Paithan is a Taluka city in Aurangabad District that is part of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. Paithani is located at around 56km south of Aurangabad on the banks of Godavari River. It known in the ancient times as 'Pratishthan' was capital city of Satvahan dynasty and major hub of commerce at that time. Paithan is also the birthplace of Sant Eknath - one of the greatest saints of Maharashtra.Great sant Dnyaneshwar made vedamantras to be spoken from the mouth of malebuffalow thereby showing vedas are not soleright of brahmins anybody can go for them.

Today's Paithan has fewer but definite signs of the old glory it once carried. Recently Archeological Survey of India found remnants from 1st and 2nd Centuary around Paithan.

Get in

Paithan is situated at a distance of 56km south of Aurangabad. As most people would want to continue to Paithan from Aurangabad, the best way to reach it is by road from Aurangabad which is a state highway. When coming from Pune, one can take the SH60 till Ahmednagar and proceed to Paithan via Shevgaon. Shortest route from Mumbai will be SH2 which starts from Kalyan and goes through Murbad, Malshej Ghat, Aale Phata and Ahmednagar.

Nearest Railway Station and Airport - both are Aurangabad.

Get around

Paithan is a small city and you can get around on foot. Cycle could be yet another option though availability of cycles on rental is not known at this moment.







There are a number of Lodging facilities available in Paithan City and they serve cheap accommodation.

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