Maharashtra has a long history that had in turn contributed a lot in the overall history of India. Maharashtra witnessed different eras and dynasties. These all make Maharashtra - a state of historic and magnificent monuments.
Different schools of art and architecture can be seen in these
monuments. The Gateway of India in Mumbai is one of the most famous
monuments in India. It is regarded to be the starting point for most
tourists who want to see Mumbai.
Anybody who wishes to see the Mughal touch can see the Chand Minar in
Daulatabad. The Maharajah's New Palace in Kolahapur has a museum called
Shahaji Chhatrapati Museum. The architecture of the palace is a
combination of Jain and Hindu influences from Gujarat and Rajasthan, and
local Rajwada style.
Agakhan Palace is hugely popular and significant monument of
Maharshtra, as it is associated with the life and works of Mahatma
Gandhi. Khuldabad, Kesari Wada, Lal Mahal, Raste Wada, Shaniwar Wada and
Vishrambag Wada are other popular historical monuments of Maharashtra.
Aga khan Palace
Agakhan Palace is situated 2 km away from Bund Garden in Yerwada on Pune-Nagar Road. Hugely popular for its historic importance,
Chand Minar is at Daulatabad. It was built in the Turkish style in 1435 by Ala-ud-din Bahmani to celebrate his occupation of the fort. This minaret is an outstanding example of Islamic art.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India is regarded to be the starting point for most tourists who want to travel around the Mumbai city. This monument was built to commemorate the visit of the first ever British Monarch,
Kesari Wada is located at Narayan Peth in Pune, Maharashtra. Gaikwads built the monument. It is very significant in terms of history. Prince of Baroda, Sayajirao Gaikwad used to live in this palace.
Also known as 'Valley of Saints', Khuldabad is located at distance of about 3 km from Ellora. A large scale Sufi had been migrated to Khuldabad in 14th century,
Lal Mahal is a red brick building situated at Pune. Shivaji spent here most of his childhood. There are statues of "Jijamata" (Shivaji's Mother) and a structure showing young Shivaji plowing with a golden plough,
New Palace is located in Kolhapur. Built in 1884, it is also known as the Maharaja's New Place. Major Mant designed the palace. The architecture of the palace is a combination of Jain and Hindu influences from Gujarat and Rajasthan, and local Rajwada style
Raste Wada is located in Pune. Raste Wada is regarded to be one of the largest wadas, which stands surrounded by a jungle of multi storeyed buildings. During the reign of Madhavrao Peshwa,
Shaniwar Wada is a royal residence built by the second Peshwa, Bajirao-I Shaniwar Wada, which is located in Pune. Construction of Shaniwar Wada began on 10th of January 1730. It is said that Bajirao Peshwa-I laid the foundation by collecting handful of mud from the nearby Lal Mahal.
Vishrambag Wada is on Bajirao Road, Pune in Maharashtra. Bajirao II built this monument. This structure is famous for its fine entrance and the balcony with carved woodwork. Vishrambag Wada is a three-storeyed mansion. The palace is 260ftX815ft in area.