Operators serving on this Route
A number of prominent operators ply buses from shirdi to akola ensuring punctuality and safety for its passengers. Major operators offering disparate kinds of bus services are,
Dropping Points in Akola
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296 km from Mumbai & 122 kms from Nashik ,Shirdi is accessible via the Ahmednagar - Manmad State Highway, it is a piligrimage centre due to the 19th century saint Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, considered an incarnation or avatar too ,who lived there. Due to job options available for mainly unskilled workers, there is large amount of migrant population in Shirdi. Yet the literacy rate here is 70%.
Akola is a beautiful city, located in the Vidarbha region in the state of Maharashtra. The region known for its rich cotton production is home to quite a few magnificent forts, which reflects the rich history of the region. Some of the major tourist attractions of the region include Akola Fort, alapur Fort, Narnala Fort and Rajeshwari Mandir among others. Akola also serves as a major medical hub of the region along with being a trade and industry hub. The region has a humid climate and as such the best time to visit akola is during the months of January to March or from October to December.