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.
Nandura is a small town in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. Nandura is also the district headquarters of the taluk. It has a population of approximately 37,470. The literacy rate here is 69% which is more than the national average of 59.5%. The climate in Nandura is tropical. It experiences more of rainfall in winter than in summer.
Places to stay
There are not many good hotels in Nandura. Some of the better accommodation is in Bhuldana such as Hotel Sai Residency (Tariff Rs. 200), Jal Mahal Hotel (Tariff Rs. 250) and Hotel Gurukrupa (Tariff Rs. 200).
Ahirani and Khandeshi, Marathi, Bhili and Andh are some of the widely spoken languages in Nandura.
Ganesh Chaturthi, Gudhi Padwa and Pola are some of the main festivals celebrated in villages of Maharashtra
Places of Interest
The Mosque of Hazrat Sufi Sar, Hanuman Idol in Nandura, Dnyaganga Sanctuary (54 km away from Nandura) and Ambabarva Sanctuary (54 km), are some of the touristic places to visit.
How to get there
There are no airports in Nandura. The two nearest airports are Chikkalthana Airport which is 161 km away from the town and Akola Airport which is 64 km away.
There are many trains travelling to and from Nandura Railway Station with a great frequency.
There are many government and private coaches providing bus services to Nandura ST Bus Stand. Bus operators such as RTC Royal Star provide AC buses for people travelling from places like Indore regularly. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.