Pilgrimage Tourism in Jalgaon District
Sri Padmalaya temple
Among the two and a half Shree Ganapati Peeths in India, this is regarded as the half Peeth. It is called the Padmalaya Kshetra. This temple is located at the top of a hill. There are small temples on all sides of the main temple. The padukas of Shree Govind Maharaj are located in front of the temple. There is a huge bell next to the padukas. There are two self existent (Swayambhu) idols of Lord Ganeshain the sanctum. One idol has its trunk curving to the right and the other to the left. Padmalaya was also known, as "Prabhakshetra". It is a religious place located in Erandol Taluka about 4.8-km from Erandol. It is famous for the temples of Lord Ganapati and Lord Hanuman.
Saint Muktabai temple
Saint Muktabai temple is the region's ancient temple with Goddess Muktabai being honoured as the deity of region. There are two temples of this deity namely Mehun temple and new Muktabai Temple located in Muktai Nagar city.
Changdeo Temple is located at a beautiful natural location in the backwater area of Hatnur dam. The location also sees the confluence of the Tapi and Purna River. With its rich design and ancient artwork, the temple has been given the status of a Protected Monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Shree Manudevi Temple
Shree Manudevi Temple is located in the beautiful natural surroundings near Adgaon village in Yawal Taluka. Manudevi is the kuldevi of the maximum households in the district. There is a beautiful waterfall located here which offers a breathtaking view. The way to the temple is a very good trek with the path going through a small river. The temple is surrounded by forested hills. A fair is also held here annually.
Omkareshwar Mandir is one of the most famous and beautiful temples in Jalgaon city, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It are situated at Jai Nagar. Shivaratri, Shravni Somvar, Ramnavmi and Gokulashtami are the biggest festivals celebrated in this temple.
Patnadevi is a religious place. It is also the birthplace of the great Scientist Bhaskaracharya.
Leisure Tourism in Jalgaon District
Parola fort was built in 1727 and the size of the fort is 160 to 130-sq-meters. It is believed that the fort belongs to the father of the Great Rani of Jhansi, Laxmibai. Hence, Parola is believed to be the native place of Rani Laxmibai.
Swinging Towers of Farkande
Swinging Towers, located 16-km from Erandol on the bank of the Utawadi River, are a great example of old construction techniques. Both the towers are 15m long and when one of them is waved the other tower also starts waving automatically. It is believed that the construction is 250 years old.
Nature Tourism in Jalgaon District
Pal, located in Yawal Taluka, is very famous for its cool temperature and the natural peace with dense forests. The small river and forests make an ideal picnic spot. There is a guesthouse also if you want to stay overnight.
Hot-water springs are situated in the Satpura mountain range at Unapdeo in Chopda tehsil. Like Unapdev, Sunapdev, Nijhardev are two other hot water breezes generated in the Satpura hill range. All these three places have special mention in the ancient holy 'Ramayana' and are believed to have the auspicious touch of Lord Rama during his fourteen years expulsion from Ayodhya.
These are the various places of attraction offered by the district of Jalgaon to its various visitors and tourists.
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