Prominent Places in Amravati Division


Salasar Balaji Temple


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, The nearest international airport is at Nagpur (250 km) and at Aurangabad (265 km). Renovation and operation of Akola airport is taken by Airport Authority of India.

By Train: Important railway stations in Akola region are Paras, Gaigaon, Akola Junction, Murtizapur Junction and are under Bhusawal-Badnera Section of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway.

By Road: 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


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. 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 two 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.

By Road: Washim is connected by State Highways to all the important cities of Maharashtra.


Gurudatta Temple Karanja


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

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is Nagpur. There are daily flights to Nagpur from Mumbai.

By Train: The nearest broad-gauge railway stations 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.


Jain Temple Shirpur


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


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. 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.

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