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  DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is wedged between the highly industrialised cities of Mumbai, Surat and Vapi. From 1779 to 1954, the land was administered by the Portuguese colonialists and later, after its liberation, by a local administration until 1961 when it merged with the Indian Union. Silvassa is the capital.
  SILVASSA
'Silva' in Portuguese means 'woods' and this can be seen when you visit Silvassa, the tiny, sleepy capital township, with tall trees lining the roads, lush green forests.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 491 sq. Km.
Altitude : 100 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 37 Deg.C. Min: 23 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 33 Deg.C. Min: 10 Deg.C.
Season : October to May.
Rainfall : Mid-June to Sept.
STD Code : 0260.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : There is an airport at Daman (44 Km.). However it is not
operational at present & Mumbai (168 Km.) is the convenient airport.


Rail : Nearest railhead is Vapi(15 Km.) on the Western Railway,
connected with important cities/towns in Western and Northern
India.
Road : Silvassa is 11 Km. from Bhilad on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Highway. Good motorable roads connect Silvassa with Ahmedabad
380 Km. Daman 44 Km, Mumbai 168 Km, Surat 129 Km,.and
Vadodara 269 km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt. of India.)


• Hotel Ras Resorts*** ,Naroli Rd,
• Hotel Natraj**, Naroli Road,
• an Tourist Hotel,Tokarkhada,
• Kamats Holiday Resort Naroli Road,
• Khanvel Resort Chaudha Khanvel,
• Hotel Woodlands Near Bus Station,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.150/- to Rs.250/- for a Single and Rs.200/- to Rs.400/- for a Double Room.
• Hotel Amruta, Naroli Road,
• Chetan Guest House, near Post Office;
• Hotel Dartz, Kilvani Road,
• Hotel Ritz, near Bus Station,
• Vanraj Tourist Hotel, Naroli Road,
• Hotel Woodland Inn,
Other Accommodation
Vanvihar Tourist Complex, Chaudha, Khanvel,
Tapovan Tourist Complex, Bindrabin
Forest Rest House, Khanvel,
P.W.D. Guest House,

Accommodation
at Vapi(15 Km.)
STD Code:0260
• Hotel Green View , National Highway No. 8,
• Pritam's Vapi Hotel National Highway No. 8.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Bal Udyan : A park for children replete with swings, see-saws and merry-go-rounds.It also houses a mini-zoo with crocodiles, pythons and an aquarium of tropical fish.
Tribal Museum : The Tribal Museum at Silvassa is an attempt to preserve and portray the rich heritage of tribal culture and civilization in it's pristine form.
Vandhara Udyan : A magnificent garden with bright bouganvillea and lawns shaped into hexagons by sunny coloured lantanas or divided by dark green hedges of casuarina.

EXCURSIONS

Madhuban(10 Kms.) : The Madhuban Dam Project is built across the river, Damanganga.
Vanganga Garden(10 Kms.) : An artificial lake has been created at Vanganga in Dadra, with a Japanese garden in the centre. Paddle boats are available in the lake and different species of fish have been introduced to popularise angling.
Tadkeshwara Temple, Brindaban(18 Kms.) : An old Shiva temple situated in a tranquil atmosphere amidst tall trees, on the banks of the river Sakartod.
Vanvihar Tourist Complex, Khanvel(20 Kms.) : A beautiful verdant land surrounded by lush green hills with a Tribal Cultural Museum, a Cactii garden and a Deer Park.
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    DAMAN & DIU
Daman, which was ruled by the Portuguese, still carries haunting memories of a tumultuous era, which witnessed the colonial rule. It was liberated in 1961. The river Daman Ganga divides the town into two parts Moti Daman and Nani Daman.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 72 Sq.Km. Altitude : 12 mts.
Temperature : Summer Max. 36 Deg. C. Min. 20 Deg. C.
Winter Max. 30 Deg. C. Min. 20 Deg. C.
Rainfall : 190 Cm.
Season : October to May
STD Code : 0260

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest airport is Mumbai (193 Km.) connected with all major cities.
Rail : Nearest railhead is Vapi (12 kms.) on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line.
Road : Vapi which lies on Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH No. 8, connects Daman by
road with Ahmedabad 367 Km, Diu 675 Km, Mumbai 193 Km, Panaji
787 Km, Surat 150 Km., Vadodara 300 Km., Valsad 55 Km., etc.

Bus Service: State transport bus services are available from Bhilad, Valsad and Vapi.

ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Brighton,Devka Beach, Cidade De Daman, Devka, Dariya Darshan, Devka,Hotel Gurukripa,Hotel Miramar & Mirasol,Hotel Princess Park, Devka, Sandy Resorts, Devka Beach,Silver Sands Beach Resort, Devka ,Suruchi Beach Resort, Nani Daman,

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.150/- to Rs.350/- for a Single and Rs.350/- to Rs.800/- for a Double Room.
• Hotel Adarsh,
• Hotel Ambasador,
• Hotel Anmol,
• Hotel Ashirwad,
• Hotel Ashoka Palace,
• Hotel China Town,
• Hotel Deepak Jyot,
• Hotel Diamond,
• Hotel Dukes,
• Hotel Gokul, Nani Daman,
• Hotel Holiday,
• Hotel Holiday Island,
• Jampore Beach Resort,
• Hotel Jazira,
• Hotel Marina,
• Hotel Mangal,
• Hotel Manish,
• Hotel Natraj,
• Hotel New Ratnakar,
• Hotel Pallavi,
• Hotel Paradise,
• Hotel Ratnakar,
• Hotel Regent Palace,
• Hotel Sagarsun,
• Hotel Sanman,
• Hotel Shilton,
• Hotel Sovereign,
• Hotel Sukh Sagar,
• Summer House,
• Hotel Sun-N-Sea,
• Utsav Hotel,

ACCOMMODATION IN VALSAD (55 Km.)
• *Hotel Adina Palace**, Station Road,


ACCOMMODATION IN VAPI (12 Km.):

• Hotel Green View, N.H.No.8,
• Pritam’s Vapi Hotel, N.H.No.8, GIDC,


PLACES OF INTEREST
Moti Daman Fort : The Fort reminds one of it’s colonial past. Inside the fort are the Pargola gardens with a rock monument in the centre.
The entire fort area is very clean and tidy with well planned roads and lanes, side cafes, mini gardens and flowering trees.
Light House : Situated within the Fort, it commands a magnificent view of the Nani Daman Fort and river Daman Ganga.
Gandhi Park : A Municipal park that has been developed for children.
Bom Jesus Church and Our Lady of Rosary Chapel : These impressive churches built by the Portuguese are famous for their magnificent rosewood carvings.
Hilsa Aquarium : It has a good collection of exotic and colouful fish.
Devka Beach : A sandy and shady beach.
Jampore Beach : The picturesque shores of the Jampore beach in Moti Daman are situated at the southernmost point of the district and are an ideal spot for a picnic.
Satya Narayan Mandir : It attracts thousands of people from far and near.
Somnath Temple: It has intricate glass work & is worth visiting.
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  DIU
Diu, a beautiful tiny island, lies on the west coast of India, with a coastal length of 21 kms. The word `Diu' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dweep'. Diu was one of the best Sea Ports and a Naval base between the 14th and 16th Century.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area: 38.5 Sq.Km.
Altitude: 29 Metres
Temperature: Summer Min. 20 Degrees C. Max. 38 Degrees C.
Winter Min. 20 Degrees C. Max. 25 Degrees C.
Rainfall : 70 Cm
Season : October to May
STD Code : 02875
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air: Diu is connected by Jet Airways with Mumbai.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Delwada (9 km) connected via Veraval by metre gauge
line. However Veraval (85 km) is the convenient railhead connected to
Mumbai via Ahmedabad.
Road : Diu is well connected by road via Una 30 km to Ahmedabad 495 km, Ahmedpur-Mandvi 130 km,Bhavnagar 225 km,Chorwad 97 km,
Daman 763km, Junagadh 185 km, Mumbai 980 km, Palitana 195 km,Rajkot 261km,Sasangir 128 km,Tulsi Shyam 45 km,and Veraval 77 km.
Local Transport : Private buses and Auto rickshaws ply within the town.
ACCOMMODATION
• *Hotel Kohinoor*** ,Fudam,
• Hotel Ankur Jelhibai Marg Territory,
• Apna Hotel Seashore Fort Road,
• Hotel Pensao Beira Mar Near Bander Chowk,
• Hotel Sea View, Nr. Ghoghla Check Post,
• Sulzon Beach Resorts Opp. Ghoghla Check Post
Other Hotels
• Tourist Hut at Jullundar Beach, Camping site at Kevdi,
• Prince Guest House ,
• Hotel Alishan,
• Hotel Ashiyana
• Hotel Central ,
• Fun Club Hotel,
• Hotel Galaxy
• Hotel Gangasagar, Nagao,
• Harekrishna Guest House,
• Dana Bazar,
• Hotel Kinara ,
• Maheshwari Hotel ,
• Hotel Mozambique
• Nilesh Guest House, Dr. Kelkar Road,
• Prince Guest House ,
• Hotel Samrat,
• Hotel Sanman,

PLACES OF INTEREST
Ahmedpur Mandvi : One of the most beautiful beaches of India, the Ahmadpur Mandvi beach, commands a magnificent view of the Fort.
A lovely children's garden shadowed by branching palms on the other side of the road is another attraction.
Chakrathirth Beach: 4 Km. ride on bicylce or auto rickshaws, away from Diu city, one can visit Chakratirth Temple.
There are newly constructed tourist cottages which provides all modern aminities at a very nominal rates.
Diu Fort : It is an impressive and imposing structure situated on the coast of the island. It was built by the Portuguese Governor Nuno-Da-Cunha in 1535.
As it is surrounded by the sea on three sides it commands a magnificent view of the sea. The fourth side has a canal around it.
Fudam Church:The ruins of the Fudam Church still reminds one of its old glory. Fortum dumar "Panikotha" as is called by the locals is a mini Fort in the sea..
Panikotha is a ship-like concrete structure constructed on a rock surrounded by sea on all sides. It commands a magnificent view of the fort, the city of Diu Jetty,
the new bridge Ghoghala and Ahmadpur Mandvi. At high tide, boat ride to Panikotha is a thrilling adventure in itself.
Gangeshwar : About 5 Km. from Diu city, 5 Shiva lingas known as Gangeshwar can be seen in the midst of rocks on the sea shore.
At the entrance there is 25 metre long carved figure of Nagaraja on the rock. It is a beautiful sight to watch the tidal waves on the lingas.
Jalandhar Beach : This beach is one synonym for beauty piece and serenity. A natural aquarium in front of the circuit house is another fabulous attraction.
There are lovely tourist cottages available here.
Nagoa Beach : The golden beach, as it is called, undulates on to the horizon while the Arabian sea laps away at its edge as though imploring the sands to let it find its own piece.
Plenty of branching palm trees popularly known Hoka-Palm trees whisper and sway in the intoxicating sea breeze all day long. St.
Paul Church: Built in 1691 a pearl to oyester shaped island is St. Paul's Church dedicated to our Lady of Immaculate Coneption.
The main facade of the church with its Gothic, architecture is so impressive and magnificent that it attracts visitors at once.
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  GOA
Goa, on the west coast of India is a land of swaying palms, miles of golden sands, lush greenery, an incredible cultural heritage, magnificent churches, temples and monuments and a unique scultural synthesis of the east and west.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 3,702 Sq.Km.
Altitude : Sea level to 1022 Mts.
Temperature : Summer : Max: 33 Deg.C. Min: 26 Deg.C.
Winter : Max: 31 Deg.C. Min: 20 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 350 Cms. (June to Sept.).
STD Code : 0832.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Goa (Dabolim Airport) is connected by Indian Airlines, Air India and private airlines with major cities/towns in India.
Rail : Railheads at Madgaon (Margao) 33 Km. from Panaji, Tivim 7Km. from Mapusa and
Karmali 2 Km. from Old Goa are connected by Konkan Railway with major cities.
Road : Panaji, the capital of Goa, is connected by road with Amboli 104 Km., Aurangabad 706 Km., Badami 312 Km., Bangalore 598 Km., Belgaum 157 Km., Bijapur 360 Km.
Kochi 833 Km., Daman 787 Km., Diu 1536 Km., Gokarn 154 Km., Hospet 350 km., Hubli 184 Km., Hyderabad 698 Km., Jog Falls 274 Km., Karwar 103 Km., Kolhapur 246 Km.
Mahabaleshwar 425 Km., Malwan 150 Km., Mangalore 371 Km., Miraj 297 Km., Mumbai 594 Km., Mysore 696 Km., 669 Km., Pandharpur 462 Km., Pune 458 Km., Ratnagiri 263 Km.
Shirdi 664 Km.
Bus Services: Kadamba Transport Corporation, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operate frequent
bus services between Goa and Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur,Dharmasthala, Ganapatipule, Gokarn, Hassan, Hospet, Hubli, Karwar, Kolhapur, Mahabaleshwar,
Malwan, Mangalore, Manipal, Miraj, Mysore, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sawantwadi, Shirdi, Vengurla.


CONDUCTED TOURS
North Goa (ex Panaji) - Covers Shri Pandurang Temple at Sanquelim / Mayem Lake (lunch halt), Beaches of Vagator, Anjuna,
Calangute and Fort Aguada and Panaji Handicrafts Emporium. Timings: 0930-1800hrs. (Daily).
South Goa (ex Panaji) - Covers Old Goa Churches-Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Temples of Shri Manguesh and Shri Shantadurga ,
Ancestral Goa at Loutolim, Margao, Colva (lunch halt), Mormugao, Dona Paula Bay and Miramar. Timings: 0930-1800 hrs. (Daily).
Other Tours conducted by Goa Tourism
Goa by Night-Ex-Tourist Home, Panaji; City Tour by Electrovan-Ex-Panaji, North Goa Tour- Ex-Margao/Colva/Vasco; South Goa Tour-Ex-Mapusa/Calangute;
Traditional Tour- Ex-Margao/Colva/Vasco; South End Tour-Ex-Margao; Dudhsagar Special-Ex-Calangute/Panaji on Saturdays & Sundays;

River Cruises on the River Mandovi (Santa Monica Launch)
a) Pearl of The Orient Cruise - 1015 to 1300 hrs
b) Sunset Cruise - 1800 to1900 hrs.-
c) Sundown Cruise - 1915 to 2015 hrs.-
d) Full Moon Cruise- 2030 to 2230 hrs.-
GTDC ACCOMMODATION
Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) maintains the following accommodation in Goa:-

Panaji Residency, Miramar Beach Resort, Calangute Tourist Resort, Calangute Annexe, Colva Beach Cottages, Margao Residency,
Patto Tourist Home (Panaji), Mapusa Residency, Vasco Residency, Farmagudi Hill Resort, Mayem Lake Resort,
Mollem Forest Resort, Old Goa Tourist Hotel

Other Govt. Accommodation
Circuit House, P.W.D., Altinho, Panaji. Govt. Rest House, Monte Hill, Margao,Tourist Cottages, Bondla, Tisk, Usgao,Ponda, Tourist Rest House, Selaulim. Youth Hostel, Miramar,
PANAJI (Area: 68.65 Sq. Km. & Pin Code: 403 001.)
Panaji, the capital of Goa is a small and charming city. Situated on the left bank of the Mandovi river, it consists of quaint old houses built in Latin style ,
avenues and squares. Panaji or Panjim is a convenient base to visit other places of interest in Goa. Regular bus services connect Panaji with Baga 18 km,
Calangute 16 Km., Dabolim Airport 29 Km., Mapusa 13 km., Margao 33 Km., Mabor 50 Km., Old Goa 10 Km. and Vasco 30 km.

ACCOMMODATION
(at Panaji / Miramar / Porvorim )( * Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *Goa Marriott Resort*****Dlx Miramar Beach,
• *Panjim Inn (Heritage) 31st January Road, Panaji,
• *Hotel Mandovi***D.B. Bandodkar Marg, Panaji,
• Hotel Delmon**Caetano de Albuquerque Road, Panaji ,
• Hotel Campal Campal,
• Hotel Fidalgo 18th June Road, Panaji
• The Majestic Mapusa-Panjim Road, Porvorim,
• Hotel Nova Goa Dr. A. Borkar Road, Panaji ,
• Hotel Park Plaza Opp. Azad Maidan, Panaji ,
• Hotel Rajdhani Dr. A. Borkar Road,

Other Hotels
Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 200-500/- for a single and Rs. 300-800/- for a double room.
• Hotel Aroma, Cunha Rivara Road, Panaji,
• Hotel Ashok Plaza, 18th June Road, Panaji,
• Hotel Bela Goa, Dr. D. Bandodkar Marg, Miramar
• Campal Beach Resort, Dr. D.B. Marg, Campal,
• Hotel El-Paso, Campal Colony, Miramar,
• Hotel Goa International, Tonca, Miramar,
• Keni’s Hotel, 18th June Rd., Panaji,
• Hotel Libdoran, Miramar Beach,
• Hotel Manoshanti, Dr. Gama Pinto Road, Panaji,
• Hotel Mayfair, Dr. Dada Vaidya Road, Panaji,
• Hotel Neptune, Malaca Road, Panaji,
• Hotel Palacio de Goa, Gama Pinto Road, Panaji,
• Riomar Beach Resort, Dr. D. Bandodkar Marg,
• Hotel Samrat, Dada Vaidya Road,
• Hotel Solmar, D.B. Bandodkar Marg,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception;
• Secretariat;
• Mahalaxmi Temple;
• Fontainhas;
• Altinho; Miramar;
• Mimosa Pudica- a typical Portuguese style house, Timings: 1500 to 1800 hrs. (Closed on Sundays).State Museum at Patto, Panaji. Timings : 0930-1300hrs.
and 1400-1730hrs. (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays.). Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- per head;
• Institute Menezes Braganza Art Gallery- Timings: 1000 to 1300 hrs. and 1430 to 1700 hrs.;
• Xavier Centre Mini-Museum at Alto Provorim;
• Dona Paula (7 Km.); Reis Magos Church (7 Km.);
• Divar Island (9Km.)- Accommodation:*Pleasure Island Club & Resorts*** Ilhas,

Places of interest in Old Goa include,
• Basilica of Bom Jesus- Timings : 0900 to 1830 hrs (Monday to Saturday) & 1000 to 1830 hrs. (Sunday); Se Cathedral;
• Church of Saint Francis of Assisi;
• Saint Cajetan Church;
• Church of Our Lady of Rosary;
• Nunnery of Saint Monica;
• Saint Augustine Tower;
• Viceroy’s Arch;
• Carambolim (12 Km.)-The wetlands of Carambolim have been home to a rich variety of flora and fauna; Aguada Fort

  MAPUSA ( Area 11.32 Sq.Km. & Pin Code: 403 507) ( 18 Km.).
The capital of Bardez Taluka, Mapusa is the centre of a network of roads connecting the whole of North Goa. It is famous for the Weekly Market held on Friday. Regular bus services connect Mapusa with Anjuna 8 Km., Baga 10 Km.,Bicholim 19 Km., Calangute 8 Km., Dabolim Apt. 42 Km., Margao 46 Km., Mayem 22 Km., Panaji 13 Km. Ponda 41 Km. and Vasco 43 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
The tariff of the following hotels range from Rs. 200-500/- for a single and Rs. 300-700/- for a double room.
• Hotel Mandarin, Near Alankar Theatre,
• Hotel Poornima, Ansabhat,
• Hotel Satyaheera, Near Bus Stand,
• Hotel Shalini, Taliwado,
• Hotel Shraddha, College Road,

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Anjuna Beach (8 Km.);
• Calangute Beach (8 Km.);
• Vagator Beach (9 Km.);
• Baga Beach (10 km.);
• Arambol Beach (31 Km.);
• Shri Kalikadevi at Kansarpal (14 Km.);
• Mayem Lake (21 Km.);
• Shri Saptakoteshwar Temple at Narve ( 24 Km.);
• Shri Datta Mandir, Sanquelim (25 Km.);
• Shri Vithal Mandir, Sanquelim (28 Km.);
• Arvalem Water Falls (29 Km.);
• Terekhol Fort (30 Km.)
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  MARGAO (Area: 15.05 Sq.Km & Pin Code: 403 601)
Margao is a thriving metropolis and the commercial capital of Goa. It has fine parks and gardens as well as imposing old mansions and modern buildings.
Margao is a convenient base to visit the many unexplored beaches in South-Goa. Regular bus services connect Margao with Colva 6 km., Dabolim Airport 27 Km.,
Panaji 33 Km., Ponda 17 km., Vasco 30 Km. and othe towns and villages in South Goa.
ACCOMMODATION
• Nanutel Margao***Padre Miranda Road,

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels range from Rs. 200-500/- for a Single and Rs. 300-600/- for a Double Room.

• Hotel Apsara, Kadar Manzil,
• Goa Woodlands Hotels, Miguel L. Furtado Road,
• Hill View Hotel, Aquem Alto,
• Hotel La-Flor, Erasmo Carvalho Street,
• Mabai Hotel, Opp. Municipal Garden,
• Hotel O Dets, Miguel Grande,
• Hotel Silveirado, Monte Hill,
• Sunaina Hotel,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Galleria de Icons, Margao, Entry Free. Timings: 0900-1330 hrs. and 1430-1800 hrs. Closed on Sundays; Colva Beach (6 km.);
• Benaulim Beach (8 Km.);
• Rachol Seminary (8 Km.);
• Chandor Village (10 Km.);
• Curtorim Village (11 Km.);
• Varca Beach (10 Km.),
• Cavelossim Beach (15 Km.),
• Betul Beach (16 Km.),
• Mobor Beach (18 Km.),
• Cabo de Rama (21 Km.);
• Damodar Temple at Zambaulim Village (22 Km.);
• Jama Masjid (26 Km.); Palolem Beach (47 Km.);
• Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary (50 Km.)- Accom: Forest Department Rest House, Govt. of Goa,
• Poinguinim. Panaji;
• Dudhsagar Waterfalls (59 Km).



  VASCO (Area: 27.37 Sq. Km. & Pin Code: 403 802)
Vasco-da-Gama, the nearest commercial town to Dabolim Airport and the Mormugao Harbour is the main railhead for Goa.
Iron ore is exported from Mormugao Harbour to Japan and other countries. Regular bus services connect Vasco with Bogmalo(6 Km.), Dabolim (1 Km.), Margao(28 Km.) and Panaji(30 Km.).
ACCOMMODATION
Name of the Hotel
• Hotel Bismarc Rua Com Assigas da Sa Linhares,
• Hotel La-Paz Gardens Swatantra Path.
• Maharaja Hotels Rua Leopold Flores Road,
• The Citadel Jose Vaz Road,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels range from Rs. 150-400/- for a Single and Rs. 200-600/- for a Double Room.
• Hotel Annapurna, Dattatreya Deshpande Road,
• Hotel Gangotri, Casa Pereira,
• Goa Bela Hotel, Near Sub Post Office,
• Hotel Nagina, Dattatreya Deshpande Road,
• Hotel Rukmini, Dattatreya Deshpande Road,
• Hotel Sanman, Vaddem Main Road,
• The Karma Plaza Hotel, Karma Plaza,
• West End Hotel, Avenida Flores,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Mormugao Harbour (3 Km.);
• Bogmalo Beach (6 Km.);
• Velsao Beach (10 Km.);
• Kesarval Springs (15 Km.) Accommodation: Kesarval Hotels & Holiday Homes,
• Cortalim, Pilar Seminary (19 Km.).
  PONDA (Area : 5.22 Sq. Km. & Pin Code: 403 401.)
Ponda is situated in the centre of Goa and is an ideal base to visit temples housing various Hindu deities. Regular bus services connect Ponda with Bondla 20 Km.,
Margao 17 Km., Molem 30 Km., Panaji 28 Km. and Vasco 47 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Atish,
• Hotel Menino

Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels range from Rs.100-250/- for a Single and Rs. 150-350/- for a Double Room.
• Hotel King Samrat, Tisk, Usgao,
• Hotel Kirti, Nirankal Road,
• Hotel Musafir, H.No. 56, Tisk,
• Hotel Padmavi, Gaunekar House,
• Hotel President Super Market Complex,

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Safa Masjid;
• Shri Gopal Ganapati at Farmagudi;
• Shri Mahalaxmi at Bandode(4 Km.);
• Shri Mahalsa at Mardoli (5 km.);
• Shri Manguesh at Priol (6 Km.);
• Shri Naguesh at Bandode (4 Km.);
• Shri Ramnath, Bandode (4 Km.);
• Shri Shantadurga, Kavlem (5 Km.);
• Bondla Forest, Usgao (26 Km.)- Acco: Tourist Cottages,
• Bondla, (Tariff: Non.A/c. Rs. 150/- & Dormitory Rs.30/- per bed), Resvns: Dy. Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Division, Panaji.)
• Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem (32 Km).



BEACH RESORTS AND HOTELS IN GOA
  NORTH GOA
Sinquerim Beach: -(13 Km. from Panaji & 15 Km.from Mapusa)
• *Fort Aguada Beach Resort-5*D ,
• *Aldeia Santa Rita**,
• Taj Holiday Village Aguada Hermitage,

Candolim Beach: (12 Km. from Panaji & 14 Km. from Mapusa.)
• *Highland Beach Resort***,
• *Whispering Palms ***,
• *Magnum Resorts**,
• *Marquis Beach Resorts**,
• *Sunset Beach Resort** ,
• *Victor Exotica Beach Resort**
Other Hotels
Tariff of the following hotels range from Rs. 300-1700/- for a double room
• *Casablanca Beach Resort**,
• *Dom Fransisco Resort**,
• *Dona Alcina Resort**,;
• *Casa Sea Shell*,
• *Coquerial Holiday Home*,
• Alcon Holiday VillageAve Maria Beach Resort,
• Carmo Lobo Beach Resort,
• Holiday Beach Resort,
• Perola do Mar,
• Prazeres Resort,
• Sonesta Inn Pvt. Ltd.,
Calangute Beach: (16 Km. from Panaji & 8 Km. from Mapusa.)
• *Brisa Leisure Resort**,
• *Hotel Dona Terezinha**,
• *Hotel Goan Heritage** ,
• *Ondas Do Mar**,
• *Osborne Holiday Resort**,
• *Villa Goesa Beach Resort**,
• The Horizon**,
• *Neville Proenca**
Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 300-1200/- for a double room.
• *Maria Rosa II Resort**,
• *Resorte de Santo Antonio*,
• *Resorte de Tio Carmino*,
• *Silent Resort*,
• *Silent Retreat*,
• Alor Holiday Resort,
• Bay Inn Resorts,
• Calangute Beach Resort,
• Hotel Carry's,
• Cavala Hotel,
• Falcon Resorts,
• Green Field Cottages,
• Kamat Holiday Home,
• Paradise Village Beach Resort,
• Royal Heritage Resort,
• Santiago Resort,
• Senhor Anjelo Resort,
• Sodders Land Marks,
• Ticlo's Resort,
• Varma's Beach Resort
• Victorian Heritage Resort,
Baga Beach: ( 18 Km. from Panaji & 10 Km. from Mapusa.)
• Aldeia Bella Holiday Home*
• *Beira Mar Alfran Resorts*,
• Baia do Sol,
• Hotel Riverside,
• Ronil Beach Resort,
• Ronil Royale,
• Sunshine Beach Resort
• Villa Bomfim
Anjuna Beach / Arpora: (22 Km. from Panaji & 8 Km. from Mapusa.)
• *Nilaya Hermitage**,
• *Resorte Marinha Duarde**,
• *Sun Village**,
• Don Joao Resort ,
• Grandpa’s Inn
• The Tamarind Lodge
Vagator Beach: ( 24 Km. from Panaji & 9 Km. from Mapusa.)
• *Sterling Holiday Resort**,
• Royal Resort Hotel

  CENTRAL GOA
Caranzalem Beach: (4 Km. from Panaji.)
• Hotel Blue Bay,Swimsea Beach Resort,
Dona Paula Beach: (7 Km. from Panaji.)
• Cidade-de-Goa*****Dlx.,
• *Prainha Cottages By The Sea**,
• Dona Paula Beach Resort,
• Mirabel Resort,
• Villa Sol Ashwin Resort,
Bambolim Beach: ( 10 Km. from Panaji.)
• Bambolim Beach Resort


  SOUTH GOA
Arossim Beach, Cansaulim
• *The Heritage Village Club***
Bogmalo Beach: ( 31 Km. from Panaji & 9 Km. from Vasco.)
• *Park Plaza Resort***** ,
• *Coconut Creek**,
• Joets Guest House,
Majorda Beach: (25 Km. from Panaji & 8 Km. from Margao.)
• *Majorda Beach Resort-5*Dlx.
Utorda Beach : (25 km. from Panaji & 8 Km. from Margao.)
• The Kenilworth Beach Resort
Betal Batim Beach : (24 Km. from Panaji & 7 km. from Margao.)
• *Nanu Resorts***,
• Alagoa Resorts.
Colva Beach : ( 39 Km. from Panaji & 6 Km. from Margao.)
• *Sea Coin*,
• *William's Beach Resort*,
• Colmar Whitesands Hotel,
• Colva Beach Resort,
• Longuinhos Beach Resort,
• Sea Queen Beach Resort,
• Silver Sands Beach Resort,
• Sukhsagar Beach Resort,
• Vincy Beach Resort
Benaulim Beach (41 Km. from Panaji & 8 Km. from Margao.)
• *Taj Exotica*****Dlx,
• Carina Beach Resort,
• L’Amour Beach Resort
Varca Beach: ( 43 Km. from Panaji & 10 Km. from Margao.)
• *Goa Renaissance Resort 5*Dlx.,
• *Colonia Jose Memino Resort*,
• Club Mahindra Beach Resort,
• Resort de Goa
Cavelossim Beach: ( 48 Km. from Panaji & 15 Km. from Margao.)
• *Resort Dona Sylvia**,
• Dona Sa Maria Holiday Home,
• Luisa by the Sea Retreat.
Mobor Beach: ( 51 Km. from Panaji & 18 Km. from Margao.)
• *The Leela Palace*****Dlx.,
• *Holiday Inn Resort*****,
• Gaffino’s Beach Resort,
Palolem Beach: ( 80 Km. from Panaji & 47 Km. from Margao.)
• Molyma Hotel,
• Palolem Beach Resort.
Please Note: Hotels in Goa hike tariffs from 15th Dec. to 15th Jan., being a peak season.
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  GUJARAT
  AHMEDABAD
Ahmedabad is a unique city, blending an ancient heritage with a vibrant present. The city’s prosperous and eventful past is embodied in it’s rich kaleidoscope of history, art and culture.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 205 Sq . Km.
Altitude : 53 Mts.
STD Code : 079
Temperature : Summer Max. 43 deg.c. Min. 23 deg.c.
Winter Max. 36 deg.c. Min. 15 deg.c.
Rainfall : 93.2 Cms(Mid June to Mid Sept)
Season :Throughout the year.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Air India, Indian Airlines and private airlines connect Ahmedabad with
major cities inss India .
Rail : Ahmedabad is a railhead and an important junction on the Western
Railway line, connected with important cities and towns in the country.
Road : Ahmedabad is connected by motorable roads with Ajmer 570 Km., Bhuj
402 Km, Bhavnagar 203 Km, Delhi 1076 Km, Dwarka 450 Km,
Gandhinagar 25 Km, Jaipur 657 Km, Jamnagar 304 Km, Jodhpur 442 Km,
Junagadh 315 Km, Mount Abu 220 Km, Mumbai 545 Km, Palitana 218 Km,
Porbander 409 Km, Rajkot 216 Km, Rajpipla 200 Km., Sasangir 408 Km,
Somnath 304 Km, Surat 267 Km, Udaipur 252 Km, Vadodara 113 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Places Covered Timings Fare Operator
I Siddi Sayyad's Mosque, Gandhi 0900 hrs. to Rs.60/- Ahmedabad
Smarak, S.V.P. National Memorial 1300 hrs. Muncipal
Hathisinh Temple, DadaHari Vav, Transport
Shaking Minarates, Kankaria Lake, Corporation
Balvatika, Zoo, Shah Alam Rauza,
Geeta Mandir & Rani Sipri Mosque
II Siddi Sayyad's Mosque, Kochrab 1300 hrs to Rs. 60/- -do-
Ashram, Gandhi Smarak, N.I.D. 1700 hrs.
Ranchodji Mandir, I.I.M., Sundervan, (Daily)
Sarkhej Rauza, Vishaia, Sanskar Kendra Museum, Balvatika & RaniSipri Mosque.

III Full Day Tour 1030 to 1800 hrs Rs.100/- -do-

ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by Dept. of Tourism , Govt. of India .)
• *Holiday Inn Ahmedabad***** ,Khanpur Road,
• *Inder Residency****, Ellisbridge
• ,*Hotel Taj Residen Ummed***** Airport Cross Road,
• *Hotel Cama Park Plaza****,Khanpur Road ,
• *Comfort Inn Sunset****, Airport Circle , Hansol,
• *Fortune Hotel Landmark ***,Usmanpura, Ashram Road,
• *Hotel Kanak*** Opp. Gujarat College, Ellisbridge,
• *Hotel Klassic Gold***42, Sardar Patel Nagar,
• *Hotel Moti Manor***,Shahibaug Under Bridge,
• *Hotel Nalanda*** Mithakhali Six Roads, Ellisbridge,
• *Hotel Nest***,S.P. Nagar,
• *Hotel President*** Navrangpura,
• *Hotel Quality Inn Rivera *** Khanpur Road,
• *Hotel Royal Highness*** Lal Darwaja,
• *Hotel Silver Oak Heritage***, Opp. Bhagwat Vidyapeth,
• *The Westend*** Ellisbridge,
• *Days Inn Chicago**Ellisbridge,
• *The Chambers**, Ellisbridge,
• *Hotel King Palace*, Khanpur,

Other Hotels
I.The Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.1200/- to Rs.1650/-for a single room and from Rs. 1400/- to Rs. 2000/- for a double room:
• Hotel Crown, Navrangpura,
• Hotel Golden Plaza, Ellisbridge,
• Hotel Mascot, Khanpur,
• Hotel Rock Regency, Law Garden Road,
II.The Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 350/- to Rs. 700/- for a single room and from Rs. 400/- to Rs. 800/- for a double room.

