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Tourist zone of West India


West India is a region in the western part of India. Western India comprises of the states of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra, and each state has got a significance of its own and is primarily famous for places like Mumbai, Goa, Rann of Kutch, the cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora and the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat. Even with the harsh surroundings this region is enriched with handicrafts, wildlife and monumental treasure of forts, temples and sculptures.
The western region also experiences huge rainfall throughout the year.  Due to the fluctuating weather the mercury drops by more than 20°C. The colorful festivity and lifestyles in this part of India reflects the religious harmony among the various religions as well as the openhearted attitude of its people. The famous cities in this region are Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Thane, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Kota etc. Some of the famous hill stations in this region are Mount Abu, Lonavala-Khandala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar etc. Mumbai is the most famous city and the financial hub of the india, is the city of fashon, Bollywood.

Nasik is the famous hindu pilgrimage center. Folk dances like the Ghoomar of rajasthan, garba of gujarat is famous all over the india. Pohay, Shrikhand, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav are good examples of Maharashtrian cuisine. Goa's cuisine is dominated by the use of rice,coconut,seafood, Kokum, cashew-nuts. Gujarati cuisine is almost exclusively vegetarian and Daal Bati Churma is famous in rajasthan.

The rich cultural heritage and vibrant lifestyle are a few notable attributes that win the heart of local and foreigners. The vast expanse of desert and architectural structures also make the state a must-visit travel destination to experience the royal grandeur of yesteryears.

Maharashtra’s rich cultural tradition is magnificently reflected in its palaces and monuments which lure hundreds of tourists to Maharashtra from all corners of the globe. Prominent among these monuments are the Gateway of India, Mumbai; Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Aga Khan Palace, Pune; Aurangabad Caves; and the rock cut caves at Ajanta and Ellora. Home to some of the finest embodiments of rock-cut architecture, Ajanta and Ellora are archeological sites, lying about 30 km from Aurangabad in Maharashtra.

Mumbai - local markets and the Marine Drive. Sunset over the Arabian Sea is a magnificent treat to the eyes. Other places to see here are Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Haji Ali Mosque, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and Chor Bazaar.

Goa is one of the main states in West India and an endearing abode of scenic charm and beauty. Goa presents an exhilarating combination of an unending expanse of spectacular beaches, sensuous golden sands, rich cultural heritage, varied flora and fauna, beautiful churches and magnificent temples.

Moreover, as the west zone includes culturally relevant states like Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra, the guests can be sure of abundant cultural wonders. Ajanta and Ellora the cave mountains of Ajanta date back to 2nd century BCE and feature rare paintings and sculptures. It is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. The Ellora caves are 34 in number and they are one of the finest specimens of caves in India. Located in Aurangabad, these caves are shrines made out of rocks by hand. 

Some of the tourist places in West India are listed below by state :- 
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