Muktainagar is a small town in Jalgoan district of Maharashtra was known, earlier as ‘Edlabad.’ It is a town situated on National Highway 6 which is now known as Asian Highway 46. Muktainagar is a Marathi town which gained its popularity because of its link with Muktai, who was the younger sister of the St. Dnayeshwar. Saint Dnayshwar is said to have acquired samadhi on the banks of the river Tapti. Several political leaders are from Muktainagar.
Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotels in Muktainagar. Some of them are Hotel Kewal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Maan Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Morko (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Anjali Guest House (Tariff– Rs. 500).
The official language of Muktainagar is Marathi. The other languages that are spoken here include Ahirani and Hindi.
The important festivals of Muktainagar are Shivaratri, Gokulasthami and Ramnavmi which is celebrated in the month of October. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the month of September.
Places of Interest
There are several places that tourists can visit in Muktainagar. Some of these include the Saint Muktabai Temple (15 km from Muktainagar, 60 km from the city of Jalgoan), the Shri Tuljabhavani Temple (30 km from Muktainagar, 40 km from Solapur), the Shri Saint Shravan Bal Samadhi Temple (7 km from Muktainagar) and the Yogi Changdev Temple (10 km from Muktainagar).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Muktainagar is the Aurangabad Airport. It is located about 150 km away from the town.
Muktainagar is well-connected with Jalgoan and Aurangabad by rail. The nearest railway station to Muktainagar is in Achegoan (15 km away from Muktainagar)
There are several bus services operators who provide buses from Muktainagar to Jalgoan, Aurangabad and Achegoan. Popular operators on this route are Shir Sai Ram Travels and Corona Semi-Sleepers. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.