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 Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Aurangabad is a city in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state in India.

The city of Aurangabad is known for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage. It was the seat of the Mughal Empire for a short period. The city boasts of Bibi-ka-Makbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The importance of Aurangabad is great, owing to its proximity with world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These sites have Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples. Aurangabad is also famous for its silk and cotton textiles.

Though the weather of Aurangabad is moderate, it is advisable to visit it in the winter season.

Aurangabad

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Ellora and Ajanta Caves: : The world-famous Ellora and Ajanta Caves are situated at 29 km (18 mi) and 107 km (66 mi) respectively from Aurangabad city and come within the Aurangabad district. The Ellora Caves consist of 34 caves built between 5th and 10th century CE under the patronage of Rashtrakuta Dynasty. They represent the epitome of Indian rock cut architecture. The Ajanta Caves are also 30 rock cut caves around a gorge, built by the Satavahana, Vakataka and Chalukya dynasties between 2nd and 5th century CE. They contain the rarest and finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, especially painting. Both the Ellora and Ajanta Caves are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bibi Ka Maqbara :The Aurangabad city is known for the Bibi Ka Maqbara situated about 3 km (2 mi) from the city which is the burial mausoleum of Emperor Aurangzeb's wife, Dilras Banu Begum also known as Rabia-ud-Daurani. It is an imitation of the Taj Mahal at Agra and due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the "Taj of the Deccan".

Others Attraction : Daulatabad Fort, Panchakki, Gateways, Aurangabad Caves, Grishneshwar Temple, Salim Ali Lake & Bird Sanctuary, Tomb of Aurangzeb, Kachner Jain Temple, Siddharth Garden & Zoo, Prozone Mall etc.

 Goa

Goa

Goa is definitely the best tourist place for India. "The pearl of the east," Goa is known for its Gothic churches, crumbling forts, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, ferry rides, bubbly folk music… the list is endless! With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important locale in every tourist's itinerary. Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa trip is a perfect heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation. Goa Beach Resorts always add to the fun. Christian Pilgrimage tours to Goa are extremely popular.

The fun and frolic Goa is one of the most popular destinations in India. Its topography and climates are such, that the state can be visited anytime of the year.

Goa

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Goa, the best tourist place for India offers several tourist attractions. Beaches and churches are the key tourist attractions in Goa. Christian Pilgrimage tours and Goan Carnival attract numerous visitors. In the local dialect, Goa is often referred to as "Goa Dourada," (meaning "Golden Goa") because of its beaches, forts, churches, Waterfalls, seminaries, and Caves. Today, Goa Beach Resorts are attractions in themselves.

"The queen of Indian beaches," Calangute is a stretch of 7 km. Baga beach is a handy commuting point to Anjuna. At a distance of 7 km from Panaji is the beach of Dona Paula, which is a good site for relaxation and sunbathing. At a distance of 6 km away from Margao is another beach, Colva, which offers good accommodation. Calangute, Baga, Candolim, Colva are dominated by package tourism. Anjuna, the traditional rave center is popular with the bag packers. Benaulim falls between hype and hip, and is filled with beach shacks and low-key Goa beach resorts. Arambol in the north and Palolem in the south are idyllic by nature. Other famous beaches include Miramar and Agonda. Goa Beach Resorts along these beaches in Goa are excellent accommodation options.

The Dudhsagar waterfall and Arvalem waterfall attract many tourists every year. The rock-cut caves of Khandepar and Arvalem are also worth mentioning. The Pilar monastery, Saligao seminary, and Rachol seminary attract the religious minded travelers.

 Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a small town and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Mahabaleshwar is located at 17.9237°N 73.6586°E. It has an average elevation of 1,353 metres (4,439 ft). Located about 120 km (75 mi) southwest of Pune and 285 km (177 mi) from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 km2 (58 sq mi), bound by valleys on all sides. It reaches a height of 1,439 m (4,721 ft) at its highest peak above sea level, known as Wilson/Sunrise Point.

