Mahud is a village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the historical city of Bijapur, across the border in Karanataka, at a distance of 131 km south-east. Those with a desire to explore the region’s unique cuisine, temples, lifestyle and culture can try this place out. Motorists travelling from Gulbarga to Satara too can stop by at this place.
Places to Stay
The closest and the most convenient place to put up for the night is the city of Bijapur with its wide variety of budget hotels and lodges. Some of them which are worth trying are Madhuvan International (Tariff – Rs. 600), Pleasant stay Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Pearl Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), the KSTDC Mayura Adil Shahi (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada. Hindi, Urdu and Marathi are also 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
Though there is nothing much to see and explore in the village, there are many places to visit in Bijapur, the most famous being the Gol Gumbaz. Other places of interest include the Saat Kabar, Ibrahim Rauza, Jama masjid, Saat Manzil, lord Shiva statue and many others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Pune International Airport in Pune at a distance of 206 km.
Gulbarga Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 134 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the area to different cities in the region. Buses are available from Bijapur as well as Solapur. Online bus booking facility is the most convenient way to book your tickets.