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Maharashtra

 Welcome to Maharashtra. A land whose sheer size and diversity will stun you. Enjoy her mountains that stretch out into the mists as far as the eye can see. Her innumerous forts that stand proud and strong. Her scores of temples, sculpted into and out of basalt rock.

GEOGRAPHY OF MAHARASHTRA

Maharashtra is made up of 35 districts, which are grouped into six divisions, the break-up of the six divisions are as follows.

Aurangabad Division (Marathwada): Aurangabad, Beed, Hingoli, Jalna, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad and Parbhani,

Konkan Division: Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Thane

Nashik Division: Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar and Nashik

Nagpur Division:Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Nagpur and Warda,

 Amravati Divison:Akola, Amravati, BuldhanaWashimYavatmal

Pune Division: Kolhapur, Pune, Sangli, Satara and Solapur


Vidarbha Reagion

 Wildlife tourism

Nagpur boasts vast forests and tiger sanctuaries within a radius of a few hundred kilometers. In fact, Nagpur has been declared the "Tiger Capital" of the country.Tiger tourism is witnessing a good growth in the city. Some famous national parks surrounding Nagpur include:

Vidharbha, division is the eastern-most division of Maharashtra state in India.Vidarbha has got its own language which is called as Varhadi. Apart from Marathi, Hindi is widely used throughtout the Vidarbha region.

Nagpur Dikshabhumi, dragan palace

Deekshabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa or the largest dome shaped monument and an important place of the Buddhist movement, is located in Nagpur.[70] Every year on the day of Vijayadashami, i.e. Dasehara, followers of Ambedkar visit Deekshabhoomi. 14 April, which is the birthdate of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, is celebrated. The most famous temple in Nagpur is Tekdi Ganesh Mandir, and is said 

 

to be one of the Swayambhu ("self-manifested") temples in the city. Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir and Shri Mahalaxmi Devi temple of Koradi are important Hindu temples.[71]

Religious events are observed in the city throughout the year. Ram Navami is celebrated in Nagpur with shobha yatra with a procession of floats depicting events from the Ramayana.[72] Processions are also held on important festivals of other religions such as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din, Vijayadashami, Eid E MiladGuru Nanak JayantiMahavir JayantiDurga pujaGanesh Chaturthi and Moharram. Like the rest of India, Nagpurkars celebrate major Hindu festivals like DiwaliHoli andDussera with enthusiasm.

 
1.Diksha Bhoomi.

The city also contains a sizeable Muslim population, and famous places of worship for Muslims include the Jama Masjid-Mominpura and Bohri Jamatkhana-Itwari.


 
Dargah Baba Tajuddin.

The most famous shrine (dargah) of Hazrat Baba Tajuddin is at TajAbad. Annual Urs is celebrated in great enthusiasm and unity on 26th of Muharram.

The St. Francis De Sales Cathedral is located in Sadar as well as the All Saints Cathedral church. There are many south Indian temples in Nagpur like Sarveshwara Devalayam, where all south Indian festivals are celebrated like Sitarama Kalyanam, Radha Kalyanam Dhanurmasa celebration with Andal Kalyanam, Balaji temple in seminary hills where every year Bramhotsavam to lord Balaji and lord Kartikeya is celebrated here. There are 2 Ayyapa temples, one at Ayyapa Nagar and the other at Harihara Nagar, Raghvendraswami Mutt, Murugananda Swami Temple at Mohan Nagar, Nimishamba Devi temple Subramanyiam devastanam at Sitabuldi and many more such south Indian temples are here in Nagpur as there is quite a good populations of south Indians in Nagpur.

