A city in Parbhani district of Maharashtra, Gangakhed is remembered for being the birth place of Shree Sant Janabai. Situated on the banks of the River Godavari, Gangakhed is believed to have the largest number of temples on the banks of the holy river. The Shree Balaji temple in the city is also a favourite among pilgrims, as it is believed to be as auspicious as the Balaji temple at Tirupati.
Places to Stay
There are a variety of options available for travellers looking for affordable accomodations. Some hotels such as Hotel Samadhan, Hotel Satyam & Lodging Services and Radhika Lodging and Bhojanalaya have rooms from Rs.800 onwards.
The Navratri festival, which includes the ‘Rath Yatra’ is a big event here that lasts for nearly two weeks. The annual festivals at the Chintamani Mandir also bring in people from across the state.
Marathi is the official language; while Hindi is also spoken here.
Places to Visit
Other than the Shree Balaji temple, the Chintamani temple, Bomblya Mahadev temple and Narsimha temple, an old old palace of Shivaji is a good place to visit.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Gangakhed is at Nanded (71kms) and Latur (77kms).
Gangakhed has a train station which is located between Parbhani Junction and Parli Junction.
Well-connected to neighbouring towns and villages like Parbhani, Parli, Nanded, Gangakhed is easy to reach by bus. There are great bus operators like Humsafar Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Utilise the discounts and offers when you are booking a bus ticket online.