Akole, a city in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, is sandwiched between the Sahyadri mountain range. This city is located on the State Highway 44. River Pravara flows through this city. The banks of this river make a great picnic spot. There are many tourist attractions around this city that are worth visiting. A few of the nearby cities are Sangamner, Nashik, Kasara Budruk and Ahmednagar.
Places to Stay
For budget hotels, one has to travel to Nashik, which is 88 km away from Akole. Some of the hotels available here are Rahi Guest House (Tariff – Rs.390), Hotel Cool Palace (Tariff – Rs.738) and Hotel Royale Heritage (Tariff – Rs.517).
The languages spoken in Akole are Marathi and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Akole are Makar Sankranti in January, Holi in March, Jiviti Puja in July-August, Pola in August, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the interesting sightseeing destinations in and around Akole are Bhojapur Dam (28 km), Bhandardara Dam (36 km), Lake Arthur (36 km), Shirdi Temple (33 km), Deothan Reservoir (17 km) and Mirzapur (17 km) away from Akole.
How to Get There
The closest airport is the Solapur Airport, which is situated 352 away from Akole.There is no railway station in Akole. The nearest railway station is the Lahavit Railway Station in Lohashingwe, which is 76 km away from this city.
There is no railway station in Akole. The nearest railway station, Lahavit Railway Station, in Lohashingwe, is 76 km away from this city.
Akole is bustling with state-run and private buses from nearby towns and states. Private bus operators such as Saini Travels, Lakshmi Travels, Rachna Travels, Raj Travels and Dolphin Travels run Volvo A/C buses from Pune, Ahmednagar and Solapur to Akole. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.