India is truly a country of wonders. This country has been blessed by nature and hence there is not a single state in India that does not have a wonderful place to visit. It is no wonder that tourists coming in from all parts of the world are overwhelmed by the choices of places to visit in India. There are many reputed tour operators as well offering Indian tours customized and tailor made as per the requirements of the tourists. You can choose a culture tour or historical tour or even an adventure tour in India since India has it all.
Since India is a large country, it is not possible in a single lifetime to see all of India. A practical approach to touring India would be to take one state at a time and visit all the places of interest in that state. For instance you can start with Maharashtra, a state on western part of the country with a wide variety of places of interest for tourists. The most famous places in Maharashtra most often visited by tourists include Mumbai, the state capital, Pune, Aurangabad, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonavala and Khandala, Matheran, Kasidh, Shirdi and Alibag. There are exquisite hill stations, stunning beaches and amazing historical places.
With the Western Ghats or Sahyadris, as known in local language, in Maharashtra, there are quite a few trekking trails in various places in this state as well. There are caves, forts and forests that make excellent trekking destinations. The Western Ghats make for a easy trekking option and hence even tourists who are not professional trekkers can enjoy trekking in Maharashtra. Apart from the beautiful naturally beautiful tourist destinations, there are also Elephanta Caves, Ajanta, Ellora, Murud Janjira Fort and Aurangabad Fort that boasts of fascinating history of India as well as Maharashtra. The culture of Maharashtra would amaze you as well.
Maharashtra is a large state and hence it would take you quite a few days to tour the entire state. Apart from all the above mentioned places, there is Mumbai, the capital city which is a must visit too. The city life of Mumbai is unparallel to anywhere else in India. In Mumbai you should definitely visit the gateway of India, take a ferry to Elephanta Caves and also spend an evening in Marine Drive. If you are interested in shopping you should also make a point to visit Linking Road since it is a paradise for shoppers.