Pune is a historic town upon the Decan Plateau, in
what was once the territory of Shivaji, the graet maratha ruler, whose hill
forts dot the surrounding countryside.
Places of interest: Raja
Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Shanwarwada Palace, Agha Khan Palace, Pateleshwar Temple,
Parvati Temple, Saras Baug.
||Not far from Pune and
Mumbai is Mahabaleshwar, the most popular hill station in Maharashtra,
located at an altitude of 1372 metres. A number of vantage points, excellent
views, pretty waterfalls and a lake with boating and fishing facilities are
some of its many attractions.
Places of interest: Walks and excursions to viewing points such a Elphinstone Point, Babington Point, Bombay Point, Kate's Point, and waterfalls like Chinaman's Falls(2 Kms), and Dhobi Falls (3kms) are pleasant. Other interesting spots are: Venna Lake, Panchganga Temple.
||This tiny hill station set
amongst wooded hills is very close to Mumbai. What is unusual about this
peaceful retreat is, that it is out of bounds for vehicular traffic. A
delightful toy train take visitors up to Matheran from Neral Beautiful walks
and dramatic vantage points are a part of its charm.
|Named after Emperor Aurangzeb,
Aurangabad still has a number of interesting Mughal monuments. It is also the
base for visits to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.
Ellora Caves (30 Kms), Ajanta Caves (106 Kms), Daulatabad.
||The little island of Diu,once
a Portugese outpost lies off the Saurashtra coast of Gujrat.With fine beaches,
a couple of interesting forts and a relaxed ambience,Diu is an
Places of interest:
Nagoa Beach, Diu Fort, St.Paul's Chruch, St.Thomas Church.