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.
Korutla, a town in Telangana’s Karimnagar district, is known for its temples and mosques in the region that draw a multitude of devotees. Its district headquarters, Karimnagar, is 72 km away and capital, Hyderabad, is 207 km away Korutla. Some interesting tourist attractions around this town are Sirpur, Medak, Warangal, Bidar and Chandrapur.
Places to Stay
Korutla does not have hotels in its town. Nizamabad, about 85 km away from Korutla, offers good decent budget hotels. These hotels are Haritha Indur Inn (Tariff – Rs.649), Hotel Vamshee International (Tariff – Rs.910) and Kapila Hotel (Tariff – Rs.515).
The official language spoken in Korutla is Telugu.
The festivals celebrated in Korutla are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Vinayaka Chaviti in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist destinations around Korutla. These places include Metpally (11 km), Kondrikarla Cheruvu (11 km), Raikal (16 km), Narkuta (22 km) and Dammanpet, which is 27 km away from Korutla.
How to Get There
Nanded Airport is the nearest airport, being 185 km away from Korutla.
The Korutla Railway Station is 3 km away from the main town centre and connects the town of Korutla to major states.
Korutla is well connected by a wide network of buses from nearby states. There are daily trips by private bus operators such as Orange Tours & Travels and Kumar Tours & Travels from Mumbai to Korutla. Make use of a Volvo bus service when you are travelling anywhere in India and travel in comfort.