Straddling an important junction on the Central and Western Railway networks, as well as the main trans-Deccan trunk road, NH-6, JALGAON is a prosperous market town for the region’s cotton and banana growers, and a key jumping-off point for travellers heading to or from the Ajanta caves, 58km south. Even though the town holds nothing of interest, you may find yourself obliged to hole up here to be well placed for a morning departure.

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