The distance between these two cities is around 241Kms, and can be reached in approximately 4hrs 1min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Jalna and Akola. Humsafar Travels is a major operator along this route. The first bus starts from 11:59 PM and you can catch buses till 11:59 PM. The lowest fare for these buses starts from Rs.650, and the maximum fare is around Rs.650.
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Situated in the state of Maharashtra, Akola is better known as the cotton city of India. Located at a distance of approximately 600 km from Mumbai, Akola is an industrial hub. Akola, together with Berar, was part of the ancient kingdom of Vidarbha which has seen many glorious dynasties like the Mauryans, the Chalukyas, the Satvahana, the Rashtrakuta and the Yadavas, Bahmani Sultanates, Marathas and the Nizams. The numerous forts, including the Narnala Fort, Akot Fort and Akola Fort, stand testimony to its many rulers. Akola is a religious center. A few of the important temples around are Raj Rajeshwar Temple, Birla Mandir, Jain Temple, Shreenath Dutta Mandir and Swami Samarth Temple. Akola plays host to the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a significant conference on Marathi Literature, twice a year. Akola lies bordered by the Melghat Hills and forests and has the Purna River flowing through it. Akola is well connected by road, rail and air.