurangabad is the nearby railway station, and there are always trains from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar etc.
  • By bus : Aurangabad is the nearby area for inter-state buses Jalgaon (59km from Ajanta) is the closest station where you should stop while coming from Delhi or Mumbai.
    Ellora is around 31km from Aurangabad.

Distance between Ajanta and Ellora Caves is 65 Miles.


Entry Time The caves are open 09.00-17.30 but remain closed on Tuesday Ajanta and Ellora caves remain open on all National holidays.
Must Visit of Ellora Caves Tourists who cannot visit all the caves should visit at least cave 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 29, 30, 30A, 31, 32, 33, 34. Engravings  can be found at cave 15, 21, 31
Must Visit of Ajanta Caves Ajanta Cave number 1 contains some of the outstanding wall paintings. Caves 2, 16, and 17 also contain marvelous paintings, while caves 1, 4, 17, 19, 24, and 26 have some of the most blissful statues.

The Konkan Belt Of Maharashtra State

Image credit : Ridinghag The Konkan belt of Maharashtra state

The Konkan belt of Maharashtra state is the coastline division of Maharashtra. It extends North-South from the city of Mumbai (Bombay) in the North to Goa which fringes the southern end of Maharashtra. Besides from being rich in its own Konkani culture, this belt is center to probably the most beautiful shorelines in India, a significant number of which are yet to be popularized and hold their immaculate magnificence. A drive through this area is especially dazzling in the rainy season, as it gives stunning perspectives of lavish green slopes and infrequent views of the great Arabian Sea.

Getting to Konkan Belt.

There are many routes to reach the Konkan belt, subject to your planed destination. One can come to south from Mumbai, reaching Alibaug, Kihim and Dapoli route the small town of Ratnagiri, or travel from Goa, to stations like Malvan. There are direct taxies private and government buses from Mumbai to different coastal towns in the Konkan.

How To Reach The Konkan Belt Of Maharashtra State

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Nearby destinations Karnal Bird Sanctuary: The reserved area is just a short drive from Mumbai on the Mumbai-Pune Highway to Goa. It is a wonderful place to watch birds, nature, vegetation and also an amazing tourist spot, besides it has an opportunity for trekkers.

Murud Janjira is primarily known for its Fort. Located amidst the Arabian sea, the fortification offers an exotic experience for the traveler going to it.

Srivardhan is a relaxed country side around 23 Kms from Diveagar. The Diveagar-Srivardhan trip is the most beautiful tourist detours on the Konkan area.

Beach Alibaug Beach: Alibaug is the vacation breakout from the traffic jammed city of Mumbai. Nowadays the beach has become mercantile points.

Guhagar has potentially the beautiful beach in the entire of konkan area. In the remote of Konkan, far from any sort of clamor, Guhagar is the best places to have stress-free days on lovely sand of the beautiful beach.

Diveagar Beach - Diveagar is a little town on the Konkan drift. Popular for its Ganesh temple and Seagulls.

Nashik Of Maharashtra State

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Nashik of Maharashtra state is a divine Hindu city. Kumbhmela is held here once in 12 years together with four other cities in India. Rama, Lakshmana and Sita have spent 14 years of their outcast at Tapovan close to Nashik. This is a blessed city by having a prominent place in Ramayana. Some archeological locations state early human settling proof from here. It is a city of holy visit for some Hindus. The place is vital for Hindu rites for after death offerings in Maharashtra.It is not only having an enduring spiritual quality but is a touch point for guests who wish to discover its exciting forts and an exceptional center that presents courses in ‘vipassana’. It’s also one of the major up-coming cities in Maharashtra with a luminous society and entertainment spirit. Besides it is one of the four points of the Kumbha Mela celebration.

How To Reach Nashik Of Maharashtra State

  • By bus : Nashik is 180 km from Mumbai. There are many buses to Nashik from Dadar in Mumbai. It takes 4.5 to 5 hours to reach here.
  • By Train : Trains are available from Dadar, Mumbai. The daily trains from here are Panchavati Exp. and Godavari Exp.



