Saswad is a small village in the Pune District of Maharashtra. It comes under the Purandar Taluka which has many other village panchayats under its jurisdiction. The cities nearest to Saswad are Pune (29 km), Pimpri-Chinchwad (34 km), and Wai (51 km). Saswad comes under the Desh or Paschim (Western) Maharashtra region. There are many places of tourist interest in Saswad for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Although Saswad does not have any hotels, nearby Pune offers a number of good budget hotel options. These include Amigo Hospitality Services (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Indrayani Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Chandan Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Saswad is Marathi. No other languages are spoken here.
The important festivals of Saswad are the Hindu festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi, Sri Krishna Janmashthami, Dahi Handi, and Dussehra.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Saswad. Panchgani (60 km), Mahableshwar (69 km) are the nearby hill stations. Vadhu Tulapur (39 km) and Kamshet (75 km) are other nearby places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Saswad is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (164 km).
Alandi (13 km) is the nearest railway station that connects Saswad to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond.
There are daily bus services to Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are Abhay Travels, Ambika Travels, and Anandpath Tours and Travels. Booking bus tickets is very easy these days through various bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com.