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Akola

Akola is the headquarter of Akola district in Maharashtra. It lies between the city of Mumbai and Nagpur. Akola is one of the important district towns of Maharashtra.

There are many places in and around Akola which the tourists can find interesting.

- Fort: Fort of Akola is said to have been built by Asad Khan in 1697 when India was ruled by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The town testifies the old time with the remains and relics of this fort. It is situated in the old town on the bank of River Morna. In 1957, municipality had repaired the fort. Now a park has been laid out and has been named Azad Fort. A monument has been erected to commemorate the sacrifice of martyrs in the war for independence. Hawakhana, an integral part of this fort is a must-visit for every tourist.

- Rajeshwar Mandir- This is the oldest temple of this town. It is a shrine of Lord Shiva. The structure of this temple stands on forty pillars and two pilasters.

- Clock Tower- This is a very recent addition in the local attractions of Akola, constructed in Rani Jhansi Marg.

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