Akola Tourism

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Read 9 destination reviews with average rating of 3.9/5, out of 235 Akola reviews
Vitthal Patil

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37 reviews

Amazing destination and hassle free

I visited the Shree Sant Gajanane Maharaj Temple. The temple is ever seen in my life. I went with my family and stayed with them for two days. The city is quite clean, there were more rush to visit the temple. The people called Panchari of Vidharbhas to this city. The temple campus is very very clean. Once you go there cant think to go back to your home. The staff at the temple are polite, they have very good dress code. The bus stand is very small, the city is small but very good. Some big shops are there but not big malls in the city. The project developed by temple trust that is Anand Sagar is the point that will satisfy you to complete your trip. That is very huge project, its area is about 350 acres, the food provided in the Anand Sagar is excellent. Big garden is in it, playground, events, train ride, swing, and lots of activities can do in it. Free bus facility to Anand Sagar from temple is available. Really it is joyful place, we enjoyed lot, must go again to such a great place. Bring camera with you.

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Sonal Karale wankhade

Sonal Karale wankhaderatingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

21 reviews

Very good destination

If you plan trip in summer it's very complicated to you. The temperature is very high in the city. The city is nice, the Akola fort is very nice to visit. Rajeshwar temple is also good. The food is also good on the street, specially bhel puri is very good, I like most. Good quality of ice-cream is available near Santoshi mata temple. We are busy in shopping and sightseeing everyday. The big malls are not there, but very huge shops are in the city, we enjoyed shopping. This is very special visit for us. If I will have chance to go there I will visit again. Go with train if you have possible really the journey is very good with train. Garib Rath train is best. Keep umbrella with you if you will go in summer.

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Akola Overview

Akola lies in the Vidharba region of Maharashtra and is situated approximately 600 km away from the state capital, Mumbai. Spread across an area of 54 square km, it is known as the ‘cotton city’ of India. Akola produces the most amount of cotton in the country. Apart from cotton, Akola is also known for its oil, pulses and textile mills.

Akola, together with Berar, was part of the magnificent kingdom of Vidarbha. The region, until the 14th century, saw the rule of many dynasties, viz. the Mauryans, the Chalukyas, the Satvahana, the Rashtrakuta and the Yadava dynasty. In the late 14th century, the region came under Muslim Rule with the coming of Alauddin Khilji. It remained under the rule of the Bahmani Sultanate until the late 15th century.

It was in the 1670s that the region came under the Maratha rule, under the guidance of Chatrapathi Shivaji. The Maratha regime was at its prime during that time. The region saw many wars during the British Rule, and Akola along with Berar was finally ceded to the Nizam of Hyderabad after the Marathas lost to the British.

After India’s independence the states and provinces were shuffled and Akola became a part of the newly formed state of Maharashtra. The city has various forts which stand testimony to its vibrant history which include the Narnala Fort, the Akot Fort and the Akola Fort.

Apart from being an industrial hub, Akola also holds religious significance. A large number of devotees make a pilgrimage to Raj Rajeshwar Temple here, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Some other significant temples of the city include the Birla Mandir, Jain Temple, Shreenath Dutta Mandir and Swami Samarth Temple.

Akola also holds a cultural significance. It has played host to the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan twice which is a significant conference on Marathi Literature.

With the Melghat Hills lying to its north and the Purna River flowing through it, the city at an elevation of 925 ft above sea level has a tropical climate. The temperature hovers at about 28-32° Celsius throughout the year, with high levels of humidity.

The city is well connected by all means of transport - road, rail as well as air. Akola has a domestic airport as well as multiple railway stations which connect it to different cities of India.