Indian wine may be in its nascent stages, but the country still hosts some refreshing wineries and authentic wine stays. Nashik is where you need to be to get closer to the country’s premier wine region and visit some of the best and most beautiful vineyards of India. As you move away from the cities, you also realize that the landscape is full of forts that rise abruptly out of nowhere, dominating the landscape, enchanting you with their spectacular architecture. Daulatabad and Pratapgadh are two fortified towns you would not want to miss out on.
Maharashtra is also home to a number of hill stations which let you beat the scorching heat. Mahabaleshwar and Matheran are incredibly popular among travelers interested in culture and sightseeing while Pune and Lonavla are more modern and cosmopolitan in nature. Pune is also famous for its stunning old town, magnificent eating scene, and the Osho Ashram.
Moreover, if you are still left with some time on your hands, you’d want to explore those picturesque beaches and inlet that dot the Maharashtra coastline. The state covers more than 500 kms. of the Konkan coast and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Better yet, you can enjoy these palm-fringed beaches all to yourself and walk for hours without having to see another soul in sight.
Sun, sand, hilly adventures, parties, cultural highs, historical marvels and outstanding architecture – Maharashtra has just about everything you could think of.