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The Hospitality Club is the world's largest hospitality exchange organization. We are thousands of friendly members world wide who offer each other free accommodation when traveling. Membership is free and joining just takes a minute - we would love to have you onboard!

Travel Guide for India:Maharashtra

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about India:Maharashtra that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
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Basic Facts

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Population: 90 million
Capital: Mumbai
Area: 307,000
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Main Language: Marathi
Literacy Rate: 63%

Maharashtra is the third largest state in India. Most
people speak Marathi. Approximately 50% of the
nation’s tax revenue and international trade come from this state. The main places visited in Maharashtra are
Mumbai and the Ajanta and Ellora caves.

Originally the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat were < ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Theres this awesome beach know to the locals or people by word of mouth a place called dapoli .Unspoiled beach virgin sands.Staying in a local shack owned by a guy called vilas.

There is a great beach called Tarkarli in Southern Maharashtra and close to Goa border. It is beautiful and unspoilt. One can stay in MTDC (Maharashtra tourism Development Corpn) cottages. One can take a boat ride in a nearby river which meets the sea. O ... more

Suggested Itineraries

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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest.

Buddhist Caves and Sanjay Gandhi Park
The Kanheri Buddhist Caves are located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali National Park), 40km north of Mumbai. The caves are located 5km from the entrance of the park. The park is closed on Monday. 

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