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
Jalore is a small municipality in Rajasthan and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalore district. It was earlier known as Jabalipura-named after a saint Maharishi Jabali. It is famously known for the Jalore fort, which served as a safe keep for the treasures of its erstwhile rulers. It is also called the granite city of Rajasthan.
Places to Stay
The good budget hotels in Jalore are: Hotel Geetco, which is a three star hotel, Hotel Taanu (Tariff - Rs 1000), and Hotel Ravla Bhenswara (Tariff – Rs1500).
The official language of Jalore is Hindi.
The important festivals of Jalore are Holi in March, Vijay Dashmi Mela, which is a nine day festival in October, Jagrat Hanuman Jayanti, and Janmashtami in August.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Jalore including Jalore fort, Malik Shah’s mosque, Modra Mata Mandir, Jain temples of Adinath, Mahavira, Parsvanath, and Santinath-built in the 8th century. Mount Abu is also close by. Topekhana- once a cannon foundry, is a major attraction. A Heritage Haveli, about 18 km from Jalore is also an interesting place to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jalore is in Jodhpur, with frequent flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Udaipur.
The Jalore Railway Station is situated on the Raniwara- Samdari train route. The nearest major Railway station is the Jodhpur Railway Station.
Interstate Bus Services are quite reliable and connect Jalore to Jaipur, Udaipur, Baroda, Jaisalmer, Sirohi and others in Rajasthan. Popular private bus operators are SRS travels, Jain travels, and Mahadev Travels. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.