The small hill stations, the bright and active cities, exotic rock cut sculpture, the lively beaches and the hub of entertainment industry, welcome to the Indian state of Maharashtra, a complete package of entertainment and pleasure for the tourists.
With so varying and enthralling attractions it also captures the attention of the newly married couples, who have options of strolling around the beaches to enjoy cozy dance in pubs, Maharashtra has everything to offer.
For an absolutely delightful honeymoon, couples like to indulge as much in the entertaining activities as in a quiet, private dinner, and with Maharashtra as a destination, you have a complete guarantee of an everlasting experience. Maharashtra is one of the best Honeymoon Destinations in India.
Honeymoon Attraction in Maharashtra
Delightful Hill stations
The most popular hill station in Maharashtra is Mahabaleshwar, popular for its beautiful sights. The neighbouring Panchgani, is splendid for its strawberry fields, and the close by Venna river is a hot picnic spot. Matheran is also an enjoyable hill station, all covered with green pastures. You can also take a visit to Khandala and Lonavala, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and brilliant lake sides. Bhandardara also adds charm to your vacation, because of its extreme pleasurable weather and scenic beauty.
Ganpatipule, situated along the Konkan Coast, is an ideal place for the newly weds, for its delightful beauty and peace. Amidst the coconut trees and the sandy beach you can have a leisure time. Other beaches you can see are Mandwa, near Alibag and Kihim, where you can have a tent picnic, both are accessible from Mumbai. Shriwardhan Harihareshwar beach offers you pleasure of boat ride along with your partner and also enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Juhu Beach. So have a relaxing and soothing romantic evening on the beaches of Maharashtra.
The rock cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora are the tourist's favourite destinations in Maharashtra, which provides the pleasure of exploring a historical masterpiece and also the romance and exotic charm of an era gone by. Go watch the carved walls, entrances and pillars of Ajanta and rock cut temples of Ellora with your partner, and have an ultimate aesthetic experience. You can also see the splendid Elephanta caves, which are rock cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Outstanding, though in ruins, the magnificent tombs of Maharashtra, stretched along the island areas are quite a romantic and also an eerie place to see. Go with your spouse and have an adventurous and thrilling experience. The forts of Murud Janjira and Raigadh, give you a sense of some historical fortification of theses islands. The fort of Panhala, is also a hill station because of its beautiful location. Vijayadurg, situated close to Ratnagiri is also a splendid marine fort, delightful for the honeymoon couples.
Religious flavour with the Shrines
A honeymoon in Maharashtra is incomplete without the blessings of the most popular deities and prophets, whose popularity got them beautiful and permanent establishments in various places of the state. Close to Nashik, Shirdi is the place to go, a shrine dedicated to Sai Baba and also the popular Ashta Vinayak temple, is a must visit. Also visit the Ghrishnashwar temple near Ellora Caves, which is popular for Shiva's Jyotirlinga. A newly married couple ought to pay an obeisance to sacred places like these, when in Maharashtra.
A peek into the wildlife
For entertainment, one of the options that couples have is a tour of the wildlife Sanctuaries around Maharashtra. Chikhaldara, also a beautiful hill resort, is good with its population of leopards, sambar, wild boar, wild dog, porcupine and many others. In the Satpura Hill ranges, you can go to the Pench National Park, a famous Tiger reserve, exquisite in its flora and fauna and also beautiful Pench river. Also visit Bor Dam for its variety of deer, and Dajipur, a forest resort, an interesting place to explore.
ADVENTURE IN MAHARASHTRA
If you are tired of site seeing and a quiet stay in Maharashtra, you don't have to worry, as there are various entertainment options for the honeymoon couples, that are fun filled and full of romance, both at the same time. You can go trekking up the hill and catch up on adventure sports like para gliding, or around the lakes you can go on a romantic boat ride. If you want you can even row it on your own. Or the best one, you can go under water diving, into the Arabian Sea from the Konkan Coast, providing a lifetime experience of your honeymoon
SHOPPING IN MAHARASHTRA
Do not forget to buy the exclusive artifacts of the state from various places in Maharashtra. The other things you can buy are:
So what are you thinking about?? Choose Maharashtra as your honeymoon destination and have the time of your life!!
- Various souvenirs, rare artifacts and textiles, from State Emporiums,
- Himroo shawls and varieties of silk and weaves, from Aurangabad,
- ethnic jewelery, traditional wares and the nine yard Marathi saree, from Pune,
- cotton material, leather sandals, Kolhapuri sarees and chappals, from Kolhapur,
- best oranges and orange products like jam, jelly, marmalade, pickles, from Nagpur,
- little brass statues and exotic jewelery, from Nashik.
Last updated : Dec 26, 2012.