Mangrul Peer, also known as Mangrulnath is a city in the Vidarbha region of Washim District in Maharashtra. The city has been named after Birbalnath Maharaj and is around 402 metres above sea level. It is essentially famous for its monuments. It is around 575 km away from Mumbai and 37km from Washim. It covers around 145 villages and 79 panchayats.
Places to Stay
Mangrul Peer has no hotels. Closest are Regency Hotel in Akola (Tariff – Rs. 600-Rs. 1200), Pavan Hotel in Washim (Rs. 400-Rs. 700), and Samrat Ashok Hotel in Washim (Rs. 400-Rs.500).
The local language of Mangrul Peer is Marathi with no other language being essentially spoken otherwise.
The city of Mangrul Peer is host to two major festivals - one is held in memory of Birbalnath Maharaj in January-February. The other is the Qulandar Baba-Urus which is celebrated in in November-December.
Places of Interest
The Holy Place of Pir Hazrat Dada Hayat Qualandar and the temple of Birbalnath Maharaj in Mangrul Peer bring in thousands of devotees. The tombs of Shah Badr-ud-din as well as other saints and pirs are also touristic spots to visit. Other places of interest around Mangrul Peer are Washim (36 km from Mangrul Peer), Hingoli (77 km away), The Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary (134 km) and the Melghat Tiger Reserve (137 km).
How to Get There
There are no airports close to Mangrul Peer and the nearest is the Nanded Airport (141 km from Mangrul Peer)
Mangrul Peer does not have any major railway stations close by. Closest are Karanha Railway Station (26 km from Mangrul Peer), Jaulka and Aman Vadi Railway Stations (33 km each), and the Washim Railway Station (37 km).
Bus services to Mangrul Peer are available from Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Pune, Amravati, Nagpur, Washim, Hingoli and more. Verma Travels provides the largest number of bus routes to Mangrul Peer, followed by Shree Hanndaa Travels, Gajanan Travels, Saini Travels and Rahul Travels. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.