Ralegan-Siddhi is a village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. Located about 81 km away from Pune, Ralegan-Siddhi has earned the reputation of being a model village for environmental conservation. Planting trees, digging canals to conserve rainwater are some of the activities that the village carried out in the process. Social activist Anna Hazare is from this village.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Shirur, which is 13 km away from here. Some of them are Hotel Parth Executive (Tariff – Rs.700), Aakash Hotel (Tariff – Rs.600) and Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
Kannada and Konkani are mostly spoken in this place.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated in Ralegan-Siddhi.
Places of Interest
This model village in itself is a major tourist attraction. Other places of repute nearby are Shirur (13 km), Ranjangaon (30 km) and Ahmednagar (44 km).
How to Get There
Lohegaon International Airport in Pune, which is 80 km away, is the closest to the village.
Ahmednagar Railway Station located 40 km from here is the major railhead connecting this place to other important cities.
Buses are available from Pune and Ahmednagar. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Online bus booking facility is the most convenient way to book your tickets.