MAHARASHTRA



  • Capital - Mumbai.
  • Number Of Districts - 36.
  • Formed On - 1 May 1960.
  • Chief Minister - Devendra Fadanvis.
  • Governor - C. Vidyasagar Rao.
  • High Court -Bombay High Court.
  • Chief Justice -Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani.
  • Language - Marathi, Varhadi, Khandeshi, Konkani.
  • State Animal - Giant Sqirrel.
  • State Bird -Green Imperial Pigeon.
  • State Flower - Jarul.
  • Tribes - Bhil, Gond-Madia, Katkari, Koli, Oraon, Warli, Halba.
  • Festivals - Gudhi padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi, The banganga festival, The ellora festival, Nagpanchami, Narali Pournima, Gokul Ashtami, Makar Sankranti.
  • Folk Dance Forms - Lavani, Dhangari gaja, Povadas, Koli dance, Tamasha, Dindi.
  • Temples -  
  1. Shri Mahalakshmi temple, Kolhapur.
  2. Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, Mumbai.
  3. Trimbakeshwar temple, Nashik.
  4. Bhimashankar, Pune.
  5. Mahalakshmi temple, Mumbai.                           
  • Rivers - Godavari, Tapti, Bhima, Narmada, Koyna, Painganga, Pench, Krishna.
  • Important dams & associated rivers- 
  1. Koyna Dam : Koyna River.
  2. Jayakwadi Dam : Godavari River.
  3. Ujjani Dam : Bhima River.
  4. Isapur Dam : Painganga River.
  5. Totladoh Dam : Pench River.
  6. Mulashi Dam - Mulashi River.
  7. Vaitarna Dam - Vaitarna River.
  8. Khadakwasla Dam - Mutha River.
  9. Upper Wardha Dam - Wardha River.
  10. Koyananagar Dam - Koyana River.
  11. Bhushi Dam - Indrayani River.
  • Power Plants 
  1. Tarapur Atomic Power Station.
  2. Koyana Hydro Electric Power Plant.
  3. Khopoli Hydro Electric Power Plant.
  4. Bhira Tailrace Thermal Power Station.
  5. Tillari Thermal Power Project.
  6. Vaitarna Hydro Electric Power Plant.
  7. Bhandardara Hydro Electric Power Project.
  8. Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station.
  9. Tiroda Thermal Power Station.
  10. Rattan India Amravati Thermal Power Plant.
  11. Bhusawal Thermal Power Plant.
  12. Kaparkheda Thermal Power Plant.
  13. Parli Thermal Power Plant.
  14. Paras Thermal Power Station.
  15. Koradi Thermal Power Station.
  16. Uran Gas Turbine Power Station.
  • Important National Park - 
  1. Pench National Park.
  2. Chandoli National Park.
  3. Gugamal National Park.
  4. Nawegaon National Park.
  5. Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
  6. Tadoba National Park.                                                                                                            
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - 
  1. Chikhaldara WLS.
  2. Bhimashankar WLS
  3. Koyna WLS.
  4. Mayani WLS.
  5. Phansad WLS.
  6. Yawal WLS.
  7. Mayureshwar WLS.
  8. Nagzira WLS.
  9. Sagareshwar WLS.
  10. Dajipur WLS.
  11. Bor WLS.
  12. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary.
  13. Bhigwan WLS.
  14. Rehekuri Blackbuck  Sanctuary.
  15. Melghat WLS.
  16. Nagzira WLS.
  17. Radhanagari WLS.
  18. Dnyanganga WLS.
  19. Bhimashankar WLS.
  20. Karanja Sohal Blackbuck WLS.
  • Bird Sanctuary - Karnala bird sanctuary, Mayani bird sanctuary, Bhigwan bird sanctuary.
  • Tiger Reserve -Melghat tiger reserve, Tadoba tiger reserve.
  • Important Stadiums - 
  1. D.Y.PatilStadium (football).
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  3. Vidarbha Cricket Stadium.
  4. Wankhede Cricket Stadium.
  5. Mahindra Hockey Stadium.
  6. Fr. Agnel Stadium(football).
  7. PCMC Hockey Stadium.
  • Lakes - 
  1. Lonar lake.
  2. Venna lake.
  3. Rankala lake.
  4. Upvan lake.
  5. Ambazari lake.
  6. Vihar lake.
  7. Modak sagar lake.
  8. Bandra talav.
  9. Powai lake.
  10. Tulsi lake.
  11. Railadevi talav.
  12. Pashan lake.
  13. Khindsi lake.
  14. Futala lake.
  15. Shukrawari lake or Gandhisagar lake or Jumma lake.
  16. Salim ali lake.
  • Waterfalls - 
  1. Thoseghar waterfall.
  2. Vajrai waterfall.
  3. Kune fall.
  4. Lingmala waterfall
  5. Dhobhi waterfall.
  6. Zenith waterfall.
  7. Dugarwadi waterfall.
  8. Amboli ghat waterfall.
  9. Malshej ghat waterfall.
  10. Tapalwadi falls.
  11. Randha falls.
  12. Nagartas falls.
  13. Usarvardhane falls.
  14. Dabhosa falls.
  15. Vyaghreshwar falls.
  16. Napne falls.
  17. Dhodavne falls.
  18. Garambi falls.
  19. Chinchoti waterfall.
  • Important Forts - Raigad fort, Panhala fort, Sinhgad fort, Shivneri fort, Pratapgad fort, Purandar fort, Korigad fort, Vijaydurg fort, Sindhudurg fort, Murud Janjira fort.
  • Caves - The karla caves, Elephanta caves.                                       
  • Airports - 
  1. Chatrapati Shivaji  International airport.
  2. Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji airport.
  3. Ozar airport.
  4. Gandhinagar airport.
  5. Pune airport.
  6. Aurangabad airport.
  • Important Heritage Sites - Western Ghats, Ajanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji  Terminus,
    Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves.
  • Important Cities & their nicknames -
  1. Nagpur - Orange City.
  2. Pune - Oxford of the East, Queen of Deccan.
  3. Nashik - Wine capital of India, Grape city of India, California of India.
  4. Mumbai - City of Seven Islands, Financial Capital of India, City of Dreams, City of Slums and Skyscrapers, Gateway of India, Hollywood of India, Maximum City.
  5. Solapur - Textile City of India, Manchester of India.
  6. Kolhapur - City of Wrestlers.