A city and a municipal council in Jalna district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Jalna is one of the renowned educational centers in the state. Legends state that Lord Rama’s wife Sita resided here. Jalna got its name from the occupation (Julaha or weaver) of its wealthy Muslim benefactor. The city is situated on the banks of river Kundalika. The Dargah of Jan Alla Shah is also near the river.
Places to Stay
Places like Hotel Chandralok and Hotel Galaxy are within 1km of the bus stand and offer accommodation starting from Rs.500 onwards.
The annual Ganesh festival, Holi and Navrathri is celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Marathi is the Local Language here.
Places of Interest
The Shri Datta Ashram, Jamb Samarth, Jalna Fort and the Jumma Masjid are all located 1-2kms from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Aurangabad Airport (51kms)
Jalna has its own Railway Station.
Jalna Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Royal Travels, Sanjay Travels, Shree Khurana Travels, Chintamani Travels and Dolphin Travels run regular buses to and from the city. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. It has many sobriquets like ‘The City of Dreams’ and ‘The city which never sleeps.’ The name ‘Mumbai’ is derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba, which is the name of the Goddess Mumbadevi and ‘Aai’ which in Marathi means Mother. The city was earlier known as Bombay, before being officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.
Budget Hotels in Mumbai
There are good budget hotels in the city of Mumbai. Some of these are the Eden Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 250 and 3 km from International Airport), Hotel Anjali Inn (Tariff – Rs. 970 and 7 km from Domestic Airport), and Hotel Good Luck (Tariff – Rs. 990 and 15 minutes from the International Airport).
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi. Other languages spoken here are English, Hindi, Gujarati as well as Urdu.
Events in Mumbai
Mumbai is well known for its night life. Occasions like the New Year celebrations are renowned. Major festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid as well as Navratri are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur here.
Places to See in Mumbai
There are plenty of places to visit in Mumbai. Prominent among them are The Gateway of India (29 km from Airport), Marine Drive (28 km from airport), Bandra Bandstand (13 km from airport) among other places.
How to Get There
The Mumbai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. It has a domestic as well as international terminal. It is located 26 km from the southernmost part of the city, Colaba.
The three main railway terminals in Mumbai are Mumbai Central (9km from Colaba), Bandra Terminus (15 km from Colaba) and Victoria Terminus (3 km from Colaba).
Operators like Neeta Travels and Abhi Travels provide regular bus connectivity to Mumbai. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.