Gondawale is a town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Pune, located at a distance of 156 km north-west. Some of the other major urban hubs located close by are Satara and Mahabaleshwar at the distances of 65 km and 117 km. The state capital of Mumbai is located at a distance of 299 km.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up for the night is Pune, with 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
The Morya Gosavi temple is an important place to see in the Chinchwad area. 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 among others.
How to Get There
Pune Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 166 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Satara Railway Station at a distance of 59 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses from Satara as well as Pune are available for the town. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.