Prominent Places in Amravati Division

Salasar Balaji Temple

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The Salasar Temple was established in the year 2014 in Ganga Nagar Akola. Here are the idols of Shri Hanumanji, Shri Ram Darbar, Shri Radhakrishna and Shri Shiv Parivar. The temple complex is 2 lakh sq ft and has a garden in it.

How to Reach:

By Air Akola

Airport (also known as Shivani Airport) is the domestic airport of Akola city at an elevation of 999 ft (304 m) and has one runway (4,600×145 ft). The airport is just 7 km away from the city on National Highway No. 6. The nearest international airport is at Nagpur (250 km) and at Aurangabad, Maharashtra (265 km) . Renovation and operation of Akola airport is taken by Airport Authority of India.

By Train

Akola railway station has good railway connectivity with direct trains 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, Hingoli, Purna, Parli Vaidnath, Tirupati, Ganganagar, Secundarabad and Nampally, Hyderabad. Akola, situated on both the broad gauge Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line and the Kacheguda-Jaipur meter gauge line, is an important junction for passengers from North and South India and also for freight trains.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.

By Road

The “NH6” runs through Akola from Hazira (Surat) to Kolkata. NH6 is a part of Asian Highway 46. Maharashtra state transport buses are most commonly used by people to travel to rural parts of the region. They are the cheapest means of transport.State-owned and private air-conditioned bus services run daily to most major cities to and from Akola. The bus frequency is good. Bus service is available for cities like Nagpur, bhopal, Indore, Hyderabad, Nanded, Amravati, Mumbai, Nashik, Jabalpur.

Balaji Temple Washim


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The ancient temple of Balaji is said to have been first built by a local named Bhavani Kala, who was the Subhedar at the local Karanja Thana. He soon became highly respected and was appointed as the 'Divan' (minister) of Sabaji Bhosle and Janoji Bhosle. During the reign of Aurangzeb, apparently the temple idols were hidden beneath the soil, to be disovered years later by a horseman. Records show that the Balaji temple, Washim which is to be seen today was built over a span of nearly 12 years. Bhavani Kala not only built the main shrine for the idols, but also constructed a large area for visiting pilgrims so that they could stay within the temple complex. In addition, a separate area was constructed for the Brahmans to take their meals and rooms were built for administrative offices. The main idol of Balaji is made of black stone and is decorated with ornaments. At the entrance of the temple, you can see the etched words inscribed on the pillars which give the year of the temple as '1700 Shaka'. Some years ago, a stunning gold-plated dome was added to the temple's inner sanctum. On either side of the main Balaji Temple are 2 other temples: one dedicated to Vyankateshvar Balaji, and the other to Ramchandra. In the latter temple are images of Ramchandra, Lakshmana, Sita, Maruti and Rariha Krishna. The festival of Ramnavami is celebrated here annually.

How to Reach:

By Air

To reach Washim, tourists can board flights to Nanded Airport, the nearest airport. It is situated at a distance of around 106 km.

By Train

Trains are also available to reach the destination, which are served by Washim Railway Station. You can easily get regular trains to Washim from other major cities of the country. Railway Station(s): Washim (WHM).

By Road

Washim is connected by State Highways to all the important cities of Maharashtra. Important Roads include Washim-Mangrul Pir-Karanja-Ner-Yavatmal, Washim-Karanja-Amravati-Nagpur, Washim-Malegaon-Akola, Washim-Risod-Lonar-Sindhkhed Raja-Jalna-Aurangabad-Ahmadnagar-Pune-Mumbai, Washim-Pankanergaon-Hingoli-Nanded and Washim-Pusad.

Gurudatta Temple Karanja


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Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj is the 2nd avatar (incarnation) of Lord Dattatreya birthplace Karanja.

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport to Karanja is Nagpur. There are daily flights to Nagpur from Mumbai. After Indian Airlines Air-India reaching Nagpur, one has to board a Mumbai bound train to reach Akola or Murtijapur stations. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. After reaching Akola or Murtijapur, an hour's bus ride will take you to Karanja. Alternatively, there are ST buses that directly operate between Nagpur and Karanja & the journey takes 4 hours.

By Train

The nearest broad-gauge railway stations to go to Karanja are Murtijapur and Akola. These are located on the rail route between Mumbai and Howrah (via Nagpur).

By Road

Karanja is located in North-Central Maharashtra in Washim District. It lies just off the main State Highways connecting Shegaon, Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Aurangabad, Nanded, and Adilabad. It is just 30 kilometers from the main Central Railway line from Mumbai to Howrah (via Nagpur).

Jain Temple Shirpur


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Antariksha Parshwanath Jain mandir is situated at Shirpur. It is the ancient temple in the city. It is the temple of 23rd Tirthankar of Jain religion. A large number of devottes of Jain religion visit this temple. Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Gurumaharaj is the 2nd avatar (incarnation) of Lord Dattatreya. Born in Karanja, He travelled far and wide in what are now known as the States of Maharashtra,

How to Reach:

By Train

By Train Akola To Washim

By Road

Nearby cities: Wasim-30km. , Akola-60km

Poharadevi Temple


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Poharadevi is one of the important and well-known pilgrimages of Maharashtra. Pohradevi is a Village in Manora Taluka in Washim District of Maharashtra State, India. It belongs to Vidarbha region . It belongs to Amravati Division . It is located 59 KM towards East from District head quarters Washim. 18 KM from Manora. 601 KM from State capital Mumbai Pohradevi Pin code is 444404 and postal head office is Manora (Washim).

How to Reach:

By Train

The nearest Railway station is Karanja with 35 km and Amravati with 87 km. MSRTC buses and private vehicles are available from Washim and nearby cities

By Road

51 km from Washim, 71 km from Yavatmal, 77 km from Hingoli