Amravati district

Amravati District is a District of Maharashtra state in central India. Amravati is the administrative headquarters of the district.

The district is situated between 20°32' and 21°46' north latitudes and 76°37' and 78°27' east longitudes. The district occupies an area of 12,235 km². The district is bounded by Betul District of Madhya Pradesh state to the north, and by the Maharashtra districts of Nagpur to the northeast, Chindwara district of Madhya Pradesh to the northeast Wardha to the east, Yavatmal to the south, Washim to the southwest, and Akola and Buldhana districts to the west.

Amravati district
District of Maharashtra
A road in the Amravati district headquarters
A road in the Amravati district headquarters
Location of Amravati district
Coordinates: 20°56′N 77°45′E / 20.93°N 77.75°ECoordinates: 20°56′N 77°45′E / 20.93°N 77.75°E
Country India
 • Total12,235 km2 (4,724 sq mi)
 • Total28,87,826
 • Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMH-27 (Amravati District)


In 1853, the present-day territory of Amravati district as a part of Berar Province was assigned to the British East India Company, following a treaty with the Nizam of Hyderabad. After the Company took over the administration of the province, it was divided into two districts. The present-day territory of the district became part of North Berar district, with headquarters at Buldhana. Later, the province was reconstituted and the territory of the present district became part of East Berar district, with headquarters at Amravati. In 1864, Yavatmal District (initially known as Southeast Berar district and later Wun district) was separated. In 1867, Ellichpur District was separated but in August, 1905, when the whole province was reorganized into six districts, it was again merged into the district. In 1903, it became part of the newly constituted province of Central Provinces and Berar. In 1956, Amravati district became part of Bombay State and after its bifurcation in 1960, it became part of Maharashtra state.[1][2]


The climate is tropical and most people wear cotton clothes. In summer temperatures can go up to higher than 47 °C (117 °F).


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Amravati one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


Amravati is the main growing region for the cotton and 'Tur' in ChandurRly,Dhamangaon, Tiosa,NandgaonKh.,Achalpur particularly. Ellachipur Sanman Chili pepper.[4] Anjangaon Surji and Achalpur are known for growing betel leaves, piper longum, orange and banana. Warud, Morshi, Chandur bazar and Achalpur are known for growing Nagpuri oranges. Soyabean has become a popular kharip crop.


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. Other important rivers are Shahanoor and Chandrabhaga.*Musali and Cherry are successfully introduced and cultivated now in Chikhaldara Hills.

The Purna rises near Bhainsdehi in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh in the Satpudas. After flowing for about 50 km in a general southerly and south-easterly direction enters the district. It travels across the district in a south-westerly direction dividing it into two halves, first through the Achalpur taluka and then along the boundary between the Amravati and Daryapur talukas. Finally, it turns due westwards forming the boundary of the district and continues further to join the Tapti near Muktainagar in Jalgaon district. The only significant left bank tributary of the Purna is the Pedhi. The first of the principal right bank tributaries is the Arna. The next is a small river known as the Bodi. The next tributary, the Chandrabhaga is a very important one, flowing in a general south-westerly direction to join the Purna. The principal right bank affluent of the Chandrabhaga is the Bhuleshwari. The westernmost tributary of the Purna of some significance within the district is the Shahanur, with its tributary, the Bordi.[5]

The following are some of the other rivers in Amravati District, with their tributaries.

  • Burshi River
  • Surkhi River
  • Tigria River
  • Khandu River
  • Khapra River
  • Sangiya River
  • Gadaga River
  • Vaan River
  • Wardha River
  • Vidarbha River
  • Bor River
  • Pak Nala
  • Maru River
  • Narha River
  • Chargar River
  • Shahanoor River *Bembala


The district consists of six sub-divisions, which are further divided into 14 talukas. Amravati sub-division is divided into three talukas: Amravati, Bhatukali and Nandgaon Khandeshwar. Daryapur sub-division is further divided into two talukas: Anjangaon and Daryapur. Achalpur sub-division also consists of two talukas: Achalpur and Chandur Bazar. Morshi sub-division has also two talukas: Morshi and Warud. Dharni sub-division is also divided into two talukas: Dharni and Chikhaldara. Finally, Chandur (Railway) sub-division is divided into three taulkas: Chandur (Railway), Tiosa and Dhamangaon.[6]

There are eight Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. Six of these, Badnera, Amravati, Teosa, Anjangaon-Daryapur (SC), Melghat (ST) and Achalpur, are part of Amravati Lok Sabha constituency. The other two constituencies, Dhamangaon Railway and Morshi, are part of Wardha Lok Sabha constituency.[7]

Major towns

Major towns include Achalpur, Paratwada, Anjangaon, Chandur railway, Dhamangaon Railway, Hiwarkhed, Chikhaldara, Kholapur, Warud, Ambada, Morshi, Shendurjana Ghat, Chandurbazar, Daryapur, Nandgaon Khandeshwar, Dharni, Tivasa,badnera and Ashtgaon.


