From ancient times Aurangabad has been a place of great importance due to itâ€™s location on the famous "Silk Route" that traversed across the breadth of Asia to reach Europe. Textiles, embroidered finery and various kinds of beads made in nearby Paithan were exported to the markets of Greece, Rome and Egypt. Under royal dynasties such as the Satavahanas, Vakatakas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas, Aurangabad developed as a centre of culture and learning.
Daman earlier called 'Damao', is situated on the west coast of India, bordered by the Arabian Sea. It is surrounded by the Kolak River on the north, Gujarat on the east, Kalai River on the south and Gulf of Cambay on the west. The clean and picturesque beached of Daman are very inviting to all the tourists especially the ever tensed and tired urbanites. The amusement park on the Devka beach and Nani Daman rejuvenates and recreates the tourists.
Located on the scenic banks of the magnificent River Kali, a short drive from Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, lies Bison River Resort. It is a deluxe property designed on the lines of other Indian Adventures properties. Bison River Resort offers tastefully decorated rooms with a panoramic view of the River Kali. The facilities include a multi cuisine restaurant offering delicious meals, a well stocked bar, a comprehensive wildlife library.
Pandavas during their fourteen years of exile are believed to have passed a few days at a place known as Mani Nagar (DIU) which was under the Yadavas led by Krishna Vasudeva during Mahabharata period. According to mythology, Diu was ruled by the great king Jallandhar who was a daitya (Demon) and was killed by Lord Vishnu with his Sudarshan Chakra. The temple of Jallandhar still exists in Diu. A palm-fringed, largely deserted and secluded beach, Nagoa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in India.
Goa, a tiny emerald land on the west coast of India is situated between the borders of Maharastra and Karnataka. Goa was under the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years. The territory of Goa, Daman & Diu was liberated from the Portuguese rule in the year 1961. Goa attained statehood on 30th May, 1987. A very striking feature of Goa is the harmonious relationship among various religious communities, who have lived together peacefully for generations.
Kashid, around 20 km south of Alibag and on the way to Murud is definitely one of the best beaches on the Konkan coastal strip of Maharashtra. Its pure white sand and surf that breaks there is simply excellent. While other beaches around Kashid (like Alibag, Kihim, Murud) are more popular, they lack the pristine beauty of Kashid beach. Non vegetarians will have a good time here enjoying the fish and prawns.
Lonavala is a Hill station in Maharashtra. Also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. This Hill Station is also a popular Health Resort in the western ranges on the sahyadri,It Is situated on a hieght of 625 mtrs. above sea level and is a popular gateway from Mumbai and Pune. It also serves as a starting point for tourists interested in visiting the famous, ancient Buddhist rock cut caves of Bhaja and Karla, which are located near this hill station.
The highest hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra , Mahabaleshwar is situated at 1372 meters around Lake Venna, Mahabaleshwar is Sanskrit for God of Great Power. It was summer capital of Governor of the old Bombay Presidency.Covering 10 sq km. There are 30 valley viewpoints with panoramic vistas scattered around the hill station and their access roads make for shady, pleasant walks and treks. The area has strong historical connections with Shivaji, the heroic Maratha warrior king.
Matheran is an undulating hilltop cloaked in shady trees, that sprawls languidly at an altitude of 800 m. The journey involves an adventurous two hour ascent in a toy train. With food and drink vendors and monkeys jumping on and off, as the valley glides by sedately! Or a tough 11 km. hike through thick and shady forests. Matheranâ€™s cliffs with incredibly steep drops to the plains below create stunning viewing points.