Trips and Itineraries for Nagaon
Weekend Getaways from Nagaon
106 Kms from Nagaon
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Called the Oxford of the East, Pune is a bubbling cosmopolitan city. A large student hub, this city loves art, culture and theatre. The Sahyadri hill range of the Western Ghats makes this destination ideal for hiking and wildlife spotting. A shower of rain brings the city alive. The Agha Khan Palace of Pune is a sprawling complex with emerald green gardens and sprawling lawns, perfect for a casual stroll. The Shaniwarwada is an ancient structure built by the Peshwas and the ruins of this marvellous architecture can still be seen in the city. Dedicated to the brave hearts of the Indian Army, the National War Museum is a popular tourist destination and houses militia paraphernalia. Those interested in meditation can get day passes from the Osho International Meditation Resort, which is very popular with tourists. Handcrafted beer, baked goodies at the Kayani Bakery on East Street and eateries such as Touche the Sizzler, Malaka Spice and Dario's will complete your trip here.
Nagaon: Just south of Akshi lies the haven of Nagaon (not to be confused with Nandgaon beach in the further south). It is one long stretch and is fringed with casuarina trees all along - the closest you can come to sandy-sunny inner peace without discarding the trivialities of civil life. You can spot the early morning fishermen hauling in their fresh catch while softly treading on your wandering thoughts. In the highly unlikely event that you are still not satiated in your thirst for the Arabian, head south to Revdanda beach, another photocopy of Nagaon. Homestays and hotels abound nearby, making for a peaceful weekend here Distance: 98 km from Mumbai via State Highway 104, 127 km via the Mumbai – Pune Expressway Where to stay: Shintrewadi is the closest stay from the beach – the sprawling backyard of the hotel opens onto the beach. The arrangement is basic, but clean and comfortable. Once again, if you prefer the hustle and bustle or outright luxury, head north to Alibaug which has multipl options including a Radisson What else: Head south to Revdanda or north to Akshi; winter times see the local villagers hosting their own version of a cricketing league on a beautiful playground just off the beach – it makes for an amusing watch. There are also the ruins of an old Portuguese fortress right on this beach, but, unfortunately, they are mostly in ruins