Pachora is a city located in Maharashtra, India. It is part of the district of Jalgaon. Pachora, whose population is almost entirely made up of Hindus, is home to a number of famous temples, some of which are over 150 years old. The city’s economy heavily relies on the farming of maize, jowar, soya bean and cotton. The city of Pachora is home to the famous narrow-gauge Pachora-Jamner railway line, also known as the Mini P-J Train, which connects Pachora to the Ajanta Caves.
Places to Stay
Hotel Nirmal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Ajanta (Tariff – Rs. 1500) are some economyl hotels one may choose to stay at, while visiting Pachora. A good number of budget hotels are also available near the Ajanta Caves and in Jalgaon.
While Marathi is the most widely spoken language of Pachora, Hindi and Urdu are also spoken and understood.
Ganesh Chaturti, during August/September, is the most widely celebrated festival at Pachora. Other Hindu festivals such as Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are also considered important here. The Marathi New Year, Gudi Padva, is celebrated throughout the city.
Places of Interest
While at Pachora, one must most definitely visit the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. These caves are a World Heritage Site, as described by UNESCO and are situated about 60 km from Pachora. The 150 year old Balaji Mandir is a beautiful temple, frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
The Chikkalthana Airport at Aurangabad is the closest airport to Pachora and is situated about 90 km away.
Regular trains are easily available from all major Indian cities to Pachora.
While buses from other Indian cities do not operate directly to Pachora, the nearest major bus stand at Erandol, Maharashtra (28 km from Pachora), is well connected to all major cities. Look out for your bus ticket coupon from Ticketgoose.com whenever you travel outside your hometown.