Known to be the abode of Lord Indra (King of Gods), Amravati, is incredibly famous among tourists for its amazing temples and pilgrim centres. This “Land of Immortals”, as its name signifies is the seventh most populous city of Maharashtra and is located on a ridge 1125 ft above sea level.
Amravati travel guide is full of historical and pilgrimage references. It is believed that Lord Krishna used a tunnel from Ambadevi Temple in Amravati to elope with Rukmini from her wedding ceremony. The tunnel is said to exist even at present. Amravati also houses beautiful temples of Lord Krishna, Goddess Amba and Shri Venkateshwara.
Agriculture and related activity is the main livelihood of the people here. Amravati is also emerging as an industrial centre with cotton mills being the most important industry. Amravati also holds a good place in Maharashtra when it comes to culture and literature. Some of the great personalities in the field of arts and literature were born here; notable few are Suresh Bhat (Ghazal Samrat) and are Gopal Nilkanth Dandekar. Amravati should not be confused with Amaravati which is AP.