Sun setting over Sakoli lake
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Sakoli is located at 21.08N,79.98E. It has an average elevation of 233 metres (767 feet). It is located on Mumbai - Kolkatta National Highway 6. Sakoli is well surrounded by lake, ponds, and hills[of small to medium heights]. Approximately two to three km from the city 'Chulbhand' river flows.The 'Gondumari Palace' is just 10 km away from the city. It is of historical importance due to the presence of JAMINDARI kingdom—memorials of them can still be found today. Two important tourist points, viz., 'Nagzira National Park' and "Navegaon Bandh Bird Sanctuary' are very close to the city, making it as visitors' the only convenient place.
Sakoli is well connected to the major and minor cities. The National Highway 6 mainly connects Nagpur and Kolkata (via Bhandara, Deori, Jabalpur etc.). Other cities like Gondia, Gadchiroli, etc., are well-connected through roads and/or rails. Bhandara Road is the nearest major Railway Station from the city. Other railways station of importance is Saundad (convenient place to go by train to Gondia and Chandrapur).IN Sakoli , wainganga college of physical education situated in sakoli.thousands of peoples arrives other states to learn physical education.
The town has good education facilities ranging from Kindergarten to University degrees. With one Government Polytechnic college, Many other degree colleges including, BA, MA,Bsc, MSC,B-com,M-com,BSC, DED,D-pharm,B-pharm,B-Com; High schools and several private colleges, it is well known in the Bhandara District for the quality education.
People of many religions can be found at Sakoli. Few temples of Lord Durga, Lord Ganesha, Buddha Vihar, mosque can be found in the city. The religious festivals, such as—to name few, Gudi Padva,Bouddha-pournima, Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Ashadhi and Kartiki Ekadashis, Gokulashtami, Poda, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Sraswati Puja, Gauripujan, Dasara, Divali, Holi, Muharram, Ramzan Id and Bakr-Id, and few fairs are observed.