Dange Chowk is a suburb in the city of Pune and comes under the district of Pune in Maharashtra. It is a part of the eight largest metropolis of India. It was a very significant place as a part of the Maratha Empire during their rule in the early 17th century. Today it is the second largest commercial city of the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai.
Places to stay
Pune has a lot of budget-friendly hotels and lodges. Some of the options which are worth trying are Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Cafe Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 1,050), Amigo Hospitality - Koregaon Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,100) and others.
Marathi is the official language of the area. Other major languages spoken here include Hindi, English, Gujarati as well as Urdu.
The inhabitants of Dange Chowk have their most important festival called ‘Pola’– a festival celebrating bullocks. Other 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
The best visited placed in the area are the beaches on the Arabian Sea coast. Places which are worth visiting in Pune city are Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Osho Ashram, Parvati Hill, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple and Saras Baug (a popular garden) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Pune International Airport at a distance of 22 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Junction Railway Station at a distance of 17 km.
Operators such as Laxmi Travels, Ruby Tours and Travels and Ashtavinayak Travels operate in the area. Buses also ply to Mumbai, Kolhapur, and other parts of the state from Pune. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.