Jalgaon Travel Guide

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Jalgaon, city in western India, in northern Maharashtra state, on the northern Deccan Plateau. Located within a productive, irrigated agricultural region, Jalgaon is a significant collection and distribution center of agricultural goods. The leading products are millet and raw cotton; the region's rich volcanic soil is particularly well suited to cotton production. Jalgaon is an important center for cotton-textile and vegetable-oil mills, particularly groundnut-oil and hydrogenation plants. The city is served by several major rail lines and a national highway connecting it to Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and Kolkata. Formerly part of territory controlled by the Holkar family of Maratha rulers, Jalgaon became part of British India in 1818 and independent India in 1947.

With an area of about 11,700 sq km, Jalgaon District has a population of about 4 million. It is also bounded by religious temples and cultural establishments. Padmalaya, Manudevi and Patnadevi are some of the religious places situated in Jalgaon District. The major tourist attractions are Pal hill station at Raver, Patnadevi temple, at the confluence of Tapi and Purna rivers, hot water springs at Unapdev in Chopda Taluka.

The World famous Heritage site Ajanta Caves is far near to Jalgaon making it as one of major International Tourism hub for Tourist to reach Ajanta and Ellora caves. The region is also popular for its competitive edge business policies with Tea, Gold, Pulses, Mats being major Trade commodities. The District has excellent Rail and Road connectivity and is a central destination to reach out major places in India within 8-10 hours.

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