Belvade is a village in the state of Maharashtra. It is also known as Belvade-haveli. It comes under the Karad Taluka of the Satara District. Belvade falls under Pune division. Belvade is surrounded by Koregaon Taluka towards north, Kadegaon Taluka in the east, Patan Taluka in the west and Valva-Islampur Taluka down south. Some of the nearby cities are Karad, Uran Islampur, Satara and Mahuli. It is at a distance of 268 km from the state capital, Mumbai.
Places to Stay
Belvade doesn’t have its own lodging facility available. The nearest place to avail this facility is in Karad, 4 km away. The best budget hotels of Karad are Sangam Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 1000), Hotel Pankaj Executive (Tariff - Rs. 1000), Bhagyashri Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400) and Shree Annapurna Prasad Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400).
The official language of the village is Marathi. The natives also understand Hindi.
The natives of the village celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri and Deepawali with great enthusiasm and passion
Places of Interest
Belvade is situated close to many tourist destinations such as Satara (43 km), Panhala (67 km), Panchgani (81 km), Kolhapur (83 km) and Mahabaleshwar (90 km) away.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Belvade is the Kolhapur airport, 89 km away.
Belvade doesn’t have its own bus station. The closest stations to the village are of Shirravde (2 km), Masur (4 km), Karad (10 km) and Targaon (19 km) away. However, the closest major station is of Sangli, 81 km away.
Belvade has its own bus station which connects it to major cities such as Pune, Satara and Mumbai. The road connectivity to the village is from Karad and Rahimatpur. The buses available are on a regular basis and are non A.C. bus. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.