The church at the CMS mission station in Akot, now destroyed
|Elevation||345 m (1,132 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Akot is located at citation needed]. It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1132 feet).[
As of the 2011 India census, Akot had a population of 92,637. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Akot has an average literacy rate of 70.8%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 74.8% of the males and 66.6% of the females are literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Akot is well connected by road with Akola, Shegaon, Telhara, Paratwada, Anjangaon, Daryapur, Murtijapur and Amravati. Many private buses also operates daily to Pune, Nagpur, Shirdi and Aurangabad. Akot is connected to Akola and Indore via single Meter gauge line through 2 pairs of passenger trains daily. Nearest major railway junction is Akola (located 45 km) well connected to many important cities in India and Maharashtra. Nearest International airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur located about 242 km.
Akot is a railway station on Akola-Khandwa Meter Gauge Section (opened in 1961) of Hyderabad(HYB) Division of South Central Railway(SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Akot now comes under Nanded(NED) Division of SCR. The section from Akola to Khandwa passing through Akot will be taken up for Gauge Conversion a little later.
Places of interest
Narsing Maharaj Temple - Very Old temple in Akot of Saint Narsingh Maharaj.
Narnala Fort - It is a historically famous Indian fort deep within the densely forested hills of the Melghat tiger reserve in the Satpura region. Narnala Hazrat Burhanoddin Tomb is a one-hour walk from Shahanur, 24 km from Akot (Akola). There is a road from Akot via Popatkhed for vehicles. The Narnala fort & nearby area is affluent with numerous flora & fauna. The place has historic importance & attracts many people every year visiting for religious reasons, tourism & adventure sports. The forest area is also a part of Melghat Tiger Reserve.
Shri Wari Hanuman Temple & Shri Hanuman Sagar Dam is nearby place in adjacent forest lands(Telhara taluka). The place is famous for religious tourism & adventure sports.
Akolkhed - Sant Gajanan Maharaj Vihir is situated 11 km north of Akot. This temple is situated in forest. This a very beautiful place and near that place PAZAR TALAV is present.
Amboda - Jagadamba Mata Temple is situated 8 km north of Akot. This is historical Temple is situated in Amboda villege. This a very beautiful place and near to Akolkhed. In Navdurga festival people organize lots of events.
Mundgaon - Sant Gajanan Maharaj Paduka Santhan Mundgaon is situated on Akot Telhara road 12 km from Akot
Mohala - Darul uloom mohammadia islamia education trust mohala and Al farooque Minority Education Society Mohala are situated Akot papatked road mohala 5 km from akot.
Dharul - Hazrat Awaliya Ambiya Tomb Dharul sharif is situated on Akot 8 km Bordi -mohala Road
Khatkali Forest, Ambabarwa core area, Dhargad Mahadev Temple.
Durga devi mandir, Nandikeshwar mandir, Shradha sagar wasudeo maharaj sansthan, kalika mata mandir, Shri Narsing maharaj mandir, Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir, Akot Fort. Mohammadiya Masjid Iftekhar plot Akot. Jama Masjid, Shaukat Ali Chowk, Akot.
Jama Masjid, shaukat Ali chowk, akot - Very Old mosque in Akot, Abubakar Masjid itekhar plot akot, Tabligi Markaj Masjid Budhwar base Akot, Itwara Bazar Masjid shivaji chowk Akot Old Eid gha hiwarkhed Road Akot akola, maharashtra, India. Masjid Ahle Hadees Dharuli Base Akot ASKI COMPUTER,AKOT
28 November 1803 - The Battle of Argaon, ( Adgaon bk near Akot ), took place on 28 November 1803, between the British under the command of Governor Arthur Wellesley and the forces of Maratha under Bhonsle of Nagpur during Second Anglo-Maratha War.
- Temple of 'Narsing Maharaj', called 'Hut of Maharaj' where Narsing Maharaj entered into the state of samadhi in middle of 1700 as he felt the mission of his life was complete.
- Temple of Swami Samarth Maharaj. Once a year there is a big festival of the anniversary of Swami Samartha's birth, for which people from all over Maharashtra come to Akot.
