Top 25 Most Popular Historical Monuments of Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a state of historic and magnificent monuments including Gateway of India,Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus,Shaniwar Wada,Agakhan Palace and Deekshabhoomi. The most popular historical monuments of Maharashtra also include Ambernath Shivalaya Temple,Ajanta Ellora Caves,Bibi-Ka-Maqbara,Raigad Fort and Sindhudurg Sea Fort.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

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The Gateway of India is a monument,located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai. The Gateway of India is a major tourist destination and a popular gathering spot for locals, street vendors and photographers

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

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The historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is one of the busiest railway stations in India. The station is one of the 32 World Heritage Indian Sites and the most famous historical monuments of India.

Chand Minar, Daulatabad

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Chand Minar is at Daulatabad is a historical monument in Maharashtra and one of the 8 tallest Minar in India. Chand Minar tower is 64 m (210 ft) high Minaret situated inside the Daulatabad fort built by Ala-ud-din Bahmani and considered to be one of the most outstanding specimens of Muslim architecture.

Devagiri Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

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Daulatabad also known as Devagiri was an important uplands city along caravan routes with a tunnel entrance, cannon post, and narrow access bridge. The fort of Daulatabad is also considered to be one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra and a developing tourist spot.

Agakhan Palace, Pune

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The Aga Khan Palace is one of the biggest landmarks in Indian history and a majestic building considered to be one of the greatest marvels of India. The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement hence declared the place as a monument of national importance.

Shaniwar Wada, Pune

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Shaniwar Wada Palace of Pune is an 18th-century fortification in the city and was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire. The complex had an impressive lotus-shaped fountain and the surviving structures are now maintained as a tourist site, It is also listed as one of the top 15 most spookiest and haunted places in India.

Ajanta Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

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The Ellora Ajanta Caves the major tourist attraction of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra and a World Heritage Site. The majority of the caves are known for the paintings contains some of the best preserved of ancient Indian paintings.

Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, Aurangabad

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The Bibi Ka Maqbara is also called the Dakkhani Taj in the principal monument of Aurangabad and its historic city. The beautiful mausoleum bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal and one of the 7 wonders of Maharashtra.

Pratapgad Fort, Satara

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Pratapgad Fort also known as Valour Fort is a large fort located in Satara district, famous for a very important site as the legendary Battle of Pratapgad. The Valour Fort a popular tourist destination and an alternate fantastic trekking road surrounded by greenery.

Wai Ghat and Temples, Satara

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Wai has the epithetic name Dakshin Kashi known in Maharashtra for its ghats on the banks of the Krishna River and its temples. The Ganapati Ghat and temple has appeared in films such as Gangaajal, Omkara,Dabangg and Singham.

Raigad Fort, Raigad

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Raigad hill fort is situated in the Mahad region of Raigad district in Maharashtra in the Sahyadri mountain range. The fort has a famous wall called Hirakani Buruj over a huge cliff,Nagarkhana Darwaja and a Ropeway to the Fort.

Kondana Caves, Raigad

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Kondana caves are famous because of their Buddhist style and offer an ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. There are many sculptures and stupas which are the architecture of the ancient Buddhist period in Karjat.

Harishchandragad Hill Fort, Ahmednagar

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Harishchandragad hill fort in the Ahmednagar district is a very popular trekking destination, Situated in the Malshej region of the ghats. The fort is quite ancient with number of fascinating spots such as Saptatirtha Pushkarni,Kedareshwar Cave,Konkan Kada, Taramati peak and the marvelous temple of Harishchandreshwar and Kedareshwar Cave Shiva Temple.

Tomb of Salabat Khan, Ahmednagar

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The Tomb of Salabat Khan II mistakenly known as Chandbiwi Mahel or Chand Bibi Palace in the city of Ahmednagar. A three-storey stone structure situated on the crest of a hill offers good views of the surrounding landscape and visible from almost anywhere in the city.

Vijaydurg Fort, Sindhudurg

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Vijaydurg is the oldest fort on the Sindhudurg coast,situated close to the village of Girye. Fort Vijaydurg is a protected monument and one of the several coastal forts on the western coast of Maharashtra, surrounded by water on three sides and connected to land through a narrow road.

Sindhudurg Fortress, Sindhudurg

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Sindhudurg Fort is a protected monument constructed by Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The fort is one of the top 6 sea forts in Maharashtra,which occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea.

New Palace, Kolhapur

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Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum also known as the new palace of Kolhapur is an excellent specimen of architecture built in black, polished stone. The masterpiece of Kolhapur has been an attraction for tourists with a garden, fountain and wrestling ground.

Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur

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Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism, situated in Nagpur and regarded as a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here and one of the two places of great importance in the life of Dr.Ambedkar.

Morarji Castle, Mahabaleshwar

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Morarji Castle of Mahabaleshwar is the place where Mahatma Gandhi lived once, now one of the most popular places around Mahabaleshwar. The Morarji Castle is an ancient structure reflecting the British architectural style.

Ambernath Shivalaya, Ambernath

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Ambernath Shivalaya is also called the Ambreshwar Shiva Temple,on the bank of Vadavan river under the Thane district of Maharashtra. The ancient Shivalaya of Ambarnath is beautifully carved on stones and said to be the only temple of its kind in India and one of the top 12 most famous Lord Shiva Temple in Maharashtra.

Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai

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Rajabai Clock Tower is a clock tower in South Mumbai,a beautiful clock tower erected during the reign of the British Empire in India. The landmark heritage structures tower has one of the best stained glass windows in the city and one of the top 12 famous clock tower in India.

Manikgad Fort, Chandrapur

Manikgad is an ancient fort in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, situated at 3500 ft is a small historical fort. Currently the forts is in a state of ruins and is frequently by wild animals and there are several monuments of historical importance are also present in the area.

52 Gates, Aurangabad

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Aurangabad is known as the City of Gates, Out of the 52 only four main and nine subordinate gates have survived. The most famous, oldest and biggest gate of Aurangabad is the Bhadkal Gate near the Naukhanda Palace, others are Delhi Gate,Kaala Darwaza, Rangeen Darwaza and Makai Gate.

Lenyadri Caves, Junnar

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Lenyadri caves are series of about 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves near Junnar in Pune and Cave 7 is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to the god Ganesha and one of the Ashtavinayak shrines in Maharashtra. The mountain caves are one of the 15 ancient rock-cut caves in Maharashtra to explore.

Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai

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The Global Vipassana Pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony, contains the world’s largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. It is one of the most Pagoda along with 7 Peace Pagoda or Vishwa Shanti Stupas in India.