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Maharashtra is full of natural and cultural treat for tourists known for its picturesque hill stations in the Western Ghats, ancient cities and forts, pre-historic caves and religious destinations. The state has around 720 km long stretch of sea shore, which is habituated by some of the oldest fishing communities of India. Maharashtra is also an important indsutrial state with the major industrialized cities being Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Aurangabad. The mother tongue of the state is Marathi, but Hindi and English are also commonly spoken and understood here. 

One of the main tourist attraction of Maharashtra is its capital Mumbai that is also the financial capital of India. Mumbai is the most vibrant city of India with high diversification of culture and traditions. There are numerous travel attractions in Mumbai including Gateway of India, Victoria terminus, Juhu Beach, and Shrine of Haji Ali. Maharashtra is also home to numerous hill stations located in the bounds of Western Ghats including Lonavala & Khandala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, and Panchgani. 

Aurangabad was recently declared as the tourism capital of Maharashtra. The city is very popular among domestic and international tourists due to its proximity to the marvellous ancient caves of India - Ajanta and Ellora caves. Nagpur is the Zero mile city of India, lying at the center point of country. There are numerous travel attractions in and around Nagpur including Deekshabhoomi, Pench national park, Adasa and Gavilgad Fort. 

There are number of majestic forts in state of Maharashtra that stand as an example of the glorious past of Maratha empire. The main forts that are a must visit for travellers are Raigad fort, Rajgad fort, Pratapgad fort, Vishalgad fort, Panhala, and sea forts like Murud, Sindhudurg. There are also some beautiful beaches in Maharahstra, though they are not well developed for tourists as compared to nearby state of Goa. One of the main beach that is worth a visit for tourists is Ganpati Phule. 


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