Lavasa, a Made-to-Order Hill Station in Maharashtra Will Steal Your Heart at First Sight

You must have heard of manmade lakes and new townships built on barren land totally devoid of any infrastructure. But have you ever heard of a brand new hill station built on a selected portion of a valley in a range of mountains? Well, that’s precisely what has happened in the heart of the Sahyadri […]


Tadoba National Park – The Home of the Tiger

Tadoba National Park or the Tadoba-Andhari National Park is the pride of Maharashtra. Some people even call it the “Jewel of Vidharba”. Actually, the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary and Tadoba National Park come together to form what is the Tadoba-Andhari National Park. Sure enough, there are many other wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and tiger reserves in […]

Sanjay Gandhi Natinal Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park – A Green Heaven for Mumbaikars

Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. Business transactions worth crores are carried out every day here. With the property prices zooming, it’s now almost impossible to find a green verge inside the city. The city has turned into a brick-and-mortar jungle. That’s why it is very difficult to imagine that barely 90 minutes from […]


Two Islands, Two Forts – Khanderi and Underi

If you are a student of Indian history, or if you are keen about Indian history, then you can count yourself lucky as a resident of Maharashtra. All around the state, you will find many forts and historical landmarks. But here are two forts that are really close to Mumbai. Introducing Khanderi and Underi! These […]


Janjira Murud – An Important Marine Fort in Maharashtra

Just off the coast of the Arabian Sea, at a little distance away from Mumbai, you will come to a picturesque island. On the island sits one of the most important forts in India. It’s called Janjira Murud. The name comes from the name of the village on the coast – Murud in Raigad district […]


A Visit to the Suvarnadurg Fort In Search of History and Adventure

My friend from work told me a fascinating story about a fort in Maharashtra that remains hidden within forbidden territory. Locals there dissuade visitors from entering the fort as it is home to many wild animals. And indeed, there are carved figures of elephants, eagles and even tigers inside. I was frankly wonder struck. A […]


Visiting the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga and Forest Around the Temple

Bhimashankar is one of the twelve jyotirlingas in India. It’s obviously one of the most important religious places not just in Maharashtra, but anywhere in the country. However Bhimashankar is more than just a religious place. It is located within a dense forest in the Sahyadri hills. There is the beautiful Bhima River that flows […]

Bhaje Caves

Visit the Bhaje Caves for Its Sculptures and Chaityagriha

Bhaje caves, sometimes also referred to as Bhaja, are located near Lonavla in Maharashtra. They are located just three kilometers from the main road. So you will not have to take too much of a detour. This is actually a group of 22 caves that are located in a small hill above the Bhaje village. […]


Silvassa, Much More Than a Portuguese Colony

Silvassa is a former Portuguese colony. But now it’s better known for its beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, water sports and scenic beauty. Silvassa is located between the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat – it is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Silvassa has become an extremely popular weekend getaway among nature lovers. Backpackers and trekkers […]


Vijaydurg – An Impregnable Maratha Fort

Vijaydurg is an important fort in the state of Maharashtra. It is the oldest fort on the coast of the Sindhudurg. At one time, Vijaydurg was also among the strongest marine forts, and obviously an important one. A trip to the fort is worth it, though it is quite far away from Mumbai (the city […]


Discover the Untouched Natural Beauty of Kolad

Kolad, close to Mumbai and Pune, is emerging as a favorite weekend getaway for a lot of city dwellers. Those who live in these metros are spoilt with choices. There is Lonavla, Khandala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar and others among hill stations. There are plenty of beaches too such as Alibag, Kashid-Murud, Tarkarli-Devbaug, and even Goa. On […]

Ashtavinayak Yatra

The Ashtavinayak Yatra

Those who follow the Hindu religion will tell you that it is absolutely essential to visit the Ashtavinayak temple in Maharashtra at least once in your life. There are eight temples, and thus the name “Ashtavinayak”. They are all dedicated to Lord Ganesha. But remember, the temples are not within one complex. In fact, they […]

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