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is a city located in the north-west region of Maharashtra state in the
Jalgaon district which is located on the northern Deccan Plateau. It is
well connected with the Central railway, the National Highway No 6 and
also it has an airport. With an area of about 68 square kilometers,
Jalgaon has a population of about 460,468.
Agriculture and Industry in Jalgaon
city being located in a very productive and irrigated region is a major
collector and distributor of agricultural goods in Maharashtra. The
city is known as the “Banana-city” because of its large quantities of
Banana production. The rich volcanic soil in the region is also
favorable for cotton production. Apart from agriculture, the city also
boosts of major industrial areas, cotton-textile and vegetable oil
mills. Jalgaon is well developed with good roads, hospitals, shopping
malls and educational institutes. It is also famous as “Gold-City”
because of its gold market. The region is also popular for its business
in tea, pulses, mats etc.
Tourism in Jalgaon
is a major tourist attraction with the World famous heritage site,
Ajanta caves being just 59 kilometers away. Other major tourist
attractions are the Pal hill station at Raver, various temples like the
Patnadevi temple and hot water springs at Unapdev. It also has the
Gandhi museum which has visitors from all over the world.
Travel and Connectivity
The town of
Jalgaon can be easily reached through buses and trains, and these are
the locally preferred modes of travel in the region. Jalgaon has a lot
of direct buses and trains, and a new airport in town. This airport can
accommodate flights to all domestic locations and is only 6 km from the
city. The city is served by several major railway lines and has a
national highway connecting it to Mumbai and Kolkata. It has a railway
junction connected to Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai etc.
Festivals of Jalgaon
hosts a number of festivals and celebrates with grandeur. Festivals like
Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Diwali Holi etc. There are
different fairs held in the city as well like the Shri Rama Ratotsava
fair during the month of Kartik (as per the Hindu Festival) or the Navaratri-Mahalaxmi fair in
Jalgaon during Navaratri.
Famous personalities from Jalgaon
The 12th President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil is one of the famous personalities from Jalgaon. Lawyer Ujwal Nikam and Shashank Suresh Shankhapal are other famous people from the city.