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Top 6 Heritage Sites in Maharashtra

Tripiwiki : 29 Nov 2021
Maharashtra is one of the most visited state in India, whcih attracts the toursts with it's historial forsts and natural beauty of western ghats mountains. Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are the four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Maharashtra. Mumbai, its capital, is the most popular city in India, Aurangabad is the tourism capital of Maharashtra. The Western part of Pune district is dotted with the ruins of many mountain forts from Deccan Sultanate and the Maratha empire eras. hese forts and the surrounding hills with forests are popular with people interested in trekking, hiking and Heritage tourism

Following are the Top 6 Heritage Sites in Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves (1 out of 6 places to visit in Aurangabad)

Ajanta and Ellora Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Ajanta and Ellora caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves and are one of the major tourist attractions of Maharashtra, India. According to UNESCO, these are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art that influenced the Indian art that followed. The Ajanta Caves constitute ancient monasteries and worship-halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 75-metre (246 ft) wall of rock. There are over 100 caves at the Ellora, all excavated from the basalt cliffs in the Charanandri Hills, 34 of which are open to public.[3] These consist of 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves. Ajanta Caves are located at approx 102km from Aurangabad, 255km from Nashik, 355 km from Pune, 420km from Mumbai, 413km from Nagpur, 451km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 368km from Surat, Gujarat.

Ellora Caves (2 out of 6 places to visit in Aurangabad)

Ajanta and Ellora Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Ajanta and Ellora caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves and are one of the major tourist attractions of Maharashtra, India. According to UNESCO, these are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art that influenced the Indian art that followed. The Ajanta Caves constitute ancient monasteries and worship-halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 75-metre (246 ft) wall of rock. There are over 100 caves at the Ellora, all excavated from the basalt cliffs in the Charanandri Hills, 34 of which are open to public.[3] These consist of 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12), 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves. Ellora Caves are located at approx 30km from Aurangabad, 175km from Nashik, 255 km from Pune, 341km from Mumbai, 500km from Nagpur, 572km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 351km from Surat, Gujarat.

Gateway of India (3 out of 6 places to visit in Mumbai)

Gateway of India is the most important unique landmark of the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 metres (85 feet) high. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea is one of the must visit places in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Mumbai is located at approx 584km from Goa, 281km from Surat, 150km from Pune, 166km from Nashik, 893km from Mangalore, 984km from Bengaluru.

Lonar Lake, Lonar Crater, Buldhana (4 out of 6 places to visit in Buldhana)

Lonar Lake also called as saline, soda lake is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument located at Lonar in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, India. It is the Earth’s only hyper-velocity impact crater in basaltic rock. The views of this mighty crater lake, the only one of its kind in the world, are bound to give wings to your imagination. Lonar Lake is located at approx 139km from Aurangabad, 348km from Nagpur, 322km from Nashik, 375km from Pune, 474km from Mumbai, 479km from Hyderabad.

Mountain Railways of Maharashtra, Matheran Hill Railway, Raigad (5 out of 6 places to visit in Raigad)

The Matheran Hill Railway is a 2 ft narrow-gauge heritage railway in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India, which is administered by the Central Railway. It covers a distance of 21 km cutting a swathe through forest and connecting Neral to Matheran in the Western Ghats. The MHR is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matheran’s cliffs with incredibly heights create stunning points. The Neral-Matheran Hill Railways is one of the most famous attraction of the city, it passes through the amazing mountain tunnels and dense forest of the region. Matheran is located at approx 80km from Mumbai.

Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Shiv Smarak, Mumbai (6 out of 6 places to visit in Mumbai)

Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj also know as Shiv Smarak is a memorial monument under construction dedicated to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The statue is being constructed facing Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty beach on Arabian Sea, near the coast of Mumbai, Maharashtra and It is expected that all aspects of the project will be over by 2022-23, as per government plans. The statue will be of 212 meters (696 ft) which includes 126 meters (413 ft) statue placed on top of a 84 meters (276 ft) pedestal. Statue was initially planned for 192 metres, however was increased to 212 metres in order to competing against an upcoming statue Spring Temple Buddha in China. The project area is planned to be spread over 130,000 square meters.


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