Chikhaldara is a Hill Station and a municipal council in Amravati district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Chikhaldara has an annual rainfall of 154cm. Temperature varies from 39C in summer to 5C in winter. Best months to visit are from October to June. The scenic beauty of Chikhaldara can be enjoyed from Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point. Other interesting excursions include Gavilgad and Narnala Fort, the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Tribal Museum and the Semadoh Lake.
Adasa, a small village located at a distance of 43 km north-west of Nagpur on Saoner- Kalmeshwar road is renowned for several ancient and magnificent temples. The main temple located here is the ancient Adasa Ganesh Temple which is one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha. The 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide monolithic stone idol of Lord Ganesh in Adasa Ganesh temple is believed to be self- evolved. Besides this temple, there are around 20 small temples within the premises which is spread around an area of 10 hectares of land.
The temple was built by Mother Noriko Ogawa Society, Japan and inaugurated in 1999. The idol of Buddha in the temple is considered to be carved off a single sandalwood block. The lush gardens and the serene atmosphere elevate your spirits.
Sevagram is a small village, located about 8 km from Wardha. Mahatma Gandhi set up his ashram in the outskirts of the village when barely 1,000 people lived there. Seth Jamnalal Bajaj of Wardha, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, made available to the ashram about 300 acres (1.2 sq.km) of land. The small homes which were built in the ashram for Gandhiji and Kasturba, and his followers were similar to the typical village homes. The ashram employed some Harijans in the common kitchen to break the caste barrier.
Muktagiri is also called as ‘Mendhagiri’. There are 52 temples on the mountain, surrounding a beautiful waterfall. The waterfall is generally visible only when there is enough rainfall in the area. The 10th Temple is an ancient temple and is inside an ancient cave. The cave is prone to stone fall (which is generally said to happen only during night).
Wardha is a city and a municipal council in Wardha district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of Wardha district. Wardha gets its name from the Wardha River which flows at the North, West and South boundaries of district. Founded in 1866, the town is now an important centre for the cotton trade. It was an important part of Gandhian Era.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the finest & largest National Parks in Maharashtra. It is one of India’s 47 project tiger reserves existing in India. It lies in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state. This beautiful wild paradise is situated 45 km close to Chandrapur District of central Indian State Maharashtra, and is about 150 km from Nagpur city which is the nearest airport for the visiting Tadoba national park.
Located in Vidharbha region of Maharashtra is the popular Navegaon Dam. The dam is built on a local river and is about 142 Km from Nagpur. The area around the dam has been developed into the Navegaon National Park and bird sanctuary that attracts a number of visitors every year. The dam and the sanctuary are located in the eastern part of Maharashtra. The area has a beautiful lake located amidst hills and there is a watch tower that overlooks the lake. Visitors can go up the watch tower, to get complete views of the surrounding area and forests.
Nagzira is on the Eastern part of Maharashtra, which borders Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. This area of the country comprises some of the last remaining pristine forests of India – other than of course the Western Ghats, North East and widely distributed and unconnected patches.
Nagardhan, situated 38 kms northeast of Nagpur and about 9 kms south of Ramtek, is an old town founded by a Suryavanshi King. The main attraction of Nagardhan is the Nagardhan Fort, supposed to be built by Raja Raghuji Bhonsle, a Maratha king of the Bhonsle dynasty. The square shaped palace inside the fort has an outer rampart with bastions and had an inner wall surrounding the buildings. The main gate of the fort on the north-west side is still in good condition.
Khindsi Lake is a lake near the city of Ramtek in the Nagpur district of India. The picturesque lake offers amazing water sport activities. The boating activities here are so wonderful that they find mention in the LIMCA Book of records as India’s biggest boating center.
Markanda, a small village located on the left bank of Vainganga River is a religious place named after a popular sage Markandeya. The place is about 177 kms south-east of Nagpur, 66kms east of Chandrapur, 44 kms south-west of Gadchiroli and 22 kms from Mul. Markanda is a historical place famous for its Markanda temple housing a Shiva Linga which was worshipped by Markandeya.
Ambhora is a very small town, situated on the banks of Vainganga River in Kuhi Taluk, around 74 kms east of Nagpur. The attractions of Ambhora are the famous Chaitanyesvara Temple alias Harinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the tomb of Har Har Swami, a Hindu Saint.
Khekranala, situated 65 km north of Nagpur in Khapra range is a beautiful dam site. Nestled on the Chhindwara Road near Khapa, Khekranala is an ideal spot for adventure seekers, specially for trekking. The major attraction here is the tranquil lake around the Khekranala Dam, surrounded by a dense forest with wide variety of flora and fauna.