Maharashtra is known for many things other than Mumbai. In a region called Vidharba, home to thick vegetation and an assortment of flora and fauna, is a village called Kenwad.
Places to Stay
Kenwad is a small village which may not have hotels to stay but one can find dharamshalas. At a distance of 27km is Mehkar and there are hotels there like the Jai Bhavani Hotel and Royal Palace Hotel etc. The rates are as per industry standards.
Marathi and Hindi are the most common languages spoken in the region, Marathi being the official language.
Diwali and Dushhera are very sacred festivals that the locals hold dearly but it is Ganesh Chaturthi that steals the show. It is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the state and amongst the locals.
Places of Interest
If breathtaking views and a lush green climate isn’t enough then there are places to visit like the Haran Tekdi Temple in Mehkar. It is believed Lord Ram caught the deer here as per the Ramayana. One can visit the Kali Masjid which is 200 years old or the Balaji Temple, which is 120 years old and holds the largest sculpture of Lord Balaji in Asia.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kenwad is the Nanded Airport at a distance of 125km.
There is no railway station near Kenwad in a 10km radius and the closest are Washim Railway Station at 36km and Kekat Umara Station at 36km.
MSRTC buses ferry passengers to Kenwad. The town is also well connected to Mehkar and Washim by road. While booking your tickets online, look out for bus booking offer that many bus booking portals provide.