A city in the state of Maharashtra, Gondia, or Gondiya is also known as "Rice City" and "District of Lakes". The district epitomises natural abundance with mountainous terrain, different grades of soil, extreme climatic conditions and many rivers and rich bio-diversity. Close to Madhya Pradesh, Gondia is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from Central and Eastern India. Rich in mineral ores, Gondia also has many dams of which Itiyadoh is the largest.
Places to Stay
Gondia has a lot of accommodation options to offer. Hotel Sagarika Premier, Hotel City Heart, Swagath Hotel and Hotel Annapurna offer lodging facilities from Rs.1000 onwards.
All the festivals are celebrated in Gondia but throughout Central India , Gondia’s Ganesh and Durga festival is a favourite. Navratri in Gondia attracts thousands of people.
Marathi is the official language here.
Places to Visit
While the city has Mosques, Churches and temples, the places near Gondia attract a lot of tourists. The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and the Navegoan bandh National Park and Bird Sanctuary and the famous Pratapgarh temple are situated very close to the city.
How to Get There
Gondia Airport is situated near Kamtha Village, 15 km from Gondia City.
Situated on the broad gauge Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line Gondia railway station is an important junction and is well connected to other stations.
Gondia is well-connected to neighbouring cities. Private bus operators like Raj Tour And Travel run regular buses to and from the city. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travellers can choose from multiple top operators, bus types, convenient schedules and price. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.
Pulgaon is a city in Maharashtra and is part of the Wardha District. The towns of Wardha and Amravati are connected by this town. It is quite an industrial area with many factories being set up. Some of the popular ones are the cotton mills started by the British long ago. Pulgaon is a centre for the surrounding villages for education and jobs. The town is popular for its temples.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Pulgaon like Rambharose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1700), Hotel Rajyog (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Lalaji (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Pulgaon is Marathi. Most people also speak Hindi.
The important festivals in this region are Gudi Padva in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August and Vijayadasami in October. Almost all Hindu festivals are celebrated here. Mahavir Jayanti Utsav is also celebrated on a grand scale all through town.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest in Pulgaon like the Goddess Bhavani Temple, Buddha Temple and Madan Mohan Sampraday Haveli built over a century ago.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Pulgaon is the Nagpur Airport, 105 km away. This airport has daily flights to and from all the metros in India.
The Pulgaon Railway Station lies on the Central Railway route. Many major trains pass through this station. Direct trains are available to Pune and Nagpur.
Pulgaon Bus Stand is the main bus station in the city at Camp Road. Many MSRTC Interstate buses are available from this bus station to Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai and Chandrapuri. The popular service operators are Shree Khurana Travels and Shanti Travels. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable