Jalgoan Travel Guide
Jalgaon is well connected to the major cities of Maharashtra state as well as to the Metros like Mumbai and Kolkata through Asian Highway no. 46 (formerly National Highway no. 6).
Jalgaon is on the main railway line. Major trains like Karnatak express,Navjeevan express, Bhopal Habibganj - Lokmanya Tilak Express, Jabalpur Garibrath Express etc have a stop at Jalgaon.Bhusawal railway junction,which is approximately 20 minutes away from Jalgaon city,is one of the major railway junctions in Maharashtra. It connects the city with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bhopal,etc.
An airport is being constructed at Kusumba (approximately 6 kms from the city) which would be in operation by June 2010.
Jalgaon is a city in western India, to the north of the Maharashtra state in Jalgaon District, which itself is located on the northern Deccan Plateau. Located within the productive, irrigated agricultural region of Khandesh, Jalgaon is a municipal corporation.
Jalgaon is also the hometown of the Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India.
Modern Jalgaon now boasts of vast industrial areas, educational institutes and good hospitals. The city is well developed with good roads, shopping centres, and residential areas, and also has good communication and transport infrastructure. Jalgaon is near the world famous Ajanta Caves and is one of the key attraction places for tourists all around the World.
Jalgaon has a diverse climate. It is exceptionally hot and dry during summer with temperatures reaching as high as 47 degrees Celsius. Jalgaon receives about 700 mm rainfall during monsoons, which is followed by pleasant temperature in winter
Formerly part of territory controlled by the Holkar family of Dhangar Dynasty rulers, Jalgaon became part of British India's Bombay Presidency in 1818.
In Jalgaon District, there were Saranjamdar families who administrate this region as Bhoite, Shendurni, Muzumdar. These were also referred as Pargana Watandars.