The sleepy agricultural town of Parbhani with its verdant natural surroundings and the marvelous ancient temples, echoing religious tales and folklore, charms you with its simplicity. Situated in the legendary Marathwada region of Maharashtra, it is enriched with a prosperous historical heritage and deep religious tradition. It was once under the rule of the magnificent Nizam dynasty. The river Godavari flows through this city and adorns it with beautiful, lush green landscapes that, like the city itself, remain unspoiled and in touch with nature. Humble despite its many delights, Parbhani lures travelers with its serene air.
Parbhani is viewed as an important religious town of Maharashtra, with places of worship of various faiths. The Hazrat Turabal Haq Shah Dargah is a popular Islamic shrine. It has been named after a renowned Muslim saint whose is entombed here. An annual fair in the honor of the saint is organized in Februaury and is the ideal time to visit. The Mudgaleshwar Temple is an ancient structure built within the course of the river Godavari. Another shrine was built by Ahilya Bai on the river banks along a ghat. Some of the other religious sites worth visiting in Parbhani include the Mahadev Temple, Pardeshwar Temple and Beleshwar Temple.
Enriched by its historical and religious legacy, Parbhani boasts of a vibrant culture. Visit the city during the various fairs and festivals to witness the spectacular folk dances. Dance forms such as Gondhal, Shahiri and Bharud are performed on festive occasions. Parbhani is also popular for the handloom cotton fabrics available at the local markets.
City buses are available for traveling to all the major areas within the city. Buses are an inexpensive way of getting around the city. Auto-rickshaws are a popular means of local transport in Parbhani. They can be hailed from almost any part of the city. Taxis can also be hired directly from the streets. If you wish to travel in a more relaxed and comfortable manner, you can rent a private vehicle from one of the car rentals within the city.
On a daily basis there are approximately 4 flights that operate at Aurangabad Airport.Air India is the popular airline brand that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Parbhani through train.Parbhani Jnis one of the most popular train stations in Parbhani.On an average about 77 trains pass through Parbhani on a daily basis.Purna to Parbhani, Nanded Waghala to Parbhani, Sailu to Parbhaniare some of the most popular routes to Parbhani with 88, 79, 52 trains weekly respectively.
By road Parbhani is surrounded by Nanded Waghala, Hingoli, Latur which are 35.76 km, 39.92 km, 61.2 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.