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 city and a municipal council in Buldana district of Maharashtra, Shegaon is located between Nagpur and Mumbai. The city is also a popular place of pilgrimage as Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj is believed to have lived here. A big market for cotton, the city also has a great number of places of worship nearby. The ‘Anand Sagar’ developed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir Trust on about 350 acres of land in Shegaon brings in devotees who are looking for a spiritual sojourn.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Shegaon. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Rasika Inn and Hotel Royal Palace that offers rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Marathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Shri Gajanan Maharaj and Anand Sagar (3kms) and Dharma Baskar Sant Pachalegaonkar Maharaj Math in Khamgaon (15kms) are places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Nanded Airport
Shegaon has its own railway station
The Shegaon Bus Station runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Baba Travels, Dolphin Travels, Sangeetam Travels and Sheetal Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.