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Sun setting over Sakoli lake
Sun setting over Sakoli lake
Sakoli is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°05′N 79°59′E / 21.08°N 79.98°E / 21.08; 79.98Coordinates: 21°05′N 79°59′E / 21.08°N 79.98°E / 21.08; 79.98
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Bhandara
 • Body Municipal Council
Population (2011)
 • Total 28,000
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH36 ( Under Bhandara RTO)

Sakoli is a town, a tehsil and a municipal council in Bhandara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Sakoli is located at 21.08N,79.98E.[1] 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. This city lie along National Highway 6 mainly connects Mumbai and Kolkata (via Nagpur, Raipur). Other cities like Gondia, Gadchiroli,Chandrapur etc., are also well-connected through roads and/or rails. Gondia Junction(60km) and Nagpur Junction(105km) are the nearest major Railway Stations from the city. Other railways station of importance is Saundad (convenient place to go by train to Gondia and Chandrapur). Nearest Airport is Nagpur International Airport (120km)


The town has good education facilities ranging from Kindergarten to University degrees. This city has several schools( Marthi and English), Highschools(5Marathi 1English), One Government Polytechnic college, Many other degree colleges including, BPharm, BA, MA, BSc, MSC, B-com, M-com,DEd , DPharm, Physical Educational Institute, Nursing Institutes,etc. Sakoli 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.