Know more about State Maharashtra

About the State : Maharashtra, the land of colorful and diverse cultures is the second most populous state. The mountains, the temples, the beaches, the great monuments and architectural structures attract people from all over the world. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra, which is also the Financial capital of the country. Marathi is the state language. 

Major Cities
Must see Places :
Monuments : Gateway Of India, Agakhan Palace, Kesari Wada, Vishrambag Wada, Lal Mahal, Chand Minar.
Beaches : Juhu Beach, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Madh Island Beach, Versova Beach, Murud Janjira, Dahanu Bordi, Ganapatipule, Mandwa and Kihim, Marve Manori and Gorai, Shriwarhan and Harihareshwar, Tarkarli, Velneshwar, Vengurla Malvan
Hill Stations : Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Bhandardara, Chikhaldara, Panchgani, Lonavala and Khandala
Forts : Vijaydurg Fort, Sindhudurg, Shivner Fort, Pratapgad fort, Murud – Janjira fort, Lohagad and Visapur Forts, Harishchandragad Fort, Arnala Fort and Ajinkyatara FortCaves : Ajanta caves, Elephanta caves, Ellora caves, Auranagabad caves, Pitalkhora
Religious Places : Kumbh Mela of Nashik, Mumbadevi Temple of Mumbai, Kailash Temple in Aurangabad, Pandharpur, Shirdi, Bahubali Temples, Hazi Ali tomb in Mumbai, Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib of Nanded, Osho Ashram in Pune, Mount Marry Church and Afghan Memorial Church in Mumbai, Sidhi Vinayak Temple

Know more about Traditional sarees of India and how to wear saree in Maharashtrian style

Some well known Restaurants : Maharashtrian cuisine covers a range from being mild to very spicy dishes

Don Giovanni’s
Mezzo Mezzo
Vetro (The Oberoi Hotel)
Celini (The Grand Hyatt)
Mangi Ferra
Spaghetti Kitchen
North Western
Peshawari (Maratha Sheraton)
Kandahar (The Oberoi Hotel)
Kebab Corner (Hotel Intercontinental)
Copper Chimney
Kareem’s Malad
Regional Indian
Dakshin (Maratha Sheraton)
Oh! Calcutta
Preetam’s Dhaba
Urban Tadka
Casa Soul Fry
Jimmy Boy
Sheetal Bukhara
Great Punjab
Swati Snacks
Little Italy
New Yorkers
Creame Center
Relish (Hotel Samrat)
Sea Food
India Jones
Mainland China
Ming’s Pavillion
Golden Dragon (Taj Mahal Hotel)
Great Wall (Renaissance)
Spices (JW Marriott)
China Gate
China White
Royal China
Wasabi by Morimoto (Taj Mahal Hotel)
Tiffin (The Oberoi Hotel)
Pan Asian (Maratha Sheraton)
India Jones
Spices (JW Marriott)
Origami (Atria Mall)
Japengo Café (CR2 Mall)
Combination Oriental
India Jones
Pan Asian (Maratha Sheraton)
Seijo and Soul Dish
Cafe Leopold
Cafe Mondegar
Coffee Shops
Trattoria (Taj President)
Vista (Taj Land’s End)
Hornby’s Pavilion (ITC Grand Central)
Lotus Cafe (JW Marriott)

What to buy where: Mumbai: Chor Bazar is the best place for best antiques, jewelry, wooden articles, leather ware. Check out Crawford Market for flowers, fruits, meat and fish, Fahsion Street for affordable and up-to-date fashionable wardrobe, Zaveri Bazar for range of jewelry items.
Kemps Corner, Warden Road, Breach Candy and Napean Sea Road are for those who look for the glamorous shopping.
Mereweather Road behind Taj Mahal Hotel is popular for colourful and innovative carpets. Here the range is extensive, exclusive, but prices slightly higher.
State emporiums at the World Trade Centre, at Cuffe Parade are a perfect for buying souvenir, a rare artifact or textiles. The prices at the Central Cottage Industries Emporium (Apollo Bunder) and Khadi Village Industries Emporium (D.N.Road) are fixed, But the quality found is genuine.

Pune:  Tulsi Baug offers household items; jewellery, Maharashtrians traditional wares, pearl nose ring, necklace and the nine-yard sarees. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar(Deccan Gymkhana)is a small market place  for fruit, leather items, gifts, food, shoes, and furniture. There is a lane called Hong Kong lane that sells trinkets, cosmetic jewellery, cassettes and flowers. Sweetshops of this marketplace are famous for its sweet pedas, barfis and amrakhanda as well as spicy bhakar wadis and saurali wadis. Juna Bazaar or Old Market is a place for accessories like necklaces, screwdrivers and door hinges. Antique coins are casually sold here. Laxmi Road is mainly famous for its garment shops for all weathers and its purses. It is said that a visit to Pune is incomplete if you have not visited Laxmi Road once. Mondays closed.

Mahatma Gandhi Road is a place with big stores. selling garments along these big stores. There are also plenty of food stalls and ice cream parlours on this road as well as in nearby areas to satiate one's hunger. Mahatma Gandhi Road, like Laxmi Road is also one way. This place is favourite for evening hangouts. It is closed on Sundays and in the afternoons.

Aurangabad is rich in its culture and heritage as well as its art and crafts. Himroo shawls, mashroo and kimkhab weaves are famous. Well-known fine paithani silk sarees are avialble here. The silver inlay craft of Bidri ware too is world famous.
Nagpur’s Sitabuldi, WHC Road, Dharampeth Road, Residency Road (Sadar) are famous for Shopping. Poonam Chambers in Chhindwara Road is a shopping mall for branded clothes and non-branded clothes, shoes, super bazaar, gifts and cards, jewellry shops, furniture, snacks and fast food, and music.
Nagpur is famous for its world-class oranges. Orange products like jam, jelly, marmalade and fruit squash can also be purchased in cheapest rates with best quality.
Nashik is known to be a religious city. Kumb Mela is organized here for every three years in the city. Little brass statues and beaded necklaces are available everywhere. Nashik is popular for its jewellery as well. Adgaonkar Bandhu, Adgaonkar Saraf, Adgaonkar Sons, Amruta Jewellery, Dhanvardhini Jewellers, Dusane and Sons, Gulawanchkar Jewellers, Heena Jewellery and J B Ankaikar Junnarkar Jewellers are some of the important jewellery shops.
Clothing and fashion apparels can be shopped at Amarson Cloth Centre, Anil Cloth Stores, Shivaji Cloth Market Bhadrakali Nasik, Babubhai Cloth Store, Beauty Corner, Bombay Silk Stores, Deolali Cloth Stores, Ganpati Cloth Store, Gurunanak Cloth Stores and Harish Cloth Stores.

Kolhapur is popular for its cotton textiles, in particular Kolhapuri sarees, also popular for its jewellery and leather sandals or Kolhapuri chappals.

Kolhapur is famous for its special type of traditional necklace called Kolhapur saaj. Har and malas, mohanmal, bormal, chaplahar, kolhapuri saaj, pohehar and putlihar are the jewelleries that are made in Kolhapur. Thushi, a choker with closely bound tiny gold beads, is very popular in Kolhapur.

Mahadwar and Shivaji Roads are regarded as good places to shop. Tourists can find a good variety of Kolhapuri chappals and other leather goods on Bhausinji Road. One can also shop around the bus station in the Rajarampuri area. Shetkaari Bazaar is the cheapest place to shop.

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