The sleepy agricultural town of Parbhani with its verdant natural surroundings and the marvelous ancient temples, echoing religious tales and folklore, charms you with its simplicity. Situated in the legendary Marathwada region of Maharashtra, it is enriched with a prosperous historical heritage and deep religious tradition
It was once under the rule of the magnificent Nizam dynasty. The river Godavari flows through this city and adorns it with beautiful, lush green landscapes that, like the city itself, remain unspoiled and in touch with nature. Humble despite its many delights, Parbhani lures travelers with its serene air.Parbhani is viewed as an important religious town of Maharashtra, with places of worship of various faiths. The Hazrat Turabal Haq Shah Dargah is a popular Islamic shrine. It has been named after a renowned Muslim saint whose is entombed here. An annual fair in the honor of the saint is organized in Februaury and is the ideal time to visit. The Mudgaleshwar Temple is an ancient structure built within the course of the river Godavari. Another shrine was built by Ahilya Bai on the river banks along a ghat. Some of the other religious sites worth visiting in Parbhani include the Mahadev Temple, Pardeshwar Temple and Beleshwar Temple.Enriched by its historical and religious legacy, Parbhani boasts of a vibrant culture. Visit the city during the various fairs and festivals to witness the spectacular folk dances. Dance forms such as Gondhal, Shahiri and Bharud are performed on festive occasions. Parbhani is also popular for the handloom cotton fabrics available at the local markets.City buses are available for traveling to all the major areas within the city. Buses are an inexpensive way of getting around the city. Auto-rickshaws are a popular means of local transport in Parbhani. They can be hailed from almost any part of the city. Taxis can also be hired directly from the streets. If you wish to travel in a more relaxed and comfortable manner, you can rent a private vehicle from one of the car rentals within the city.Traveling to Parbhani during summer or monsoon is not recommended as you may not be able to enjoy sightseeing due to the weather conditions.Being a religious and a relatively conservative town, it is important to adhere to the dressing norms in the city
Parbhani is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Aurangabad at a distance of 159kms.
Airports: Aurangabad Airport
There is no regular trains to Parbhani from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Latur which is located at a distance of 98kms.
Railway Station(s): Latur