Yavatmal is a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, near the border with Telangana. It is popular as the ‘Cotton City’. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Nagpur at a distance of 148 km to the north east. Those interested to take a look at the traditional Marathi way of life in smaller villages can come here.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Yavatmal. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Revati Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Dwarka Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 600), Gyanson Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and Hotel Chintamani Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Arni is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The Kambalposh Baba Shrine and Darga Mandir is situated on the bank of Arunavati river (in Arni, 44 km south-west) is a major attraction for devotees. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Yavatmal are mostly the famous Hindu fairs such as Maroti and Gajanan Maharaj Mela in Ghatanji as well as the Shri Chintamani Mela at Kalamb.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 140 km.
The city has its own railway station in the form of Yavatmal Railway Station.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Yavatmal to different cities in the region. Buses to the area are readily available from Nagpur. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations.
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.