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Iconic Places To Visit in Maharashtra For The Realest Wanderlusters!

Iconic Places To Visit in Maharashtra For The Realest Wanderlusters!


There might be various places to visit in Maharashtra, but which one is the most iconic and worth your time? Wait!


तुमचं स्वागत असो (tumcha svāgat aso) सुस्वागतम (susvāgatam). Greetings have been done, and here we are to the land of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Now, to answer your question, Here are 9 iconic places to visit in Maharashtra, without which you just-cannot-conclude your plan. It is a tour of a lifetime!

  1. Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai
  • Built-in Gothic style and named after Rajabai. The mother of Prem Roychand, who also founded the Bombay Stock exchange.
  • She was blind, and the bell of her clock tower helped her guess the time.
  • This iconic place to visit in Maharashtra is the World Heritage Site.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: All-day
  • Where: Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg, Mantralaya, Mumbai
  1. Sindhudurg Fortress, Sindhudurg
  • A fortress that is not known for its beauty. It is known for the way it was built.
  • The entrance was built in such an unusual way that no one could find it from outside.
  • There’s a temple as well built inside the fortress in the loving memory of Shivaji Maharaj.
  • Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 50/ Foreigners: Rs. 200
  • Timings: 10 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Where: Malvan, Maharashtra
  1. 52 Gates, Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad is known as the ‘city of gates’.
  • Once the city was all a fort, and at every juncture, there used to be entry gates.
  • However, following the battles, today, only 18 of them are left. These can be seen today.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: All-day
  • Where: Aurangabad
  1. Mount Mary Church, Mumbai
  • A place that is believed that every prayer is answered and heard of.
  • The Church is a built-in British Architectural style.
  • What makes it even more beautiful is the Sunset. Ah! the view! One of the best places to visit in Maharashtra.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: 8 AM to 8:30 PM/ Sunday: 10AM to 7PM
  • Where: Mt Mary Rd, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai
  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
  • Several movies have been shot at the railway station. (For your reference Ra One, anyone? Remember? Although that was a visual graphic.) 
  • You come here to see the city that never sleeps. It’s an entire world all here.
  • The former name of the railway station was Victoria Terminus. It’s an architectural beauty.
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: All-day
  • Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai
  1. Matheran – Hill station (Did I tell you the smallest one)
  • As a lot is offered by the smallest hill station–this is a must explore places to visit in Maharashtra.
  • You can trek, activity and nature walking that can be done.
  • It can be best travelled in November and June. 
  • Price – Nil 
  • Timings – Nil 
  • Where – Neral Road, Maharashtra
  1. Gateway of India, Mumbai
  • Anyone who has been to Mumbai must be thinking about why this place is not on the top spot.
  • Enjoy the local food, the view, and the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel makes it one of the most iconic places to visit in Maharashtra.
  • Sunrise and Sunset are said as the perfect times to visit this place.
  • Where – Gateway of India is present at Apollo Bunder near the Colaba Mumbai.
  • Timings – Open to visitors from 07:00 am in the morning to 05:00 pm in the evening.
  • Price – There are no entry fees to reach the Gateway of India.
  1. Mannat, Mumbai
  • The man who taught us to dream and dream big–it’s the place where every 2nd of November feels like a festival, and there is a tourist attraction throughout the year.
  • The bandstand that surrounds it, a sea-facing bungalow–what else one wants as a tourist? Shahrukh. Well, he might not be there.
  • But be sure to click a picture with its ‘lands end.’
  • Tip: Move a bit ahead, and you will find a Galaxy Apartment as well.
  • Price – Nil 
  • Time – Morning to Sunset
  • Where – Mannat Bungalow, Bandra Sea face, Carter Road
  1. Aga Khan Palace, Pune
  • Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba (his wife), and Sarojini Naidu (the iron lady of India) were held captive at this place.
  • The same palace was used to shoot India’s first winner at the Oscar ‘Gandhi’.
  • Ashes are buried at the very place. It’s here where you can get to know what Indian history is filled with exactly!
  • Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 5/ Foreigners: Rs. 100/ Children: Rs.2
  • Timings: 9 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Gandhi National Memorial Society Aga Khan Palace

So when you are done with visiting Ajanta Caves, Mahabaleshwar don’t not miss the iconic places to visit in Maharashtra. You would miss the soul if you didn’t.

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