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 financial town in Andhra Pradesh, Palakol is an important commercial centre in the West Godavari district. The town is a major trading centre for the surrounding regions. Palakol, which is a part of National Highway 214, is located closed to Bhimavaram, Eluru, Tanuku and Narsapur. The town is surrounded by paddy fields and coconut groves. Palakol is also well-known in the surrounding region for its good number of educational institutions.
Budget Hotels in Palakollu
There are many hotels in Palakol. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Sri Gajalakshmi Lodge, Venus Residency, Royal Regency and Sri GajaLakshmi Lodge a/c that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
Events in Palakollu
Annual festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here. The Bhramostavam, in May and Dhanurmasam celebrated in the month of December are grand events in this town.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Palakollu
The Ksheera Rama Lingeswara Swami Temple and the Ashtabhuja Lakshmi Narayana Swami Temple located in the heart of town (50mtrs) are the two main attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry
Palakollu has its own railway station
Palakollu bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators like Srinivasa Travels, Dhanunjaya Tours and Kaveri Kamakshi Travels run regular buses to and from the town. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.