Hingoli is a city and a municipal council in Hingoli district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The climate here is tropical. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. According to Koppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Aw. The average annual temperature is 26.7 °C in Hingoli. The rainfall here averages 1011 mm.
Marathwada was initially under Nizam’s regime. Hingoli was the taluka of Parbhani district and part of Nizam’s regime. It was Nizam’s military base as it was border place with Vidarbha. In that era military troops, hospitals, a veterinary hospital was in operation from Hingoli. Residents of Hingoli had experienced two big wars between Tipu Sultan and Maratha in 1803 and in 1857 between Nagpurkar and Bhosale. Being a military base the city was one of the important and famous places of the Hyderabad State.
Some of the names like Paltan, Risala, Tophkhana, Pensionpura, Sadar Bazaar are famous today. In 1956, post-independence, when the state was reconstructed Marathwada, was attached to Mumbai State and in 1960 Hingoli became part of the Maharashtra State as part of Parbhani district. Later on 1, May 1999 Hingoli district came into existence by the division of Parbhani.
Hingoli is well connected by road and rail. The nearest domestic airport is in Nanded (80 km) which serves as a common airport for Nanded, Parbhani and Hingoli districts. Presently there are no commercial flights to and from Nanded. There is a National Highway connecting Washim, Kanergaon, Akola, Amravati, Hingoli, and Nanded. Chikalthana Airport, Aurangabad(232 km)operates regular flights to Mumbai & Delhi.
Hingoli Railway Station (Station Code HNL) is a railway station on Kacheguda-Khandwa Meter Gauge Section of Hyderabad(HYB) Division of South Central Railway(SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Hingoli now comes under Nanded(NED) Division of SCR. The section from Purna and Akola passing through Hingoli is now converted under Broad Gauge. Hingoli is well connected to cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Indore, New Delhi, Bhopal. Agra, Tirupati, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Sri Ganganagar.
The major railway stations near to Hingoli are Nanded railway station(84 km), Parbhani railway station(75 km) & Akola railway station (135 km)which are connected to all major cities.
Place of interest
The following temples are of tourist interest for their architecture:
• Jaleshwar Mahadev Temple (present in the lake)
• Shri Datta Mandir, Mangalwara,
• Dakshinmukhi Hanuman Temple, Khatkali