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.
A significant city in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur, got its name from the Arabic word, “Jabal”, meaning mountain. The architecture of the ancient buildings and temples will give you a flavor of Golden Age. Once ruled by Gonds and Kalchuri, Jabalpur houses several tourist attractions like Dhuandhar Falls, Marble rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Dumna Nature Reserve and Pisanhari Ki Madiya. Bhopal, the state capital, is based at a distance of 310 km from here.
Places to Stay
Being a hotspot for tourist, there are plenty of budget hotels in Jabalpur. Some of them that are worth trying out are Paras Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600), Kanak Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700), Utsav Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700) and Hotel Surya (Tariff-Rs.800).
Bagheli is the official language of this city. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
Navratri (October),Bhai Dooj (November), Diwali (November) and Holi (March) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in this region.
Places of Interest
The major attractions in Jabalpur are Dhuandhar Falls, Marble rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Dumna Nature Reserve and Pisanhari Ki Madiya, Tilwara Ghat (12 km), Mala Devi Temple, Bastar Palace, Madan Mahal Fort (515 m) and Sangram Sagar Lake(15 km).
How to Get There
Jabalpur airport (17 km) is the major airport of this region.
Jabalpur Railway Station is the major railway station within the area.
State buses as well as private buses are active in Jabalpur. Kanker Roadways, Vijayshree Travels and Nandan Travels are some of the top private operator serving this city. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.