Museum Mineral Museum: It is a private exhibition hall situated in MIDC Sinnar. By getting an auto from Sinnar you can reach here. It is a double storied gallery with valuable and special types of mineral stones for presentation
Temples Kalaram Temple: A popular temple and historic place in panchavati location.

Sita Gufaa: Caves where Lord Ram and Sita adorned Lord Shiva during the period of their exile. It is assumed that the ten headed Ravana abducted Sita from this place.

Panchavati: The most blessed place on Earth. Where five sacrosanct Banyan trees are still present. The prominent temples are situated in this place.

Muktidham: big and ancient temple, tourist location near Nashik Road

Navshya Ganpati: A temple located on the borders of Godavari River, very beautiful scenery landscapes etc.

To See Phalke Smaarak: Most spectacular countryside and wonderful scenery.

Someshwar: historic temples, picnic locations, boating areas, waterfall, situated on Gangapur road.

Nandur-Madhmeshwar: near Niphad - a breathtaking place for flora and fauna and bird lovers.

Get around Autorikshaws, taxis and buses are available here to see around the places


Panchgani of Maharashtra state gets its name from the five slopes around it. The city is a precise terminus for nature lovers. The atmosphere of is very comforting, calm and peaceful and the lovely surroundings again adds to the enjoyment. This beautiful place was exposed by British and the credit of planting many species from the western world in Panchgani, including silver oak and poinsettia, which have thrived in this area. Mahabaleshwar was the summer resort residence for the British, yet it was appalling during the rainy season. It is sheltered at the center of five mountains in the Sahyadri mountain ranges, similarly there are five towns around this lovely place are Dandeghar, Khingar, Godwali, Amral and Taighat.

How To Reach Panchgani

98 km or 60.89 miles from Pune, 266 km or 165.28 miles from Mumbai via Mahad

20 km or 12.42 km from Mahabaleshwar

Nearest Domestic Airport: Pune.

There are many buses from Mumbai, Pune and Mahabaleshwar to reach Panchgani.

Attractions Sydney Point: This point is located on a mount, confronting the Krishna Valley. It is able to see the sparkling waters of the Dhom Dam, and Pandavgad and Mandhardeo. Sydney point is around 2 km from Panchgani Bus station.

Table Land: This horizontal huge stretch of laterite mountain is the second longest elevation in Asia. Some roomy caverns including the "Devil's Kitchen" are noticeable from here.

Parsi Point: This beautiful spot is located while travelling to Mahabaleshwar, and gives a view from the top to see the Krishna valley and the blue sparkling waters of the Dhom Dam.

Devil’s Kitchen: Located at the south of the table land, (it is assumed the pandavas of Mahabaratha lived here.)


Lonavla of Maharashtra state tourism crests amid the rainy season. It is being a part of the Sahyadri hills, promising a charismatic and a magical involvement with nature's most gifted zone. Bounded by thick woodlands, waterfalls, dam together with ponds. This beautiful place is unavoidable if you love nature and want an opportunity to have a touching weekend or a good trip. The word Lonavla is gotten from the Sanskrit lonavli, which alludes to the many caves like Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves, and Bedsa that are near this area. An excursion to Lonavla and Khandala can be pooled with touring of Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa caves furthermore the two forts, Lohagad and Visapur. Apart from that, the other vital location is the Tungi fortress, one of the forts close to the town of Karjat in Maharashtra. Lonavla is around 90km or 55.92 miles far from the city of Mumbai and 65km. or 40.38 miles far from Pune City.

