About District

Amravati district is steeped in mythology and fables with references in the great Hindu epic Mahabharat. Rukmini, Lord Krishna's wife, is believed to be the daughter of the king of Kundinpur (currently known as Kaundinyapur). It is said that Lord Krishna kidnapped Rukmini while she was praying at the temple of Amba Devi.

The name Amravati is known to have adopted from Krishna's other name, Amar.

Amravati has seen many rulers from Maurya to Gond to Moguls to Marathas and then the British. Until 1853, Amravati was controlled by the Moguls before getting into the hands of the British. In the restructuring of 1956, Amravati, which was then a part of Madhya Pradesh, became part of the Bombay province. On 1st May, 1960, Amravati became an independent district at the time of formation of the State of Maharashtra.

Today, Amravati is a prominent district in the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra State (Andhra Pradesh State also has a district by the name of Amravati).

Topography

Amravati district is located in the Vidarbha region on the north eastern side of the Maharashtra. It is bound by the Khandwa and Betul districts of Madhya Pradesh State on the north and by the Maharashtra districts of

  • Nagpur on the northeast
  • Wardha on the east
  • Yavatmal on the south
  • Washim on the southwest
  • Akola and Buldhana districts on the west

The global location of the district extends between 21046' to 20032' north latitude and 78027' to 76037' east longitude.

Rivers and Dams

Large rivers like Purna, Wardha, Tapi, Sipna and smaller rivers like Kapra, Gadga, Chudaman and Kholat flow through the district. Wardha River marks the eastern boundary of the district and Tapi River its northern boundary. The Shahanur dam, built on the Shahanur River is situated in the Anjangaon-Surji taluka while the Chandrabhaga dam on River Chandrabhaga is situated in the Achalpur taluka near Bopapur.

Tourist Places

Chikhaldara

Chikhaldara is much visited hill station in this district.

Melghat Tiger Reserve

Melghat Tiger Reserve is located on southern offshoot of the Satpura Hill Range in Central India, called Gavilgarh hill in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Gurukunj Ashram at Mozari

About 32 kilometres from the city center, this ashram is formed by saint Tukadoji Maharaj after he was released from jail.

Kaundinyapur

Kaundinyapur is the capital of the Vidarbha Kingdom mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is believed that Krishna rested here for a while and drank water from the Wardha River(the present name of the River Vardayini).

The ancient name of Amravati is "Udumbravati", prakrut form of this is "Umbravati" and "Amravati" is known for many centuries with this name.

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