Patur is a city located in the Akola district of Maharashtra. Popularly called as ‘Paiur Shaikh Babu’ or ‘Nanasaheb's Patur’, it is located in the south east corner of the Balapur tahsil. The first evidence of the existence of civilization in Patur can be found in the Buddhist monastery on the hill. The monasteries are believed to have been established around 1058 AD. According to historical sources, Patur was looted and burnt to ashes in 1808 by the Pendharis. Nearby towns and cities are Akola (32 km), Washim (49 km) and Shegaon (50 km).
Places to Stay
There are many decent hotels available in Patur. Some of the hotels here are Samrat Ashok Hotel, Washim (Tariff – Rs. 700), Regency Hotel, and Aloka (Tariff – Rs. 600).
The official language in this region is Marathi. However, Hindi and English are also spoken here.
Ganesh Chaturthi during the month of September is celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Shaikh Baba Mosque and Nana Sahib Temple are the two attractions here worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Patur is the Nanded airport (164 km).
Patur doesn't have a railway station of its own. Barsi Takli railway station, located at a distance of 19 km from Patur, is the nearest railway station.
Patur has its own bus stand. Apart from the state run buses, private operators like Rahul Travels and Saini Travels are some of the leading bus operators on this route. The buses connect to nearby cities such as Nanded, Akola among others. Get bus ticket online offer to your favourite destination through Ticketgoose.