Maharashtra is a state in western India, known for its bustling cities, historic caves, and hill stations. The state capital is Mumbai, which is also the financial capital of India and home to the Bollywood film industry. Maharashtra is also home to many important historical and religious sites, including the Ajanta and Ellora caves, and the city of Pune, which was once the center of the Maratha Empire. The state has a diverse population, with many different languages and cultures. Agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries are the mainstays of the state’s economy.