Jalgaon is a city in western India, north of Maharashtra in Jalgaon district and in the agricultural region of Khandesh. Jalgaon has a municipal corporation, and had 460,468 residents at the 2011 census. It is 59 km (37 mi) from the Ajanta Caves. Jalgaon, in a Central Railway zone, can be reached by National Highway 6 and has an airport. The city, with industrial areas, schools, hospitals, shopping malls and residential areas, has communications and transport infrastructures. Known as Banana City, it contributes about half of Maharashtra's banana production. The Gandhi Museum, with a large library and other Gandhi-related material, is at Gandhi Teerth in the Jain Hills. Jalgaon has a varied climate. It is hot and dry in summer, with temperatures reaching 47 °C (117 °F) from late May to mid-June; the record high, in May 2010, was 49.2 °C (120.6 °F). Jalgaon receives about 700 millimetres (28 in) of rainfall during the monsoon. Pratibha Patil, the 12th president of India, Ujwal Nikam,Bhalchandra Nemade and N.D.Mahanor are from Jalgaon. Jalgaon is connected to other cities in Maharashtra and beyond, such as Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Dhule (Dhulia), Amravati, Nagpur, Surat, Durg, Raipur, and Kolkata, with Asian Highway 46 (formerly National Highway 6). The Jalgaon station is on the main rail line, and the Karnataka Express, Punjab Mail and the Navjeevan, Jabalpur Garibrath, Gitanjali, Goa,Sachakhand Express and all types of trains stop there. The Bhusawal railway junction, 25 kilometres from Jalgaon, is a major Maharashtra rail junction and connects with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Jalgaon Airport, at Kusumba (about six km from the city) has been upgraded by the AAI and was inaugurated on 23 March 2012 by Indian President Pratibha Patil. The central government announced that ten airports including Jalgaon in the state to be developed and started under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). The commencement of domestic air service from Jalgaon will start soon. Unapdev- It is situated at the base of SATPUDA ranges. It is the 3rd largest Hot Water spring in Asia. Manudevi temple - it is located just at a distance of 25 kms from the jalgaon city , placed in the satpuda mountains. Gandhi Teerth in Jain Hills, a modern museum of Mahatma Gandhi's life and work, has audio guides in English, Hindi and Marathi. The museum has more than 8,000 books written by and about Gandhi, more than 200,000 pages of digitised documents, 152 audio speeches by Gandhi, 85 documentaries and stamps commemorating Gandhi from 116 countries. Its archives have the diaries of Mahadevbhai Desai, Manuben and more than 5,000 issues of weekly publications from India's independence movement. manudevi temple- located in the hilly region of satpuda mountain ajanta caves -the ancient budhist caves located just at 60 kms away from jalgaon city gandhi tirth - a highly technologic and most advanced gandhi museam in india.




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