According to the 2011 census Amravati district has a population of 2,887,826,[8] roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica[9] or the US state of Arkansas.[10] This gives it a ranking of 131st in India (out of a total of 640).[8] The district has a population density of 237 inhabitants per square kilometre (610/sq mi) .[8] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 10.77%.[8] Amravati has a sex ratio of 947 females for every 1000 males,[8] and a literacy rate of 88.23%.[8]


Marathi is the official and the most spoken language in the district. The dialect spoken here is called Varhadi dialect. Deccani Urdu is also prominent among the Muslim community. Korku and Gondi languages are also spoken by a significant number of people. [11]


Important railway stations are Badnera Junction and Amravati Main Terminal under Bhusawal-Badnera Section of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway. The other stations under meter gauge are Wan Road Dhulghat and Dabka. These are under Purna - Khandwa section of South Central Railway. The stations under narrow gauge are Achalpur, Anjangaon Surji and Daryapur under Narrow Gauge Branch lines viz Murtajapur-Achalpur of Bhusawal Division of Central Railway.

Amravati - Narkhed line has been ready since January 2014. Railways are now available to travel from Narkhed to Bhusaval. Warud's railway station has been given the name Warud Orange City because it is the biggest exporter of oranges from all over India.

The Amravati - Chandur Bajar - Morshi - Warud Orange City - Narkher railway track is electrified.

Due to this Amravati - Narkher railway line ; Railway network in Amravati district become strong. It serves three talukas and some villages also have station so people travel via railway towards Amravati, Akola, Bhusawal, Nashik and Mumbai.

Amravati Airport is located at Belora, 15 kilometres south of Amravati city on NH-6 towards Akola.

Prominent persons

Places of interest

  • Borgaon Dori is a well known pilgrimage village near south west from paratwada, on the banks of Saapan river previously known as Wardha river, Maharashtra, India.The temple of Lord Shiva attracts about a million Hindu pilgrims during the major yātrā (pilgrimages) in the month of jan to feb the comety of priti sangam situated at borgaon dori.
  • Melghat Tiger Reserve, of Project Tiger
  • Chikhaldara Hill Station is 85 km from Amravati via Paratwada
  • Gugarnal National Park
  • Wan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gawilgarh Fort
  • Ambadevi temple - historic and ancient place to visit, related to 'Rukhminiharan' by Lord Krishna.
  • Manjarkhed Kasba - historic and ancient place to visit, Temple tirth kshetra Shree pataleshwar= gupteshwar deosthan
  • Savanga Vithoba, Awadhut Maharaj Temple
  • Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal (HVPM) Institute - India's biggest sport institute
  • Koudanyapur birthplace of Rukmini, Koundanyapur
  • Shahanur Dam, Anjangaon Surji
  • Simbhora Dam(upper wardha dam), Morshi
  • Salbardi pilgrimage of Lord Shiva, Morshi and religious place Swami Chakradhar
  • Vedhapur pilgrimage of Lord Hanuman-ji, Warud
  • Musalkheda pilgrimage of Saint Yashwant Maharaj, Warud
  • The Leprosy Mission Community Hospital, Kothara, Paratwada
  • Bahiram Fare in December–February, Paratwada
  • Dharkhora Waterfall, Paratwada
  • Bakadari Waterfall, Paratwada
  • Riddhpur, Kashi of Mahanubhav Panth. *Dattaziri and Ashtamahasiddhi Temple, Paratwada
  • Haud Katora, Achalpur-Paratwada
  • Chandrabhaga Dam, Paratwada
  • Vazzar Dam, Paratwada
  • Shah Dulha Rehman Gazi Dargha, Achalpur-Paratwada
  • Gayatri Temple, Paratwada
  • Muktagiri Temple, Paratwada
  • Deonath Math, Anjangaon Surji
  • Ekveera Temple, Murha, Anjangaon Surji
  • Vitthal Mandeer, Anjangaon Surji
  • Bettle leaf farming, Anjangaon Surji
  • Saint Gulab Baba Ashram, Takarkheda, Anjangaon Surji
  • Khandeshwar Bhagawan Temple, Nandgaon Khandeshwar
  • Mozari Gurukunj is 35 km from Amravati city on Amravati- Nagpur National Highway No. 6. It is famous for Mahasamadhi (tomb) of great Sant (national reformer) Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj. Many people come to Mozari throughout year to attend various programs which are being organized to bring constructive changes in the society.
  • Gulabrao maharaj Mandir, Chandur Bazar
  • Khandeshwar Temple (Hemadpanthi temple of Lord Shiva at Nandgaon Khandeshwar)
  • Changapur (famous Hanuman Temple)
  • Vaygaon (famous Ganesh Temple mnetioned in Ganeshpurana)
  • Rinmochan(pligrim )
  • Bhiltek (pilgrim)
  • Jahangirpur (famous Hanuman Temple)*Gawilgada-a historic fort at Chikhaldara
  • Usmaniya Masjid (famous mosque constructed by Nizam Of Hydrbad; a copy of Jama Masjid of Delhi)
  • Shri Kartik Swami Rath Yatra, Shirajgaon Kasba,Chandur Bazar,Amravati
  • Tapovan-Ashram for lepers providing living with self esteem & employing their skills and hard work, established by Dajisaheb Patwardhan. ]]

