Akot is the name of a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.The place was witness to the second Anglo-Maratha War when forces owing allegiances to Governor Arthur Wellesley and Bhonsle of Nagpur fought in the Battle of Argaon. Akot also happens to be a municipal corporation. The city has a rich mix of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Jains.
Places to Stay
Akot as a city has a lot of affordable hotels and lodges. However, if you are looking for a stay in a bigger city nearby, then the city of Akola (43 km) is a great option. Some of the budget hotels worth a thought are Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Center Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Rising Sun (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Green Valley Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of Akot is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Holi, Buddha Jayanti and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Akot has a wide range of tourist attractions which are both thrilling and enchanting in nature such as the Narsing Maharaj Temple, the Narnala Fort, Shri Wari Hanuman Mandir, Khatkali Forest and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airports are the Sonegaon and Nanded airports at distances of 231 km and 239 km respectively.
Akot has a railway station of its own. However, the major railway station close to the city is the Akola Junction at a distance of 46 km.
Various buses connect Akot to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area too. Two of the major operators in the area are Sheetal Travels and Anushka Travels. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal
A city in Maharashtra, Amravati is located the Deccan plateau. It lies mainly in Tapi basin and also along the valley of Wardha. This city is said to be the most populated area of Maharashtra. The name of the place has been derived from the ancient Ambadevi Temple. According to Hindu myths, this place belongs to Lord Indra. It is also said that Lord Krishna eloped and married Rukmani from the famous Ambadevi Temple.
Budget Hotels in Amravati
There are good budget hotels in Amravati. Some of them are Hotel Gouri Inn (Tariff – Rs1.500), Hotel Excel Executive (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Mehfil Inn (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Hotel Shripad Continental (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Amravati is Marathi. The other languages include English and Urdu.
Events in Amravati
The Important Festivals of Amravati is Ganesh Chaturthi (September) and Makar Sankranti (January ).
Places to See in Amravati
There are several places of tourist attraction in Amravati. Some of the places include Ambadevi Temple (1kms from Amravati railway station) , Balkrishna temple (4 kms from Amravati) Someshwar Temple (2 kms from Amravati), Murlidhar and Bhrahmachari Maharaj Temple ( 10 kms from Amravati), Wadali Talao ( 5 kms from Amravati), Shri Bhakti Dham Temple (1 5 kms from Amravati),
How to Get There
Amravati Airport, located in Belora. It is located 15 kms away from this city.
Amravati railway station is situated on the Nagpur-Bhusawal section.There are regular trains to Mumbai, Bangalore.
The state transport buses connects to some of the cities of Maharashtra. There are regular buses that ply to cities like Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Pune, Akola, Nanded, Aurangabad, Parbhani Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Akash Travels, Saini Travels and Mahalaxmi Travels. Now, you can book your bus ticket by using Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps