Arni is a village in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. The closest city near the village is Yavatmal at a distance of 43 km. A 40-minute drive will take one to the city without any difficulty. Arni can be used as a transit point by travelers who can stop by for snacks and tea. The Kambalposh Baba Shrine and Darga Mandir is situated on the bank of Arunavati river is a major attraction for devotees. It is believed the name Arni has been derived from the Arunavati river.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in neighbouring Yavatmal. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Revati Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Dwarka Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 600), Gyanson Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and Hotel Chintamani Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Arni is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Yavatmal district are Datta Mandir at Niranjan Mahur), old Narsinha Temple at Anji and the Khateshwar Maharaj temple at Jodmoha.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 181 km.
Yavatmal Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 43 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Arni to different cities in the region. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.
Pune is said to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The place, which has been in existence since 847 AD, is famous for its magnificent land and forts. This cultural city was actually the capital city of Shivaji. Today this city takes pride in its traditional Marathi culture, education and theatre. Pune city attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm. The weather is warm and pleasant in this place because it is surrounded by hills and mountains.
Budget Hotels in Pune
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Pune
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include the Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival
Places to See in Pune
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Aga Khan Palace (7kms from bus stand), David Synagogue (12kms from Railway station), Shinde Chatri (5km from Pune) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is located on the north-east of Pune. The airport has domestic and international flights. Two international flights Lufthansa and Air India Express provide Air transport services to Frankfurt and Dubai.
Pune railway station is the main railway station of Pune. It’s railway station is connected to the Mumbai and Chennai railway line. This railway junction is well connected to some of the major cities in the country.
Pune Bus Stand is the one of the busiest bus stations in Pune city. Buses from major cities and states operate from this city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Neeta Pragati Volvo, AR Tours and Travels and Natraj Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.