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.
Muktainagar is a small town in Jalgoan district of Maharashtra was known, earlier as ‘Edlabad.’ It is a town situated on National Highway 6 which is now known as Asian Highway 46. Muktainagar is a Marathi town which gained its popularity because of its link with Muktai, who was the younger sister of the St. Dnayeshwar. Saint Dnayshwar is said to have acquired samadhi on the banks of the river Tapti. Several political leaders are from Muktainagar.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Muktainagar. Some of them are Hotel Kewal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Maan Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Morko (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Anjali Guest House (Tariff– Rs. 500).
The official language of Muktainagar is Marathi. The other languages that are spoken here include Ahirani and Hindi.
The important festivals of Muktainagar are Shivaratri, Gokulasthami and Ramnavmi which is celebrated in the month of October. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the month of September.
Places of Interest
There are several places that tourists can visit in Muktainagar. Some of these include the Saint Muktabai Temple (15 km from Muktainagar, 60 km from the city of Jalgoan), the Shri Tuljabhavani Temple (30 km from Muktainagar, 40 km from Solapur), the Shri Saint Shravan Bal Samadhi Temple (7 km from Muktainagar) and the Yogi Changdev Temple (10 km from Muktainagar).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Muktainagar is the Aurangabad Airport. It is located about 150 km away from the town.
Muktainagar is well-connected with Jalgoan and Aurangabad by rail. The nearest railway station to Muktainagar is in Achegoan (15 km away from Muktainagar)
There are several bus services operators who provide buses from Muktainagar to Jalgoan, Aurangabad and Achegoan. Popular operators on this route are Shir Sai Ram Travels and Corona Semi-Sleepers. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.