 2.Public attraction - Nagpur:

  • BAPS Swaminarayan temple is situated in the east zone of the city. This mandir was built in five years and inaugurated by the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj on 7 October 2013. It has become the most loving place in the eyes of Nagpurians.
  • Seminary Hill lies at a distance of 6 km west of the old city. The hillock gets its name from the Seminary of St. Charles which is built at its top. The main attraction is its spectacular view of the whole city of Nagpur. The climb up the hillock is an easy task and can even be attempted by people who do not take part in trekking on a regular basis.
  • Sitabuldi Fort: The specialty of the Sitabuldi Fort is the historical lineage of the place. This fort of Maharashtra was put up as early as 1757, in the pre-independence era. The person who established the fort was British by birth. The year of establishment of this well-reputed fort of Nagpur is the same as the year in which the very crucial battle of Plassey was fought. From the pre-independent era, the Sitabuldi Fort has been one of the major tourist spots of Nagpur. For the protection of the fort, a trough has been created around it. A memorial is located inside the fort, which commemorates the dedication of the soldiers who lost their lives during the war between the British and the Marathas.
  • Deekshabhoomi: This sculpture is known for its beautiful design and architect. Deekshabhoomi, the biggest "stupa" in Asia, is a sacred monument of Buddhism at the place where B. R. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with about 380,000 followers on October 14, 1956. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism is still a guidance for the masses in India. Deekshabhoomi makes Nagpur a location regarded as a pilgrimage centre of Buddhism in India. Thousands of pilgrims visit Deekshabhoomi every year, especially on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi and the 14th of October.
  • Mahalaxmi Devasthan [5] is a temple constructed more than a hundred years ago, at Badkas Chowk, Mahal Nagpur. Its principal deity is the goddessMahalaxmi. The temple was granted by Raja Bahadur Janojirao Bhonsle.
  • Shukrawari Lake is located near Raman Science Centre. The lake, which is said to have existed for more than 275 years, was established as a source of water supply by Chand Sultan, then ruler of Nagpur. He created the water body in the form of streams being diverted to the Nag River, which was connected to the water reservoir and named it as 'Jumma Talab'.
 
  • Zero Mile-Stone of India: At the centre of Nagpur city "Zero Mile Stone of India" is located from where the distance of all the cities of India is calculated.Zero Mile at Nagpur is the geographical centre of India
  • Maharajbagh Zoo: The charm of the Maharaj Baug and Zoo of Nagpur lies in the fact that it has a historical lineage, unlike many other places of its kind in India. It was established by the rulers who used to belong to the Bhonsle dynasty. There is a fascinating garden, which is called the Maharaj Baug. The name of this garden suggests the historical background of the place. It is converted into a botanical garden housing a zoo, containing some rare species of birds and animals. The zoo comes under the Central Zoo Authority of India.
  • Raman Science Centre was developed to promote a scientific attitude, portray the growth of science and technology and their applications in industry and human welfare, and hold science exhibits. The centre is named after famous Nobel Prize winner Indian physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.
  • Futala Lake was built by the Bhosle kings of Nagpur, and is known for its coloured fountains. In the evenings the place is illuminated with halogen lights. The lake is surrounded on three sides by forest and a landscaped Chowpatty on one side.
  • Ambazari Lake is situated near the western border of Nagpur. One of the 11 lakes in Nagpur, it is the largest. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake. Its beauty is complemented by a well-kept Ambazari Garden nearby. Created in 1958, it covers an area of approximately 20 acres (8.1 ha). There is a musical fountain and a replica of a dinosaur, which are of much interest to the children who visit. People can take part in a variety of activities like boating and riding in the toy train. One of the most preferred games of the place is the Swinging Columbus Boat.
 
Aadasa temple
  • Khekranala is a renowned tourist spot and home to a beautiful dam, which is positioned at the fringe of the verdant woodlands known as Khapra Range Forest, 54 km from Nagpur.
  • Balaji Temple: One of the reasons for the popularity of the Balaji Mandir at Nagpur is the picturesque surrounding of this religious place. It is located at the Seminary Hills, one of the most important places of interest in the city of Nagpur. The soothing natural beauty of the place adds to the tranquility of the temple area.
  • Adasa: This small village is the site of the ancient Ganesh temple, which houses a statue of the deity, believed to have been self-evolved. It is one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha.
  • Paradsinga: This is the place where Vaidehi Sati Anusuya Mata displayed her charisma and spiritual powers. The temple and dharmashala, amidst beautiful landscaping, is worth a visit.
  • Dragon Palace Temple [6]: This temple, inaugurated in 1999, has received international and national awards for its structural design. Many delegates from Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, United States and the United Kingdom visit the temple, which is considered a landmark of Indo-Japanese friendship. Representatives of 14 countries, and a record number of 5 lacs people, participated in its grand inaugural function. Dragon Palace Temple is visited by 17 million people annually.

