Darwha is in Maharashtra’s Yvatmal district. With a population of 23,360, this town is located in the interiors of the state and has been quite progressive and offers educational facilities with higher degree options resulting in a literacy rate of about 80%.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels with up-to-the-mark standards in Darwha. The best one is Gyanson Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400).
The official language of Darwhais Marathi.
Celebration of Hindu- Muslim festivals such as Diwali and Eid are a must see here. Other than the festival related events, the 7-day ‘Saptah’ is organised once a year from the 14th till the 20th of January.
Places of Interest
Darwha is known for its temples. Some of them include Ambadevi Temple (83 kms from Darwha) and Chintamani Temple (3 kms from the town). Mallikarjun Temple, an ancient Lord Shiva Temple, is located just outside the city and an 80 year old Jain temple is situated in the heart of the city. The Golibar Chowk square is also quite famous. It is where the British is believed to have open fired at an unarmed congregation.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Darwha is the Sonegaon Airport at Nagpur.
The Darwha Railway Station is located on the Yvatmal- Karanja rail line of the Central Railways.
There are daily bus services to Pune, Jalna, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Mehkar, Digras, Pusad, Washim, Karanja Lad, Mumbai and Nagpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Shree Khurana Travels and Vidarbha Express Travels (Noor). It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.
A town located in Rahata Tehasil in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, Shirdi is popularly called Shirdi Nagar Panchayat. It is situated 83 kms away from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. This holy place is most popularly known as the birthplace of the popular guru Shirdi Sai Baba. Anytime you can visit Shirdi, though the best time to visit the place is between June and August. Even winters are also good time to visit Shirdi.
Budget Hotels in Shirdi
There are good budget hotels in Shirdi. Some of them are Hotel Yog Palace (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Sai Darshan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), sai plaza (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Sai Sharan Tours & Travel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language Shirdiis Hindi The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Shirdi
There are three major festivals celebrated with great gratification and enthusiasm are are Ram Navami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashamai.
Places to See in Shirdi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Shirdi. Some of the places include Khandoba Temple ( 1.3 kms from Shirdi), Changdev Maharaj Samadhi ( 1.3 kms from Shirdi), Sakori Ashram. ( 30kms from Velankanni Roman Catholic Church) and Sai Baba temple ( 1.5 kms from Shirdi)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Shirdi is the Aurangabad Airport. It is located about 140 kms away from the town.
Shirdi has a new railway station. The place is well connected to the major cities of India.
Tourist can reach Shirdi with various kinds of bus services are available frequently from places like Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Akluj, Dhule, Nagpur , Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Royal Coach Travels, Nakoda Travelsand Sankalp And Kareema Travels. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.