Diwali 2016: Top 5 places to visit in Maharashtra

Extend your Diwali celebrations by taking your family out for a small vacation over the weekend.

Diwali 2016: Top 5 places to visit in Maharashtra
Kailas Temple, Ellora. Pic courtesy: Thinkstock image for representation purpose only.

Continue celebrating Diwali over the weekend by getting the much needed break from routine life and visiting places of your choice in your state.

Maharashtra is blessed with a healthy blend of historical and spiritual destinations that are a delight to tourists from across the globe.

Over the weekend, you could visit the following places to grab a bite of life life’s joyful side:


Named after Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is home to National heritage sites Ajanta and Ellora. If you are a lover of art, sculptures and history, then this will be a perfect place for you to visit.


Kolhapur is famous for its Mahalakshmi Temple. People in large numbers visit this place to offer their prayers to the Mother Goddess. If you wish to make this weekend of yours a spiritual one, then do visit Kolhapur. This part of Maharashtra offers delicious spicy cuisine. It is also popular for its Kolhapuri chappals (footwear).


Situated on the banks of river Godavari, this spiritual destination has thousands of visitors round the year. This place has a number of temples associated with Lord Ram and also hosts the Kumbh Mela.


Experience the joy of bathing in the beach by visiting Alibaug which is easily reachable from the state capital city of Maharashtra- Mumbai. Alibaug is home to a monuments built by Maratha rulers.


If you wish to experience cool weather and breathe in fresh oxygen, visit Matheran. This hill station is located on the Western Ghats as is 800 meters above sea level. Enjoy the beauty of Mother nature, relax and unwind at Matheran.

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