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.
Nayabazar is the name of an area in Cuttack city in the Eastern Indian state of Odisha. This area comes properly within Cuttack city’s limits. The area lies in between Mahanadi and Biluakhai rivers. The picturesque Bay of Bengal coast is also nearby at a distance of 74 km south-east. Those with an enthusiasm for water-bodies, Oriya cuisine and temples can check this place out.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in Cuttack city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Bombay Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Sagarshree Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Seetal (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Panthanivas (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Oriya. Hindi and Bengali are also widely spoken and understood as the area is quite close to West Bengal.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Puja in August-September, Durga Puja in September-October and Diwali/Kali Puja in October-November.
Places of Interest
The area has a lot of forest ranges close-by. The Kapilash, Hindol-Badamba forest ranges; and the Chandaka Forst and Elephant Reserve are within a 100 km radius. The Bay of Bengal coast is located 74 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at a distance of 31 km.
Cuttack Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 3 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are also available from Bhubaneswar. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.