• Hotel Alpha, Paldi,
• Ambassador Hotel, Khanpur Rd;
• Ashok Palace, Shahibaug,
• Hotel Cadilac, Lal Darwaja,
• Hotel Capital, Khanpur
• Hotel Capri, Relief Road,
• Hotel Comfort, Relief Road,
• Hotel Dimple International, Panch Kuwa Darwaja,
• Hotel Elite, Ellisbridge,
• Hotel Ellis Ellisbridge
• Hotel Embassy Lal Darwaja,
• Hotel Excel, opp. Kalupur Rly Stn,
• Hotel Kinara, Relief Road,
• Hotel Kingsway, GPO Road,
• Hotel Meghdoot, New Cloth Market,
• Hotel Palliate, Ellisbridge,
• Hotel Panshikura, Ellisbridge,
• Hotel Park, Ashram Road,
• Hotel Prince, Relief Road,
• Hotel Shahibaug , Shahibaug,
• Hotel Siddartha Palace, Shahibaug,

Other Accommodation
I. Toran Gandhi Ashram (TCGL), Ashram Road, Sabarmati.
II.Circuit House, Opp. Raj Bhavan, Shahibaug;
III. Railway Retiring Rooms.

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Ahmed Shah’s Mosque,
• Balvatika,
• Bhadra Fort,
• Dada Hari Stepwell,
• Daria Khan’ s Ghummat,
• Geeta Mandir,
• Hathisinh Temple,
• Jumma Masjid,
• Jhulta Minar (Shaking Minarets),
• Kankaria Lake,
• Kochrab Ashram,
• Rani Rupmati Mosque,
• Rani Sipri’s Mosque,
• Sabarmati Ashram - a Sound and Light (Son et Lumiere) show on the life of Mahatma Gandhi is held in the evenings at the Ashram.
Timings: Gujarati -1930 hrs. (daily), Hindi - 2100 hrs. (Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat.), English - 2100 hrs. (Wed/Fri/Sun). Entry Fee :Rs. 5/- and Rs. 3/- (free for children below 3 yrs),
• Sarkhej Rauza,
• Shah Alam’s Rauza,
• Siddi Sayyad’s Mosque,
• Sundervan Snake Park,
• Swami Narayan Temple
• Teen Darwaja.
MUSEUMS
Calico Museum of Textiles:Timings :1030-1330 hrs &1430-1700 hrs.(closed on Wednesdays and gazetted holidays.);
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya:( 0830 -1200hrs &1500 -1830 hrs.) ;
Kite Museum:(0900-1100 hrs &1600 -1800 hrs. closed on Monday);
L. D. Institute of Indology :(1100 -1700 hrs. closed on Mon) ;
N.C. Mehta Art Gallery ; National Institute of Design:0900 -1730 hrs. closed on Sat/ Sun) ;
Natural History Museum:( 0900 -1200 hrs and 1600 to 2000 hrs ;
S. V. Patel National Memorial: ( 0900 to 1200 hrs & 1400 to 1700 hrs.) ;
Shreyas Folk Art Museum :1500-1800 hrs. (Tues to Fri).& 1000-1200 hrs and 1600-1900 hrs.(Sat & Sun - closed on Mon and school vacations). Entrance: Rs 5/- ;
Tribal Museum (1200 -1330 hrs &1500-1700 hrs( closed on Sat & Sun) :
Veechar Utensil Museum: (1100-2300 hrs.- closed on Sun) Entrance:Rs.3/-.


E XCURSIONS
Adalaj Vav (19 Km.) : Exquisitely carved and ornamented step wells;
Gandhinagar (25 Km.): Gujarat’s new capital city. Accom: *Hotel Haveli***, Sector II. A/c. Dbl: Rs. 1600/-, Non A/c Rs. 1000/-; Other Accom: Pathikashram, Sector II; Circuit House, J.Road; Rest House, Sector No. 21, J. Road; Youth Hostel, Sector No. 16;
Akshardham (25 Km.): A cultural complex with an intricately carved, pink sandstone temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and 3 exhibition galleries.Timings: Daily 0930 -1930 hrs.Exhibitions:1000 -1830 hrs. (Closed on Monday). Entry: Rs.15/-(Adult);
Water World Resort (50 Km.): 15 Kms. from Mehsana is the famous ‘Shanku’s Water Park'. Timings:1000 to 1900 hrs. (Lunch: 1300 -1400 hrs.); Entry Fee:Rs. 130/- (Adult), Rs.80/- (Adult - above 60 yrs. & Child - 2 to 10 yrs.). Accom: Keshav Holiday Resort***, Ahmedabad-Mehsana Highway, Amipura, (Tariff:Rs.1400- 3000/- for a double room during season.);
Nalsarovar (60 Km.) : A natural lake covering an area of over 116 Sq.Km. where a large number of local and migratory birds can be seen from Dec to Feb;

Mehsana (64 Km.): A palace of the Maharaja of Baroda where Govt. offices are now housed, many temples & mosques;
Lothal (80 Km.) : An excavated Harappan site dating as far back as the 2nd millenium B.C. It is the largest and the only full-fledged Harappan town in India. Accom:The Palace ,Utelia-382230, Resvn: Utelia House, 9, Gandhi Bagh, Ahmedabad,
Modhera (106 Km.) : One of the three main temples dedicated to the Sun God ‘Surya’. The Modhera Sun temple though now in ruins is an imposing structure and is considered the best specimen of Solanki art and architecture;
Siddhpur (115 Km.) : A famous pilgrim centre for Hindus with several temples.
Shamlaji (126 Km.): This temple is an exquisitely carved Vaishnav Temple.The deity, Shamlaji or the ‘dark one’, is one aspect of Lord Krishna;
Patan (133 Km.) : Patan has many beautiful Jain temples and carved wooden houses. Rani ki vav, the stepwell represents Solanki architecture at its height. Accom: Toran Tourist Centre, Patan,Tariff: Sgl Rs.150/- & Dbl Rs.150/-;
Palanpur (142 Km.): Known for it’s perfumeries. Off the Abu-Palanpur Highway, is the Balaram Palace Resort, (Heritage), (Tariff:Rs.1190-2390/-);
Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary ( 190 Km.): 45 km. from Palanpur, this sanctuary is famous for the Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Bear and a variety of birds;
Ambaji ( 207 Km.): Ambaji is dedicated to the worship of shakti and is one of the most popular pilgrim centres in Gujarat;
Kumbharia (185 Km.): A Jain pilgrim centre known for it’s exquisitely carved temples.
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  BHAVNAGAR
Founded in 1743 AD, by Bhavsinhji Gohil, Bhavnagar was the capital of a former princely state. It is located on the scenic Gulf of Kambhat (Cambay),
on the South Eastern coast of Saurashtra and is, today, a thriving and enterprising commercial centre.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 38.97 Sq.Km.
Altitude : Sea Level.
Temperature : Summer Max: 39 Deg.C. Min: 23.6 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 31.6 Deg.C. Min: 13.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 56.1 cm. (June to Sept)
Season : Oct. to April.
STD Code : 0278.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Bhavnagar is connected by Indian Airlines & Jet Airways with Mumbai.
Rail : Bhavnagar is connected with Ahmedabad by rail.
Road : Bhavnagar is connected by road with Ahmedabad 203 Km., Delhi 1123 Km., Mumbai 690 Km., Palitana 51 Km., Porbandar 343 Km., Rajkot 165 Km. & Somnath 261 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Approved by Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Nilambag Palace (Heritage),
• *Hotel White Rose***,
• Blue Hill Hotel,
• Hotel Apollo,
• Hotel Jubilee,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.100/- to Rs.250/- for a single room and Rs.150/- to Rs.300/- for a double room.
• Hotel Mini, Station Road,
• Paradise Guest House, Near Railway Station,
• Hotel Royal, Near Alka Cinema,
• Rupalee Guest House, Near City Bus Stand,
• Sheetal Guest House, Amba Chowk,
• Hotel Sun-n-Shine,
• Hotel Vaidya,
Other Accommodation
• Atithi Griha (Circuit House), Waghawadi Road,
• Mayirawadi Vishram Griha, Near Merchant Park,
• Zilla Parishad Pathik Ashram, Gamtalao,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Barton Museum & Library ; Central Salt and Marine Chemicals & Research Institute (Timings : 1000 to 1300 hrs. & 1400 to 1745 hrs.) ;
Gandhi Smriti (Timings : 0900 to 1200 hrs. & 1500 to 1800 hrs., Closed on Mon & gazetted holidays) ;
Gaurishankar Lake ; Lock Gate ; Takhteshwar Temple & Vallabhbhai Patel Garden
EXCURSIONS
Sihor (21 Km.) : It has the ruins of a fort and frescos 350 years old. Also famous for the Gautameshwar Mahadev Temple.
Valabhipur (40 Km.) : A place of historical importance.
Alang (50 Km.) : One of the world’s largest ship breaking yards is situated here.
Velavadar National Park (65 Km.): This 18 Sq.Km. national park is a flat grassland and is an ideal home for the black buck.
Gopnath (85 Km.) : A pilgrim centre with a temple of Lord Krishna. Accom : Gopnath Bungalow.
Gadhada (90 Km.) : A Swaminarayan pilgrim centre.



  PALITANA (59 Km.)
The little town of Palitana, has acquired name & fame by virtue of the fact that it forms the base to the Shatrunjaya hill on which stands a conglomeration of 863 exquisitely carved Jain shrines built by devotees during a period spanning 900 years from the 11th century onwards. These stone and marble temples, glistening in the morning sun, look like a group of ivory miniatures arranged in an intricate pattern. Rising to the height of about 591 mts. above sea level, the Shatrunjaya hill is considered to be one of the five most sacred hills of the Jains. Shatrunjaya is often referred to as ‘Siddhakshetra’ or ‘Siddhanchal’ – the abode of enlightenment, since all the Tirthankaras and several sages and saints are said to have attained ‘Siddhi’ or Nirvana upon it’s peak. Notable Temples here are the Shri Adishwara, Chaumukh, Kumarpal, Vimalsha, Sampritiraja, Bhulavani, Astapada and Shahastrakuta Temples. The approach to the Temples is by a flight of 3490 steps. The ascent is about 4 kms. long and takes about 2 hours.

Accommodation :
Hotel Sumeru (TCGL), Station Road,
Hotel Sharavak, Opp. Central Bus Station,
Dharamshalas are also available.

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  DWARKA
The city of Dwarka, renowned in myth and legend, was once the capital of Lord Krishna’s empire. He is believed to have settled here, after leaving Mathura thousands of years ago. The site is undoubtedly ancient but it’s association with Lord Krishna gives it a sanctity that draws millions of pilgrims even today. It is one of the seven sacred cities or ‘Sapta Puris’ as well as one of the four ‘dhams’ - supreme pilgrim centres for the Hindus.

Dwarka has also been visited by Adi Shankaracharya, who established the ‘Dwarka Peeth’ for spreading the message of the Hindu gospel; Ramanaya; the great mystic Narsinh Mehta; Mirabai and the great saints Kabir and Nanak.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 42.1 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 7.3 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 35 Deg.C. Min: 21.1 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 27 Deg.C. Min: 13 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 35.3 cms. (July to Sept.)
Season : Nov. to March.
STD Code : 02892.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Jamnagar 148 Km. is the nearest airport linked with Mumbai by Indian Airlines
Rail : Dwarka is a railhead on the Western Railway, directly connected with Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Mumbai, Porbander and Rajkot.
Road : Motorable roads connect Dwarka with Ahmedabad 450 Km. Bhavnagar 399 Km. Jamnagar 148 Km., Junagadh 332 Km., Mumbai 929 Km., Okha 32 Km., Porbandar 120 Km., Rajkot 234 Km., Somnath 249 Km., and Veraval 243 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Dwarkesh,
• Hotel Gokul Near Post Office,
• Hotel Guru Prerna, Near Bhadrakali Mandir,
• Hotel Krishna Tinbatti Chowk,
• Hotel Radhika Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Rajdhani Hospital Road,
• Hotel Vandana, Station Road,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.100/- to Rs.200/- for a single room and from Rs.150/- to Rs.250/- for a double room.
• Bhadrakali Guest House, Bhadrakali Road;
• Chandralok Lodging and Boarding, Bhadrakali Rd;
• Damani Atithi Griha, Siddhanath Rd;
• Dwarkapuri Guest House, Devi Bhavan Rd;
• Hotel Meera, Near Power House ;
• Hotel Nilesh, Devi Bhuvan Rd;
• Hotel Trimurti, Tinbatti Chowk ;
• Hotel Vandana, Station Rd; Lohana Bhavan, Hospital Rd ;
• Purshottam Bhuvan, Vishwa Karma Rd;
• Shri Vrindavan Guest House, Near Home Guard Office;
• Uttam Guest House, Jawahar Rd;
• Virgi Bhuvan, Tinbatti Chowk
Other Accommodation
• Toran Tourist Bungalow (TCGL) Near Govt. Guest House,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bhadkeshwar Temple ,
• Dwarkadhish Temple – Timings : 0600 to 1230 hrs. and 1700 to 2100 hrs. ,
• Indological Research Institute ,
• Light House ,
• Rukmani Temple ,
• Shri Jagatguru Shankaracharya Math ,
• Ved Bhavan ,
EXCURSIONS
Vasai (11 Km.) : Identified with Kankavati, the fifth century Maitrak capital, Vasai has a sun temple and other ancient ruins.
Nageshwar (13 Km.): Famous for the Nageshwar Mahadeo Temple.
Mithapur (22 Km.): Model township of the Tata Chemical Factory. The factory here can be visited with the permission of the local mangement at Mithapur site.
Gopi Talav Teerth (23 Km.): A place of religious importance.
Bet Dwarka (32 Km.): 5 Km. by sea from Okha, it is also called Bet Shankhoddhar and is said to be the place where Lord Krishna lived while he ruled at Dwarka.
There are regular ferry services from Okha Port to Bet Dwarka.
Okha (32 Km.) : An important port on the west coast.
Harshad Mata Temple (58 Km.): Temple dedicated to the Goddess Harshad.
Pindhara (72 Km.): There is an ancient Purvasa Ashram and a Sun Temple.
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  JAMNAGAR
The Jams of Jamnagar were Jadeja Rajputs who had their capital city built in 1540. The progressive rulers of this princely state, earlier known as Nawanagar, made Jamnagar one of the foremost states in the Saurashtra region. Jamnagar is today known for its tie-and-dye work on fabrics, silken and gold embroidery. It has the distinction of having an Ayurvedic University to impart training in the traditional Indian system of medicine. The famous cricketer Jamsaheb Ranjit Sinhji ruled this princely state from 1907 to 1933.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 15.5 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 7.7. Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 36.4 Deg.C. Min: 25.7 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 27.3 Deg.C. Min: 11.3 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 47 cms. (June to Sept)
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 0288.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Indian Airlines connects Jamnagar with Mumbai.
Rail : Jamnagar is connected by rail with Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Hapa Junction (9 Km.) from Jamnagar is another convenient railhead on the broad gauge line, linking it with major cities in the country.
Road : Jamnagar is connected by motorable road with Ahmedabad 304 Km., Dwarka 148 Km., Mumbai 782 Km., Palitana 246 Km., Rajkot 89 Km. and Somnath 257 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Approved by Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Express Hotel***,
• *Hotel Vishal International***, Airport Road,
• *Orbit Park Inn International*** Khambhalia Highway,
• *Hotel President*
• Hotel Bansi, Indira Marg,
• Hotel Kama,
• New Aram Hotel,
• Hotel Royal Stay,
• Hotel Shiv,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.250/- to Rs.500/- for a single room and from Rs.350/- to Rs.700/- for double room.
• Hotel Ashiana,
• Hotel Aarti;
• Chetna Lodging & Boarding,
• Hotel Dreamland,
• Hotel Foliage,
• Hotel Janki,
• Hotel Kirti,
• Hotel Lakeview,
• Minal Guest House,
• Hotel Parth,
• Hotel Pirotan,
• Hotel Punit,
• Hotel Rajdhani,
• Shital Guest House,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Ayurvedic University : One of the best of its kind in India. The Ayurveda Research Centre is also located in its precincts.
Digjam Aquarium: Near the City Lake, with a collection of different species of fish.
Kambhalia Gate : A beautifully sculptured archway.
Kotha Bastion : An old arsenal built in the middle of the City Lake.
Lakhota Museum : Displayed on the terrace of this old palace is a fine collection of sculptures dating from the 9th to 18th centuries AD, paleolithic and microlithic finds from the Narmada Valley, early Christian era pottery from Saurashtra, numismatic galleries, epigraphic gallery and paintings, particularly of the Victorian period. Timings : 0900 to 1200 hrs and 1500 hrs. to 1800 hrs. Closed on Wed., 2nd & 4th Sat. and public holidays.
Manekbhai Muktidam : A unique cremation ground on which is a well laid out garden with a hundred statues of Indian saints, gods and goddesses.
City Lake/Lakhota Fort : Ranmal Lake, the centre of attraction in the city is a natural and beautiful picnic spot. Lakhota Fort a magnificent structure is in the middle of this Lake.
Rozi and Bedi Ports : Attractive seaside picnic spots, with good fishing facilities.
Solarium : Designed to utilise solar radiation for the cure of skin and other diseases. Timings : 1500 hrs. to 1750 hrs. Closed on holidays.
EXCURSIONS
Ranjit Sagar (10 Km.) : The water reservoir for the town, it is also an ideal picnic spot.
Sasoi Dam (26 Km.) : A beautiful picnic spot.
Marine National Park (30 Km.) : Situated along the coast in the gulf of Katchchh from Jodia to Okha, this National Park, the first of its kind in India is spread over an area of 160 Sq. Km. For obtaining permission to visit the Marine National Park, contact the Conservator of Forests, Marine National Park, Jamnagar.
Kileshwar Mahadeo (90 Km.) : Located in the Barda Hills and according to legend, built by the Pandavas during their exile.
Dwarka (148 Km.) : One of the holiest centres of pilgrimage for the Hindus. Lord Krishna is believed to have established his kingdom here.
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  JUNAGADH
An ancient fortified city, rich in myth and legend, Junagadh lies at the foot of the Girnar Hills and takes it’s name from the ‘Old Fort’ which circles the medieval town. The Girnar Hills are said to date back to 2500 B.C., having a legend of their own.
The antiquity of Junagadh goes back to the times of Emperor Ashoka (250 B.C.) whose fourteen Rock Edicts can be seen cut into a great rock outside the city.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Rajkot (160 Km.), connected by Indian Airlines with Mumbai.
Rail : Junagadh is connected by rail with Ahmedabad, which in turn is connected with major cities in India.
Road : Junagadh is connected by road with Ahmedabad 315 Km., Bhavnagar 219 Km., Dwarka 227 Km., Jamnagar 184 Km., Mumbai 802 Km., Mount Abu 512 Km., Palitana 213 Km., Porbandar 107 Km., Rajkot 99 Km., Sasangir 54 Km., Somnath 88 Km. and Udaipur 565 Km.

ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Somnath, Station Road,
• ,Jayshree Guest House Jayshree Talkies Road,
• Hotel Relief Chittakhana Chowk,
• Vaibhav Hotel Near S.T. Stand,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.200/- to Rs.400/- for a double room.
• Anand Hotel, Near S.T. Stand,
• Capital Guest House, Kalwa Chowk,
• Deepak Guest House, Chittakhana Chowk,
• Gautam Guest House, Kalwa Chowk;
• Lake Guest House, Kalwa Chowk,
• Murlidhar Guest House, Kalwa Chowk,
• New Murlidhar Guest House, Bus Stand Rd;
• Hotel National, Kalwa Chowk,
• Rupam Guest House, Opp. General Hospital,
• Satkar Guest House, Jail Road,
• Sharda Guest House, Stn. Road,
• Travellers Guest House, Kalwa Chowk,
• Vrindavan Guest House,
• Hotel Yatrik, M.G. Road,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Girnar (TCGL), Majewadi Darwaza, Manoranjan Circuit House, Bilkha Road,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Ashoka’s Rock Edicts : On the way to Girnar, fourteen Rock Edicts of the Emperor Ashoka can be seen inscribed on a great boulder.
The inscriptions are in Brahmi script in Pali language and date back to 250 BC.
Damodar Kund : A sacred tank that marks the ascent to the Girnar temples.
Girnar Hills & Temples : One of the most sacred pilgrim places for Jains in India. These hills rise to a height of more than 600 metres,
with five peaks crowned by 16 carved and sculptured marble shrines. A steep climb of about 2000 steps leads to the temples.
The oldest & largest temple is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd Tirthankar, who attained ‘Diksha’ here. Other temples include
a triple temple built in the 12th cent. and temples dedicated to Amba Mata, Mallinath, Guru Dattatraya and Gorakhnath.
Maqbara : Cemetries of the former rulers of Junagadh & their families are situated here.
Shrine of Narsinh Mehta : Dedicated to the well known Vaishnava poet Sant Narsinh Mehta, whose devotional songs are widely sung in the State of Gujarat.
Uparkot Fort : girdled by a wall that is in some places over 20 metres high, with an ornate entrance Gateway (Toran) leading to the ruins.
Only a mosque still stands in a state of preservation. There is a medieval Rajput palace within the fort and two deep step wells.
Of greater interest are the ancient Buddhist Caves on the hillside with carved pillars, about 1500 yrs. old.
Willingdon Dam : A beautiful picnic spot with a park named after Swami Vivekananda.
Museums : Darbar Hall Museum, Diwan Chowk, Timings : 0900 hrs. to 1200 hrs. and 1500 hrs. to 1745 hrs. Closed on Wed., Govt. Hol. and 2nd and 4th Sat.
Sakkarbag Museum & Zoo : Timings : 0900 to 1200 hrs. & 1500 to 1745 hrs. Closed on Wednesdays, Govt. Holidays, 2nd and 4th Saturday.

EXCURSIONS
Sasangir (58 Km.) : This famous wildlife sanctuary is the home of the Asiatic lion. The sanctuary covers 1400 Sq.Km. of dry scrubland and is best visited between Oct. & June.
Chorwad (66 Km.) : A beautiful beach resort on the sunny coast of Gujarat.
Somnath (Prabhas Patan) (88 Km.) : The Somnath temple is one of the most sacred Shiva temples.
Tulsi Shyam Hot Springs (160 Km.) : A scenic spot with hot water springs in the heart of the Gir Forest.
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  PORBANDAR
Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, is a picturesque little seaside resort on the west coast of Gujarat. In ancient times, the city was called Sudamapuri, after Sudama the devoted friend of Lord Krishna. It was also a flourishing trade centre of ancient India.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 10.36 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 7.01 Meres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 39 Deg.C. Min: 27.6 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 33.5 Deg.C. Min: 16.6 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 47.8 cms. (June - Sept)
Best Season : Nov. - March.
STD Code : 0286.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Porbandar is connected by Jet Airways flights with Mumbai.
Rail : Porbandar, on the Western Railway line is directly connected with Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Road : Porbandar is connected by road with Ahmedabad 394 Km., Bhavnagar 300 Km., Junagadh 107 Km., Rajkot 178 Km. and Somnath 118 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Flamingo, M.G. Road,
• Hotel Host Near Collector’s Office
• Hotel Indraprastha,Near S.T. Bus Stand
• Hotel Moon S.T. Road,
• New Oceanic Hotel Chowpatty, Villa No. 8, Sea Face Road.
• Hotel Sheetal Near Main Post Office,
• Silver Palace Hotel Silver complex,S.T.Road. Porbandar-360 575.Gujarat.
• Hotel Vaibhav M.G. Road,
Other Hotels
Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.400/- for a double room.
• Hotel Anil, Near Sudama Chowk ;
• Dasani Guest House, S.T. Road,;
• Mangal Guest House, M.G.Road,
• Nilam Guest House, S.T.Road,
• Nilesh Guest House, M.G.Road,
• Hotel Paradise, S.V.P. Road,;
• Paramount Lodging & Boarding, Station Road,
• Hotel Rupalee, Opp. Harish Talkies,
Other Accommodation
• Toran Tourist Bungalow (TCGL) Chowpatty,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Arya Kanya Gurukul - An educational institution for girls.
Bharat Mandir - It houses a large map of India engraved on marble.
Kirti Mandir - Built within the precincts of an old house where Mahatma Gandhi was born and dedicated to him.
Planetarium - It has shows in Gujarati/ Hindi of 20 minutes duration. Timings : 0930 hrs. to 1900 hrs.
Sudama Mandir - A temple dedicated to Sudama, the devoted friend of Lord Krishna.
EXCURSIONS
Barda Lion Sanctuary (14 Km.): This sanctuary covers an area of 200 Sq.Km., and is inhabited by the lion, wild boar, panther, spotted deer, sambar, neelgai and monkeys. The best season to visit is between November and March.
Khambalia Hills and Palace (24 Km.) : Permission to see the palace may be obtained from the Secretary, Maharana of Porbandar.
Mul-Dwarka (28 Km.) : This place is associated with Lord Krishna who is believed to have spent some part of his life here.
Bhuleshwar (35 Km.) : This temple is partly in ruins. A fair is held here on the last day of Sravana month every year when thousands of pilgrims visit the temple.
Harshad Mata Temple (38 Km.) : The temple is situated at Marine, an ancient port on a creek and is dedicated to Har Siddhi Mata.
Madhavpur Temple (64 Km.) : A holy place. According to legend, Lord Krishna’s marriage was solemnised here. The Madhavrai fair is held every year, on the 9th day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra (Mar/Apr) to commemorate the event.
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  RAJKOT
Rajkot, the former capital of the princely state of the same name, is a fast developing city in the Saurashtra peninsula. In the pre-independence days, it was the headquarters of the British Government Resident for the Western Indian States. Rajkot, is associated with the early life of Mahatma Gandhi, who spent some years of his life in this town with his father who was the Dewan (Chief Minister) of Rajkot State.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 34.26 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 16 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 39 Deg.C. Min: 25.2 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 33.2 Deg.C. Min: 12.2 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 62.9 cms. (Mid-June to Mid-Sept)
Best Season : Oct. to March.
STD Code : 0281.
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION
Air : Indian Airlines and Jet Airways link Rajkot with Mumbai.
Rail : Rajkot is a junction on the Western Railways’ Ahmedabad - Hapa broadgauge line with convenient rail connections from all parts of the country.
Road : Motorable roads connect Rajkot with Ahmedabad 216 Km., Bhavnagar 165 Km., Dwarka 238 Km., Jamnagar 92 Km., Junagadh 101 Km., Mumbai 798 Km., Porbandar 178 Km., Sasan Gir 155 Km. and Somnath 188 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by Department of Tourism, Government of India)
• *Hotel Kavery***, Near GEB, Kanak Road,
• Hotel Royal Inn, Phulchhab Chowk,
• Hotel Aditya Bhupendra Road,
• Hote Jayson Canal Road,
• Motel – The Village Kalavad Road,
• Hotel Samrat International 37, Karanpara,
• Silver Palace Hotel Gondal Road,
• The Galaxy Hotel Jawahar Road,

Other Hotels

The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.150/- to Rs.350/- for a single room and from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 650/- for a double room.

• Ashok Hotel, Dhebarbhai Road, ;
• Himalaya Guest House, Sanganwa Chowk,
• Jayshree Guest House, Kanak Road,
• Jyoti Guest House, Kanak Road,
• Prashant Guest House, Dhebar Road,
• Hotel Ruby, Kanak Road,
• Shri Murlidhar Lodge & Guest House, Kanak Road,
• Hotel Tulsi, Kanta Stree Vikas Road, Mill Para,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Aji Dam,
• Jagat Mandir ,
• Kaba Gandhino Delo (Gandhiji’s Home) ,
• Lal Pari Lake and Randerda ,
• Raj Kumar College ,
• Rashtriya Shala ,
• Sardar Smriti Bhawan ,
• Watson Museum and Library (Timings : 0900 to 1200 hrs. and 1500 to 1745 hrs.- Closed on Wednesdays and public holidays)
EXCURSIONS
Manas Mandir (14 Km.): The site of the Ramdev Pir temple.
Gondal (38 Km.): One of the most progressive towns amongst the erstwhile princely states of Saurashtra, it is famous for its two temples - Aksharpuroshottam and Bhuwanehswari Devi
Accom : The Riverside Palace (Heritage), Gondal - 360 311.
Wankaner (50 Km.): A former princely state, it has a beautiful palace and a temple.
Accom : The Royal Oasis & Residency, Wankaner – 363 621.
E-mail: wankanerpalace@planetace.com

Tarnetar (75 Km.): Tarnetar is famous for the Trinetreswar Temple, which comes alive during the annual fair held here beginning on the 4th day of the 1st half of Bhadrapada month (Ganesh Chaturthi day). It is one of the most colourful fairs where till today boys and girls meet and marriages are arranged between them at the fair itself. One can see authentic folk dances and theatre, in addition to the local costumes and handicrafts at this fair.
Bhid Bhanjan (60 Km.): A popular spot, renowned for its Jain temples, replete with carvings.
Jageshwar (60 Km.): A beautiful temple, worth visiting.
Virpur (64 Km.): Virpur is famous for its Jalaram Templ and is an important pilgrim place.
Morbi (78 Km.): A pretty riverside town, which was at one time the wealthiest town in Saurashtra. It is famous today for its clocks, tiles and ceramics.
Hingolgadh Nature Sanctuary (80 Km.): Situated in the Rajkot district, 10 km. from Jasdan, this sanctuary is famous for migratory birds like the Kunj & Flamingo. It is 6.54 Sq.Km. in area and the best time to visit is from November to March. There is also an old fort here belonging to the erstwhile princely state of Jasdan. Further information can be obtained from the Deputy Conservator of Forest, Jamnagar.
Accom : The Hingolgadh Castle, Jasdan
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  SAPUTARA
Saputara is Gujarat’s picturesque hill resort situated at a height of 873 metres on the Sahyadri range in the Dang district of South Gujarat. It has been developed as a planned hill resort with all necessary amenities such as hotels, parks, swimming pool, boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hills.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 5.18 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 872 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 32 Deg.C. Min: 27 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 16 Deg.C. Min: 10 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 254 Cm (July to Sept.)
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 02631.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest convenient airport is Mumbai (255 Km.)
Rail : The convenient railheads are Nashik 80 Km. and Billimora 112 Km. However, the nearest railhead is Waghai 57 Km.
Road : Saputara is connected by road with Ahmedabad 400 Km., Aurangabad 250 Km., Mumbai (via Nashik) 255 Km., Mumbai (via Valsad, Waghai) 345 Km., Nashik 80 Km., Pune 275 Km., Shirdi 140 Km., Silvassa 176 Km., Surat 164 Km., Tithal 132 Km. and Valsad 135 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India)
• *Vaity Ropeway Resort**,
• Savshanti Lake Resort,
• Hotel Anando,
• Hotel Chitrakoot,
• Gokul Nivas,
• Hotel Hill Top,
• Hotel Lake View,
• Hotel Patang,
• Hotel Purohit,
• Hotel Vaishali,
Other Accommodation
• Toran Hill Resort, (Tourism Corp. of Gujarat Ltd.) Dist. Dang.,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Artist Village : Visitors can pick up pretty pieces of pottery, jewellery, vases, paintings, all made from bamboo chips and other locally found material. Children can learn how to make simple items in the workshop organised by the craftsmen.
Lake and Boat Club : Right in the heart of the valley is the extremely calm Saputara Lake. The Boat Club near the lake offers boating facilities. Timings : 0800 to 1800 hrs. Nageshwar Mahadev Temple : A swayambhu idol of Lord Shiva is worshipped here.
Ritambhara Vishwa Vidyapith : A social organisation for Dangi tribal children.
Ropeway : A ten minute ride by ropeway straddles the valley to the Sunset Point.
Saputara Museum : A small museum with a tribal theme, displaying the lifestyle, ornaments and musical instruments of the tribals of Dang. Timings : 1030 to 1700 hrs.
Other places worth visiting are
• Sunrise and Sunset Point,
• Valley View Point,
• Echo Point,
• Honey Centre,
• Ambika Darshan,
• Lake garden,
• Step garden
• Rose garden.
EXCURSIONS
Waghai (49 Km.) : A scenic drive from Saputara takes one to the town of Waghai, around which many delightful tourist spots are situated.
Some of the highlights of this circuit are :-
(a) Gira Falls
(b) Botanical Garden
(c) Unnai Mata Temple and Hot Springs
(d) Vanil Udyog
(e) Vansada National Park
Mahal (60 Km.) : The Mahal Region, 60 Km. from Saputara is approached by a longish drive passing through the most beautiful parts of the Dangs
with high wooded slopes of bamboo and several rivers.
The main attractions of this region are
(a) Purna Sanctuary
(b) Girmal Falls.
TITHAL
Tithal, 130 Km. from Saputara, in Valsad Dist., is a beautiful sandy beach with tall shady palms lining the entire beach. The sea waters here are pure and placid,
making summer the most pleasant time to visit. Tithal is 195 Km. from Mumbai, 66 Km. from Navsari, 108 Km. from Surat & 5 Km. from Valsad.
Accom : Toran Holiday Home, Dist. Bulsar, Tithal – 396 006
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  SASANGIR
Gir forest is the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the Asiatic lion can be seen in its natural habitat. The forest, which has shrunk to 1412 sq.km. from its original spread of about 5,000 sq. km., was notified a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1969. Six years later, it’s core area of 140 sq.km. was constituted into a National Park, which has since been expanded to cover 258.71 sq.km. Though known the world over mainly for its lions, Gir is one of the few remaining forests comprising different habitats - open scrub country, dry deciduous and tropical thorn forests and an evergreen corridor along the river sides. The forest also harbours a variety of smaller animals and birds. Other predators are the powerful Panther and the ungainly striped hyena. The largest Indian deer, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara and the unique chowsingha are found here, alongwith the bear and the long tailed langur. The peacock, India’s national bird with its resplendent plumage, is among the common birds in Gir. Another attraction is a crocodile farm developed in the forest.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 1412 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 157.41 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 43 Deg.C. Min: 33 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 15 Deg.C. Min: 7 Deg.C.
Season : The sanctuary is open to visitors from 16th October to 15th June and remains closed during the monsoons. Timings : 0630 to 1100 hrs. & 1500 to 1900 hrs.
STD Code : 02877.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Rajkot (160 Km.), connected by Indian Airlines with Mumbai.
Rail : Sasan is a railway station on the meter guage line. However, the convenient railhead is Junagadh (54 Km.).
Road : Sasangir is connected by motorable road with Ahmedabad 408 Km., Dwarka 317 Km., Junagadh 54 Km., Keshod 89 Km., Mount Abu 567 Km., Mumbai 802 Km., Palitana 240 Km., Rajkot 160 Km.,Somnath 48 Km. and Veraval 45 Km.
Local Transport : Jeeps can be hired from the Forest Department, Sasangir.
ENTRY & CAMERA FEE
Entrance Fee : Indians - Rs. 30/- (Adult) , Rs.10/- (Child). Foreigners - US $ 5
Vehicle Fee : Car or Jeep - Rs. 100/- for first 3 days, Rs. 20/- for each addl. day
Bus or Mini-bus- Rs. 200/- for first 3 days, Rs. 25/- for addl. day
Camera Fee : Still Camera Rs. 50/- (Indians) ; US $ 5 (Foreigners)
Movie / Video Camera Rs.2500/- (Indians) ; US $ 200 (Foreigners)
Professional Rs.5000/- (Indians) (Rs.15,000/- deposit)
Documentary Film US $ 200 (Foreigners) (US $ 2000 deposit)
ACCOMMODATION
• The Gir Lodge ,asangir, District Junagadh-383135.
• Mane Land Sasangir, Sinhsadan Forest Bungalow
PLACES OF INTEREST
Crocodile Rearing Centre : The centre is implementing the programme of stocking the population of crocodiles in wild. It involves monitored breeding, careful rearing of hatchlings and subsequent release of 4 year olds into the wilds.
Interpretation Park at Devalia : 4 Sq.Km. of the Gir habitat representing a cross section of wildlife, has been fenced and is being maintained as a park, which gives a general idea about Gir and the behaviour of animals in their natural habitat. It is open from 16th October to 15th June only. Timings : Sunrise to Sunset. Entry Fee : (includes guide and vehicle charges) : Indian - Rs. 30/- (Adult) & Rs. 15/- (Children below 12 yrs.)
Foreigners - US $ 5 (Adult) & US $ 3 (Children below 12 yrs.)
Orientation Centre : Located in Sasan, within the guest house campus, the centre with the help of photographic and pictorial displays, illustrated boards, clay models etc. provides the basic factual and scientific information about Gir and its wildlife.
Kamleshwar : An artificial reservoir, also harbours a large population of crocodiles.
EXCURSIONS
Sirvan (12 Km.) : It is a unique village where people of African origin live, retaining their own distinct culture.
Satadhar (23 Km.) :There is a temple here, dedicated to a saint named Appa Gega.
Kankeshwari Mata (25 Km.) : Situated in Kankai, close to Satadhar.
Banej (40 Km.) : There is a Shiva Temple here.
Somnath (45 Km.) : Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India.
Junagadh (65 Km.) : It is famous for Mount Girnar with it's Jain temples on top.
Tulsi Shyam Hot Springs (80 Km.) : In the heart of the Gir forest, well known for its hot springs and a temple, is the scenic spot of Tulsi Shyam.

