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.
Paithan is a small village from the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. It is part of Akole Taluka. The cities nearest to Paithan are Junnar (29 km), Sangamner (38 km) and Aurangabad (50 km). Paithan is famous the world over for their local loom-woven zari saris called ‘Paithanis’, which stands for ‘made in Paithan’ in Marathi. The village has a good number of schools and colleges and the local occupation of Paithan is mainly working in the looms. Paithan has gained a reputation the world over for the quality of its handiwork.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Paithan, nearby Aurangabad has a number of good budget hotel options. These include Hotels Arts Executive (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Ira Executive (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Hotel Oberoi (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Paithan is Marathi. English and Hindi are also spoken here.
The important festivals of Paithan are the Hindu festivals of Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, and Sri Rama Navami. Eknath Chathurthi is celebrated with great pomp here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Paithan. Malshej Ghat (21 km) and Junnar (30 km) are both accessible by bus from Paithan. The tourist and historic town of Igatpuri is only 51 km away from Paithan.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Paithan is the Gandhinagar airport (66 km).
Ghoti Railway Station (47 km) connects Paithan to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond. Trains to several places in the state halt here.
There are daily bus services to Aurangabad and other places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is Chintamani Travels. If you wish to get the cheapest bus tickets for your journey, book through Ticketgoose.com.