Nashik is a city in the state of Maharashtra. With a population close to 30 lakh, it is one of the biggest cities in the state. Grapes and onions are produced in large quantities in Nashik. Nashik is known for its art and literature contribution. It was recently awarded the best tourist friendly city of India and most travellers rate it high for its pleasant climate and beautiful surroundings.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels like Hotel Rama Heritage, Shri Ratna Lodging, Hotel Rajmahal and Wasan’s Inn that offer budget accommodation to visitors within Rs 1500.
The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious festivals celebrated once in twelve years. Makar Sankranti, Diwali and Rath Yatra are among the other festivals celebrated in the city.
Marathi and Hindi are local languages spoken in Nashik. English is a commonly spoken language since it is a tourist friendly city.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Nashik are SitaGufaa, Panchavati, Kalaram temple, Someshwar among many others all within 15-20 km.
How to Get There
NashikOzar Airport is 25km from Nashik city and has flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Nagpur.
Nashik Road railway station is 10km away from the city. Panchavati Express and Godavari Express ply daily between Mumbai and Nashik. There are other daily, local trains between Nashik and Pune.
MSRTC, Durgamba and SRS Travels are among the best bus operators that offer quality service and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.
Situated in Hingoli district, Basmath is a town in Maharashtra. It is situated 51 km away from the district headquarters Hingoli. Sugarcane and cotton processing units can be found in Basmath.
Places to Stay
Nanded, located only 28 km away has a number of budget stay options. Some of them are Hotel Anuradha Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Ramakrishna International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel City Pride (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Guru Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500). There is also the RW International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) in Hingoli.
The official language of Basmath is Marathi.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with much fervour here in the month of September.
Places of Interest
Nanded has a few places of religious interest like Sachkhand Gurudwara and Kandhar Dargah. The Kandhar Fort and Vishnupuri Dam are also worth visiting. Unkeshwar Hot Springs and Sahastrakund Waterfalls are also popular for their scenic beauty.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Basmath is the Nanded Airport.
Nanded Railway Station is the closest major railway station to Basmath and is about 27km away.
Basmath bus stand is located in the heart of town but is not as well connected as Nanded bus stand. Private operators like Sharma Travels, Jay Balaji Travels, New Varun Travels and Shree Khurana Travels are all reliable and provide regular services to Nanded Bus Stand. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online.