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Amravati City Travel Guide

Amravati Maharashtra: Amravati city is situated in the east of Maharashtra state, 340 m above from the sea level. Surrounded by Pohara & Chirodi hills in the east and Maltekdi inside the city. It is the main centre of west Vidarbha and located on the Mumbai-Kolkatta high way.

The ancient name of Amravati was "Udumbravati", prakrut form of this is "Umbravati" and "Amravati". The mispronunciation form of this is Amravati and now Amravati is known with the same.

It was due to the presence of ample number of Audumber trees in the region. The name was further abbreviated as Umbravati, Umravati & Amravati.

Ambadevi Temple, Shri Ekvira Devi Temple, Satidham Temple, Shri Bhakti Dham Temple, Chatri Talao, Wadali Talao, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Wan Sanctuary, Chikhaldara, etc are the Places to visit in Amravati.

Amravati serves as the administrative center of Amravati District and of Amravati Division. The town is located near the passes through the hills that separate the cotton-growing regions of the Purna basin to the West and the Wardha basin to the East.

Amravati meaning "abode of immortals" may be traced with the association of Lord Krishna is visited by a large number of tourists on a yearly basis. One of the main reasons they come here is to pray to Goddess Ambadevi and seek her blessings, making the city a popular pilgrim destination. Apart from that, the city is also visited by many people who come to Maharashtra on a holiday tour.

Popular for its scenic attractions, Amravati is known for its extreme climates with hot summers and cold winters. The city, which is also an important centre for the cotton belt, has developed at a rapid pace. It has also emerged as a major educational hub in recent times, with many engineering and technical institutes.

Nagpur is 155 kms.

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How to reach Amravati from Mumbai by rail... added by   Manmohan Mehra on Aug 19 2012
How to reach Amravati from Mumbai by rail... added by   Manmohan Mehra on Aug 19 2012
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