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.
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Darwha is in Maharashtra’s Yvatmal district. With a population of 23,360, this town is located in the interiors of the state and has been quite progressive and offers educational facilities with higher degree options resulting in a literacy rate of about 80%.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels with up-to-the-mark standards in Darwha. The best one is Gyanson Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400).
The official language of Darwhais Marathi.
Celebration of Hindu- Muslim festivals such as Diwali and Eid are a must see here. Other than the festival related events, the 7-day ‘Saptah’ is organised once a year from the 14th till the 20th of January.
Places of Interest
Darwha is known for its temples. Some of them include Ambadevi Temple (83 kms from Darwha) and Chintamani Temple (3 kms from the town). Mallikarjun Temple, an ancient Lord Shiva Temple, is located just outside the city and an 80 year old Jain temple is situated in the heart of the city. The Golibar Chowk square is also quite famous. It is where the British is believed to have open fired at an unarmed congregation.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Darwha is the Sonegaon Airport at Nagpur.
The Darwha Railway Station is located on the Yvatmal- Karanja rail line of the Central Railways.
There are daily bus services to Pune, Jalna, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Mehkar, Digras, Pusad, Washim, Karanja Lad, Mumbai and Nagpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Shree Khurana Travels and Vidarbha Express Travels (Noor). It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.