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
Galiakot is a small town in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The town comes within the Dungarpur district. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udaipur, located at a distance of 150 km north-west of the town. The town is considered to be a Muslim pilgrimage, with Bohras being the single largest visitors. Galiakot is famous for the mausoleum of Babjee Moula Fakhruddin, a pious saintly man, who was killed by a local Bhil tribesman. These days, the dargah has turned into a sign of communal harmony.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up for the night is Udaipur, which has a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Wonder View Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), North Star Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mewar Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Udai Palace (Tariff – Rs. 950) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November, the two Eid(s) and Urs (yearly death anniversary at the dargah).
Places of Interest
Other than the dargah, the town may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to Udaipur will throw up a lot of options. A couple of must-see places in the city include the Lake Palace, City Place, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 185 km.
Udaipur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 164 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses from Udaipur are readily available for this town. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.