How To Reach Lonavla

  • By Car : By road is one of the most preferred and beautiful ways to reach Lonavla. One can use the Mumbai Pune Expressway to reach Lonavla. Two and three wheelers are prohibited on the expressway.
  • By train : Lonavla is the nearest railway station and majority of the Express trains that passes the Mumbai Pune railway line stop at this station.
  • By plane : Lohegaon Airport in Pune is the nearby airport to Lonavala. The nearest international airport is in Mumbai.


Attractions Rajmachi Point It can be viewed while travelling from Mumbai to Lonavla, 6.5km from Lonavla.

Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan These dazzling greenery enclosures are among the most loved cookout spots of the kids.

Tiger's Point, is a precipice best with a sheer drop of more than 650m

Lion's Point is an attractive view halfway between Bhushi Dam and Amby Valley.

Lonavla Lake is encompassed by spectacular view, around 1.5km from Tungarli Lake makes a prominent cookout spot for the occupants of neighboring towns.

Karla Caves, situated close to Lonavla belongs to ancient period around third to second century BC.

Duke's Nose This milestone in Khandala is famous among trekkers.

Shooting Point. One of grand points in the town of Khandala which gives brilliant vision of the Rajmachi Fort and the valley.

Waterfall Bhushi Dam A waterfall close to the dam is a well-known picnic spot
Museum Celebrity Wax Museum was initiated by Sunil Kandaloor, a 37-year-old wax craftsman from Kerala. Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hariharan, Mother Teresa, Ambedkar and the wax carved statues of other dignitaries can be noticed in the museum.


Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra state it is a traveler’s paradise where thousands of tourists visit every year.   It is the biggest hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra state. Because of its high elevation, the town has a cool atmosphere and provides a chance to walk around. There are a few picnic spots which offer breathtaking sights of the nearby slopes and valleys. The primary locations are the "points", named after major British officers who located these marvelous inspiring areas during their rule. There is an old Shiva temple in the backwoods, which is the wellspring of five streams, including the Krishna waterway which is the second longest waterway of peninsular. It's a wonderful place to be in the schedule of a traveler.

How To Reach Mahabaleshwar

  • By bus : From Mumbai, departing from Dadar East, Sion or Vashi. The ride will take about 6 hours Express bus starting from Swargate at 5.45AM and every hour.


Must see Mahabaleshwar Points. Elephant’s head Point, Babington Point, Wilson Point, Lodwick Point, Kate's Point, and Bombay Point- (Sunset Point), Arthur's Seat, and Lingamala Falls.
To Do Tapola. This is about 50km away from Mahabaleshwar. Boating in this location places a memorable experience for every traveler. There are numerous beautiful views and strawberry cultivation centers while travelling.

Boating. Paddle boats or rowing boats are available at Venna Lake. There are places here you can hire a boat. It is a wonderful and grand lake.

Horse Riding. Venna lake also provide facilities for horse riding.

Trekking. Mahabaleshwar slopes is a common place for trekking and there are many trekking trails here.

Watch Sunrise and Sunsets. Excellent dawns can be watched from Wilson Point and Kate’s Point. The Elephant point gives sparkling sunsets.

Shopping Decorative hand-made walking sticks, simmered pea nuts. There are many indigenous brands of nectar obtainable in the bazaar. One can purchase the popular Kolhapuri shoes, from the shoes bazaar. Strawberries you will find plenty in the market.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve Of Maharashtra

Tadoba Tiger reserve of Maharashtra. Thick woodlands are alleviated by smooth knolls and profound valleys as the landscape inclines from north to south. Bluffs, rocks and hideouts gives asylum to many creatures in the thick forest. The name "Tadoba" is the name of the God "Tadoba" or "Taru", honored by the tribal people who live in the thick forests of the Tadoba and Andhari area, while the Andhari river that curves through the forest, gives the 'Andhari' name The two forested frames are formed of Tadoba and Andhari of Maharashtra. The south part of the reserve is less sloping. Tadoba Andhari Reserve is the biggest national reserve forest in Maharashtra. Total area of this Tiger park is 625 square kilometers.

