Bejai is a locality in the Mangalore city in Karnataka. It falls under the Dakshin Kannad district. Some of the localities near Bejai are Kuntikan, the Kadri Hills, Kotekani, Lalbagh and Ladyhill. The weather in this locality is humid because of its close proximity to the Arabian Sea. The locality is famous for churches and convent educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Bejai has some good hotels, some of the budget-friendly hotels are Hotel Sharavu (Tariff-Rs. 500 to 1000) and Hotel Surabhi (Tariff-Rs. 500 to 1000). Hotel Usha is near Bejai (Tariff-Rs. 1000.)
Tulu, Kannada, Konkani and Beary Bashe are spoken in this region.
Popular festivals in this region are Deepawali and Christmas. They are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Bejai is famous for its market and for its churches. The St. Francis Xavier Church is a 100 year old church which attracts tourists from all over India. The Bejai museum is also well-known among tourists and is popular for its unique architectural design.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bejai is the Bajpe airport which is 10 km away.
The closest railway station is the Mangalore station which is 3 km away. Some of the other stations that are nearby include Kankanadi (4 km) and Tokkottu (8 km away.)
Bejai has its own bus station which has buses that connects it to the other major cities in India. The best tour operator of the area is Arun Travels, Ganesh Travels and Ideal Travels. Online bus booking facility enables you to get your tickets from the confines of your home.
Pune is said to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The place, which has been in existence since 847 AD, is famous for its magnificent land and forts. This cultural city was actually the capital city of Shivaji. Today this city takes pride in its traditional Marathi culture, education and theatre. Pune city attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm. The weather is warm and pleasant in this place because it is surrounded by hills and mountains.
Budget Hotels in Pune
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Pune
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include the Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival
Places to See in Pune
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Aga Khan Palace (7kms from bus stand), David Synagogue (12kms from Railway station), Shinde Chatri (5km from Pune) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is located on the north-east of Pune. The airport has domestic and international flights. Two international flights Lufthansa and Air India Express provide Air transport services to Frankfurt and Dubai.
Pune railway station is the main railway station of Pune. It’s railway station is connected to the Mumbai and Chennai railway line. This railway junction is well connected to some of the major cities in the country.
Pune Bus Stand is the one of the busiest bus stations in Pune city. Buses from major cities and states operate from this city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Neeta Pragati Volvo, AR Tours and Travels and Natraj Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.