Nira is a town located in the state of Maharashtra. It is situated about 70 km from Pune. It derives its name from Nira River as it lies on its banks. It shares its borders with Pune, Phaltan, Satara, Baramati, Purandar and Khandala. Nira is famous for its agricultural land. It is the leading producer of jaggery and onion. So there is plenty of water surrounding the town. It lies between Nira Right and Left canals and the Nira River.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels near Nira are Armaan Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000), Radhika Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500 onwards), Aishwarya Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500 onwards).
Marathi is the local language spoken here. Hindi is also understood by locals.
Nira celebrates the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi during the month of August or September every year.
Places of Interest
There is a famous Datta temple on the bank of Nira River. Nira also houses many temples like Jyotirling Temple and Saibaba temple. Jyotirling Temple is located at Gulunche which is known for 'Katebaras Yatra' and is just 5 km from Nira.
How to Get There
Lohegaon Airport is the closest airport to Nira located at approximately 61 km from the town.
Nira railway station is located within the Nira village and is well linked to Miraj and Kolhapur.
Nira has quality roads connecting it to Pune (70 km). Pune is well connected to other major cities by National Highways and State highways linking to Aurangabad, Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Bangalore, Alandi and Kolhapur. Both state and private buses are popular in Pune road. Many bus travels like Achal Travels, Saini Travels, Prasanna Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency offers quality services to travellers. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.