 

MIHAN[edit]

The Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) is a project for the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur. It is the biggest economical development project currently underway in India in terms of investments. The project aims to exploit the central location of Nagpur and convert the airport into a major cargo hub with integrated road and rail connectivity. This project consists of two parts:

  • An international airport to act as a cargo hub and
  • Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with residential zone covering an area of 40.25 km² on the southern end of Nagpur.

The government of Maharashtra formed a special purpose entityMaharashtra Airport Development Company, for the development of MIHAN. The project is financed by Indian banks with a loan of INR 3,000 million along with investment from the state government and Airports Authority of India. With a projected target of serving 14 million passengers and handling 0.87 million tons of cargo, this is one of the largest aviation projects in India. The estimated capital cost of the project is INR 2581 crores (by the year 2035) and it is supposed to generate revenues INR 5280 crores.

 
One of the buildings of Nagpur IT-Park

TCS, India's largest IT company, is building its campus on a 50-acre area in the MIHAN SEZ. Infosys has commenced its construction work for its Nagpur campus at MIHAN SEZ.[56] Other IT companies such as Wipro TechnologiesTech Mahindra,HCL TechnologiesHexaware Technologies and Zeon Solutions are coming up in the SEZ.[57][58][59][60][61]

TAL Manufacturing Solutions is developing its facility in the SEZ for manufacturing structural components for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane.[62] Global heavyweights like Boeing and Lupin have started work on their units.

There is a Parsi Zoroastrian Agiary (Dar-e-Meher) in Nagpur, where the Parsi New Year is celebrated by the Parsi community in Nagpur.

Nagpur (Nāgpur) (About this sound pronunciation ) is the second capital and the third largest city of the Indian state ofMaharashtra after Mumbai and Pune.[13][better source needed] It is the 9th largest urban agglomeration in India and the largest city in Vidarbha Region.

Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly, "Vidhan Sabha". It is a major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. In addition, the city derives political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for theDalit Buddhist movement.

According to a survey by ABP News-Ipsos, Nagpur has been identified as the best city in India by topping theliveability, greenery, public transport, and health care indices.[14][15][16] Nagpur has the best literacy rate, 93.13%, among cities with more than 20 lakhs population in India.[17] It is famous for the Nagpur Orange and is known as the "Orange City" for being a major trade centre of oranges cultivated in the region.[18]

The city was founded by the Gonds and later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the royal Bhonsaledynasty. The British East India Company took over Nagpur in the 19th century and made it the capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. After the first reorganisation of states, the city lost its status as the capital. Following the informal "Nagpur Pact" between political leaders, it was made the second capital of Maharashtra.

Nagpur is also called the "Tiger Capital of India"[19][20] as it connects many tiger reserves in India to the world. It is among the important cities for the information technology sector in Maharashtra. Nagpur is located in the centre of the country with the Zero Mile marker indicating the geographical centre of India.[21]

 

Population (2011)[9]
 • Metropolis 2,405,421
 • Rank 13th
 • Density 11,000/km2(27,000/sq mi)
 • Metro[10] 2,583,911[8]
 • Metro rank 9th
Demonym(s) Nagpurkar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ZIP code(s) 440 001 - 440 037[11]
Telephone code 91-712
Vehicle registration MH31 (Nagpur West)
MH49 (Nagpur East)[12]
MH40 (Nagpur Rural)



Amravati division

Samartinfo Amrawati

Amravati division is one of the six administrative divisions of Maharashtra state in India. Amravati and Nagpurdivisions constitute the ancient Vidarbha region. Amravati Division is bound by Madhya Pradesh state to the north,Nagpur Division to the east, Telangana state to the southeast, Marathwada region (Aurangabad Division) to the south and southwest, and Nashik Division to the west.

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..

