Bhankheda is a small village in the Wardha district of the western coastal state of Maharashtra. It comes within the Nagpur division in the Vidarbha region. The nearest urban agglomeration is the city of Wardha at a distance of 16 km. Yavatmal is another major city nearby at a distance of 86 km.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Wardha. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Ramakrishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hari Sons Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Gulshan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Chirag Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have places of interest. However, places worth your time and money in Wardha are Magan Sangrahalaya Museum, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Gitai Mandir, Kelzar Ganpati Temple and others. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Yavatmal are mostly the famous Hindu fairs such as Maroti and Gajanan Maharaj Mela in Ghatanji as well as the Shri Chintamani Mela at Kalamb
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 93 km.
The Sewagram Railway Station in Wardha is the nearest railway station at a distance of 15 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.