Uttambar is a small beach destination-cum-village in the westernmost Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Pune at a distance of 192 km to the west. Mumbai is not too far either and lies at a distance of 222 km north (4 hours and 41 minutes’ drive). Those willing to explore virgin beaches should definitely come here.
Places to Stay
Pune has a lot of budget-friendly hotels in the region. Some of the options which are worth trying are Cafe Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 1,050), Amigo Hospitality - Koregaon Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,100), Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the region is Marathi. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
There are great virgin beaches in the area to be explored with clear blue waters. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Pune city are Parvati Hill, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug (a popular garden), Osho Ashram, Aga Khan Place and others.
How to Get There
Pune Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 202 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Railway Station at a distance of 194 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the area are available from Pune as well as Mumbai. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.