Maharashtra, ‘the Great State’ is one of the states in the western region of the country. Blessed with beaches, mountains, forests, etc the geographic landscapes provide numerous travel destinations in Maharashtra. But there are few places which are very much similar to their counterparts outside Maharashtra in the country.
Below are some travel destination which can be alternative to their famous lookalikes:
Bibi ka Maqbara/ Taj Mahal
Bibi ka Maqbara (Tomb of the lady) is a famous tourist spot in Aurangabad. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb built it in the memory of his wife. It strongly resembles the Taj Mahal which is the tomb of his mother Mumtaz Mahal built by his father Shahjahan.
Kaas Plateau/ Valley of Flowers
Kaas Plateau also known as Kaas Pathar is a biodiversity hotspot in Satara, also a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It is known for different blossoms that sprout in the long stretch of August and September.
It stands as an alternative for Valley of Flowers situated in the state of Uttarakhand.
Tadoba Wildlife Sanctuary / Jim Corbett National Park
Tadoba Wildlife sanctuary is located in Chandrapur district near Nagpur. It is famous for the Tiger reserve, it is also home for other animals like Indian Leopards, Hyena, Indian Civet, crocodile, etc.
Its jungle safari can be the nearest alternative to renowned Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand or Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan.
Kolad River Rafting/ Hrishikesh River Rafting
Kolad village in Raigad district is known for river rafting on the Kundalika River. The water released from the dam makes it favourable for river rafting. There are also other sports like rappelling, Kayaking. It is a perfect option for an adventure that is quite popular at Hrishikesh.
Tarkarli Beach / Goa- Konkan region
Goa-Konkan region as a whole is known for its scenic beauty. The quiet, clean, and less crowded beaches are gaining popularity.
Of them, Tarkarli is well known for watersports. Tarkarli beach is also known for its Seafood, Sindhudurg fort. It is a budget-friendly alternative of Goa for all beach lovers.