Engaon is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The village is located close to the state’s border with Maharashtra. The nearest urban agglomerations in the region are Akola and Aurangabad at the distances of 115 km and 169 km respectively. Those interested in wildlife and jungles will find this region interesting with the Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary and Melghat Tiger Reserve in close proximity.
Places to Stay
If you are looking for a stay in a bigger city nearby, then the city of Akola 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 Vallies Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The village may not have places with substantial historical value. One may always take a trip to the Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary and Melghat Tiger Reserve at the distances of 116 km and 197 km respectively. Akot (138 km away) 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 airport is the Ozar Airport in Nasik at a distance of 289 km.
The Jalgaon Junction Railway Station is the closest major railway station at a distance of 61 km.
Various buses connect the area 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. Bus booking offers at Ticketgoose.com can be availed of when you book your tickets.