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Capital of Maharashtra : Mumbai
Travel Attractions : Gateway Of India , Ajanta And Ellora Caves , Marine Drive.
Languages Spoken : Marathi
Best Time To Visit : September To April (Coastal Regions) And September To Mid-June (Hill Stations)

Pune Festival in MaharashtraThe Maharashtrians are vibrant, vivacious people for whom life itself is a celebration. All the fairs and festivals in Maharashtra are celebrated with abundant fervour and enthusiasm and reflect the Maharashtrian culture, with all its colourful customs, rituals and traditions. The Kumbh Mela at Nashik, celebrated once in twelve years is attended by a large number of devotees and is considered to be very scared. Maharashtrians have great belief in Lord Ganesh and the Ganesh festivals at Sangli and Pune are celebrated with great fun and fervour. Some of the important temple fairs include Changdeo fair at the Markandeya temple near Edlabad, Kiran Utsav at the Mahalaxmi temple at Kolhapur, Rathyatra at the Kalaram temple in Nashik, and the Shrirama Rathotsava fair and the Navaratra Mahalaxmi fair at the Navaratra Mahalaxmi temple in Jalgaon. The Khuldabad Urs celebrated for five days is very famous and gathers a large number of Muslims. Mount Mary Festival, a weeklong fair is held annually in the month of September in the precinct of Mount Mary Church in Bandra, Mumbai. Paithan fair is held annually during the months of March-April to commemorate the saint Sant Eknath. The Snake festival at Battis Shirala town attracts large number of tourists, from India and aboard too.


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