Bhandup is one of the oldest suburbs of Mumbai. Only four decades ago, Bhandup was a dense forest but it is one of the prominent locations for real estate developers today. Bhandup also had Asia’s biggest water filtration plant.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of budget accommodation options for visitors such as Hiramani Hotel (Rs.1500), Raj Jog Hotel (Rs.800) Stay Inn Residency (Rs. 700) and Bhavani Hotel (Rs. 500).
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February and Ganesh Chaturthi is held in the month of September among celebrations of other major festivals of all religions.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach and Jehangir Art Gallery are among the places of interest well within 30km among several others.
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic and International Airport are the two main aviation hubs in Mumbai city. It is the second busiest airport of the country which connects passengers to all countries across the world.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus and Borivali station are the 6 major railway stations which connect passengers to cities, towns and villages across the country.
Mumbai is accessible to NH3, NH4, NH8, NH17, NH22. There are several expressways and freeways which make road travel easy and convenient. There are more than 20-30 local operators along with MSTRC who operate smooth bus operations. It is easy to get online bus tickets due to the increase in the number of travel websites
Vaijapur is a municipality and city situated in Maharashtra. This city, which is located in the Aurangabad district, also has the Nashik district, Kannad tehsil and Gangapur tehsil bordering it. It has a number of tourist attractions here; Shirdi too is located only a few kilometres away. It was also distinctively known as ‘Gateway of Marathawada’.
Places to Stay
There are some good hotels around Vaijapur. Some of them are Hotel Sai Sanjeevani (Tariff – Rs. 2500), and Hotel Sai Snehal (Tariff – Rs. 1215) and Hotel Bhagyalaxmi (Tariff – Rs. 2799).
The official language of Vaijpur is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken by the people.
Events relating to Sai Baba are celebrated at Shirdi about 40 km from Vaijapur, between the months of September to April. Hindu festivals such as Guru Poornima (July- August), Dussera (October) and Ram Navami (April) are celebrated as well.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vaijapur, especially religious places. Some of them include Bhavani Temple, Naugaji Baba Dargah and Vaijanath Temple. There is also the Upasini Maharaja’s Palace 5 km from Shirdi.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vaijapur is the Chikkalthana Airport. It is located about 78 km away from the town.
Some of the stations connecting Vaijapur are Rotegaon, 5 km and Parsoda, 17 km. The primary station is the Manmad junction about 52 km from the town.
You can get a number of buses from cities like Mumbai that go to Vaijapur and Shirarampur, which is the closest town to Vaijapur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good services for passengers are Dolphin Travels, National Tourist and Rajlaxmi Travel Agency. If you are booking bus tickets online check out for discount codes at Ticketgoose.com.