Maharashtra a state on India's west coast is known for its brave history, led by the warrior King Shivaji. The state is famous for the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO world Heritage sites. The city of Mumbai, Maharashtra's capital, is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city. Pune nearby is known for its educational institutions and is an emerging IT hub in India. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great fervor across Maharashtra. The songs of the fisherfolk, the white stick figures of tribal Warli painting, and the beautiful hill stations of Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran are aspects of marvelous Maharashtra.
The financial capital of India, Mumbai is a city that's forever on the move. The capital of Maharashtra, this busy city is the home to India's Hindi film industry, and is the fashion and glamour capital of India. With many historic landmarks such as the Gateway of India and the Victoria terminus in Mumbai, alongside modern new offices and buildings, Mumbai is a fascinating mixture of history and modernity.