September 18, 2021

3 Top Tourist Attractions in Akola

akola fort

Top Tourist Attractions in Akola

Akola is roughly 580 kilometres east of Mumbai, the state capital, and 250 kilometres west of Nagpur, the second capital. The Akola Municipal Corporation is in charge of the administrative headquarters of the Akola district, which is located in the Amravati division. Akola is famed for its multiple glistening rivers, magnificent winters, huge forts, and intricately carved temples and mosques. It is also known as the ‘Cotton City of India’ due to its high cotton production. Akola is the third largest city in Maharashtra’s eastern area, after Nagpur and Amravati.

Best Places to Visit in Akola

  1. Narnala Fort
  2. Salasar Temple
  3. Katepurna Sanctuary

Best Time to Visit Akola

The months of October to March are ideal for visiting Akola because of the mild weather. Winter in Delhi is not as chilly as it is in North India, therefore it is a nice season to explore the city’s temples and forts.

How to Reach Akola

Akola is a city in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, located in the state of Maharashtra. It is around 600 kilometres east of Mumbai (also known as “Bombay”) and 250 kilometres west of Nagpur. Akola is the administrative capital of the Akola District, which is part of the Amravati Division.



The domestic airport of Akola city, Akola Airport (also known as Shivani Airport), is located at an elevation of 999 feet (304 metres) and has one runway (4,600145 feet). On National Highway No. 6, the airport is only 7 kilometres from the city. Nagpur (250 miles) and Aurangabad, Maharashtra (265 km) are the closest international airports. The Airport Authority of India is responsible for the renovation and operation of the Akola airport.

Akola District Airport

Akola Airport


Akola railway station provides excellent rail connections to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Okha, Surat, Nanded Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Kolhapur, Pune, Kamakhya, Indore, Mhow, Ujjain, Khandwa, Ratlam, Bhopal, Chittorgarh, Nagpur, Gondia, Bilaspur, Howrah, Hatia, Puri, Madras

Akola, situatAkola, which is located on both the broad gauge Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line and the metre gauge Kacheguda-Jaipur line, is a major transit hub for passengers and freight trains from both North and South India. Important railway stations in Akola region with their codes are Paras, Gaigaon, Akola Junction (AK), Murtizapur Junction (MZR) and are under Bhusawal-Badnera Section of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway.

Akola District Train

Akola Train

Bus Services

From Hazira (Surat) to Kolkata, the “NH6” passes through Akola. Asian Highway 46 includes NH6. People most typically use Maharashtra state transport buses to get to rural areas of the state. They are the most cost-effective mode of transportation. Daily air-conditioned bus services to and from Akola are provided by both state-owned and private companies. The bus service is excellent. Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore, Hyderabad, Nanded, Amravati, Mumbai, Nashik, and Jabalpur all have bus service.

Animesh Sharma

Animesh Sharma loves to travel to domestic and international places. He likes to explore unexplored and offbeat travel places in India and abroad.

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