The headquarters of Nanded district in the Marathwada Division of Maharashtra, Nanded is well-known for Renukadevi Shaktipeetha Temple. Situated on the banks of the River Godavari, Nanded is one of the oldest cities and the second largest city in the region after Aurangabad. Divided in two parts, Nanded City and district is located in the southeastern part of Maharashtra, bordering Andhra Pradhesh.
Budget Hotels in Nanded
There are many hotels in Nanded. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel G.N. Executive, Hotel Anuradha Palace and Nirmal Palace that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
Marathi is the Local Language. Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada Andh are also spoken here.
Events in Nanded
All annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Places to See in Nanded
Shri Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara, Godedss Renuka temple, Lord Parashuram temples and many many Sufi shrines are places to visit within 3kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
Nanded has its own airport
Nanded has its own Railway Station
Nanded City Bus Stop has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Shourya Travels, Global Travels, Raj Travels, Holiday Travels, Noor Travels and Jai Durga Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.
Chakur is a beautiful village in the Latur district of Maharashtra. Chakur is very famous for its temples. It has one of the oldest and most popular temples of India- Shri Sathya Sai Baba Temple. Devotees from all over Maharashtra come here to visit and pay their respects to him. One can also enjoy boating and picnic in the water parks here.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Chakur. Some of them are Mayur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Amora Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Parth (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Chakuris Marathi and Ahirani. Other languages spoken here are English and Hindi in some parts of the area.
The most important festival in Chakur is the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in the month of August-September every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Chakur. Some of them are Udgir (32 km), and Latur (35 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to reach Chakur is Latur Airport (49 km).
The two railway stations here are Chakur Railway Station or Latur Road Railway Station, both at a distance of 3 km from Chakur.
Chakur is well connected to all nearby cities. The nearest bus stand is Chakur Bus Stand from where one can get buses to Ahmadnagar or Latur easily. One can also book tickets in advance to reach Chakur with the help of private agents like Hindustanth Travels or Joy Travels etc. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.