Situated on the State Highway connecting Ahmednagar to Beed, Jamkhed is 78 km from Ahmednagar. At a distance of 22 km from Jamkhed lies a small village called Kharda which has the fort of the great king Shivaji Maharaj and Rajmata Jijau. Jamkhed has many schools. The place has to its credit the Comprehensive Rural Health Project that was started by two doctors in 1970.
Places to Stay
Being a small village, Jamkhed does not have many hotels nearby. Local home stays are available.
The official language of Jamkhed is Marathi.
Nag Panchami, the famous annual fair that occurs around July - August is hosted by Jamkhed. The cattle and vegetable market is held in Jamkhed every Saturday and is a major crowd-puller. In the month of August, Jamkhed gets crowded with tourists and the villagers, who come here to offer prayers and enjoy the waterfall.
Places of Interest
Rameshwar happens to be a holy place near Jamkhed that holds mythological value since the ancient Ramayana era. Kharda located 22 km away from Jamkhed has a historical fort which holds great tourist value too. Other tourist destinations include Aurangabad, Mandwa, Jalna.
How to Get There
Aurangabad situated 37 km far has the nearest airport to Jamkhed.
Jalna, situated 19.1 km away is the closest railway station to Jamkhed.
R R Travels, Rai Tourist, Dolphin Travel House, Deccan Tours & Travels are few bus operators that ply tourist buses from Jamkhed to Valsad, Navsari and Surat at frequent levels. Sarola Bus Stop, Saradwadi Phata Bus Stop and Padli Phata Bus Stop are the nearest bus stations. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.
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).
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