Chandwad is a small town in the Nasik district of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The district headquarters, Nasik, is located at a distance of 65 km. The town is surrounded by hills and has a hill-station kind of look. The total population of the town is around 20,000. The town also boasts of a cosmopolitan culture.
Places to Stay
The nearest major urban agglomeration of Nasik has a lot of affordable hotels and lodges. Some of the budget hotels worth a thought are Royale Heritage Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Dhruv Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Shanti Inn (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Cool Palace (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi and Urdu are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in the town are Shani Dev Mandir, Rangmahal, Indrayani Fort, Hazrat Nanavali (R.A.) Dargah, Hazrat Jummanshah Bukhari Dargah, Rahud Dam-cum-Khoakad lake, Bhairavnath Mandir, Kalika Mata Mandir, Mahavir Caves and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Ozar Airport near Nasik at a distance of 48 km.
The Nasik Road Railway Station is the major railway station near the town at a distance of 67 km.
Various buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Avail of bus ticket booking coupons through Ticketgoose.com and save your money when you travel.