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  SOMNATH
Somnath, also known as Prabhas Patan and Deva Patan has great religious and historical significance. The Somnath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (Shiva Shrines) and is one of the most important pilgrim centres for Hindus. The temple was ransacked and destroyed seven times by Muslim invaders but rebuilt at the same spot each time. The present temple is a recent reconstruction in the old style.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 3.83 Sq. Km.
Altitude : Sea level.
Temperature : Summer Max: 36.4 Deg.C. Min: 16 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 31 Deg.C. Min: 11 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 50.4 cm. (June to Sept)
Season : November to March.
STD Code : Veraval - 02876.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Rajkot (160 Km.), connected by Indian Airlines with Mumbai
Rail : The nearest railhead is Veraval (7 Km.) on the Western Railway line. connected by train with Ahmedabad .
Road : Somnath is connected by road with Ahmedabad 304 Km., Bhavnagar 261 Km., Dwarka 238 Km., Jamnagar 246 Km., Junagadh 85 Km., Keshod 55 Km., Mumbai 889 Km., Palitana 241 Km., Porbandar 122 Km., Rajkot 188 Km., Sasangir 48 Km. and Udaipur 555 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
At Veraval
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.200/- to Rs.500/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ajanta, Opp. Bus Station ;
• Chandrani Guest House,
• Chetna Guest House, Opp. S.T. Bus Stand,
• Hotel Gitanjali, Rajendra Bhavan Road,
• Hotel Kasturi, Opp. Bus Stand,
• Hotel Mayuram,
• Hotel Minaxi, Junagadh Road,
• Hotel Park, Veraval-Junagadh Rd.,;
• Hotel President,
• Hotel Rajdhani, S.T. Road,
• Hotel Satkar, Opp. ST Stand,
Other Accommodation
• Toran Holiday Home (TCGL)
• College Roaderaval,
• Rajendra Bhavan Atithi Griha,
At Somnath (Prabhas Patan)
• Hotel Mayuram, Triveni Road, Prabhas Patan,
The following Guest Houses are controlled by the Somnath Temple Trust, Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Damani Guest House No. I & II ;
• Dharamsingh Guest House ;
• Goenka Guest House ;
• Jaypuri Guest House ;
• Kalinga Kunj ;
• Kamani Guest House ;
• Mittal Guest House ;
• M.K. Bungalow ;
• Modi Guest House ;
• Modinagar Guest House ;
• Modinagar Suite ;
• Tanna Guest House
Dharamshalas :
• Bhatia Vasanji Nanji Dharamshala ;
• Gordhan Bhavan, Kansara ;
• Shri Ahilyabai Dharamshala
• Shri. Niwas Rest House ;
• Shri Ram Niwas Dharamshala.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Ahilyabai Temple : Dedicated to Lord Shiva and built by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar.
Bhalka Tirth : According to a legend, this is the place where Lord Krishna, mistaken for a deer,
was wounded by an arrow of a Bhil tribal and left his mortal body.
Dehotsarga : This is the holy place where Lord Krishna, having been injured, passed the last moments of his life under a pipal tree.
A temple has been built here.
Junagadh Gate : This is the entrance gate of the town of Somnath.
Somnath Temple:One of the twelve Jyotirlingas - the most sacred Shiva shrines in India.
Triveni Ghat : Lord Krishna is believed to have been cremated here.
Museum : An archaeological museum, with relics of previous Somnath temples.
Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1730 hrs. (Closed on Wednesdays and gazetted holidays)
Other places of importance in Somnath are:
• Baldevji’s Cave,
• Daityasadan,
• Laxmi Narayan Temple,
• Mahakalika Temple,
• Maha Prabhuji’s Baithak,
• Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple,
• Shashibhushan Mahadev Temple,
• Surya Mandir
• Veneshwar Temple.
EXCURSIONS
Chorwad (25 Km.) : A delightful resort on the sunny coast of Gujarat. The summer palace of the former
Nawab of Junagadh now runs as a hotel – the Palace Beach Resort.
Sasan Gir (48 Kms.) : A famous wildlife sanctuary and home of the Asiatic Lion
Ahmedpur Mandvi (79 Km.) : Ahmedpur Mandvi is an absolutely untouched and one of the finest beaches in the country.
It is also an excellent centre for water sports, with facilities of water skiis and scooters, speed boats, water toboggans, etc.
Diu (82 Km.) : The Union territory of Diu was one of the oldest bastions of Portuguese power.
It lies just across Ahmedpur Mandvi and is connected to it by way of a bridge.
Tulsi Shyam (109 Km.) : In the heart of the Gir forests is the scenic spot of Tulsi Shyam with its hot springs,
and a tempe dedicated to the Pandava Bhim and his mother Kunti.
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  SURAT
One of the oldest cities of Gujarat, Surat has been a flourishing centre of international trade since the 14th century. Believed to have been founded by a Brahmin named Gopi who rose to the rank of Prime Minister under the Sultanate of Gujarat, the arc-shaped city is strategically situated on the southern bank of river Tapti about 20 Km., from the Arabian sea. Surat was the chief port of the Moghul empire, whose mint was also located here.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 35.56 Sq.Km.
Temperature : Summer Max: 40 Deg.C. Min: 23 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 33 Deg.C. Min: 13 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 112.5 Cms.
Season : Throughout the year (April to June are hot months)
STD Code : 0261
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Vadodara (140 Km.), connected by Indian Airlines and
Jet Airways with Mumbai.
Rail : Surat is a railway station on the western railway broad gauge line, connected
with other cities/ towns in Western and Northern India.
Road : Surat is connected by motorable roads with Ahmedabad 267 Km., Ahwa 156
Km., Bharuch 88 Km., Gandhinagar 300 Km., Jamnagar 531 Km., Junagadh
550 Km., Kheda 240 Km., Mehsana 356 Km., Mumbai 326 Km., Vadodara 140
Km., Valsad 94 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *Holiday Inn***** Near Bharti Park, Athwa lines,
• *Hotel Central Excellency*** Opp. Railway Station,
• *Hotel Embassy*** Opp. Rly. Station
• Hotel Yuvraj*** Near Railway Station,
• Hotel Aashish International,Unapani Road, Lal Darwaja,
• Hotel Balwas Delhi Gate, Ring Road,
• Hotel Hospice, Hospice Road.
• Lord Park Inn International, Ring Road, Tex Palazzo
• Hotel Ring Road, Textile Market,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.200/- to Rs.500/- for a single room and Rs.300/-
to Rs.600/- for a double room.
• Hotel Alfa, Opp. Railway Station,
• Hotel Bellevue, Near Rly. Station,
• Hotel Dreamland, Opp. Railway Station,
• Hotel Pritpar, Athwa Lines,
• Hotel Pushparaj, Ring Road,
• Hotel Oasis, Varachba Road
• Rohit International, Unapani Road, Lal Darwaja,
• Hotel Sheetal Plaza , Opp. Railway Station,
PLACES OF INTEREST
The Castle: This is Surat’s most important historical monument, built in 1546 for the protection of the city
Dutch Cemetery: It is located near the Kataragam Gate. The most imposing mausoleum is that of Baron Adrian Van Reede.
It’s massive dome, beautiful pillars and large gallery look very impressive.
Rang Upavan: An open air theatre, in the western part of Gandhi Baug ;
Sardar Patel Museum: Started in 1890 for the display of maps and other educational aids, the musem has a rich collection of more than 10,000 specimens of arts and crafts now.
Timings : 1145 hrs. to 1345 hrs. Tuesday to Saturday, 1445 hrs. to 1745 hrs. on Sundays.
EXCURSIONS
Dumas (16 Km.): South-east of Surat, this is an excellent health resort overlooking the Arabian Sea and far away from the madding crowds. There are many cottages on the seafront which are available for visitors, besides a sanatorium.
Hajira (29 Km.): To the south-west of Surat, on the creek of the Arabian sea this village has two wells with water rich in iron and sulphur.
Bardoli (34 Km.): Gandhiji had launched a farmer’s satyagraha known as the Bardoli Satyagraha in 1921-22 under the leadership
of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The Swaraj Ashram here, has become a place of pilgrimage in India.
Ubharat (42 Km.) :It is a fine, sandy beach with a backdrop of shady palm groves.
Vedchhi (62 Km.) :An ashram run on Gandhian lines, engaged in constructive activities.
Unai (84 Km.) : A well developed lake-side resort, it is famous for hot springs tracing their origin to Puranic times.
The springs are in the precincts of a temple where Amba, the Mother Goddess, is the deity.
The Vansada National Park (90 Km.): It is situated in Valsad District covering an area of 7 Km., 40 Km., from Billimora.
Wild animals such as leopards, tigers, panthers and wildboars can be seen here. Accom: PWD Rest House, Vansada.Forest Rest House, Waghai.
Ukai (94 Km.) : A major multipurpose irrigation project of Gujarat. The storage of water at the dam site is nearly as large as that of the Bhakra Nangal Dam in Punjab.
It is situated in the midst of a picturesque tribal area.
Tithal (108 Km.) :Situated in Valsad district, it is a beautiful sandy beach with tall, shady palms along the entire beach.
Accom: Toran Holiday Home,
Udvada (112 Km.) : A pilgrim place for Parsis. The fire temple here has the original fire brought by the Parsis from Persia, when they first came to the country.
Sanjan (145 Km.) : The port where the Parsis first landed and settled after fleeing from Iran.
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  VADODARA (BARODA)
Vadodara is a city of beautiful gardens, magnificent palaces and many institutions of learning. Formerly the capital of a princely state,
Vadodara owes its development and prosperity to Sayajirao Gaikwad III and has today, developed as a thriving industrial and commercial centre.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 78 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 35.50 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 40.4 Deg.C. Min: 20.4 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 33.1 Deg.C. Min: 9.8 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 93.19 cms. (Mid June to Sept)
Best Season : Nov. to April.
STD Code : 0265.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Vadodara is connected by air with Mumbai and Delhi.
Rail : Vadodara is a railway station on the Western Railway broad gauge line, connected with important cities and towns.
Road : Vadodara is connected by motorable roads with Ahmedabad 118 Km., Anand 39 Km., Ankleshwar 82 Km., Bharuch 72 Km.,
Bhavnagar 271 Km., Bhuj 486 Km., Daman 251 Km., Delhi 1039 Km., Dumas 158 Km., Godhra 78 Km., Indore 344 Km.,
Jamnagar 371, Junagadh 390 Km., Khambhat 78 Km., Lothal 119 Km., Mehsana 196 Km., Mount Abu 331 Km., Mumbai 432 Km.,
Palanpur 258 Km., Rajkot 305 Km., Surat 160 Km., Udaipur 313 Km., Valsad 236 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Welcomgroup Vadodara***** , R.C. Dutt Road, Alkapuri,
• *Express Hotel****, R.C. Dutt Rd,
• *Express Alkapuri***, Alkapuri,
• *Holiday Inn Convention Centre***, Akota Gardens,
• *Revival Hotel***, Sayaji Gardens, GEB Colony, Old Padra Road,
• *Hotel Sudarshan Palace***, R.C. Dutt Road,
• *Surya Palace Hotel***, Sayajigunj,
• *Hotel Yuvraj***, Opp. Rly Stn,
• *Hotel Gaurav*, Next to S.T. Depot,
• *Hotel Tulsi*, Pratapgunj,
• *Hotel Tulsi Regency*, Jetalpur Road,
• Hotel Raajpath, Alkapuri,
• Hotel Surya, Sayajigunj,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.500/- for a single room and Rs.400/- to Rs.900/- for a double room.
• Aditi Hotel, Sayajigunj;
• Hotel Ambassador, Sayajigunj;
• Hotel Apsara, Sayajigung,
• Hotel Apex International
• Green Hotel, R.C. Dutt Road, Alkapuri,
• Kalyan Hotel, Sayajigunj;
• Hotel Kaviraj, R.C. Dutt Road,
• Hotel Natraj, Alkapuri ,
• Hotel Panchsheel, R.C.Dutt Road,
• Hotel Rainbow,
• Hotel Rajdhani, Shivaji Road,
• Hotel Rasoi, Opp. New India Industries,
• Hotel Sagar, Near Prince Talkies,
• Hotel Sanman, Near New India Industries,
• Hotel Skylab, New India Mill Road,
• Hotel Savshanti Towers, Alkapuri,
• Hotel Sayaji, Sayajigunj
• Hotel Som Galaxy, Sayajigunj,
• Hotel Utsav, Raopura,
Other Accommodation
Circuit House, R.C. Dutt Road, Alkapuri,
• Narmada Guest House, Opp. Ellora Park,
• Vishram Griha, Nagar Palika Pravasi Griha, Near Rly Stn,
• Pathik Bhavan, Opp. Rly Stn,
• Youth Hostel, Fatehgunj,

PLACES OF INTEREST
• Aurobindo Society ,
• Baroda Dairy ,
• Bhadra Palace ,
• Dakshinamurthy Temple ,
• Kirti Mandir ,
• Lakshmi Vilas Palace ,
• Makarpura Palace ,
• Maqbara Hazira ,
• M.S. University ,
• Nazarbagh Palace Nyaya Mandir ,
• Pratap Vilas Palace ,
• Sardar Patel Planetarium ,
• Sayajibaug (Timings of the Zoo - Shri Sayaji Baug Pranisangraha: 0800 to 1200 hrs. & 1400 to 1800 hrs., closed on Mondays and public holidays.) ,
• Sursagar Lake ,
• Tambekarwada.
Museums :
Health Museum (Timings : 1100 to 1800 hrs.),
Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum (Timings : 0900 to 1200 hrs., 1530 to 1830 hrs. - closed on Mondays and Govt. holidays),
Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery (Timings: 1000 to 1700 hrs. closed on Mon. & Govt. hol).
EXCURSIONS
Khambhatt (Cambay) , Nimeta (13 Km.) , Ajwa Lake (Sayaji Sarovar) (21 Km.) , Tuwa (27 Km.) , Dabhoi Fort (30 Km.) , Anand (35 Km.)
Accom : Hotel Surabhi Regency, Savshanti Anadam Club,
Halol (35 Km.), Malsar (45 Km.), Sankheda (47 Km.), Chandod (50 Km.), Bharuch (72 Km.)
Accom : Hotel Palmland, Hotel Anupama; Hotel Classic, Hotel Hari Mangala, Krishna Guest House, Hotel Maharaja, Hotel Natraj, Hotel President, Hotel Shalimar,
Champaner and Pavagadh (47/ 49 Km.): Champaner lies at the foot of the Pavagadh Fort. The hill of Pavagadh rises from Champaner in three stages.
Accom: Hotel Champaner (TCGL), Pavagadh,.
Lasundara (85 Km.): It is known for its hot and cold springs with medicinal properties curing skin diseases.
Shuklatirth (88 Km.): The holy place of Shuklatirth, 16 Kms. from Bharuch.
Kabir Vad (90 Km.): its unique attraction is a giant Banyan tree which covers an area of 3.7 acres. One can reach this island, by country craft.
Dakor (94 Km.): Dakor is a pilgrim place. The image of Lord Krishna in the Ranchodrai Temple here, said to be the original from Dwarka.
Dakor holds a large fair on Sharad Purnima, the full night in October November.
Surpaneshwar (100 Km.): It is an important pilgrim place. Every year a fair is held in the Krishnapaksha of Chaitra month from 11th to new moon day (March-April).
Ratan Mahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary (115 Km.): The wildlife that can be seen in these sanctuaries includes the sloth bear, panther, chinkara, nilgai, wildboar, etc.
The best season to visit is from November to March.
Dumkhal Sloth Bear Sanctuary (125 Km.): This sanctuary is famous for the sloth bear, panther, sambar, four-horned antelope, hyena as well as a large variety of birds.
Best season for a visit is from December to March.
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  MADHYA PRADESH
  BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
The Bandhavgarh National Park, lying in the heart of the Vindhya Mountain Range in Central India, is a small and compact National Park, yet full of game.
The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.

The centre of the park is dominated by the majestic Bandhavgarh Fort built in the 14th century, around which are numerous caves containing shrines and ancient Sanskrit inscriptions.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 448 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 440 to 811 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 42 Deg.C. Min: 24 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 24 Deg.C. Min: 4 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 1174 Mm.
Best Season : Nov. to June. The park is closed from 1st July to 31st Oct.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Khajuraho (203 Km.) is the most convenient airport connected with Agra, Delhi & Varanasi.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Umaria (30 Km.) on the Katni-Bilaspur line, but the convenient railheads are Satna (117 Km.), Jabalpur (164 Km.) and Katni (100 Km.) on the Central Railway.
Road : Bandhavgarh is situated on the Satna-Umaria and Rewa- Umaria highway and is connected by road with Jabalpur 164 Km.,
Kanha 250 Km., Khajuraho via Satna 203 Km., Rewa 115 Km. and Varanasi via Rewa 340 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
White Tiger Forest Lodge, (MPSTDC), Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge P.O. Tala , Dist. Umaria
WHAT TO SEE
The Fort : Though no records remain to show when the Bandhavgarh Fort was constructed, it is believed to be 2000 yrs. old. Various dynasties have ruled the fort - the Maghas, Vakatakas, Sengars & the Kalachuris. In the 13th cent. the Baghels took over, ruling from Bandhavgarh until 1617 when Maharaja Vikramaditya Singh moved his capital to Rewa. The last inhabitants deserted the fort in 1935.
Flora and Fauna
The Forest of Bandhavgarh can be classified as moist deciduous and the National Park holds all those animal species which are typical of this habitat in Central India.
Certain areas in the Park are drier in character and hold such species as the Nilgai and the Chinkara. Sal Forest occurs throughout the valleys,
giving way to mixed forest on the upper hill slopes, on rocky outcrops and in the South and West.
Wildlife : There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds in the Park. Wildlife that can be spotted here are the Rhesus Macaque, Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Grey Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Tiger, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur or Indian Bison.
Birds : The vegetation along the streams and marshes in the Park is rich in birdlife. The commonly seen species are the Little Grebe, Egret, Lesser Adjutant, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Common Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Parakeet, King Fisher, Indian Roller, Sarus Crane, Black Kite and Crested Serpent Eagle.
Reptiles : Reptilian Fauna include the cobra, krait, viper, ratsnake, python, turtle and a number of lizard varieties including varanus.
Wildlife Viewing
There are two main ways of getting about in the park, in a motor vehicle or on elephant back. Jeep safaris are best undertaken from dawn till about 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. till dusk as the animals are most active during this period. Elephants are used every morning by the Forest Department for tiger-tracking.
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  BHOPAL
The picturesque city of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is set around a lake and is famous for its archaeological wealth. It is situated on the site of the 11th century city Bhojapal, named after Raja Bhoj. The founder of the existing city was, however, an Afghan soldier, Dost Mohammed. Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile - the old city with its teeming market places and fine old palaces and mosques and equally impressive, the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifices.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 75 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 572 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 47.7 Deg.C. Min: 24.9 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 24.5 Deg.C. Min: 9.1 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 124 cm.
Best Season : October to March.
STD Code : 0755.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Indian Airlines and private airlines connect Bhopal with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Mumbai, and Raipur.
Rail : Bhopal on the main Central Railway line, is connected by rail with major cities.
Road : Motorable roads connect Bhopal with Agra 523 Km., Ahmedabad 571 Km., Aurangabad 588 Km., Delhi 728 Km., Gwalior 422 Km., Indore 187 Km., Jabalpur 295 Km., Khajuraho 387 Km., Mandu 290 Km., Mumbai 789 Km., Pachmarhi 195 Km., Sanchi 46 Km., Ujjain 189 Km., etc.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Jehan Numa Palace Hotel (Heritage Grand),157, Shamla Hill,
• *Noor-us-Sabah Palace (Heritage) VIP Road, Kohe-Fiza
• *Amer Palace Hotel*** 209 Zone 1, M.P. Nagar,
• *Hotel Arch Manor***, 247, Zone 1, M.P. Nagar,
• *Hotel Lake View Ashok*** Shamla Hills,
• *Hotel Nisarga*** 211, Zone I, M.P.
• Nagar Hotel Ranjeet Lake View Van Vihar Road,
• Hotel Surendra VilaS 240, Zone 1, M.P. Nagar,
• The Residency Hotel.
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.300/- to Rs.600/- for a single room and from Rs.350/- to Rs.800/- for a double room.
• Hotel Arera Palace, 209, M.P. Nagar,
• Grand Hotel, Hamidia Road,
• Hotel Jyoti, 53, Hamidia Road;
• Hotel Kings, Sultania Road;
• Kwality’s Motel Shiraz, Shivaji Nagar;
• Mayur Hotel, Berasia Road,
• Hotel Meghdoot, Station Road,
• Hotel Pathik, Hamidia Road;
• Hotel Rama International, Radha Cinema Complex;
• Hotel Ramsons International, Berasia Road,
• Hotel Ranjit, 3, Hamidia Road,
• Hotel Samrat, Station Road,
• Hotel Sangam, Station Road;
• Hotel Shimla Palace, Shyamla Road,;
• Hotel Shivalik Gold, 40, Hamidia Road,;
• Hotel Shrimaya, 3, Hamidia Road,
• Hotel Surya, Hamidia Road.
• Hotel Taj, 52, Hamidia Road,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Palash (MPSTDC) Near 45 Bungalows,
• Hotel Panchanan (MPSTDC), New Market, .
• Youth Hostel North T.T. Nagar,

PLACES OF INTEREST
Bharat Bhawan : Designed by the renowned architect, Charles Correa, it is a unique centre for the visual and performing arts. It houses Roopankar, a museum of tribal and folk art, an art gallery, a workshop for fine art, a repertory theatre, library, auditoria and a rehearsal room. ; Timings :1400 to 2000 hrs. (Feb. to Oct.) ; 1300 to 1900 hrs. (Nov. to Jan.). Closed on Mondays; Entry Fee : Rs.5/-.
Chowk : In the heart of the old city, the chowk is lined with old mosques and havelis.
Gandhi Bhavan : Housed here is an exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and a Gandhi museum.
Gohar Mahal : An architectural gem built by Kudasia Begum and a fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Jama Masjid : Gold spikes crown the minarets of this beautiful mosque, built by Kudasia Begum. Laxmi
Narayan Temple : This beautiful temple on the Arera hills has the Birla Museum attached to it which houses a collection of sculptures from the Raisen, Sehore, Mandsaur and Shahdol districts of Madhya Pradesh. The Museum is open from 0900 hrs. to 1700 hrs. on all days except Mondays.
Moti Masjid : Architecturally akin to Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
Neori : An ancient Shiva temple on a hillock.
Shamla and Idgah Hills : These
hills command some of the best views of Bhopal. High on Shamla hills is the Sophia Masjid.
Shaukat Mahal & Sadar Manzil : Situated in the heart of the city, Shaukat Mahal was designed by a Frenchman. Post-renaissance and gothic styles are combined to charming effect here. Nearby is the elegant Sadar Manzil, Hall of Public Audience of the former rulers of Bhopal.
Taj-ul-Masjid : One of the largest mosques in Asia, built by Shahjahan Begum.
Tribal Habitat : An open-air exhibition of tribal house types located on Shyamla Hills. Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1800 hrs. (Closed on Mondays and National Holidays).
Upper and Lower Lakes : MPSTDC’s Yatch Club on the Upper Lake provides facilities for paddle, sail and motor boats. The Upper Lake is divided from the Lower Lake by an overbridge.
Van Vihar : This Safari park is located on a hill adjacent to the Upper Lake with an area of 445 hectares.
A variety of herbivorous and carnivorous species can be seen here in natural surroundings. Timings : 0700 1100 hrs. and 1500 to 1730 hrs. (Closed on Tuesdays),
Museums
• Birla Museum,. Timings: 0900 hrs. to 1700 hrs. (Closed on Mondays).
• Govt. Archaeological Museum, Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs. (Closed on Mondays).
• Regional Science Centre, Timings : 1030 hrs. to 1830 hrs. (Closed on Mondays).
• Tribal Arts Museum, Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1800 hrs. (Closed on Mondays & National Holidays).

EXCURSIONS
Hathaikhera (10 Km.) : An ideal fishing and angling spot.
Islamnagar (11 Km.): It was the palace of Bhopal’s Afghan rulers and was built by Dost Mohammed Khan.
Other monuments to see here are the Hamam of the Chaman Mahal and the double storeyed Rani Mahal.
Bhojpur (28 Km.): Founded by the legendary Parmar King , Raja Bhoj, Bhojpur is renowned for the remains of the magnificent Bhojeshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The temple was never completed, but had it been completed it would have had very few rivals.
Even with the ravages of time, it is still one of the best examples of temple architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries. Close to the Bhojeshwar Temple,
there is a Jain shrine containing 2 figures of Parsvanath and a colossal statue of Mahavira, 20 feet high.
Chiklod (45 Km.) : Chiklod was a summer resort of the former ruler, Nawab Hamidulla Khan. A lake and a beautiful garden here are ideal picnic spots.
Raisen (45 Km.) : Once a fortress of strategic importance in Malwa, Raisen at the top of a hill has nine gateways and three palaces - Badal Mahal, Raja Rohati Ka Mahal and Isrardar Ka Mahal.
Bhimbetka (46 Km.) : Surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhyan ranges, Bhimbetka is an archaeological treasure. In this rocky terrain of dense forest and craggy cliffs, there are over 700 rock shelters belonging to the neolithic age. Paintings in over 500 caves here depict the life of prehistoric cave dwellers. Executed mainly in red and white with the occasional use of green and yellow, these paintings usually depict hunting, dancing, music, animal fighting and household scenes. Animals such as bisons, tigers, lions, wild boar, elephants, antelopes, dogs, lizard, etc. have been abundantly depicted in some cases.
Vidisha (56 Km.) : Vidisha or Besnagar as it is called in the Pali scriptures, was once the prosperous capital of the Sungas. Situated in the fork of the Betwa and Bes rivers, Vidisha was an important trade centre and a bustling city under the Nagas, Satvahanas and Guptas. Places of interest at Vidisha include the ruins of a Brahmanical shrine - dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the first known example of the use of cement in India and the Vidisha Museum which has a collection of the area’s earliest antiquities, sculptures and terracotta objects. The Gumbaz-Ka-Maqbara and Bijamandal Mosque standing on the foundations of a temple are also worth visiting. Close to these ruins is the Heliodorus Pillar (Khambha Baba), a monolithic free-standing column with an inscription stating that it was a Garuda Pillar rose in honour of Vasudeva by Heliodorus, a Greek resident of Taxila. The contents of the inscription date the pillar back to 140 B.C.
Delawadi (62 Km.) : Situated in the midst of a lovely forest glade, Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot.
Ginnorgarh Fort (63 Km.) : This historical fort, 3 Km. from Delawadi was once a stronghold of the Gonds.
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  SANCHI
The history of Sanchi goes back as early as 3rd century B.C. when Buddhism was at its peak during the reign of the Emperor Ashoka. Sanchi has the singular distinction of having specimens of almost all kinds of Buddhist architectural forms, Stupas, Chaityas, Temples and Monastries - the finest examples of Buddhist creative art and sculpture in the country.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Bhopal 46 Km.
Rail : Sanchi lies on the Jhansi-Itarsi section of the Central Railway. However Bhopal is the convenient railhead, linked with major cities and towns.
Road : Good motorable roads connect Sanchi with Bhopal 46 Km., Indore 232 Km.
and Vidisha 10 Km.
STD Code : 07482.
ACCOMMODATION
• Travellers Lodge (MPSTDC) Near Bus Stand,
• Tourist Cafetaria (MPSTDC),
PLACES OF INTEREST
Great Stupa No.1: The oldest stone structure in India, 36.5 metres in diameter and 16.4 metres high, with a massive hemispherical dome. Begun by Emperor Ashoka, the Stupa was completed by his successors in the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. A balustrade encircles the entire structure which has four magnificient torana - style gateways as points of access.
Stupa No. 2: This stupa stands at the very edge of the hill and it’s most striking feature is the stone balustrade that rings it.
Stupa No.3: Situated close to the Great Stupa, this structure has been dated between 150 - 140 B.C.
The relics of Sariputta and Mahamogallena, two of the Buddha’s earliest desciples were found in it’s inner most chamber here.
Ashoka Pillar: This 3rd century B.C. column lies close to the Southern gateway of the Great Stupa and is one of the finest examples of the Ashokan Pillar.
Buddhist Vihara: The sacred relics of the Satdhara Stupa, a few kms. away from Sanchi have been enshrined in a glass casket in the inner sanctum of this modern temple monastery.
The Great Bowl: Carved out of one block of stone, this mammoth bowl was carved to contain food that was distributed amongst the monks of Sanchi.
Gupta Temple: In ruins now, this 4th century A.D. temple is one of the earliest known examples of temple architecture in India.
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  GWALIOR
The ancient city of Gwalior is steeped in it’s past splendour. A multitude of reigning dynasties - the Pratiharas, Kachwahas and Tomars have left imprints of their rule, in this city of palaces, temples and monuments.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Gwalior is connected by air with Bhopal, Delhi, Indore and Mumbai.
Rail : Gwalior, a railway station on the Central Line, is connected with all major cities.
Road : Gwalior is well connected by road with Agra 118 Km, Bhopal 420 Km, Delhi 318 Km, Indore 486 Km, Khajuraho 280 Km, Mumbai 1086 Km, Sanchi 344 Km. and Shivpuri 112 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by Department of Tourism, Government of India)
• *Welcomgroup Usha Kiran Palace (Heritage) Jayandraganj, Lashkar,
• Hotel Landmark 47, Manik Vilas, Nr. Rly. Station,
• Hotel Gwalior Regency New Bus Stand Road,
• Hotel Shelter Padav,
• Hotel Shivalaya, Opp. Roopsingh Stadium,
• Regency Resorts (20 Km. from Gwalior) Ghirongee Industrial Estate, Malanpur,
• Regency Square Link Road,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 200/- to Rs. 450/- for a single room and from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 650/- for double non A/c. rooms.
• Hotel Ashoka,
• Hotel Grace, Manik Vilas,
• Hotel Fort View,
• Hemsons Hotel, Phalka Bazar, Lashkar,
• Hotel Mayur, Padav,;
• Hotel Meghdoot,
• Metro Hotel, Ganesh Bazar,
• Hotel President,
• Regal Hotel, M.L.B. Road,
• Hotel Safari, Station Road,
• Hotel Shabnam, Scindia Ki Chhawni,
• Hotel Sonalika, Jayendraganj, Lashkar;
• Hotel Vivek Continental, Lashkar,
• Hotel Tansen (MPSTDC) 6, Gandhi Road,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Gwalior Fort : The Fort dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. A steep road winds upwards to the Fort, flanked by statues of Jain tirthankaras carved into the rock face. Within the fort are some marvels of medieval architecture : (i) Gujari Mahal (Timings: 1000-1700 hrs. - closed on Mon.) (ii) Man Mandir Palace - a
Son-et-Lumeire Show is held here every evening.(iii) Suraj Kund (iv) Teli Ka Mandir and Sas Bahu Ka Mandir.
Entry Fee for Gwalior Fort : Rs.5/- (Indians) US$ 2 or Rs.100/- (Foreigners)
Ghaus Mohammed’s Tomb: A sandstone mausoleum, designed on early Mughal Lines.
Gwalior Zoo: Open from 0800 -1500 hrs., the zoo has some some rare species of Indian wildlife.
Jai Vilas Palace and Museum : The Jai Vilas Palace is the current residence of the Scindia family.
35 rooms in the palace have been converted into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum. Timings: 1000 to 1700 hrs.
(Closed on Mondays). Entry Fee : Rs.20/- (Indians) , Rs.100/- (Foreigners)
Kala Vithika : A treasure house of the arts. It remains closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Memorials : The earliest freedom fighters, Tatya Tope and the indomitable Rani of Jhansi as well as the Scindia Kings and Queens are commemorated in memorials in Gwalior city.
Municipal Museum : It has a very fine natural history section. Open on all days except Mondays.
Sun Temple : This newly constructed Temple takes its inspiration from the Konark Sun Temple.
Tansen’s Tomb : More than a monument, this tomb is a part of Gwalior’s living cultural heritage.
EXCURSIONS
Tigra Dam (23 Km.): A picturesque setting for recreation and a popular picnic spot.
Ghategaon Sanctuary (30 Km.): This sanctuary is 512 Sq. Km. in area, famous for the Chinkara, Blue Bull, Sambar and the Great Indian Bustard.
Pawaya (68 Km.): Archaeological ruins dating back to the 1st - 8th centuries can be seen here.
Datia (69 Km.): (34 Km. from Jhansi). The main monuments here are the 7 storeyed palace of Raja Bir Singh Deo & Gopeshwar Temple. Accom : Motel Datia (MPSTDC)
Kuno - Palpur Sanctuary (86 Km.): Located in Morena district, it is 345 Sq.Km. in area. The wildlife that can be seen here are the Tiger, Panther, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara & Black buck.
Chambal and Ghariyal Sanctuaries (104 Km.): Famous for the Crocodile, Ghariyal, Turtle and
a variety of Migratory birds, Chambal is in Morena district and Sone Ghariyal in Sidhi district.
Shivpuri (112 Km.): Once the summer capital of the Scindias of Gwalior.
Orchha (120 Km.): It was one of the most powerful kingdoms of Central India, in the 16th cent.
Narwar (128 Km.): It was the traditional capital of Raja Nal of Naisadha, whose love for Damyanti is legendary. The architecture of the fort and palaces here is Rajput in style.
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  SHIVPURI
Once the summer capital of the Scindias of Gwalior, Shivpuri’s royal ambience lives on in it’s exquisite palaces and hunting lodges and the graceful intricately embellished marble chhatris erected by the Scindia princes. Shivpuri is also fmaous for the Madhav National Park.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 156 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 490 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 39.3 Deg.C. Min: 31.8 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 25.5 Deg.C. Min: 21.6 Deg.C.
Best Season : April to June.
STD Code : 07492.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Gwalior 112 Km.
Rail : The nearest railheads are Gwalior 112 Km. and Jhansi 100 Km.
Road : Shivpuri is connected by good motorable roads with Chanderi 127 Km. Datia 121 Km., Gwalior 112 Km., Indore 375 Km.and Jhansi 100 Km.
Transport in the Park : Tourists can move around the forest in their own transport or can hire the Forest Department transport.

