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BHUSAWAL
Beginning | Position | Route | Excursions | Delicacies | Stay


The Beginning

Bhusawal is a town in northern Maharashtra state in Western India. It lies along the Tapti River between the Satpura Range and Ajanta Hills of the Deccan Plateau. Bhusawal Municipal Council was established in the year 1882.City is famous for having one of the largest Railways Yards in ASIA. Important National & State highways are passing through the City & to add more the biggest Railway junction adds an edge to city's transportation system.

Major rail and road routes pass through the town from Bombay to Calcutta and Allahabad. An important commercial centre for the surrounding cotton- growing region,The hinterland of Bhusawal is famous for banana cultivation. Bhusawal also trades in millet, and peanuts (groundnuts) and has a large-scale oil-processing industry.

 

The Position

Bhusawal, is located on the bank of Tapi river, is the biggest taluka of Jalgaon district, and situated on National Highway No. 6 (NH6). World Heritage famous Ajanta is about 60 km (Via Jamner) from Bhusawal.


Route to Reach

Bhusawal railway junction is one of the largest railway yards of the Indian subcontinent.

By Air :
Aurangabad is the ideal base since it has direct link to Delhi, Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai.

By Rail :
Bhusawal and Jalgaon is directly linked to Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.
(Ajanta 60 Kms from Bhusawal)

By Road :
State Transport buses are available from Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur upto Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal.

 



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Close access to Ajanta from Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal and Ahmadnagar by State Transport buses.

Bhusawal railway junction

Bhusawal has very good railway connectivity, and an important divisional headquarters of Central Railway of the Indian Railways. Bhusawal railway junction has rail line connecting Mumbai to Kolkata passing through this place. Also, it has a direct route to Bhopal and Jabalpur of West Central Railway, that passes via Khandwa and Itarsi. There are also direct trains from here to Mumbai and Delhi. Container Corporation of India has established their terminal for transportation of Containers through Railway.

Bhuswal railway division serves the following districts of Maharashtra viz Nasik, Malegaon, Dhule, Jalgaon, Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Washim, Yavatmal of Maharashta and Burhanpur, Khandwa districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhusawal railway division is divided into three main sections viz. Bhusawal – Igatpuri on Mumbai route, Bhusawal – Khandwa on Itarsi route, and Bhusawal – Badnera section on Nagpur route.Bhusawal division with a route length of 727 km on broad gauge and 244 km on narrow gauge.

Excursions in Bhusawal

The city of bhusawal is famous for railway but also the cosmopolitan city. This city has very good infrastrure like railway. N.H NO6 ,powerplants very soon 500 MW two power plants grant for depnagar which away from bhuasawal 5 km total capacity of the plants is now 1500MW 2010-2011.

* The world famous Ajanta caves only 84Kms away from Bhusawal
* Thermal Power Station of Maharastra State Electricity Board at 7Kms
* Ordnance Factory Varangaon, at 20Kms
* Co-operative spinning mills Khadka at 5Kms
* Orient Cement Grinding Unit, at 12Kms
* Indian Oil Corporation Limited Depot at 15Kms

The biggest Railways Junction & one of the largest Railways Yards in ASIA. Bhusawal has a Railway's Zonal Training School which is a good place to visit.

Delicacies of Bhusawal

Bhusawal is known for its special white brinjals egg plants that are grown locally in the nearby areas. They often constitute the delicacies in local marriages along with daal vaati toop served with peanut garlic chutney.
Bhusawal is also famous for its Banana Cultivation. Traders from various parts of the country come to Bhusawal for buying raw banans. Bananas are exported to different countries across the world.

Where to Stay

Hotels are available at Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Aurangabad
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Holiday Resort near Aurangabad railway station.
The Ajanta Travelers Lodge at the caves and the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Holiday Resort at Fardapur (about 1.5 km from Ajanta) are the nearby places to get better accommodation.

Conclusion

Bhusawal city is famous for having one of the largest Railways Yards in ASIA, film distributing centers of Indian Film Industry & mass production of bananas. The city can be very comfortably approached by Railways from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Nagpur, Ahemadabad & almost all the major cities of  india. Ajanta caves, one of the jewels of Indian historical places are one of the excursions from Bhusawal.

 
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