Palgad 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 165 km north-east. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast lies at a distance of 33 km west. Those willing to explore the traditional Marathi lifestyle, beaches as well as temples can visit this place.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay while travelling in this region is Pune with its budget-friendly hotels and lodges. Some of the options which are worth trying are Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Cafe Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 1,050), Amigo Hospitality - Koregaon Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,100) 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 best visited placed in the area are the beaches on the Arabian Sea coast. Places which are worth visiting in Pune city are Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Osho Ashram, Parvati Hill, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple and Saras Baug (a popular garden) among others.
How to Get There
Pune International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 174 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Junction Railway Station at a distance of 169 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the area are available from Pune. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.