Banda is a city and a municipal town in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh state in North India. It is a part of the Bundelkhand region and is well connected to major cities thanks to rail and state highway connectivity. The literacy rate has been 83.61%. Banda town in Uttar Pradesh is popular for the Shajar stone that is used in jewellery making.
Places to Stay
Banda in Uttar Pradesh is a small village and hence does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available. Few budget hotels such as Hotel Omega (Tariff - Rs. 538) are situated at a distance from Banda.
The official language of Banda village is Bundeli. The other language spoken is Hindi.
Some of the major local festivals of Banda include Lamtera (January-March), Bundeli Festival (March/April), Faag (March/April).
Places of Interest
Nawab Tank (3 km away), Khatri Pahar (24 km away), Kalinjar Fort (56 km away), Chitrakoot (71.2 km away) are some popular tourist spots situated near Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.
How to Get There
Khajuraho Airport (81 km away) is the nearest airport to Banda near Uttar Pradesh. Kanpur Airport is 106 km away.
Banda Junction is the nearest railhead to Banda city.
Buses ply on almost daily frequency from Banda to places such as Allahabad, Jhansi, Lucknow, Khajuraho, Kanpur, Delhi, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar and many more. JBG Travels, Aseem Travels are few good bus operators connecting to Banda at affordable bus tariffs. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.
A census town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Kankavli is situated on the banks of two Rivers, the Gad River and the Janavli River. Surrounded by villages, the town is an important railway station on the Konkan Railway route. Kankavli is about 460kms away from Mumbai along the NH 17 and 137kms away from Ratnagiri. Famous for Sindhudurg Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's College of Engineering, the town is rich in culture, education and politics.
Places to Stay
The well-known place to stay in the township is the Waterfall Jungle Resort that offers budget accommodation options. Travellers can also stay at the nearby district of Sindhudurg at Hotel Sahyadri (Tariff- Rs.1001-Rs.2000) or Hotel Galaxy (Tariff- Rs.1001-Rs.2000).
Other than Ganpati Fetival, Gudi Padwa and Diwali is celebrated here. The Mahashivratri Jatra at the neighbouring Kumbhavade village is a popular annual event.
Malvani, a dialect of Konkani is spoken here prominently. The other languages spoken here includes Marathi and Hindi.
Places to Visit
Places of interest in the town include the Bhalchandra Maharaj Ashram (1km), a mosque in the neighbouring Kalamath rural community (1km), Sindhudurg Fort (35kms) and the Savdav Waterfalls (15kms). Since the town is about 18kms away from Kumbhavade village, where the very popular Shree Mahalingeshwar Mandir is located. A Swayambhu Devasthan, the Mahashivratri Jatra is held every year at this temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kankavli is the Kolhapur Airport(80kms) and Goa’s Dabolim Airport (100kms)
All trains that passes through the Konkan route passes via the Kankavli Railway Station.
Kankavali ST depot and ST stand is well-structured and large compared to other stands in Sindhudurg district. The prominent bus operators that run busses to and from Kankavali include Atmaram Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels, Naik Tours & Travels and Shree Sai Travels. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.