Bandra, a suburban district on the outer reaches of West Mumbai, is known for its seafront with walkways, which attracts a huge number of visitors throughout the day. Also called as the “Queen of the Suburbs”, this is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood. Mount Mary’s Basillica and the Tata Agiary, the Parsi Fire Temple, are some of the major attractions in the area, besides a number of churches.
Places to Stay
Being an important area in downtown Mumbai, hotels and lodges are pretty expensive in Bandra. Some of the options which are worth trying are Arma Court Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,400), Aram Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,400), Seven Suites Apartments (Tariff – Rs. 1,500) and others.
The official language of Bandra is Marathi. Being a cosmopolitan area, Hindi and English are also widely spoken and understood.
Celebrate Bandra is one of the major events in the area held annually in November. The other important festivals of the area are Easter, Christmas, New Year, Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
There are numerous places of tourist attraction in Bandra. Some of the places include Bandra Bandstand (3.8 km from the Bandra Station), Juhu Beach (30 km). Some of the other places worth visiting are Jogger’s Park, Mount Mary's Basilica, Bandra-Kurla complex, Castella de Aguada (a 17th Century fort) and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at a distance of 14 km.
The Chhatrapatii Shivaji Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 16 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses have pick-up points in the area. There are buses from Bandra to Bangalore, Goa, Delhi, Pune, Indore, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Lucknow. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.
A city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra, Satara is located near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary river Venna. Believed to have been established in the 16thcentury, Satarais one of the historical cities in Maharashtra. The name of the city was derived from the seven hills surrounding it. Satara is well known for its sweet,kandipedhe. The city has a unique statue of Shivaji standing near a canon at Powai Naka, which is distinctive since most statues ofShivaji depict him riding on a horse. The well-known Kas plateau located near here is now a World Natural Heritage site.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Satara. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Lake View (Tariff Rs. 1,470), Hotel Pooja Residency (Tariff Rs.600), and The Ambassador (Tariff Rs. 1,412)
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Marathi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
ShriChhatrapatiShivaji Museum (1km), Ajinkyatara Fort (5kms), Char BhintiHutatmaSmarak (1km), NatrajMandir (1km), SangamMahuli (5kms) and Kanher Dam (9kms)are places of interest near this city
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kolhapur
Satarahas its own railway station
Satara bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Shree Krishna Varun Travels, Gogte Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels and Amrutyog Travelsrun regular buses to and from the city. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.