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
Jaisinghpur, a small town lying on the banks of River Beas, is a great weekend getaway. This town is located in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. There are a lot of attractions in this vicinity that has made this town a sought-after area in the Himachal Pradesh region. This town lies on the border of Kangra and Hamirpur. The best time to visit this town is in March when Holi is celebrated. Visitors can munch on tantalizing hot Jalebis and watch wrestling matches held in the dargah during this festive season.
Places to Stay
For budget hotels, one has to travel to Palampur, which is 46 km away. A few of the hotels here are Hotel Thamsar (Tariff-Rs.955), Hotel Pops (Tariff-Rs.772) and Hotel Holiday Home (Tariff-Rs.745).
The languages spoken in Jaisinghpur are Hindi and Kangri.
The most celebrated festivals in Jaisinghpur are Lohri in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Baisakhi in April, Jagra in September and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in Jaisinghpur. These attractions are Janki Nath Temple (500 m), Sandhol (10 km), Jangal Beri (18 km), Nichala Balh Land (20 km) and Lower Lamba Graon, 5 km away from this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is based in Bhuntar, which is 188 km away and connects the town to other states.
There is no railway station in Jaisinghpur. The closest railway station is the Majhairan Himachal Railway Station, which is 63 km away from Jaisinghpur.
Jaisinghpur has frequent state-run and private buses that connect its bus station to other cities and states. There are private bus operators such as Shree Khurana Travels and Saini Travels that run comfortable A/C buses to Jaisinghpur from Nagpur. Several travel websites lure their customers by giving them discount on bus ticket booking.