A census town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, Kankavli is situated on the banks of two Rivers, the Gad River and the Janavli River. Surrounded by villages, the town is an important railway station on the Konkan Railway route. Kankavli is about 460kms away from Mumbai along the NH 17 and 137kms away from Ratnagiri. Famous for Sindhudurg Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's College of Engineering, the town is rich in culture, education and politics.
Places to Stay
The well-known place to stay in the township is the Waterfall Jungle Resort that offers budget accommodation options. Travellers can also stay at the nearby district of Sindhudurg at Hotel Sahyadri (Tariff- Rs.1001-Rs.2000) or Hotel Galaxy (Tariff- Rs.1001-Rs.2000).
Other than Ganpati Fetival, Gudi Padwa and Diwali is celebrated here. The Mahashivratri Jatra at the neighbouring Kumbhavade village is a popular annual event.
Malvani, a dialect of Konkani is spoken here prominently. The other languages spoken here includes Marathi and Hindi.
Places to Visit
Places of interest in the town include the Bhalchandra Maharaj Ashram (1km), a mosque in the neighbouring Kalamath rural community (1km), Sindhudurg Fort (35kms) and the Savdav Waterfalls (15kms). Since the town is about 18kms away from Kumbhavade village, where the very popular Shree Mahalingeshwar Mandir is located. A Swayambhu Devasthan, the Mahashivratri Jatra is held every year at this temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kankavli is the Kolhapur Airport(80kms) and Goa’s Dabolim Airport (100kms)
All trains that passes through the Konkan route passes via the Kankavli Railway Station.
Kankavali ST depot and ST stand is well-structured and large compared to other stands in Sindhudurg district. The prominent bus operators that run busses to and from Kankavali include Atmaram Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels, Naik Tours & Travels and Shree Sai Travels. Before going on a holiday, check out for deals and offers on several bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
Pune which was earlier referred to as Poona is the second most famous city in Maharashtra. The city is famous for its ancient forts since this was home to the legendary Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The place is called the "Oxford of East" for its good old universities and its numerous colleges. Pune is known to have a pleasant climate and is also considered to be the greenest urban areas of Maharashtra.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Celebrations Inn, (Tariff – Rs.1576), Ginger-Pimpri (Tariff – Rs.1,429), Hotel Basera (Tariff – Rs.942) and Hotel Kamlesh, (Tariff – Rs.936).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include Pune Festival, Pune International Film Festival, and Chaturshringi Jatra
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum (7kms from Railway station ), Shaniwar Wada ( 3kms from bus stand), Mulshi Lake and Dam Pune (7km from bus stand) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is positioned within 10 kms north-east of Pune. The airport provides travelers with Domestic and international flights on a daily basis.
All the trains from Pune railway station are being maintained by Indian Railway. This station handles freight transport.
Pune Bus Stand is said to be an important bus station of the city. Pune station bus stand connects Mumbai and Pune and several government and private buses pass through the city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Snapstar Tours and Travels, Saiyog Tours & Travels and Ayaan Tours and Travels. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.