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About Washim

Washim

A city and a municipal council in the Washim district of Maharashtra, Washim is about 200 km from Aurangabad. The name Washim is derived from Basim, which means ‘the one that smiles’ in Arabic. Washim is famous as a pilgrimage hub and has many ancient temples like Balaji Mandir, Padma Teertha and Pohara Devi temple. It is said that Rishi Vatsa performed a yagna (holy ritual) in Washim for forgiveness from the gods and he was blessed, hence Washim is also mentioned in scriptures as Vatsagulma.

Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Washim. Some of them are Hotel Samrat Ashok (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Pavan (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Hotel Maniprabha (Tariff – Rs. 600). 

Language
The official language of Washim is Marathi. The other language spoken is Hindi.

Events
Ganpati festival is celebrated in a big way at most temples in Washim.

Places of Interest
Washim is said to have 108 sacred places associated with different gods. Some of them are Balaji Mandir, Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj, Padma Teertha, Deo Talav, Rama Temple, Daridrya Harana Tirtha, Madhyameshvar Temple, Gudeshvara Temple and Narayana Maharaja Temple. 

How to Get There

Air:

The nearest airport to Washim is at Nanded, located about 106 km from the town. The second nearest option is Aurangabad airport which is 200 km away. 

Rail: 

Washim’s railway station is well connected to cities like Jaipur, Mumbai. Trains such as Kacheguda, Nanded Express and Hyderabad Deccan pass through Washim.

Bus: 

There are daily bus services to Pune, Nashik, Mumbai, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Aurangabad. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Vidarbha Express Travels, Chintamani Travels and Shree Khurana Travels. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.


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