Indian states Maharashtra vs Gujarat
Maharashtra and Gujarat are two Indian states that show differences between them when it comes to various aspects such as date of formation, area, population, literacy, culture, tourist destinations and the like. Gujarat was formed on 1 May 1960, the state of Maharashtra was also formed on the same day. In fact it is said that the state of Bombay was bifurcated into Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is an important difference between the two states.
The capital of Maharashtra is Mumbai or Bombay whereas the capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar. Some of the neighboring states of Gujarat include Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and is bordered by Pakistan. On the other hand some of the neighboring states of Maharashtra include Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnakata, Goa and Chattisgarh.
The literacy in the state of Maharashtra is almost 78% whereas the literacy in Gujarat is about 70%. Gujarat is characterized by the presence of about 18,589 villages whereas Maharashtra has about 43,711 villages. The seat of High Court in Maharashtra is Mumbai with benches at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji. Some of the main towns and cities in the state include Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Bid, Kohlapur, Solapur, Satara and Wardha.
On the other hand the seat of High Court in Gujarat is Ahmedabad. Some of the main cities and towns in the state of Gujarat include Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bhavnagar, Surat, Jamnagar, Porbandar and Rajkot. The rivers that flow through the state of Gujarat include Sabarmati, Narmada and Tapti. Some of the rivers that flow through the state of Maharashtra include Godavari, Penganga, Ghod, Sina, Wardha and Pravara.
As far as transport is concerned The chief railway stations are located in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot and Jamnagar in the state of Gujarat. On the other hand some of the important railway stations are located in Mumbai, Thane, Solapur, Kohlapur, Pune, Nagpur and Satara in the state of Maharashtra. Mumbai houses a big international airport. Ahmedabad international airport is one of the busiest in India.
Some of the important tourist destinations in the state of Gujarat include Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati, Teen Darwaza, Gaurishankar Lake, famous Vaishnava temple called Shamlaji, Rani Rupmati Mosque, Patan remains of Solanki dynasty, Porbandar beach and the like.
On the other hand some of the important tourist destinations in the state of Maharashtra include Caves of Ajantha, Ellora, Kanheri, Elephanta and Hill stations of Mahabaleshwar, Amboli, Daulatabad Fort, Nagzira sanctuary, Juhu beach and the like.