Paud 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 30 km east. Those willing to experience the traditional Marathi way of life and cuisine can visit this place. Travellers on a journey between Alibag, on the Arabian Sea coast, and Pune can also stop by at 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 town is not reputed for tourist infrastructure. 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 45 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Junction Railway Station at a distance of 34 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 Lonavala. Book your tickets online by comparing the bus ticket prices from several bus booking portals.