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About Maharashtra - India

About Maharashtra

The third largest State is located in northern center of Indian peninsular. Maharashtra means "The Great State". Historically this was the main centre for the Maratha Empire, which defied the Mughals for so long. Mumbai(Bombay) being the captial city for Maharastra & the language marathi the official language.

The State is bounded by Gujarath State in the North, Arabian sea west, Karnataka & Andhra pradesh to the south. The State is divided in to 35 Districts.

Districts of Maharashtra

1. Ahmednagar District
2. Akola District
3. Amravati District
4. Aurangabad District
5. Beed District
6. Bhandara District
7. Buldhana District or ( Buldana )
8. Chandrapur District
9. Dhule District
10. Gadchiroli District
11. Gondiya District
12. Hingoli District 
13. Jalgaon District
14. Jalna District 
15. Kolhapur District
16. Latur District
17. Mumbai City District
18. Mumbai Suburban District
19. Nagpur District
20. Nanded District
21. Nandurbar District 
22. Nashik District 
23. Osmanabad District 
24. Parbhani District
25. Pune District 
26. Raigad District 
27. Ratnagiri District 
28. Sangli District 
29. Satara District 
30. Sindhudurg District
31. Solapur District 
32. Thane District
33. Wardha District
34. Washim District 
35. Yavatmal District

History of Maharashtra

The name Maharashtra is believed to be originated from rathi, which means chariot driver. Maharashtra entered the recorded history in the 2nd century BC, with the construction of its first Buddhist caves. The name, Maharashtra first appeared in a 7th century in the account of a contemporary Chinese traveler, Huan Tsang. According to the recorded History, the first Hindu King ruled the state during 6th century, based in Badami.

Shivaji Bhosle, the founder of the Maratha Empire, did a lifelong struggle against the Mughals. By 1680, the year of Shivaji's death, nearly the whole of Deccan belonged to his empire. Shivaji was a great warrior and one of the finest rulers of India, so he holds the highest place in Maratha history.

Sambhaji succeeded Shivaji, but he is not great as his father Shivaji. 1680 to 1707 is known as the period of instability in the history of Maharashtra. Balaji Vishwanath (1712-1721), Bajirao Peshwa (1721-1740), Nanasaheb Peshwa (1740-1761), 'Thorale' Madhaorao Peshwa (1761-1772, Narayanrao Peshwa (1772-1773), 'Sawai' Madhaorao Peshwa (1774-1795) and 'Second' Bajirao Peshwa - 1795 to 1802 were the other important rulers of Maharashtra.

The fall of Ahmednagar fort in 1803 marked the end of Indian rule and supremacy of British in Deccan. In 1804, General Wellesly proclaimed the Deccan in a state of chaos, established military rule and the Peshwas remained rulers for namesake.

The present state was formed in 1960 with Bombay as the capital, when the Marathi and Gujarati linguistic areas of former Bombay state were separated. Maharashtra became the main channel of cultural exchange between southern to northern India.

Major Cities of Maharashtra

Mumbai - The second largest city of india & also known as the financial & commercial capital of india.
- The second largest city of maharastra.
Nagpur - The city in the central part of india which i well known as the orange city & the 10th largest city in india.
Popularly known as The "Wine Capital of India", or the "Grape City",.
 - an ancient city, famous for its food, footwear, jewellery.
Aurangabad- Aurangabad the only tourist district of India having two-world heritage monuments to its credit

Babulath Temple
Balaji Temple
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Chintamani Temple
Dagdusheth Ganapathi
Dattatreya Temple
Bassein Beach
Chowpatty Beach
Ganapatipule Beach
Juhu Beach
Madh Island Beach
Mandwa Kihim Beach
Hill Stations
Lonavla & Khandala
Historic Places
Aga Khan Palace
Bibi Ka Maqbara
Bombay High Court
Gateway of India
Rajabai Tower

Wildlife Sanctuary
Anerdam Wildlife
Bhimashankar Wildlife
Chandoli Wildlife
Gautala Wildlife
Melghat Tiger Reserve
Water Falls
Bhandardara Waterfalls
Chinamans Waterfalls
Chinchoti Waterfalls
Dhobi Waterfalls
Dudhsagar Waterfalls

How to Reach Maharashtra

Air transport 
Maharastra is well connected with air transport from all countries with international airport in Mumabi and from all major cities in india to well known cites in Maharastra few of the Well known cities with airport are Pune, Nagpur.

• Emirates 
• KLM 
• Lufthansa, 
• Malaysia Airlines 
• Oman Air 
• Qatar Airways, 
• Saudi Arabian Airlines, 
• Singapore Airlines 
• Srilankan Airlines.

Some of the Airlines services avialable (international)
Air India, India's prime international carrier. Though this is an international carrier, you can often get good rates on the domestic leg of its international flights 
Air India Express, is the low-cost version of Air-India- offers the lowest fares on key domestic routes like Mumbai-Chennai, (as compared to even Air Deccan) and the lowest rates on major international destinations like Dubai, Singapore, etc. (at almost half the price as compared other airlines like Jet Airways and Air Sahara). This has been found to have been better than Air Deccan in terms of comfort, time of departure and most importantly, pricing. 
Air Sahara, full service airline with decent coverage. 
Alliance Air - Feeder airline for Indian. Has a spotty safety record. It will soon cease to exist and service taken over by its parent company "Indian". 
Jagson Airlines service mostly in North India. 
Jet Airways , full service airline with very good coverage. Now services London (LHR) directly from Delhi and Mumbai. 
Kingfisher Airlines, full service, but with low fares. The service on this is excellent. On flights to Bangalore (its home base) depending on when you book, you can get prices comparable to Air Deccan or SpiceJet. Same prices for foreigners and Indians.
Paramount Airways - feeder airline, service only in South India. Although the airline is headquartered in Coimbatore, the main hub is at Chennai. 
Visa Airways - feeder airline, currently flies Mumbai-Nashik, Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Kandla (Feb 2007) only. They plan to expand operations as a regional airline in South India as well. 
IndiGo Airlines - low cost airline. Connects the major cities and plans to fly to Jaipur and Goa.

Some of the Airlines services avialable (Domestic)

SpiceJet Airlines , low cost airline, the closest competitor to Air Deccan in terms of fares. If you are willing to shell out a bit more to arrive on time, consider Spice over Air Deccan. 
Air Deccan , low cost carrier, the 2nd largest in India (after Indian) connects various cities and small towns. Usually have unbeatable prices but delay of an hour or so is routine (although this situation has improved lately). To cut costs and keep prices low food and beverages (including water) are for sale, not complimentary. They aim for a "quick turnaround", which means that they at times neglect to clean the planes between flights. Same prices for foreigners and Indians. 
Go Air
 low cost 
SpiceJet Airlines , low cost airline, the closest competitor to Air Deccan in terms of fares. If you are willing to shell out a bit more to arrive on time, consider Spice over Air Deccan. 

Rail transport 
Maharastra is connected thru Train Transport to and from all major cities in india operated by Indian Railways.

Water transport 
Maharastra has 1 major port in Mumabi.

Road transport 
Maharastra has excellent road network connecting all major cites like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, poona Etc.

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