Know About splendid and eventful tour of Akola (Cotton City) Maharashtra India

Akola an important city from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is famous as Cotton City or cotton capital of the Country. Akola is budding industrial hub. There are many units engaged with production of Basen (gram flour), Other industries are oil & textiles.

Akola district is the highest cotton crop yielding district in the country. City is also famous for the advanced medical facilities available for example Elizarov technique, IVF, etc. Famous pilgrimage city Shegaon is less than 50 km from Akola.


Vital Tourist Information : Akola (Cotton City)

Location : Akola is situated the western state of Maharashtra in the Vidarbha region close to central India and near to equator


Near By City : Nagpur


State : Maharashtra


Famous as / For : Highest cotton crop yielding


Weather & Climate : Akola experience climate of very hot summers and cool winters.


Temperature : Summer : Max. 47°C Min. 27°C Winter : Max. 29°C Min. 12°C


Best Time to Visit : June to September months are rainy season for Akola city and summers are almost non bearable hot hence October to February is the best time to visit Akola.


Spoken Languages : Marathi - Hindi - English


Dining / Food Facility : Cuisines are spicy but not much hard to digest. As city is not famous on the tourist map of India hence there are limited cuisines to choose from. Most of Hotel Menus are loaded with Indian dishes.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir : Being an agriculture base industrial town Akola don't have much for tourist shopping.


Travel Tips : Take good care of your skin if visiting in summers.


Tourist Spots/Attraction : Birla Mandir (Shri Ram Temple) - Jain Mandir - Raj Rajeshwar Temple - Shreenath Dutta Mandir - Shegaon - Gajanan Temple,Achalpur Fort


How To Reach Akola (Cotton City) Maharashtra


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station : Akola is important halt on Mumbai - Kolkatta [via Nagpur] route and Ajmer - Purna route hence Akola enjoy a very effective web of trains for all parts of country.


Road Travel / Bus Route : NH 6 - Surat Kolkatta highway generates road links of Akola. Good of Buses ply regularly. Luxury bus overnight service is available for cities like Pune.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Akola city have an airport without commercial flights. Nearest airport for domestic flights is located at Nagpur which is on about five hours road journey.


Local Transportation : Auto Rickshaw, Taxi, Rented Tourist Vehicles