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Amravati District  with the rest of the Berar was assigned to the East India Company by the Nizam following the treaty of 1853. After this province was assigned to the Company, it was divided into two districts, South Berar with its headquarters at Hingoli with neighbouring region restored to the Nizam and North Berar was reconstituted into East Berar with headquarters at Akola


In 1864,the district of Yeotmal was separated from Amravati.In 1903, the Treaties of Assignment were superseded by an agreement under which the Nizam leased Berar to the Government of India in perpetuity. Berar was joined to the central provinces in 1903 to form the enlarged province of central provinces and Berar.

With the recognition of States in1956,Amravati district ,along with other districts of Vidarbha region was included in the then Bilingual Bombay State. Since  the bifurcation of Bombay state into Maharashtra and Gujrat in 1960, Amravati,along with other districts of Vidharbha formed one of the districts of Maharashtra.


The district is located between 21046' North to 20032' North and 78027' East to 76037', which essentially indicates that Amravati District is located in the Deccan plateau. Amravati district covers an area of 12626 sq.kms.The districts adjacent to Amravati are Nagpur, Akola, Wardha, Yeotmal, and the state of Madhya Pradesh.


The district is divided into 14 Talukas and six sub-divisions as per details given below.

Sub-Divisions Talukas within the sub-division
Amravati Amravati,Bhatukali and Nandgaon Khandeshwar
Daryapur Daryapur and Anjangaon
Achalpur Achalpur and Chandur Bazar
Morshi Morshi and Warud
Dharni Dharni and Chikhaldara
Chandur (Rly) Chandur (Rly),Tiosa and Dhamangaon


Amravati faces extreme variations in temperature with very hot summers and very cold winters. Amravati district receives rainfall from south westerly monsoons mainly in the months of June, July, August and September. July and August are the months during which the maximum rainfall as well as maximum continuous rainfall.

The places of tourist attraction in Amravati are

It is featured in Mahabharata and thereby hangs a tale. this is a place where Bheema killed villainous Keechaka in a Herculean bout and threw him into a valley. It came to  be known as "Keechakadhara" - Chikhaldara is a corruption.

But there is more to Chikhaldara. It has added distinction of being the only coffee growing area  in Maharashtra. It abounds in wildlife - panthers, sloth Bears, Sambars, wild Boar, even the rarely seen wild Dogs.

Close by is the famous Melghat Tiger Project which has more than 100 tigers. 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 Pundit Nehru Botanical Garden, the tribal museum and the Semadoh lake.

Situated at an altitude of 1118 meters,Chikhaldara receives an annual rainfall of 154 cm. The temperature varies from 390C in summer and 50C in winter. October to June is the best time to visit Chikhaldara.     


Getting there:  The nearest railhead is Amravati on Central Railway Branch  line, 100 km from Chikhaldara, and 763 km from Mumbai is connected to  most major cities by road. Regular S.T. bus services connect Chikhaldara to  Amravati, Nagpur, Wardha, Akola and other cities.

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