Akkalkot is a city in the Solapur district of Maharashtra. It shares a border with Maharashtra and Karnataka. It was the home to Swami Samarth Maharaj, who is believed to be an incarnation of god Dattatreya. It has a population of over 3 lakh and is marked by a few educational institutes.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all budgets and tastes such as Hotel City Park, Surya Hotel International and Hotel Ajinkya all within the range of Rs 1700.
Eid, Krishna Ashtami, MahaSivarathri, Ugadi, VijayaDashami, Milad-Un-Nabi, Diwali and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. Hindi is well understood.
Places to Visit
The Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj temple is one of the most visited places. Along with that The Royal Armoury Museum, Ballappa Math, Khandoba temple and Mallikarjun temple are must see places.
How to Get There
Solapur Airport is 31 km from Akkalot. Several domestic airlines fly in and out of Solapur.
Akkalkot Road Railway station is 10 km from Akkalot whereas Solapur railway Station is 36 km from the Akkalkot which provides connectivity to several cities.
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