Education in Amravati district

Engineering colleges

  • Dhamangaon Education Society's College of Engineering & Technology, Dhamangaon Rly.
  • Government College of Engineering, Amravati
  • P. R. Patil Group of Educational Institutes
  • Sipna Shikshan Prasarak Mandals College of Engineering Amravati
  • Prof.Ram Meghe Institute of Technology and Research, Badnera
  • Prof.Ram Meghe College of Engineering and Management, Badnera
  • HVPM College Of Engineering, Amravati
  • Dr. Rajendra Gode Institute of Technology & Research, Amravati (formerly known as IBSS College of Engineering, Amravati)
  • GH. Raisoni College of Engineering, Amravati
  • Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon (SSGMCE, Shegaon)
  • Babasaheb Naik College of Engineering, Pusad
  • Shri Dadasaheb Gawai Charitable Trusts Dr Smt Kamaltai Gawai Institute of Engineering and Technology, Amravati
  • College of Engineering and Technology, Akola

Polytechnic college

  • Government Polytechnic Amravati
  • N.P.T.N. Paratwada-Semi Autonomous Institute
  • Panjabrao Deshmukh Polytechnic Shivaji Nagar, Amravati
  • Dr. Rajendra Gode Polytechnic Amravati
  • P. R. Pote (Patil) Polytechnic Amravati
  • Shree shivaji education society's Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Polytechnic Amravati
  • Dr. Ram Meghe Polytechnic Amravati
  • G. H. Raisoni Polytechnic, Amravati
  • B.J.E.S's Amravati Polytechnic Bhankheda
  • Kirti Polytechnic, Uttam Nagar, Amravati
  • V. Y. W. S. Polytechnic, Badnera[12]

Other colleges

  • Gotkhade Education societies

Tilak Maharashtra Vidhyapith, Pune - Study Center Amravati

  • Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jog Chouk, Amravati
  • Indira Meghe Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Amravati
  • Shri. Ramkrishna Krida Vidhyalaya and College
  • Bhartiya Mahavidhyalaya, Amravati
  • Govt. Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities (GVISH) (formerly Vidarbha Maha Vidhyalaya (VMV))
  • Shri Shivaji Science and Arts College
  • Manbai Gujarati Junior College, Ambapeth, Rajkamal, Amravati
  • Brijlal BIyani Science College
  • G. S. Tompe Arts, Commerce & Science College, Chandur-Bazar
  • Rural Institute, Amravati
  • Vidyabharati Mahavidyalaya, C.K. Naidu Road Camp, Amravati
  • Shri. Shivaji College of Agriculture Biotechnology
  • STK Gujarati Junior College, Ambapeth, Amravati
  • Government College of Pharmacy, Katora Naka, Amravati
  • Dr Gopalrao Khedkar Mahavidyalaya Khed
  • Bar. Ramrao Deshmukh Arts, Smt. Indiraji Kapadiya Commerce And Nyaymurthi Krishnarao Deshmukh Science College, Badnera
  • Vinayak Vidyamandir, Chhatri Talao, Amravati
  • N.A.D.College, Chandur Bazar
  • Degree College of Physical Education
  • shri shivaji college of agriculture, Amravati
  • Maharashtra Tantra Shikshan Vidyalaya (Mahatantra), Prashant Nagar, Amravati
  • Maharashtra Vyavasay Prashikshan Kendra, Bhambora, Taluka-Morshi Dist. Amravati
  • Maharashtra Tantra Shikshan Vidyalaya, Yawakar Wadi Warud enter - Mahesh Nagar
  • Y.D.V. D. Arts and Commerce College Teosa Dist. Amravati
  • Urdu Saifee Jubilee Junior College, Paradise Colony, Walgaon Road, Amravati 444601[13]

