Arni is a village in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. The closest city near the village is Yavatmal at a distance of 43 km. A 40-minute drive will take one to the city without any difficulty. Arni can be used as a transit point by travelers who can stop by for snacks and tea. The Kambalposh Baba Shrine and Darga Mandir is situated on the bank of Arunavati river is a major attraction for devotees. It is believed the name Arni has been derived from the Arunavati river.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in neighbouring Yavatmal. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Revati Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Dwarka Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 600), Gyanson Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and Hotel Chintamani Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Arni is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Yavatmal district are Datta Mandir at Niranjan Mahur), old Narsinha Temple at Anji and the Khateshwar Maharaj temple at Jodmoha.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur at a distance of 181 km.
Yavatmal Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 43 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Arni to different cities in the region. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.