How To Reach Tadoba Tiger Reserve Of Maharashtra

  • By Air : Nearest airport is Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport Nagpur.
  • By Rail : Nearest railway station is Chandrapur station on Delhi-Chennai line.
  • By Road : Chandrapur and Chimur are the main bus stations nearby.


Must Do Jungle safari trips is the most important attraction of Tadoba Park. Many open Gypsy vehicles and busses with experienced local guides are available for the tourists.


Matheran of Maharashtra state. Matheran to Neral is connected by narrow gauge railway line. Motor vehicles are totally banned in this route, making it undisturbed and peaceful regardless of the a great many guests that come here, mainly from Mumbai and neighboring areas. There are various viewpoints that give fantastic visions of the encompassing slopes and valley. In the winter season the evenings are very pleasant cool and mesmerizing. After the rainy season is the best time to visit this beautiful place. It is really stupendous during this time of the year with lavish greenery, waterfalls and the lake full with water. November and Feb. to March is the most suitable time to visit Matheran. It is also a silent and peaceful place for meditation.

How To Reach Matheran

  • By train : From Pune, take any Mumbai touch train and get down at Karjat (nearly 95 kms from Pune). Now get a CST based local train from Karjat and halt at Neral (21 kms, may take nearly15- 20 min).
    From here (Neral Station), there is a train which runs to Matheran about 3-4 times in a day. The train is often tightly packed, confirm your reservation ticket before the journey.


Get around The possible ways of reaching Matheran is by walking all the way by using the help of signboards or with the help of man-pulled rickshaws and by horseback. The motor vehicles are completely banned in this area. The delight of Matheran is in a quite stroll around the fog with mists skimming around you and seeing the incredible sites from the centers located around each and every step that you take.
To Experience There are many points like Hear Point, Monkey Point, Panorama point, Honeymoon Hill, Luisa Point, One tree hill, Echo Point, Little Chowk point, and Sunset Point. All this points give spectacular view of sun rise and sun sets.

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Basilica Of Our Lady Of The Mount

Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, (Mount Mary Church), is a Roman Catholic Basilica in Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Despite the fact that the present church structure is only 100 years of age, the history behind the present statue of Our Lady, backtracks to the sixteenth century when Jesuit clerics from Portugal carried the statue to the present area and built a small chapel. In 1700 Arab privateers deformed the statue by cutting the right hand. In 1760, the chapel was revamped and the statue was substituted with a statue of Our Lady of Navigators in St. Andrew's church close-by. However, the past statue is currently reestablished and now adores the place of devotion in the basilica. Both Hindu and Christian visit this place of worship frequently giving it a sort of syncretic character.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Image credit : Anoop RaviCC-BY-SA-3.0 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Frederick William Stevens is the architect who has outlined this structure in 1887 with a combination of Mughal and foreign designs to honor the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.The Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, previously recognized as Victoria Terminus Station, in Bombay, is a marvelous model of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, combined with ideas deriving from Indian conventional architecture.  The station remains as an evidence of nineteenth century railway engineering wonders in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is in the heart of Mumbai a remarkable railroad station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. which serves as the main station of the Central Railways.

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Elephanta Caves

Image credit : Vaikoovery CC-BY-3.0 Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbor, toward the east of the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The small island is scattered with various antiquated archaeological leftovers that are the unique evidences to its valuable cultural past. These archaeological remainders disclose indication of occupation from as early as the 2nd century BC. The rock-cut Elephanta Caves were created during the mid-5th to 6th centuries AD. It comprises of two sets of caves—the first is an expansive gathering of five Hindu caves and the second set consists of two small Buddhist caves. This caves were revamped in the 1970s, and was assigned as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to safeguard the architectural legacy. It is one of the primary sites of travelers in South Mumbai.

