Vaijapur is located in Maharashtra, India. It is very close to Shirdi, another stop in India’s map of religious tourism. Vaijapur was earlier known as Baizapur and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway of Marathwada’.
Places to Stay
One’s best bet for accommodation at Vaijapur would either be a local homestay or a government guest house. Some budget hotels you could choose from are Hotel Surya and Hotel Sindh.
The official language of Vaijapur is Marathi. Hindi, Marwari, Ahirani and English are also spoken here.
Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of August or September and Mahashivratri in February or March are celebrated with great fervour every year.
Places of Interest
There are a few destinations one should visit, which are close Vaijapur. There is the Naugaji Baba Dargah, which is one of the oldest dargahs in the place. Gangagiri Maharaj Samadhi Sthal at Sarala Bet Island is located nearby. There is also Vaijnath Temple, after which the city is named.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Pune, which is around 172 km away.
The nearest major railway station is at Sainagar Shirdi (SNSI), which is about 17 km away. The other closest railway station is at Rotegaon, which is about 6 km away. Vaijapur is well-connected by rail to cities like Mumbai and Hyderabad.
The Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai express highway cuts across the Vaijapur Tehsil. There are many buses that run on this route, connecting cities such as Mumbai and Aurangabad with Vaijapur. Travel operators such as Dadar Tourist Centre and Dolphin Travels offer services along the Mumbai-Vaijapur route. Bus operators such as Humsafar Travels, Rajlaxmi Travel Agency offer services between Aurangabad and Vaijapur. convenient schedules and price. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.