A city in the state of Maharashtra, Sangli is situated on the banks of the River Krishna and is the largest market place for turmeric in Asia. The city is known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama and the ‘Sugar Belt of India’. One of the largest grape growing regions in Maharashtra, Sangli also houses the country’s only turmeric exchange. To develop the wine industry, the government of Maharashtra has set up a specialized state-of-the-art wine park at Palus, 30 km from Sangli city.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Sangli. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel New Pride, Hotel Ruchira Deluxe and Hotel Icon Innthat offers rooms starting from Rs.700 onwards.
Ganesha Festival is the greatest Festival in Sangli and the nearby region. This festival is popularly known as Ganesh Utsav in this city.
Marathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The famous Ganapati Temple that houses a golden idol of Lord Ganesha (1km) , the Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (70kms), Krishna Valley Wine Park(30kms).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Pune (220kms)
Sangli has its own railway station.
Chintamani Nagar Bus Stop, Shinde Mala City Bus Stop, Abhaynagar Bus Stop, Jhulelal Chowk Bus Stop and Kolhapur Road Bus Station run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like VRL Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.
Navi Mumbai is a city in Navi Mumbai Tehsil, located in Raigad District of Maharashtra. It comes under the Konkan region. District headquarters Alibag is 51 km away. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township developed in 1972 in Mumbai. It is surrounded by Panvel Taluka, Mumbai Taluka, Uran Taluka and Thane Taluka. The stunning views make this a major tourist destination.
Places to Stay
There are so many hotels and accommodations nearby Navi Mumbai. Some of them include Apex Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Sarveshwar (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Swastik (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Ashoka (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Marathi is the local language here. However Hindi and English are also known here by locals.
Navaratri is the major festival celebrated for nine nights on late September and early October every year.
Places of Interest
Nearby attractions are D Y Patil Stadium, Kharghar Hills (4 km from Navi Mumbai), Wonder Park, Tikuji-ni- Wadi (28 km), Millennium Business Park, Belapur Fort, Karnala (24 km), Palm Beach Marg, Durshet (30 km), Matheran (31 km), Panvel (12 km), Uran (19 km)
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport located 17 km from Navi Mumbai.
Nerul Railway Station (1 km) and Jui Nagar Rail Way Station (3 km) are the nearest.
Navi Mumbai has well connected road network to other major cities of the country. The NH4 passes through Kalamboli and Navi Mumbai. Some of the best private travels who run buses to Navi Mumbai are Khanna Travels, RK Tours & Travels, Akbar Travels, Sumeet Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.