ACCOMMODATION
• Tourist Village (MPSTDC) Near Bhadaiya Kund,
• Chinkara Motel (MPSTDC) Agra-Mumbai Road,Sakhya Sagar, Boat Club.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Chhatris : Set in a Mughal garden is the complex of cenotaphs of the Scindias, synthesising the architectural idioms of Hindu and Islamic styles.
George Castle : Deep within the forests of the park, on its highest point, is the turreted George Castle built by Jiyaji Rao Scindia, commanding an unparalleled view of the lake.
Madhav National Park : 156 Sq.Km. in area, the park is open throughout the year. With a varied terrain of wooded hills with dry, mixed and deciduous forests,
it offers abundant opportunities for sighting variety of wildlife. The species commonly found in the park are Chinkara, the Indian gazelle, chital, nilgai, sambar,
charsingha, black-buck, sloth-bear and leopard.
The Park is equally rich in avifauna.
Madhav Vilas Palace: The summer palace of the Scindias, built in truly royal proportions.
Sakhya Sagar Boat Club: Habitat of a variety of reptiles. There is also a Boat Club here.
EXCURSIONS
Surwaya (21 Km.): The remains of a fort within which are housed three Hindu temples, a monastery and a step-well can be seen here.
The three temples are dedicated to Vishnu.
Narwar (41 Km.): The capital of Raja Nal of Naisadha, whose love for Damyanti is legendary.
Karera Bird Sanctuary (45 Km.): A sanctuary is for the protection of the Great Indian Bustard.
Pichhore (78 Km.): The fort here was built by the Bundela ruler Rajaveer Vrashabh Dev Singh.
Kadwaha (100 Km.): It is renowned for the remains of fourteen Brahmanical temples.
Chanderi (127 Km.): Chanderi is surrounded by hills, lakes and forests and there are several
monuments including a Fort of the Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans.
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  ORCHHA
Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Cheiftan, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land
along the river Betwa as an ideal site for his capital.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Temperature : Summer : 21 Deg.C.- 47 Deg.C. ; Winter : 4 Deg.C.- 32 Deg.C.
Area : 40 Sq.Km.
Season : October to March.
STD Code : 07680
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Gwalior 120 Km.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Jhansi 19 Km., a major railway junction.
Road : Orchha lies on the Jhansi - Khajuraho road and is linked by motorable roads with Gwalior 120 Km.,
Jhansi 19 Km. and Khajuraho 178 Km.

ACCOMMODATION
• The Orchha Resort, Kanchanaghat, Betwa Cottages (MPSTDC),
• Hotel Sheesh Mahal (MPSTDC)
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Mansarovar (SADA) ;
• Hotel Palki Mahal (SADA) ;
• Sattar Yatri Niwas (SADA).
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Jehangir Mahal ;
• Rai Parveen Mahal ;
• Raj Mahal,
• Chaturbhuj Temple ;
• Chhatris or memorials to the rulers of Orchha ;
• Dinman Hardaul’s Palace ;
• Lakshmi Narayan Temple ;
• Phool Bagh ;
• Ram Raja Temple ;
• Sunder Mahal ; the shrines of Siddh Baba Ka Sthan ;
• Jugal Kishor ;
• Janki Mandir
• the Hanuman Mandir at Ohharedwara.
EXCURSIONS
Deogarh (139 Km.) : Deogarh has great antiquarian, epigraphical and archaeological importance and figured in the
history of the Guptas, the Gurjara Pratiharas, the Gonds, etc.



  INDORE
Situated on the banks of the Rivers Saraswati and Khan, Indore was planned and founded by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar and derives its name from the 18th cent.
Indreshwar Temple. Indore, today, presents a happy blend of a historical past and a modern, flourishing industrial city.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 66 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 564 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 39.5 Deg.C. Min: 24 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 24.0 Deg.C. Min: 8 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 110 Cm. (July to September)
STD Code : 0731.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Indore is linked by air directly with Mumbai, Delhi and Gwalior.
Rail : Indore is on the Western Railway and is linked by rail with major cities in India.
Road : Indore is connected by motorable roads with Agra 605 Km., Ahmedabad 456
Km., Bhopal 187 Km., Delhi 809 Km., Gwalior 486 Km., Khajuraho 574 Km., Maheshwar 90 Km., Mandu 105 Km., Mumbai 602 Km., & Ujjain 53 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Taj Residency Next to Meghdoot Gardens,
• *Hotel Balwas International*** 30/2, South Tukoganj,
• *Hotel Princes’ Palace*** 8-A1, South Tukoganj ,
• *Sayaji Hotel*** 54, Vijaya Nagar,
• Hotel Mashal,
• Hotel President Planet .
Other Hotels
1. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.600/- to Rs.1000/- for a single room and from Rs.800/- to Rs.1200/- for a double room :

Central Apartment & Hotel, M G Road,
• Hotel Crown Palace, Kanchan Bagh,
• Indotels Manor House, Agra-Mumbai Road,
• Hotel Kanchan, Kanchan Bagh.
• Hotel Kanchan Tilak, M G Road, ,
• Hotel President, 163, R.N.T. Marg,;
• Hotel Royal Residency, 225 RNT Marg,
• Hotel Shreemaya, 12/1, R.N.T. Marg,
• Hotel Surya, 5/5, Nath Mandir Road,
• Hotel Taj Malwa, 585/2, M.G. Road
2. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.400/- to Rs.700/- for a room.
• Amaltas International, 2, R.K.Puram,
• Hotel Ashoka ;
• Central Hotel, 70-71, M.G.Road,
• Hotel Embassy, M.G. Road,
• Hotel Mayur, Chota Gwaltoli,
• Hotel Neelam, Near Sarwate Bus Stand,
• Noorjahan Hotel, Meghdoot Garden,
• Hotel Paras Regency,
• Hotel Pallavi, 1/1, Green Park,
• Hotel Sunder, South Tukoganj,
• Hotel Tulsi, 11/4, South Tukoganj Nath Mandir Rd.,
Other Accommodation
• Tourist Bungalow (MPSTDC) Behind Ravindra Natya Griha,
• Youth Hostel Association of India(Indore Unit), C/o. 4-B, Vandana Nagar,
• YMCA, 14 Jaora Compound, M.Y. Hospital Road, Indore - 452 001.
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Annapurna Temple ;
• Bada Ganapati ;
• Bijasen Tekri ;
• Chhatri Baug ;
• Gita Bhawan ;
• Gomatgiri ;
• Gopal Mandir ;
• Indore Museum ;
• Kanch Mandir (Timings : 1000 to 1700 hrs.) ;
• Kasturbagram ;
• Khajrana ;
• Lalbaug Palace ;
• Rajwada ; Town Hall.
Museums :
• Archaeological Museum, A.B. Road. Timings : 1100 hrs. to 1800 hrs. (Closed on Mondays and Gazetted Holidays).
• Lal Baug Palace Museum, Near RTO Office, Timings : 1100 hrs. to 1800 hrs.
EXCURSIONS
Mhow (23 Km.): (Military Headquarters Of War). It was the War Management Centre of the British during the World War.
Presently, it is one of the military training establishments.
Dewas (36 Km.): The name is derived from a hill in the vicinity known as Devi-Vashini on which is perched a temple of its presiding deity Devi Chamunda.
Patal Pani (36 Km.) : A popular picnic spot, famous for its scenic waterfall.
Ujjain (53 Km.) : One of the seven sacred cities of India, situated on the banks of river Kshipra.
Dhar (64 Km.): The capital of the Parmar Kings among whom Raja Bhoj was the most prominent.
In the monuments here one can see the combination of Hindu, Afghan and Mughal architecture.
Omkareshwar (77 Km.): The temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata here, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
Accom. is available at the Omkareshwar Cottages (MPSTDC),Holkar Guest House, Forest Rest House and in Dharamshalas.
Maheshwar (90 Km.): This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
It was revived to it’s ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen, Rani Ahilyabai of Indore.
Maheshwari saris are renowned throughout India for their unique weave. Accom: Narmada Cottages (MPSTDC Ahilya Trust Guest House,
Govt. Rest House ,and Dharamshalas.
Mandu (105 Km.): Popularly known as the “City of Joy”, Mandu has many historical monuments.
Nemawar (128 Km.): Situated on the banks of the river Narmada, it was here that Jamdagni, the father of Parasuram meditated.
Oon (154 Km.): It is an important place of Jain Pilgrimage.
Bagh Caves (160 Km.): The Bagh Caves were excavated by master craftsman out of the perpendicular rock face of a hill. The murals were
executed between the 5th and 7th cent. A.D. In all, there are 9 caves of which only 5 have survived.
Bawangaja (170 Km.) : Important Jain Pilgrim Centre.
Makshi (193 Km.): Famous for its Jain Temples.
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  MANDU
Perched along the Vindhyan Ranges, at an altitude of 2000 ft., the fortress town of Mandu is renowned as much for it’s fine architecture as for the love of poet-prince Baz Bahadur for his beautiful consort Rani Roopmati.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 46.62 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 634 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 35.5 Deg.C. Min: 28 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 22.0 Deg.C. Min: 7 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 152 cm.
Best Season : July to March.
STD Code : 07292.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Indore 99 Km.
Rail : Indore 99 Km. and Ratlam 124 Km. are the nearest railheads.
Road : Mandu is connected by good motorable roads with Ahmedabad 349 Bhopal 292
Km., Delhi 914 Km., Gwalior 591 Km., Indore 99 Km., Jabalpur 629 Km.,
Khajuraho 679 Km., Mumbai 590 Km., Ratlam 124 Km. and Ujjain 152 Km.
Bus Services : Mandu is connected by regular bus services with Dhar and Mhow.
ACCOMMODATION
• Tourist Cottages (MPSTDC) Roopmati Road,
• Travellers Lodge (MPSTDC) ear SADA Barrier,
• SADA Rest House,
• Jain Dharamshala,
PLACES OF INTEREST
The 45 Km. parapet of walls that encircles Mandu is punctuated by 12 gateways, most notable being the Delhi Darwaza, the main entrance to the fortress city.
The Royal Enclave : Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal, Dilawar Khan’s Mosque, Nahar Jharokha, Taveli Mahal, Ujali and Andheri Baolis (Wells) and Gadashah’s shop and house.
Entry Fee for Royal Enclave : Rs.5/- (Indians) , USD 2 or Rs.100/- (Foreigners)
The Central Group : Hoshang Shah’s Tomb (Entry Fee: Rs.5/- for Indians, USD 2 or Rs.100/- for Foreigners) , Jami Masjid , Ashrafi Mahal.
Rewa Kund Group : Rewa Kund , Baz Bahadur’s Palace , Roopmati’s Pavilion (Entry Fee: Rs.5/- for Indians, USD 2 or Rs.100/- for Foreigners)
Other Monuments : Nilkanth , Nilkanth Mahal , Hathi Mahal, Darya Khan’s Tomb, Dai Ka Mahal, , Beh Ka Mahal, Malik Mughith’s Mosque, Jali Mahal, Echo Point, Sunset Point and Lohani Caves.
EXCURSIONS
Dhar (50 Km.): The capital of the Parmar Kings.
Maheshwar (60 Km.) : A temple town on the banks of the river Narmada.
Mandleshwar (96 Km.): Situated on the banks of river Narmada, it has a stone fort,
with a flight of 123 steps leading down to the river and expnding below into a
wide ghat.
Omkareshwar (115 Km.): A sacred place housing one of the 12 jyotirlingas.
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  UJJAIN
One of the greatest cities of ancient India, Ujjain’s links with it’s glorious past have endured into the present day, making it a city still renowned for it’s traditions of spirituality, learning and culture.
Situated on the banks of the river Shipra, Ujjain is one of the venues of the Kumbh Mela held every twelve years.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 14 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 492 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 40 Deg.C. Min: 28 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 20 Deg.C. Min: 10 Deg.C.
Rainfall : September to March.
STD Code : 0734.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Indore (53 Km.).
Rail : Ujjain is connected by rail with important cities/towns.
Road : Motorable roads connect Ujjain with Ahmedabad 402 Km. Bhopal 183 Km., Delhi 774 Km., Gwalior 451 Km., Indore 53 Km., Khajuraho 570 Km., and Mumbai 655 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Fort Amla Rs.4599/-(Standard),
• Hotel Ashray, Dewas Road,
• Hotel Atlas, Station Road,
• Shipra Hotel (MPSTDC)University Rd,
• Yatri Niwas (MPSTDC)
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir,
• Bhartrihari Caves,
• Chintaman Ganesh,
• Durgadas Ki Chhatri,
• Chardwar,
• Gadkalika,
• Gopal Mandir,
• Harsiddhi Temple,
• Kal Bhairava,
• Kaliadeh Palace,
• Kalidas Academy,
• Mahakaleshwar,
• Mangalnath,
• Navagraha Mandir (Triveni),
• Pir Matsyendranath,
• Sandipani Ashram,
• Siddhavat,
• Veda Shala (Observatory),
• Vikram Kirti Mandir,
• Vikram University.
EXCURSIONS
Maksi (30 Km.) : Famous for Jain Temples.
Devas (37 Km.): Famous for its hill-top temple of Devi Chamunda.
Nagda (60 Km.): An industrial town with ancient temples.
Agar (66 Km.): An ancient archaeological site.
Sailana (126 Km.) : Famous for its cactus garden with over 1,200 species of cactii, perhaps the biggest collection in Asia.
Mandsaur (189 Km.): Famous for the Ashtamukhi Pashupatinath Temple.
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  JABALPUR
Among the larger cities of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur has enjoyed considerable importance from the 4th century B.C. onwards.
It’s scenic beauty made it the pleasure resort of the Gond Kings. At present, the divisional headquarters,
Jabalpur is a city of growing commercial importance, though it is more renowned for it’s scenic charms, in particular the magnificent Marble Rocks.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 135 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 393 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 42 Deg.C. Min: 21 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 28.5 Deg.C. Min: 7.7 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 150 cms. (July to Sept.)
Best Season : Oct. to March.
STD Code : 0761.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The airport in Jabalpur is connected with Delhi and Gwalior by Indian Airlines.
Rail : Jabalpur is a railway station on the Mumbai-Howrah line, connected with Allahabad, Bhopal,
Calcutta, Delhi, Gwalior, Indore, Mumbai and Varanasi.
Road : Jabalpur is connected by motorable roads with Agra 596 Km., Bhopal 337 Km., Delhi 800 Km., Gwalior 477 Km., Indore 523 Km., Kanha 177 Km., Khajuraho 270 Km., Mumbai 1126 Km., Nagpur 249 Km., Pachmarhi 235 Km. and Varanasi 249 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (*Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Hotel Rishi Regency*** Civil Lines,
• *The Samdariya*** 789, Russel Chowk, *Narmada Jacksons
• *Hotel Classic** Napier Town,
• *Hotel President Russel Chowk,
• Ashok Hotel.
• Jackson’s Hotel , South Civil Lines
• Hotel Krishna,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.200/- to Rs.400/- for a single room and from Rs.400/-to Rs.700/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ambassador, Russel Crossing,
• Hotel Anand,
• Hotel Blue Moon, Russel Chowk,
• Dwarika Hotel, Civic Centre,
• Hotel Roopali Inn, Russel Chowk,
• Hotel Satkar, Wright Town,
• Hotel Siddharth, Napier Town, Russel Crossing,
• Sharda Hotel, Lodge Shivalaya,
• Hotel Shriradha, 1, Civic Centre,
• Standard Hotel, 739-A Karamchand Chowk,
• Swayam Hotel ;
• Hotel Utsav, Russel Crossing, Napier Town,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Kalchuri (MPSTDC),Near Railway Station,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Gwarighat,
• Madan Mahal Fort,
• Mala Devi Temple,
• Pisan Hari Jain Temples,
• Rani Durgavati Memorial and Museum (Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs. - Closed on Mondays),
• Sangram Sagar
• Bajnamath,
• Tilwara Ghat
EXCURSIONS
Roopnath (12 Km.) : Famous for a lingam placed in a cleft of a rock dedicated to Shiva. There are three beautiful falls here, the pools of which are named after Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
Marble Rocks (Bhedaghat) (23 Km.) : Connected by an excellent road from Jabalpur, are the Marble Rocks rising on either side of a mile-long gorge, through which the Narmada flows. The gleaming, jagged cliffs of limestone are more than a hundred feet high. Boating facilities are available from November to May. The Marble Rocks have recently been flood-lit (on Saturdays and Sundays) and boating by moonlight is a fascinating experience. Boating charges are Rs.5/- per person and Rs. 75/- for the full boat (15 persons).
Other places of interest in Bhedaghat include the 10th century Chausath Yogini Temple,
dedicated to goddess Durga and the waterfalls at the far end of the marble gorge called Dhuandhar or the smoke cascade.
Accom : Motel Marble Rocks (MPSTDC),
Bilhari (64 Km.) : Many pieces of ancient sculpture have been found at Bilhari indicating it’s past importance. Among these are images of the Hindu gods Brahma, Shiva and Surya.
Nohta (81 Km.) : Nohta lies at the confluence of a small stream, Guriaya and the river Berma. It is believed to have been the capital of the Chandela Kings in the early 12th century. A few Jain temples can be seen here and 2 Km. away is a Shiva Temple where a Kartik fair is held annually.
National Fossils Park (87 Km.): Famous for the plant fossils in Mandla district.
Mandla & Ramnagar (95 Km.) : Mandla is known for its 17th century fort situated in a loop of the Narmada river which protects it on three sides. About 15 km. away is Ramnagar with a ruined three-storeyed palace overlooking the river Narmada.
Maihar (162 Km.) : On the Jabalpur-Satna road,
Maihar is famous for its Sharda Devi Temple built on a hill-top and it is also an important centre for Indian classical music.
Accom : Café Surbahar (MPSTDC),
Rookhad (163 Km.) : Rookhad is wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the Pench National Park and a charming retreat. It is 101 Km. from Nagpur on national highway no. 7 and 26 Km. from Seoni.
Accom : Bison Retreat (MPSTDC),
Amarkantak (256 Km. ): An important pilgrim centre for Hindus, it is the source of two great rivers Narmada and Sone and is situated at an altitude of 1065 metres in the Vindhyas.
Accom: Holiday Homes (MPSTDC), Tourist Bungalow (MPSTDC),
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  KANHA NATIONAL PARK
Kanha’s sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq. km. in dramatic natural splendour. This is original Kipling country, of which he wrote so vividly in the Jungle Book. The same abundance of wildlife species exists even today in the Kanha National Park, which forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve created in 1974 under Project Tiger. This park is also the only habitat of the rare hardground Barasingha.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 939.94 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 450-900 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 40.6 Deg.C. Min: 23.9 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 23.9 Deg.C. Min: 1.1 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 152 Cms.
Best Season : April to June and Nov. to Jan. (The park is closed from 1st July to 31st October).
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Jabalpur (169 Km.) is the nearest airport to visit the Kanha National Park.
Rail : Jabalpur (169 Km.) is the most convenient railhead to visit Kanha.
Road : Kanha National Park is connected by road with Jabalpur 169 Km., Khajuraho 445 Km., Nagpur 266 Km.,
Rookhad 192 Km. and Raipur 219 Km.
Distances within the park are :
Koshi-Kanha: 9 Kms., Kisli-Katia: 4 Kms. and Kisli-Mukki: 32 Kms.
Local Transport : MPSTDC operates a Jeep service for visitors to go around in the park.
Booking can be made through the Manager, MPSTDC, Baghira Log Huts, Kisli and Kanha Safari Lodge, Mukki. Wild Chalet Resorts at village Mocha, can also arrange for local sightseeing.
ACCOMMODATION
• Kanha Jungle Lodge, P.O. Mukki,
• Royal Tiger Resort
• Tuli Tiger Resort Vill. Mocha, Dist. Mandla,
• Wild Chalet Resort
Other Accommodation
• Baghira Log Huts (MPSTDC), Kisli,
• Tourist Hostel (MPSTDC),
Forest Department Accommodation
• Rest Houses at Kisli and Mukki and Hutments at Khatia.
WHAT TO SEE
Forest Department guides accompany visitors around the Park on mapped out circuits which enable viewers to see a good cross-section of Kanha’s wildlife.

Wildlife in the Park : Kanha has some 22 species of mammals. Those that are most easily spotted are the palm squirrel, common langur, jackal, wild pig, chital,
barasingha, sambar and black buck. Less commonly seen species include the tiger, wild dog, barking deer, bison, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat and the chausingha.
Very rarely seen are the wolf, the chinkara, Indian otter and the small Indian civet.
Birds species in the Park : Kanha has over 200 species of birds. Commonly seen species include the cattle egret, pond heron, black ibis, common peafowl, crested serpent,
hawk eagle, red wattled lapwing, flycatcher, woodpecker, pigeon, dove, parakeet, kingfisher and grey hornbill.
Bamni Dadar : Known as Sunset Point, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the park from where a spectacular sunset can be viewed.
Animals that can be sighted here are the sambar, barking deer, gaur and four horned antelope.
Museum (Closed on Wednesdays) : It depicts various aspects of the park and tribal culture.
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  KHAJURAHO
The capital of the Chandela Kings, Khajuraho is famous for its magnificent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and the Jain Tirthankaras. These temples were built between 950 A.D. & 1050 A.D. and represent some of the most exquisite specimens in medieval India. Only 22 temples out of the original 85 temples now survive.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 21 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 280 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 47 Deg.C. Min: 21 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 32 Deg.C. Min: 4 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 114 cm. (July - August).
Best Season : Sept. to March.
STD Code : 07686.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Khauraho is connected by air with Delhi, Agra and Varanasi.
Rail : Jhansi 175 Km. and Satna 120 Km. are the two convenient railheads.
Road : Khajuraho is connected by motorable roads with Agra 395 Km., Allahabad 285 Km., Bandhavgarh 250 Km., Bhopal 340 Km., Chitrakoot 175 Km., Delhi 596 Km., Gwalior 276 Km., Indore 575 Km., Jabalpur 296 Km., Lucknow 287 Km., Mahoba 65 Km., Mumbai 1250 Km. Rewa 176 Km. & Varanasi 415 Km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India.)
• *Hotel Taj Chandela*****Dlx. Airport Road,
• *The Jass Trident***
• ***Holiday Inn****,
• *Hotel Khajuraho Ashok***
• *Hotel Clarks Khajuraho***, Best Western Greenwood,
• Hotel Usha Bundela,
Other Hotels
• Bharat Lodge, Casa de William,
• Harmony Hotel, Jain Lodge, Lake Side View,
• Laxmi Guest House,
• Marble Palace,
• Marcopolo Hotel, ;
• Nataraj Hotel,;
• Plaza Hotel,
• Pushpak Hotel,
• Siddhartha Hotel,
• Surya Lodge,.
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Jhankar (MPSTDC),
• Hotel Payal (MPSTDC),
• Hotel Rahil (MPSTDC),
• Tourist Village (MPSTDC),
PLACES OF INTEREST
The temples of Khajuraho are divided into 3 geographical groups : Western, Eastern & Southern.
Western Group of Temples : Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Chausat Yogini Temple , Chitragupta Temple , Vishvanath Temple , Lakshmana Temple , Matangeshwara Temple
A Son-et-Lumiere show is presented in English and Hindi at 1830 hrs. in winter at the Western Group of Temples. Charges : Rs.50/- (Indians), Rs.200/- (Foreigners)
Eastern Group of Temples : Jain Temples : Parsvanath Temple , Ghantai Temple and Adinath Temple. Hindu Temples : Brahma Temple, Vamana Temple and Javari Temple.
Southern Group of Temples : Situated about 5 Km. from Khajuraho, the southern group consists of two surviving temples :- Duladeo Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple
Entry Fee for Khajuraho Group of Monuments: Rs.10/- (Indians) ; USD 5 or Rs.250/- (Foreigners)
Archaeological Museum : Situated near the Western Group of Temples, this museum has a collection of sculptures, inscriptions, architectural panels and friezes dating back to the 10th and 12th centuries. Timings : 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs. Closed on Fridays.
EXCURSIONS
Beni Sagar Lake (7 Km.) : A picnic spot.
Raneh Water Falls (20 Km.) : A beautiful picnic spot famous for its granite rock formations.
Ken Ghariyal Sanctury (25 Km.) : A natural house for the long snouted Ghariyals (alligators).
Ken Natural Trail (25 Km.) : A little jungle track along the beautiful river Ken.
Rajgarh Palace (25 Km.) : A picturesque 150 year old palace.
Ranguan Lake (25 Km.) : An ideal angling and boating spot.
Panna National Park (32 Km.) : Situated in a large dense forest belt forming the northern fringe of the natural teak forest, the park provides an ideal habitat for the tiger. Other rare species that can be seen are the panther, wolf and gharial.
Gangau Dam (34 Km.) : A natural dam at the confluence of rivers Ken and Simri.
Pandav Falls (34 Km.) : A beautiful picnic spot.
Panna (44 Km.) : The capital of Chhatrasal, founder of the Bundela Kingdom.
Diamond Mines, Majhgawan (56 Km.) : The only working mines in India and the largest in Asia, under the control of the National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (NMDC).
Dhubela Museum (57 Km.) : Located on the banks of a Lake, the Museum houses a wide variety of Shakti Cult sculptures.Timings: 1000 to 1700 hrs. Closed on Mondays.
Ajaygarh Fort (80 Km.) : An old fort, it was the capital of the Chandelas.
Kalinjar Fort (100 Km.) : The fort stands on an isolated hill of the Vindhya range and was built during the period of the Guptas.
Nachna (100 Km.) : A famous city of the Gupta empire, it was known for the Chaturmukha Mahadeva Temple.
Satna (120 Km.) : An upcoming industrial town, famous for it’s cement factory. Accom : Hotel Bharhut (MPSTDC), Civil Lines, (Rs.390-490/-)
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  PACHMARHI
Situated at an altitude of 1067 metres, Pachmarhi is a large plateau ringed by hills on the evergreen Satpura range.
Being the only hill resort in Madhya Pradesh, it is a popular place for nature lovers and sportsmen.
The landscape is characterised by rugged hills, forests and ravines.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 24 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 1067 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 35 Deg.C. Min: 19.9 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 22 Deg.C. Min: 1.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 200 cms.
Best Season : September to May.
STD Code : 07578.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Bhopal 210 Kms. directly connected by Indian Airlines with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Mumbai.
Rail : Pipariya 47 Km. on the Mumbai-Howrah line via Allahabad is the nearest railhead. Regular bus services connect Pipariya with Pachmarhi.
Road : Pachmarhi is connected by motorable road with Allahabad 683 Km., Bhopal
210 Km., Indore 368 Km., Nagpur 262 Km., Rookhad 236 Km and Ujjain 421 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
To visit places of tourist interest/ viewpoints in and around Pachmarhi, there are conducted tours by Jeeps/ Matadors organised by Madhya Pradesh Tourism from Hotel Amaltas, near Tehsil, Pachmarhi.
ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation of the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation
• Hotel Amaltas, Near Tehsil, D.I. Bungalow,
• Holiday Homes, Near SADA Barrier,
• Panchvati Cottages, Near Tehsil,
• Panchvati Huts, Near Tehsil,
• Rock End Manor,
• Sahakar Bungalow,
• Satpura Retreat,
Accommodation of the Special Area Development Authority (SADA)
• Vanasthali Cottage,
• Nilambar Cottage,
• Nandavan Cottage,
• New Hotel,
Accommodation at Pipariya
• Tourist Motel (MPSTDC)
• Near Railway Station, Pachmarhi Road,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool),
• Bison Lodge,
• Catholic Church,
• Chauragarh,
• Chota Mahadeo ,
• Christ Church,
• Dhoopgarh ,
• Handi Khoh,
• Irene Pool,
• Jalawataran (Duchess Falls),
• Jata Shankar,
• Jumma Kund (Bee Falls),
• Mahadeo,
• Pandav Caves,
• Priyadarshini Point (Forsyth Point),
• Rajat Pratap (Big Fall),
• Rajendragiri (Panorama Hill),
• Reechh Garh,
• Sangam (Fuller’s Khud),
• Sunder Kund,
• Tridhara (Piccadily Circus),
• Vanshree Vihar.
• Cave Shelters : Some of the best cave shelters and groups of shelters around Pachmarhi are:
1. Dhuandhar ,
2. Bharant Neer (Dorothy Deep) ,
3. Astachal (Mount Rosa) ,
4. The Harper’s Cave ,
5. The Chieftain’s Cave & Kites Crag.

EXCURSIONS
Satpura National Park : Set up in 1981, Satpura National Park is 524 Sq.Km. in area. Pachmarhi’s fascinating natural beauty of deep valleys, high mountians, rivulets, waterfalls combine to give this park a unique beauty. The park is home to the Bison, Tiger, Panther, Wild Bear, Four-horned deer, Blue-bull and a rich variety of birds.
Beni Forest (20 Km.) : This forest accounts for much of the country’s supply of teak wood and is being developed as a wild life sanctuary.
Gaur (bison), barking deer, sambar and wild boar are among the animals found here.
Tamia (78 Km.) : Overlooking the Narmada valley, Tamia is a picturesque holiday and picnic resort on the Satpura range.
From the Tamia rest home, the view of the Dudhi Plateau from 330 mts. of sheer ovehanging cliffs is one of the most spectacular.
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  MAHARASHTRA
  PUNE

Pune, formerly known as Punavadi and Poona is located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is also called as the Queen of the Deccan, and is the cultural capital of Marathi people. 
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 450.69 sq. kms.
Altitude : 560 m.
Temperature: 31.4 C.
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 020
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air :
Pune airport is situated in the Lohagaon area, approximately 10 km to the northeast of the city. There are direct flights connecting Pune with the major cities of India, like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. The city is also connected, through direct flights, with Dubai and Singapore. 
Rail : Traveling to Pune by trains is a very good option. A good rail network connects Pune with rest of the parts of the country. 
Road : Pune is well linked with almost all the major cities of Maharashtra as well as the rest of the country by road. There are regular bus services connecting Pune with Mumbai, Nasik .

ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt of India)
• *Hotel Royal Orchid Golden Suites ***** 15, Rose Premises, Near Marigold Complex
Kalyani Nagar .,
• *Hotel The Pride Pune *****,5, University Road Shivajinagar,
•Taj Pune, 11, Koregaon Road, Pune
•Hotel Le Meridien- Rewas Road,
• *Hotel Gordon House Pune ***** Raja Bahadur Mill Road, Pune
• *Hotel Courtyard Marriott *****,S. No 19 & 20, P4 Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park Pune
• Hotel Sun-n-Sand, 262, Bund Garden Road, Pune

Other Hotels
Tariff ranges from Rs.150-350/- for a single and Rs. 250-900/- for a double room.
• Shree Nanda Excellency, Pune, Aundh
• Suyash Deluxe, Pune , Pune Station .
• Celebrations Inn, Pune , Mumbai - Pune Road.
• Fort Jadhavgadh, Jadhav Wadi,Pune
• Manas Corporate Homes, Pimpri , Pune ,
• Ambience Excellency, Pimpri , Pune
• Tamanna Residency, Hinjewadi ,Pune.

PLACES OF INTEREST
Lal Deval (Synagogue) : Lal Deval is conspicuously placed on Moledina Road. The red-brick-and-stone structure built in the English Gothic style, resembles a church. It is Pune's finest synagogue, built by philanthropist David Sassoon in 1867.
Bund Garden : Bund Garden lies on the right bank of the Mula Mutha river. Constructed by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy primarily for providing water to the poor during summer, it has become a popular unwinding spot for citizens with an added attraction of boating facilities and has recently added a well-designed jogging track. Bund Garden is now known as the Mahatma Gandhi Udyan.
The Osho International Commune : The Osho International Commune is in Koregaon Park, attracting thousands of foreigners wishing to take part in the meditation courses organized by the Ashram. The Commune was founded by Osho Rajneesh who died in 1990. His samadhi is situated in the Ashram. The commune has beautiful gardens open to the public in the mornings and evenings. 
Aga Khan Palace : True to its name this place boasts of Italianate arches and spacious lawns, an unlikely place for a prison but the Britishers interned Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi here.The architecture of the palace wil take you down memory lane, reminding you of the illustrations from fairy tale houses. 
Shaniwar Wada : The historic palace of the Peshwa (Prime Ministers) rulers, became the seat of political power during Bajirao-I’s reign and became so conspicuous that to this date the palace has become the symbol of the city and its culture. Built in 1736, the Shaniwar Wada was once the palace of the great Peshwa rulers. The wada (Fort) was destroyed by a major fire in 1827, the cause of the fire till today remains a mystery.
Bal Gandharv Mandir : The home of Marathi Theatre, both commercial and experimental. Throughout the year there are different cultural happenings like exhibitions, theatre, orchestra - instrumental and vocal.
EXCURSIONS
Alandi ( Km) : Alandi city, near Pune, is mainly known for housing the samadhi of Sant Dnyaneshwar, a popular saint of Maharashtra. Dnyaneshwar spent a few years of his life at the Alandi city and inspired the whole of the state to worship Lord Panduranga. 
Bhaja Caves ( Km.) : Bhaja Caves, situated in the Aurangabad district, lie at a distance of 60 km from Pune. The caves are said to be as old as the 2nd century, i.e., the early Theravadin phase of Buddhism, when the Mauryans used to rule over India.
Bhimashankar Temple (128 Km.) : Chaul, in Raigad District, was the capital of the Shalihar dynasty and has forts and monuments belonging to the Portuguese, Moghul and Maratha periods.
Bhuleshwar Temple (59 Km) : huleshwar Temple, perched on top of a hill, dates back to the time of the Pandavas. It is situated at a distance of 50 km from the Pune city and was built in the 13th century. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was initially built to serve as a fort called Mangalgadh.  .
Dehu ( Km) : Dehu is the place where Sant Tukaram was born and it is the place where he took mahasamadhi. Sant Tukaram was a very revered saint of Maharashtra and played a very important role in the Bhakti Movement of the state.
Jejuri Temple : The town of Jejuri is situated to the southeast of the Pune city. The town is home to one of the most famous temples of Maharashtra, known as Khandobachi Jejuri. The God of Jejuri, Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand or Khandoba, is very revered amongst the Dhangars, one of the oldest tribes in Maharashtra. 

Karla Caves (40 Km.) : Situated on the Pune-Mumbai Road, Karla Caves are approximately 40 km from the city of Pune. These caves date back to the 2nd century BC and represent the golden period of Buddhism in India. 
Malshej Ghat ( Km) : Malshej Ghat counts amongst the budding hill stations of Maharashtra. It is situated at the borders of Pune, Thane and Ahmednagar. Nestled in the Sahyadri hills, Malshej Ghat is known for its picturesque beauty, especially its cascading waterfalls.
Shivneri Fort ( 90Km) : Shivneri Fort is situated at a distance of approximately 90 km from the Pune city. Sahaji, the father of Shivaji, got this fort constructed as a fortification from his enemies. It was here that Jijabai, the mother of Shivaji, spent the period of her pregnancy and gave birth to the great Shivaji Maharaj in the year 1627.
Sinhagad Fort : Sinhagarh Fort lies at a distance of 25 km from the Poona city of India. One of the popular picnic spots near the city, Sinhagarh is situated on a hill, at a height 700 m above the surrounding landscape. Due to its height, the fort also serves as a popular trekking destination for the people of Pune.  

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  ALIBAUG
Alibag, a small seaside town is the head quarters of the Raigad district.It is a convenient base for visiting Kihim and Nagaon beaches and also the Kolaba Fort,
a sea fort which is approachable only during low tide.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Altitude : Sea level
Temperature: Max: 34.8 Deg.C. Min: 13.4 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 170 mm. (June to Sept.)
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 02141 OR (95-2141)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air :
The nearest airport is Mumbai (108 Km.) connected with all important
cities/towns in the country.
Rail : The nearest convenient railheads are Pen (29 Km.) & Panvel (68 Km) on
the Konkan Railway. Fare: Mumbai - Pen: IInd Class: Rs.32/-
Mumbai - Panvel : II nd Class : Rs.114/-
Sea : Regular ferry services are operated from New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai upto Rewas (23 .)
from 0600 hrs. to 1800 hrs.except during the monsoons. Fare: Rs. 20/-. Journey time is 1 1/2 hrs up to Rewas and onwards 45 minutes of bus journey to Alibag. Maldar catamarans operate regular Catamaran services from Gateway of India to Mandwa (20 Km.), except during the monsoons (suspended till October).
Timings: Dep Mumbai (Gateway of India): 0830 hrs, 1530 hrs., 1730 hrs, *1145 hrs. (* on weekends & holidays)
Fare: A/c Catamaran Rs.100/-; Non A/c Catamaran Rs.50/- Return : Rs.150/-, Rs.100/- (Valid for a week)
Road : Alibag is connected by motorable roads with Mumbai (108 Km) , Murud (52 Km), Panvel 65 Km), Pune (150 Km) and Rewas (23 Km).

ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt of India)
• *Hotel Alibag Big Splash** Chendre, Alibag.,
• *Hotel Meera Madhav**,Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Rajnigandha Holiday Home Opp. Dist. Court,
• Hotel Sai Alibag - Rewas Road,
Other Hotels
Tariff ranges from Rs.150-350/- for a single and Rs. 250-900/- for a double room.
• Aamarai Tourist Cottages, Opp. Observatory ;
• Bhagyashree Lodge, Maruti Naka ;
• Guruji Holiday Resort, Opp. Alibag Beach.
• Prajakta Hotel & Lodge, Near S.T.Stand,
• Hotel Ravi Kiran, Rewas Road.,
• Swapnil Guest House, Behind S.T.
• Sagar Lodge, M. Karve Road,
• Rajiv Holiday Home,
• Shymala Guest House,
Other Accommodation
• Tushar Rest House and Sarang Rest House, Alibag Resvn: Executive Engineer, PWD, Alibag - 402201. Dist.- Raigad.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Jewish Synagogue: An old Jewish synagogue with a small Jewish settlement.
Kolaba Sea Fort: Situated in the sea, this fort is said to have been built by Kanhoji Angre, Shivaji’s admiral. It can be visited during low tide.
Siddheshwar Temple: An important and famous temple at Alibag situated on a hillock.
Nagaon and Akshi Beach (9 Km.): The Nagaon and Akshi beaches, secluded and lined with casurina forests are enchanting places for a day’s outing from Alibag.
Una Sonpar's Ishwar Aradhana Farm: Surrounded by Mango, Coconut and Eucalyptus trees, situated half way between Pen and Alibag, off the Alibag road near Poynad village. For the farm, alight at Poynad from where autorickshaws are available. Accom: Rs.150/- per day without food and Rs.200-250/- per day with food.
EXCURSIONS
Kihim (11 Km) : Kihim is an exclusive beach laced with lush coconut trees.
Accom: Mehra's Resort, Mumbai Contact: 4926825/5280 Tariff Rs.500-1850/-
Kankeshwar Temple (12.5 Km.) : An ancient temple of Lord Shiva at a height of 1250 ft with about 650 steps leading to the temple.
Chaul (16 Km.) : Chaul, in Raigad District, was the capital of the Shalihar dynasty and has forts and monuments belonging to the Portuguese, Moghul and Maratha periods.
Revdanda (19 Km) : A small quiet beach with ruins of the Agarkot fort.
Mandwa (20 Km) : Mandwa, situated north of Alibag, is an unspoilt beach.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary : On the Mumbai-Pune Highway, ( 80 Km. from Alibag & 12 km from Panvel), Karnala is a birdwatchers paradise offering a sight of variety of bird species. About 150 species of birds have been spotted here, 30 of which are migratory. Accom: Forest Rest House, Resvn: Divisional Forest Officer, Thane Dist., The Woods Holiday Resort, Panvel-Goa Highway,Near Karnala Bird Sanctuary,Taluka Panvel.
Alibag, a small seaside town is the head quarters of the Raigad district.It is a convenient base for visiting Kihim and Nagaon beaches and also the Kolaba Fort, a sea fort which is approachable only during low tide.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Altitude : Sea level
Temperature: Max: 34.8 Deg.C. Min: 13.4 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 170 mm. (June to Sept.)
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 02141 OR (95-2141)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Mumbai (108 Km.) connected with all important
cities/towns in the country.
Rail : The nearest convenient railheads are Pen (29 Km.) & Panvel (68 Km) on
the Konkan Railway. Fare: Mumbai - Pen: IInd Class: Rs.32/-
Mumbai - Panvel : II nd Class : Rs.114/-
Sea : Regular ferry services are operated from New Ferry Wharf, Mumbai upto Rewas (23 .)
from 0600 hrs. to 1800 hrs.except during the monsoons. Fare: Rs. 20/-. Journey time is 1 1/2 hrs up to Rewas and onwards 45 minutes of bus journey to Alibag. Maldar catamarans operate regular Catamaran services from Gateway of India to Mandwa (20 Km.), except during the monsoons (suspended till October).
Timings: Dep Mumbai (Gateway of India): 0830 hrs, 1530 hrs., 1730 hrs, *1145 hrs. (* on weekends & holidays)
Fare: A/c Catamaran Rs.100/-; Non A/c Catamaran Rs.50/- Return : Rs.150/-, Rs.100/- (Valid for a week)
Road : Alibag is connected by motorable roads with Mumbai (108 Km) , Murud (52 Km), Panvel 65 Km), Pune (150 Km) and Rewas (23 Km).
ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt of India)
• *Hotel Alibag Big Splash** Chendre, Alibag.,
• *Hotel Meera Madhav**,Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Rajnigandha Holiday Home Opp. Dist. Court,
• Hotel Sai Alibag - Rewas Road,
Other Hotels
Tariff ranges from Rs.150-350/- for a single and Rs. 250-900/- for a double room.
• Aamarai Tourist Cottages, Opp. Observatory ;
• Bhagyashree Lodge, Maruti Naka ;
• Guruji Holiday Resort, Opp. Alibag Beach.
• Prajakta Hotel & Lodge, Near S.T.Stand,
• Hotel Ravi Kiran, Rewas Road.,
• Swapnil Guest House, Behind S.T.
• Sagar Lodge, M. Karve Road,
• Rajiv Holiday Home,
• Shymala Guest House,
Other Accommodation
• Tushar Rest House and Sarang Rest House, Alibag Resvn: Executive Engineer, PWD, Alibag - 402201. Dist.- Raigad.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Jewish Synagogue: An old Jewish synagogue with a small Jewish settlement.
Kolaba Sea Fort: Situated in the sea, this fort is said to have been built by Kanhoji Angre, Shivaji’s admiral. It can be visited during low tide.
Siddheshwar Temple: An important and famous temple at Alibag situated on a hillock.
Nagaon and Akshi Beach (9 Km.): The Nagaon and Akshi beaches, secluded and lined with casurina forests are enchanting places for a day’s outing from Alibag.
Una Sonpar's Ishwar Aradhana Farm: Surrounded by Mango, Coconut and Eucalyptus trees, situated half way between Pen and Alibag, off the Alibag road near Poynad village. For the farm, alight at Poynad from where autorickshaws are available. Accom: Rs.150/- per day without food and Rs.200-250/- per day with food.
EXCURSIONS
Kihim (11 Km) : Kihim is an exclusive beach laced with lush coconut trees. Accom: Mehra's Resort,
Mumbai Contact: 4926825/5280 Tariff Rs.500-1850/-
Kankeshwar Temple (12.5 Km.) : An ancient temple of Lord Shiva at a height of 1250 ft with about 650 steps leading to the temple.
Chaul (16 Km.) : Chaul, in Raigad District, was the capital of the Shalihar dynasty and has forts and monuments belonging to the Portuguese, Moghul and Maratha periods.
Revdanda (19 Km) : A small quiet beach with ruins of the Agarkot fort.
Mandwa (20 Km) : Mandwa, situated north of Alibag, is an unspoilt beach.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary : On the Mumbai-Pune Highway, ( 80 Km. from Alibag & 12 km from Panvel), Karnala is a birdwatchers paradise offering a sight of variety of bird species. About 150 species of birds have been spotted here, 30 of which are migratory.
Accom: Forest Rest House, Resvn: Divisional Forest Officer, Thane Dist., The Woods Holiday Resort, Panvel-Goa Highway,Near Karnala Bird Sanctuary,Taluka Panvel.

