Amravati is the administrative headquarters of Amravati district. It is one of the populous metropolitans in Maharashtra. The district is famous for historical temples. Amravati Municipal Corporation was established in 1983 and is the first Municipal Corporation in India which introduced privatisation of octroi. The climatic conditions of Amravati are good with dry summers and pleasant winters. The major cultivation in this part is Chilli pepper, other regions here are famous for the cultivation of beetel leaves, oranges and bananas.

History of Amravati

The place was earlier called as Umbravati. The name was changed to Amravati in respect to the Ambadevi temple. Amravati was a part of Berar province which was given to the British East India Company under a treaty with the Nizam of Hyderabad. Under the East India Company, two divisions of the province were formed which was North Berar district and East Berar district. It was in 1905 that the whole province was brought together as a district under Amravati.  Amravati district became a part of Bombay in 1956.

Amravati has been listed among the backward districts in Maharashtra in 2006 and is receiving backward regions funds to upgrade the economy of the district.

The Major Attraction in Amravati

The major towns in Amravati district are Achalpur, Anjangaon, Ambada, Warud, Morshi etc. Some of the major tourist attractions are listed below.

Melghat Tiger Reserve

This is one of the last tiger habitats of Indian tiger in Maharashtra. Melghat Tiger reserve is situated in the Chikhaldara and Dharni tehsils.

Ambadevi Temple

Ambadevi temple is one of the oldest and famous temples in Amravati which is located at the centre of Amravati city. The temple is famous as an architectural marvel. As per the legends it is said that Lord Krishna eloped with Rukmani Devi from this temple and married her.

Wan Sanctuary

Wan sanctuary is an extension of Melghat tiger reserve in Amravati. This beautiful place is rich with vibrant flora and fauna and is located 1118 metres above sea level. The place is great for adventurous trips with lakes and waterfalls.

Wadali Talao

This place is located 8 km from the Amravati camp on the Chandur railway road which was built for fresh water supply to Amravati camp. The place has beautiful landscaped gardens with a zoo. The place is ideal for boating.

Shopping in Amravati

One can find all the major retailers and lifestyle brands are here in Amravati.

Best Time to Visit Amravati

Generally, Amravati experiences a topical climatic condition. The summers are normally hot and dry which is between March and June. The winters are during the months of November to March which are mild and pleasant. Hence, it is the best time to visit Amravati. The monsoon season is from July to October and Amravati receives moderate rainfall.

How to Reach

By Road

Amravati has good roads and there is an efficient road transport system run by Amravati Municipal Corporation. Regular bus services are provided to Amravati by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to different cities like Nagpur, Pune, Nanded, Mumbai, Akola, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Indore and more. The national highway 6 runs through Amravati which runs from Surat to Kolkata.

By Train

Amravati railway station is located on Nagpur-Bhusawal section of the central railway. There are trains to Amravati from major railway stations.

By Air

Amravati Airport is situated at the Belora at about 15 km and is the nearest airport to Amravati.

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