Turukwadi is a very beautiful village in the district of Kolhapur in Maharashtra, India. Turukwadi is very famous for its greenery and people from all over Mumbai travel to this small village during their holidays. It belongs to the Paschim Maharashtra Region and comes under the Pune Division. Turukwadi is located at a distance of 447 km from Mumbai.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Turukwadi. Some of them are Aroma Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Queeny (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Blessings (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Mayura (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Turukwadi is Marathi. Other languages spoken are English and Ahirani.
The important festivals of Turukwadi are Gokul Asthami celebrated in the month of August and Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of August or September every year with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction close to Turukwadi. Some of them are Chapel of St. Catherine (69 km from Turukwadi), Nersa (37 km from Turukwadi) and Shri Mangueshi Temple (66 km from Turukwadi).
How to Get There
One can reach Turukwadi from the Sambre Airport which is at a distance of 33 km from Turukwadi.
There is no railway station in the area in less than 10 km. However, people can reach Turukwadi from the Belgaum Railway Station which is at a distance of 20 km from the village.
The Chandgad Bus Station is the closest which is at a distance of 20 km. People can catch local buses to reach cities like Amboli, Nersa and Belgaum from Chandgad Bus Stand. Private bus operators like Hindustanth Travels, KP Travels and Sharma Travels are some that offer good experience to passengers. It is easy to get online bus tickets due to the increase in the number of travel websites.