Daund is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located quite close to the Pune Metropolitan Area, which is 81 km away. The state capital of Mumbai lies at a distance of 227 km. Ahmednagar is another major regional urban agglomeration at a distance of 80 km.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is Pune which has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Cafe Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 1,050), Amigo Hospitality - Koregaon Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,100), Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
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 two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Pune city are Parvati Hill, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug (a popular garden), Osho Ashram, Aga Khan Place and others.
How to Get There
Pune Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 18 km.
Daund has its own railway station. However, the major railway station is the Pune Railway Station at a distance of 16 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. You can get buses to the village from Pune as well as Ahmednagar which pass by this region. If you wish to get the cheapest bus tickets for your journey, book through Ticketgoose.com.