Akola

Akola is called the Cotton City; it is one of the largest cotton-producing districts in central India. The city is also known for the vibrant Varhadi language. There are numerous beautiful as well as popular temples, mosques and churches situated in the city. The city of Akola is located in the north central part of Maharashtra state, western India, on the banks of Morna River and it is an important district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State.

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Akola fort, Akola
Within Akola city limits
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Akola fort (also called Asadgad) along with the Narnala and Akot forts forms the major fortifications of the Akola district, Maharashtra, India. The Akola district is located in the north central part of Maharashtra. The Asadgad fort is located at a distance of about 2. 7-3 kms from Akola. Akola fort is notable in that it is bereft of any decorative embellishments. There are several inscriptions on the fort. An inscription on the Dahi handa gate gives its date of construction as 1114 AH (1697 CE)Deepak, 'during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb when Nawab Asad Khan was a minister. ' Another on th...

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Balapur fort
27.5 kms from Akola city limits
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The Balapur fort is a famous Mughal fortress in the town of Balapur. The fort is situated 27. 5 kms away from Akola.

The Balapur fortress is situated in the Akola district. The fort is believed to be built by Azam Shah who was the son of the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb but he couldn't complete the fort and it was later completed by Ismaeel Khan, who was the nawab of Elichpur during 1757. In the fort there is a canopy which is said to be made by the Mirza Raja Singh I, which has an area of 25 square feet and is 33 feet in height. This canopy was damaged in a great flood which occurred...

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Located at a distance of not more than 3 km from the city centre of Akola, Birla Ram Mandir is one of the most famous temples in Akola. It is also known as Shri Ram Mandir. The temple is very close to Akola railway station and is at a walking distance from Sataw Chowk. It is an ancient temple built by then M/s Berar Oil Industries of Birla Family.

The temple premises are very peaceful and beautiful in a way of its own. There are two temples here. One belongs to Lord Rama, Devi Sita and Lord Lakshmana. The other temple, beside the main temple, is of Lord Shiva. The temple is famous...

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Gandhi Jawahar Park, Akola
Within Akola city limits

Gandhi Jawahar Park is one of the most famous parks in Akola on MG Road in front of bus stand. It is very old park and the most visited one being at the centre of the city.

The Gandhi Jawahar Park is well known for the variety of its flowering plants. There are benches for people to sit and relax. Equipment for children to play are also installed here. Many old people can be seen coming for a walk in the morning as well as in the afternoon. A statue of Gandhiji and Jawaharlal Nehru is also present inside the park.

Picnics of small students and other activities like sma...

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The Gawligurh fort is a Maratha fort in the state of Maharashtra. The fort is situated about 130 kms away from the town of Akola.

The Gawligurh is a well fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire. The fort is in the northern Deccan plateau. Currently, it comes within the limits of the Melghat Tiger Reserve. The fort was successfully defeated by the Anglo-Indian force commanded by Arthur Wellesley on December 1803. The fort got in its name from the word Gawli which means herds of cow whichinhabited the area during that time. The fort was originally built with mud and was l...

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Kapshi Lake
16 kms from Akola city limits
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Kapshi Lake is a located near Chikhalgaon Nagpur-Aurangabad highway Patur Taluka in Akola district, Maharashtra. It is located 16 kms towards South from District head quarters Akola.

The Kapshi Lake has become a major attraction for tourists in Akola district. The construction of the lake dates back to the British period. It is also an apt picnic spot. Recently, the news of the development of the Kapshi Lake as a tourist spot has been around. The water from the lake was previously used to supply to the nearby areas for household purposes. Since the water in the lake is not very de...

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Narnala fort
73.9 kms from Akola city limits
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The Narnala fort is a historic Rajput fortress in Maharashtra. It is situated 73. 9 kms away from the town of Akola.

The Narnala fort is also called Shahnur Fort. It is a hill fortress. The fort is believed to be built during the 10th century AD and the 15th century. The fort was named after the Rajput king, Narnala Singh. The fort was established throughout the 10th century AD by the Gond kings. In the 15th century AD, the fort was occupied by the Mughals and then they rebuilt the fortress. During the Mughal era, the fort was one of the thirteen sarkars of Berar shah. The fort c...

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Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary
60 kms from Akola city limits
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Narnala wildlife sanctuary is one of the famous tourist attractions in Akola, Maharashtra. It is covered with dense forests and is spread over an area of 12sq kms lies in the Satpura hill range. It is situated at a distance of 60 kms from Akola district. Narnala wildlife sanctuary is a part of the Melghat tiger reserve serving as a corridor between the Melghat Tiger reserve and Wan sanctuary.

It was on 2nd May 1997 that the Narnala fort surrounded by the forests was declared as the Narnala wildlife sanctuary. At present, it is managed by the forest authority and Indian wildlife au...

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This temple is dedicated to great saint of Akot – Shri Narsing Maharaj. The temple is located in Tekdi Pura, Akot - a city is Akola district and is about 47 kms from Akola. It is one of the oldest temples in the district and the only temple of Narsing Maharaj in India.

The Narsing Maharaj Temple has a hall for the pilgrims to sit and chant the name of the great saint with three arches, one on each side. In the centre of the main temple is the Samadhi of Narsing Maharaj, in front of which the photos of Vitthal and Rukmini are placed on an alter. There is a well of the name Manikarn...

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Nehru Park, Akola
Within Akola city limits
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Akola in Maharashtra is called the Cotton City as it is one of the largest cotton-producing districts in central India. The city is also known for the vibrant Varhadi language. The city of Akola is located in the north central part of Maharashtra state, western India, on the banks of Morna River and it is an important district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. Although not much of a tourist destination, it still is an important historical, cultural, political, agricultural city. Nehru Park is a well-known amusement park in this district. It is within city limits at about 1 kms from the ...

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Raj Rajeshwari Temple, also known as Rajeshwar Nagari, is one of the oldest temple in Akola and is located inside the famous Akola Fort, also called as Asadgad. The Shiva Temple was built by the Chola Empire King Raj Rajeshwar.

The Linga which is worshipped here has a little crack, which has a story dating back to the reign of King Akola Singh. Along with Lord Shiva, there are two other temples – one of Lord Hanuman and the other belonging to Lord Datta. People from all over India come to visit this auspicious temple on Monday which is considered to be the day of Lord Shiva. The p...

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Sundarabai Khandelwal tower is a monument of great historical importance. It is regarded as the landmark of the city and is situated at a distance of 1. 5 Kms from Akola district, Maharashtra.

It was built in the memory of Sundarabai, an eminent lady. It is one of the oldest monuments in the city built 12th February 1942. It was inaugurated by Former Late Prime Minister Shri. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The foundation stone of this famous tower was lead by Member of Parliament Shri. Gopalrao Bajirao Khedkar on 2nd October 1960. The raw material used in the construction of this huge to...

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Tower Chowk (square) is one of the well known landmark of the city, not more than two kms from the city centre in front of the Shastri Stadium. It is said to be the centre point of Akola and all the transport to travel to any part of the city is available here.

The name Tower Chowk is derived from the famous monument here, called Sundarbai Khandelwal Tower. This tower is a historical landmark built on 12th of February, 1942 in the memory of Sundarbai, an eminent lady. The foundation stone was laid by Member of Parliament Shri. Gopalrao Bajirao Khedkar on 2nd October, 1960 and was ...

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