Amravati literally means Abode of the immortals. Amravati was initially the capital of Berar a city in Madhya Pradesh. Amravati was transferred from Madhya Pradesh to Bombay State in 1956. Later in 1960, Amravati became one of the districts of Maharashtra.

Amravati is the seventh most populated city in the state of Maharashtra. Also known as Amaravati, Amrawati, Amraoti and Umraoti Amravati is famous for its many historical temples. The city also serves as the headquarters of the Amravati District. The city is located at 20.93°N 77.75° E at an elevation of 343 meters.

Amravati experiences tropical wet and dry climatic conditions throughout the year. The summers generally last from March to June and are extremely hot and dry. The Monsoons begin in June and are characterized by heavy showers till October. The winters are slightly chilly and last from November to March. The highest recorded temperature till date is 46.7°C.

Amravati also houses the famous Shivtekdi which is a hill top used as Joggers Park by most of the joggers in the city. A popular pilgrimage center in the state Amravati is home to temples like The Temple of Goddess of Amba, Temple of Lord Sri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara.

Last Updated on 24 May 2013



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