Maharashtra Tourism At A Glance
Bounded by Gujarat in North-West, Chattisgarh in East, Madhya Pradesh in North, Andhra Pradesh in South-east, and Goa in Southwest, Karnataka in South, and Union Territories Dadra and Nager Haveli in West along with the vast expanse of Arabian Sea beyond…..I am Maharashtra for the uninitiated!
My shape is mostly triangular with 450 miles/725 km Western Coastline as the base and tapering interiors approximately 500 miles/800 km towards the East. A leader amidst Indian states in industrial and agricultural production, education, transport and trade I also boast of a rich, glorious past written in tales of valour and romance.
History of Maharashtra
Archaeological pieces of evidence place my origin to third century BC. Since those early days, I was the hub of commerce and trade. You can know about the prosperity I enjoyed in those golden days of yore from the writings of Hun Tsang, the famed Chinese traveller who visited here during 640-641 BC. The Mauryans ruled the lands during third and fourth century BC and there was a great advancement in the fields of Buddhist learning and trade at this time.
After Mauryans, Satwahanas established their empire and remained in power between 230 BC and 225 AD. Vakataka and Chalukya Empires followed with Rastrakuta rulers in quick succession and all through this exchange of power, I remained a prominent centre for art and culture. The dawn of 17th century saw the rise of Marathas who established the most glorious Empire, much credit to the great ruler Shivaji who is today the part of folklore.
Culture of Maharashtra
To explore Maharashtra Tourism you must understand my culture. Marathi is the native language of my people and I boast of a vast cultural heritage. Lord Ganesha is the most revered deity but all religions and cultures find a place of importance on my land with their sites and monuments.
Traditional clothes are kurta, pheta, and dhoti for men and saree-choli for women. Traditional dance forms reflect my richness and diversity one of the most interesting among them is Povda. You will be mesmerized by the performance that revolves around Shivaji. The most participated festival is Ganesh Chaturthi still, Holi, Diwali, Muharram, and Eid all are celebrated with equal fervour.
New additions to the city, such as Akshardham Temple and also the Lotus Temple are also great places to visit and give an idea of its multi-faceted culture. Delhi is also gaining recognition as a cultural destination. Delhi Tourism’s major festivals—namely, the International Kite Festival, Magic Festival, Itra and Sugandhi Mela, Mango Festival, Dilli ke Pakwaan, and Garden Tourism Festival are becoming an integral part of Delhi’s cultural heritage.
No visit to Delhi is complete without an experience of its famed specialties such as its delicious curries, barbecued tikkas and kebabs. It is also a shoppers’ haven, whether you want to pick up some rich, woven silks, handicrafts, or ethnic cushions for your home. For cuisine of different Indian states and an array of Indian art and craft there are three Dilli Haats in Delhi at INA, Pitampura and the brand new Dilli Haat at Janakpuri.
It is time to celebrate this city which is a symbol of the country’s rich past and thriving present. As a Capital city it is fittingly a window to the country. So come and look out of the window and discover a whole new city of numerous stories and experiences.