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6 Viewpoints to explore in Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the wealthiest state by all major economic parameters and also the most industrialized state in India. Maharashtra is well known for its culture, history, architect, food, and art.

Gagan Gad, Gaganbawada
Gagan Gad, GaganbawadaSH 115, Maharashtra 416101, India

Gagangad is a fort situated in Gaganbawada tehsil of Kolhapur district. It was built in 1190. The surroundings of Gagangad offers you the most scenic views of mighty mountain ranges of Western Ghats. Each season the view will be different and magnificent. The misty mountains and lush green hills of Gaganbawada are treated to the eyes.

Kaas Plateau of Flowers
Kaas Plateau of FlowersKaas Plateau of Flowers, Maharashtra

It is situated high hill plateaus and grasslands turn into a 'valley of flowers' during monsoon season, particularly from August to early October. Kaas plateau is a World Natural Heritage site, part of the Sahyadri Sub-cluster.To control possible damage by tourists, the number of visitors to the plateau has been restricted to 3,000 per day.

Lodwick Point Mahabaleshwar
Lodwick Point MahabaleshwarLodwick Trail, Haroshi, Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806, India

Lodwick Point is situated about 5 km west of Mahabaleshwar Bus stand. The point was named after General Lodwick, who was the first British officer to climb the hill in April 1824.

Panhala Fort
Panhala FortPanhala Fort, Panhala, Maharashtra 416201, India

Panhala Fort, one of the recognised forts of Maharashtra is also known as Panhalgad. The fort speaks of the ancient Indian heritage and also of the grand reign of Shivaji Maharaj here. The fort is strategically placed where it can help to keep a vigilance over the pass in Sahyadri mountain ranges.

Pohale Buddhist Caves - Buddhist Archaeological Site
Pohale Buddhist Caves - Buddhist Archaeological SitePohale Ghat, Wadi, Maharashtra 416229, India

An ancient Buddhist cave located near the Jyothibha temple in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is a rock-carved structure constituting many small cells and a tiny water reservoir.

Sinhagad Fort
Sinhagad FortSinhagad Ghat Road, Dist Pune, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra 411025, India

This is a hill fortress located around 35 km southwest of Pune. Some of the information available at this fort suggests that the fort could have been built 2000 years ago. The caves and the carvings in the Kaundinyeshwar temple stand as proofs for the same. The walls and bastions were constructed only at key places. There are two gates to enter the fort, the Kalyan Darwaza and Pune Darwaza which are positioned at the south east and north-east ends respectively.

Map of Viewpoints to explore in Maharashtra