Pune is said to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The place, which has been in existence since 847 AD, is famous for its magnificent land and forts. This cultural city was actually the capital city of Shivaji. Today this city takes pride in its traditional Marathi culture, education and theatre. Pune city attracts a lot of tourists for its old world charm. The weather is warm and pleasant in this place because it is surrounded by hills and mountains.
Budget Hotels in Pune
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Hotel Pearl Continental, (Tariff – Rs.1512), The North Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,600), Hotel Castle Rock (Tariff – Rs.1911) and Hotel Maple Regency, (Tariff – Rs.950).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Pune
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include the Ganapati (Ganesha) Festival (August/September), Shaniwarwada Dance Festival and Sawai Gandharva Music Festival
Places to See in Pune
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Aga Khan Palace (7kms from bus stand), David Synagogue (12kms from Railway station), Shinde Chatri (5km from Pune) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is located on the north-east of Pune. The airport has domestic and international flights. Two international flights Lufthansa and Air India Express provide Air transport services to Frankfurt and Dubai.
Pune railway station is the main railway station of Pune. It’s railway station is connected to the Mumbai and Chennai railway line. This railway junction is well connected to some of the major cities in the country.
Pune Bus Stand is the one of the busiest bus stations in Pune city. Buses from major cities and states operate from this city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Neeta Pragati Volvo, AR Tours and Travels and Natraj Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.
Daryapur is a town in the Amravati district of Maharashtra. It is quite adjacent to the city of Amravati itself, at a distance of 49 km. The town gets its name from its ruler, Darya Imad Shah, one of the independent kings of Berar. Daryapur is quite famous in the area for its excellence in education because of its old educational institutions.
Places to Stay
Due to a lack of proper lodging facilities in the town, tourists are advised to check out Amravati. Some names of budget hotels, which may come handy, are Hotel Indrapuri (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Roshini (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Vandu International (Tariff – Rs. 1,200) and l Ramgiri Hote (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Buddha Purnima and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Places worth visiting in the town are the Cotton Mill, Asha-Manisha Temple, Kholapuri Gate, Sant Gadge Baba Temple, Shivgir Maharaj Lehgaon and others. Other places worth visiting in the region are Gavilgarh Fort, Shri Ambadevi Temple, Jawahar Gate and the Melghat Tiger Reserve.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Amravati Regional Airport at a distance of 64 km from the village.
The nearest major railway stations is the Amravati Railway Station, which is 50 km away. The closest railway station in the region is the Lehgaon Railway Station at a distance of 10 km.
State transport buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) as well as a couple of private buses pass through the village en route to other cities and towns. Buses from Amravati are available for this region. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.