Situated at an average elevation of 369 metres, the town of Paratwada is second most populated city in the Amravati District. Paratwada and its twin city Achalpur, are surrounded by the rivers Sapan and Bichan which are tributaries of the Chandrabhaga river. In the 13th century, Paratwada was one of the most popular cities of the Deccan region. It is located on the boundary of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Paratwada is a major trade centre for Palmarosa oil in India.Places to Stay
The accommodation options in Paratwada are limited, some of them are Hotel Saket (1 km from ST bus stand), Bhawani Tourist Hotel (near Civil Lines) and Hotel Konavk (near Civil Lines). The tariff for the hotels can only be obtained in person.Language
The official language of Paratwada is Marathi but Hindi is also spoken here.Events
The Garbas during Navratri and Ganesh Chaturthi are the two festivals that are celebrated with tremendous gaiety here. Both these events are usually celebrated in the months of September and October.
Places of Interest
Tourists are often drawn to the Chikhaldara Hill Station (35 km from Paratwada),the Muktagiri Digambar Jain Tirth (15 km from Paratwada), the Bahiram Temple, the Dattaziri and the Muktagiri Temple.How to Get ThereAir:
The nearest airport to Paratwada is located at Amravati which is 50 km away. The nearest international airport is at Nagpur which is 200km away.Rail:
Paratwada does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest railway station is at Amravati which is 50 km away.Bus:
Paratwada has a bus stand of its own, one can catch buses to the nearby cities such as Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Shirdi and Ahmedabad. Private operators such as Tayal Travels and Rajhans Travels ply from Paratwada. TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Reservations
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