Panvel is the most populated city in Raigad district in Maharashtra. It is known as the gateway of Konkan region. The city is the headquarters of the Panvel sub-division of Raigad district. Panvel is an important junction point as many major highways meet and pass through the city. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Sion-Panvel Expressway, NH 4B and NH 17 start from here while NH 4 passes through Panvel.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Panvel are Ketki Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000), Hotel Vrindavan (Tariff - Rs. 800), and Sai Farms Tariff - Rs. 1200).
The official language of Panvel is Marathi.
Ceremony of Dahi Handi on Krishna Janmashtami and Ganeshotsav are the poplar festivals celebrated in Panvel.
Places to visit
Tourist places around Panvel are Karnala fort (10 kms), Karnala bird sanctuary (13 kms), Shirdhon (8 .4 kms) Matheran (50 kms) and Ballaleshwar Pali (2 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Panvel is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (30 kms)
Panvel railway station is one of the most important junctions on the Konkan Railway.
There are two main bus stands in Panvel - ST stand on the national highway & NMMT stand near railway station. The ST buses are available from Panvel to Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Badlapur, Dadar, Uran as well as beyond city. NMMT buses are available from Panvel to Thane and Vashi. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Panvel include Inter City Travels, Neeta Travels, Naik Travels, Raja Travels, National Tourist and Paulo Travels. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling
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.