Sambhaji Nagar is an area of Pune-Chinchwad in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The centre of Pune city is located at a distance of 20 km south. Those travelling from Mumbai or Lonavala can stop by at this place. If one seeks to explore the Maratha heartland as well as the modern cosmopolitan surroundings, this is the place to visit.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay while travelling in the area is Pune which has a wide variety of 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
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 21 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Junction Railway Station at a distance of 21 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 to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.