Narayangaon in Maharashtra’s Pune district lies on the Pune-Nasik Highway. Situated on the banks of Meena river, it is a picturesque town surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountain Range. Narayangaon makes an ideal weekend getaway, as it has several forts, temples and dams worth visiting in and around its vicinity. The best time to visit this town is during the monsoon when the landscape is greener and the dams are full.
Places to Stay
Narayangaon has a number of budget hotels that are worth trying out. Some of them include Kapil International Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,100) and Nilayam Garden Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,100).
Marathi is the official language of this town. Hindi and English are also spoken and understood in the area.
Gudi Padwa in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festival here.
Places of Interest
Narayangaon is endowed with nature’s bounty. From dams to forts, this place has it all. Some of the major attractions are Shivneri Fort (16 km), Narayangad Fort (8 km), Dhakoba Fort, Harishchandra Fort, Muktabai Temple, Wadaj Dam (16 km), Manikdoh Dam (25 km) and Chilewadi Dam (25 km).
How to Get There
Pune International Airport, which is 42 km away, is the nearest from the town.
The nearest major railhead connecting this place to other cities is the Pune Railway Station, which is 75 km away from the main town.
There are buses from Pune, Junnar, Kolhapur and Karad. Choudhary Yatra Company Pvt. Ltd and the state-run MSRTC are the major operators on this route. To make use of cheap bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com book your tickets in advance.