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About Akola

Akola

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.

Language
The official language is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also spoken.

Events
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

Air:
Akola Airport is located in the city itself. The other nearby airports are at Nagpur and Aurangabad.

Rail:
Akola Railway Station has good connectivity with major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and many more.

Bus:
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.



About Somnath

Somnath

The temple town of Somnath in Gujarat attracts a huge number of tourists as well as pilgrims throughout the year, especially in February-March during the Shivaratri Festival. The Somnath beach also draws a huge crowd. The Somnath Temple houses one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of lord Shiva. It is called the Shrine Eternal, as it was destroyed several times by Islamic rulers.

Places to Stay
Somnath has a number of reasonable hotels for its pilgrims. Some of the hotels worth trying are Lilavati Guest House (Tariff –Rs.500), Avadh Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900) and Safari Resort (Tariff –Rs.1,000).

Language
Gujarati and Hindi are widely spoken in Somnath.

Events
Mahashivaratri held in February-March is celebrated in a grand manner in the town.

Places of Interest
The Somnath Temple in the town is a major tourist attraction. There is also the Somnath beach for tourists to explore. Other places of interest nearby include Veraval (4 km) and Chorwad (28 km).

How to Get There

Air:
The closest airport from Somnath is in Diu, which is located 86 km away.

Rail:
Somnath railway station is just 4 km away from the town.

Bus:
Buses are available from Baroda, Ahmedabad, Surat and Jamnagar. Patel Tours & Travels, Mahasagar Travels and Shree Hari Travels are some of the top operators that cater to passengers on this route. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money. 




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