Ahmedpuris a town in the Birbhum district of West Bengal and is located not very far from Jharkhand. The town has gained repute for its sugar mill and an end of the vintage narrow gauge railway. The town is well balanced along religious lines with a harmonious co-existence. Rice and fish curry is a delicacy of Bengal and is a definite must-try for visitors. Ahmedpur experiences a fairly hot summer with a long monsoon.
Places to Stay
The best place for staying while on a visit to Ahmedpur is Bardhaman, a city around 61 km away. Some of the best budget hotel options of Bardhaman are Maithan Tourist Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Sarada (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shardhanjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Parbati International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900).
The official language of Ahmedpur is Bengali. Being in close proximity to Jharkhand, Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The main festivals of the region are Durga Puja, Diwali and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The town does not have places of great tourist attraction. The nearby city of Bardhaman, however, has places worth visiting among which Sarvamangala shrine, Curzon Gate, Konkaleswari Kali Mandir and Sher Afghan’s Tomb should feature in a traveller’s list.
How to Get There
The closest major airport to Ahmedpur is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata at a distance of 211 km.
Rail connectivity is relatively fine in the town with the Ahmedpur Junction being well connected to other railway stations both in the state as well as outside the state.
Bus connectivity to major towns of West Bengal as well as those in Jharkhand are relatively fair with mostly state-run transport buses plying on the roads. Book your bus ticket online through Ticketgoose.com.
A city and taluk in Dhule district of Nashik Division in Maharashtra, Shirpur is located on National Highway 3, which connects it to Mumbai. The city, which is located 50kms from Dhule, has two rivers, River Arunavati and River Tapi, flowing through it. Agriculture is the main source of income in this city. Shirpur is famous for its gold refinery, which is incidentally is the largest in Asia and the fist refinery in India.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Shaktinagar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sudarshan and Kuber Residency that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The annual Fair held in February at the festival at the Shri Khanderao ji temple is quite popular in the region.
Marathi is the Local Language
Places to Visit
The Shri Khanderao ji temple and two Tirupati Balaji temples that replicate the Tirupati temple are located here. The man-made lake at the city’s park located near the bus stand is also one of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
Shirpur has its own airport
The nearest Railway Station is at Bhusaval
Shaktinagar has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sai Travels, Deccan Tours And Travels, Deccan Tours & Travels and Hans Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.