Jalgaon

Locations :

Lattitude: 20.997984° N,
Longitude: 75.566711° E
Best Time to Visit : October to March

Weather :

Summer : 25°C to 39°C
Winter : 12°C to 28°C
Monsoon : 20°C to 26°C
Jalgaon is a small city of Maharashtra in the Khandesh region which constitutes the northwestern part of the state of Maharashtra. Ideally this region is a demarcation where the boundaries of Deccan start. Jalgaon is belted by Buldhana, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nasik and Dhule to its east, southeast, south, southwest and west respectively and with Madhya Pradesh to its north.   
The region of Khandesh including Jalgaon was under the dominion of Faruqi dynasty for close to three centuries. Earlier texts like Mahabharata also chronicled some areas of this region. Rock cut structures and caves validate the claim that from 2nd century BCE to 1st three centuries AD, the territory was ruled by Buddhist loyalist rulers and empires. Thenceforth, that it was Saptavananas, Andhrabhrityas, Virsen (Ahir King), Yawan dynasty, Chalukyas, Yadavas and then Alaud-din Khilji, Mohammad Tughlak, Malik Raja Malik Nazir, the Nizam of Hyderabad, and subsequently the Marathas before the East India Company of England.  
In terms of business and industry, Jalgaon is also called ‘banana city’ because of the massive production of bananas in the province [according to an estimate, Jalgaon contributes 3% to the world production of bananas] and the ‘Golden City’ because of being the biggest jewellery market in the entire state. Apart from the above, it is the world’s largest pulse milling neighborhood and is also a huge cotton producing area. 
 
Main Attractions
  • Omkareshwar Mandir: Among one of the oldest temple shrines in Jai Nagar, Jalgaon, this temple is dedicated to the glory of Lord Shiva and is also the site on annual Shivratri, Shravni Somvar, Ramnavmi, Gokulashtami fairs. These fairs are one of the major sources of entertainment for the local populace and visiting them is a sort of recreational activity in Jalgaon.
  • Maharishi Kanva Ashram: Anchored on the shores of river Malini [now known by the name of river Girna], this ashram was significantly noted for its spiritual and cultural contribution to the society in ancient times. The Ashram, its inhabitants and the Vedic Yagnas performed here, found their mention in the texts of Shri Ram Charitra Manas and Mahabharata.                                                  The Ashram it is said was founded and resided by Kanva Rishi, a sage from Treta Yuga who penned some of the hymns, and shlokas in the Rig Veda. It is said that Shakuntala [whose biological parents were rishi Vishwamitra and a nymph from Swarg, Menka] was the adopted daughter or Manas Kanya of Kanva Rishi.
  • Mehrun Lake: Gifted with a wonderful scenery and placid atmosphere, Mehrun Lake is one picnic spot people never miss when they visit Jalgaon. The location is very suitable for long evening prowls and is favored equally by locals and tourists alike. The locals of the area it is said take a very active part in the maintenance and sustainment of the lake, for a major portion of the town’s economy is dependent on tourism and it is actually the bread and butter of many.  
  • Gandhi Teerth Museum: Constructed in pink Jodhpuri stone, this majestic setting sprawling in 65,000 sq feet with neighboring mango orchards and vast corridors for though provoking walks is dedicated to promoting the ideology and doctrine of Gandhian School of philosophy. The museum is only a morsel of the Gandhi Research Foundation whose other fragments include - GIRI (Gandhi International Research Institute), GRF (Gandhi Research Foundation) Think Tank, Gandhiana, Gandhi Archives and Gandhinomics. 
 



Shopping
  • Sarafa Bazaar
  • Khandesh Central
  • Phule Market
  • Golani Complex
 
Things To Do
Places of Worship:
 
  • Vekateshwar Temple
  • Omkareshwar Mandir
  • Echha Devi Temple
  • Jain Temple
  • Tarsod Ganapati Temple
  • Padmalaya Kshetra
  • Bhim Kunda & Bhim’s Mahadev Temple
  • Changadeo Maharaj Temple
  • Zuga Devi Temple
  • Mangal grah Mandir
  • Gaureshwar Mahadev Mandir
  • Patna Devi Temple
  • Shitalnath Maharaj Mandir
  • Sati Kamaladevi Mandir
  • Prachin Nateshwar Maharaj Mandir
  • Munjoba Devsthan
  • Shree Jagatguru Ved Maharshi Vyas Muni Mandir
  • Satpuda Manudevi Temple
Places of Entertainment:
 
  • Local Movie Theaters
  • J.K Park
  • Bhinabai Park
  • Mahatma Gandhi Garden
 
Getting There
  • By Air – Jalgaon city has its own airport, Jalgaon Airport
  • By Railway – Two serving railway stations to the town Jalgaon Station and Bhusawal Railway Junction stands 25 kilometers apart and are major and busy railway junctions that receives trains from all over the country
  • By Road – Jalgaon is connected to the rest of the state and the country via National Highway NH6 and Asian Highway 46
 
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