Amaravati is in the right centre of the northern border of the Maharashtra State. Lying at the Tapi basin, the city's main productions are cotton, jowar and tur (lentil) and oranges.
Important Tourist Attractions
Situating in the heart of Amravati city, it is believed that Shri
Krishna abducted Rukmini, from this temple, and married her. Goddess
Amba attracts devotees from different parts of Vidarbha.
Situating in the heart of the city at Rallies Plot, the temple has
beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and Radha, Lord Ram and Sita, Lord
Ganesh, Lord Shiva and Rani Satiji. A fair is organized on the occasion
of Janmashthami every year. Huge devotees attend the fair.
Shri Bhakti Dham Temple
Situating at Amravati Badnera Road, the temple has beautiful idols of
Lord Krishna and Radha. There is also an idol of Shri Sant Jalaram
Bappa. There is a small park for children behind this temple.
Situating 1 km away from Dasturnagar Square on the Malkhed Railway
Road, it was built in the year 1888 on a small spring called Kali Nadi.
This small reservoir was built to supply drinking water to Amravati
city. However, Amravati gets water from Upper Wardha Dam now. A small
garden and boating facility is also available here.
Situating 3 km away from the Amaravati Camp on Chandur Railway Road,
it was built for clean and fresh water supply to Amravati Camp. There is
a small garden with a zoo here. People usually come here during weekends
and enjoy boating. This is one of the best places for kids.
Melghat Tiger Reserve
It is located in Chikhaldara and Dharni tehsils of on the Satpuda hill
range. It spreads over an area of 1676.93 sq km. It is one of the last
remaining habitats of Indian tiger in Maharashtra.
Situating at Melghat area of Amravati district, it is an extension to
the Melghat Sanctuary on the southeastern part. This area is rich in
floral and faunal biodiversity. This hilly rugged terrain has tropical
dry deciduous forests. Chikhaldara
This sole hill resort in the Vidarbha region is situated at an altitude
of 1118m above the sea level. This is one of the coffee-growing areas in
Maharashtra. Chikhaldara is full of deep valleys with full of velvet
mist and majestic trees. Having a wildlife sanctuary with abundance of
wildlife, viewpoints, lakes and waterfalls, it is a very popular summer
How To Reach
Nagpur is the nearest airport (155 km). Nagpur is the terminus of the
branch line of Central Railway on Mumbai-Kolkotta main line. It is well
connected by road with the important towns and cities within the state
and outside the state.
Government and private hotels are available at Amaravati.
Latitude: 20° 32' to 21° 46'N
Longitude: 76° 38' to 78° 27'E
Population: 2200057 (1991Census)
Area: 12,210 sq km
Clothing: Cotton Clothes
Wardha: 77 km
Nagpur: 155 km