Prominent persons

Places of interest

Shri.SantGajananMaharaj, Shegaon

Shri.SantGajananMaharaj, ShegaonShegaon is famous for the Samadhi of Shri GajananMaharaj. GajananMaharaj made his divine appearance in the year 1878 and enlightened millions. He attained samadhi on Bhadrapad Shukla Panchmi 08-09-1910. The Samadhi Sthan (Temple) is visited by millions of devotees from far and near. Allegorically, Shegaon can be described as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Thousands of devotees pay their respects at the Samadhi every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day. A beautiful temple of Lord Rama has also been constructed in the premises of the shrine. Fairs are held here at Shengaon on Ram Navami in Chaitra and on Rushi Panchami in Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar.

Shegaon has a tourist attraction called "AnandSagar", a INR 3000 million project. It is maintained by the TheGajananMaharajSansthan. It surrounds a big artificial lake. It has a meditation centre, an aquarium, temples, play grounds, lush green lawns and open theatre where fountain-show is conducted for entertainment. It has been beautifully decorated with state of art artefacts and carvings all over. An amusement park has also started with a toy train encircling the entire place.

Gurukunj Ashram,Mozari (TukadojiMaharaj)

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Shri.SantGajananMaharaj, ShegaonShegaon is famous for the Samadhi of Shri GajananMaharaj. GajananMaharaj made his divine appearance in the year 1878 and enlightened millions. He attained samadhi on Bhadrapad Shukla Panchmi 08-09-1910. The Samadhi Sthan (Temple) is visited by millions of devotees from far and near. Allegorically, Shegaon can be described as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Thousands of devotees pay their respects at the Samadhi every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day. A beautiful temple of Lord Rama has also been constructed in the premises of the shrine. Fairs are held here at Shengaon on Ram Navami in Chaitra and on Rushi Panchami in Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar.

Shegaon has a tourist attraction called "AnandSagar", a INR 3000 million project. It is maintained by the TheGajananMaharajSansthan. It surrounds a big artificial lake. It has a meditation centre, an aquarium, temples, play grounds, lush green lawns and open theatre where fountain-show is conducted for entertainment. It has been beautifully decorated with state of art artefacts and carvings all over. An amusement park has also started with a toy train encircling the entire place.

TukadojiMaharaj (1909–1968) Name: ManikBandoji Ingle was a spiritual person from MaharashtraIndia.TukdojiMaharaj was involved in social reforms in the rural regions of Maharashtra, including construction of roads. He wroteGramgeeta which describes means for village development. TukdojiMaharaj once attended a World Religions and World Peace Conference in Japan.On this visit, He wrote a book Meri Japan Yatra.Tukdoji initiated social reform movements and struggled hard against blind faith, untouchabilty, superstition, cow-slaughter and other social evils, He established his Gurukunj Ashram at Mozari village about 120 Km from Nagpur, where constructive programmes were implemented with active participation of his followers. At the very entrance of the Ashram he inscribed its motto as-

‘Open to all is the temple of ours’
‘Welcome to all from every creed and religion’
‘Welcome to all from home and abroad’

 

Chikhaldara Wildlife Sanctuary

The sole hill resort in the Vidarbha region, it is situated at an altitude of 1118 m with highest vairat point 1188m and has the added dimension of being the only coffee-growing area in Maharashtra.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.

It abounds in wildlife—Tiger, panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild boar, and even the rarely seen wild dogs. Close by is the famous Melghat Tiger Project which has 82 tigers.

 

Tapovan, Amravati

Leprosy is a dangerous disease that causes deformation amongst the persons affected. There are six survey, education and treatment units of leprosy, attached to six primary health centres alongwith one eradication unit with headquarters at Amravati serving 80 villages.

The MaharogiSewa Mandal, Tapovan, Amravati, the Kothara Leprosy Home and Hospital, Kothara; the KrishiSudhar Mandal, Kashikhed, and the MaharogiNiwaranSewaSanstha, Palas-mandal- are the four renowned voluntary philanthropic organisations which have established hospitals at Amravati, Kothara, Kashikhed and Palasmandal with sub-centres at Warud, Darya-pur, Morshi, Tiwsa, Anjangaon and Dharni. Nearly 15,000 indoor and outdoor patients are treated at these centres which provide for isolation as well as the treatment under the occupational therapy.

