Maharashtra

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Maharashtra (, abbr. MH) is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau.wikipedia
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Karnataka

Karnataka StateKarnataka, IndiaKarnatka
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west.
Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Telangana to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the south.

Goa

Goa, IndiaState of GoaGoa (India)
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west.
It is surrounded by the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast.

Gujarat

Gujarat StateGujarat, IndiaGujrat
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west. Maharashtra was formed by merging the western and south-western parts of the Bombay State, Berar and Vidarbha, and the north-western parts of the Hyderabad State and splitting Saurashtra (in present-day Gujarat) by the States Reorganisation Act. The Narmada and Tapi Rivers flow near the border between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Gujarat is bordered by Rajasthan to the northeast, Daman and Diu to the south, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Maharashtra to the southeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west.

Vidarbha

VidharbhaVidharbaVidarbha region
Maharashtra was formed by merging the western and south-western parts of the Bombay State, Berar and Vidarbha, and the north-western parts of the Hyderabad State and splitting Saurashtra (in present-day Gujarat) by the States Reorganisation Act.
Vidarbha is the eastern region of the Indian state of Maharashtra, comprising Nagpur Division and Amravati Division.

Nagpur

Nagpur, IndiaNagpur, MaharashtraNagpore
Nagpur hosts the winter session of the state legislature.
Nagpur is the third largest city and the winter capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh StateMPM.P.
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west. The Narmada and Tapi Rivers flow near the border between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest.

Mumbai

BombayMumbai, IndiaMumbai, Maharashtra
It has over 112 million inhabitants and its capital, Mumbai, has a population around 18 million making it the most populous urban area in India.
Mumbai (, also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Telangana

Telangana StateTelenganaTelangana region
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west.
Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Karnataka to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south.

Pune

PoonaPune, IndiaPune City
Pune is known as the 'Oxford of the East' due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions.
Pune ( also called Poona, the official name until 1978) is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai.

Chhattisgarh

ChhattishgarhChhatisgarhChhattisgarh State
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west.
Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in northeast, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south, and Odisha in the southeast.

Nashik

NasikPanchavatiChatrapati Shivaji Stadium
Nashik is known as the 'Wine Capital of India' as it has the largest number of wineries and vineyards in the country.
Nashik ( also called as Nasik ) is an ancient holy city in the northern region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Godavari River

GodavariRiver GodavariGodavari river basin
The Godavari and the Krishna are the two major rivers in the state.
Its source is in Triambakeshwar, Maharashtra.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar HaveliDadra Nagar HaveliDadra
Spread over 307713 km2, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west.
It is composed of two separate geographical entities: Nagar Haveli, wedged between Maharashtra and Gujarat, and, 1 km to the northwest, the smaller enclave of Dadra, which is surrounded by Gujarat.

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It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity.

Krishna River

KrishnaRiver KrishnaKistna
The Godavari and the Krishna are the two major rivers in the state.
It is one of the major sources of irrigation for Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Economy of Maharashtra

Maharashtra
The economy of Maharashtra is the largest state economy in India with inr 24110000000000 in GDP and a per capita GDP of inr 176000.
The economy of Maharashtra is the largest in India.

Maratha Empire

MarathaMarathasMaratha Confederacy
Prior to Indian independence, Maharashtra was chronologically ruled by the Satavahana dynasty, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Western Chalukyas, Deccan sultanates, Mughals and Marathas, and the British.
The Maratha were a Marathi-speaking warrior group from the western Deccan Plateau (present-day Maharashtra) who rose to prominence by establishing a Hindavi Swarajya (meaning "self-rule of Hindu/Indian people").

Marathi language

MarathiMarathi-languageMarāthi
The modern Marathi language developed from the Maharashtri Prakrit, and the word Marhatta (later used for the Marathas) is found in the Jain Maharashtri literature.
Marathi (मराठी Marāṭhī; ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly by around 83.1 million Marathi people of Maharashtra, India.

Ajanta Caves

AjantaAjanta caveAjantha
They include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Ajanta and Ellora caves. The Buddhist Ajanta Caves in present-day Aurangabad display influences from the Satavahana and Vakataka style.
The Ajanta Caves are 30 (approximately) rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India.

Narmada River

NarmadaNarmada ValleyRiver Narmada
The Narmada and Tapi Rivers flow near the border between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
It flows through the states of Madhya Pradesh (1077 km), and Maharashtra, (74 km),(39 km) (actually along the border between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra (39 km) and then the border between Maharastra and Gujarat (74 km) and in Gujarat (161 km).

Ellora Caves

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They include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Ajanta and Ellora caves.
Ellora (\e-ˈlȯr-ə\, IAST: ) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India.

Western Satraps

Western SatrapWestern KshatrapasWestern Kshatrapa
The state was also ruled by Western Satraps, Gupta Empire, Gurjara-Pratihara, Vakataka, Kadambas, Chalukya Empire, Rashtrakuta Dynasty, and Western Chalukya before finally, the Yadava rule.
The Western Satraps, Western Kshatrapas, or Kshaharatas (35–405 CE) were Indo-Scythian (Saka) rulers of the western and central part of India (Saurashtra and Malwa: modern Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states).

Rashtrakuta dynasty

RashtrakutaRashtrakutasRashtrakuta Empire
Prior to Indian independence, Maharashtra was chronologically ruled by the Satavahana dynasty, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Western Chalukyas, Deccan sultanates, Mughals and Marathas, and the British. The state was also ruled by Western Satraps, Gupta Empire, Gurjara-Pratihara, Vakataka, Kadambas, Chalukya Empire, Rashtrakuta Dynasty, and Western Chalukya before finally, the Yadava rule.
Other ruling Rashtrakuta clans from the same period mentioned in inscriptions were the kings of Achalapur (modern Elichpur in Maharashtra) and the rulers of Kannauj.

Aurangabad district, Maharashtra

Aurangabad districtAurangabadAurangabad, district
The Buddhist Ajanta Caves in present-day Aurangabad display influences from the Satavahana and Vakataka style.
Aurangabad District, also called one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra state in western India.

Satavahana dynasty

SatavahanaSatavahanasSatavahana Empire
Prior to Indian independence, Maharashtra was chronologically ruled by the Satavahana dynasty, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Western Chalukyas, Deccan sultanates, Mughals and Marathas, and the British.
The Satavahana kingdom mainly comprised the present-day Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.