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 village located in the Mudhol taluk of Bagalkot district in Karnataka, Lokapur is located from Mudhol. An agricultural village, Lokapur has two well-known temples located in the heart of the village.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Lokapur. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Gayatri Hotel and Hotel Samrat in Mudhol that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Lokeshwara Temple and the Durgadevi Temple are places to visit in Lokapur
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Belgaum
The nearest railway station is at Bagalkot
Lokapur bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels run regular buses to and from the village. Ticketgoose.com often gives out bus ticket coupons for its customers.