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  MURUD-JANJIRA
Formerly the capital town of the Sidis of Janjira, Murud is today popular for its alluring beach and an ancient sea fort - the Janjira Fort. GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 3.16 Sq. km.
Altitude : Sea level
Temperature : Max. 34.8 Deg. C. Min.: 13.4 Deg. C.
Rainfall : 228 Mm (June-Oct)
Season :Throughout the year.
STD Code : 021447
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Mumbai (165 Km.) connected with all important cities.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Roha (68 Km) on the Konkan Railway.
Road : Murud is connected by motorable roads with Alibag (52 Km) , Mumbai 165 Km.
via Revdanda, Pune 230 km. (Via Mahad) and Rewas 75 km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Bhandary Boarding, Near Bus Stand;
• Golden Swan Beach Resort , Dist. Raigad,
• Neelam Cottage, Durbar Road,
• Sea Green Holiday Resort, Datta Mandir Road, Opp. Govt. Guest House,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Janjira Fort: The 300 year old Janjira Fort, was at one time, one of the most impregnable forts in the area. The Janjira fort is accessible via Rajpuri (6 Kms) from where boat services are available. Entry Fee : Rs. 5/-. Timings :0800 to 1700 hrs.
Siddhi Nawab Ka Palace: The palace of the Nawab of Janjira, is built on the top of a cliff and commands a panoramic view of Murud. Other places of interest are the Datta Mandir, Gamut Dargah, Ram Mandir and Siddhi Vinayak Mandir.
EXCURSIONS
Nandgaon (10 Km.) : Nandgaon is famous for its Ganapati temple.
Kashid (16 Km.) : Situated between Alibag and Murud this is a quiet virgin beach with silver white sands, exquisite rock formations and lush green rolling hills. Accom: Kashid Beach Resort,
Harihareshwar (65 Km.) :Harihareshwar, known for its tranquil and picturesque beach is also landmarked by the Harihareshwar temple.
Harihareshwar is connected by road with Mumbai via Panvel and Mangaon on Mumbai - Goa Highway. The nearest Railway station is Mangaon (65 Km) on Konkan Railway.
There are frequent S T bus service between Mangaon, Harihareshwar and Srivardhan.
Srivardhan: (19 Km from Harihareshwar) Gentle winds, soft sands and inviting waters make Srivardhan Bay irresistable to beach lovers. And if one relishes sea-food, there is no dearth of delicacies to sample here. Accom: Hotel Fulora Holiday Resort, Sriwardhan,
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  AURANGABAD-AJANTA -ELLORA
Aurangabad is named after Aurangzeb, the last of the six great Mughal emperors.
It is a convenient base for visiting the famous rock-cut temples of Ajanta & Ellora.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 200 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 513 Mts.
Temperature : Summer : Max. 40.0 Deg.C. Min. 24.0 Deg. C
Winter : Max. 30.0 Deg.C. Min. 14.2 Deg. C.
Rainfall : 557 Mm.(June-Sept)
Season: Throughout the year.
STD Code : 0240
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Aurangabad is connected by Indian Airlines with Delhi, Mumbai .
Rail : Aurangabad is directly connected by rail with Bhopal, Gwalior, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, etc.
Road : Aurangabad is well connected by road with Ahmedabad 623 Km., Bangalore 1004 Km., Bhopal 644 Km., Delhi 1371 Km., Gwalior 950 Km., Hyderabad 599 Km., Jaipur 1013 Km., Khajuraho 1026 Km., Mahabaleshwar 348 Km., Mumbai 392 Km., Nashik 204 Km., Nanded 277 Km., Panaji 730 km., Pune 233 Km., Shirdi 121 Km., Surat 379 Km. and Udaipur 886 Km.
CONDUCTED TOURS
Places Covered Timings
1. Ellora and City Tour
Covers Ellora Caves, .
Daulatabad Fort, Panchakki 0930 to 1730 hrs.
Grishneshwar Temple, (Except on Tuesdays)
Aurangazeb’s Tomb & Bibi-ka-Maqbara.
2. Ajanta Excursion Tour
Covers Ajanta Caves and 0830 to 1730 hrs.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism,Govt.of India)
• *The Ajanta Ambassador Hotel***** Jalna Road, CIDCO Colony,
• *Taj Residency***** , 8, N 12 CIDCO,
• *Welcomgroup Rama International***** ,R-3 Chikalthana,
• *Hotel Shreemaya** Bansilal Nagar,
• Quality Inns Meadows Resort, Mitmitta Village, Ellora Road
• Hotel Vedant, Station Rd
OTHER HOTELS
1. Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 600/- to Rs. 850/- for a single room and Rs. 900/- to Rs.1300/- for a double room.
• Hotel Amarpreet, Pt. Jawarharlal Marg,
• Hotel Atithi, Jalna Road,
• Hotel Khemis Inn, 11 Town Centre,
• The Manor Hotel, Kranti Chowk,
• Hotel Raviraj, Adalat Road,
• Hotel Rajdhani, Railway Station Road,
• Hotel Windsor Castle, Opp. CIDCO Office, Jalgaon Road,
2. Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/- for a single room and from Rs.350/- to Rs. 850/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ashiyana, Bansilal Nagar,
• Hotel Deepali Executive, Near CIDCO Bus Stand,
• Hotel Girnar, near L.I.C. office,
• The Great Punjab, Near Railway Station,
• Hotel Kartiki, CBS Road,
• Hotel Nandanvan, Station Road,
• Hotel Peshwa, MIDC Station Road,
• Hotel Pratham, Samarth Nagar,
• Hotel Rajdoot, Jalna Road,
• Suntop Indraprasth, Aurangpura, .
3. Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.150/- to Rs.300/- for a single room and Rs.200/- to Rs.500/- for a double room.
Hotel Alankar, Kotwalpura,
Hotel Ashok, Tilak Path,
Deogiri Hotel, Airport Road,
Hotel Devpriya, Near Central Bus Stand,
Hotel Devidoot, Samarth Nagar,
Hotel Ellora, Nutan Colony,
Hotel Gitanjali, Near GPO.
Hotel Gomatgiri, Gomtesh Market,
Hotel Indraprastha, Opp. C.T.O.,
Hotel Kalpita, Samarth Nagar,
Kamakshi Lodge, Behind City Police Station,
Hotel Modi Samrat, Opp. Central Bus Stand,
Hotel Shangrila, Opp. Central Bus Stand,
Tourist Home, Station Road,
Other Accommodation
• M.T.D.C. Holiday Resort Railway Station Road,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Aurangabad Caves: Buddhist chapels and monasteries which are known for their sculpture.
Entry Fee: Rs.5/-(Indian) Rs.$2 (Foreigners) Open:Sunrise to Sunset;
Bibi Ka Maqbara: Mausoleum of Rabia Durrani, wife of Aurangzeb modelled on the Taj Mahal. Entry Fee: Rs.5/- (Indian) $2 (Foreigners) Open from Sunrise to 2200 hrs.
Panchakki : An intriguing water mill dating back to the 17th century.
Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- (Indian/foreigner). Open from Sunrise to 2000 hrs.
Siddharth Garden & Zoo: A famous picnic spot. Timings:0900 to 2000 hrs. Entry Fee for Garden & Zoo: Rs.2/-(Adult)& Rs.1/- (Child), Entry Fee for Musical Fountains: Rs.5/- (Adult)& Rs.3/-(Child) Daily one show at 1825 hrs. only. Garden is open all days.
Zoo & Musical fountains closed on Tuesdays;
Museums: History Museum of Dr. B.A. Marathwada University: Timings : 1030 hrs. to 1700 hrs. (Closed on 2nd & 4th Sat./Sun.& Public Holdiays), Entry Fee: Rs. 2/- Indian) & Rs. 5/- (Foreigner);
State Archaeology Museum, Sonehri Mahal; Shivaji Museum: . Timings:1030 hrs to 1330 hrs, 1400 hrs to 1800 hrs.
EXCURSIONS
Daulatabad Fort(13 Km): This fort was built by the Yadava dynasty in 1187 and was known as Deogiri. It was renamed Daulatabad by Mohd-bin-Tughlaq who shifted his capital temporarily here in 1326 A.D.
Entry Fee: Rs.5/-(Indian) $2 or Rs. 100/-(Foreigners) Open: Sunrise to Sunset;
Khuldabad (26 Km.): The simple tomb of Emperor Aurangzeb is situated here.
Ellora Caves (29 Km.) : The Ellora Caves belong to the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain faiths. There are in all 34 caves, of which 12 are Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain. The most remarkable of the carved shrines at Ellora is the Kailasa Temple chiseled out from a single rock & is lavishly carved and sculpted. Timings : Open from 0900 to 1730 hrs. (Closed on Tuesdays). Entry Fee : Rs.5/-(Indians) $5(Foreigners). Accom: 1) Kailash Hotel, Near Ellora Caves,Sgl Rs.150/-
Dbl Rs.500-700/-;
2) Traveller’s Bungalow, Khuldabad (3 km) Rs. 50/-,
3) Khuldabad Guest House,Khuldabad. (Rs.100/-, A/c Rs. 1000/-), Resvn:Executive Engineer (B & C) P.W.D.,
Grishneshwar Temple (30 Km.): One of the 12 Jyotirlingas;
Maheshmal (50 Km.): A beautiful hill resort at an altitude of 913 mt.;
Paithan (56 Km.):Situated on the banks of the river Godavari, is this ancient city of Pratishthan, also famous for its association with the renowned Marathi poet Saint Eknath, whose shrine is located here. Paithan is also famous for its gold and silver embroidered saris called ‘Paithanis’. 4 Km. north of Paithan town is the Jaikwadi Project and the area around Jaikwadi has been developed into the Gyaneshwar Udyan, planned along the lines of the Brindavan gardens at Mysore. Entry Fee: Rs. 10/-;
Pithalkhora Caves (75 Km.): A group of 13 caves - Chaityas and Viharas,
dating back to the 2nd century B.C. with additions in the 5th and 6th centuries.
Shani Shingnapur (75 Km.): Famous for the venerated Shani shrine;
Sindkhed Raja (90 Km.): Sindkhed Raja is famous as the birth place of Rajmata Jijabai, the mother of the great Maratha warrior,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Ajanta Caves (104 Km.): The thirty rock-hewn caves at Ajanta, cut into the scarp of a cliff are either Chaityas (chapels) or Viharas (monasteries).
On the walls of the caves are paintings, many still glowing with their original colours. The outer walls are covered with brilliantly executed sculpture.
The Buddhist theme of the Ajanta paintings recounts the life of Lord Buddha and tales of his previous earthly experiences.
Entry Fee: Rs.5/- (Indians) $5 (Foreigners). Timings : From 0900 hrs. to 1730 hrs(or sunset). (Closed on Mondays).
Accom: M.T.D.C. Holiday Resort, Fardapur, (5 Km. from Caves),. Tariff: Apsara A/c Rs.900-1050/-,
Padmapani Rs.650-750/-, Group Accom: Rs.850-950/-; Ajanta Travellers Lodge, Ajanta Caves, Dist. Aurangabad,.
Tariff: ‘E’ type Rs. 250/-; Fardapur Extension Resort,. Tariff: 'A' type Rs.200-250/-, 'E' type (8-beds) Rs.400-500/-,
Group Accom: Rs.500-600/-..
Lonar Crater (145 Km.) : The Crater was formed by the impact of a meteorite, nearly 50,000 years ago. The Lonar Crater, said to be among the five largest in the world, has the distinction of being the only natural impact crater in basalt rock. Accom: MTDC Rest House , Tourist Complex, Tariff:'A' Type Rs.350/-, Group Accom: Rs.1200/-.
Aundha-Nagnath(203 Km.):One of the twelve Jyotirlingas, it is an important place of pilgrimage.
Pal and Yawal Wild Life Sanctuary (248 Km.) : The tropical dry deciduous forest of Pal and Yawal of Jagaon district, constitute this sanctuary which covers an area of 177.52 sq.km. Many species of birds and animals are found here including the panther, jungle cat, neelgai, langur, wild dog, sambar, hyena, tiger, chital and chinkara and birds like the peafowl, grey jungle fowl, red spurfowl, green pigeon, sandgrouse and grey partridge. Accommodation is available at a Forest Rest House.
Nanded (Huzur Saheb) (277 Km.) : The Sachkhand Gurudwara is an important place of pilgrimage for Sikhs. This Gurudwara was built to commemorate the memory of the tenth and last Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh.
Accom: Tariff ranges between Rs.200-500/- for a double room:
1. Hotel Chandralok, Airport Road,
2. Hotel Anuradha Palace, Hingoli gate,
3. Hotel Nataraj, near central bus stand,
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  KOLHAPUR
Situated amidst lovely hills and held in high esteem for the antiquity of its sacred shrine “Mahalaxmi”, Kolhapur is known as “Dakshin Kashi” or Kashi of the south.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Pune (225 km).
Rail : Kolhapur is a railway station on the Pune-Miraj-Kolhapur section of the South
Central Railway.
Road: Kolhapur is on the Pune - Bangalore highway. It is connected by motorable
roads with important cities Belgaum 105 Km., Mumbai 395 Km., Pune 225
km., Ratnagiri 128 Km.,Sangli 96 Km.,Satara 128 Km. & Sholapur 254 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *Shalini Palace,
• *Hotel Victor Palace***, Rukmini Nagar,
• *Hotel Panchshil**, Shivaji Park,
• *Hotel Pearl** New Shahupuri,
• *Hotel Tourist**StationRd,
• *Hotel Vrishali Executive**,39. A/2 Tarabai Park,
Other Hotels
• Hotel Ambassador, 498, E, Shahupuri,
• Hotel Anand, (Cozy) 1557 C, Laxmi Puri,
• Hotel Anand Malhar, Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Ayodhya, !98, Tararani Chowk,
• Hotel Chalukya, Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Girish, Near S.T Stand,
• Hotel International, 517/A Shivaji Park,
• Hotel Mathura, Near S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Mera, 205 A/E,Tarabhai Garden Rd,
• Hotel Opal, Old Pune-Bangalore Rd,
• Hotel Pathik, Near ST Stand,
• Hotel Pavillion, Shahupuri,
• Hotel Prakash, Jyotiba Road,
• Hotel Rajat Executive, Tanwani Towers, Tararani Chowk, ,
• Hotel Samarat, Station Road,
• Hotel Sahyadri, Opp. Central S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Shalini Palace, Rankala,
• Hotel Vijay Raj, Survey Colony,
• Hotel Yatri Niwas, Tararani Chowk,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Ambabai Temple;
• Kotiteerth;
• Old and New Palace;
• Panchganga;
• Rankala Lake;
• Shahu Museum -timings: 0930-1130 hrs,1430-1730 hrs.(Mon closed);
• Shalini Palace-converted into a hotel;
• Town Hall-timings:1030-1300 hrs, 1330-1730 hrs.
EXCURSIONS
Jyotiba Hills (12 Km.): A pilgrim centre.
Panhala (23 Km.) : A fortified town in the Sahyadri ranges. The places of interest here are Sajja Kothi, Ambabai temple and Pavankhind.
Accom: M.T.D.C. Holiday Resort , ‘A’ Cottage Rs. 400/- , 'A' Room Rs.350/-, 'B' Suite Rs.300/-, Tents Rs.200/- , Mahalaxmi Resort,
, Economy Room Rs.390/- , STD Room (3 bedded) Rs.590/-, Dorm Rs.1000/- (for 12 persons).
Bahubali (38 Km.) : A pilgrim centre for Jains.
Audumbar (50 Km.): Famous for the temple of Shri Dattatraya and the “Brahmanand Swami Math”
Narsobachi Wadi (35 Km.):A pilgrim place for the Hindus,with a temple of Dattatraya.
Battis Shirala (60 Km.): This village comes to life on Nag Panchami day, when snakes and poisonous cobras are caught and worshipped.
Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary (70 Km): Established as a bison sanctuary.
Dajipur Sanctuary (80 Km.): The evergreen forest of Dajipur has a profusion of thick foliage sprawling trees and abounds in medicinal herbs.
Accom: Dajipur Bison Jungle Resort, M'bai Cont: 6174932 ‘A’ Rs. 400-500/-, ‘D’ Rs. 75/- per head,
Vishalgarh Fort (83 Km.)This fort lies on the Gagapur Hills.
Amboli (130 Km.) : A beautiful, charming hill resort. Accom: Green Valley Resort,(MTDC) *Hotel JRD International**, Jakatwadi,
Vijaydurg (140 Km.) : Vijaydurg or Fort of Victory lies testimony to the Maratha’s martial supremacy during Shivaji’s reign.
Jaigad(154 Km.) : About 33 Km.from Ratnagiri, it is a small fort, part of which is now converted into a traveller’s bungalow.
Malvan(161 Km.):The rocky terrain here holds two forts, Sindhudurg and Padmagad
Vengurla (198 Km.): A beach with a stretch of white sands and hills.
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  LONAVALA & KHANDALA
Lonavala and Khandala are twin hill resorts in the Western ranges of the Sahyadris.
Due to their salubrious climate, they are also popular health resorts with numerous sanitoriums.
During the monsoons, both Lonavala and Khandala offer breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls and the surrounding mountains.
GENERAL INFORMATION
LONAVALA KHANDALA
Area : 38.85 Sq.Kms.
Altitude : 625 Mts. 576 Mts
Temperature : Summer Max: 36.0 Deg.C. Max: 38.6 Deg.C.
Min: 12.6 Deg.C. Min: 12.6 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 30.7 Deg.C. Max: 33.9 Deg.C.
Min: 11.9 Deg.C. Min: 11.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 450 Cm.
Best Season : October to May.
STD Code : 02114 OR 95-2114
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airports are Pune 78 Kms. and 71 Kms. and Mumbai 80 Kms and 67 kms.respectively from Lonavala and Khandala
Rail : Lonavala and Khandala are railway stations on the Mumbai-Pune section of Central Railway, well connected with other cities/ towns.
Road : Lonavala and Khandala lie on the National Highway between Mumbai and Pune. Some important distances from Lonavala are : Aurangabad 288 Km., Goa 555 Km., Mahabaleshwar 182 Km., Mumbai 101 Km., Nashik 264 Km., Pune 67 Km.
ACCOMMODATION IN LONAVALA:
(* Approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *Fariyas Holiday Resort ***** Frichley Hills,
• *Valvan Village Resort****, Valvan Village
• *Avion Holiday Resort*** Lonavala Market,
• Biji Hill Retreat*** New Tungarli Rd,
• *Kailash Parbat Hotel***, Mumbai Pune Road, Valvan,
Other Hotels in Lonavala
• Adarsh Hotel, Shivaji Rd
• Hotel Ahuja, Ryewood,
• Hotel Annapurna, Near S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Chandralok, Opp.Mumbai-Pune Highway,
• Hotel Girikunj,
• Hotel Hari International, Mumbai-Pune Rd.,
• Highland Resort, Mumbai-Pune Highway,
• Hotel Kadamb Sahyadri,
• Kumar Resorts, Mumbai-Pune Highway, (Dlx. Room Rs. 2500/-);
• Lake View Retreat, Rewood Park,
• Lion’s Den Hotel, Tungarli Lake Road,
• Hotel Matruchhaya, Telang Road,
• Hotel Mittal Residency, Rainbow Retreat, Opp. Valvan Dam, );
• Ryewood Retreat, Ryewood Park,
• Star Regency Hotel,
• Swiss Cottage, Near Rly Stn,
• Hotel Shamiana, B.P. Road,
• Shahani Holiday Home, S
• hivshanti Holiday Resorts , Rye-wood Park,
ACCOMMODATION IN KHANDALA
(*Approved by the Dept.of Tourism, Govt. of India.)
• *The Duke’s Retreat***,
Other Hotels
• Hotel Fun-n-Food,
• Hotel Girija, Kamat’s Khandala,
• Hotel La Revival,
• Hotel Sharda,
• Hotel Vallerina, Mumbai-Pune Road,
• Velvet Hills Retreat,
PLACES OF INTEREST IN LONAVALA
• Barometer Hills ,
• Bhusir Lake,
• INS Shivaji,
• Kune Point,
• Lonavala Lake,
• Rye Forest and Shivaji Park,
• Shirota Lake (Tata Lake),
• Tiger’s Leap,
• Tungarli Lake & Dam,
• Valvan Lake & Dam.
EXCURSIONS FROM LONAVALA
Karla Caves (11 Km.) : One of the finest examples of Buddhist rock-cut architecture, the Karla Caves, dating back to the 2nd century B.C., belong to the Hinayana period.
The caves at Karla comprise of one Chaitya, which is the largest in the country and several viharas or monastries on a hill 150 mts. high. Accom : (1) Karla Holiday Resort (MTDC), Dist. Pune,
(2) Treasure Island Resorts, Opp. MTDC
(3) Karla Holiday Resort, Mumbai - Pune Highway,
Bhaja Caves (12 Km.):This group of 18 Buddhist Caves are believed to have been excavated in the 2nd cent. B.C.
Lohagad Fort (20 Km.): Soaring upto a height of 1025 metres, it is situated atop an enormous cliff of sheer rock. Visapur Fort and Korigad Fort are also in the vicinityi.
Bedsa Caves (23 Km.) :Famous for the ancient 1st cent BC Buddhist rock-cut caves.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND AROUND KHANDALA
• Duke’s Nose,
• Rajmachi Fort,
• Rajmachi Point,
• Regional Police Training School,
• Reversing Point.
YOGA INSTITUTES
• The Kaivalyadham Yoga Ashram, Lonavala, M’bai Contact Advanced research programmes on Yoga are conducted here.
• SMYM Samiti's Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga andCultural synthesis.
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  MAHABALESHWAR-PANCHGANI
MAHABALESHWAR - Nestling in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is the highest hill station in Western India, and also one of the most popular.
Mahabaleshwar’s religious and historical associations are not inconsiderable. It has two ancient temples, Mahabaleshwar from which the town takes its name and Atibaleshwar.
Pratapgad Fort, a stronghold of the Maratha leader Shivaji, is only a short drive away.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 140.04 Sq.Kms.
Altitude : 1372 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 26.8 Deg.C. Min: 17.4 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 21.2 Deg.C. Min: 10.2 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 663 Cm. (June to September).
Season : October to May.
STD Code : 02168 (952168 from Mumbai).
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Pune 120 Kms, which is connected by Indian Airlines and private airlines with Delhi, Mumbai and other cities /towns.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Satara 53 Km, but the convenient railhead is Pune 120 Km., on the Central Railway line connected with imp. cities/ towns.
Road : Mahabaleshwar is connected by motorable roads with Aurangabad 348 Km., Kolhapur 176 Kms., Lonavala 184 Kms., Mumbai 237 Kms.- via Mahad & Panvel., and 283 Kms. via Pune, Panaji 438 Kms., Pune 120 Kms., and Satara 53 Kms.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt of India.)
• *Hotel Lake View*** Satara Road,
• *Hotel Park Plaza*** Near Octroi Naka,
• *Surya Retreat*** Mahableshwar-Panchgani Road,
• *Hotel Pratap Resort**,
• Hotel Anarkali Kasam Sajan Road,
• Brightland Holiday Village,
• Fredrick Hotel,
• Fountain Hotel,
• Hotel Gautam
• Hotel Panorama, Poonam Chowk,
• Hotel Rajesh, Near S.T. Stand,
• Regal Hotel, Shanti Villa
• Strawberry Country Resort, Panchgani Road,
• The Executive Inn, L.C. D’Souza Road,
• Valley View Resor Near Market,
Other Hotels
1. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.1000 to Rs.2000/- for a double room.
• Aaram Lodging & Boarding,
• Hotel Anand Van Bhavan, Duchess Road,
• Hotel Ashoka Inn,
• Bharat Hotel,
• Hotel Girivihar,
• Ishwar Inn,
• Mahabaleshwar Palace,
• Hotel President,
• Hotel Vimal Kunj,
2. The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.700/- to Rs.1300/- for a double room
• Hotel Apsara,
• Hotel Anupam,
• Belmont Park Hill Resort,
• Wilson Point,
• Hotel Dwarka,
• Dreamland Hotel, near S.T. Stand,
• Dina Hotel, Venna Lake Road,
• Nell’s Hotel,
• Ripon Hotel,
• Hotel Savoy,
• Hotel Shreyas, Opp. S.T. Stand,
• Hotel Shalimar,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Arthur Seat (12 Km.),
• Babington Point (3 Km.),
• Bombay Point (3 Km.),
• Cannought Peak,
• Chinamans Waterfalls (4 Km.),
• Dhobi Water Fall,
• Elephant’s Head (6 Km.),
• Elphinstone Point (10 Km.),
• Helen’s Point,
• Hunter Point (4 Km.),
• Kate’s Point (7 Km.),
• Lingmala Waterfalls (6 Km.),
• Lodwick Point (5 Km.),
• Marjorie Point (10 Km.),
• Old Mahabaleshwar (5 Km.) with the ancient temples of Krishnabai,
• Shri Ram and Hanuman
• the Mahabaleshwar temple after which the town is named,
• Venna Lake,
• Wheat Rust Research Station (4 Km.)
• Wilson Point.
EXCURSIONS
Pratapgadh (24 Km.) : Pratapgadh (900 mts) was one of the most formidable forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, overlooking the vital road to the Deccan. A temple of goddess Bhavani is situated within the fort.
Raigad Fort (80 Km.) : Among Chhatrapati Shivaji’s formidable forts, Raigad had the honour of being his capital from 1664 to 1680.
Sinhagad Fort (96 Km) : Formerly known as Kondana, this for was one of the most impregnable forts in Western India.
PANCHGANI
A close neighbour of Mahabaleshwar, Panchagani is a picturesque little town in the shade of groves of casuarina and silver oak.
The name Panchgani refers to the five hills on which the town is built.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 6.16 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 1334 Mts.
Temperature : Summer Max: 35.6 Deg.C. Min: 17.2 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 27.2 Deg.C. Min: 16.1 Deg.C
Rainfall : 216 Cm.
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 02168 (952168 from Mumbai)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Pune (100 Kms.) connected ;by Indian Airlines and private airlines with Delhi, Mumbai and other cities /towns.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Satara (44 Kms.) but the convenient railhead is Pune (100 Kms.) which is a major railhead on the Central Line.
Road : Panchgani is connected by motorable roads with Aurangabad 330 Km., Mahabaleshwar 19 Km., Nahik 306 Km., Pune 100 Km., Mumbai 258 Km., Satara(via-Wai) 44 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Five Hills, Opp. Dr. Ambedkar Nagar,
• Hotel Aishwarya,
• Hotel Blue Country,
• Hotel Danil,
• Hotel Gitanjali,
• Hotel Mount View,
• Hotel Millenium Park,
• Hotel Prospect,
• Palazzo Hotel,
• Hotel Ravine,
• Hotel Rahil Plaza,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Panchgani: with miles of long walks, thickly canopied by lush trees and vegetation, has a number of points offering spectacular views of
the surrounding mountains. Some of these view points and other places worth visiting are the Apex Point, Baby Point, Devil’s Kitchen, Dhome Dam, Grover Point,
Harrison’s Folly, Kachhawari Point,
Meherbaba Caves, Parsi Point, Rajpuri Caves, Sydney Point and the Table land which is the most significant landmark of Panchgani.
MRA - Moral Rearmament Training Centre : Started by Shri Rajmohan Gandhi to create new moral awareness among men.
EXCURSIONS
Sajjangadh (10 Km.) : The Samadhi of Ramdas Swami, guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is situated here.
Wai (12 Km.) : Wai is a small holy town situated on the banks of the river Krishna. Wai is known for it’s ancient temple of Lord Ganapati
, the Kashivishweshwar temple and the Buddhist caves at Lonara (7 Km.). Accom: is available at a Rest House,
Reservations : Executive Engineer, B & C Department, Satara.
Kana Lake (26 Km.) : Source of water supply to Satara and a picturesque picnic spot.
Satara (45 Km.) : A district headquarters, Satara was the capital of the Maratha empire form 1699.
The places of interest here include the Shri Bhavani Devi Jalamandir, Ajinkyatara Fort of Satara and Shri Kshetra Mahuli (6 Km).
Accom :
1.) Hotel Sangam, National Highway No.4, Pune Bangalore Rd, Karad, (Rs.350-450/-);
2.) Hotel Hem Executive, Hem Heights, Shivaji Circle, (Rs.275-325/-)
3.) Rest House, Resvns: Executive Engineer, B & C Department, Satara.
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  MATHERAN
This charming hill station, close to Mumbai, is known for its beautiful scenery. There are miles of quiet walks in and around the town. The enthusiastic hiker can cover the distance from Neral, where the broad-gauge line connection ends, to Matheran on foot. However, the journey by mountain rail is also a wonderful experience.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 7.35 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 803 Mts.
Temperature: Summer Max: 32.2 Deg.C. Min: 21.1 Deg.C.
Winter Max: 29.4 Deg.C. Min: 16.0 Deg.C.
Rainfall : 524.2 Cm.
Best Season : October to May.
STD Code : 02148 (952148 from Mumbai)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Mumbai 131 Km., which is connected with all important cities / towns.
Rail : Matheran is connected by mountain train with Neral 21 Kms.,
which is on the Mumbai -Pune line of the Central Railway. However, the mountain train service is suspended during the monsoons.
Timings : Dep. Neral : 0840, 1100, 1700 hrs.
Dep. Matheran : 0545, 1310, 1435 hrs.
A steam engine hauled train will play between Neral & Matheran on saturdays, sundays and public holidays. Dep. Neral at 1015 hrs & Dep: Matheran at 1620 hrs.
Journey Time: Mumbai - Neral 2 hrs. & Neral - Matheran 1 ½ hrs.
Fare:Mumbai-Neral : Ist class : Rs.153/- ; IInd class : Rs. 20/- (local train fare) Neral - Matheran : Ist class : Rs. 210/- & IInd class : Rs. 39/-
Road : Motorable roads connect Matheran with Neral 11 Km., Mumbai 131 km. & Pune 144 Km. ST buses ply from Mumbai and Pune to Neral. Taxis and private vehicle ply between Neral and Matheran. All vehicles are parked at Dasturi Naka (3 Km) and are not allowed entry into Matheran.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Government of India.)
*Brightlands Resorts*** M. Azad Road,
*Usha Ascot***Road,
*Hotel Regal**, Kasturba Rd,
*Royal Hotel** Kasturba Road,
Lord’s Central Hotel Panorama Kasturba Road,
Woodland’s Hotel, Chinoy Road,
Other Hotels
Tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.500/- to Rs.1500/- per person per day :-
• Hotel Alexander,
• Ashok Hotel,
• Cecil Hotel,
• Divadkar’s Lodge,
• Gulmohar Hotel,
• Hotel Girivihar,
• Janata Happy Home,
• Khan’s Hotel,
• Hotel Meghdoot,
• Hotel Prasanna,
• Hotel Premdeep,
• Preeti Lodge,
• Rangoli Retreat, B.P. 187, M.G. Road,
• Silvan Hotel,
• Hotel Tourist Towers,
• Hotel Woodside,
• Shirin Hotel,
Other Accommodation
• MTDC Holiday Resort, Dasturi Naka,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Alexander Point (2 Km.),
• Artist’s Point (1 Km.),
• Charlotte Lake, C
• howk Point,
• Coronation Point (3 Km.)
• Echo Point (4 Km.),
• Garbut Point (5 Km.),
• Hart Point (2 Km.),
• Honeymoon Point (3 Km.),
• Louisa Point (3 Km.),
• Mallet Spring ( 1 Km.),
• Monkey Point (3 Km.),
• Mount Barry Point,
• Navroji Lord Garden,
• Olympia Race Course,
• One Tree Hill, Panorama Point,
• Paymaster Park,
• Peb Fort,
• Porcupine Point,
• Prabalgad Fort (19 Km.)
• Rambagh Point.
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  MUMBAI
PLACES OF INTEREST
Afghan Church : Dedicated to the British soldiers who died in the Sindh and Afghan campaigns of 1838 and 1843, this church also known as the church of St. John the Evangelist, was built in 1847.
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) : Adjoining the Prince of Wales Museum is the Hornbill House, the headquarters of the Bombay Natural History Society.
The BNHS boasts of an extensive library of nature books, which can be used by non members for purpose of research and studies, by taking prior permission.
Website: www.bnhs.org
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus or Mumbai CST : Formerly known as Victoria Terminus or VT, this imposing building was designed by F.W. Stevens in the Gothic style. It is from here that the first train steamed out of Mumbai to Thane in 1853.
Chowpatty Beach : A popular beach, in the heart of the city, where festivals such as Coconut Day and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated. Within the beach, there are small gardens such as the “Nana-Nani Park”, “Bal Udyan” and a memorial of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
Gateway of India : This 25 mtrs. High stone archway is the landmark of Mumbai. It was designed by George Wittet in the 16th century Gujarat style and was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911.
Haji Ali Mosque : The tomb of a Muslim saint who died while on pilgrimage to Mecca. It is believed that a casket containing his mortal remains floated and came to rest on a rocky bed in the sea, where devotees constructed the tomb. Timings: 0600 hrs. to 2200 hrs.
High Court : A typical example of the English Gothic style of architecture, built in 1878.
Hutatma Chowk / Flora Fountain : Flora Fountain is situated in a square in the heart of the commercial area of the city. The Fountain was built in 1869 to honour Sir Bartle Frere, the Governor of Mumbai. A monument to honour the martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of Maharashtra has also been erected here. The area is now called Hutatma Chowk.
Jain Temple : Built in marble in 1905, the shrine is dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankar of Jainism. The walls of the temple are adorned with colorful paintings depicting incidents in the lives of the 24 Tirthankaras.
Kamala Nehru Park : Laid in 1952 on the slopes of Malabar Hill the garden /children's park offers a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. It was named after the wife of India's 1st Prime Minister.
Mahalaxmi Temple : An important Hindu shrine, dedicated to the goddess of wealth, it is one of the landmarks of Mumbai.
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market (Crawford Market) : It was designed by William Emerson and constructed in 1867. It was named after Sir Arthur Crafword,
the then Municipal Commisioner of Mumbai. It is now renamed Mahatma Phule Market and is principally a fresh produce market selling, flowers, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, etc under one roof.
Municipal Corporation Building : This V-shaped building near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly known as Victoria Terminus) is the headquarters of BMC - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The building is designed in the early gothic style blended with Indian motifs.
Nehru Centre : It houses a permanent exposition "Discovery of India".
It is a communication museum enabling visitors to discover India following the spirit of Jawaharlal Nehru, the 1st Prime Minister of India, who symbolised the ideals of enlightened curiosity. At present, the exposition comprises an introduction, audio visual show, six galleries and history wall that runs like a connecting line.
The exposition is provided with synchronised audio visual presentation operated from a master control room.
Address : Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 018. Timings : 1030 hrs to 1700 hrs. (Daily except Monday).
Nehru Planetarium : The Nehru Centre houses a planetarium, convention centre and concert-movie auditorium.
The planetarium recreates an image of the sky as seen from anywhere on the earth, at any time - past, present or future.
Address : Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 018.
Timings : Daily show except Mondays : 1500 hrs.(English), 1200hrs. & 1630 hrs. (Hindi) and 1330 hrs. (Marathi). Entry Fee : Rs. 25/- (Adult) , Rs.15/- (Child).
Nehru Science Centre : The centre has a children's science park and a permanent gallery which consists of exhibits relating to the properties of life. There are also antique exhibits like a railway engine, tramcar, supersonic aeroplane and steam lorry.
Address : Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 018.. Timings: 1030 to 1830 hrs. Daily. Entry Fee : Rs.10/-.
Netaji Subhash Road (Marine Drive) : Also known as Queen's Necklace or Marine Drive, this promenade along the waterfront is very popular with evening strollers.
Pherozshah Mehta Gardens : Popularly known as Hanging Gardens they were laid out in 1881 on top of a reservoir.
A special feature are the hedges which are cut into animal shapes.
There is also a flower clock here.
Race Course : The Mahalaxmi race course named after the Hindu Goddess of Wealth is considered one of the finest in the East.
Racing Season : Mid November to April. Address: Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai – 400 034.
Rajabai Tower : Built in the 19th century Gothic style, this 79 metres high Clock Tower forms part of the Mumbai University, housing the University library. It commands a fine view of the city.
Raudat Tahera : This lavishly decorated mausoleum was erected by the Dawoodi Bohra muslims in honor of their spiritual leader Dr. Syedna Taher Saifuddin. It has four silver doors & the Koran is inscribed on the inner walls in gold. It also has the Fatemi Mosque with 17 arches.
Taraporewala Aquarium : Opened in 1951, this aquarium has interesting specimens of marine and fresh water fish.
Address : N. Subhash Road, Mumbai – 400 020. Timings : 1000 hrs. to 1900 hrs. (Daily except Monday). Entry Fee : Rs. 4/- (Adult), Rs. 2/- (Child).
Town Hall : It houses the Asiatic Society Library the pride of Mumbai.
Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan : Formerly known as Victoria Gardens, these are beautifully laid out gardens housing the Mumbai Zoo.
Address : Dr. Ambedkar Road, Byculla, Mumbai – 400 027. Timings : 0900 hrs. to 1800 hrs. (Daily except Wednesday). Entry Fee : Rs.4/- (Adult), Rs.2/- (Child).
Walkeshwar Temple : It is believed that Lord Ram on his way to rescue his wife, Sita, stopped here and made a lingam out of sand to worship Lord Shiva and hence the name Walu-ka-Ishwar or Walkeshwar. The original temple is said to have been built over 1000 years ago and a more recent structure has taken it’s place. Nearby is the holy Banganga Tank, a beautiful stepped tank surrounded by several temples which is also the venue for the annual Bangaga Music Festival organized by MTDC in January.
Weavers Service Centre
The preparation of designs, weaving of samples and block printing by hand can be observed here.
Address : Hotel Regal Palace, 15-A, Mama Parmanand Marg, Opera House, Mumbai – 400 004.
Timings : 0930 hrs. to 1800 hrs. (Monday to Friday). Prior permission from the Director of the center is required for a visit.
Worli Dairy
The largest pasteurising, bottling and milk distribution centre of Mumbai. Address : Abdul Ghafar Khan Road, Worli, Mumbai. .
Timings: 1400-1800 hrs. (except 2nd & 4th Monday). Entry Fee :Rs. 2/- (Adult), Rs.1/- (Child).
MUSEUMS
Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya (Prince of Wales Museum)
Formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, the museum is designed in the Indo-saracenic style, with an imposing dome in the 15th-16th century western Indian style. King George V who as Prince of Wales laid the foundation for the museum and it was established in 1921. It has 3 main sections - Art, Archaeology and Natural History. Address : M. G. Road, Mumbai – 400 023. Timings : 1015 hrs. to 1745 hrs. (Daily except Monday). Entry Fee: Adult (Indians): Rs.10/-; All Foreign Visitors: Rs. 300/-; *College Students: Rs.6/-; *School Students: Rs.2/- (*With Identity Card Only) Camera Fee : Rs.30/- (still camera) & Rs. 200/- (Video camera with out tripod).
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Formerly known as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it houses archaeological finds, maps and photographs which depict the history of Mumbai. Address : Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Sanghralaya, Dr. B. A. Road, Byculla (East), Mumbai–400 027. Timings : 1030 hrs. to 1630 hrs. (Daily except Wednesday). Entry Fee : Rs. 2/- (Adult), Re. 1/- (Child).
Camera Fee : Rs. 30/-. Filming : Rs. 1500/- per hour.
Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture
Situated in the St. Xaviers College Campus, the museum has an interesting display and collection of historical artefacts of the Mesopotamian era, pre-historic pottery, sculptures from the Gandhara, Mathura and Buddhist schools.
Address : Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, St. Xavier’s College, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai – 400 001.
Timings :0900 hrs. to 1300 hrs. &1330 hrs. to 1630 hrs. Entry :Rs.100/-per week (students) ; Rs.200/- per week (foreigners and scholars).
Prior permission from the Director of the institute is required for a visit.
Indian Museum Ship INS Vikrant
INS Vikrant, India's first aircraft carrier which had been decommissioned a few years ago has now been converted into a floating museum known as "Indian Museum Ship Vikrant" and is berthed off the Gateway of India, Mumbai. The Museum is approachable only by launch service available from the Gateway of India.
Timings : 1100 hrs. to 1700 hrs. Daily except Monday. The Museum is closed for public during monsoons. Entry Fee : Rs. 100/- (Adult) & Rs. 50/- (Child). Entry fee includes, to and fro launch charges and entry fee at the Museum.
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sanghralaya
Mani Bhavan, residence of Mahatma Gandhi, where he used to stay from time to time between 1917 and 1934 , is now dedicated as a memorial to the Father of the Nation.
The museum houses a pictorial gallery, a 20,000 volume research library, a film and recording archive and personal items of Mahatma Gandhi.
Address : 19, Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai – 400 007. Timings :0900 hrs.to1800 hrs. Entry Fee :Rs. 3/-
AROUND MUMBAI
Elephanta Caves (9 Km by sea) : The Elephanta Island, originally known as Gharapuri, has 7th century rock cut Hindu Caves situated atop a hill. This cave temple complex is dedicated to Lord Shiv. Here, Lord Shiv is depicted as the creator, protector and destroyer in the Maheshmurti.
Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- (Indians) ; US $ 5 or Rs. 250/- (Foreigners) Closed on Mondays.
Regular Launches are available every hour from the Gateway of India from 0900 hrs. to 1430 hrs. Fare: Rs.85/- (dlx) ; Rs.65/- (Ord) Resvn : Gateway Elephanta Jal Vahatuk Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit Counter, Gateway of India Mini-train at the Island from jetty Fare: Rs. 6/-

Borivili National Park (41 Km.) : This 104 sq. kms. stretch of lush green forests and streams is also known as the Sanjay Gandhi Natonal Park. It boasts of a Lion Safari and deer park and offers a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the city. Timings: 0800 to1830 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- (adult), Rs. 3/- (child).
Lion & Tiger Safari Park: (Except Mondays) Timings: 1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. & 1400 hrs. to 1730 hrs. (Each trip lasts for half an hour) Entry Fee: Rs.30/- (adult) Rs.15/- (child).
Kanheri Caves (42 Km.) : Carved out of native rock, the 112 caves that form the complex are considered the largest group of Buddhist caves in western India, belonging to the Hinayana Period.
Timings: 0800 to 1800 hrs. Entry Fee: Rs.5/- (Indian); US $ 2 or Rs. 100/- (Foreigners).
TOURIST SPOTS NEAR
Elephanta Caves (9 Km. by sea) : The Elephanta Island, originally known as Gharapuri (fortress city) has 7th century rock cut Hindu caves situated atop a hill. This cave temple complex is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, Lord Shiva is depicted as the Creator, protector and destroyer in the famous Maheshmurti. Regular launches are available from the Gateway of India to visit the Caves. (For details, see under Conducted Tours).
Timings of Caves : 0900 hrs. to 1730 hrs.(Closed on Mondays) Entry Fee : Rs.10/- (Indians) and US$ 5 or Rs.250/- (Foreigners).
Aarey Milk Colony (35 Km.) : This modern dairy farm is set amidst beautiful surroundings and well laid gardens. The dairy is the principle supplier of milk to the city of Mumbai.
Address : Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon (East), Mumbai - 400 065. (BEST bus No : 341 / 342 from Goregaon Station). Timings : 0900 to 1200 hrs. & 1500 hrs. to 1800 hrs. Entry Fee : Rs. 2/- (adult), Re. 1/- (child). Cottages for picnickers are available and can be reserved through the Chief Executive Officer, Aarey Milk Colony.
Marve, Madh & Manori Beaches: ( 38.4 Km., 44.8 Km, & 40 Km. respectively) : These are beautiful stretches of beach to the north of Mumbai. Also situated on the same stretch are the Aksa, Erangal & Gorai beaches, ideal picnic spots.
Accomm :
• Aksa Beach :
1.) *The Resort*****Dlx, 11, Madh-Marve Road, Malad (W),
• Erangal Beach :
(1) The Retreat*****Dlx, Erangal Beach, Madh Marve Road, Malad (West). .
(2) Motel Blue Ballerina, Erangal, Madh-Marve Rd
• Madh Beach :
2.) Almeida's Shacks, Madh Church, .
3.) 3 shacks with capacity of 30-40 people in each shack. Only group booking on weekends (Tariff: Rs.1500/-)
• Manori Beach :
(1) Hotel Manoribel , Manori,
(2) Dominica, Manori.
(3) Manori Resorts, Manori,
• Gorai Beach : Whispering Palms, Gorai.
Tulsi, Vihar, Vaitarna & Powai Lakes (32 Km., 28.6 Km., 122 Km. and 26.6 Km. respectively) : These are the major lakes supplying drinking water to Mumbai.Their ideal location close to the city makes them popular picnic spots.
Borivili National Park (41 Km.) : This 104 Sq.Kms. stretch of lush green forests and streams is also known as the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It boasts of a Lion Safari, Tiger Safari and deer park and offers a change from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Timings : 0700 to 1730 hrs.
Entry Fee : Rs.5/- (Adult), Rs.2/- (Child)
Lion Safari Park : (On all days except Mondays)
Timings : 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs. and 1400 hrs. to 1730 hrs. (Each trip lasts for half an hour).
Entry Fee : Rs.30/- (adult) ; Rs.15/- (child).
Kanheri Caves (42 Km.) : Carved out of native rock, the 112 caves that form the complex are considered the largest group of Buddhist caves in Western India, belonging to the Hinayana period. These caves are believed to have been occupied by Buddhist monks for nearly a thousand years, from 2nd century AD.
Timings : 0900 to 1800 hrs. Entry Fee : Indians : Rs.5/- (Adult), Re.1/- (Child). Foreign Visitors : US$ 2 or Rs.100/- per person.
Ghodbunder (43 Km.) : Ghodbunder, a tiny village, is 7 km. from Borivli station. The village is situated at the base of a small hill which overlooks the Bassein Creek. On top of the hill is the Ghodbunder Fort, under Portuguese rule till 1737, when it was conquered by the Marathas.
Ambarnath (61 Km.) :The famous Shiva temple of Ambarnath is believed to have been built by the Shilahara king Munmuniraja in 1060 AD. The exterior of the temple is decorated with beautiful figure sculptures related to Vaishnava and Shaiva themes from the Puranas. The interior of the shrine reveals lavishly carved surfaces. A local fair is held on Maha-Shivratri day every year. There are local trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (VT) to Ambernath from where one can hire a three wheeler.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary (61 Km.) : On the Mumbai-Pune Highway, Karnala is a birdwatchers paradise offering a sight of variety of bird species, even to casual picnickers. About 150 species of birds have been spotted here, 30 of which are migratory. The rare Ashy minivet, a native of the Phillippines, has also been seen here. It has two distinct bird watching seasons - the begining of the monsoons and in winter, when many species of migrant birds can be seen. There are ST buses from Mumbai Central to Pen which is 20 km away and the nearest Railway Station is Panvel which is 12 km away.
Titwala (75 Km.) : The temple of Maha Ganesh makes Titwala an important pilgrim place for devotees. Titwala is a Railway Station on the Central Railway line.
Bassein Fort (77 Km.) : Built by Bahadur Shah - Sultan of Gujarat from 1526 -1537, this fort was intended to guard the coast against foreign powers. The fort passed hands from the Sultan to the Portuguese, Marathas and finally the British. Nearest Railway Station is Vasai Road (7 km). There are ST buses from Vasai Railway Station to Bassein Fort. 19 km away is Arnala Fort, ( 9 km from Virar ) a beautiful sea port of Chhatrapati Shivaji. There are buses connecting Vasai city and Arnala Village and then ferry services to the Fort.
Ganeshpuri (82 Km.) : Spread over an area of 75 acres is the famous spiritual institute, Shri Gurudev Ashram or Gurudev Siddha Peeth, which was founded by the renowned Swami Nityananda in 1949 where he had three rooms built for his disciple, Swami Muktananda. In 1956, Swami Muktananda settled there permanently and the Ashram began to grow. Swami Muktananda named it Shree Gurudev Ashram in memory of his guru who attained Mahasamadhi in August 1961. Around the Ashram is a new township set up for the resettlement of Adivasis or Warli tribe, the local inhabitants. Swami Nityananda’s Samadhi, the Bhimeshwar Ganesh Temple are very close to the Ashram. The nearest railhead is Vasai Road (29km) on Western Railway and 3 km away is Vajreshwari. Visiting Hours at the Temple: 0700–1200 hrs. & 1500–1830 hrs.
Accom:
(1) Gurudev Siddha Peeth, P.O Ganeshpuri, Taluka Bhiwandi, Dist.Thane Pin - 401206,
(2) Shree Bhimesh Sadguru Nityanand Sanstha,
(3) Hotel Samadhan,
Vajreshwari ( 90 Km.) : The Hot Springs, stretching about 7 km in the bed of the River Tansa, are mainly situated at Akloli, Vajreshwari, Ganeshpuri & Satvalli (33 km)The temperature of the water in the springs ranges from 43 deg.C to 49 deg.C. At the hot springs in Vajreshwari one can enjoy hot springs baths in exclusive and closed baths called "Kothawalla Baths". At the Akloli hot springs, there are provisions for long tubs & showers. Nearby are the Vajreshwari Temple, Bassein Fort, Parsuram Temple and Tungareshwar.
Accom:
(1) River View Resort, Near Vajreshwari S.T Depot,
(2) Temple Lodge
(3) Pawan Resort and Health Spa, Opp Hot Spring Kund, Akloli Village, Vajreshwari.
Mumbai
Tansa Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary (103 Km. and 90 Km.) : The Tansa Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary are situated in Thane district, 103 Km and 90 Km away from Mumbai city respectively. The quiet but immense water spread of the lake nestles amidst the thick forest of Tansa. The wildlife sanctuary occupies an area of 216.75 sq km and is home to the tiger, panther, sambar, cheetal barking deer, wild boar, jackal, common langur and bonnet macaque.

