Akot is the name of a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.The place was witness to the second Anglo-Maratha War when forces owing allegiances to Governor Arthur Wellesley and Bhonsle of Nagpur fought in the Battle of Argaon. Akot also happens to be a municipal corporation. The city has a rich mix of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Jains.
Places to Stay
Akot as a city has a lot of affordable hotels and lodges. However, if you are looking for a stay in a bigger city nearby, then the city of Akola (43 km) is a great option. Some of the budget hotels worth a thought are Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Center Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Rising Sun (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Green Valley Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of Akot is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Holi, Buddha Jayanti and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Akot has a wide range of tourist attractions which are both thrilling and enchanting in nature such as the Narsing Maharaj Temple, the Narnala Fort, Shri Wari Hanuman Mandir, Khatkali Forest and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airports are the Sonegaon and Nanded airports at distances of 231 km and 239 km respectively.
Akot has a railway station of its own. However, the major railway station close to the city is the Akola Junction at a distance of 46 km.
Various buses connect Akot to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Two of the major operators in the area are Sheetal Travels and Anushka Travels. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal
A city in Buldhana District of Maharashtra, Khamgaon is also known as Rajat Nagari, which means "Silver Town". Located 50kms east of Buldhana, Khamgaon is well-connected by road and rail to the neighbouring region. Khamgaon lies on the border of the Buldhana District and Akola District. The city is situated close to other cities in the state, such as Shegaon , Nandura , Akola and, Patur.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Khamgaon. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Tuljai and Restaurants, Devendra Hotel, Hotel Shraddha and Hotel Greenpark that offers rooms from Rs.1200 onwards.
Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Ahirani is the Local Language here. People here also speak Kandeshi, Marathi, Bhili and Andh
Places to Visit
The Shri Swami Balaji Mandir, Baradari Hanuman Mandir, Lakdi Ganpti Mandir, Datta Mandir, Mastan Chowk Masjid, Omkareshwar Mandir, Digambar Jain Temple, Dawoodi Bohra Masjid and Markaz Masjid are located near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Akola (51kms)
Khamgaon has its own Railway Station
The Khamgaon Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sangeetam Travels, Sheetal Travels, Rajhans Travels and Prasanna Purple Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. The online bus ticket booking facility at Ticketgoose.com can save you a lot of time and energy.