Jalgaon located in the northwest region of Maharashtra State is an agrarian city, which lies north of Nashik, bounded in the north by Satpuda range, in South by Ajanta range, in the west by Dhulia district and in the East by Buldhana district.The city is an active point for trade and agriculture produce. An important feature of the district is that during summer season it becomes very hot and temperature rises to 47° Celsius. The World famous Ajanta Caves is situated very near from Jalgaon station i.e. 50-km by road. Famous Poets of Jalgaon Sant Muktabai. Sant Muktabai was one of the renowned personalities from the Yadav time. All her requests to Lord Dyneshawar are famous from the book "Tatiche Abhang". Sant Mukatabai has guided Lord Changdeo, which has changed his whole life to "Bhaktimarg". In 1907 a Kavi Samleman was organized at Jalgaon where a poet called Thombre was apprised as Child poet. All his poetry is published under name " Balkavinchya Kavita ". Pandurang Sadashiv or Sane Guruji has developed his poetry in Amalner Taluka. He has written the patriotic poets, which are famous all over India. He was the second great poet from whole Maharashtra after Tukaram Maharaj. The great poetess Bahinai Chaudhari's was born in 1880 in Jalgaon district. Her writings had a deep impact in Marathi.
Location: Northwest of Maharashtra
Main Attractions: Patnadevi, Omkareshwar Mandir, and Ecchapurti Ganesh Temple
Significance: A Major Center for Trade and Agriculture
Best Time To Visit: October to February
Patnadevi is an ancient and religious place and it gained prominence, as it is the birthplace of the great Scientist Bhaskaracharya.
Omkareshwar Mandir is one of the most famous and beautiful temples in Jalgaon City, dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated at Jai Nagar. Shivratri, Shravni Somvar, Ramnavmi, Gokulashtami are the biggest festivals celebrated in this temple.
Ecchapurti Ganesh Temple:
This temple is situated at Navi Peth, near Balaji Sweet Mart in Jalgaon. On every Ganesh Chaturthi many devotees visit this temple.
Mahatma Gandhi Garden:
Mahatma Gandhi Garden is a beautiful garden located near New Bus stand, having many different flowers, very big area and game instruments.
Mehrun is one of the oldest parks located in the center of the city on Shirsholi road. It is a cool and nice place with number of trees, which attracts many people. Late Shri Prithvirajji Kapoor (renowned film artist) inaugurated the park. There are many types of entertainment material available in the park. Generally the people come to visit the parks on holidays or on Sundays mostly. Nowadays the trend of watching television had extended to a great extent and so the craze of people towards parks is reducing day by day.
J.K. Parks that was developed recently is situated near Mehrun garden. Children love to come to this park as they get what they want. Rabbits, Parrots, some types of sparrows are among the main attractions of the park. Another attraction of the place is a water pond, which is called as "Mehrun Talaav". The water of the pond is too cool and the sunset view from there is very attractive. The pond is full of water for nearly all the months of the year.
Bahinabai Udyan is another park located in the center of the city. It is named after Bahinabai Chaudhari, a well-known poetess of Maharashtra. There are many types of trees over here and people love to sit under the cool breeze of them in the garden.
Padmalaya also known, as "Prabhakshetra" is a religious placing located in Erandol Taluka about 4.8-km from Erandol? It is famous for housing the temples of Lord Ganapati and Hanuman.
Pal is a place located in Yawal Taluka is very famous for the cool temperature and the nice natural site with dense forest aside.
Parola fort was built in 1727 and the size of the fort is 160 to 130-sq-meters. It is believed that the fort belongs to the father of the Great Rani of Jhansi.
Swinging Towers Of Farkande:
Swinging Towers located 16-km from Erandol on the bank of Utawadi River is a real great example of old day's construction technique. Both the towers are 15m long and when one of them is waved the other towers also starts waving automatically. It is believed that the construction is 250 years old.
HOW TO GET THERE
Rail: Jalgaon railway station is only 25-km away from Bhusawal. It is a junction on Mumbai and Surat line. Bhusawal is the divisional headquarter of the Central Railway and is junction of Mumbai-Delhi and Mumbai-Hawara line.
Road: The bus station in Jalgaon is a long way from the rail way station. State transport plies buses to Jalgaon from almost all the important cities of the state.
Temperature Range (Deg °c) Maximum Minimum
Summer: 45° C 29º C
Winter: 26° C 6º C
STD Code: 03566/0257
Population: 368579 (1991 Census)