Umarkhed is a village situated in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. It is a part of the ecologically rich Vidarbha region. Umarkhed is located 115 km away from district headquarters. It is named after Umbar or figs which are grown in large numbers here.
Places to Stay
Yavatmal, the district headquarters, has a number of budget hotels to choose from. Some of them are Ramayan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), City Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Makrand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Revathi Pride Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Galaxy Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Umarkhed is Marathi.
Ganesh Chaturti is a major festival here. It is celebrated every year in October with great fervour.
Places of Interest
Umarkhed has many temples that attract devotees from all over. Some of the prominent ones are Shree Krishna Dyaan Mandir, Ram Mandir, Sai Mandir, and Hanuman Mandir. The Ambona Tank area and the Public Gardens are also scenic spots that are popular amongst the locals. The Mahadev temple, dedicated to Shiv in neighbouring Hardada is also worth visiting.
How to Get There
Nanded airport is the closest one to Umarkhed village. It is located 69km away.
Nanded Railway Station, located 71 km away, is the nearest major railway station that connects Umarkhed to larger cities like Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, and Nashik amongst others.
Chintamani Travels, Vidarbha Express Travels, and Shivkrupa Travels are some of the private operators that run daily services connecting Umarkhed to major cities in the region via Yavatmal bus stand. Through bus booking offers you can get a lot of discount while booking your tickets.