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About Gangakhed

It is a city in the district of Parbhani in Maharashtra. It is the headquarters of the Gangakhed Taluk. However, the city is administered by a Municipal Council.

About Gangakhed

A brief history of Gangakhed

The city has historical significance and it is situated on the banks of River Godawari. Shree Sant Janabai was born here in this city. 

Geography of Gangakhed

Gangakhed is situated at 18.95o N 76.75o E and it has an elevation of 390 m (1280 ft).  The city is situated on the banks of Godawari River. It is 39 Kms to the south of Parbhani, the district headquarters. 

Climate of Gangakhed

The city experiences tropical climate. During summer, it rains heavier than during winter. Koppen and Geiger have classified the climate of the city as Aw. The annual average temperature of the city is 27.1oC and annual average rainfall is 869 mm. May registers the highest temperature and December, the lowest temperature. 

Administration of Gangakhed

The city is governed by a Municipal Council and is divided into 23 wards. The elections for these 23 wards are held once in five years. The municipal council takes care of the provision of all the basic amenities to the residents of the city. It also imposes taxes and collects the same.  

Business and Economy in Gangakhed

There is a sugar factory situated in the city which also runs a cycle power plant and provides occupation to the residents of the city. All the small scale businesses as well as business agencies are mostly based on agriculture sector. The city is quite popular for the production of edible oil as well as cotton. Edible oil industry and other related industries are run here by both public as well as private sectors. The location of Gangakhed on Deccan trap as well as on river bank provides it with regur soil which is ideal for the growth of cotton plants.  

Culture of Gangakhed

Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, etc live in harmony in the city of Gangakhed. Festivals like Navarathri and Ganesh Chathurthi are celebrated with great fervor.

Tourism in Gangakhed

The city comes with several temples that are situated on the banks of holy river Godawari. Let’s see here some of the tourists attractions of the city.

Rajwada Palace

This palace was built during the reign of Maharaj Shivaji.

Sant Janabai Temple

Shree Sant Janabai who was born here also has a temple here which is situated on the riverbank of Godawari. This place is otherwise called as Kashi of the south or Dakshin Kashi. This temple also has the Samadhi of the saint. 

Shree Balaji Temple

This is the only temple in the world which is similar to that of Tirupati Balaji Temple and has the idols of both Govinda as well as Balaji under one roof. Navrathri festival is celebrated in a grand manner during which “Rath Yatra” is also celebrated.

Chintamani Mandir

This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is 100 m away from the Balaji Temple. This temple is situated on the banks of River Godawari and the pilgrims can have an excellent view of the entire River. Chathurthi as well as other poojas are celebrated here.

Apart from the above, the city also has temples for Bomblya Mahadev and Narasimha Mandir which are also situated on the banks of River. 

The tourists visiting Gangakhed city can also visit other nearby cities such as Hingoli, Tuljapur, Washim, Bidar and Solapur from here. 

Public Utility Services in Gangakhed

Some of the public utility services found in Gangakhed city are as follows:

Electricity Office in Gangakhed

The address of electricity office in Gangakhed is 

MSEB Office
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 02453-222058, 222059, 222028
Website: www.mseb.com 

Banking Services in Gangakhed

The following banks operate in Gangakhed city:

State Bank of Hyderabad
Vakil Colony
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 2453-222030, 223693
Website: www.sbi.co.in 

UCO Bank
Kamal Chitra Mandir Road
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 02453-221244

State Bank of India
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 02453-222046, 220100

Bank of Maharashtra
Zolkar Complex
Maharashtra 431 514
Website: 9890603333

Sant Gajanan Vyapar Sankul
Nanded-Parli Road
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 8446736747

Axis Bank
Sant Janabai Complex
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 02453-222445

Postal and Courier Services in Gangakhed

The address of post office in Gangakhed is: 

Gangakhed Sub Post Office
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 02453-222038

The following courier services operate in Gangakhed:

DTDC Courier Services
Adalat Road, Near Umesh Communication
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 9850481117

Pushpak Couriers
Bhagwati Chowk
Near Balaji Mandir
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 9403225410

Telecom and Broadband Services in Gangakhed

The address of BSNL Office in Gangakhed is as follows:

BSNL Office
Thakur Colony
Near Tahsil Office
Maharashtra 431 514
Tel: 02453-223500,  94000 24365
Fax: 02453-223000

Private telecom companies also operate in Gangakhed.

How to Reach Gangakhed

The city is well connected by road to other major cities and towns of the Maharashtra state. MSRTC buses and private buses operate here. The city has a railway station which is situated between Parbhani and Parli Junction. However, Nanded which is situated 70 Kms away from Gangakhed is the major railway station. The nearest airport is situated at Nanded at 71 Kms. The tourists can hire a taxi or travel by bus to reach Gangakhed. 

Quick Facts about Gangakhed

Government - Municipal Councillor  
Population as per the 2011 census- 49,891
Time zone - IST
Postal Index Number - 431 514
STD Code - 02453
Official Languages - Marathi

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