Beed is a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a part of the district by the same name. It is speculated that the city was founded by the Yadava rulers of Devagiri who ruled the region from 1173-1317. Later, it became a part of the Hyderabadi Nizams – the Asaf Jahis. After Hyderabad’s annexation, Beed was made to be a part of Maharashtra on May 1, 1960 as the city had a Marathi majority.
Places to Stay
Beed as a city has a few good lodging facilities. Not all are very budget-friendly, however. Two of the most affordable hotels which are worth trying out in the city are Anvita Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Hotel Sagar (Tariff – Rs. 1,500).
The official language of the region is Marathi. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Beed has an endless list of tourist attractions from Maratha to Mughal structures. Some of the places which are worth a visit are Kankaleshwar Temple, Jama Masjid, Shahinshah Wali tomb, Mansur Shah tomb, Khazana Well (6 km south of the city), Khandoba Temple among others.
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is the nearest airport at a distance of 387 km.
The nearest railway station is the Aurangabad Railway Station at a distance of 129 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Dolphin Travel House is one such private operator. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.
The headquarters of Nanded district in the Marathwada Division of Maharashtra, Nanded is well-known for Renukadevi Shaktipeetha Temple. Situated on the banks of the River Godavari, Nanded is one of the oldest cities and the second largest city in the region after Aurangabad. Divided in two parts, Nanded City and district is located in the southeastern part of Maharashtra, bordering Andhra Pradhesh.
Budget Hotels in Nanded
There are many hotels in Nanded. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel G.N. Executive, Hotel Anuradha Palace and Nirmal Palace that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
Marathi is the Local Language. Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada Andh are also spoken here.
Events in Nanded
All annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Places to See in Nanded
Shri Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara, Godedss Renuka temple, Lord Parashuram temples and many many Sufi shrines are places to visit within 3kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
Nanded has its own airport
Nanded has its own Railway Station
Nanded City Bus Stop has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Shourya Travels, Global Travels, Raj Travels, Holiday Travels, Noor Travels and Jai Durga Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.