As Maharashtra is a vast state, every region of the state has a few important cities and towns. On the western coastal part of the state, Mumbai stands as the most tempted city of India with its dazzling streets and glamorous lifestyle. A few kilometers inside the mainland is another lively city, Pune. This city is known as the Queen of the Deccan and the Oxford of the East. Because of its modern lifestyle and being a commercial hub, this city is a favourite destination for tourists.
Aurangabad is the pride for central Maharashtra. This historic city has
Bibi Ka Maqbara, which is also known as the Taj of South India. This
city is known as the city of caves. The world famous caves of Ajanta and
Ellora caves are in Aurangabad. While Nashik in the northern part of the
state, is a holy pilgrimage city for not only Maharashtrians but also
for the whole Hindu population of India. Kumbh mela is organized for
every three years in this city.
Down south, bordering with Karnataka is Kolhapur, the city of shoppers'
delight. This city is known for its famous for its saaj, chappals,
sarees, har and malas, mohanmal, bormal, chaplahar, kolhapuri saaj,
pohehar and putlihar. Then comes the city of oranges - Nagpur, the pride
of Vidharba region. Nagpur is an important business city of Maharashtra.
Amaravati, Ahmadnagar, Thane, Chandrapur and Solapur are other some of
the important cities of Maharashtra.