A city in the Malwa region and headquarters of Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, Mandsaur or Mandsour is situated on the Ajmer-Lebad (Indore) NH-79 as well as Mhow-Neemuch SH-31 4 Lane road. The city and the neighbouring region have a great number of monuments and ancient temples. Mandsaur is famous for the Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple situated on the banks of the Shivana River.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Mandsaur. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Dev Residency, Hotel Baser Palace, Hotel Prabal Palace and Hotel Maruti that offers rooms from Rs.1000 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Hindi is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Mandsaur Fort and Shri Pashupatinath Temple located in the heart of the city are places to visit in Mandsaur
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Udaipur
Mandsaur has its own Railway Station
The Mandsaur Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Mangalam Travels, Sona Travels, Gagan Travels and Ashok Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. Ticketgoose.com is one of the most popular bus booking sites from where you any book your tickets to anywhere in India.
Sillod is a major city in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The Aurangabad District Court has its seat here. Sillod, whose economy is held strong by farming, is one of the leading producers of maize, corn, cotton, and ginger. Palshi, Bharadi, and Borgaon Bazaar are the major villages near Sillod. The city is also well known for huge markets where cheap computer hardware products are sold.
Places to Stay
Hotel Yuvaraj (Tariff – Rs. 500) is located on Jalagaon Road, Sillod. Other options available near Ajanta Caves are: MTDC Ajanta Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1800), Hotel Panchavati (Tariff – Rs. 800), Keys Hotel, and The Aures (Tariff – Rs. 1,600).
The official language of Sillod is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken and understood.
Ganesh Chaturti (August/Septemeber) is the most important festival here. Diwali and Dushera (October/November) are also celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Sillod is situated very close to the famous Ajanta Caves (40 km) - a certified Wworld Heritage Site by UNESCO, well-known for its frescos and sculptures. Borgaon Bazaar, a village in Sillod, is the cremation site of Swami Narayan Saraswati Maharaja. A statue of Shivaji Maharaj (opposite the Masjid in Pannalal Nagar) is the tallest ever built and worth seeing.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sillod is the Aurangabad Airport (65 km).
The Aurangabad railway station (60 km) is well connected to all major cities in India.
Plenty of options in bus operators-both private and state run, are available between Sillod and major cities in Maharashtra. Raj Travels and Hans Travels are two agencies that provide good bus services to Sillod from Indore. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.