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About Washim

Washim

A city and a municipal council in the Washim district of Maharashtra, Washim is about 200 km from Aurangabad. The name Washim is derived from Basim, which means ‘the one that smiles’ in Arabic. Washim is famous as a pilgrimage hub and has many ancient temples like Balaji Mandir, Padma Teertha and Pohara Devi temple. It is said that Rishi Vatsa performed a yagna (holy ritual) in Washim for forgiveness from the gods and he was blessed, hence Washim is also mentioned in scriptures as Vatsagulma.

Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Washim. Some of them are Hotel Samrat Ashok (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Pavan (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Hotel Maniprabha (Tariff – Rs. 600). 

Language
The official language of Washim is Marathi. The other language spoken is Hindi.

Events
Ganpati festival is celebrated in a big way at most temples in Washim.

Places of Interest
Washim is said to have 108 sacred places associated with different gods. Some of them are Balaji Mandir, Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj, Padma Teertha, Deo Talav, Rama Temple, Daridrya Harana Tirtha, Madhyameshvar Temple, Gudeshvara Temple and Narayana Maharaja Temple. 

How to Get There

Air:

The nearest airport to Washim is at Nanded, located about 106 km from the town. The second nearest option is Aurangabad airport which is 200 km away. 

Rail: 

Washim’s railway station is well connected to cities like Jaipur, Mumbai. Trains such as Kacheguda, Nanded Express and Hyderabad Deccan pass through Washim.

Bus: 

There are daily bus services to Pune, Nashik, Mumbai, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Aurangabad. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Vidarbha Express Travels, Chintamani Travels and Shree Khurana Travels. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.

About Songadh

Songadh

Gujarat, the forefront of progress and development, known for its rich history and culture also boasts of many small towns like Songadh. The town is divided into two parts, Junagam or the old town and Navagam-new town. Surrounded by hills and greenery, this places makes for a visual delight for any tourist.

Places to Stay
Songadh is a small town and one many not find hotels there but there are lodges and dharamshalas that one can look up.

Language
Gujarati is the official language of the region; however Hindi and English are also spoken and understood by some.

Events
Diwali and Dushhera are popular festivals and so is Makar Sankranti-the kite flying festival. There is a local festival called Gurjarvani, where around 7,000 tribesmen and women gather annually. Local festivals unique to the region bring out the finer nuances of the people in a cultural sense and that is what sets it apart from the rest of the country.

Places of Interest
Apart from the pristine beauty of the surrounding area, there are many places one can visit in Songadh like the Shri Sai Baba Temple, the Vrajeshwar Mahadev Temple, and the Songadh Fort. The Ukai Dam is around 11 km away.

How to Get There

Air:
The nearest airport to Songadh is in Surat around 95 km away.

Rail:
Songadh has its own railway station. One can always check IRCTC for the same.

Bus:
There are several local and private company that run regular buses here. Operators such as Shubham Travels (Tariff-Rs.300 onwards) and Hari Hara Travels offer good and reliable bus services. The town is well connected to the major parts of India. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.




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