Holidays in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra holiday information

Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £289
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £253
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £359
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £338
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £203

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Maharashtra holidays have it all – from numerous scenic spots to delicious food, from ancient Indian art and architecture to cosmopolitan atmosphere. Active holidaymakers can also enjoy activities like mountain-biking, hiking, and trekking. As a tribute to the great warrior king Shivaji Bhosale, Maharashtra is often referred as ‘The Land of Shivaji’.


Maharashtra holidays: Climate and Travel

In general, there are three seasons in Maharashtra: the cooler, drier winter (December-February) is perhaps the best time to go, with temperatures between 14-34°C; the two hot and humid seasons (mid March to mid June and September-October); and monsoon season, from June-August. While winter is the most popular time to visit, in the Western Ghats mountains one can also escape the heat of summer. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport connects Maharashtra to cities throughout the world. All of Maharashtra's main cities and attractions are also well-connected with rest of India by air, rail network, and roads. Maharashtra is in the GMT+5:30 time zone.

Attractions in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is an ideal destination for beach holidays, with beaches like Alibag, Juhu, Gorai-Madh, and Dahanu-Bordi. These resorts also provide numerous accommodation options. Renowned for their scenic views, hill stations like Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani have become popular picnic spots for the locals and the tourists.

Mumbai (capital of Maharashtra) is a sprawling metropolis with much to see and do. The city boasts an interesting blend of tradition and modernity that one can explore through its numerous markets, monuments and architecture. It’s also renowned for its nightlife and street food.

Lonar (Buldhana district), has the world’s one and only meteor crater made out of basaltic rock. However, Maharashtra holidays would be incomplete without a visit to the Ajanta and Ellora caves near Aurangabad, which both contain rock-cut monuments. These caves are famous for their artistic sculptures, and the UNESCO-recognised Ellora Caves display intricate Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples in close proximity.

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