Katol, a city in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district, is a district headquarters for the surrounding villages and towns. There is a mud fort in this region that dates back to the Gond dynasty. Historians claim that there are two Hemadpanthi temples, built overnight by Ravana’s demons. There are ancient temples located in Katol. In May 2012, there was a meteor shower that destroyed several houses, which was followed by an earth quake, further damaging the region.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels available around Katol for travellers visiting this city. Some of these include Hotel Mansarovar (Tariff – Rs.816), Hotel Giriraj (Tariff – Rs.711) and Hotel North View (Tariff – Rs.912).
The languages spoken in Katol are Marathi, Hindi and English.
The important festivals celebrated in Katol are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi and Gudi Padwa in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Katol has a few tourist attractions around its vicinity. These places are Paradsinga Dam and Reservior (10 km), Jam Dam, Spillway and Reservoir (11 km), Bordoh (13 km) and Toyapur (26 km).
How to Get There
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, which is 66 km away from Katol, is the nearest airport.
Katol Railway Station is located only 2 km away from the main city.
The city of Katol is well connected through both state-run and private buses that run daily to nearby states. Private bus operators provide comfortable Volvo A/C buses to Katol from various parts of the state. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.