Paranda is a small town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Pune at a distance of 209 km west. Motorists riding from Pune to Latur can stop by in this village for refreshments. Besides, those who want to familiarize themselves with Marathi cuisine, culture and temples can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Pune has a lot of 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 village on its own lacks tourist spots. 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 209 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Junction Railway Station at a distance of 97 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 as well as Solapur. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.