Akola is a city located in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India. It is situated 250 km west of Nagpur, and 584 km east of Mumbai. Akola is now a developing city in the Vidarbha region. It is known for cotton production, oil mills, grain market and various types of dal. The IT sector is growing at a high rate in this region. It is the third biggest city in the region of Vidarbha.
Places to Stay
There are many budget as well as luxury hotels in Akola. Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Center Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Jasnagra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1700) and Green Vallies Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some of the popular hotels of this city.
The official language is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also spoken.
Akola is known for theatre, literature, classical music and sports. It is a colourful city that celebrates Holi, Diwali and other festivals.
Places to Visit
Narnala (40 km away) has a fort and a wild life sanctuary, Raj Rajeshwari Temple, Ashok Vatika and Mount Carmel Church are popular tourist
attractions. There are many temples and mosques in the city that are all worth a visit.
How to Get There
Akola Airport is located in the city itself. The other nearby airports are at Nagpur and Aurangabad.
Akola Railway Station has good connectivity with major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and many more.
Akola is connected to all the cities of Maharashtra and beyond. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.
Barwaha is a small hamlet in Tikamgarh, in Madhya Pradesh. The village belongs to the Barwaha panchayat. It is located at a distance of 78 km from Tikamgarh and lies 317 km away from Bhopal city. The village is surrounded by Prithvipur, Badagaon, Chirgaon and Bangra. Cities that are close to it
include Jhansi, Datia and Samthar.
Places to Stay
There are a few budget-friendly hotels in Sanawad which is at a distance of 9 km from Barwaha. Some of these hotels include Hotel Utsav (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Krishna Palace (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Hotel Geeta Shree (Tariff – Rs. 800.)
The official spoken language of Barwaha is Hindi. Bharia is also spoken widely in Barwaha.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Barwaha include Narmada Jayanti (February), Diwali (November), Holi (March), Dussehra (October) and Janamashtami (August.)
Places of Interest
Some places of interest in Barwaha include the CISF Training Campus and the Jayanti Mata temple. The training campus in Barwaha is the largest camp in India and is visited by many tourists throughout the year.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Gwalior airport.
The nearest railway station is the Niwari railway station which is at a distance of 3 km from the village.
Barwaha is well-connected with other cities and towns by the bus system. There are daily buses to Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain and other cities. Some of the best bus operators in this region include RTS Royal Tours and Travels, and Hans Travels. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.