Maharashtra

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Basic Information

Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackrey
Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Capital: Mumbai

Important Symbols

AnimalGiant Squirrel
BirdYellow footed
Green Pigeon
TreeMango
FlowerJarul

National Parks

National Parks in Maharashtra
Negaon national Park
Sanjay Gandhi( Borivilli) National Park
Chandoli National Park
Gugamal National Park
Tadoba National Park

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra
Amba Barwa WLS
Bhimashankar WLS
Great Indian Bustard WLS
Koyana WLS
Karanja Sohal Blackbuck WLS
Lonar WLS
Mansingdeo WLS
Nawegaon WLS
New Bor WLS
New Nagzira WLS
Thane Creek Flamingo WLS
Tungareswar WLS
Umred- Kharngla WLS
Gangewadi New Great Indian Bustard WLS
Andhari WLS
New Maldhok Bird( Gangewadi) WLS
Ghodazari WLS
Naigaon Peacock Sanctuary
Koka WLS
Radhanagari WLS
Phansad WLS

Tiger Reserves

NAME
Melghat
Sahyadri
Bor
Nawegaon- Nazgira
Tadoba- Andhari

Hydro Power Plants

Name
Koyna Hydro Electric Power Plant

Thermal Power Plants

Name
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Plant
Amravati Thermal power Plant
Bhusawal Thermal Power Station
Parli Thermal power Station
Khaperkheda Thermal Power Station
Nashik Thermal power Station
Tirora Thermal Power Plant
Trombay Thermal Power Station
Dahanu Thermal Power Station

Nuclear Power Plants

Name
Tarapur Nuclear power plant

Airports

AirportLocation
ChhatrapathiSivaji International AirportMumbai
DrBabasahebAmbedkar IANagpur
Gandhinagar AirportNasik
Ozar AirportNasik
Pune International AirportPune
Juhu AirportMumbai
Shirdi AirportKakadai

Stadiums

STADIUMTYPE/ PURPOSELOCATION
Wankhede StadiumCricketMumbai
Indira Gandhi StadiumCricketSolapur
Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumCricketPune
B.P.T GroundFootballMumbai
Bombay Gymkhana GroundCricketMumbai
Cooperage Football StadiumFootballMumbai
Dadaji Kondadev StadiumFootballThane
DY Patil StadiumCricketNavi Mumbai
Fr. Agnel StadiumFootballNavi Mumbai
Guru Gobind Singh StadiumCricketNanded
Maharashtra Cricket Association StadiumCricketPune
Mahindra Hockey StadiumHockey Mumbai
PCMC Hockey StadiumHockey Pimpri- Chinchwad
Subrata Roy Sahara StadiumCricket, FootballPune
Vidarbha Cricket Association StadiumCricketNagpur
Sangamner Municipal Cricket StadiumCricketSangamner

Sea Ports

NAME
Mumbai
Jawaharlal Nehru Port (NhavaSheva)

Important Lakes

LAKELOCATION
Gorewada LakeNagpur
Pashan LakePune
Shivajisagar LakeSatara

Festivals

FESTIVAL
GudiPadva
Rishi Panchami
Ganesh Chaturdi
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Important Cities

CITYNICKNAME
MumbaiFinancial Capital of India
City of Seven Islands
City of Dreams
PuneQueen of Deccan
Nagpur City of Oranges
NasikWine Capital of India
Grape City of India
California of India
KolhapurCity of Wrestlers

Forts/Palaces

NAMELOCATION
Panhala Fort
Kolhapur
Sindhudurg FortSindhudurg
Daulatabad FortAurangabad
Aga Khan PalacePune
Lal Mahal (Red Palace)Pune
Shalini PalaceKolhapur
Farah Bagh PalaceAhmednagar
Naukhanda PalaceAurangabad

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

NAMEYEAR OF NOMINATION
Ajanta Caves1983
Ellora Caves1983
Elephanta Caves1987
Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus2004
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai2007

Temples

TEMPLELOCATION
ShirdiSai Baba Temple Shirdi
Siddivinayak TempleMumbai

Tombs

NAMELOCATION
BibikaMaqbaraAurangabad

Research Institutes

NameCity
Aghakar Research instituesPune

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