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Mumbai Fountain (Flora Fountain)

Flora Fountain of Mumbai at the Hutatma Chowk, Martyr's Square, is an elaborately and delicately etched engineering legacy landmark situated at the heart of South Mumbai, Maharashtra. Flora Fountain, made in the year of 1864, is a combination of water, engineering and monument, and portrays the Roman Goddess Flora. It was worked at an aggregate cost of US $691, a big amount in that time. The Fountain very near to the Shivaji Terminus and the Church Gate Railway Stations. The other beautiful buildings nearby are the popular Gateway of India, the Bombay High Court, Secretariat, the Taj Hotel, the Central Telegraph Office, University of Mumbai, and numerous other legacy erections.

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Global Vipassana Pagoda

Image credit : Joe Ravi CC-BY-SA-3.0 The Global Vipassana Pagoda

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall close to Gorai village, which lies in the North-West of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is having the world's biggest stone vault worked with no supporting columns. The huge inward vault accommodates around 10000 people empowering them to rehearse the non-religious Vipassana Yoga as of S.N. Goenka and now being flourished in more than 100 nations. The intention behind pagoda complex is, to express love and appreciation to Gautama Buddha. Free Vipassana yoga meditation courses are held at the yoga center here. This Structure is announced as one of the "Seven Wonders of Maharashtra" by Maharashtra Tourism Board along with ABP Majha, a news channel; after they studied more than 350 places.

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Mani Bhavan

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Mani Bhavan: This building is now controlled by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi keeping with the intention to keep up it as a remembrance to Mahatma Gandhi. The building, which is around 30 minutes’ drive from Taj Inn Mumbai, Maharashtra.  Mani Bhavan is the home where Mahatma Gandhi started his Non-Cooperative movement, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat developments. You can see here a library with statue of the Mahatma where visitors offer their tributes and the room that Gandhi utilized, there is a glass segment which can see through. Two of his turning wheels, a book and floor bed still maintained. Contrary to the room there is a lobby where photos and portraits of the history of Mahatma is presented.

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Mumbai (Bombay) High Court

Mumbai High Court. The court is a standout in Maharashtra amongst the most recognized High Courts in the nation. It was initiated on August 14, 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861. The architectural design was outlined by British specialist Col. James A. Fuller, taking Gothic architecture restoration in the English style. Toward the west of the focal tower there are two towers having octagonal shape. The statues of Justice and Mercy are on this building. Even though the name of the city was altered from Bombay to Mumbai in 1995, the Court as an establishment did not follow suit and maintained the name Bombay High Court. Though, a bill to retitle it as Bombay high court was accepted by the Cabinet on July 5, 2016 along with the amendment of name of the Calcutta High Court and Madras High Court as Kolkata High Court and Chennai High Court correspondingly, the same is expected endorsement before the Parliament of India

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Rajabai Clock Tower

Image credit : Nikkul CC BY-SA 3.0 The Rajabai Clock Tower

The Rajabai Clock Tower in South Mumbai. It is situated at the University campus of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was outlined by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The tower was inherent a combination of Venetian and Gothic architecture. It is worked out of the locally accessible buff shaded Kurla stone. The tower has one of the best colored glass windows in the city. Premchand Roychand a wealthy broker of Bombay Stock Exchange has funded an amount or Rs.200000 for the construction of the Rajabai Clock Tower. He did this on a condition that the tower be named after his beloved mother Rajabai.

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Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir

Image credit : Darwininan CC BY-SA 3.0 Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir

 Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple situated in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. It is one of the wealthiest temples in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The temple has a little mandap with the place of worship for Siddhi Vinayak. The huge wooden carved doors of the shrine are cut with idols of the eight appearances of Ganesha. The interior top of the temple is covered with gold, and the main deity is of Ganesha. In the side, there is a shrine of Hanuman. The donation it receives in a year is estimated to be around 1.5 to 2.5 million US$. This makes the temple the richest in Mumbai.

