Western Maharashtra is a division of Maharashtra state in India. It would be considered as the heartland of Maharashtrian culture for many reasons, not the least of which is that Pune, the cultural capital of the state is located there.
Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Sholapur, Ahmednagar and Pune
- Dajipur — village close to Bison wildlife sanctuary
- Ashtavinayak — collection of 8 Auspicious temples of Lord Ganesha (Ganapati)
- Mulshi — major dam
- Torna — hill fort southwest of Pune