Maharashtra is a colorful state with a rich cultural heritage and a history to boast of. The State is well connected by air, road and rail links. There are airports at Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik and Solapur. Foreign tourists can use the sea and air routes to get in the state. Maharashtra has a total land area of 308, 000 square km. Situated on the Deccan plateau of India, the state has steep cliffs on the west and number of rivers cutting into the plateau. The geographical features of Maharashtra are very diverse with rivers, plateaus and forests.
Maharashtra has 36 districts which are classified into six divisions which constitute the revenue earning divisions of Maharashtra. The important cities of Maharashtra are Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Solapur, Nagpur, Auranghabad and Thane. Mumbai is the capital city which plays the double role of being both the financial and the cinematic hub of the country. Maharashtra is mainly an agricultural state which also has major industries like metal, wine, jewelry, engineering and steel and iron industry.
Telephone Code :The telephone services are being provided by the Maharashtra Telecom Circle, which is a branch of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. However, in the capital city of Mumbai the service is being provided by the MTNL. There are a total number of 4. 913 telephone exchanges with 2, 75,533 number of mobile phone subscribers.
The STD codes are as follows:
Districts and Cities : The state of Maharashtra 36 districts, in which there are several cities of tourist interests. These cities see a huge crowd of visitors who make a trip to all the important places to visit. The districts of Maharashtra are:
14. Mumbai City
15. Mumbai Suburbun
Maharashtra is a state with Hindu majority who form 80.2% of the population. Muslims, Buddhists, Jains and Christians are the other religion who constitute 10.6%, 6% and 1% respectively.