A city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra, Satara is located near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary river Venna. Believed to have been established in the 16thcentury, Satarais one of the historical cities in Maharashtra. The name of the city was derived from the seven hills surrounding it. Satara is well known for its sweet,kandipedhe. The city has a unique statue of Shivaji standing near a canon at Powai Naka, which is distinctive since most statues ofShivaji depict him riding on a horse. The well-known Kas plateau located near here is now a World Natural Heritage site.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Satara. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Lake View (Tariff Rs. 1,470), Hotel Pooja Residency (Tariff Rs.600), and The Ambassador (Tariff Rs. 1,412)
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here.
Marathi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
ShriChhatrapatiShivaji Museum (1km), Ajinkyatara Fort (5kms), Char BhintiHutatmaSmarak (1km), NatrajMandir (1km), SangamMahuli (5kms) and Kanher Dam (9kms)are places of interest near this city
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Kolhapur
Satarahas its own railway station
Satara bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Shree Krishna Varun Travels, Gogte Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels and Amrutyog Travelsrun regular buses to and from the city. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.
Jintur is a municipal council and city located in the Parbhani district of Maharashtra. It is in the Marathwada region of Aurangabad division. Muslims make up the majority of population here followed by Hindus. Jintur is a very popular Jain pilgrimage site due to the famous Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Nemgiri Samsthan here.
Places to Stay
Few good budget hotels in Jintur are Hotel Vyankatesh, Hotel Niraj International (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel City Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Jintur is Marathi. The alternate languages include Andh and Hindi.
The major national festivals are celebrated here are Diwali, Navratri, and Janmashthami.
Places of Interest
Jintur has several tourist attractions in the city and also close to the city. The most popular tourist attraction in Jintur is the Jain temple Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Nemgiri Samsthan (3km) in the sub hills of Sahyadri range. The Nemgiri and Chandragiri Hills are also famous for the Chaityalayalas and Jain Cave Temples. Other popular tourist spots close by are Aundha Naganatha Temple (43 km) and the Yeladari dam (12 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jintur is in Nanded (100 km).
Jintur does not have its own railway station. The closest railway stations to Jintur are Dhengli Pp Goan Railway Station and Selu Railway Station (36 km).
Jintur Bus Stand is the main bus stand of Jintur and has daily buses plying to and from Parbhani, Aurangabad, Pune, and Ahmednagar. There are various travel agents that provide buses for travel to Jintur including Raj Travels. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.