Maharashtra, one of the largest states in India is not limited to the Bollywood, Vada Pav or the oranges of Nagpur. But it is a state full of hidden gems. Located in the western region of the country, the state is also known for the largest network of roads.
The capital city of Maharashtra is 'Mumbai', also known as 'the financial capital'. Mumbai is the city of dreams, where one of the largest film industries 'Bollywood' is located. The Taj Hotel, Juhu beach, local trains and Gateway of India are the centers of attraction in the city.
The Marathi language and Marathi culture has their own beauty. Ganesh Chaturthi is the most important festival celebrated by the Marathis for 10 days. Lavani the combination of folk dance and song is so popular all over the country. Devotees came here and visit the temples of Sai Baba in Shirdi, Shani Shingnapur in Ahmednagar, Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple in Nashik, Siddhivinayak in Mumbai, etc for the blessings of the deity.
The Rankala lake in Kolhapur and the Lonar lake (only saline soda lake on earth) in Buldhana district adds glory in the state. More than the beauty, the history of these lakes are so interesting. The city of gates 'Aurangabad' is also situated here. The city is famous for its 52 historic gates.
Furthermore, there is a village called Sethpal which is also known as Land of Cobras. In each and every house of Sethpal, the Cobras are made their own little corner. The village Shani Shingnapur is not just famous for the temple but also for the houses with no doors. According to the villagers, no one can steal their stuff as the Shani Maharaj protects them from the crimes. The hill stations such as Lonavala and Khandala are not less than a paradise. The places are best for visit and spend peaceful moments in the lap of the mountains.
So, if you plan to explore the huge Maharashtra, don't restrain yourself to Mumbai and Pune. Travel even the small villages of the state, find the unknown facts and surprise yourself.