Landscape of Maharashtra
Location : Western India
Famous Hill Stations : Mahabalshwar, Khandala and Lonavala
Known Coastal Regions : Murud Janjira, Alibagh, Kasid and Ganapatipule
Green Lands : Melghat Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Gandhi and Panch National Park
If you want to see the specimen of heaven, you don't need to leave this world. Come to Maharashtra and you will find every thing a human mind can imagine about. According to geological terms the state of Maharashtra can be divided into three different regions Konkan Coastal Line, Deccan plateau and Western Ghats. Variant topography of the state offers you the best it has - deciduous forests, arid deserts, coastal regions, lofty hills and lush green forests. The moderate summers and mild winters of the state make your holidays most pleasant experience.
The Western Ghats that run parallel to the western coastal lines of the state are 1200 meters (4000 feet) above the sea level and is famed for its beauty and biodiversity. These lush green hills present the panoramic beauty of the river Krishna flowing to its east and coastal plains to its west. Though these hill stations are not very famous among the tourists but they are not less inviting. Visit the Panchagani hills or Mahabaleshwar - very famous among the local populace where you will be stunned by their awe-inspiring beauty. The fresh air pump the adrenaline to the optimum and bathing under the water falls with the crystal water rejuvenates your soul. Trekking through the thickly wooded walkways amidst these hill forests, there are chances you can find rare plants and animals unique to t habitat of these mountains.There are 4000 species of plants and 125 memal species of which 23 are endemic. Key species include lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri tahr, langur, marten, Travancore flying squirrel, Malabar whistling trush, parakeet, pigeon, hornbill and the rofous- breasted laughing trush. And definitely check in Kalsubai hill that is 5,400-ft high and highest peak in Maharashtra and Western Ghats. For trekkers this hill is the ultimate challenge. The other places to visit are Khandala and Lonavala, Panchagani and Amboli and you will be all praises for these naturess gift to Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Coastal Line
With the width of just 50 to 80 Km, the Konkani coast line there are the best destinations where you can spend your weekends in all hustle and bustle. The shimmering waters and the pristine sand of the coastal area have the aroma of tranquility and mental peace. Shying away from the western ghats these coastal regions are dotted with the forts and parks built by the Marathas. Offering the privacy to spent some time lazing under sun carelessly other destinations are flooded by the tourists to capture its charm at the time of sunset when the sun seems to dip in the Arabian sea. Coastal regions of Maharashtra ranges from Gujarat to Kerala and it will be a dream come true to visit Bahamu Bordi, Gorai Madh, Alibag, Kashid,and Murd Janjira not to talk about the famous and happening Juhu and Chowpatty beaches of Mumbai where you can watch the entertaining performance of snake charmers, jugglers, magicians and taste the traditional bhel- puri and pani- puri besides participating in the adventure sports like Beach volleyball, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and scooter boat driving.
The lush green forests of the state are home to number of rare breed wild animals who live in its five national parks, three game reserves and 24 wildlife and bird sanctuaries. These deciduous forests are spread all over the state and specially on the western ghat range. The Forests are the backbone of the wildlife of the state and had played very important role in preserving the rare species like bison, deers, antelopes, wild boars, blue bulls, bears, tigers and panthers. Take time to visit these Melghat Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Taboda National Park and Panch National Park and bird sanctuaries you will understand how important it is to have thick forests for the habitat of wild animals. So go wild with the wild animals in the wild forests and enjoy every minute of your stay in its lustrous and breath taking beauty.
Welcome to the state of Maharashtra, where every atom of its soil welcomes you. Its landscape invites you to its roaring waterfalls on the hills of Western Ghats and rivers on the Deccan plateau that irrigates its northern part and supports a vast marine and bird population and offer much scope for cruise tours. There is no reason not to talk about its majestic coastline where the sun god at dusk comes down to see its subjects cheerfully playing with the shimmering water of Arabian sea. Pack your bags make a holiday trip to this state and rest will be taken care off.
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