A town in southern Maharashtra, Miraj is believed to have been founded in the early 10th century. An important junction, Miraj was ruled by the Pathwardhan family until the Independence. A secular town, Miraj is well-known for the Hindustani classical music performance held here. In the 19th century, Miraj gained prominence for it Vaidyas, practitioners of traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Within India, Miraj has the highest number of hospitals and the town has two medical colleges.
Places to Stay
Hotel New Purva, Sukh Niwas Hotel, Hotel Season 4 and Hotel Kiran near the bus stand offer affordable accommodation from Rs.500 onwards.
The annual music festival at the Khvaja Samsuddin Mira Saheb dargah and ‘Juloos’ a music festival held at Khaja Meersaheb dargah built in the 1300s is a grand event.
Marathi is the local language; however Kannada is also widely understood.
Places to Visit
Shahi Idgah, The Rosary Church, Shree Sant Venaswami Math and Swetambar Jain Mandir are great places to visit within 1-5kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kolhapur (22.2kms).
Miraj Junction railways station is an important railhead.
Miraj Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Shree Khurana Travels, Dolphin Travels, Chintamani Travels and SBRS Travels run regular buses to and from the city. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.
Popularly called as the Mini Mahabaleshwar, Dapoli is a small town located at a distance of 215 km from Mumbai in Maharashtra. It is only 8 km away from the Arabian Sea and is popular for its sea-forts and beach temples. The villages that surround it include Gimhavane, Jalgaon, Karde, Asud, Kherdi, Vanand, Unhavare and Jalgaon. Dapoli has now developed into a tourist destination because it offers tourists with plenty of attractions, things to do, beautiful landscapes and has a pleasant climate all through the year.
Places to Stay
Dapoli offers many budget hotels to its travellers. Some of them are Nisargvaas (Tariff – Rs. 800), Swapna Sagar Niwas (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Ratna Sagar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Dapoli is Marathi but Hindi is also spoken here.
Places of Interest
Dapoli has several interesting spots to offer its visitors. Some of the popular attractions include Vyaghreshwar and the ancient Keshavraj temples, the Suvarnadurg Fort, the Panhalekji caves, the scenic beaches such as Anjarle, Karde and Ladghar beaches.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Dapoli is Ratnagiri which is only 100 km away from the town.
The closest Railway Station is Khed which is only 40 km from Dapoli.
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