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.
A city and a municipal council in Jalna district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Jalna is one of the renowned educational centers in the state. Legends state that Lord Rama’s wife Sita resided here. Jalna got its name from the occupation (Julaha or weaver) of its wealthy Muslim benefactor. The city is situated on the banks of river Kundalika. The Dargah of Jan Alla Shah is also near the river.
Places to Stay
Places like Hotel Chandralok and Hotel Galaxy are within 1km of the bus stand and offer accommodation starting from Rs.500 onwards.
The annual Ganesh festival, Holi and Navrathri is celebrated with great enthusiasm in this city.
Marathi is the Local Language here.
Places of Interest
The Shri Datta Ashram, Jamb Samarth, Jalna Fort and the Jumma Masjid are all located 1-2kms from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Aurangabad Airport (51kms)
Jalna has its own Railway Station.
Jalna Bus Stand has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Royal Travels, Sanjay Travels, Shree Khurana Travels, Chintamani Travels and Dolphin Travels run regular buses to and from the city. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.