About Akkalkot

Akkalkot is a city in the Solapur district of the state of Maharashtra. It has temples, museums of historical importance and is a hub for visiting other famous tourist spots of Maharashtra like Ajanta Ellora. Read on to find out more about the city.

Administration in Akkalkot

Akkalkot is a municipal council in the district of Solapur.

Tahsildar Akkalkot
Address:
Near Akkalkot Court, Akkalkot HO, Akkalkot – 413216
Phone number: +91-2181-220233, +91-2181-220663

Akkalkot Post Office
Address:
Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot – 413216
Phone Number: +91-2181270022

Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee
Address:
Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot-413216
Phone number: +91-2181-220236
Website: www.solapur.gov.in

Akkalkot North Police Station
Address:
Near Karanjachowk, Akkalkot – 413216
Phone number: +91-2181 220245, 220145
Website: www.solapurpolice.gov.in

Akkalkot South Police Station
Address: Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot- 413216
Phone number: +91-2181 220313

History of Akkalkot

During the Bristish rule, the royal Bhonsale dynasty ruled this princely state. Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj, the saint of the 19th century considered as the incarnation of Dattatreya God, was from this place.

Geography of Akkalkot

The borders of Akkalkot touch Karnataka and Maharashtra.On the west is the district of Solapur and Karnataka is on the other sides of this city. The climate and the soil give crops like bajra, jowar and pulses. Akkalkot is blessed with black soil which is rich in nutrients. Geographically, it falls in the rain shadow area which makes it prone to drought.

63% is the average literacy rate of Akkalkot, which is higher than national average. The city is located on the bank of River Sina on the west. Natural Resources like mineral, oil, gas and fossil fuels are found here.

Business and Economy of Akkalkot

Banking industry is oe of the prominent industries here. It supports the economy of the city to a large extent. There are quite a few milk and sugar mills in the city that also contribute to its economy.

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Tourism in Akkalkot

Akkalkot encompasses various temples and maths. There are certain water parks and picnic spots that can be easily reached from the city via road. Here is where you can go site seeing on your visit to Akkalkot.

Tourist Spots in Akkalkot


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Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple: This temple is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from the MSRTC bus stand. Several pilgrims visit here each year.

Temple of Jagrut Maruti: This one is around 10 km away from the MSRTC bus stand.
Khandoba Temple: The temple dedicated to the Hindu God, Martanda Bhairava is located north to the bus stand. It sees several devotees visiting on Saturdays.

Mallikarjun Temple: Yet another famous temple dedicated to Mallikarjuna Swamy, is also visited by devotees of Lord Shiva from far and wide. It is located between bus stand and Swami Samarth Samadhi Math.

The town also encompasses several maths. These are:
  • Ballapa Math: It is located 1 km away from the MSRTC bus stand.
  • Joshi Buwa Math: This math lies at a distance of 1.5 km from MSRTC bus stand.
  • Raje Rayan Math: It is located at a distance of 2 km from MSRTC bus stand.
Other places of importance in Akkalkot include Shivpuri, Hatti Tankat, Kashi Vishweshwar, Hydra and Burhanpur. All these places can easily be reached from the bus stand.

Museums in Akkalkot

New Palace and Armory Museum: The Armory Museum is also known as the Shrimant Fatesinh Maharaj III Armoury Museum.

Armory Museum
Address:
New palace, Akkalkot - 413216, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Phone: 02181 220223

Hotels and Restaurants in Akkalkot

Hotel Vikas
Address
: Hippargi, Akkalkot, Maharashtra
Phone: 02181 221 828

Udupi Welcome Hotel
Address:
Maharashtra state highway 151, Hippargi, Akkalkot, Maharashtra
Phone: 08408925555

The city includes several restaurants that serve mouthwatering cuisines. Read on to know the details:

Samarth Shivneri Restaurant & Bar
Address:
Solapur Road, Akkalkot

Garib Nawaz Restaurants
Address:
Wagdari Road, Akkalkot

Sania Chikan Center
Address:
Staition Road, SH154, Akkalkot

Besides there are fast food chains like Mcdonalds, Dominos and KFC.

City in One Day

The city is quite small and you can complete the site seeing in a day. The cost spent may vary from Rs. 1500 to 3000 for cab.

Weekend Getaways near Akkalkot

You may visit water parks, the picnic spots and resorts on the Akkalkot road. These places make for a good weekend getaway option. These are apt for outing with family as well as friends. Solapur is 2 hours away from Akkalkot and is another option for weekend getaway.

Other Services in Akkalkot

List of Travel Agents in Akkalkot

Jagdamba Travels at Akkalkot ho, Akkalkot-413216, +91 – 2181244551.

Bhandare Travels and Mobile Shopee at Shop number 13, Mallikarjun Shopping center, Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot-413216, Near Bus Stand.

Insurance Agents in Akkolkot

Life Insurance Agent
Dayanand Bamjunge
Address:
30 Shri Shivchatrapati Shopping Center, Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot - 413216
Phone Number: +91- 9421028103

Praveen Kumar Kedarnath Magdum
Address:
Padmashali Bhavan, Kalikanagar, Near New Market Yard
Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot – 413216

Restaurants


Hospitals in Akkalkot

Akkalkot encompasses various hospitals that are equipped with various modern medical equipments and facilities.

These are:

Dr.Shah Clinic
Address
: Main Road, Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot – 413216
Phone number: +91-2181-221145

Rural Hospital
Address:
Akkalkot Ho, Akkalkot – 413216
Phone number: +91-2181-220924, 9881077563, 9881712504

Shopping in Akkalkot

There are quite a few places in the city where you can get various utility as well as luxury items. These are:

Jamdar Complex
Address: Near bus stand, Vijay Kamgar Chowk, Akkalkot, Maharashtra
Phone: 09422674143

Markendya Shopping Center
Address:
Gala No:09, Akkalkot Road, Solapur Maharashtra
Phone: (0217)237 2336

Mamata Super Bazaar
Address:
Karanja Garden, Akkalkot, Maharashtra
Phone: 02181 220 915

Transport Facilities in Akkalkot

The place has good means of transport. You can easily commute from one place to another within the city. It is also well connected to the other parts of the state. Akkalkot Road Station and Tadawal Railway Station on the Solapur - Hubbali line the major transportation hub here. Vijapur, Hubli, Gadag and Bagalkot can be reached from the Tadawal railway station. Chennai mail connects Akkalkot to Gulbarga, Raichur, Mantralayam, Tirupati and Chennai. Udyan express connects Akkalkot to Bangalore. Hyderabad is connected to Akkalkot by the Hyderabad passenger. Mumbai can be reached either through the Udyan express or Chennai Mail. Solapur Airport is the nearest airport to Akkalkot.

Useful info
  • The official language of Akkalkot is Marathi. Kannada is another language spoken here by a good number of people.
  • Its falls in the time zone of IST (UTC + 5:30)
  • The pin code is 413216
  • 40103 is the total population of this place according to the 2011 survey.
  • Akkalkot Railway Station Enquiry Number: 139
  • Hanuman Ambulance service number: +91-9767779989
  • Information like tourism office and tourism helpline numbers

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