Yavatmal Travel Guide
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- State: Maharashtra
- Famous for/as: Heritage
Yavatmal means ‘mountain row’. Interesting historical names of the town include Yavatecha Mahaal and Yot-Lohar. Yavatmal was the main town of the Deccan Sultanate of Berar. From the rulers of Ahmednagar, it was ceded to the Mughals. After the death of the last Mughal emperor, Yavatmal was taken over by the Maratha rulers. Raja Raghuji Bhosale then became its ruler.
Later, the British rulers annexed the kingdom. It was initially recognised as a part of central India but when the state of Bombay was formed, Yavatmal was included in it and subsequently it became a part of Maharashta.
Apart from the huge output of cotton, Yavatmal also produces jowar and wheat. Many famous clothing brands have set up their production centres in the town. Some of the attractions of the town include the Khojochi Mosque, Jagat Mandir, Datta Mandir as well as the nearby village of Kalamb, among others.
Yavatmal can be reached by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is at Nagpur at a distance of over 120 km. The city has its own train station which is well connected to places like Nagpur and Pune, among others. It is also well connected by road as it is located on Maharashtra State Highway 6 which runs between NH 6 and 7.
It has mostly a hot and dry climate with winters that stay moderately cold. The best time to visit Yavatmal is from October to February.