Indian states: Maharashtra vs. Gujarat

Difference Between Indian states Maharashtra and Gujarat

Even if you are a Geography novice, it is easy to construe from their given names that Maharashtra and Gujarat are both within Indian Territory. The two states were believed to be bifurcations of the state of Bombay. However, despite being in the same country, these two states are different in terms of population, geography, tourist destination, literacy, and culture.

Gujarat came to existence at around May, 1960 and Maharashtra was also born on the same day, thus the belief that both states were bifurcations of Bombay. Some of the differences between the two Indian States are as follows:

  1. Maharashtra’s capital is Mumbai (also known as Bombay) whereas Gujarat’s capital is Gandhinagar.
  2. The bordering states of Maharashtra will include Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnakata, and Madhya Pradesh. Gujarat’s bordering states are Rajahstan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Pakistan.
  3. The literacy rate in Maharashtra is approximately 78%, on the other hand, Gujarat’s literacy rate is at around 70%, 8% lower than Maharashtra.
  4. The number of villages in Maharashtra is at around 43,711, Gujarat houses around 18, 589 villages., significantly lower than the former.
  5. The seat of high Court in Maharashtra is in its capital, Mumbai, with benches in the following locations: Nagpur, Aurungabad, and Panaji. The seat of high court in Gujarat can be found in Ahmedabad.
  6. Maharashtra’s main cities and towns are Mumbai, Nashik, Aurangabad, Bid, Solapur, Satara, Kohlapur, Wardha, Pune, and Nagpur. Gujarat’s main municipalities and metropolises will include Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bhavnagar, Surat, Jamnagar, Porbandar and Rajkot.
  7. The rivers that run through both states are also different. The rivers of Sabarmati, Narmada and Tapti flow through the state of Gujarat. Maharashtra’s rivers, on the other hand, will include Godavari, Penganga, Ghod, Sina, Wardha and Pravara.
  8. Gujarat’s Transport System can be found in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot and Jamnagar. Maharashtra’s important railway systems are in Mumbai, Thane, Solapur, Kohlapur, Pune, Nagpur and Satara.
  9. An International Airport can be located in Maharashtra’s capital: Mumbai. However, Gujarat’s Ahmedabad International Airport boasts of being the busiest all over India.

10.  A tourist may take a trip to Gujarat’s famous destinations like Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati, Teen Darwaza, Gaurishankar Lake, famous Vaishnava temple called Shamlaji, Rani Rupmati Mosque, Patan remains of Solanki dynasty, and Porbandar beach. Maharashtra’s popular tourist destinations will include the Caves of Ajantha, Ellora, Kanheri, Elephanta and Hill stations of Mahabaleshwar, Amboli, Daulatabad Fort, Nagzira sanctuary, and Juhu beach.