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.
Akola is well connected by both privately run and State operated (MSRTC) buses, which are the most cost effective modes of transportation to the city. The bus services are frequent and regular and offer a trustworthy and comfortable service, connecting Akola to various regions in Maharashtra and neighbouring areas. Some of the popular routes from Akola include Akola to Pune
, Akola to Nagpur
, Akola to Indore, Akola to Hyderabad
and Akola to Mumbai among others. Bus bookings from Akola have also come of age with the coming up of online ticket booking websites like Redbus.in and others, that offer easy, hassle free bus bookings.
There are quite a few interesting destinations located in close proximity of Akola that serve as the perfect weekend getaway from Akola. Few of these options include Nagpur, Pune, Indore, Mumbai and Nashik among others. Each of these destinations have something unique to offer and are a must visit.