Maharashtra Tourism

A haven for beach lovers – Maharashtra’s 720 km long affair with the Arabian Sea extends from Dahanu and Bordi in the north up to Goa proceeding southwards. If you’ve got a penchant for sand, sea and surf, this state has a great many interesting options in store.

Maharashtra is also a home to large number of animal and bird species including the tiger, crocodile, bison, gawa, neelgai, wild deer, sambars and rare migratory birds. The government has taken adequate steps towards setting up many wildlife parks and sanctuaries to protect these regions and promote these places as tourist attractions.

These parks offer splendid opportunities to see a wide variety of wildlife in the spectacular natural setting. Modern amenities such as jeep rides, night safaris, library and audio-visual facilities, comfortable accommodation and efficient transport are also available at these parks at a nominal charge.

Beaches

Beaches in Maharashtra

Beach

NAME LOCATION
Akshi beach Alibaug
Bassein Beach Nalasopara
Dahanu Bordi near Dahanu Road, in Thane District
Diveagar Diveagar
Guhagar Beach in Ratnagiri district
Harnai 15 km from Dapoli
Juhu Beach / Madh Island Beach / Marine Drive Mumbai
Kashid Beach 30 km from Alibaug
Mandwa and Kihim 12 miles north of Alibag
Malgund beach Ganpatipule
Marve Manori and Gorai North of Mumbai
Madh-Marve (Aksa) Beach Malad (West),Mumbai
Murud Janjira Alibaug
Murud-Karde Beach Murud Harnai
Nagaon Beach Alibaug
Palghar (Kelwa) Beach Palghar, Mumbai
Shriwardhan Harihareshwar Harihareshwar
Tarkarli 6 kms south of Malvan
Velneshwar Velneshwar
Vengurla Malvan Malvan


Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks of Maharashtra

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List of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Maharashtra

NAME LOCATION
Anerdam Wildlife Sanctury Shirpur Tehsil Of Dhule District
Bharmragarh Sanctuary Chandrapur district in the Vidharba region
Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctury northern part of the Western Ghats
Bor Wildlife Sanctuary Hingni in Wardha
Chikhaldhara Amaravati district of Vidarbha region
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctury Chandrapur district in the Vidharba region
Dajipur on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary Aurangabad District
Kalasubai Harischandragad Wildlife Sanctury Ahmednagar District
Karnala Bird Sanctuary Panvel Taluka of Raigad District
Katepurna Sanctury Akola District
Koyna Wildlife Sanctury Satara District
Malvan Marine Sanctuary Malvan Taluka of Sindhudurg district
Melghat Tiger Reserve Amaravati District
Nagzira Tirora Range of Bhandara Forest Division, in Bhandara district of Vidarbha region
Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird sanctuary Niphad Tehsil of Nashik district
Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird sanctuary Niphad Tehsil of Nashik district
Navegaon National Park Navegoan, Gondia
Pench National Park on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary Raigad District
Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary Dajipur: Kolhapur District
Sagareshwar Sanctuary at trifurcation of three Tehsils namely Khanapur, Walva and Palus Tehsils of Sangli district.
Tadoba National Park 45 km from Chandrapur
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary Wada, Shahapur and Mokhada Talukas of Thane district.
Tipeshwar Pandarkawada Tehsil of Yavatmal district of Vidarbha region
Wan Sanctuary Amaravati District
Yawal Sanctury Jalgaon District

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Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in Maharashtra

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NAME LOCATION
Aga Khan Palace Pune
Amboli Sindhudurg district
Ajanta and Ellora caves Aurangabad
Bhushi Dam on the Indrayani River in Lonavala
Dajipur Bison Sanctuary on the border of Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts
Elephanta Caves Mumbai
Gateway of India Mumbai
Ganpatiphule Ganpatiphule
Jaigad Fort in Ratnagiri District
Khandala Khandala
Lonavala Lonavala
Mahalakxmi Temple Mumbai
Mahabaleshwar Mahabaleshwar
Matheran in Raigad district
Panchgani in Satara district
Sangali Museum Sangali
Shirdi Temple in Ahmednagar district