- Temple of Ganesha with an idol said to be about 1000 years old, which is a piece of wood having the appearance of Lord Ganesha, found while digging by a worker. It was found when the town was going through a hard time of the plague epidemics, after the establishment of the idol, the epidemics disappeared.
List of Akot Municipal Council President Present- Shri. Harinaryan Makode Ex President- Shri. Sanjay Bodkhe. - Sau.Agrawal - Sau.Dr.Manisha Mate - purushottam chaukhande Akot Need a proper drainage system immediately along with municipal water which is now getting one hour a day. Lot of development is happening on Daryapur road more and more people are buying NA plots at Daryapur road but there are no roads in this area and also no water supply from municipal corporation. Akot Municipal Council Website : * Akot Municipal Council Web Site
- Temple of Shree Nandikeshwar Maharaj located in the Nandipeth ward of akot is an ancient temple having idol of shree Nandi and Mahadev in the premises and idol of Nandi is known for its size and sculpture of its kind in the region. On the occasion of Mahashivratri a great festival is celebrated in the temple region and a great Rathyatra is organized.
Akot Taluka Villages
List of Villages
Adgaon Kh Agaskhed Akoli Jahangir Akolkhed Alegaon Alewadi Ambadi Amboda Aminapur Asegaon Bajar Aurangabad Pr. Akot Balegaon Bambarda Bk Belura Bochara Bordi Chandikapur Chinchkhed Kh Chinchpani Chohatta Chorwad Bk Dahikhel Futkar Dangarkhed Danori Dautpur Deori Deulgaon Deulgaon Dewarda Dhaga Dhamangaon Dhamna Bk Dhangarwadi Dharel Dinoda Diwthana Edlapur Fattepur Gajipur Garsoli Gaulkhed Girjapur Gyajuddin Nagar Hanwadi Hilalabad Jainpur Pimpri Jalgaon Nahate Januna Bk Jaulka Jaulkhed Bk. Jaulkhed Kh. Jitapur Pr. Adgaon Jitapur Pr. Rupagad Jogban Kalwadi Karatwadi Karatwadi Karodi Kasod Shivpur Katkhed Kautha Bk. Kavtha Kh. Kawasa Bk. Kawasa Kh Keliweli Khairkhed Khanapur Tryambakpur Khaparwadi Bk. Khaparwadi Kh. Khasbag Kherda Khirkund Bk. Khirkund Kh. Kinkhed Kolwihir Kutasa Ladegaon Lakhamapur Lamkani Lohari Bk. Lohari Kh. Lotkhed Mahagaon Mahalaxmi Makrampur Malkapur Malkapur Bhil Malkapur Gond Manchanpur Mankari Mardi Pr. Khatkali Maroda Mirzapur Mohala Mundgaon Nakhegaon Nandkhed Narsingpur Nehori Bk. Nehori Kh. Nijampur Palsod Panaj Parala Patonda Patsul Penori Pilakwadi Pimpri Dikkar Pimpri Kh. Popatkhed Punda Rahnapur Rajura Rajurwadi Ramapur Alias Dharul Rambhapur Raundala Rel Rohankhed Rudhadi Pr. Khatkali Ruikhed Salkhed Sawara Sawargaon Shahanur Shahapur Pr. Akot Shahapur Pr. Karla Shahapur Pr.Rupagad Sonbardi Sukali Sultanpur Tajnapur Takli Bk. Takli Kh. Tandulwadi Taroda Thokbardi Umara Vitali Wadali Deshmukh Wadali Satwai Wadgaon Mendhe Wai Wani Warula Warur Wasali Nagapur
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Akot Municipal Council Website : * Akot Municipal Council Web Site ● आकोट शहरातील मध्यभागात श्री केशवराज मंदीर असुन मंदिरात श्री विष्णूची 5100 वर्षापूर्वीची मुर्ती आहे. सदर मुर्ती गंडकी शिळेत बनविलेली असुन मंदिराचे निर्माण 1680 ते 1700 च्या दरम्यान झालेले आहे.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.