Maharashtra is famous all over the world for its numerous tourist destinations which attracted the tourists from all over the world for caves tourism, beach tourism, historical tourism, group tourism, entertainment tourism, business tourism, religious tourism, hill stations tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism etc. Maharashtra has famous cities in its credit like Mumbai, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik Pune, Amaravati, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Jalgaon Ratnagiri, Sangli and Solapur.
The state of Maharashtra is an ideal place for beach holidays with adventure appetite through water sports. Some of the famous beaches of Maharashtra which attracted the tourists from all over the world for beach tourism are Dahanu-Bordi beach, Bassain (Vasai), Madh Island beach, Ganpatipule, Harnai-Murud beach, Vengurla, Marine Drive, Mandwa beach, Marve beach, Juhu beach, Kihim-Alibag beach, Vijaydurg beach, Shriwardhan beach, Murud beach and Velneshwar beach.
Maharashtra tourism is also popular all over the world for its hill stations holidays especially in the Western Ghats which run parallel to the coast of Maharashtra. Some of the famous hill stations of Maharashtra are Amboli hill stations, Bhandardhara hill stations, Chikhaldara hill stations, Jawhar hill station, Khandala, Lonavala, Karla hill stations, Mahabaleshwar hill station, Matheran hill station and Panchgani hill station.
The history of Maharashtra can be dated back to 2nd BC where the major religions like Hinduism and Buddhism flourished in full fledge with exciting and compelling arts, crafts, sculptures and paintings. Some of the famous caves of Maharashtra are Ajanta caves which consist of more than 30 caves; Ellora caves where almost 34 caves are found with fine intricate interiors and ornamental facades combinedly represent the three faiths – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism; Elephanta caves were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the northern coastline of Mumbai; Aurangabad caves are divided into two sections, one is called Western Group Caves and another as Eastern Group Caves.