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
Buldhana is the name of a district in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The district lies adjacent to the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh. It lies on the western most edge of the Vidarbha region of the state. Some of the major urban agglomerations nearby are Akola at a distance of 95 km and Aurangabad at a distance of 161 km.
Places to Stay
If you are looking for a stay in a bigger city nearby, then the city of Akola is a great option. Some of the budget hotels worth a thought are Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Center Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Rising Sun (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Green Vallies Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Holi, Buddha Jayanti and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which you may try out are Gajanan Maharaj Temple in Shegaon, Sangam Lake, Gavdevi Temple, Rajur Ghat and others. Akot (117 km away) has a wide range of tourist attractions which are both thrilling and enchanting in nature such as the Narsing Maharaj Temple, the Narnala Fort, Shri Wari Hanuman Mandir, Khatkali Forest and others .
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Nasik Airport at a distance of 384 km.
The major railway station close to the district is the Jalgaon Railway Junction at a distance of 155 km.
Various buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Two of the major operators in the area are Sheetal Travels and Anushka Travels. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.