Navi Mumbai is a city in Navi Mumbai Tehsil, located in Raigad District of Maharashtra. It comes under the Konkan region. District headquarters Alibag is 51 km away. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township developed in 1972 in Mumbai. It is surrounded by Panvel Taluka, Mumbai Taluka, Uran Taluka and Thane Taluka. The stunning views make this a major tourist destination.
Places to Stay
There are so many hotels and accommodations nearby Navi Mumbai. Some of them include Apex Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Sarveshwar (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Swastik (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Ashoka (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Marathi is the local language here. However Hindi and English are also known here by locals.
Navaratri is the major festival celebrated for nine nights on late September and early October every year.
Places of Interest
Nearby attractions are D Y Patil Stadium, Kharghar Hills (4 km from Navi Mumbai), Wonder Park, Tikuji-ni- Wadi (28 km), Millennium Business Park, Belapur Fort, Karnala (24 km), Palm Beach Marg, Durshet (30 km), Matheran (31 km), Panvel (12 km), Uran (19 km)
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport located 17 km from Navi Mumbai.
Nerul Railway Station (1 km) and Jui Nagar Rail Way Station (3 km) are the nearest.
Navi Mumbai has well connected road network to other major cities of the country. The NH4 passes through Kalamboli and Navi Mumbai. Some of the best private travels who run buses to Navi Mumbai are Khanna Travels, RK Tours & Travels, Akbar Travels, Sumeet Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.
Pune is said to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The place, which has been in existence since 847 AD, is famous for its magnificent land and forts. This cultural city was actually the capital city of Shivaji. Today this city takes pride in its traditional Marathi culture, education and theatre. Pune city attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm. The weather is warm and pleasant in this place because it is surrounded by hills and mountains.
Budget Hotels in Pune
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Pune
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include the Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival
Places to See in Pune
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Aga Khan Palace (7kms from bus stand), David Synagogue (12kms from Railway station), Shinde Chatri (5km from Pune) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is located on the north-east of Pune. The airport has domestic and international flights. Two international flights Lufthansa and Air India Express provide Air transport services to Frankfurt and Dubai.
Pune railway station is the main railway station of Pune. It’s railway station is connected to the Mumbai and Chennai railway line. This railway junction is well connected to some of the major cities in the country.
Pune Bus Stand is the one of the busiest bus stations in Pune city. Buses from major cities and states operate from this city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Neeta Pragati Volvo, AR Tours and Travels and Natraj Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.