is a tiny village in the district of Nagpur, a village that houses a
plethora of ancient and magnificent temples. The Ganapati temple,
that exists here lodges an idol of the Lord, which is a single
stone, set up to facilitate easy worship for the devotees. The place
lies at a distance of 45 kms from Nagpur and the latter incidentally
forms the nearest place housing an airport and a railhead. Access to
this place is easy with many buses plying from Nagpur, Kalmeshwar
is where a beautiful dam is located. It is situated in the Khapra
range forest. The land displays a fine harmony of lush greenery and
fascinating surroundings along with healthy environment. Dense
foliage blankets the water reservoir. Khekranala is situated at a
distance of 55 kms from the main city of Nagpur.
a small parish, located on the left bank of Vainganga river, is
famous as a religious site. The land gets its name from Sage
Markandeya. A cluster of temples up of temples exists here housing
Shiva Linga which Markandeya is believed to have worshipped. The
cluster has an approximate 24 temples... and the architecture
strongly resembles that of the Khajuraho temples.
lies peacefully on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river, and plays
dwelling to a small temple of Vithoba. The temple was the brainchild
of Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Baji Rao Bhonsle. This place is
affectionately termed as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Khindsey Lake
is a gorgeous water body set amidst the green stretch, placed
beneath the Ramtek hill. It forms an ideal picnic spot. Eight kms
from Ramtek and 60 kms from Nagpur, this lake has a variety of water
sports to offer. Fascinating greens and crystal clear waters are set
in the backdrop. Regular bus services are available Khindsey lake to
Nagpur / Ramtek and vice-versa.
a majorly prehistoric town, has been of great importance since ages.
The town came into existence because of a Suryavanshi king. There
are tales that mention that the real founder of this land was
Nandvardhan, A king of the Shail Dynasty. The land houses a fort,
supposedly built by the Bhonsles comprising of brick walls. Nagzira
has a wildlife sanctuary, gifted with an abundance of wild beasts
resting in natural domains, that are a harmonious combination of
lush greens and water bodies. The gaur is the star attraction here,
along with sambar, deer, and many others from the vicious clan.
also called Bhandak, is a historical village covering a great span
of area, and is well known as a religious place for the Jains. There
are various temples here that have been well maintained and possess
paved marble flooring.
Dam is termed as Vidarbha's most famous popular forest resort. The
resort provides for a hoard of adventure sports to those who expect
a thrilling experience to come their way from the place they visit.
The dam was built by Kolu Patel Kohli at the start of the 18th
century. A picturesque lake adorns the hub of the hill ranges. Watch
towers have also been provided to catch the wildlife in action.
There exists a deer park nearby called Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary,
along with three fascinating gardens and children's park.
so because it was graced by the holy feet of Lord Rama and Sita, his
consort. The Ramnavami festival forms the grandeur of the region,
but obviously at the Rama Temple that stands proudly atop a hill.
The land has been mentioned as Ramgiri, in Meghdootam, one of the
fascinating works of Sanskrit poet Kalidas. The Kalidas Smarak,
which adorns the hill too, is worth a dekko.
Pavnar, of extreme historical importance, is strategically located
in the district of Wardha on the verge of the Dham river. It forms
one of the most prehistoric colonies in the district and gets its
name from a renowned Rajput King by name Pawan. Of the few
attractions that can be found here, are the Gandhi Kuti and the
Paramdham Ashram of Vinobaji.
again from the Wardha district, bore the name Shegaon earlier. It is
believed that this place had the honour of being the headquarters of
the social service programmes that Gandhiji conducted. It gets its
name thus. Sewa means service and Gram means village. There also
exists a Gandhi Ashram and a Gyan Mandir.