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Barsi Takli

Barsi Takli is a taluk headquarters of Akola District in Maharashtra. It lies on Akola-Mangrul Pir route and is 18 km south of Akola.

Formerly known as Tekkali, Barsi Takli is steeped in history. Kholeshwar Temple, one of the two shrines in Hemadpanthi style built during the 12th century, and Kazi Mahal form the prime attractions here. Kazi Mahal was the headquarters of a Paragana of 52 villages and had a Kazi (Muslim judge) to whom a sanad was given by the Emperor Alamgir. Places of interest also include a mosque, tomb and an ancient well erected by Sulaimankhan, a talukdar.

Barsi Takli Railway Station is on the Washim-Akola rail route. Sonegaon Airport is the nearest airport.

Updated on 8th July, 2005
District: Akola


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