Location: Akola District
Akola district is situated in the middle east of Maharashtra state. This district is situated between North 20.17 to 21.16 latitude and East 76.7 to 77.4 longitude. There are ranges of Gavilgad hills on the north of the district. Anjangaon, Daryapur and Nandgaon khandeshwar tehsils of Amravati district and Karanja tehsil of Washim district are on the east.
Washim district is on the south side and Buldhana district on the west. The total area of Akola district is 5428 sq. Km. Which is 1.76% of the total area of the state. In the district area, wise largest tahsil is Akola tahasil. It consists area of 1134.13 sq.km. Telhara tehsil has the lowest area of 628 sq. Km.
There are 7 tehsils in Akola District Akola, Balapur, Patur, Barshitakali, Murtizapur, Akot and Telhara. Washim district was formed by dividing the district in 1998. Akola city corporation was established on 1 October 2001.
There is 1 Municipal corporation, 5 Municipal councils, 1 Nagar panchayat in a district. The headquarter of the district is at Akola and the divisional headquarter is in Amravati.
Akola district shows a little variation in its climate along the North-South direction. Akola district mainly features Tropical Savannah Climate. But the Northern parts of the district consisting of hills and mountains that are raised to about 950 to 1000 meters show a subtropical climate featuring heavily cold winters. The summers are extremely hot while the winters are dry and very cold the temperature may drop to or below 2 °C. The district has recorded a minimum temperature of 2 °C while a maximum of 47.7 °C. Akola has recorded a minimum temperature of 11.9 °C in the month of May which is considered to be the hottest month in the state of Maharashtra.
The climate here is considered to be a local steppe climate. During the year, there is little rainfall in Akola. The climate here is classified as BSh by the Koppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in Akola is 27.4 °C. The rainfall here averages 757 mm.
Important railway stations with their codes are Paras, Gaigaon, Akola Junction (AK), Murtijapur Junction (MZR) and are under Bhusawal-Badnera Section of Bhusawal Railway Division of Central Railway.
The other stations under meter gauge are Hiwarkhed, Adgaon Buzurg (ABZ), Akot (AKOT), Patsul (PTZ), Ugwe (UGWE), Akola Junction, Shivani Shivpur (SVW), Barshitakli (BSQ), Lohogad (LHD), Amna Vadi (AMW), Jaulka (JUK) are under Purna – Khandwa Section of South Central Railway.
The stations under narrow gauge are Lakhpuri, Murtajapur Junction, Karanja under two Narrow Gauge Branch lines viz Murtajapur-Achalpur and Murtajapur-Yavatmal of Bhusawal Railway Division of Central Railway.
Place of Interests
• Akola Fort,
• Balapur Fort,
• Katepurna Sanctuary,
• Mahabeej Bhavan,
• Narnala Fort,
• Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary,
• Narsingh Maharaj Temple,
• Purna River,
• Raj Rajeshwar Temple,
• Shirpur(Antariksh Parshvanath),
• Sundarbai Khandelwal Tower.