The name Maharashtra, denoting the western upland of the Deccan plateau, first appeared in a 7th-century inscription and in the account of Xuanzang, a Chinese traveler at that time.

  • Maharashtra Population: 11.42 crores
  • Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray
  • Education Minister: Vinod Tawde
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Language: Marathi

Cultural Life

Maharashtra – The great Land. As the name itself suggests, Maharashtra is diverse in its riches. It has been reflected through its, forts, caves, palaces known for its rich history, its Saints, philosophers, music, handicrafts and its festivals with all their colourful rituals and traditions.

Largest Cities in Maharashtra