Maharashtra has many historical gems to see. Some popular sites of historical significance in the state are –
- Ajanta Ellora caves, in Aurangabad - Ancient rock-cut caves, UNESCO World heritage site.
- Gateway of India, in Mumbai – A colossal ancient arch with motifs in yellow basalt; overlooking the Arabian sea.
- Aga Khan Palace, Pune – Built in 1892; Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are buried in the grounds of this palace.
- Elephanta Caves, on Elephanta island in Mumbai – An ancient Buddhist cave temple having an area of 60,000 sq feet. Another UNESCO world heritage site.
- Raigad Fort, Raigarh – A historical fort situated at a height of 2690 ft, having lush green valleys on 3 sides.
- Lohagad Fort in Khandala – A fort located 3600 ft high; loved by trekkers and architecture enthusiasts. (also a UNESO world heritage site).
- Bibi-Ka -Maqbara, Aurangabad – A tomb built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for his wife – also known as Taj Mahal of the deccan (as it resembles the Taj Mahal in Agra).
- Kolaba Fort, Alibaug – A 300-year-old fort with stunning views of the Arabian sea waters.
- Devagiri Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad – a 12th century fort; offers a beautiful panoramic view of entire Daulatabad.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai – The capital city’s main train terminal, earlier known as Victoria terminal (during the times of British rule in India) having stunning architectural beauty, with Victorian and Gothic influences.