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.
Pimpalgaon is a small town in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. It is located in the Khandesh region of the northern part of Maharashtra and is at a distance of 30 km from Nashik. It is also called as Pimpalgaon Baswant, derived from the local deity Lord Baswanteshwar. It is known for its agriculture based economy and the production of tomatoes, raisins, grapes, and onions.
Places to Stay
Nearby Nashik (30 km) offers several options in budget friendly accommodation. It has hotels like Hotel Prolific Inn Durga, Hotel Shree Leela International, Dwarka Tourist Hotel, Hotel Sathya, and Hotel Surya Renaissance. The hotels tariffs can be obtained on contact.
Marathi is the official language spoken here. Other major ones include Hindi and the regional dialects of Ahirani and Bhilli.
Ganesh Chathurthi is the most important festival that is celebrated on a grand scale here. Diwali, Dusshera and the local festival of Bandur are also celebrated with equal fervour.
Places of Interest
The farmlands in Pimpalgaon are a great sight. The other major places near Pimpalgaon include Saptashrungi, Trambakeshwar (60 km), Anjneri Hills (45 km), and Muktidham Temple (40 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pimpalgaon is the Mumbai Airport (167 km).
The major junction close to Pimpalgaon is the Nashik Road Junction which is around 35 km from here.
Pimpalgaon has its own bus stand. Operators such as Geeta Travels, Bhola Travels, and Skylar Travels provide reasonable and comfortable bus services here. These buses also ply to Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.