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.
The headquarters of Nanded district in the Marathwada Division of Maharashtra, Nanded is well-known for Renukadevi Shaktipeetha Temple. Situated on the banks of the River Godavari, Nanded is one of the oldest cities and the second largest city in the region after Aurangabad. Divided in two parts, Nanded City and district is located in the southeastern part of Maharashtra, bordering Andhra Pradhesh.
Budget Hotels in Nanded
There are many hotels in Nanded. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel G.N. Executive, Hotel Anuradha Palace and Nirmal Palace that offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
Marathi is the Local Language. Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada Andh are also spoken here.
Events in Nanded
All annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Places to See in Nanded
Shri Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara, Godedss Renuka temple, Lord Parashuram temples and many many Sufi shrines are places to visit within 3kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
Nanded has its own airport
Nanded has its own Railway Station
Nanded City Bus Stop has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Shourya Travels, Global Travels, Raj Travels, Holiday Travels, Noor Travels and Jai Durga Travels that run regular buses to and from the city. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.