With a good mix of scenic places, architectural monuments, wildlife sanctuaries and religious places, Maharashtra ranks among the top five States in domestic tourism.
The State saw 94.1 million domestic travellers in 2014, as per the Economic Survey of India 2015-2016. However, in terms of figures, it is way behind Tamil Nadu (327.6 million), Uttar Pradesh (182.8 million) and Karnataka (118.3 million).
A number of places from Mumbai made it to the top ten destinations for domestic as well as foreign travellers, namely Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Mahalakshmi temple, Juhu Chowpatty, Marine Drive and Haji Ali. Destinations such as Shirdi, Ellora, Tadoba Tiger project, Mahalakshmi Temple in Kolhapur, the hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala were also popular among Indian travellers.
Contributed By Sonia Narula