Paithan is a small village from the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. It is part of Akole Taluka. The cities nearest to Paithan are Junnar (29 km), Sangamner (38 km) and Aurangabad (50 km). Paithan is famous the world over for their local loom-woven zari saris called ‘Paithanis’, which stands for ‘made in Paithan’ in Marathi. The village has a good number of schools and colleges and the local occupation of Paithan is mainly working in the looms. Paithan has gained a reputation the world over for the quality of its handiwork.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Paithan, nearby Aurangabad has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotels Arts Executive (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Ira Executive (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel Oberoi (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Paithan is Marathi. English and Hindi are also spoken here.
The important festivals of Paithan are the Hindu festivals of Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, and Sri Rama Navami. Eknath Chathurthi is celebrated with great pomp here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Paithan. Malshej Ghat (21 km) and Junnar (30 km) are both accessible by bus from Paithan. The tourist and historic town of Igatpuri is only 51 km away from Paithan.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Paithan is the Gandhinagar airport (66 km).
Ghoti Railway Station (47 km) connects Paithan to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond. Trains to several places in the state halt here.
There are daily bus services to Aurangabad and other places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is Chintamani Travels. If you wish to get the cheapest bus tickets for your journey, book through Ticketgoose.com.