A city and taluk in Dhule district of Nashik Division in Maharashtra, Shirpur is located on National Highway 3, which connects it to Mumbai. The city, which is located 50kms from Dhule, has two rivers, River Arunavati and River Tapi, flowing through it. Agriculture is the main source of income in this city. Shirpur is famous for its gold refinery, which is incidentally is the largest in Asia and the fist refinery in India.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Shaktinagar. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Sudarshan and Kuber Residency that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The annual Fair held in February at the festival at the Shri Khanderao ji temple is quite popular in the region.
Marathi is the Local Language
Places to Visit
The Shri Khanderao ji temple and two Tirupati Balaji temples that replicate the Tirupati temple are located here. The man-made lake at the city’s park located near the bus stand is also one of the tourist attractions.
How to Get There
Shirpur has its own airport
The nearest Railway Station is at Bhusaval
Shaktinagar has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sai Travels, Deccan Tours And Travels, Deccan Tours & Travels and Hans Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.
Jaora is a city in the Jaora tehsil and is located in the Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh. It comes under the Ujjain division, in the Malwa region between the Ratlam and Neemuch districts. Jaora has the Rajendra suri Jain Dadawadi which is considered to be a place of pilgrimage for the Jain devotees. It is said to be the place where the saint, Rajendra suri ji did his tapasya. Jaora attracts many tourists from all over India.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Jaora. But, tourists can found hotels to stay at in Ratlam which is close to Jaora. Some of these are the Ajanta Palace Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800), Golden Tower Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 500) and Hotel Sagar Castle (Tariff - Rs. 800.)
Malwi is the language that is spoken here. Hindi is also understood by the Jaora community.
The Lokrang festival is a major annual which begins on the 26th of January (Republic Day) and goes on for five days in Madhya Pradesh.
Places of Interest
Tourist spots that are nearby include Ratlam (41 km), Mandsaur (54 km), Pratapgarh (62 km), Ratlam (39 km), Mandsaur (55 km).
How to Get There
The Indore airport is the nearest airport to Jaora and is located at 137 km from the city.
The Jaora railway station (1 km) and the Brayla Chaurasi railway station (11 km) are the nearest to Jaora.
Jaora is well-connected to the Mhow-Neemuch state highway which is a very convenient way to reach Jaora from other major cities. Many buses are easily accessible on this route. Some of the trusted bus services on these routes are Gagan Travels, Multani Sona Travels and Raghuveer Travels. Through bus booking offers you can get a lot of discount while booking your tickets