Maharashtra is the heart of the all trades. It is mainly known as "Vastra Nagar", because of its textile industries. Maharashtra is also a large, populous and economically important state. Maharashtra with Mumbai as capital was formed in 1960 when the Maratha and Gujrati-speaking areas were again separated. It has strong links with Gandhi and India 's Independence .
Located in the northern center of peninsular India, Maharashtra is surrounded by the Arabian sea in the west, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh on the north, Madhya Pradesh in the east and Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on the south. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra , which derives its name from the Goddess Mumba Devi.
The origin of Marathas is still debatable, but what is known is that they stole the limelight from the great Mughals and at one point of time even captured Delhi . It was only after defeating the Marathas that the English could establish their rule in India . Shivaji was the first great ruler of Marathas and it was he who paved the way for future Maratha influence on India .
Area: 307,713 SqKm
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October to May