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.
Jaitaran is a city situated in the Pali district of Rajasthan. The city was named after its founder by the same name. Jaitaran is a good base to explore tourist places like Ajmer (84 km) and Pushkar (78 km). The capital city of Jaipur is 236 km away from here. The best time to visit this place is between November and January.
Places to Stay
Jaitaram has abundant options to fulfill your accommodation needs. Some of them that are worth trying out are Rawla Bagh Nimaj (Tariff-Rs.1500) and Garh Bansiya (Tariff-Rs.1000).
Marwari is the official language of this area. Hindi is also widely spoken.
Some of the major festivals celebrated here are Teej (August), Dussehra (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
A few popular tourist hubs within the city are Bhaval Temple and Kudki Village (46 km). For more attractions head to Pushkar where you can come across Pushkar lake, Brahma Temple, Pushkar Bazaar, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple and Man Mahal.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport, located at a distance of 77 km.
Bilara Railway Station situated at a distance of 25 km is close to this area.
Several states buses and private buses cater to Jaisamand. Some of the private operators offering direct bus services to this region are Apex Travels, Kalpana Travels, Rathi Travels, Mahalaxmi Travels and Vikas Travels. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.