The bustling town of Amravati town lies in the Amravati district in Maharashtra. With an urban sprawl home to several temples, the outskirts of the town are lush with jungles, rivers, waterfalls and, amidst it all, a tiger reserve home to several of these majestic beasts
Amravati is believed to have been named after the ancient Ambadevi temple situated here. In fact, the city is mentioned on a stone inscription at the base of the statue of a Jain deity almost a thousand years old. Dedicated to Amba Devi (Goddess of Shakti), legend has it that Lord Krishna married Rukmini after abducting her from this very temple when she came to pray. Witness the colorful and enthusiastic celebration of the Navratri Festival near the temple each year with various cultural and religious programs arranged by the temple and local authorities. A huge fair is also held nearby that sees throngs of people from near and far.With Amravati as base, nature buffs can have a gala time exploring the wealth of nature’s bounty in this region. Head to the Melghat Tiger Sancturay, set amongst the Satpura Hills, to catch a glimpse of one of its 82 resident tigers. The area also abounds in other wildlife such as wild boar, sloth bears, sambar, leopards and wild dogs. Semadoh, located close to the sanctuary’s core area, is a tiny village set on the banks of the Sipna River. Rough it out in the government-run forest jungle camp and get a feel of the place or use it as a base to visit the surrounding tiger reserve. The Semadoh Lake is located some distance away and is a great place to indulge in some boating. Enjoy spectacular views from Panchbol Point and Sunset Point that lie within driving distance from Semadoh.Head to beautiful Chikhaldhara for a taste of the Vidarbha region’s only hill station, which is also believed to be the spot where Bheema killed the evil Keechaka in the Mahabharata. The hill station and its surrounding areas are famous for sightings of tigers, wild boars, panthers, wild dogs and sloth bears. Many vantage points, such as the Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point offer dramatic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Other places of interest include the Narnala Fort, the Gavilgarh Fort and the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, all within close proximity to Amravati and Chikhaldhara.Within the city, an efficient bus service is run by the Amravati Municipal Corporation. Private auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are also available for traversing short distances. You can also book a cab for a more comfortable journey while in Amravati. The government has also introduced the Women's Special City Bus in Amravati, which is a first in the Vidarbha region.Summers can be particularly brutal in the interiors of Maharashtra. Avoid visiting during peak summer season.Do be alert and aware of your surroundings and belongings at crowded places such as temples and fairs
Amravati is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Nagpur at a distance of 135kms.
You can easily get regular trains to Amravati from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Amravati