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Best Things to do in Jalgaon



The Banana Capital of India

Welcome to Jalgaon

Fact & figure
  • State : Maharashtra.
  • Area : 95 km².
  • Population : 4.6 lakhs (2011).
  • Language : Marathi & English.
  • Attractions : Historical Places & Nature.
  • Rainfall : 77 cm.
  • Altitude : 225 m.
  • Monsoon : June to September.
  • Best time to visit : March and continues till the month of May.

Jalgaon City Information:

Jalgaon, a popular weekend destination in the Kandesh region of Maharashtra, is an important agricultural town. The city is one of the largest producers of banana and referred to as the ‘Banana Capital of India’. It is also historically and religiously significant city - one of the largest in the Kandesh region. Jalgaon is emerging as an education hub of the region. Located on the banks of Girna River, the scenic beauty of the area is truly mesmerizing and sure to rejuvenate a tired soul.

During October and February, after the departure of monsoons, the weather of Jalgaon takes a pleasant turn. Ideally, it is the most suitable time to visit the region and experience the beauty of the surroundings.

The region around Jalgaon is home to several tribes and communities. Mahar and Mang tribes have lived in the area for several centuries, enriching the place with their rich culture and heritage. The colorful impact of these communities can be seen in food and language of the region. Marathi is the official language. However, a Kandeshi dialect called Ahirani is also spoken within Jalgaon.

Top highlights - of Jalgaon:

  • Jalgaon is a popular tourist destination with several historical and religious landmarks spread all over the region. Some of the popular landmarks of the area are Ajanta Caves, Ecchapurti Ganesh temple; Shahuji Chhatrapati Museum, Panhala Fort, and Rankala Lake.
  • Food of the region is flavorful and a colorful affair. Peanuts, green coriander, ginger, and garlic are among the most used ingredients here. One can try the Khandeshi Style Buttermilk Kadhi, and Khandeshi Khichdi, which are the specialty of the region.
  • Shriram Rathotsava Fair, Mukatabai Fair, Navaratri-Mahalaxmi Fair, and Changdeo Fair are organized during different time of the year.

What makes Jalgaon special?

The scenic beauty of the region, surrounded by the beautiful Girna River, makes Jalgaon a suitable place to relax. The pleasant weather conditions during winters make it an ideal destination for solo or family trips.

History of Jalgaon

During the 1300s to 1600s, Jalgaon along with Kandesh and Deccan Plateau was the part of Faruqi Dynasty. Later down the line, after the decline of the Faruqi Dynasty, the empires like Chalukyas, and Yadavas took over the region. According to historical records, during the reign of Sardar Tulajirao Bhoite, one of the Maratha rulers, the foundation of Jalgaon was laid. After the Maratha’s, Holkars Dynasty took over the region. Following they lost their power to the British; the colonizers became the sole ruler of the region and ruled till India’s independence.

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