Akola is a city located in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India. It is situated 250 km west of Nagpur, and 584 km east of Mumbai. Akola is now a developing city in the Vidarbha region. It is known for cotton production, oil mills, grain market and various types of dal. The IT sector is growing at a high rate in this region. It is the third biggest city in the region of Vidarbha.
Places to Stay
There are many budget as well as luxury hotels in Akola. Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Center Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Jasnagra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1700) and Green Vallies Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some of the popular hotels of this city.
The official language is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also spoken.
Akola is known for theatre, literature, classical music and sports. It is a colourful city that celebrates Holi, Diwali and other festivals.
Places to Visit
Narnala (40 km away) has a fort and a wild life sanctuary, Raj Rajeshwari Temple, Ashok Vatika and Mount Carmel Church are popular tourist
attractions. There are many temples and mosques in the city that are all worth a visit.
How to Get There
Akola Airport is located in the city itself. The other nearby airports are at Nagpur and Aurangabad.
Akola Railway Station has good connectivity with major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and many more.
Akola is connected to all the cities of Maharashtra and beyond. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.
A small town in Andhra Pradesh, Adilabad derives its name from well known ruler of Bijapur named Mohammed Adil Shah. The town is surrounded by Chanda District of Maharashtra and Nizamabad district. This town is famous for the shrine of Goddess Saraswati temple which is located in the temple town of Basara.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Adilabad. Some of them are Haritha Hotel (Tariff – Rs1.500), Hotel Laxmi Residency (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Rajarajeshwar Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500) and Dhanalakshmi Hotel (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Adilabad is Telugu. The other languages include Marathi, Gormati, Malayalam and Gujarati.
The Important Festivals of Adilabad is Vinayaka Chaturthi (September).
Places of Interest
Some of the places include Kanakai Waterfalls (5kms from Adilabad) , Limra masjid (4 kms from Adilabad Pochera waterfall, (6 kms from Adilabad) ancient Laxminarayan temple ( 9 kms from Adilabad) Kuntala waterfall ( (12 kms from Adilabad).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh is the Ramagundam Airport. It is located about 137 kms away from the town.
There is the railway station situated in Mudkhed-Adilabad Section of Hyderabad.
There are regular buses available to some of the districts and cities of Andhra Pradesh like Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Nanded, Vijayawada, Nellore, Renigunta, Tirupati Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Orange Tours and Travels, Saini Travels and Kanker Roadways. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.