Top 10 Most Popular Cities of Maharashtra for Tourism

Maharashtra state is India’s third-largest by area and second-most populous state in India, The state has some of the very famous cities as Mumbai – the capital, Pune – the Oxford, Nagpur is the winter session capital, Aurangabad – tourism capital and Nashik known as the Wine Capital of India.


Gateway-of- India-Mumbai

Mumbai is a city of millionaires and billionaires, home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bollywood and Marathi cinema industries and attract migrants from all over India. The city of dreams attracts 6 million tourists per year and one of the most visited city of India by Foreign tourists offering natural heritage building,historical monuments, holy places and beaches.



Pune is a popular IT hub, major educational hub and also an automobile and manufacturing hub in the state of Maharashtra. The city along with numerous peths of the old city, popular Roads by name and its extended city limits of Pimpri Chinchwad offers list of tourist attractions, the main attractions include Dagdusheth Ganpati, Sinhagad Fort, Aga Khan Palace and Shaniwar Wada.



The orange city of Nagpur is the winter capital of Maharashtra state and one of the most fastest growing city in the world from 2019 to 2035 as well
as listed in the top ten cities in India with Smart City Project. Nagpur is a Gateway to as many tiger reserves of India, also famous for GI tag oranges, Deekshabhoomi, Zoos, Gardens, Museums and Lakes.



The ancient city of Nashik on the banks of river Godavari is a site for Kumbh Mela and also home to pilgrimage sites like Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, Kalaram Temple, Anjaneri, Pandavleni Caves, Igatpuri Hill Station and Statue of Ahimsa statue. There are large number of vineyards and wineries in Nashik hence known as Wine Capital of India, the most famous one is Sula Vineyards.



Aurangabad city of Maharashtra is located on a hilly terrain and a very popular tourism hub in the state with tourist destinations like the Ajanta Ellora caves,Kailasanatha Temple, Daulatabad Fort and tourist attractions include Panchakki, Grishneshwar Temple, Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara and 52 Gates of Aurangabad.



Nanded city of Maharashtra is a major destination for Sikh pilgrims and is the second largest city in Marathwada subdivision. The city located on the banks of Godavari river and home to one of the five takhts in Sikhism – Hazur Sahib, known as Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib.


Kolhapuri -Chappal

Kolhapur city is not only known in Maharashtra for famous Mahalakshmi Temple on the banks of the Panchganga River but also a lesser known New Palace, Kolhapuri chappal,Kolhapuri Misal, Kolhapuri cuisine and Lord Ganesh statue the Chinmaya mission.


Pune-Solapur- Highway

Solapur is one of the biggest city in Maharashtra, located on major highway routes of road and rail line to the cities. The city famous for Pandharpur pilgrimage town,Solapuri Chadars and towels, Popular product with a Geographical Indication tag as well as home to largest spinning mill and Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary.



Amravati city is second populous and largest city of Vidarbha region after Nagpur, famous for Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal cricket ground, Chikhaldara hill station, Kondeshwar Shiva Temple, Muktagiri and Melghat Tiger Reserve which is home to rare Forest Owlet.



Satara city in Satara District of Maharashtra gets its name from the seven forts around the city and famous for Kaas Plateau, tallest Thoseghar waterfalls, Vajrai Waterfalls, Ajinkyatara fort, surrounded seven mountains and the most famous tourist places in Satara district are Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Wai, Tapola and Pratapgad Fort.

Some of the most popular tourist destination in Maharashtra also include Lonavala-Khandala hill station, Shirdi, Matheran, Lavasa city, Igatpuri, Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani and Beaches of Dapoli, Ganpatipule, Alibag and Tarkarli.

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