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 and a municipal council in Buldana district of Maharashtra, Shegaon is located between Nagpur and Mumbai. The city is also a popular place of pilgrimage as Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj is believed to have lived here. A big market for cotton, the city also has a great number of places of worship nearby. The ‘Anand Sagar’ developed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir Trust on about 350 acres of land in Shegaon brings in devotees who are looking for a spiritual sojourn.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Shegaon. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Rasika Inn and Hotel Royal Palace that offers rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Marathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Shri Gajanan Maharaj and Anand Sagar (3kms) and Dharma Baskar Sant Pachalegaonkar Maharaj Math in Khamgaon (15kms) are places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Nanded Airport
Shegaon has its own railway station
The Shegaon Bus Station runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Baba Travels, Dolphin Travels, Sangeetam Travels and Sheetal Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.