Top Religious Places in Maharashtra

Here is the list of 25 Top Religious Places in Maharashtra

1. Shirdi, Maharashtra - The land of Sai Baba

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Known For : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple Shani Shingnapur Samadhi Mandir

The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.

Best Time: July to March

2. Nasik, Maharashtra

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Known For : Panchvati Sula Vineyard Dudhsagar falls, Nasik

Nasik is a religious Hindu city, host to the Kumbh Mela every 12 years. It also makes for a perfect wine tasting destination.

Best Time: July to March

3. Bhimashankar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary Bhimashankar Temple Bhimashankar Trek

Bhimashankar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

Best Time: November to February

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4. Kolhapur, Maharashtra

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Known For : Shri Chatrapati Shahu Museum (New Palace) Rankala Lake Jyotiba Temple

Kolhapur is situated on the banks of the river Panchaganga in the south-west region of Maharashtra. Kolhapur derives its name from a mythological story of Kolhasur - a demon who was slayed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. The famous Mahalakshmi temple is situated here in the honor of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Best Time: July to February

5. Aurangabad, Maharashtra - The land of Ajanta & Ellora

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Known For : Grishneshwar Temple Bibi ka Maqbara The Ajanta caves

Aurangabad, which was declared by the Government as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra back in 2010, is a famous tourist hub which greets its visitors with a richly woven tapestry of sights and sounds. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to bustling markets brimming with delicate silk items and exquisite hand-woven garments, Aurangabad promises all tourists an exciting holiday experience. History buffs will be excited to know that Aurangabad has quite a bit of history attached to it. The city used to be the capital of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, which is how it derived its current name of 'Aurangabad'. While the city is rapidly heading towards industrial growth and globalization, it still retains most of its past glory, heritage, charms and traditions.

Best Time: October to March

6. Hedvi, Maharashtra

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Known For : Hedvi Beach Shri Dashbhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Temple

Hedvi is a small village located near the town of Guhanagar in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is primarily a pilgrim destination and attracts a lot of pilgrims from across the country. The Lord Ganesha temple is one of the important temples because of its historical significance.

Best Time: September to May

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7. Harihareshwar, Maharashtra - Dakshin Kashi

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Known For : Harihareshwar Beach Kalbhairav Temple Ganesh Gully

Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination especially for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Best Time: October to March

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8. Ozar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Hal Museum or Pragati Aerospace Museum Vigneshwara Temple Swami Bhramanand Temple

The scenic view of vineyard scapes and forest covered hills makes Ozar one of the beautiful offbeat destinations around Mumbai. It is known for its enormous production of grapes, onions, corn and Vigneshwara Temple. The place is a home for various indigenous tribes that own a secluded lifestyle and often provides a wide array of a cultural showcase in food and traditions. Three hours away from exciting Nashik, it is a great place for weekend getaways with friends and families.

Best Time: December to February

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9. Ganapatipule, Maharashtra - A Ganesha Temple amidst White Sandy Beaches

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Known For : Jaigad Fort Water Sports in Ganapatipule Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

Beach town on the Konkan coastline, Ganpatipule has temples of Lord Ganesha as major attractions apart from the beautiful virgin beaches.

Best Time: November to February

10. Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City of Dreams

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Known For : Marine drive, Mumbai Gateway of India Colaba Causeway

Mumbai is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamor and squalor, modernity and tradition, old and new. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay – has a long colonial history, starting from Gandhi’s visits to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928, the city has stood witness to many important events in the country’s freedom struggle. Today, Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. The city soaks in everything into its fabric, making it its very own. From European and Portuguese inhabitants who migrated years ago to the city, to upcoming actors struggling to make it big on the silver screen; from Bolly superstars to big industrialists to tribes of fisherman and slum dwellers, Mumbai is a city that proudly boasts of stories from different walks of human survival. 

Best Time: October to February

11. Jawhar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Dabdaba Falls Jai Vilas Palace Sunset Point, Jawhar

A small hill station located in the Thane District of Maharashtra, Jawhar is a place with abundant nature's beauty and several man made marvels. Preserving numerous picturesque views, this hill town is loaded with tourist attractions and exotic beauty of flora and dense cover of forest.

Best Time: September to Apr

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12. Panvel, Maharashtra

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Known For : Karnala Bird Sanctuary Karnala Fort Prabalgad Fort

Panvel is best known for all the forts that dot this city and its proximity from Mumbai. Called the gateway of the Konkan coast, Panvel is the most crowded city of Navi Mumbai. Most travellers have their base in Panvel to travel long and short distances to nearby forts at Raigad and Khopoli. Matheran, a hill-station of Maharashtra is also located nearby.

Best Time: July to February

13. Malvan, Maharashtra

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Known For : Sindhudurg Fort Beaches in Malvan Scuba Diving in Malvan

Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Culturally, it is famous for it's mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets.

Best Time: November to March

14. Diveagar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Diveagar Beach Harihareshwar Beach Bagmandala

Gleaming white sand, pristine blue water, swaying coconut palms and betel nut trees and gentle breeze producing a serene and calming effect, this is not a dream but the enchanting place called Diveagar.

Best Time: October to March

15. Suryamal, Maharashtra

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Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra. The small but beautiful hill is a popular place among people for the sheer breathtaking views that it can be seen from the hilltop.

Best Time: September to May

16. Dapoli, Maharashtra

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Known For : Harnai Port Unhavare - Hot springs Panhalakaji Caves

Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travelers. It is known as mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra owing to its cool climate throughout the year. It is located in the Ratnagiri district and is a famous Konkan hill station.

Best Time: June to September

17. Chikhaldara, Maharashtra

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Known For : Bhimkund Melghat Tiger project Narnala Fort

The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara in the state of Maharashtra. Being the only coffee growing area in the region, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

Best Time: July to February

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18. Rajmachi, Maharashtra

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Known For : Rajmachi Fort Trekking in Rajmachi

Rajmachi is a small village situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi has two fortified peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.

Best Time: June to September

19. Chiplun, Maharashtra

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Known For : Vashishti River Marleshwar Temple Guhagar Beach

In the quiet, far away from the city port district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, lies Chiplun, the city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti. This town is most known for its white sand beaches and beautiful mango and cashew groves by the Vashishti river.

Best Time: July to February

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20. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

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Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak

Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Best Time: June to March

21. Ratanwadi, Maharashtra

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Known For : Trekking in Ratanwadi Ratangad Fort Trek Amruteshwar Temple

Ratanwadi is a village near Bhandardara of the Kalsubai peak in Maharashtra. It houses the famous Ratangad fort and the popular Shiva temple called Amruteshwar. It is a famous trekking spot as it is far from the main town and has a rustic charm to it.

Best Time: September to May

22. Durshet, Maharashtra

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Known For : Durshet Forest Lodge Uddhar Hot Springs Water sports in Durshet

Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune it serves as a weekend getaway for people to move away from the crowded cities.

Best Time: September to February

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23. Amboli, Maharashtra

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Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one.

Best Time: June to September

24. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

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Known For : Bhatsa River Valley Camel Valley Tringalwadi Fort

Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It also has some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range. Igatpuri is also a major railway station in Maharashtra connecting surrounding major cities.

Best Time: July to September

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25. Raigad, Maharashtra

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Known For : Raigad Fort Diveagar Beach Jagadishwar Temple

Raigad, is a historically rich district is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Located at 2,851mts, it is surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea.

Best Time: November to March

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