Mahabaleshwar

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Old Mahabaleshwar : In old Mahabaleshwar, 7 km from Mahabaleshwar, there are many tourist points and 5 temples to see, with examples of old Indian architecture. There are also natural view points, some named by the British, who went on holidays in these places during the British Raj. The 4500-year old Panchaganga temple is built at the origin of 7 rivers – Krishna, Koyana, Gayatri, Savitri, Venna, Saraswati and Bhagirathi. Out of them, springs of the first 5 flow continuously whereas the spring corresponding to Saraswati comes alive after every 60 years and the one corresponding to Bhagirathi comes alive every 12 years.

Krishnabai temple : Behind Panchganga temple, there is a small trail that leads to Krishnabai temple where the Krishna river is worshiped. It is built on the hilltop overlooking the Krishna valley and was built in 1888 by a ruler of Ratnagiri on the Konkancoast. The temple has a Shiva lingam and a beautiful statue of Krishna. A small stream of the river flowing from a cow-face (gomukh) falls on a 'Kunda' or water tank. Stone carved columns and ceilings are the special characteristics of this temple. This old temple has gathered moss and is in ruins. It is not visited much by tourists and is isolated. But it provides a most exquisite view of the river Krishna.

Others Attraction : 3 Monkey Point, Arthur seat point, Venna Lake, Kate's Point, Lingmala Waterfalls etc.

 Mumbai

Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Mumbai- A city that never sleeps, if you want to feel fresh young and rejuvenated then Mumbai is for you. Flooded with discotheques, Restaurants and night clubs Mumbai in actual is the Las Vegas of India. Mumbai is a city where every night seems like a festival night. So, with heartiest happiness we welcome you to the city of wonders, Mumbai.

Maharashtra's capital city, Mumbai is one of the most destinations of India. The best time to visit Mumbai is between the months of October to March, however, the city receives footfall all around the year.

Mumbai

Place of Interest : Cuffe Parade skyline, the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus etc.

 Pune

Pune

Pune is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the ninth most populous city in the country.

The state's second largest city too, Pune is visited by both leisure as well as business travelers from all around. The city has a tropical climate with average temperature falling in the range of 20 degree C and 28 degree C. Thus, best time to visit Pune is between October to February when the weather is pleasant, making sightseeing a favorable activity. In October, 20 degree and 27 degree C is the temperature range with the number going to 12 degree C in November. The average temperature during this time is 10 degree C -15 degree C. Till March, the weather is cool with temperatures going up to 20 degree C. Summer season stays in Pune from April to June. While in April, the temperatures soar up to 30 degree, in the other months, it go as high as 40 degree C. the monsoon time is a difficult time in Pune when the water clog the streets badly. Rains hit the city between July and September, however, the weather is pleasing.

Pune

Place of Interest : Aga Khan Palace, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir (Pune), Bhigwan, Lonavla, Mahabaleshwar, Shaniwar Wada, Osho International Meditation Resort, Shivneri fort, Sinhgad, Khadakwasla Dam etc.

 Diu

Diu

Diu is a town in Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu, India. Diu District is the tenth least populated district of India.

Diu is located at 20.71°N 70.98°E. The island is at sea level and covers an area of 38.8 km². The climate is extremely warm and humid, with an average annual rainfall of 1500 mm.

Diu

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Ghogla Beach : One of the most attractive places in Diu is the Ghoghla beach. Located in the north of Diu town with not many people, it catches the attention of the tourists who prefer to stay aloof and not with the crowd. With standard restaurants around the place along with water sports, this beach stands complete. Lesser tourists are the reason for a much cleaner Ghoghla beach compared to the other beaches in the town. The Ghoghla beach is located on the outskirts of the city and hence not many people know about it. However, it's an opportunity missed for them to discover a splendid new place cut away from the cacophony of the town. Clean and safe it's a great spot for those who want to enjoy privacy and at the same time indulge in some water sports like parasailing, surfing and banana boat. The beach is well maintained and the best choice for a family holiday but sadly it's the least explored place.

St. Paul Church : One of the most famous tourist attractions of Diu, this magnanimous structure is the St. Paul Church dedicated to 'Our Lady of Immaculate Conception'.

Others Attraction : Nagoa Beach, Diu Fort, Naida Caves, Sunset Point, Church of St. Fancis of Assisi, Gomptimata Beach, Diu Museum, Jallandar Beach, INS Khukri Memorial, Zampa Gateway, Gangeshwar Temple, Panikota Fort etc.