Situated in the north-western part of Maharashtra, Jalgaon is a city that is best known for the gold produced in the city. Jalgaon is supposed to have the purest form of gold which is sold at a great price, which is how it came to be known as the Gold City
Apart from gold, it is also well known for bananas. The city produces a huge quantity of bananas every year, which is supplied across the country and exported abroad as well. The city is situated in the district with the same name in the Nashik region of the state. In addition, the city is known for temples, its culture, the festivals celebrated here and its industries.The city entertains many tourists not only from the state, but from all over India. The best time to visit and enjoy the offerings of the city is in the pleasant winters between October and March.Jalgaon has a lot to offer its tourists from parks to temples and monuments. Though the city is not too well known, it still has many tourist spots. The Gandhi Research Foundation and the Mahatma Gandhi Garden are two of the best tourist attractions in the city. The Gandhi Research Foundation attracts several tourists, especially students, through the year. People visit the foundation to understand the way out Father of the Nation lived his life. The Mahatma Gandhi Garden is also a great place to visit--it has boasts a wide variety of flora. The flowers and plants in this garden are sure to captivate anyone’s attention.The Swinging Towers of Farkhande are another tourist spot situated on the banks of River Utawadi. It is believed that both towers swing if one is shaken.The Icchapurti Ganesh Temple and the Omkareshwar Mandir attract many devotees. The Omkareshwar Mandir is devoted to Lord Shiva and is also known as the Shiv Shankara Mandir. As the name suggests, the Icchapurti Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.Traveling around the city is convenient, as there are many buses that help you to get around the city. The city buses were previously provided only by the government but because they were unable to meet the needs of the locals, they have started another service. Auto-rickshaws are also easily available in the city and connect all the different ends of the city. You could choose to travel by a hired taxi or rented car in order to get around in comfort and luxury.Jalgaon experiences hot summers with the temperature soaring up to 47°C and hence it is best to avoid planning a trip at that time of the year.The inhabitants of the city mostly speak in Marathi which may act as a barrier, so it is advisable to befriend a local.The city offers a lot to its tourist but don’t forget the basics like wandering out too late or carrying too much cash or precious and expensive items
Jalgaon is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Aurangabad at a distance of 128kms.
Airports: Aurangabad Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Jalgaon from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Jalgaon Jn