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Situated in the western part of the country, Maharashtra is the third largest state of India and the second largest state in population. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra. The state is also known as the wealthiest state in India. It contributes around 15% of the industrial output of the country and around 14% of its gross domestic product. The average temperature of the state varies between 25 to 27 degrees Celsius in a year. Maharashtra offers many attractions to tourists all over the country and abroad. The place is famous for caves developed by cutting the rocks to make halls called Viharas, Chaityas. Mumbai is one of the most visited cities in the state. Visitors can see the film industry, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Essel World, Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Mani Bhawan. The Sahyadris, the Rajmachi Forts and the Waki woods are the places visited by the trekkers. The state has several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries like Bor Wildlife and Pench National park which are the main attractions in the state.

Ancient Forts, Maharashtra

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