Akola is prominent city cum district that lies in the western parts of the Nagpur Division of Maharashtra State and is surrounded by Amravati district in the north and north-east, Yavatmal in the south-east, Washim in the south and Buldhana in the west. The two main rivers of the district are the Purna and the Penganga, the other less important rivers being the tributaries of these two rivers.
The name of Akola is derived from the name of The Great Warrior King Akol Singh.
Mahadev Temple, Narnala Wildlife Sanctuary, Narnala Fort, Balapur Fort, Shirpur, Ganesh Temple, Vitthal Rukmani Temple, Gajanan Maharaj Temple, Rajrajeshwar Temple, Datta Temple, Kala Maruti Temple, Ambika Mata Temple, Ram Temple, Tape Hanuman Temple, Shani Maharaj Temple, Shambavnath Shwetambar Jain Temple, etc.
The city of Akola is located in the north central part of Maharashtra state, western India, on the banks of Murna River and it is an important district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. Although not much of a tourist destination, it still is an important historical, cultural, political, agricultural and industrial city. The place is a prominent road and rail junction in the Tapti River valley; which is a commercial trading center chiefly in cotton.
Akola is an important educational center as well with several colleges affiliated with the University of Nagpur. The place is gradually developing into a great market center. The main language spoken by the people of Akola is Marathi. Some communities also speak Urdu and Hindi.
Nagpur is 250 km away.