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Akola
About Akola

Akola is a Village in Bhopalsagar Tehsil in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan State, India. It belongs to Udaipur Division. It is located about 52 kms towards west from District head quarters Chittorgarh. 13 kms from Bhopalsagar and 339 kms from State capital Jaipur

Akola is surrounded by Kapasan Tehsil towards North , Mavli Tehsil towards west , Bhinder Tehsil towards South , Railmagra Tehsil towards North. Rajsamand, Nathdwara, Nimbahera and Udaipur are the nearby Cities to Akola.

Akola is a craft cluster in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan. The Akola region is famous for hand block printing. The dabu or mud resist printing of this region is of two specific types namely nangna and phetia. These are exclusive to this area. The former is worn primarily by the women of the Jat and Chaudhury castes especially after childbirth or during marriages while the latter were worn by the Gujjar women. The resist is made by a local gum/ bedja and oil and the previously used resist by boiling for several hours. The napthol/alizarinedyed cloth is stamped with the metal blocks. The ash dust is rubbed on the surface to avoid hot resist to stick when folded. Three types of mud resist are used; chuna/lime or kirana is the weakest resist which is used for fine outlines.Mitti/mud is used when the cloth needs to be absorbed in indigo a few times and rait/sand, the strongest of resist is used for most absorbent colours like pomegranate and ferrous dyes. A range of products like odhani-veil cloth, ghaghra/fabric, yardage and dupatta-stole.

The nearby tourist destination to Akola is Nathdwara. Other close by tourism destinations include Chittorgarh, Rajsamand and Udaipur.

 
How To Reach Akola

By Rail
There is no railway station near to Akola in less than 10 km. How ever Udaipur Rail Way Station is major railway station which is about 61 kms near to Akola, The nearest major railway station to Akola is Chittorgarh (COR) which is at a distance of 23 kms.

By Air
The nearest airport is at Udaipur which is at a distance of 35 kilometres. Lying at an altitude of 1473 m, which makes it a high-altitude city.

 
 


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