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The Gateway Of India

Image credit : Aashish3000 CC-BY-SA-3.0 The Gateway of India

The Gateway of India is a remarkable traveler spot and a well-known social event location. The Gateway of India is a memorial that symbols India's chief ports and is a renowned tourist attraction for guests who land in India for the first time. It is a landmark of twentieth century in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India, and is situated on the seaside in the Apollo Bunder of South Mumbai, near the Arabian Sea. It was built to honor the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary, when they came to India in 1911. The design is a mix of Hindu and Muslim tradition styles. Today it overlooks as a "grand keepsake" of past foreign control over India. The total erection cost of this memorial was more or less 21 lakhs and the entire amount was met by the Indian government. A preferred spot for travellers, currently, this monument attracts sellers, food stalls and photographers.

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Image credit : Khokarahman CC BY-SA 4.0 Diwali

Diwali is one of the major celebration of Hindus, rejoiced with great excitement and bliss in India. The festival is observed for five uninterrupted days, where the third days is notable as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'. It is celebrated by all class of people irrespective of their religion in Maharashtra. Many stories are connected to it, yet they all symbolize the triumph of light over darkness, wisdom over ignorance, right over wrong, hope over despondency. There are critical changes in local practices and customs. On Diwali night, firecrackers illuminate the Mumbai skies. Later, dinner is offered to friends and family members who are invited. This is the night you can see the whole Maharashtra is totally adorned with lights.


Image credit : Hardik jadeja CC-BY-3.0 Dussehra

Dussehra festivity of Gujarati people varies from all other Hindu Communities all over India and extremely popular for Dandiya and garba in Mumbai. Shardiya Navaratri is the most prominent and noteworthy of all Navaratris. That is the reason Shardiya Navaratri is otherwise called Maha Navaratri. It falls in lunar month Ashwin amid Sharad Ritu. The name Shardiya Navaratri has been taken from Sharad Ritu. Every one of the nine days amid Navaratri are committed to nine types of Goddess Shakti. Shardiya Navaratri falls in the month of September or October. The nine days celebration comes full circle on tenth day with Dussehra or Vijayadashami.

Elephanta Festival

Elephanta Festival is another celebration of dance and music administered out by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). It is celebrated out in the month of February. Eminent artists, musicians and dancers perform outside the caverns of Elephanta under the sparkling sky before the designated and admiring group of people. Exceptional facilities of food are arranged for the guest. The Celebration is an honor to renowned classical artists and a plan to propagate Indian Classical Music, tradition and Indian art forms. It is one of the most significantly distinguished festivals in Mumbai. This legendary event is held on the Elephanta Island, closest to the Elephanta Cave, a World Culture Site.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Image credit : Chris CC-BY-2.0 Ganesh Chaturthig

Ganesh Chaturthi is Celebrated to pay tribute to the adored elephant headed God, Lord Ganesha. It is otherwise called Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a standout amongst the most prominent celebrations for the Hindus in Maharashtra. The Celebration denotes the anniversary of Lord Ganesha which is admired with great interest and joyful hearts for 10 days. It is being considered by the people of Maharashtra that carrying home a sculpture of Lord Ganesha and adoring the lord being on abstinence is the way of making fortune, bliss and good welfare at home with Lord Ganesha. The major part includes the adoring of an idol of Lord Ganesha in a temple or pandal and it closes with plunging the icon in the river. It is the greatest yearly festival in the month of August/September.

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti falls on Jan. fourteenth. It signifies the balance of deception by lighting spiritual sparkle. It is also called thanksgiving day. People all over Maharashtra greet each other, perform and pay tribute to the Supreme Being for the grace, He has given during the whole year. Makar Sankranti implies that we ought to move in the opposite direction of the darkness of illusion in which we live, and start to appreciate another existence with splendid light inside us to sparkle brighter and brighter. Each one comes to open ground and building porch with many kites to celebrate the day. Suburbia sky is most filled as mainly Gujarati's are among top kite fliers and this area are crowded with them.