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 for its elegant and attractive architecture. A statue of Lord Shiva is also placed in front of the temple at the entrance in a small lawn area. The entrance has a statue of Lord Krishna on the top with two cows on each side. Pure white marble is used for the construction of all the statues. Various events and quotes from holy books like Gita are inscribed inside the temple with small paintings. Famous hymns (mantras or shlokas) selected from Vedas and Upnishads, with some photos, are beautifully posted on walls to guide the devotees. The temple makes the entire surrounding calm, quite and divine.

More than 50,000 devotees come at Birla Ram Mandir during Dussehra to seek blessing from Lord Rama. The festival of Janmashtami (birth anniversary of Lord Rama) is celebrated with great spirit here and the temple is decorated with lights and flowers on this day. Similarly, on the day of Diwali and other such auspicious occasions, the temple is crowded with worshipers.

The best time to visit the place is during winter and rainy season. The temple can be visited during timings 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Temple is open on Saturday and Sunday as well as on public holidays.