Atgaon (14 km): (near Kasara) on the Central Railway line is the nearest Railway station.
Accom: Rest House, Tansa. Resvns: Hydraulic Engineer, Brihunmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Alibag (108 km) : A small seaside town, it is also a convenient base for visiting Kihim and Nagaon beaches and the Kolabad Fort, a sea fort which is approachable only during low tide.
Accomm:
(1) Hotel Alibag Big Splash, Thal Road, Chendre, Alibag, Dist Raigad
(2) Rajnigandha Holiday Home,
(3) Hotel Sai Inn, Alibag-Rewas Road,
(4) Hotel Meera Madhav, Opp. S.T. Stand,
Kihim (120 Km.) : An exclusively beach laced with lush coconut trees just 11 Km from Alibag. Accomm: MTDC provides Tents except during the monsoons.
Kashid : Less than three hours from Mumbai, 30 km south of Alibag, lies a virgin beach - Kashid, with silver white sands and lush green rolling hills. Accom: Kashid Beach Resort, Village Kashid, P.O. Nandgaon.
Murud (165 km) : 51 km from Alibag, it was the capital of Janjira State. It is beautifully situated with a long stretch of beach.
Accom:
(1) Golden Swan Beach Resort,
(2) Sea Green Holiday Resort
Janjira : Once a formidable fort, constructed in the 17th Century, it now stands in ruins. Janjira Fort is approachable via Rajpuri (6 km) from where it is connected by boat services.
Igatpuri (137 Km.) : It is a small town in Nashik district, famous for the Vipassana International Academy, which conducts courses in meditation. Details can be obtained from the Vipassana International Academy, Post Box No. 6, Dhammagiri, Igatpuri – 422403.
Accom: (1) Manas Resort, Igatpuri,
Nearby is Bhandardara (Wilson Dam) (69 Km.) : A beautiful holiday spot in Akola Taluka of Ahmednagar district. Places of interest include the Wilson Dam, Lake Arthur where boating facilities are available, the Randha falls, Amriteshwar Temple, Ratangarh fort and Mount Kalsubai (25 Km.), the highest peak in the Sahyadri Range.
Accom: Holiday Resort (MTDC), Dist. Ahmednagar,
Malshej Ghat (154 Km.) : A popular hill station during the monsoons, Malshej Ghat is an ideal place for trekkers, hikers and for solitude seekers. It is also an abode for the famous migratory flamingoes during the monsoons. Kalyan Junction on the Central line is the nearest Railway Station. There are ST buses from Kalyan to Malshej Ghat.
Accom : Flamingo Hill Resort, Kalyan - Ahmednagar Road, Post Khubi, Via Ottur, Dist Pune. Mumbai
RESORTS
Dr. Modi's Health Resort, Karjat : Two hour’s drive from Mumbai and two kms. from Karjat station , nestling among soaring mountains, the Modi's Resort is spread over 50 green acres and offers 20 cottages. The spacious Health Club here is well equipped with a Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam, Chromotherapy. Mudtherapy, Hydrotherapy and tranquil swimming pool.
Address : Village Wanjale, Taluka Karjat, District Raigad
K T Hill Resort : Situated on the Mumbai Ahmedabad National Highway near Vajreshwari Junction, 28 km from Borivili and 9 km from Virar Station on Western Railway, KT Hill Resort provides Cottages, Restaurants, Amusement Parks, Swimming Pools, Garden etc .
Address : Mumbai – Ahmedabad Highway N0. 8, Near Shirsad Phata .
Pali Beach Resort : 11 km from Bhayander Station.
Address : Pali Chowk Road, Uttan, Bhayander (West), Mumbai.
Silent Hill Resort : On the banks of river Vaitarna and on the National Highway No:8, near Palghar, (25 Km from Palghar Railway Station & 65 Km from Borivli National Park), Silent Valley Hill Resort has an amusement park, boating facilities, mini trains, indoor games etc. The resort has a Restaurant with pure vegetarian meals and four double rooms (Rs.1975-2200/- per day for a room).
Address : Silent Hill Resort, National Highway No:8, Vaitarna River Bridge, Manor, Palghar.
For Reservation Ph. (0240) 2371527, Cell : 9823883366 / 9422291527
E-mail : info@skylineholiday.com

  NAGPUR
The old capital of the Bhonsale rulers and of the former Central Provinces, Nagpur presents a fine blend of the old & new.
The region around Nagpur traditionally known as Vidarbha, is noted for its antiquity. Nagpur is the second capital of Maharashtra.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 217.56 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 312.42 Mts.
Temperature : Summer: Max. 43°C Min. 23°C.
Winter Max. 29°C Min. 09°C.
Rainfall : 1254 cm (49.4 Inches) STD Code : 0712 (95712 From Mumbai)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nagpur is connected by air to Mumabi, Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune
Sonegaon airport is around 6 km from the city.
Fare : Mumbai - Nagpur Rs. 8355 (Y), Rs. 9645/11300/- (J).
Rail : Nagpur is centrally located and is an important junction on the South- Eastern and
Central Railway lines. (2105 Vidarbha express)
Fare : Mumbai-Nagpur: A/C II Tier : Rs: 1199/-; A/C III Tier Rs.867/- II class : Rs.328/-.
Road : Nagpur is connected by road with Agra 809Km, Aurangabad 504Km,
Bangalore 1049 km, Bhopal 352 km, Kolkata 1192 km, Chennai 1380 Km.,
Delhi 1012 km, Kanha 266 km, Khajuraho 546 km, Mumbai 868 Km., Nashik
683 km, Pune 730 km, Varanasi 734 km.
ACCOMMODATION (* Hotels approved by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India)
Hotel Single Double
*Hotel Hardeo*** Rs.2400/- Rs.2800 -3500/-
Dr. Munje Marg,
*Hotel Orange City** Rs.1000-1600/- Rs.1200 -1800/-
Mahajan Market,Sitabuldi,
* Hotel Payal * -- Rs. 450-600/-
Chandar Nagar, Pardi Naka,
*Hotel Sukhkarta* Rs.700-990/- Rs.790 -1190/-
Wardha Road,
Hotel Centre Point A/c Rs.3000/- Rs.3500/-
Central Bazar Rd,
The Pride Hotel Dlx. Rs.4000/- Rs4500-5000/-
Opp Airport,
Hotel Darshan Towers, A/c Rs. 1020/- Rs.1250/-
60, Central Avenue Rd,
Hotel Tuli International, A/c Rs.2395/- Rs.3000/-
Residency Rd,
Other Hotels
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.400-700/- for a single room and from Rs. 550-950/- for a double room.
• Hotel Amir, Central Avenue,
• Hotel Blue Diamond, 113, Central Avenue,
• Hotel Blue Moon, Central Avenue,
• Hotel Chanakya, 3,Modi Line,
• Hotel Century , Near Cotton Market,
• Hotel Dwarka, Hanuman Lane, Sitabuldi,
• Hotel Giriraj, Sitabuldi,
• Hotel Gomti, Kalamana Rd,
• Hotel Grand, Central Avenue Rd,
• Hotel Jagson, 30, Back Central Avenue,
• Hotel Midland, Central Avenue Rd,
• Hotel President, Sitabuldi,
• Hotel Pritam, Central Avenue,
• Hotel Rajdhani, Opp. Chandralok Building, Central Avenue,
• Hotel Satkar Griha, Central Avenue,
• Hotel Shravan, R.J. Square,
• Hotel Shree Vaibhav, Sitalbuldi
• Hotel Skylark, 119, Central Avenue Rd,
• Hotel Surya Regency, Cotton Market,
• Hotel Tourist Inn, Malviya Rd, Sitabuldi,
• Hotel Upvan, 64 Mount Rd,
• Hotel Woodlands, 51, Central Avenue,
Bharatiya Niwas Lodge, Central Avenue, Hotel Weizmann Wardha Road, Dhantoli,

Other Accommodation
• Circuit House No.1, Ravi Bhavan;
• Circuit House No.2, Civil Lines,
• Nag Bhavan; Reservations: Sub Divisional Officer, Nagpur Division, Nagpur,Sadar;
• New MLA’s Rest House, Near Reserve Bank Quarters,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Ambazari Lake and Garden;
• Central Museum, Timings: 1000-1700 hrs (Closed on Monday), Entry Fee: Re 1/-
• Gandhi Baug;
• Gorewara Tank;
• Hegdewar Smriti Mandir;
• Kashibai Temple;
• Laxmi Narayan Institute of Technology;
• Maharaj Baug and Zoo;
• Nagarkhana - the remains of the once majestic
• Bhonsale Fort ;
• Seminary Hills;
• Sitabuldi Fort - open to the public only on 15th August & 26th January;
• Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir;
• Statue of Maharani Laxmibai of Jhansi;
• Sukrawar Tank (Gandhi Sagar);
• Tajabad Sharif;
• Telahkhedi Udyan;
• Tekdi Ganapati Temple.
EXCURSIONS
Kamptee (16 Km.) : Famous for its big industrial complex, enroute to Ramtek.
The Dragon Palace temple is of religious significance to Buddhists, the shrine has a statue of Buddhain meditation.
Khaparkhede (22 Km) : A town with a thermal power station.
Late ramganesh gadkari smarak. (41 km) On Nagpur - saoner road smarak of famous poet, writer late.
Ram Ganesh Gadkhari smarak named as govidagraj is created.
Bhage mohair (45 km) This village is located at near parshivani on Nagpur-kamptee road, At this place many olden(approx 3000 yrs before) tools and crockery, agricultural tools ,and many human created things found.
Adasa (27 Km): A centre of Hindu pilgrimage, a fair is held in the month of Pausha.
Ramtek (48 Km.) : According to legend, Lord Rama passed this way during his period of exile. There are temples dedicated to Rama and Lakshmana. At the foot of the hill is a charming inland lake Ramsagar. The famous Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his epic ‘Meghdoota’ here. Accom: Ramtek Tourist Resort (MTDC) A/c Dlx Rs.1000/-, Non A/c Dlx Rs. 800/-, Economic Room Rs. 550/-, Dormitory (Only mattress) Rs. 1000/- (10 persons). Dhapewada (60 km) 8 km from Ramtek . This place has a small temple of Vithoba lies peacefully on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River. It has a variety of water sports to offer as well. This place is known to be the Pandharpur of Vidarbha.
Khekranala (55 km): . The location of the site is greenery and peaceful, it is in the range forest of Khapra. There is wide variety of flora and fauna-including the occasional tiger that will intrigue wildlife enthusiasts and scientists alike.
Accom : MTDC Holiday Resort
Khindsey Talao(60 Km.): A beautiful lake at the foot of the Ramtek Hill. Boating facility is available here.
Accom : Meghdoot Resort Dlx room Rs.600/0 A.C Dlx Rs. 1500/-
Mansar : Located on the Nagpur-Jabalpur highway, the site of an archaeological excavation.
Paunar Ashram (68 Km.): Acharya Vinoba Bhave, a disciple of the Bhoodan Movement and founder of the Bhoodan Movement had made Paunar (Parvapur) his Ashram. Places of interest include the -3- Paramdham Ashram, Paunar Chhatri, Gandhi Stambh and Bharat Ram Mandir.
Accom : Rest House (In Ashram) Reservations: P.R.O., Ashram.
Sevagram (72 Km.): Sevagram or “Village of Service” is a small village symbolizing the Gandhian way of life. Gandhi made this place his home in later years. Places of interest here include Adi Nivas, Bapu Kutir and Aakhri Niwas all residences where Gandhiji lived with Kasturba; the Prayer Ground; Mahadev Kutir; Shanti Bhavan and the Mahatma Gandhi Research Institute of Medical Science.
Accom: Rustom Guest House, Yatri Niwas Reservations: Secretary, Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan, Sewagram.
Wardha (77 Km.): Headquarters of Wardha district, it is a convenient base for visiting the Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram (6 Km.) and of Acharya Vinoba Bhave at Paunar (10 Km.) Places of interest include the Magan Sanghralaya, a Museum dedicated to village and cottage industries; the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Gita Mandir. Accom: Hotel Centre Point, Main Market; Wardha Tourist Resort,
; (Rs.400-950)
Warora ( 107Km.) : “Anand Van”, the Ashram of the noted Social worker and environmentalist, Dr. Baba Amte is located here.
Ambagarh Fort (130 Km) : A 12th Century Gond Fort, now in ruins, surrounded by dense forests. At Gaimukh close by, is a Shiva Temple of the 9th Century. Chandrapur (143 Km): A town situated in a fort built by the Gond Kings. Accom: Hotel DinanathHotel Ganpati International, Goods Shed Rd, (A/c Rs.550-850/-, Non A/c Rs.350-650/-)
Markanda (175 km) Markanda is a cluster of nearly 24 temples, which resembles the architecture of the Khajuraho temples. This small town is located on the left bank of Vainganga
Amravati (155 Km.) : Amravati, the base for visiting Chikhaldara, is one of the biggest cotton markets in the country. It is also place of pilgrimage with the Amba Temple.
Ridhpur (205 Km.) : A pilgrim centre for the Mahanubhav cult.
Chikhaldara (230 Km): Situated 1098 mts above sea level in the Satpura range, it is a popular hill resort.
Accom: M.T.D.C.Tourist Resort and Convention Complex, Valley side Cottage Rs.650-950/- ;Green Vallies Resort, Maharaja Suite A/c Rs.1200-1630/-, Exe Suite Rs.980/-, Eco Suite Rs. 545/-.
Narnala (270 Km) : An old fort on an isolated hill of the Satpuras at a height of 1053 mts. The watertank in the fort area is frequented by the wildlife found in the forests.
Shegaon (287 Km): It has the sacred ‘Samadhi’ (Shrine) of Saint Gajanan Maharaj. Shegaon is railway station on Mumbai Howrah route. Accom: Yatri Niwas, 'A' Type 3 bedded (Rs.500/-), 'A' Type 5 bedded (Rs.800/-); Rooms at Bhakta-Niwas of Shegaon Sansthan are given to devotees only on nominal charges.
SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKS
Pench National Park – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park(65 Km.): Situated along the Pench River, this is one of the largest game preserves of Maharashtra. Nearby, Ghuhhugarh, is an old fort of the Vakataka period. Accom: There are five Rest Houses at Sillari, Ranidoh, Totaladoh, Ghatpandi & Koleetmara. Reservation : Regional Manager Youth Hostel: Reservations: District Forest Office, Nagpur.
Bor Wild Life Sanctuary (80 Km.) : The Sanctuary lies in the Hingni Range, north of Wardha. The forest abounds in wildlife like the panther, sloth bear, sambar, chital, barking deer and wild boar. The birdlife found here is diverse and colourful . Fishing is possible in the lake. Accom: Rest House, Reservations: Divisional Forest Officer, Wardha. Rest House, Bor Dam. Reservations: Exec Engineer,Irrigation Department, Wardha.
Mogarkasa Wildlife Sanctuary (120 Km) : A popular wildlife resort centred around a lake where wild tiger, leopard, bison, sambar and chital can be seen. Accom: Rest House Reservations: Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Nagpur.
Navegaon National Park (140 Km.) : .(Can travel by narrow gauge train on the Gondiya-Nagbheed rail route this train halts at Navegaon). Almost 60% of the bird species found in Maharashtra have been recorded in Nawegaon. Accom:
(1) Rest House Reservations: The Exec. Engineer, PWD, Bhandara.
(2) Log Huts and Holiday Home; Reservations: Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Near Govt. Press, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
(3) The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located at the park.
Tadoba National Park (151 Km.) : Declared a National Park in 1955 under the Wild life Protection Act. There is a crocodile breeding farm within the park as well, taken up as a preservation project. The Forest Dept. provides mini bus services in the National Park for observation of wild life. Elephant rides are also provided during the tourist season. The Park is open from 0430 to 1930 hrs. Guest House; Rest House; MTDC Holiday Home, A/C Rs.1000/- Non A/c Rs.800/- Youth Hostel. Reservation: Dy Conservator of Forests, Chandrapur District.
Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (160 Km.) : (Nearest railway station is Gondia 45km. Nearest bus stop is Sakoli 22km)Situated in the Tirora range of Bhandara Forest Division. The tiger, bison,chital, gaur, sloth bear, sambar, four horned antelope, blue bull, spotted deer, barking deer and mouse deer are some of the animals which can be seen. The birdlife is rich as well. Though open throughout the year, the best season, for viewing wildlife is from Sept to June.
Accom: Log huts, Nilay, Holiday Home, Madhu Kunj; Lata Kunj,Holiday Home; Forest Rest House; Youth Hostel: Reservations: Dy. Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Near Govt. Press, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
Melghat Tiger Reserve (250 Km.)(60 km from Parvatwada and 100km from Amravati) Covering a core area of 447.8 sq.km, this is the only ‘Project Tiger’ sanctuary in Maharashtra. The sanctuary shelters a great number of birds in addition to the tiger, bison, wild oxen, sloth bear, sambar, barking deer, antelope, hyena, wild dog, four horned antelope and wild boar. The Rocky Doh at Kolkaz is a delightful spot for fishing. The Reserve also has a spectacular variety of plant life.Conducted Tours for observation of wildlife in the sanctuary alongwith forest guides are arranged by the Forest Department.
Accom:

(1) Semodah Tourist Complex, Reservations: Field Director, Melghat Project Tiger, Paratwada-444805, (2) Rest house, Kolkaz, Reservations: Divisional Forest Officer, East Melghat, Amravati.
(3) Rest house, Dhakna. Reservations: Divisional Forest Officer, West Melghat, Chikhaladara, District. Amravati.
(4) Rest House, Reservations: Exec Engineer (Irrigation), Amravati,
(5) Forest Bungalow, Melghat, Resvn: Divisional Forest Office, Melghat, Chikaldara, Dist. Amravati.
Bhamragarh Wild Life Sanctuary (370 km), railway station is Ballarpur (197 km). Nearest main bus stations are Aheri (102 km), Ballarpur and Chandrapur Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary has many types of wild animals like leopard, jungle fowl, wild boar and sloth bear, barking deer, blue bull, peacock and flying squirrel. The entire area is covered with the moist deciduous mix forests. Gond-Madia tribes are the people residing around this sanctuary. The local dialect is Madia and Gondi. Hemalkasa Lok Biradari Project run by Dr Prakash Amte is the other place of interest around the sanctuary. Tipeshwer Sanctuary (172 km,) Yavatmal (70kms) and Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh (35 kms) are convenient railhead, nearest bus station is Pandharkawada 22 km away on NH7. Black buck, blue bull, chital, sambar, peacock, hare, snake, monkey, wild boar, bear, wild cat, wolf and jackal are the wild animals that are abundantly seen at this sanctuary. Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary(243 km),(nearest railway station Ballarpur 70 km). Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary is home to nearly 131 species of wild animals like tiger, leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear and wild dog. Many of the species are included under the endangered species' list like two species of bird, two species of reptiles, Indian python and common Indian monitar.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
• M.T.D.C. Sanskrutik Bachat Bhavan, Sitabuldi, Nagpur.
• M.T.D.C. CDO Hutments, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai.
• Website : www.maharashtratourism.gov.in.


  NANDED
Nanded, headquarter of Nanded district is a pilgrim centre for the Sikhs. Situated on the banks of the Godavari River, it is famous for the “Huzur Sahib Sachkhand Gurudwara”, the burial place of Guru Govind Singh, the 10th and the last Guru of the Sikhs. Mentioned in the Puranas as Nau Dandi because of 9 sages who lived on the banks of river Godavari, it was ruled by the Satvahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kakatiyas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Adilshahis and finally the Mughals. Today, Nanded, besides being a pilgrim centre, is also an important trading centre forJowar and Cotton.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 16.83 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 498 Metres.
Temperature : Summer : Max. 40.8°C Min : 23.0°C
: Winter : Max. 32.0°C Min : 10.0 °C
Season : September to April
STD Code : 02462.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Aurangabad, 277 km. connected by Indian Airlines and
Private airlines with important cities and towns in India.
Fare: Mumbai - Aurangabad Rs.5885/-(J) Rs.4300(Y)
Rail : Nanded is one of the Divisional railway station on the south central railway, connected
with Aurangabad, Delhi ,Amritsar ,Nagpur,Secunderabad,Bhopal, Hyderabad,Pune and Mumbai ,
Fare: Mumbai - Nanded IInd A/c : Rs.1108/-, III A/c Rs. 712/-, IInd Class Rs.263/-
Road : Nanded is connected by motorable roads with Aurangabad 277 Km. Hyderabad
286 Km. Mumbai 667 Km. Nagpur 379 Km. Pune 507 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
Single Double
Hotel Chandralok A/C Rs.800/- Rs.1000/-
Airport Road,.
Hotel Nirmal Palace A/C Rs. 780/- Rs.780/-
Opp.Kalamandir, Non A/C Rs.580/- Rs.580/-
Hotel Surajkunwar,Old Mondha. A./C Rs. 550-1000/- Rs.550-1000/-
Non A/C Rs. 200-300/- Rs. 250-350/-
Hotel Uma Executive, A/C Rs.450 Rs.900/-
Hotel Taj Patil Non A/C ----- Rs.450-750/-
I.T.I Corner, V.I.P Road, A/C Rs.----- Rs.650-950/-
Hotel Anuradha Palace, A/c. Rs. 700/- Rs. 800/-
Hingoli Gate, Non A/c. Rs. 450/- Rs. 550/-
Hotel Guru A/C Rs.450/- Rs.575/-
Station Road,
Hotel Nagarjuna A/C Rs.550/- Rs.700/-
Airport Road, Non A/C Rs.300/- Rs.400/-
Hotel G.N.Executive A/C Rs.500/- Rs.600/-
Airport Road, Non A/C Rs.300/- Rs.400/-
Hotel Ashiana Park A/C Rs.520/- Rs. 624/-
Doctor Line, Wazirabad Non A/C Rs.280/- Rs. 380/-
GOVT. ACCOMMODATION:
• Circuit House, Shivaji Nagar .Resvn: Executive Engineer B & C.D, Nanded.
• Govt. Rest House, Reservation: Executive Engineer I & P.D. Regional Workshop, Nanded.
• Municipal Rest House, Near Railway Station, Resvn: Chief Officer, City Municipality, Nanded.
• Railway Retiring Rooms, Reservation: Railway Station Master, Nanded.
• The Gurudwara provides Residential Accommodation as well, for devotees. Reservation: House Officer, Gurudwara, Nanded.
Restaurants
• GOKUL Veg.Restaurant, I.T.I College Road,
• Godavari Restaurant and Bar, I.T.I College Road,
• Sri Sudha Bhawani, Veg.Restaurant,Old Mondha.
• Pooja Veg. and Non.Veg Restaurant, University Road.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Huzur Sahib Sachkhand Gurudwara: Built in 1837, by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, to commemorate the memory of Shri Guru Govind Singh, the tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs, who spent his last days here. This Gurudwara has beautifully carved marble pillars, decorated floors and a dome adorned with gold leaves.
Other important gurudwaras situated in and around Nanded are
• Bandaghat Langar Sahib,
• Maltekri Sahib,
• Mata Sahib Dewa,
• Naginaghat Nanak Puri,
• Sangat Sahib
• Shikar Ghat Gurudwaras.
EXCURSIONS:
Shree Kshetra Mahur (126 Km): A small village in Nanded district, Mahur is an important pilgrim place. It is believed to be the birthplace of Shree Dattatraya and the abode of Goddess Renuka - Mother of Shree Dattatraya. Mahur has a number of old temples such as the Shree Datta Mandir, Anusuya Mandir, Dev Deveshwari Temple, Sarvateerth as well as remains of the Ramgad Fort. Rest House, Reservations: Executive Engineer, B & C Department, Nanded.
Kinwat Wildlife Reserve (130 Km.): This reserve lies in the Kinwat forest reserve of the Yavatmal and Nanded forest division and covers an area of 138 sq. kms. The wildlife that can be observed here includes the tiger, panther, blue bull, sloth bear, sambar, chital, chinkara, barking deer and wild boar. Accom: Rest House, Reservation: Executive Engineer, B & C Department; Nanded. Zilla Parishad Rest Home, Reservation: Deputy Engineer, Zilla Parishad, Kinwat.
Sahastrakund( 79 km): Famous for its waterfall surrounded by opulent beauty.
Aundha Nagnath (74 Km.): One of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. It is considered to be the first or “Adhya” linga supposedly installed by the Pandvas and is an important pilgrim centre for devotees of Lord Shiva. Apart from the religious singnificance of the place, the temple of ‘Nagnath’ built in the Hemadpanti style of architecture, is worth seeing for it’s exquisite carvings.
Accom : Zilla Parishad Rest Home, Resvn: Executive Engineer, Zilla Parishad, Parbhani. Nagnath Sansthan Trust, Resvn: Secretary, Nagnath Sansthan Trust.
Parali Vaijnath (120 Km.): Also known as Parali Vaidyanath, this is one of the Jyotirlingas in India. An annual fair is held here on Mahashivratri day lasting for 15 days. Accom:
1) Hotel Anusuya Palace (Tariff Rs.500 – 750/-)
2) Devsthan Dhaarmshala Rs.150/-
3) Rest House, Reservation: Executive Engineer, B & C Department, Beed.
4) Agrawal Lodge ,
5) Kaveri Lodge
Ambejogai (138 Km.): The birthplace of the famous Marathi saint poets Mukundraj Maharaj and Dasopant. Places of interest include the sacred samadhi of Shri Mukundraj Maharaj, Dasopant and his pasodi, Yogeshwari Mandir, Kholeshwar Temple, Amleshwar Temple, Nagzari Tirth, Narsinh Tirth, Shri Ganesh Mandir, Jain caves and the Sakaleshwar Mandir.
Govt Accommodation:
• Govt.Rest House, Ambajogai . Reservation: Executive Engineer, B & C Department, Beed.
Private Hotels:
1. Hotel Pawan Executive, Prashant nagar,Behind Central Bus Station Single A/C Rs.600/- Double A/C Rs.700/- Non A/c from Rs.250 to 400/-
2. Hotel Regal, near Bus station. Single Rs. Rs.300/- Double Room. Rs. 500/-
3. Hotel Krishnai, Parli Road Single / Double A/C Rs. 500, Non A/C 250- 300.
4. Santosh Palace, Parli Road. Double A/C-Rs.650/-
Double Non A/C Rs.350/-
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
INDIATOURISM, STATION ROAD, AURANGABAD.
Maharashtra Tourism Dev. Corpn. CDO Hutments, Opposite LIC Building, Madame Cama Road,
Mumbai - 400 020.



  NASHIK

One of the holy cities of the Hindus, Lord Rama, hero of the epic Ramayana, spent the major part of his exile here. The Kumbha Mela (Sinhasth) the greatest and most important of Hindu periodical fairs is celebrated once in 12 years at Nashik.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 58.28 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 598 Metres.
Temperature : Summer Max: 37°C Min: 22°C.
Winter Max: 17 °C. Min: 10°C.
Rainfall : 762 Cm.
Season : Throughout the year.
STD Code : 0253 (95-253 from Mumbai)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The convenient airport is Mumbai (178 Km) connected with major cities.
Rail : Nashik Road is the nearest railhead (8 Km.), on the Central line, connected with important cities and towns. Fare: 2109 Panchvati Express Mumbai- Nashik Road A/c Chair Car Rs. 266/- & II Class Rs.79/-
Road : Nashik is connected by motorable roads with Aurangabad 204 Km.,
Mahabaleshwar 322 Km., Mumbai 178 Km., Nagpur 683 Km., Pune 202 km., Saputara 80 Km., Shirdi 119 Km. and Solapur 367 Km.
ACCOMMODATION
(* Hotels approved by the Dept of Tourism, Govt of India.)
Single Double
*Taj Residency ***** Rs.5250/- Rs.6500- 12,000/-
P-17, MIDC, AMBAD.
*Hotel Emerald Park*** Rs. 1795/- Rs.1995 -2495
Sharanpur link Road.
*Quality Inn Regency*** Rs .2800/- Rs.3200/-
Shivaji nagar.
*Wasan’s Inn*** A/C Rs. 745/- Rs.990/-
Old Agra Road, Non A/CRs. 575/- Rs.790/-
*Hotel Panchavati** A/c. Rs.1340/- Rs. 1600/-
430, Vakilwadi-Chandakwadi Non A/c. Rs,1240/- Rs. 1540/-
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*Panchavati Sinnar Motels** A/C Rs.990/- Rs. 1290/-
Nashik Shirdi Road. Non A/C Rs.840/- Rs.1080/-
*Hotel Sai Palace** Rs. 1800-2200/- Rs.2000-3200/-
Agra Road.
*Hotel Silver Inn** A/c. Rs.650-1000/- Rs.750-1200/-
Meher Plaza, Non A/c. Rs.550/- Rs.650/-
*Hotel Panchavati Yatri* A/c Rs. 820/- Rs.940/-
430, Vakilwadi, Non A/c Rs.610/- Rs.940/-
Hotel Kaveri A/C Rs.545/- Rs. 645/-
Near Dwarka CircleTel: 2504981 Non A/C Rs.395/- Rs.495/-
Hotel Royal Heritage A/C Rs.750/- Rs.850/-
GPO Rd. Non A/C Rs.350-500/- Rs.450-625/-
Hotel Saiways A/c. Rs.550/- Rs. 650/-
STICE, Sinnar, Non A/c. Rs.450/- Rs. 550/-
Other Hotels
Tariff of the following hotels range from Rs. 400/- to Rs. 800/- for a single room and Rs. 500/- to Rs.1500/- for a double room.
• Hotel Ashoka Castle, Bombay-Agra Road,
• Hotel Ashwin, HPT college road.
• Hotel Basera, Shivaji Road,
• Hotel Greenview, Trimbak Road,
• Hotel Kamat, Nashik-Pune Road,
• Hotel Nalanda, Opp. Railway Station,
• Panchvati Elite Inn, Trimbak Road,
• Panchvati Guest House, Chandak Wadi,
• Hotel Supriya, Mumbai-Agra Road,
• Hotel Vaishali,
• Hotel VGS, Satpur,

Other Accommodation
• Govt Rest House, Golf Club, Reservations: Exec. Engineer, PWD, B&C.
• Muktidham, J.D.C. Bytco Charitable Trust, Reservations: Caretaker.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Anjneri - It is belived to be the birth place of Hanuman;
Chambar Leni; Gangapur Dam; Kalaram Mandir; Muktidham - A pink marble temple depicting all the important pilgrim centres in India - Timings: 0600 to 1200 hrs. & 1600 to 2000 hrs.;
Naroshankar Temple; Panchavati & the Sita Gumpha; Pandav Leni; Ramkund - It is believed that Lord Ram used to bathe here;
Someshwar Temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva;
Sula Vineyards & Vinery – Has established a reputation of crafting India’s finest white wines. Unique typical architectural design of Sula vinery adds to the beauty of surrounding hills along with 35 acres of grapes plantation;
Tapovan - It is believed that Lord Rama stayed here during his exile.
Bhagur is the birth place of the freedom fighter,
Swatantrya Veer Savarkar .
There is also a beautiful temple of "Bhagur Devi" Bhagur is situated 3 km away from Deolali Camp and 17 km from Nashik road.
Bhakti Dham It is situated near Dindori Naka, at a distance of 2km from Central Bus Stand.
This place is renowned for various temples built in the premises.
Ved Temple, situated at a distance of 1.5km from Central Bus Stand, was built with the aim of studying Indian culture and Ved Puranas.. Free training and education on Ved-Puranas is given to students from all over India
Museums
Coin Museum The museum houses a fine collection of researched and well-documented history of Indian currency. Also included in the collections are photographs, articles, line drawings, replica, real coins and also a detailed analysis of the various currency systems that existed in the India from centuries together.
Gargoti Museum Nashik boasts one of the world’s famous museums for zeolites, founded by K C Pandey. A zeolite is an ethereal creation of breathtaking colour and fragile structure formed as the result of a process in which a group of silicate minerals expel water when heated. This rare museum is a worth visiting place of the state.
EXCURSIONS
Tourist Village Sanskriti (10 kms)-Belguam Dhaga,Trimbak Road.
Devlali (14Km.): Military cantonment with an Artillery Training School.
Trimbakeshwar (29 Km.): One of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India, it is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus.
Accom: Tourist Resort (MTDC)- Rs.800/-, Trimbakeshwar,
There are also many dharamshalas.
Igatpuri (45 Km): It is a small town with pleasant climate and situated at an altitude of 1900 ft.
It is an ideal getaway in the monsoons for its greenery and numerous waterfalls. Igatpuri is also famous for the Vipassana International Academy,
which conducts courses in meditation. Details can be obtained from the Vipassana International Academy,
Post Box No. 6, Dhammagiri, Igatpuri-422403, Mumbai Contact: Ms. Smita Kamdar.
Tringalwadi Fort and Lake, 6 Km. from here attracts a large number of trekkers during the monsoons.
Accom: STD Code: 02553.
• Hotel Ashwin, Old Agra Road, Talegaon, Tariff: Rs750-1200/-.
• Ganaka Motels, NH-3, Talegaon, Tariff: Dbl. Rs. 300-400/-.
• Golden Resort, Bortamba . Tariff: Rs. 1000-1600/-.
• Manas Resort, Igatpuri. Tariff: Rs. 4000/-.
Sapta Shringi (53 Km.): Dedicated to Goddess Chandika or the ‘Sapta Shringi’ Devi.
Nandur Madhmeshwar (60 Km.): Situated in the Nipad Taluka of Nashik District,
this sanctuary is best visited between October and March, when migratory birds come here for breeding.
It is an important wetland with 23 lakes and tiny ponds. Amongst the birds seen here are the Osprey, Flamingoes and Animals such as Otter and Fishing Cat.
Bhandardara (Wilson Dam) (69 Km.): Bhandardara is a beautiful holiday spot. Places of interest include the Umbrella Falls, Wilson Dam,
Lake Arthur where boating facilities are available, the Randha Falls, Amriteshwar Temple, Ratangarh fort and Mount Kalsubai (25 Km.),
the highest peak in the Sahyadri Range.The nearest railhead is Igatpuri (45 km) on the Central Railway. Some road distances from Bhandardara are Aurangabad 280 km,
Igatpuri 60 km, Mumbai via Igatpuri 185 km, Nashik 69 km and Pune 191 km.
Accom: STD Code : 02424.
1. Holiday Resort (MTDC) , Tariff: 'A" Dlx Rs.1300/-; 'A’Spl Rs. 1200/-;
2. Lakeside luxury cottage Rs.2200/- Group Accom (12 persons) Rs.1800/-; Group Accom (20 persons) Rs. 3000/-; Std. Room Rs. 700/-. Reservations: MTDC, Opp: LIC Bldg.,
3. Madame Cama Road, Mumbai.
Saputara (80 Km): a picturesque hill resort situated on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border.
Accom: Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd and Private Hotels.



