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Location: Jalgaon Jamod (Buldhana)

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Jalgaon Jamod
Jalgaon Jamod is a town in Buldhana district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Climate
The prevailing climate in Jalgaon Jamod is known as a local steppe climate. During the year there is little rainfall. The Koppen-Geiger climate classification is BSh. The average annual temperature in Jalgaon Jamod is 27.1 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 748 mm.
History
The name Jalgaon is a combination of two Marathi words, Jal and Gaon, that mean village of water. This name came because of heavy water resources around the town. The name ‘Jalgaon Jamod’ developed because of a small village called ‘Jamod’ near to Jalgaon. The name ‘Jamod’ was given by Mughal emperors after 1630 AD when Mughal emperor Shahjahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal was traveling with Shah Jahan’s earlier military campaigns. She started facing pregnancy complications in Jamod which led to death in the city of Burhanpur near Jalgaon Jamod. After this incident Mughals started calling the village Ja-e-Maut (Place of Death). Ja-e-Maut was a Persian word later called Ja-maut, Ja-mod or Jamod by locals. In August 1905 it was part of what was then Akola District and was transferred to Buldhana district along with Khamgaon tehsil. As per Ain-e-Akbari, it was a Pargana town in the Sarkar (then district) of Narnala of Berar Subah.
The municipality of Jalgaon was established in 1931.
Transportation
There are no railway tracks in the tehsil. Nandura on Bhusawal – Badnera section of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway is a nearby railway station.
The main means of travel are the roadways. State Highway no. 194 connecting to Nandura and Jalgaon Jamod is the main road. Others are the road going to Burhanpur from Jalgaon Jamod and another is the Khandvi – Muktainagar road going via Kurha. State Highway 195 connects Jalgaon Jamod to MH SH 24 via Sangrampur – Telhara.
Sungaon is the village for Avajisidha Maharaj Yatra, which is organized on the 3rd week of February. This is one of the oldest temples in Maharashtra. From Jalgaon Jamod Depot long-distance buses are available.
Place of interest
• Asalgaon is the main marketplace in the tehsil, open every Tuesday.
• Pimpalgaon Kale is another marketplace situated on Khandvi-Kurha road.
• Palshi Supo – The Famous Temple of Supo Maharaj.
• Manegaon is the gateway to the tehsil situated on State Highway 194.
• Khandvi is a main junction from where one can go west to Jalgaon (Khandesh) and to Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh).
• Kherda – The Temple of Kapil Muni Maharaj located 6 km away from Jalgaon
• Sungaon – 7 km from Jalgaon Jamod. A beautiful place in the Satpuda Ranges.
• In the Satpura are rivers and natural scenes.