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.
Krishnagiri is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bangalore, the neighbouring state of Karnataka at a distance of 90 km north-west. Those travelling between Cuddalore and Bangalore can stop by at this place and explore a couple of interesting historical sites apart from grabbing a bite.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Velan International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Tamilnadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), DSR Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Amaravathy Inn (Tariff – Rs. 400) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. Due to the area’s close proximity with Karnataka, Kannada is also understood and spoken.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places worth trying out in Krishnagiri are the Sayed Basha Hills, the Rama Temple (in Ramapuram), Krishnagiri Reservoir Project and others. Trekking and boating facilities are also provided to tourists on the outskirts portion. One can also visit Bangalore and explore Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park and Vidhana Soudha.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 112 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major nearby railway station at a distance of 80 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. SRS Travels is one of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Buses to Krishnagiri are available from Bangalore as well as Salem. Book your tickets online by comparing the bus ticket prices from several bus booking portals.