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Maharashtra Culture, Folk Dance and Festival Tour

The culture of Maharashtra is reflected through its, forts, caves and palaces known for its rich history. Its saints, philosophers, music, handicrafts and its festivals with all their colourful rituals and traditions, amalgamate together to give a true reflection of Maharashtrian Culture.

Maharashtra Folk Dance and Music

Maharashtra has been famous for its vibrant music and the folk forms like lavnis, povadas, gondnals and bharuds are a true reflection of the society. Sharang Dev wrote the “Sangitratnakara” , India's greatest treasure on classical music in the 13th century. Many of India's greatest stalwarts of music reside and perform here like Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Lata Mangeshkar, Bal Gandharva, Kishori Amonkar etc. Maharashtra also has a flourishing theatre tradition. The two most renowned handicrafts of Maharashtra are Kolhapuri Chappals and the Paithani Sari its silk bordered with opulent zari.

Maharashtra Festivals Tour

Maharashtra festivals reveal its rich cultural legacy. The major festivals celebrated in the state are: Ganesh Chaturthi, Gokul Ashtami, Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Padwa etc. provide a common platform for people from all walks of life to interact with one another. In all Maharashtra signifies culture and a modern cosmopolitan outlook.

Maharashtra Cuisine Tour

The simple yet delicious cuisine of Maharashtra is tempting enough to make you return here again and again. The mouth watering Dhokla, Khamand, Srikhand, Chandra Poli and the poor man’s food Poha Jalebi are the recipes not to be missed out by you. The special and the distinguishing feature of the Maharashtrian cuisine is the scrumptious taste of the dishes on account of high spice and chilly and a pinch of sugar in them.

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