Yeola is a town located in Maharashtra’s Nashik District and is 82 km from the headquarters. A famous handloom centre, Yeola is known for its Shalu and Paithani silk saris. The town’s first mosque was built by Sant Raghuji Baba, a Hindu reformer who constructed it to protect the city from being destroyed by Aurangzeb.
Places to Stay
Budget accommodation is available in Yeola but it is recommended to stay in hotels either in Manmad (29 km) or Shirdi (35 km). Some options are Hotel Ashoka Executive in Shirdi (Tariff – Rs. 1550) or Hotel Shree Leela International in Manmad (Tariff – Rs. 1950).
The official language of Yeoli is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken here.
The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, between August and September every year is celebrated with enthusiasm. Kite flying, a part of Makara Sankranti, in January is a much-awaited event.
Places of Interest
Tourist attractions in Yeola are few. One could choose to visit nearby towns/cities such as Nashik (72 km), Aurangabad (100 km) and Shirdi (35 km). At Nashik you could visit the Sula Vineyards, the Coin Museum, Trimbakeswar Temple or Chamar Caves. Aurangabad has historical monuments to take in and the nearby Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Shirdi is a famous pilgrim spot.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport to Yeola is at Pune, which is about 172 km away. Other nearby airports are Nashik (about 78 km away) and Aurangabad (about 100 km away).
The closest major railway station to Yeola is the Sainagar Shirdi Railway Station (SNSI) (17 km). Yeola also has a station of its own on the Ahmednagar-Manmad route.
Yeola is well connected to other cities in the country through regular bus services. Several bus services ply to and from Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Shirdi, Aurangabad and Manmad. Some of these include Raja Travels and Hans Travels Indore. Getting online bus ticket through Ticketgoose.com is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.