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.
Muktainagar is a small town in Jalgoan district of Maharashtra was known, earlier as ‘Edlabad.’ It is a town situated on National Highway 6 which is now known as Asian Highway 46. Muktainagar is a Marathi town which gained its popularity because of its link with Muktai, who was the younger sister of the St. Dnayeshwar. Saint Dnayshwar is said to have acquired samadhi on the banks of the river Tapti. Several political leaders are from Muktainagar.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Muktainagar. Some of them are Hotel Kewal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Maan Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Morko (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Anjali Guest House (Tariff– Rs. 500).
The official language of Muktainagar is Marathi. The other languages that are spoken here include Ahirani and Hindi.
The important festivals of Muktainagar are Shivaratri, Gokulasthami and Ramnavmi which is celebrated in the month of October. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the month of September.
Places of Interest
There are several places that tourists can visit in Muktainagar. Some of these include the Saint Muktabai Temple (15 km from Muktainagar, 60 km from the city of Jalgoan), the Shri Tuljabhavani Temple (30 km from Muktainagar, 40 km from Solapur), the Shri Saint Shravan Bal Samadhi Temple (7 km from Muktainagar) and the Yogi Changdev Temple (10 km from Muktainagar).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Muktainagar is the Aurangabad Airport. It is located about 150 km away from the town.
Muktainagar is well-connected with Jalgoan and Aurangabad by rail. The nearest railway station to Muktainagar is in Achegoan (15 km away from Muktainagar)
There are several bus services operators who provide buses from Muktainagar to Jalgoan, Aurangabad and Achegoan. Popular operators on this route are Shir Sai Ram Travels and Corona Semi-Sleepers. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.