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.
Nasirabad is cantonment town located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is popular for the delicious Kachori (a fried spiced wonton) preparations. The name Nasirabad was given after Sir David Ochterlony, an English officer who was given an honor with name- Nasir-Ud-Daula. This town is also known for its defense population, since a number of officers and soldiers are posted in this place. The namkeen or salty snacks of this place is very famous.
Places to stay
There are a number of budget and luxury hotels here. Hotel Oasis (Tariff-Rs. 583), Hotel Regal (Tariff-Rs. 1200), The Merwara Palace (Tariff-Rs. 3000), and Ananta Resorts (Tariff-Rs. 9250) are some good places to stay.
Official language of this town is Hindi, but people here do understand English.
All the traditional festivals are celebrated with fervor and pomp here. Folk dances, fairs, trade shows, plays, theatre, and music events are held round the year.
Places to Visit
There are many magnificent lakes to see here, and the major attraction is the Nagpathar range. The desert area will give tourists a wonderful experience. Dilwara (3.3 km), Sanod (11 km), Ramsar (15 km), and Pili Kothi (1.6 km) are some attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport to Nasirabad is the Sanganer Airport which is 135 km away from the town.
This town is well connected to railways; it is connected with the Delhi-Mumbai line.
Two bus stations are nearby to this town. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.