Shevgaon is a small town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Aurangabad at a distance of 79 km. Those heading to Ahmednagar or even Pune from Aurangabad can pass through this place and break for refreshments. Those willing to experience as to what life is like in interior Maharashtra should come here.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is Aurangabad, which has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Lemon Tree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Panchwati Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Ambassador Ajanta (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Panchavati (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) 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 fasting month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The town does not have places to boast of in terms of tourism. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Aurangabad are Bibi-ka-Maqbara (burial place of Emperor Aurangzeb’s wife, Dilras Banu Begum), located at a distance of 3 km; the 12 Buddhist caves, popularly known as the Aurangabad Caves, located at a distance of 5 km from the city; Salim Ali Lake and Bird Sanctuary; Dattatreya Mandir and others.
How to Get There
Aurangabad Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 85 km.
The nearest railway station is the Aurangabad Railway Station at a distance of 74 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Dolphin Travel House is one such private operator. Buses to the area are available from Aurangabad, Beed as well as Ahmednagar. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.