Amravati About this sound pronunciation is a city in the state of Maharashtra
. It is the seventh most populous metropolitan area in Maharashtra. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Amravati district. Among the historical landmarks in the city are the temples of Amba
, Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara.
Amravati is also the headquarters of the "Amravati Division" which is one of the six divisions of the state of Maharashtra (Amravati and Nagpur
divisions together form Vidarbha
region). Apart from Amravati district itself, following four districts also come under Amravati Division: Akola
.Amravati Municipal Corporation, established in 1983, is the first Municipal Corporation in India, which has introduced privatization of octroi.
Culture and Religion
The Temple of Goddess Amba is an example of religious architecture in the Vidharbha Region. There's a legend that when Lord Krishna ran away with Goddess Rukhamini from her wedding ceremony, he used a tunnel laying from Ambadevi temple to Koundinyapur (another spiritual place near Amravati). This tunnel is still in existence but is now closed. Many research teams over the years have tried to estimate the length of the tunnel but their efforts have been in vain.
: Two wheelers and city buses run by the Amravati Municipal Corporation are the major forms of transport within the city. Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are also popular. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) provides transport services for intercity and interstate travel.Many private operators also ply on the highly traveled Amravati – Pune
and Amravati – Indore route.The NH6, which runs from Hazira (Surat) to Kolkata, passes through Amravati.
Amravati is situated on the branch line from Badnera on Bhusawal
– Nagpur section of Mumbai
(CSTM) – Howrah main railway line of Central Railways.