  SHIRDI
In Ahmednagar district, Shirdi has become famous all over India on account of its association with the renowned Saint Shri Sai Baba.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Area : 1.3 sq.km.
Temperature: Max: 39.5°C. Min: 11.6°C.
Rainfall : 205 mm.(June to Sept.)
Season:Throughout the year.
STD Code: 02423 (95-2423 from Mumbai)
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Aurangabad (144 km) connected with Delhi and Mumbai. Fare: Mumbai - Aurangabad Rs. 7235/-(J), Rs.5650/-(Y).
Rail : The nearest railhead is Kopergaon (18 Km.) on the central line.
1333 Shirdi Passenger Mumbai-Kopergaon
Fare: II Class Sleeper:Rs. 126/-
Road : Shirdi is connected by road with Ahmednagar 94 Km, Aurangabad 144 Km., 144km, Manmad 60 Km, Mumbai 302Km, Nashik 119 Km and Pune 205 Km. Shani Shingnapur 80 km.
ACCOMMODATION
(*Approved by the Dept of Tourism, Government of India.)
Single Double
*Hotel Sun-N-Sand***** -- Rs.2400-3222/-
*Hotel Shraddha Park Inn *** -- Rs.1900/-
(A Sarovar Park Plaza Hotel)
Pimpalwadi Road.
*Hotel Eshosans* A/c. -- Rs.1250/-
Pimpalwadi Road. Non A/c -- Rs.1040/-
*Saish Hotel* A/c. -- Rs.1200/-
Pimpalwadi Road. Non A/c. -- Rs. 1000/-
Hotel Bhagyalaxmi A/c. -- Rs.900/-
Non A/c -- Rs. 700/-
Hotel Goradia’s, A/c. -- Rs.1400-1700/-
Off Pimpalwadi Road.
Hotel Goradia’s Budget
Non A/c. -- Rs.800/-
Hotel Sai Sanjiwani,. A/c -- Rs.650/-
Non A/c -- Rs.500/-
Other Hotels
• Hotel Dhantara, (Rs.950-1350)
• Hotel Rishikesh,
• Hotel Sidhant, (Rs.1600-5500);
• Hotel Sai Leela, 9/5, Pimpalwadi Road,(Rs.1100-1500);
• Hotel Sharan,(Rs.1200-1600);
• Hotel Sai Plaza,(Rs.900-1250);
• Shri Sai Baba International, Manmad Road, (Rs.800-1500);
Swami Resort, (Rs.700-1200);
• Hotel Sai Yatri,(Rs.750-1000)
The tariff of the following hotels ranges from Rs.400/- to Rs. 800/- for a double room:
• Hotel Ichraj
• Nisarga Cottage Resort, Shirdi-Ahmednagar Road
• Hotel Kaustub.
Other Accomodations:
• Pilgrim’s Inn (MTDC), A/c Dlx Rs800-1100/-, Non A/c Dlx Rs.700-800/-.
Accommodation of the Sai Baba Sansthan:
• Bhakti Niwas;
• Keshav Mandir;
• Mangal Karyalaya;
• Sai Niwas Guest House;
• Sai Prasad; Sai Udyan;
• Samadhi Mandir;
• Shanti Niwas. Reservations: Shri.Sai Baba Sansthan,Shirdi,Taluka-Kopargaon,Dist Ahmednagar.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Sai Baba Samadhi and Temple:
The mortal remains of Sri Sai Baba are buried here; a life size marble statue was installed by the side of the samadhi in 1954.
Daily Programme: Temple Opens (0500 hrs.), Kakad Arti (0515 hrs.), Abhishek (0545 to 0630 hrs.), Darshan Starts (0700 hrs), Collective Abhishek (0900 hrs.), Noon Arti (1200 hrs.), Dhup Arti, followed by Keertan or Bhajan (1830 hrs.) and Shej Arti (2200 hrs.). The other places of interest include Chavdi, Dwarkamai Masjid, Gurusthan, Khandoba Temple, Lendi Baug and Sakori Ashram.
EXCURSIONS
• Shani Shingnapur (80 km): Famous for the venerated Shani shrine.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
1) Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shridi, Taluka - Kopargaon, Dist. Ahmednagar,
2) Maharashtra Tourism Dev. Corpn. Ltd. (MTDC), T/1, Golf Club, Nashik,
3) MTDC, CDO Hutments, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai.


   RATNAGIRI
A charming seaside town famous for Alfonso mangoes, coconuts, jackfruits and a long stretch of black sandy beach with a backdrop of a 15th century fort.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airports are Kolhapur 120 Km and Belgaum 280 km (both non-
operational).Mumbai Airport 334 km & Dabolim (Goa) is 355 Km.
Fare: Mumbai-Goa Rs.3756/ (Y) Rs.5281/-(J)
Rail :Ratnagiri is a railhead on the Konkan Railway Line.
Road : Ratnagiri is connected by motorable roads with Belgaum 280 Km, Kolhapur 120 Km., Mumbai 334 Km. and Pune 247 Km.
STD Code: 02352
ACCOMMODATION
• Hotel Vihar Deluxe 870, Shivaji Nagar,
• Hotel Regency,Vihar Vaibhav,
• Hotel Sai Kripa 962, Shivaji Nagar,
• Hotel Landmark Theba Palace Road,
• Vivek Lodge Main Road,
• Swaroop Lodge,
PLACES OF INTEREST
Fish Research Centre : In addition to a Research Centre, the institute also has an aquarium and a museum depicting various marine species
The Fort :The fort was constructed between 1350 AD to 1500 AD. The Bhagwati Temple is situated inside the fort.
Palace of Theba : It is a very old palace. The King of Burma was detained here by the British Government. It is now converted into the Collector’s residence.
Tilak Memorial : This is the birth place of Sri Lokmanya Tilak which has been converted into a memorial maintained by the State Archaeological Department. Photographs of important incidents in the life of Lokmanya Tilak are preserved here.
Mirya Bay : Also known as Bhagwati Port, this is a beautiful stretch of beach.
EXCURSIONS
Jaigad (33 Km.): Jaigad creek is dotted with fishing villages and palm fringed beaches. It also has a tiny fort, part of which is now converted into a traveller’s bungalow;
Sangameshwar (74 Km.): Sangameshwar, the meeting of the rivers Alaknanda and Varuna, is a place of sanctity and of great antiquity;
Chiplun (95 Km.): Situated in idyllic surroundings, ringed by the higher hills of the Western Ghats. There is the fort of Govalkot, on the top of which is a hotel run by the Taj Group of Hotels. Close to Chiplun, is the village of Pinguli which till today preserves the art of shadow puppetry. Chiplun is Railway Station on Konkan Railway. Accom:
• *Gateway Riverview Lodge***, Village Dhamandivi, Taluka
• KhedHotel Shalom International, Mumbai - Goa Highway,
• Hotel Ameya, Lote Parshuram, Opp. Nocil Company, Mumbai Goa Highway,
• Hotel Oasis, Mumbai Goa Road,
Vijaydurg (132 Km.): Once a naval base, Vijaydurg lays testimony to the Maratha’s martial supremacy during Shivaji’s reign.
The temple of Rameshwar within the fort is yet another attraction;
Koynanagar (138 Km.) :The site of a giant Hydro-Electric project, on the river Koyna, the gushing water of which has been harnessed for the generation of electricity.
Accom: Koyna Lake Resort, Dapoli / Dabhol (167 Km.): Dabhol or Dapoli is an important town of the Konkan region famous for mango farms and it's mango market.
It is also famous for the Konkan Krishi Vidyapith and Sane Guruji Institute.


  GANAPATIPULE
The venerated ancient temple of Shree Ganapati, believed to be 400 years old is situated here. It is built in a colossal rock on the shore and the idol is believed to be “Swayambhu”. Ganapatipule also has a beautiful unspoiled beach.
Ganapatipule is 375 km from Mumbai, 331 km from Pune, 144 km from Kolhapur and 50 km from Ratnagiri, which is the nearest railhead.
ACCOMMODATION:
• M.T.D.C Holiday Resort, Dist. Ratnagiri,
Other Accommodation
• Hotel Abhishek Bhandarpule (Ganapatipule),
• Hotel Landmark, Next to Temple,
• Krishnali Beach Resort Bhandarpule (Ganpatipule),



   SINDHUDURG (195 Km. from Ratnagiri)
Sprawling over an area of 5207 sq.kms, Sindhudurg comprises 7 provinces - Malvan, Kankavali, Devgad, Vaibhavwadi, Kudal, Vengurla and Sawantwadi. Ideal especially for beach tourism, Sindhudurg is well connected with various parts of the country by the Konkan Railway. Sindhudurg is named after one of the favourite sea forts of Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire.
Malvan
A beautifully developed coastline. Malvan is famous for the Sidhudurg fort built by Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Fort can be reached by boat in 5 minutes. The journey from the pier to Fort takes just 5 minutes. Boat charges Rs. 25/- (Round trip). Also Malwani cuisine is well known all over India. The Marine Sanctuary here, covers an area of 29.25 Sq. Km. And is rich in coral and other sea life. It is 520 km from Mumbai and Sidhunagari (30 km) is the nearest Railway Station.
STD Code: 02365
Accom:
• Tourist Lodge,
• Vinayak Lodge,
• Sindhudurg Shobha,
• Anjali Lodge,
• Shradha Lodge,
Vengurla
A seaside town, it is 524 km from Mumbai. Vengurla’s coast line is dotted with some of the most exotic and virgin beaches in Maharashtra.
Places of interest in Vengurla are
• Light House, Fruit Research Centre, Vengurla’s Market,
• Sagareshwar Beach,
• Bayangani Beach,
• Mochemad fishing village and beach.
Excurision from Vengurla include,
Shiroda town (10 km.) for its clan beach and the Mauli Devi Temple;
Aravalli town for the temples of Shri Vithoba, Sateri Devi and Sagartirth Beach. Nivati Beach and Fort are located 26 Km. From here.
Sawantwadi (30 km) is the nearest railway station and Dabolim (Goa) (112 km), the nearest airport.
STD Code: 02366.
Accom:
• Hotel Kelaji, Main Road,
• Hotel Navdurg, Near ST Stand,
• Hotel Satya Vijay, Manik Chowk,
• Sea view Hotel, Vengurla Port, Barrister Kardikar Road,
• Hotel Sidhesh, B N Pai Road,
• Kubal Boarding and Lodging.
Kudal
On the Mumbai Goa National Highway, Kudal is a beautiful scenic town on the river side. Places of interest include the Agriculture Research Centre, Kudaleshwar Temple and Pinguli Kalagram (where shadow puppet shows are held).
Important distances from Kudal are: Mumbai 522 km, Sawantwadi 23 km, (nearest Railway Station) Amboli 30 km, Pinguli 20 km.
STD Code : 02362
Accom :
• Hotel Dashavtar,
• Hotel Gulmohar,
• Hotel Palace,;
• Hotel Raj,
• Hotel Satyam,
• Hotel Sulabha,
• Hotel Surya,
• Hotel Yashdhara, BKG Road,
Sawantwadi
Erstwhile Royal seat of Bhonsale Dynasty, Sawantwadi is famous for handicraft items such as ganjifa card, lacquered furniture, wooden toys, etc. Places of interest in Sawantwadi are the palace of Bhonsales and Moti Talao or pearl lake.
Sawantwadi is a railhead on the Konkan Railway. Sawantwadi is connected by road with other towns such as Amboli (29 Km.), Kankavali (56 Km), Kudal (23 Km), Ratnagiri (186 Km), Vengurla (30 Km.).
Accommodation (STD Code : 02363)
• Hotel Konkan Crown, Near Railway Station,
Tarkarli
Situated at the confluence of the river Karli and the Arabian Sea, it is a quiet scenic place, away from the city life. Places of interest include, Tarkarli Beach, Tarkarli Creek – a bird watcher’s paradise, Kolamb Beach, Newali – Bhogwe Beach which can be reached by ferry, Sindhudurg Fort (6 Km.), Deobagh Beach (7 Km.), Dhamapur Lake (20 Km.).
Distances from Tarkarli: Mumbai 504 km., Malvan 7 km., Kudal 24 km. (the nearest railhead), Devbag 7 km.
Accom:
1) MTDC Holiday Resort,
2) Apoorva Resort, Near MTDC Resort,
3) Ramesh Mithbavkar’s Home, 89, Vayari Bandh,
Amboli
Engulfed by dense forests and steep valleys, the tranquil hill resort of Amboli is situated at an altitude of 690 mtr. in ruggedly sculpted Sahyadris. The breathtaking mountain range, the spectacular waterfalls, the mist clad Konkan at the bottom of the hills, Amboli presents some of the best panoramic views of the region. Places of interest include Mahadevgad (fort), Narayangad, and Sunset Point etc.
Distances from Amboli - Mumbai 549 km., Sawantwadi 25 km, Belgaum 68 km., Vengurla 61 km.
Accomodation (STD Code: 02363):
• Hotel JRD Internation, Jakatwadi,
• Hotel Shiv Malhar, Near Police Station,
• Green Valley Resort, (MTDC)
Shiroda
The twin towns of Shiroda and Ajgaon are famous for their scenic beauty, swaying palms and serene beaches.
Distances from Shiroda - Mumbai 508 km., Panaji 57 km., Dabolim 92 km., and Sawantwadi 51 km ( the nearest railway station).
Accom: Hotel Meghdoot Lodging and Boarding,
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  SOLAPUR
The headquarters of the district, Solapur is a prominent Industrial trading centre in the state with a flourishing handloom and powerloom industry.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Pune (242 km) connected by Jet Airways.
Rail : Solapur is a railway station on the South Central Railway.
Road : Solapur is connected by motorable roads with Ahmednagar 248 Km.,
Akalkot 38 Km., Mumbai 412 Km., Pandharpur 74 Km., Pune 242 Km., Tuljapur 40 Km., etc.
STD Code : 0217.
ACCOMMODATION
• *Hotel Pratham*** South Sadar Bazar,
• *Hotel Shiv Parvati International*** 218/219 Gold Finch Peth,
• *Hotel Surya Executive*** 3/3/2, Murarji Peth,
• *Hotel Mayura** ,99, Budhawar Peth, *
• Ajanta Lodge*, 93/1 Gold Finch Peth,
• Hotel Aishwarya125, Murarji peth,
• Hotel Ashirwad Old Hotgi Naka ,
• Geetanjali Lodge, Blives Road,
• Kinara Lodge, Hotgi Rd,
• Hotel 184-A, Gold Finch Peth,
• Hotel Srikamal International 77, Railway Lines,
• Hotel Vikram Palace 29, Railway Lines ,
Other Accommodation
• Zilla Parishad Rest House, Inspection Bungalow PWD,
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Bhuikot Fort ,
• Hutatma Gardens ,
• Indra Bhavan
• Siddeshwar Temple
EXCURSIONS
Akkalkot (24 Km.) : Famous for the samadhi of Shri Swami Samarth considered to be one of the four incarnations of Guru Dattatraya. There is an Armoury Museum here too. Timings :0800 to 1200 hrs., 1400 to 1800 hrs. (Closed on Sunday).
Sawargaon (32 Km.) : Sawargaon village is famous for it’s temples built in honour of Parsvanath,
the 23rd Jain Tirthankar; Tukai, Mallikarjuna and Nagoba.
Tuljapur (40 Km.) : Tuljapur is the most important Shaktipeeth of Maharashtra, known for the sacred temple of Goddess Bhavani, the “Kul-Swamini” or founder goddess of Maharashtra. Other important temples in Tuljapur are the Goumukh, Bhavani Shankar, Matangi Nagzari, Mankavate, Papanasi, Bara-linga and Kalabhairav temples. Accom : MTDC Holiday Resort, Dist. Osmanabad
Naldurg (46 Km.) : This 105 acre fort is believed to have been constructed by the legendary hero “Nal” of the Nal-Damyanti fame.
Pandharpur (74 Km.) : Situated on the banks of river Chandrabhaga, Pandharpur is the most important place of pilgrimage in the state. The Shri Vithoba Temple, also known as Pandhari- Kshetra is an outstanding example of the Hemadpanti style of architecture. The presiding deities of Vithoba and Rukmini or Vitthal Rukmini are worshipped with great reverence. Congregations of devotees in lakhs gather at Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi during July-August and Kartikeya Ekadashi during October-November.
Other temples
• Lakshmi,
• Pundalike,
• Vishnupad,
• Trimbakeshwar ,
• Mallikarjun ,
• Ambabai ,
• Shri Ram
• Namdeo Temples.
Accom: Bhakta Niwas,
Osmanabad (66 Km) : The district headquarter, it is well known for its ancient monuments and archaeological finds. Places of interest in and around Osmanabad include the the Chambhar and Dharashiv caves, the tomb of Hazrat Shamsuddin Gaazi, the Kalyanswami Math and Shree Ram temple at Thomgaon, the Digambar Jain temple and Samadhi of Shri Shantisagar Maharaj at Kunthgiri
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  ASHTA – VINAYAK TEMPLES
The “Ashtavinayak” temples refer to the eight shrines of Lord Ganesh, in the state of Maharashtra, visited by thousands of devotees from all over the country. It is believed that a pilgrimage to the Ashtavinayak ensures the pilgrim ever lasting bliss. Glorified as 'Swayambhu' or self emanated, each of the eight idols have distinctive features. All these shrines could be visited by keeping Pune as the base, from where they are all easily accessible. These Swayambhu shrines, in order of importance are:
MORGAON
Morgaon is situated on the banks of the River Karha. The main temple facing towards the north, houses the presiding deity of 'Shri Moreshwar' Ganapati. The temple constructed during the Bahamani regime, is built in the typical Moghul style.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Pune (62 Km), is connected by Jet Airways with Mumbai.
Rail : Nearest rail head is Jejuri (17 km.)
Road : Morgaon is well connected by road. It is 225 km from Mumbai. State Transport and private buses are available from Mumbai, Pune and other major towns and cities.
Accom. : Rest House, Jejuri. Resvn. : Exec. Engineer, Pune Construction Divn., Pune.
SIDDHATEK
Siddhatek is situated on the banks of the River Bhima in the Ahmednagar district. The temple facing towards the north, and built during the Peshwa period is dedicated to Siddhivinayak Ganapati.
Air : The nearest Airport is Pune (99 Km).
Rail : Nearest rail head is Daund (20 km) , on the Daund - Manmad section.
Road : Siddhatek is well connected by road. It is 269 km from Mumbai. There are frequent bus services from Pune and nearby towns / cities.
Accom. : Rest House, Daund. Resvn. : Exec. Engineer, Pune Construction Divn., Pune.
PALI
Located on the periphery of Pali village, the temple is in picturesque surroundings with two lakes encircling it and is dedicated to 'Ballaleshwara' Ganapati.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Pune. (110 Km)
Rail : Nearest rail head is Khopoli (38 km), on Central Railway.
Road : Pali is well connected by road. It is 140 km from Mumbai.
Accom. : Rest House, Pali. Resvn : Block Devt. Office, Pali, Dist. Sudhagad
Places of Interest :
• Shree Vigneshwar Temple ;
• Shiva Temple at Siddheswari;
• Sudhagad Fort.
MADH
Located in picturesque surroundings, the temple resembling a tiled roofed house and facing the east is dedicated to Varadavinayaka Ganapati. The sanctum is made of stone and surrounded by beautiful stone elephant carvings.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest airport is Pune. (80 Km)
Rail : Nearest rail heads are Khopoli ( 7 Km ) & Khandala (20 Km) on the Central Line.
Road : Madh is well connnected by road with Mumbai 90 km, Pune 80 km, Karjat 25 km and
Khopoli 7 km.
Accom. : Rest House at Khopoli. Resvn. : Exec. Engineer, PWD Raigad Divn., Alibag.
THEUR
Situated on confluence of Mula, Muth and Bhima rivers. There are regular bus services of Pune Municipal Transport connecting Theur with Pune and nearby towns. The temple built by Madhavrao Peshwa is dedicated to 'Chintamani ' Ganapati.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest Airport is Pune, 25 km
Rail : Nearest rail head is Pune, on Central Railway.
Road : Theur is well connected by road. It is 217 km from Mumbai.
Accom : Hotels, Guest Houses and Rest Houses at Pune.
LENYADRI
Located on a hillock, the temple faces south and is carved from the rocks. There are 283 steps leading to the main temple which is dedicated to Girijatmak Ganapati. From the temple one can view the Puspavati river flowing nearby and Junnar town spread below.
Air : The nearest airport is Pune. (120 Km )
Rail : The convenient rail head is Pune.
Road : There is a motorable road upto Junnar 70 km from Pune. The distance of 8 km
from Junnar to Lenyadri has to be covered on foot. S T buses ply from Mumbai
and Pune to Lenyadri.
Accom. : Hotels, Guest Houses and Rest House at Pune and Rest House at Junnar.
OZAR
Located at Narayangaon in Junnar taluka. At the entrance to the temple are two Deep-malas - stone pillar oil lamps, and two huge Dwar Palaks - guards and in the sanctum is the idol of Vigneshwara Ganapati.
Air : Nearest airport is Pune 19 km.
Rail : The convenient rail head is Pune.
Road : Ozar is well connected by road. It is 184 km from Mumbai.
Accom. : Hotels, Guest Houses and Rest Houses at Pune.
RANJANGAON
The main temple here, built by Madhavrao Peshwa, is dedicated to Maha Ganapati.
Air : Nearest Airport is Pune. (130 Km)
Rail : Nearest rail head is Pune
Road : Ranjangaon is well connected by road. It is 223 km from Mumbai. S.T. buses
Ply from Pune and Ahmednagar to Ranjangaon.
Accom : Hotels, Guest Houses and Rest Houses at Pune.
The suggested route to follow if one wants to cover all the Ashtavinayak temples is : Mumbai - Khopoli - *Madh - *Pali - Pune - *Theur - *Sidhatek -* Morgaon - Pune - *Ranjangaon - *Ojhar -* Lenyadri - (via Malshej Ghat, Titwala, Kalyan) Mumbai.
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  JYOTIRLINGAS OF INDIA
India is a country with thousand races, the land of thousand beliefs and the abode of a million Gods. Amongst the most important pilgrim centers, particularly for the Shaivites are 12 Jyotirlingas which are situated in different parts of India. Out of the 12 Jyotirlingas, five are situated in the state of Maharashtra - Trimbakeshwara, Bhimashankar, Parali Vaijnath, Grishneswar and Aundh Nagnath. The others are at Somnath, Sri Sailam, Ujjain, Omkareswara, Rameswaram, Kedarnath and Varanasi.
BHIMASHANKAR
A beautifully carve Shiva Temple. It is said that Lord Shiva destroyed the tyrant called Tripurasura who was spreading misery among residents of the locality and the Linga stands at this spot. It is endowed with beautiful scenery and healthy climate.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Pune (95 km), connected by Jet Airways with Mumbai.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Pune (95 kms) on the Central Railway line.
Road : Good motorable roads connect Bhimashankar with Mumbai 265 km, Pune 95 km,
Ahmednagar 151 km and Nashik 191 km.
Accommodation
• MTDC Holiday Resort,
TRIMBAKESHWAR
Trimbakeshwar is about 28 km south west of Nashik. In the sanctum sanctorum of this temple is a small depression full of water and in this water stands the Swyambhu Linga. Once every twelve years a big Sinhastha Fair (Kumbh Mela) is held in Trimbakeshwar which draws people from all over India.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest airport is Mumbai (184 Km ).
Rail : Nearest railhead is Nashik Road (28 km), on the Central Railway line, which is
connected with major cities in India.
Road: Motorable roads connect Trimbakeshwar with Mumbai 184 km, Nashik 28 km
and Pune 210 km.
Accommodation
• MTDC Holiday Resort,
• Bramhagiri Suites .
Dharamshalas :-
• Gujarathi Dharamshala;
• Maheshwari Dharamshala, Main Rd;
• Nivrattinath Dharamshala;
• Trimbak Nagarpalika.
AUNDHA NAGNATH
Aundh Nagnath is supposed to be the finest Jyotirlinga. It is considered to be the first or “Adhya” linga supposedly installed by the Pandvas and is an important pilgrim centre for devotees of Lord Shiva. Apart from the religious singnificance of the place, the temple of ‘Nagnath’ built in the Hemadpanti style of architecture, is worth seeing for its exquisite carvings.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Aurangabad (210 km) connected with Mumbai, Delhi,
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Chondi (21 km) on the South Central Railway line. However,
The convenient railhead is Parbhani, connected directly with Mumbai.
Road : Motorable roads connect Aundha Nagnath with Mumbai 579 km, Nagpur 359 km,
Nanded 84 km, Parbhani 40 km.
Accommodation
• Zilla Parishad Rest Home,
• Nagnath Sansthan Trust,
PARALI VAIJNATH
The Temple of Parali Vaijnath, also callled Vaidyanath, was renovated by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. Parali Vaijnath is also one of the biggest markets of Cotton and Tobacco.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest Airport is Aurangabad (230 km) connected with Mumbai, Delhi,
Rail : Parali Vaijnath is a railhead. However the most convenient railhead is Parbhani
(68 km), connected directly with Mumbai.
Road: Parali Vaijnath is well connected by road with Mumbai 500 km, Nanded 120 km,
Beed 100 km, Ambejogai 35 km, Aurangabad 230 km, Purna 93 km.
Accommodation
• Rest House, Resvn: Executive Engineer, P W D Department, Beed
Other Accom :
• Kaveri Lodge, Station Road ;
• Agarwal Lodge, Near S T Stand ;
• Triveni lodge, Station Road ;
• Ajanta Lodge, Station Road ;
• Ganesh Lodge.
Dharamshalas:
• Shri Vaijnath Devasthan at Post Parali,
• Taluka Ambajogai.
GRISHNESHWAR
Every year, a fair is held here on Mahashivaratri day.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Aurangabad (42 Km) connected with major cities in India.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Aurangabad which is directly connected with Mumbai.
Road: Grishneshwar is connected by good motorable roads with Mumbai 422 km,
Aurangabad 42 km, and Ellora 0.5 km.
Accommodation
• Hotel Kailash, Opp.Ellora caves, Ellora.
• A wide range of accommodation is available at Aurangabad.
OMKARESHWAR
Omkareshwar, the Sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, "OM", has drawn a hundred generations of pilgrims. Here at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the devout have gathered to kneel before the Jyotirlinga at the Temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata.
Air : The nearest Airport is at Indore (77 km) connected by JET Airlines with Mumbai.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Omkareshwar Road (12 km) on the Ratlam- Khandwa section of
Western Railway. However, the convenient railhead is Indore.
Road: Omkareshwar is connected by road with Indore 77 km, Ujjain 140 km.
Accommodation
• Dharamshalas at Omkareshwara offer accommodation with basic facilities.
• Tourist Bungalow, Behind Ravindra Natya Grah, Indore.
MAHAKALESHWAR (UJJAIN)
Mahakaleshwar, is believed to be a Swayambhu (self-created) Jyotirlinga. The unique feature of this Majestic Shrine is the idol which faces South, a positioning upheld by tantric traditions and found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Nearest airport is Indore (53 km) which is connected by jet Airlines with Mumbai.
Rail : Ujjain (6 km) is a railway station on the Western Railway line.
Road: Ujjain is connected by road with Ahmedabad 402 km, Bhopal 183 km, Mumbai
655 km, Delhi 774 km, Gwalior 451 km, Indore 53 km and Khajuraho 570 km.
Accommodation
(1) Shipra Hotel (MPSTDC), University Rd,
(2) Yatri Niwas (MPSTDC), Near New Bus Stand,
(3) Dharamshalas:
• Parasram,
• Bacchraj Khandelwal Chaturvedi,
• Hemraj,
• Mantri,
• Digambar Jain,
• Sakhya Raja,
• Kmemraj and Agarwal.
SOMNATH
Somnath also known as Prabhas Patan is a legendry Temple site and is believed to have been built of Gold by "Soma" the Moon God.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Rajkot (188 km) connected by Indian Airlines with Mumbai.
Rail : The nearest rail head is Veraval (7 km) connected with Mumbai via
Ahmedabad. Fare: Mumbai - Veraval : IInd A/c : Rs.1535/- ; IInd class : Rs.438/-.
Road: Somnath is connected by road with Veraval 7 km, Mumbai 889 km, Ahmedabad
400 km, Junagadh 85 km, Porbander 122 km.
Accommodation
(1) Toran Tourist Bungalow, College Road, Veraval,
Resvn: (a) Manager, Toran Tourist Bungalow, Veraval,
(b) TCGL, H K House, Ashram Rd, Ahmedabad,
(c) TCGL, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai,
(2) Rajendra Bhavan Athithi Griha, Veraval,
(3) Railway Retiring Room, Veraval,
(4) Guest Houses controlled by the Somnath Temple Trust :
• M K Bungalow, Modinagar Suite,
• Dharamsingh Guest Gouse,
• Kamani Guest House,
• Modinagar Guest House,
• Kalinga Kunj Guest House,
• Modi Guest House,
• Goyanka Guest House,
• Mittal Guest House,
• Damani Guest House No: I &II ,
• Tanna Guest House
• Jaypuri Guest House;
(5) Dharamshalas:
• Bhatia Vasanji,
• Nandaji,
• GordhanBhavan,
• Kansara ,
• Shri Ahilyabai
• Temple,
• Shri Niwas Rest House
• Shri Ram Niwas.
SRISAILAM
Srisailam, also known as Sriparvata is situated in the Rishabgiri Hills on the southern banks of the river Krishna in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is at Hyderabad (232 km) which is connected with important
cities / towns.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Markapur Road via Hyderabad and Guntur. However, the convenient railhead is Hyderabad (232 km).
Road: Road distances from Srisailam are Atmakur 113 km, Anantapur 325 km, Bangalore 538 km, Mumbai 971 km, Kolkata 1491 km, Delhi 1685 km, Dornal 49 km , Hyderabad 232 km, Kurnool 180 km, Chennai 568 km, Nadyal 158 km, Nagarjunasagar 180 km, Tirupati 436 km, Vijayawada 248 km, and Vishakapaptnam 614km.
APSTDC operates package tours from Hyderabad to Srisailam every day. Fare: Rs. 450/- (adult) & Rs.360/-(child) (inclusive of Accom). The tour covers Dindi Project, Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Pathalganga, Paladhara, Panchadhara, Sikharam, Saakshi Ganapati.
Accommodation
(1) Devasthanam Cottage (Rs.50 -100/- per cottage) & Devasthanam Choultries (Rs.20/- to Rs.50/-) Resvn: Executive Officer, Srisailam Devasthanam, Srisailam
(2) Saila Vihar Tourist Rest House, Double rooms : Rs.75/-. Resvn: District P R O, Kurnool;
(3) Karnataka Guest House, Double rooms. : Rs.15/- per day;
(4) Zilla Parishad Guest House , Resvn : Secretary, Zilla Parishad, Kurnool.
(5) TTD Choultry, Resvn: Choultry Supervisor.
(6) Hotel Punnami (APSTDC), Tariff : A/c : Rs.350/-, Non A/c : Rs.200/-, Dbl : Rs.200/-, Dorm. : Rs.50/- per bed;
(7) The following accommodation is reserved for pilgrims of particular sects:
• All India Arya Vysya Choultry (100 rooms),
• Akhila Bharat Vysya Choultry (100 rooms),
• Veerasaiva Lingayat Choultry (40 rooms),
• Veerasaiva Saravana Basaveswara Choultry (20 rooms),
• Karivena Bhahaman Choultry (20 rooms),
• Srowtha Saiva Choultry (50 rooms),
• Jagadguru Vageesa Panditaradhya Matham Choultry (50 rooms),
• Viswa Brahmin Choultry (10 rooms),
• Jagadguru Sringeri Peethan Matham
• Jagadguru Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Matham.
RAMESWARAM
A fine example of South Indian architecture, the Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple is renowned for its many pillared corridors, about 1220 m in length. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : The nearest airport is Madurai (167 km) connected with Bangalore, Chennai and
Mumbai. Fare: Mumbai - Madurai Rs: 13281/-(J) Rs: 9091/-(Y) BY IC.
Rail : Rameswaram is connected by rail with Chennai, Madurai, Trichy & Coimbatore.
Fare: Mumbai–Rameswaram (via Chennai) : IInd A/c: Rs.2438/-;IInd class:Rs.578/-.
Road: Rameswaram is connected by road with Kanyakumari 320 km, Karaikudi 149 km,
Chennai 666 km, Madurai 167 km, Ramanathapuram 55 km, Sivaganga 136 km, Pudukottai 188 km, Thanjavur 248 km, Tiruchendur 209 km, and Tuticorin 180 km.
Accommodation
The following hotels have tariff ranging from Rs.250/- to Rs.400/- for a single room and Rs.300/- to Rs.600/- for a double room:
• Hotel Chola,
• Hotel Maharaja,
• Santhanam Lodge,
• Swami Ramanatha Lodge,
• Hotel Venkatesh,
Other Accommodation
(1) Hotel Tamil Nadu (TTDC), Near Beach,
(2) Devasthanam Accom.,
(3) Dharamshalas :
• Mahabeer Dharamshala,
• Sri Sringeri Mutt,
• Gujarat Bhavan,
• Bansilal Dharamshala,
• Habirchand Dharamshala,
• Jammu Choultry,
• Chitra Kanthiah,
• Thuruvasalu Choultry,
• Arya Vaisya Choultry,
• Raddair Choultry
• Shri Ram- Krishna Mutt.
Accommodation at Mandapam (19 km from Rameswaram)
(1) Hotel TamilNadu (TTDC), Mandapam – 623526.
(2) Youth Hostel.
VARANASI
Varanasi or Kashi is believed to be the eternal abode of Shiva or Vishvanath and is one of the most sacred religous places in the country.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Indian Airlines connects Varanasi with Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Kolkata and
Kathmandu.
Rail : Varanasi is connected by rail with all major cities in India
Road: Varanasi is connected by road with Agra 610 km, Allahabad 127 km, Bodhgaya
240 km, Gorakpur 215 km, Khajuraho 406 km, Kushinagar 260 km, Lucknow 320 km, Patna 270 km, Mumbai 1550 km and Delhi 710 km. Accommodation
• A wide range of accommodation ranging from 5 star hotels to guest houses and lodges is available in Varanasi.
• Tourist Bungalow (UPSTDC), Parade Kothi, Near Cant. Railway Station,
KEDARNATH
Kedarnath, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas is surrounded by snow clad Himalayan peaks. The legend goes that it was built by the Pandavas to atone their sins after the great war of the Mahabharata.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) (240 km) is the nearest airport.
Rail : The nearest railhead is Rishikesh.
Road: Kedarnath is connected by road with Badrinath 242 km, Dehradun 268 km, Delhi 450 km, Haridwar 250 km, Kotdwar 256 km & Rishikesh 226 km.
Route from Rishikesh to Kedarnath
• Rishikesh – Rudraprayag - Agastamuni – Kund – Guptakashi – Phata – Soneprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath.
• Distance between Gaurikund & Kedarnath (14 km) has to be covered on foot.
Local Transport
Ponies, Dandis & Porters are available at Gaurikund.
Charges : Gaurikund to Kedarnath & return - Pony Rs.150/- to Rs.400/-; Dandi Rs. 800/- to Rs.1500/- (inclusive of over night halts at Kedarnath) Accommodation
• Rudraprayag Tourist Rest House (GMVN)
• Agastamuni Dharamshala
• Guptakashi Tourist Rest House (GMVN)
• Soneprayag Tourist Rest House(GMVN
• Gaurikund, Tourist Rest House (GMVN)
• Kedarnath Tourist Rest House (GMVN)
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