QUICK FACTS
Region : Western India
Established : May 1, 1960
Capital : Mumbai
Size : 307,731 sq km
Rivers : Godavari, Krishna
Forest / Park : Navegaon N P, Nagzira WLS, Tadoba Andhari T R, Pench N P, Chandoli N P and More
Neighbour States : Arabian Sea to the west, Gujarat and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the north and northeast, Chhattisgarh to the east, Karnataka to the south, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast and Goa to the southwest.
State Animal : Giant Squirrel
State Bird : Green Imperial Pigeon
State Tree : Mango
State Flower : Green Imperial Pigeon
TRAVEL IN MAHARASHTRA SHOW MAP
Maharashtra is a state located in the South-Western part of India. It is the second most populous after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India. Maharashtra is also called breath of India being the richest state in India, contributing to 25% of the country's industrial output and 23.2% of its GDP in 2010-11.
 
In the 17th century, the Marathas rose under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji against the Mughals who ruled a large part of India. By 1760, Maratha power had reached one-third of the Indian sub-continent. After the third Anglo-Maratha war, Maharashtra became a part of Bombay state under the British rulers. After Indian independence, the Marathi-speaking areas of Bombay state, Deccan states and Vidarbha  come under thee current state.
 
Maharshtra is a land of tourism diversity where mountains that stretch out into the mists, forts stand proud and strong, sculpted temples show the class and stretched silver-white beaches are fascinating. The diverse and colourful cultures, festivals attract tourists the entire world 

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