Ghodegaon is a village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Those who fancy Marathi culture, temples and forts must visit this area. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Pune at a distance of 74 km south. One can stop by at the village for a refreshment-break while heading to Nasik from Pune.
Places to Stay
The village as a whole does not have great lodging places. However, Pune as a city 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
If you are looking for tourist places, head to Pune. The Morya Gosavi temple is an important place to be visited in Chinchwad (17 km north-west of Pune). 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 International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 75 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Railway Station at a distance of 74 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services in the region. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the village are available from both Pune and Nasik. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.