Poladpur is a small city in Maharashtra named after Poladjung who was a knight deployed in the army of the famous Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He was beaten badly and subsequently buried at Poladpur during the Shivaji Era. This barbaric episode led to naming the town as Poladpur. Located on NH-17 on the Mumbai Goa Highway, Poladpur is approximately 200 km from Mumbai. Road and rail are the two convenient options of reaching Poladpur.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, Poladpur does not have many hotels nearby. However, cheap and affordable budget hotels are located a distance away.
The official language of Poladpur is Marathi.
Ganesh Chathurti (September) is a major festival that is celebrated in Poladpur.
Places of Interest
One of the most famous tourist destinations close to Poladpur is Mahabaleshwar which is 40 km away. Other closer tourist spots are Vishakapatnam, Simhachalam, Vizianagram and Ananthagiri. The grave of Poladjung is also a memorial spot.
How to Get There
Vishakapatnam is the nearest airport to Poladpur and is 39 km away.
Vizianagram Junction is the nearest and a major railway station in Poladpur that is 10.1 km far.
Poladpur S.T. Stand is quite popular. The distance between Poladpur S.T. Stand and Asurde Bus Stop is 89.1 km that takes 1 hour 40 minutes. SVR Tours & Travels and Kesineni Travels are few major bus operators that provide good tourist buses. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.