Going beyond Mumbai!
Home to Bollywood, or as the purists like to call, The Indian Film Industry, Maharashtra is the second most populous Indian state located along the country’s west coast. The third largest state by area, it is bound by the Arabian Sea on the left and the Deccan Plateau on its east and offers tourists a variety of experiences through its diverse terrain. With beaches aplenty and one of the world’s eight biological hot-spots in the Western Ghats on offer, be sure to experience the variety of shades of this intriguing state.
While there is no particular time to visit this gorgeous state, we recommend you make your way here, during the months of February and March. Why you ask? Well, there are two reasons. The first is obviously the SulaFest which brings music, crowds and a carnival atmosphere to the otherwise quiet vineyards of Nashik. A three day event, this festival is an unforgettable experience and promises to help you unwind to some killer tunes and even foot massages. If that is too mainstream, we think you should make your way to the coastal hamlet of Velas in Maharashtra that welcomes dozens of baby olive ridley turtles. One of the few places in the country where these creatures come to rest, this is an unmissable affair, especially for nature lovers.
Cities to explore in Maharashtra
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