Medical colleges

  • Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College
  • Takhatmal Shrivallabh Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
  • V.Y.W.S Dental College & Hospital
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Neheru Memorial Institute of Homeopathic Medical Sciences
  • Vidarbha Ayurveda College, H.V.P.M., Amravati

Other institutions

  • Anmol Computer Institute Gopal Nagar Amravati
  • Search Project Training Institute, Rathi Nagar, Amravati
  • Shree E Seva Kendra, Gopal Nagar Amravati

Folk arts

  • Dandar
  • Powada
  • Bhajan
  • Keertan
  • Kakada (Kakad aarti with Bhakti-feri in villages during winters)
  • Korku dance
  • Holi of Korku's

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteers of the Bombay Presidency-Amraoti district-History and Archaeology". Amravati district website. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  2. ^ "Amravati District Gazetteer-General Introduction". Amravati district website. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Indian Chilli Varieties". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Amravati District Gazetteer-General-Rivers". Amravati district website. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  6. ^ "About Amravati District". Amravati district website. Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Districtwise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  9. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est
  10. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Arkansas 2,915,918
  11. ^ "Language and mother tongue: Census 2011, District level data". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010.
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Achalpur, formerly known as Ellichpur and Illychpur, is a city and a municipal council in Amravati District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the second most populous city in Amravati District after Amravati and seventh most populous city in Vidarbha. It has a twin city known as Paratwada.

Akola district

Akola is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city of Akola is the district headquarters. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati Division, which was the former British Raj Berar Province.

Area of the district is 5,431 km². It is bounded on the north by Amravati District, to the east by Amravati District and by Washim District, to the south by Washim District, and to the west by Buldhana District. Washim was earlier a part of Akola till 1999.


Amravati (pronunciation ) is a city in the state of Maharashtra, India. Amravati is the 2nd largest and most populous city of Vidarbha after Nagpur. It is also known as Cultural Capital of Vidarbha because of its education facilities and cultural heritage. It is the administrative headquarters of the Amravati district. It is also the headquarters of the "Amravati Division" which is one of the six divisions of the state. Among the historical landmarks in the city are the temples of Shree Ambadevi, Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara Swamy.

The city is famous for Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, one of the largest sports complexes in India, is famous for its facility for different kinds of sports.

Amravati (Lok Sabha constituency)

Amravati Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Maharashtra state in western India.

Amravati railway station

Amravati railway station serves Amravati in Amravati district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is linked to Badnera railway station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. This is a Terminal Station. Train for Mumbai, Pune, Tirupati, Jabalpur, Surat, Nagpur originates from Amravati. It is one of the three railway stations of Amravati city.


Badnera is a town in Amravati district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Badnera Junction railway station

Badnera railway station serves Badnera, an area in Amravati city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a junction station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. There is a broad gauge line to Narkhed. Today, Badnera is a part of Amravati Municipal Corporation. City buses are also available from this Railway station to many area of Amravati city. This is one of major junctions on the Mumbai Howrah Railway Line. Badnera is crew change point for all goods Trains plying Bhusaval Nagpur Line addition to that some Express Trains gets crew change here as well. Badnera is last station of Bhusaval Division of Central Railway so, many express trains get slack time here so reached Badnera Right time. There is one Branch line for Amravati which is for 9 km one of shortest branch lines in India. Badnera, New Amravati Railway station are in Amravati Municipal Corporation, so connected well with Amravati city. Trains starting from Amravati to Nagpur does not touch Badnera due Chord line which eliminates Reversal at Badnera.51262 Wardha Amravati Passenger halt here for 110minutes, 51198 Wardha Bhusaval Passenger halt here for 85 min which is very rare in Indian Railways in terms of halt time.

