Amravati is the seventh most populated metropolitan area in Maharashtra. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Amravati district. Among the historical landmarks in the city are the temples of Amba, Shri Krishna, and Shri Venkateshwara. Amravati literally means the ‘home of immortals’. With an average elevation of 343 metres, Amravati is located about 156 km away from Nagpur. Amravati is also famous for various cultural activities and festivals like Navaratri, Garba, Diwali and Holi. Amravati has a tropical climate(Extreme summers and extreme winters).
PLACES TO VISIT
This place is a popular tourist destination for its temples and pilgrimages.
Shri Ambadevi Temple
It is one of the ancient temples in the destination dating back to the time of Lord Krishna. It is situated at the heart of the city. People from all walk of life and from different parts of India visit this temple. The Navaratri Festival , which falls just before Dasara festival, is celebrated by the temple authorities with vivacity & Accord. During these nine days various cultural and religious programs are arranged. A Big mela is held on this occasion which is visited by people and it is grandly celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Shri Ekvira Devi Temple
This temple was built in the year 1660. Tourists and devotees throng this temple during the festival of Navratri. The Goddess enshrined here is believed to be an incarnation of the Shakti.
This temple has become a famous tourist attraction because of the Janmashtami fair organized here every year.
Melghat Tiger Reserve
This reserve lies in the Satpura ranges in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. It is a popular tourist attraction.
Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary is also popular among tourists. It is known for its coffee plantation, deep valleys, trees and greenery.
Gugamal National Park
This is a prominent place for witnessing wildlife. Tourists can spot various animals like wild boar, panther, sloth bear and sambar here.
HOW TO VISIT?
The nearest airport from Amravati is that of Nagpur(190 Km from the former).
The nearest railway station is Badnera/Amravati. Badnera falls on the Mumbai-Kolkata main line and forms the terminus of the branch line of Central Railway.
Amravati is well connected with other towns and cities within the state as well as those in the neighboring states with a good network of roads.
WHEN TO VISIT?
The cool breezy climate makes it an excellent place to relax in summer. Best Time to visit Amravati is from October to June.