The land of Maharashtra is blessed by the holy stay of many great Saints and Spiritual Leaders. The path of spirituality is the path of pilgrimage. Maharashtra has numerous revered places that annually attract pilgrims from various parts of the country. Maharashtra alone has five of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Being a land of Ganapati Bappa, another important site of Pilgrimage of this state is Ashta Vinayakas or eight Ganapati in which there is a pre-ascertained sequence and the route to be followed to seek the blessings of eight Ganeshas. Shakti Peethas are where different parts of Goddess Shakti have fallen when Lord Vishnu’s Chakra, Sudarshana Chakra, cut through the corpse of Sati (Lord Shiva’s wife). Three and half of the Shakti Peetha temples are situated in Maharashtra, they are Saptashrungi of Vani near Nashik, Ambabai of Kolhapur, Tuljabhawani from Tuljapur near Dharashiv and Renukamata of Mahur near Nanded. Some of the other holy sites of Maharashtra are Pandharpur, Shegaon, Shirdi, Akkalkot, Ganpatipule, Shani Shingnapur, Alandi, Dehu, etc. Besides these Hindu pilgrim sites many other revered places of other religions are Hujur Sahib Sachkhand Gurudwara (one of the five Takhts of Sikhs) in Nanded, Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, Afgan Memorial and Mount Mary Church of Mumbai, Elephanta, Ellora, Ajanta, Kanheri caves with the testimony of Buddha’s teachings, Jain Bahubali or Mahavira statue at Kumbhoj, Bahrot caves the only Parsi cave temple near Dahanu, Ohel David Synagogue (popularly known as Lal Dewool) in Pune and many more. All these celebrated shrines in Maharashtra are well protected and carrying forward the rich legacy of prayer and religious activities.


Maharashtra is a home to several national parks. Project Tiger, the Government of India initiative to preserve and increase the tiger population, has 4 major areas of concentration in the state namely Tadoba-Andhari, Melghat, Sahyadri and Pench. A large percentage of Maharashtra’s forests and wildlife lie along the Western Ghats or western Maharashtra and eastern Vidarbha.The Sahyadris hold several beautiful hill stations in their lap, which are cool, beautiful and refreshingly serene. Best of all, they are usually near a city. These include Matheran, Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchagani, Bhandardara, Malshej Ghat, Amboli, Chikhaldara, Panhala, Toranmal, and Jawhar.

“Mumbai, Maharashtra’s capital and country’s financial capital, is a key business hub and home to a number of national and international companies and regional headquarters. Other major cities of Maharashtra like Pune, Nagpur,Nashik,Aurangabad etc. which are industrially well developed, are not only well connected by road, rail and air but they are well equipped with business hotels and convention centres to cater to business tourists, thus making Maharashtra to business tourist friendly destination.

Why Nisarga Tourism?

Tourism in Maharashtra, thus, is a Prism of possibilities, showcasing seven colours like Pilgrim tourism, Adventure tourism, Eco tourism, Agricultural tourism, Heritage tourism, Business tourism, and Medical tourism.Nisarg tourism, your trusted travel partner in Maharashtra, is at your service to extend its expert services to help you explore the best of Maharashtra and carry back the memories of unforgettable Maharashtra.