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ABOUT Chandrapur

 Chandrapur District (Marathiचंद्रपूर जिल्हा) is a district in Nagpur Division of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The district was formerly known as Chanda District. In 1964, it was renamed as Chandrapur. It was the largest district inIndia until it was split into the separate district of Gadchiroli. It had a population of 2,071,101 of which 32.11% were urban as of 2001.

 It is famous for its Super Thermal Power Plant, one of the biggest in Asia, and its vast reserves of coal in Wardha Valley Coalfield. Chandrapur also has large reservoirs of limestone. The abundance of lime and coal supplies many cement factories like L&T (now UltraTech Cement), Gujarat Ambuja (Maratha Cement Works), Manikgarh, Murli Cement and ACC Cement in the district.

 Tadoba National Park near Chandrapur is one of India's 28 Project tiger reserves.

 The city of Chandrapur, the administrative headquarters, has ancient temples of Anchaleshwar (Lord Shiva) and Mahakali (Goddess Mahakali).

Samratinfo chandrapur

 

 Tadoba:

Tadoba Andhari Reserve is the largest national park in Maharashtra. Total area of the Reserve is 625.4 square kilometres (241.5 sq mi). This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 square kilometres (45.00 sq mi) and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 square kilometres (196.47 sq mi). The Reserve also includes 32.51 square kilometres (12.55 sq mi) Protected Forest and 14.93 square kilometres (5.76 sq mi) 'Other areas'. Densely forested hills form the northern and western boundary of the Tiger Reserve. The elevation of the hills ranges from 200 m (660 ft) to350 m (1,150 ft). To the southwest is the 120 ha (300 acres) Tadoba lake which acts as a buffer between the park's forest and the exte
nsive farmland which extends up to Irai water reservoir.This lake is a perennial water source which offers good habitat for Muggar crocodiles to thrive.Other wetland areas within the reserve include the Kolsa lake and Andhari river. Tadoba reserve covers the Chimur Hills, and the Andhari sanctuary covers Moharli and Kolsa ranges. It’s bounded on the northern and the western side by densely forested hills. Thick forests are relieved by smooth meadows and deep valleys as the terrain slopes from north to south. Cliffs, talus and caves provide refuge for several animals. The two forested rectangles are formed of Tadoba and Andhari range. The south part of the park is less hilly.

How to booking for tadoba tigaer Tadoba Andhari Reserve:

please visit given link

http://mahaecotourism.gov.in/Site/Common/OnlineBooking1.aspx

Bhadrawati:

Ordnance Factory is a major employer. This area is surrounded by open cast coal mines. There are mines at Majri, Chargaon, New Kunada, Telvasa, Dhorwasa. EMTA coalmines near Baranj is the newly established coal mine.and power plants like girish powers. Bhadravati has a very big market place (composed of grain and grocery stores, cloths and general shops, households appliances, specialized hospitals, medical stores, good hotels, etc.) serving the localities and nearby villages since a long time.

Bhadrawati bhuddha leni.

Warora

 

Anandwan (Marathi: आनंदवन), literally, Forest of Joy, located around 1 kilometres from Warora in Chandrapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India, is an ashram of 465 hectares and a community rehabilitation centre which was mainly started for leprosy patients and the disabled from downtrodden sections of society. It was founded in 1948[1] by noted social activist Baba Amte. The project is run by the organisation Maharogi Seva Samiti. Two of its other projects are Lok Biradari Prakalp and Somnath, a village for cured leprosy patients.

Ananadwan warora

 

Baba Amte developed Anandwan to be a self-contained ashram (which could be described as "a kibbutz for the sick"). Today residents are self-sufficient in terms of basic subsistence through agriculture. Land fertility in the region has been revived by works of leprosy patients and is maintained by using organic farming techniques and micro-water management. In addition the ashram has various home-based, small-scale industry units run by the residents that generate income to cover additional requirements.[2]

 

Baba Amte also shaped Anandwan as an environmentally aware community to practice energy utilization, waste recycling and minimizing use of natural resources that might otherwise lead to their depletion.[3]

 

Anandwan today has two hospitals, a college, an orphanage, a school for the blind, a school for the deaf and a technical wing. More than 5,000 people are dependent on it for their livelihood.

 

Vikas Amte, Baba Amte's elder son, is the chief functionary at Anandwan.





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