How to Reach Maharashtra
The location of Maharashtra is such a way that it is accessible by all
the four modes of transportation- air, rail, road and water.
Being one of the top industrial cities in India, Mumbai boasts the busiest
air network in the country and all major airlines fly to and from Mumbai
to most of the important cities of the world. It has both international
and domestic airports known as Sahar and Santa Cruz respectively. The
airports at Nagpur and Pune also operate a few international flights,
apart from the usual domestic ones. The cities of Kolhapur and Aurangabad
also have a domestic airport of their own.
Most of the cities in Maharashtra is having exceptionally good road network
which makes easier for any visitor to reach the state from any part of
the country. There are number of National and state highways passing through
the state and also cross linked by other roads at various parts. Maharashtra
State Road Transport Corporation's buses ply on over 19,000 routes in
the state, covering 1.2 million km. Taxis and Auto- Rickshaws and intra
-city buses are easily available from any part of the cities to travel
within as well as out side the state.
Mumbai is the state's most important railway station. Trains runs of a
regular basis and connect Maharashtra with various parts of the country.
Major railway stations are situated in or near by the major Tourist destinations.
Almost the entire state comes under the Central Railways branch which
is headquartered in Mumbai. Most of the coast south of Mumbai comes under
the Konkan Railway.
Mumbai also boasts of an international naval port, so one can also opt
for reaching Maharashtra by ship. Ferry services also operate near Mumbai,
linking the city to neighbouring coastal towns