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.
Jamkhandi is a town in Bagalkot district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was the capital of the former princely state of Jamkhandi. Jamakhandi is quite diverse in terms of religion,language and culture.
Budget Hotels in Jamkhandi
There are Hotels to stay in Jamkhandi which include:Sri Hotel Dwaraka, Shivani Hotel, Hotel Panchamruta. All are within 2 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand and charges Rs 500 and above.
Kannada and Marathi are major languages spoken in and around Jamkhandi.
Events in Jamkhandi
Pongal, Ugadi and Ganesha Festival are mojor festivals at Jamkhandi. Pongal is celebrated throughout India as the festival of winter harvest, and is usually held from January 13–16 in the Gregorian Calendar. It mostly falls on January 14 as per English calendar.Ugadi festival is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India.
Places to See in Jamkhandi
Most of the tourists come to Jamkhandi to visit The Royal Palace of Patawardhans which is around 10 KMs away from Jamkhandi Bus Stand.Other attractions in Jamkhandi is Shri Danamma Temple which is 20 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Belgaum Airport, which is 136 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand is the nearest Airport from Jamkhandi.
The nearest Railway Station is Kudchi Railway Station which is 55 KMs from Jamkhandi Bus Stand.
All the major cities in Karnataka, like Belgaum, Bangalore are well connected to Jamkhandi. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com.