, situated in the western part of India, is the third largest state of India. It is bordered by the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Goa and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Divided into thirty five districts, it has cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Solapur, Nagpur, Thane, Jalgaon and Amravati which have a distinct place on the map of the world. All the districts of Maharashtra are grouped into six divisions: Aurangabad Division, Amravati Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division, Nashik Division and Pune Division.
The state which is home to one of the largest film industries of the world i.e. Bollywood, also boasts of being the largest contributor to India's national industrial output.
With places such as Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora, Elephanta Caves and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, it is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India.
Last Updated on 21 May 2013