amravati Travel Guide

Welcome to Amravati

Amravati,The Religious City Of Maharashtra 

Introduction 
Amravati is a city which is situated in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of the Amravati district. It is also the headquarters of the Amravati Division which is one of the six divisions of the state. Being a religious place, the city is famous for its pilgrimage sites and heritage buildings. It is the seventh most populated city of the state and has got an extensive industrial infrastructure. Agriculture and related activity is the main livelihood of the people here. Amravati is also emerging as an industrial centre with cotton mills being the most important industry. Amravati also holds a good place in Maharashtra when it comes to culture and literature. Some of the great personalities in the field of arts and literature were born here namely Suresh Bhat (Ghazal Samrat) and are Gopal Nilkanth Dandekar.

History 
Udumbaravati is the ancient name of Amravati. It was due to the presence of a large number of Audumber trees in the region. Umbravati, Umravati & Amravati are derivatives of Udumbaravati. The city grew rapidly at the end of the 18th century due to growth in businesses. It is said that Amravati is named for its ancient Ambadevi temple. A mention of Amravati can be found on a stone inscription on the base of the marble statue of God Adinath (Jain God) Rhishabhnath. Apart from this, Amravati, in Sanskrit, literally means abode of immortals. Amravati was the capital of Berar, which was part of present-day Vidharbha. Berar was part of the Mauryan emperorAshokas empire. In 1833, Berar was handed over to the British East India Company. It was divided into two districts, South Berar or Balaghat and North Berar. In 1956, due to the reorganisation of the states, Amravati was transferred from Madhya Pradesh to Bombay state. Later in 1960, with the creation of Maharashtra, Amravati became one of its districts.

Tourism 
Amravati is an ancient historical and religious place of Maharashtra. There are many forts, temples, gardens, museums and chruches in Amravati. It is well connected with the major cities of the country through air, rail and road. There are many places to visit in Amravati are Ambadevi Temple, Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary, Santoshi Mata Mandir, Sridham temple, Hurricane Point, Melghat Tiger Reserve and many more. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places to visit 

Ambadevi Temple
Ambadevi Temple is one of the most famous temple located in Amravati. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ambadevi. It is believed that Shri Krishna abducted Rukmini, from this temple, and married her. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees during the pious Hindu festival of Navratri.

Sridham Temple
Sridham Temple is famous for the annual fair that is organized every year on the occasion of Janmashtami. The temple houses beautiful idols of Lords Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Rama among other Hindu deities.

Melghat Tiger Reserve
Melghat Tiger Reserve is a most famous tourist attraction in Amravati. It speards over an area of 1600 sq. Kms. The reserve has around 75 Tigers, 23 species of Fish, 150 species of snakes and reptiles, over 250 species of birds and 40 species of mammals. The reserve is full of deciduous forests and also houses many varieties of herbs, shrubs, climbers and grass.

Wadali Talao
Wadali Talao is one of the best place for kids. It is situated 3 kms away from the Amaravati Camp on Chandur Railway Road. It was built for clean and fresh water supply to Amravati Camp. There is also a small garden with a zoo here.

Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary
Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary is a most visited place in Amravati. It is also known as Wan Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Melghat area. It is a part as well as an extension of the Melghat Tiger Reserve located in the south-east direction. Wild boar, panther, sloth bear and sambar are some of the animals that can be spotted in the sanctuary.

Area 12,235 kmĀ²
Population 2887826
Language Hindi, Marathi
Pin Code 444601

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