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Akola is categorised as Business and Transit

Anand Sagar at Shegaon - Photo Courtesy Aparna Bhole
Photo Courtesy Wakansh

Reasons to Visit
  • Akola is a stopover on the Mumbai - Nagpur route at 250 kms from Nagpur.
  • Akola is best visited as a pilgrimage center as Shegaon, pilgrimage place of Gajanan Maharaj is just 45 km away from Akola.
  • Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan is the biggest temple trust in the Vidarbha region and is called "Pandharpur of Vidarbha".
  • Akola is home to "Raj Rajeshwar Temple" a Shiva temple with local significance.
  • Narsingh Maharaj Mandir at Akot and Baladevi temple at Balapur both in Akola District are well visited temples near Akola.
  • Akola is from where Mahurgarh Shakipeetha Temple can be approached (Its closer from Nanded)
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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Akola fort (also called Asadgad or Asagad) is perhaps the oldest structure in Akola. Akola was fortified in late 17th Century during the reign Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb by Asad Khan (thus the name Asadgad). There is a Shiva Temple inside the fort which is the oldest temple in the area.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Fort
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Shegaon is popular as a pilgrimage destination as its believed that Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj lived here. Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple is built on the Samadhi of Gajanan Maharaj. Sant Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan is one of the largest temples in the Vidarbha region and it attracts pilgrims from all over Maharashtra. Anand Sagar in Shegaon is a tourist attraction with recreation facilities.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Mahurgad is a pilgrim destination in Maharashtra which is believed to the birthplace of Goddess Renuka, mother of Lord Parshuram. Mahurgad is considered one of the three Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra (Tulja Bhawani Temple near Solapur and Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur are other two).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha

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Nearest Airport in Akola
  • Jalgaon ( JLG ) , Jalgaon-184 Kms
Railway Stations in Akola
  • Akola Junction ( AK ), Akola
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