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
Khargar is a part of Navi Mumbai. Developed and maintained by CIDCO, it is located on the Sion Panvel Highway. The area has witnessed rapid development and many residential and commercial construction projects are under way. Itis bound by two major highways and the picturesque Kharghar Hills. Kharghar is a nature lovers' delight, it has plenty of open space, greenery, a massive fountain and the waterfall at Pandavkada.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options such as Hotel Sarveshwar (Rs.1200), Parth Hotel (Rs.1000), Sea Shore Hotel (Rs.900) and Guest Point Hotel (Rs. 800) for visitors.
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February and Ganesh Chaturthi is held in the month of September among celebrations of other major festivals of all religions.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach and Jehangir Art Gallery are among the places of interest well within 30-50km among several others.
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic and International Airport are the two main aviation hubs in Mumbai city. It is the second busiest airport of the country which connects passengers to all countries across the world.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus and Borivali station are the 6 major railway stations which connect passengers to cities, towns and villages across the country.
Mumbai is accessible to NH3, NH4, NH8, NH17 and NH22. There are several expressways and freeways which make road travel easy and convenient. There are more than 20-30 local operators along with MSTRC who operate smooth bus operations. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best bus ticket booking sites from where you will get good deals and offers.