Maharashtra forms part of the Indian Peninsula. This rugged land is far more ancient than the magnificent snowcapped Himalaya. With an area around three lakh sq. km. and the chief language Marathi, this land is ideally visited after the rains between Sept. and March for here it does not only rains it pours, enhancing humidity. Although the modern Metropolis like Bombay and Puna have all the latest facilities, vet excursions and trip to country side would become unbearable due to heat and humidity in summer and rainy season. This is land of Chatrapati Shivaji. Ganesh Puja, of films and its lure has many attractions for the visitors.
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This commercial capital and the Gateway of India is one of the greatest modern city of the world. Originally Bombay was an archipelago of seven marshy islands inhabited by mainly fishermen. Its officials name is Mubai called after the patron Goddess Mumba Devi. In 1661 this port-town, then called Bombahia was given to the British as part of the dowry by the Portuguese, when their Princesses Catherine of Braganza married Charles II of England. The King of England gave it on lease for a petty annual amount of 10 in gold to East India Company, who’s President, Gerald Aungier made many business communities settle and start their business here. The city owes its development to the British. Now most of the major industries and financial establishments have their head offices here. Following spots deserve visit by the tourist.
Maharashtra Tour Information
Approachable by launches, these caves have many rock temples which date back to early seventeenth century. The main hail contains the images of Shankar in many postures. There is a regular launch service to Elephanta every half an hour from 9a.m. to 2p.m. from Gateway of India.
About thirty five km. north of the city lays the Krishnagiri Upavan, now known as Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The Kanheri Caves and the Vihar, Tulsi and Powai Lake the main source of city’s water supply are located here. It is a popular picnic spot with a toy train, a lion safari and Gandhi Smriti Mandir amidst sylvan surroundings on Pavilion Hill.
About 32 km. from Bombay Central, lie these caves, built in 1 century AD or before. They reflect the deep, Buddhist influence. These caves were used as Viharas for the traveling Buddhist monks.
Once a fortified Portuguese city, lies 77 km. from Bombay. The old fort and the ruins of the churches here are only silent witness to the pomp and glory that once Bassein possessed.
The nearest hill resort to Bombay. Matheran, perched at a height of 803 meters. is on 104 km. from Bombay. This wooded paradise is at its best in November and December.
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