Pune is said to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The place, which has been in existence since 847 AD, is famous for its magnificent land and forts. This cultural city was actually the capital city of Shivaji. Today this city takes pride in its traditional Marathi culture, education and theatre. Pune city attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm. The weather is warm and pleasant in this place because it is surrounded by hills and mountains.
Budget Hotels in Pune
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Pune
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include the Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival
Places to See in Pune
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Aga Khan Palace (7kms from bus stand), David Synagogue (12kms from Railway station), Shinde Chatri (5km from Pune) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is located on the north-east of Pune. The airport has domestic and international flights. Two international flights Lufthansa and Air India Express provide Air transport services to Frankfurt and Dubai.
Pune railway station is the main railway station of Pune. It’s railway station is connected to the Mumbai and Chennai railway line. This railway junction is well connected to some of the major cities in the country.
Pune Bus Stand is the one of the busiest bus stations in Pune city. Buses from major cities and states operate from this city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Neeta Pragati Volvo, AR Tours and Travels and Natraj Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.
Located in the district of Ahmednagar, Sangamner is a city in the state of Maharashtra. The confluence of three local rivers bestows Sangamner its name. The three rivers are Pravara, Mhalungi and Mahanuti. Industry is the main occupation in Sangamner. Sugar and tobacco industries are thriving in this city. Agriculture is the other main occupation.
Places to Stay
Low and mid-range budgets such as Hotel Raj Palace (Rs 1200) and Panchwati Motels (Rs 1500) provide accommodation to visitors.
Navaratri, Eid, Diwali are the major events celebrated throughout the year.
Marathi and Hindi are the local languages spoken in Sangamner.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit are all in Hyderabad such Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace and Falaknuma Palace which is further than 40km from Secunderabad.
How to Get There
Ozar Airport located 90km away provides connections to major cities.
Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station is 38km from here. Passengers can find connectivity to limited cities and towns from here with ease.
Sangamner has a local bus stand which has a decent number of MSTRTC buses plying in and out to Ahmednagar. Passengers can access ST and Tarakpur are the two main bus stands. The best bus operators that offer quality service include Neeta and MSRTC. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.