Deulgaon Raja is a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It comes within the Buldhana district. With its famous old Balaji Temple, the city is often referred to as the ‘Tirupati’ of Maharashtra and draws large numbers of pilgrims. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Aurangabad at a distance of 84 km.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is Aurangabad , which has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Lemon Tree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Panchwati Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Ambassador Ajanta (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Panchavati (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 Shri Balaji Maharaj Yatra in October, 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
The only place which is worth visiting in the city is the old Balaji Mandir. Some of the places which are a must-see in Auranagabad are the Bibi-ka-Maqbara (burial place of Emperor Aurangzeb’s wife, Dilras Banu Begum) , located at a distance of 3 km; the 12 Buddhist caves, popularly known as the Aurangabad Caves, located at a distance of 5 km from the city; Salim Ali Lake and Bird Sanctuary; Dattatreya Mandir and others.
How to Get There
Aurangabad Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 79 km.
The nearest railway station is the Jalna Railway Station at a distance of 29 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Dolphin Travel House is one such private operator. Buses to the city are available from Jalna as well as Aurangabad. You need not worry about travelling to bus counters anymore, as you can book online bus tickets through TicketGoose.com.