Junnar is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Pune at a distance of 91 km south. The Arabian Sea coast is not too far away either and lies at a distance of 186 km. The metropolitan hub of Mumbai is also close at a distance of 155 km.
Places to Stay
The best place and the biggest city to put up in, while travelling in this area 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
The village on its own does not have places of particular interest for tourists. 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 International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 92 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Railway Station at a distance of 91 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. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.