Akot is a town of Vidarbha Region and a municipal council in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was ruled by the Sapkal royal family of Akot, until independence.
Akot’s climate is a local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. This location is classified as BSh by Köppen and Geiger. In Akot, the average annual temperature is 27.1 °C. About 773 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Akot is well connected by with Akola, Shegaon road, Telhara, Paratwada, Anjangaon, Daryapur, Murtijapur, and Amravati. Many private buses also operate daily to Pune, Nagpur, Shirdi, and Aurangabad. Akot is connected to Akola and Indore via single Meter gauge line through 2 pairs of passenger trains daily. Nearest major railway junction is Akola (located 45 km) well connected to many important cities in India and Maharashtra. The nearest International airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur located about 242 km.
Akot is a railway station on Akola-Khandwa Meter Gauge Section (opened in 1961) of Hyderabad(HYB) Division of South Central Railway(SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Akot now comes under Nanded(NED) Division of SCR. The section from Akola to Khandwa passing through Akot will be taken up for Gauge Conversion a little later.
Place of interest
Narsing Maharaj Temple – Very Old temple in Akot of Saint Narsingh Maharaj.
Narnala Fort – It is a historically famous Indian fort deep within the densely forested hills of the Melghat tiger reserve in the Satpura region. Narnala Hazrat Burhanuddin Tomb is a one-hour walk from Shahanur, 24 km from Akot (Akola). There is a road from Akot via Popatkhed for vehicles. The Narnala fort & nearby area is affluent with numerous flora & fauna. The place has historical importance & attracts many people every year visiting for religious reasons, tourism & adventure sports. The forest area is also a part of Melghat Tiger Reserve.
Chikhaldara – It is situated on hills of Melghat Tiger reserve in the Satpura region. It is around 107 km from Akot via Paratwada
Shri Wari Hanuman Temple & Shri Hanuman Sagar Dam is nearby place in adjacent forest lands(Telhara taluka). The place is famous for religious tourism & adventure sports.
Akolkhed – Sant Gajanan Maharaj Vihir is situated 11 km north of Akot. This temple is situated in a forest. This a very beautiful place and near that place PAZAR TALAV is present.
Mundgaon – Sant Gajanan Maharaj Paduka Santhan Mundgaon is situated on Akot Telhara road 12 km from Akot
Mohala – Darul Uloom Mohammadia Islamia education trust Mohala and Al farooque Minority Education Society Mohala are situated at Akot papatked road Mohala 5 km from akot.
Dharul – Hazrat Awaliya Ambiya Tomb Dharul sharif is situated on Akot 8 km Bordi -mohala Road
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