Balapur is a city and a municipal council in Akola district in the state of Maharashtra, India.
The prevailing climate in Balapur is known as a local steppe climate. During the year, there is little rainfall in Balapur. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as BSh. The average annual temperature in Balapur is 27.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 700 mm.
Balapur was an important military station after Ellichpur now Achalpur during the Mughal period. … Near Balapur he founded a new city named Shahpur and constructed a beautiful palace for himself which is now in ruins. Balapur was an important military station after Ellichpur now Achalpur during the Mughal period. It became the seat of Provincial governor of Berar instead of Ellichpur and Prince Murad, son of Akbar settled in Barar with Balapur as his headquarters in 1596. Near Balapur he founded a new city named Shahpur and constructed a beautiful palace for himself which is now in ruins. As his relationship was deteriorating with Abdur Raheem Khan-i-Khanan, the commander of the army, Akbar recalled the Khan-i-Khanan and sent his trusted friend Abul Fazl to help him. After the fall of Ahmadnagar, Balapur was still the principal garrison town of Berar, but the next prince sent to administer the Deccan after the death of Murad, Daniyal Mirza preferred Burhanpur, as his viceregal capital. Daniyal died of drink in 1605. The death of his third son was a severe shock to the Emperor Akbar, who survived Daniyal Mirza only for a few months, and died in October 1605, when he was succeeded by his eldest son Salim (Jehangir). The climate of Balapur had an unfortunate effect on the Mughal officers. Akbar’s son Murad had already died there from the effects of drink, and in 1617 Raja Maan Singh, a distinguished and valued officer of Jahangir’s, died there from the same cause. Shahnawaz Khan succumbed to the same fate a few years later. Balapur was one of the richest Pargana in Berar Subah.