Rahata is a town in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The state capital, Mumbai, is based at a distance of 239 km and the district headquarters, Ahmednagar, is 80 km away from here. While visiting Rahata, you can also visit the popular pilgrimage hub, Shirdi, which only is 7 km away. The Samadhi Mandir in Shirdi is a major attraction.
Places to Stay
Compared to Rahata, one can find plenty of budget hotels and lodges in Shirdi. Some of the options worth trying out here are Hotel Yoga Palace (Tariff-Rs.800), Hotel Icchapurti Sai Residency (Tariff-Rs.700) and Hotel Sai Sangam (Tariff-Rs.900).
The most commonly spoken language in this region is Marathi.
Janmashtami (August), Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Navratri (October) and Diwali (November) are some of the important festivals of this region.
Places of Interest
Rahata hardly has any sightseeing spots. However, some of the major points of interest in Ahmednagar are Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, Shani Shingnapur, Ahmednagar Fort, Kot Bagh Nizam and Faria Bagh Palace. Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi is also worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Pune International Airport based at a distance of 189 km.
Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station at a distance of 7 km is the closest one to this area.
State buses are a major mode of transportation here as none of the private operators offers services in this area. It is easy to get online bus tickets due to the increase in the number of travel websites