Chandrabhaga River (Purna River)

Chandrabhaga is one of the major rivers in Amravati district of Maharashtra. As a tributary of the Purna, it forms a part of the Tapti-Purna river system.

The main stream of the river rises down the Vairat Plateau in the Chikhaldara hills and takes an eastward course draining the south slopes of Chikhaldara and Gawilgarh plateaus. dam is built on the river as it comes out of the valley. The river takes a more southward turn from the dam and passes through the town of Daryapur before it meets with river Purna on the border of Amravati and Akola district. Bhuleshwari is a chief tributary of Chandrabhaga that meets it before Daryapur. Sapan and Bichan rivers flowing through Achalpur and Paratwada are other affluent streams.


Gawilghur (also Gawilgarh or Gawilgad) was a well-fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire north of the Deccan Plateau, in the vicinity of Melghat Tiger Reserve, Amravati District, Maharashtra. It was successfully assaulted by an Anglo-Indian force commanded by Arthur Wellesley on 15 December 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. The campaign to take Gawilghur forms the background of the novel Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell, the third in a series of books covering the hero's time in the British army in India during the Napoleonic era.

Gugamal National Park

Gugamal National Park has an area of 1673.93 square kilometers. Built in 22 february 1974, this park is located in [Chikhaldara]] and Dharni Tehsils of Amravati District, Maharashtra, India. It is part of Melghat Tiger Reserve.


The forest in rugged and hilly area of Melghat is typical Southern dry deciduous forest. This consist mainly of Tectona grandis, Ain, Tiwas, Aola, Lendia, Dhawada, Kusum are the important tree species. Bamboo is widely spread in the forests. Some orchids and strobilanthes in the upper hills. The area is rich in medicinal plants.


The area is rich in wild mammals including Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear, Ussuri dhole, Indian jackal, striped hyena, chausinga, sambar (largest Deer on earth) gaur, barking deer, ratel, flying squirrel, cheetal (type of Deer), nilgai, wild boar, langur, rhesus monkey, and macaque. Also found here are 25 types of fishes and many varieties of butterflies.

Crocodiles were re-introduced in a systematic manner in March 1990 and February 1991 in Siddu Kund in Gadga river near Dhakna and Hathikund in the Dolar river in the Gugamal National Park.

Malkhed railway station

Malkhed railway station is a small railway station located in Amravati District of Maharashtra state in Western India.

Its Indian Railways station code is MLR. It serves Malkhed town in Amravati district and its nearby areas. Currently 6 trains stop at Malkhed railway station


Melghat was declared a tiger reserve and was among the first nine tiger reserves notified in 1973-74 under the Project Tiger. It is located at 21°26′45″N 77°11′50″E in northern part of Amravati District of Maharashtra State in India. The Tapti River and the Gawilgadh ridge of the Satpura Range form the boundaries of the reserve.

In 1985 Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary was created. The Tapi river flows through the northern end of the Melghat Tiger Reserve, through a forest which lies within the catchment area of the river system. Many different kinds of wildlife, both flora and fauna, are found here.

New Amravati railway station

New Amravati railway station is a small railway station in Amravati city of Maharashtra. Its code is NAVI.

RattanIndia Amravati Thermal Power Project

RattanIndia Amravati Thermal Power Project is a coal-based thermal power plant located in Nandgaonpeth village in Amravati district Maharashtra. The power plant is operated by the RattanIndia Power Limited (formerly Indiabulls Power Ltd(IPL)). Coal for the plant is sourced from South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).

Water is sourced from NALDAYANTI Sagar Morshi DIST Amaravati.

Shahanur River

Shahanur is the river in Western Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state in India. It is a tributary of Purna river.

It flows through the Amravati district and Akola district.

Shendurjana Ghat

Shendurjana Ghat is a town of Warud Tehsil, Amravati district, Maharashtra, India.

Wardha (Lok Sabha constituency)

Wardha Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is spread over Amravati and Wardha districts.


Warud is a city and a municipal council in Amravati district in the Indian state of Maharashtra

Warud Orange City railway station

Warud Orange City railway station is a small railway station in Amravati district, Maharashtra. Its code is WOC. It serves Warud Town. The station consists of one platform. The platform is not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation.Waruds railway station has given the name "Warud Orange City" because it is the biggest exporter of oranges in India.

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