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
A well structured city, Gandhidham falls under the Kachchh District of Gujarat. Well-connected to Kandla and the National Highways, Gandhidham was formed in the 1950s after of the partition of India, to help resettle the refugees from Sindh. A fast developing city in Gujarat state, Gandhidham is connected by road and rail to the rest of India. Transport Nagar, on the suburbs of the city is the hub for all major transport activity in Gandhidham.
Places to Stay
Places like Hotel Aarti International (Tariff-Rs.1,499) and Hotel Shiv Nautica (Tariff-Rs.2,285) offer affordable accommodation from Rs.1500 onwards.
The main festivals in Gandhidham are Deepavali, Navaratri, Ramnavami and Holi.
Gujarati is the official language here. Hindi is also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The city has a Gandhi Samadhi, where last remains of Mahatma Gandhi are kept. The Bhadreswar temple and Modhera built in the 11th century is well-known, The Shiva temple in Kera and the Purneshwar temple constructed in the 10th century is a major tourist attraction neraby.
How to Get There
Gandhidham also has its own airport called Kandla Airport or Galphadar Airport which is located six kilometers north of Gandhidham
The Gandhidham Railway Station runs regular trains that connect the city to the rest of the country.
Well-connected by road, the Gandhidham Bus Terminus has many buses services that connect the city to places across the state. Private bus operators like Patel Tours & Travels, Royal Express and H K Travels run regular bus services to and from the city. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.