Akola- Growing & Developing
I am Akola, the largest cotton producing district in India, located in the western state of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. Not just I display rich cultural heritage, but I am popular for my rich production of sugar and grains. I was ruled by King Ashoka from 272-231 BC. I lie at an altitude of 925 ft above the sea level. Akola district enjoys steady commercial growth due to an uninterrupted communication and transportation facility.
History of Akola
I have been the witness to great Ashokan empire, followed by Satvahana Dynasty in the 2nd century BC, Vakataka dynasty, Chalukya dynasty, Rashtrakuta and finally the Yevada dynasty. Needless to say, the history of Akola penetrates deep down into the Indian history itself. I was also ruled by the Mughals and the Maratha, afterwards. Under the East India Company rule, Berara was divided into east and west, and I became part of West Berar. After independence in 1947, I became part of Bombay state, finally in 1960, I became part of the new Maharashtra state. Akola History is bound to be interesting as I was mentioned in the Mahabharata.
Akola City Information
I house several textile mills, oil mills, and IT industries, but I feel proud of agricultural activity carried here by my people. Cotton and Jowar are the principal crops. My famous Akola Agriculture University, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), helped the people getting acquainted with the latest developments and trends followed in the art of growing crops. It attracts students from far and wide. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) constitutes 6.25 sq. km. of my land, and Paras Thermal Power Station provides uninterrupted power supply. I operate a fully-functional domestic airport, Shivani Airport. I enjoy good road and excellent railway connectivity with other important cities and state. Akola University helps my people receive an education. On 1st October 2001, I got my Municipal Corporation established and this completes Akola city information.
Climate and Weather in Akola
I experience tropical savanna climate and I become extremely hot during summers. From June-September, I receive rainfall around 800 mm. Best time to visit me would be in winters from October to February as per Akola City Guide.
Akola Tourist Places
Akola tourism is enjoyed by tourist across India as I am blessed with tourist places. Shegaon dedicated to Gajanan Maharaja is a religious place, Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary, Narnala Hill Fort, and Nehru Park (the first 3D Planetorium in India). Ashok Vatika is an important religious place for Buddhism. Nightlife is not wild here and many shopping destinations are in my city. Maharashtrian cuisine dominates the food system, however, other cuisines and non-vegetarian food are widely found. Marathi is the official language, but Hindi and English are understood by my people well.