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.
Bhusawal is a small town in the Jalgaon district of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The district headquarters, Jalgaon, is located at a distance of 25 km. Bhusawala hinterland is famous for its bananas. The city’s railway junction is said to be one of the largest railway yards in the whole of India. Ajanta, famous for its caves, is situated at a distance of 60 km away.
Places to Stay
The district headquarters of Jalgaon has a lot of affordable hotels and lodges. Some of the budget hotels worth a thought are Amar Prem Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Prince Palace (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Sai Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Minerva (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi and Urdu are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the month of Ramadan and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Jalgaon are Gandhi Teerth, Padmalya (Ganesh temple), Mehrun Lake, Muktainagar Temple and others. The world-famous Ajanta Caves are also located in the nearby city of Ajanta.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Ozar Airport near Nasik at a distance of 253 km.
The town has a railway station of its own which is well connected to other parts of the state and the country.
Various buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.