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MAHARASHTRA

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Languages

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Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi..

Crops

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Cotton, millets, oilseeds, pulses, rice, wheat, and sugarcane.

Industries

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Automotives, chemicals, dairy, electronics, film-making, fisheries, paper, Pharma and textiles.

Airports

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Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur.

Time to visit

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September to March.

Festivals

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Shivaratri, Holi- Feb, Ganesh Chathurthi, Gokula ashtami-Aug.

Maharashtra

With the Arabian Sea in the west, Gujarat in the northwest, Madhya Pradesh in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the Southeast and Karnataka and Goa in the south, Maharastra meaning "The Great Land", is a huge irregular triangle with its base in the west coast of India.

This is Shivaji's country with a history of men of valor and strength. It is one of the most industrialized states in the country. Mumbai, its capital, is a city of international recognition.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Ajanta
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Frescos and Sculpture, zenith of Indian art.
Ambarnath
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Temple and picnic spot.
Amravati
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Biggest cotton market in India.
Aurangabad
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Mughal monuments, cave temples and silk.
Kolhapur
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Palaces and pilgrim center, leather footwear, wrestling center.
Mahabaleshwar
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Hill resort, picnic spot.
Morgoan
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Hindu pilgrim center, temples.
Mumbai
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Capital of the state, museums, parks, gardens, temples, shopping, cuisine, Financial capital of India.
Nagpur
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Orange capital of India, forts and gardens.
Nashik
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Hindu pilgrim center, temples and festivals.
Pune
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Palaces and temples, museums, Film, Military and Language Institutes.
Ratnagiri
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Beaches and forts, famous for mangoes.
Solapur
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Fort and temples, Textile centre.
Wardha
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Sevagram Ashram.