Shri Ekviradevi Temple
Gugarnal National Park
Melghat Tiger Reserve
Shri Ambadevi Temple
Wan Wildlife Sanctuary
Welcome to Amravati,
Amravati (also known as Amaravati, Amrawati or Amraoti) is a city in the state of Maharashtra, India. Among the historical landmarks in the city are the temples of Goddess Amba, Lord Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara. The district consists of six sub-divisions, which are further divided into 14 talukas.
The Wardha River forms the eastern boundary of the district, and the eastern portion of the district lies within its watershed. The Purna River drains the southwestern portion of the district, while the northwest is drained by the Tapti River.
Amaravati is also famous for the "Hill Station - Chikhaldara". The real calm and peace reside here.
This temple is located on Amaravati Badnera road, where beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are placed, Shri Sant Bappa idol is also placed and behind this temple a small park is also maintained for the children's.
Tourist attractions are Museums, Waterfall, Dharkhura, Bakadari,Muktagiri.
There are two musiam at chikhaldara area, one of them is at Maharashtra Forest Rainger's College, Chikhaldara. The sample of wild animals and plants are also available to see. One of the rare 'focils' is also available. Dharkhura has large waterfall and cascade during rainy season's. Howevere access is dificult and one has to walk 5kms from village Chota Barhanpur.
The Gavilgarh hill in Maharashtra is a high ridge running east-west which has its highest point at Vairat and forms the south-western boundary of the Melghat Sanctuary, which is located there. A prime habitat of the tiger, the Melghat area was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1974. The forest is tropical dry deciduous in nature, dominated by Teak Tectona Grandis. The Reserve is a catchment area for five major rivers: Khandu, Khapra, Sipna, Gadga and Dolar, all of which are tributaries of the River Tapti and the core reserve area at the Melghat Reserve is called the Gugarnal National Park. Melghat Sanctuary is the prime Biodiversity repository of the state.
A wide array of flora and fauna crowd the Melghat Sanctuary, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Apart from Teak Tectona Grandis, other species of trees are Lagerstroemia Parviflora, Emblica Officinalis, Terminalia Tomentosa and Anogeissus Latifolia. The primary animals around the reserve are the tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, jackal, sambar, gaur, barking deer, nilgai, chital, flying squirrel, wild boar, langur, Rhesus monkey, porcupine, pangolin, among several others.
Melghat means 'meeting of the ghats' which is just what the area is, a large tract of unending hills and ravines scarred by jagged cliffs and steep climbs. The exquisite hill forests, thick undergrowth and moss-covered trees underscore its virgin confines. It lies at the northern extreme of the Amravati District on the border of Madhya Pradesh, in the southwestern Satpura mountain ranges. If its tigers were not so famous, Melghat might best be known as a 'raptor' or eagle sanctuary! It is, in any event, a birdwatcher's dream come true.
Remember too, that though you may not easily see them, this forest is part of one of India's most vital tiger breeding habitats. As a whole Melghat encompasses an area of 1,676.93 sq. km. which includes the 788.75 sq. km. Melghat Sanctuary and the 361.28 sq. km. Gugarnal National Park in the Vidharba region of Maharashtra. The rest of the buffer zone includes 526.90 sq. km. of reserve forest. Located in the catchment area of the River Tapti, Melghat, a water harvesting forest, supplies 30 per cent of all the fresh water available to the people living in the vicinity.
Amaravati was once surrounded by four gates: Jawahar Gate, Kholapuri Gate, Nagpuri Gate and Amba Gate. The jewellery market (also known as Sarafa Bazaar) is located inside Jawahar Gate.
Bakadari and Kalalkund is a high waterfall. This magnificient waterfall can be reached from Aadnadi along the mandatory string about five kilometers.
Muktagiri is Jain religious place which falls in M.P. but it is just 7kms. from paratwada. The 52 small temples constructed on the high slopes connected by stairs with the magnificient waterfall providing background to the entire landscape is the major attraction during Monsoon.
Shri Ambadevi Temple is situated at the heart of the city at Gandhi Square. It is a very old temple and can find it's mention in the old gazetteers. 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 people and the temple authorities with gaiety and Harmony. During these nine days various cultural and religious programs are arranged. Big mela is held on this occasion which is visited by people from all walk of life with same enthusiasm.
Shri Ekvira Devi Temple is situated in the vicinity of Amba devi Temple. This Temple is just a few steps away from Amba devi Temple. This is a very old Temple. It was built around the year 1660 by the great son of Amaravati Paramhans Shri Janardan Swami. Devi (Godess) is a incarnation of Shakti, during the Navaratri festival the celebration are not separate, everybody who visit Shri Amba Devi also visit Shri Ekvira devi Temple. Ample number of good quality staying facilities are available in various Hotels nearby.
Satidham Temple is situated in the heart of the city at Rallies Plot. There are beautiful idols of Lord Krishna-Radha, Lord Ram and Goddess Sita, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and Rani Satiji placed within the temple. Every year a fair is arranged on the occasion of Janmashthami, which is attended by large number of devotees.
Located in Melghat area of Amaravati District in Maharashtra, Wan Wildlife Sanctuary is an extension of Melghat Sanctuary. Vegetation consists of dry deciduous forests, the area is rich in tigers, leopards, hyena, wild dogs, bison, sambar deer, barking deer and wild boar. The best time to visit is October to February.
- Koudanyapur : Birth Place of Rukmini.
- In Anjangaon Surji : Bettle Leave Farming, Shahanur Dam, Vitthal Mandeer, Deonath Math, Simbhora Dam etc.