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Excursions

Kamptee (16 km):
The Dragon Palace temple is of religious significance to Buddhists. A statue of meditative Buddha is enshrined here.

Khaparkhede (22 km):
This town is famous for a thermal power station.

Late Ramganesh Gadkari Smarak (41 km):

On Nagpur-Saonerroad,a memorial to famous poet, writer Ram Ganesh Gadkhari attracts people.

Bhage Mohair (45 km):
Located near Parshivani on Nagpur-Kamptee road, this village is famous for the findings of many tools and crockery, agricultural tools and implements dating back to 3000 years ago.

Adasa (27 km):
A centre of Hindu pilgrimage, Adasa attracts large gatheringin the month of Pausha when a fair is held.

Ramtek (48 km):
Legend has it that Lord Rama traversed this way during his period of exile. There are temples dedicated to Ram and Lakshman. At the foot of the hill is a charming inland lake Ramsagar. The famous Sanskrit poet Kalidas wrote his epic ‘Meghdoota’ here.

Dhapewada(60 km):
8 km from Ramtek, this place has a small temple of Vithoba lying peacefully on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River. It has a variety of water sports to offer as well. This place is known to be the Pandharpur of Vidarbha.

Khekranala (55 km):
Set amidst the green and serene forest of Khapra the place is known for wide variety of flora and fauna including the occasional tiger that will intrigue wildlife enthusiasts and alike.

KhindseyTalao(60 km):
A beautiful lake at the foot of the Ramtek Hillis famous for its scenic beauty. Boating on the lake is a thrilling experience.

Mansar:

Situated on the Nagpur-Jabalpur highway, Mansar is a famous archaeological site where large excavation has taken place.

Paunar Ashram (68 km):
AcharyaVinobaBhave, founder of the Bhoodan Movement, had made Paunar (Parvapur) his Ashram. Places of interest include the Paramdham Ashram, PaunarChhatri, Gandhi Stambh and Bharat Ram Mandir.

Sevagram (72 km):
Sevagram or “Village of Service” is a small village symbolising the Gandhian way of life. Gandhi made this place his home in later years. Places of interest here include AdiNivas, BapuKutir and AakhriNiwas all residences where Gandhiji lived with Kasturba; the Prayer Ground; MahadevKutir; Shanti Bhavan and the Mahatma Gandhi Research Institute of Medical Science.

Wardha (77 km):
Headquarters of Wardha district, it is a convenient base for visiting the Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram (6 Km.) and of Acharya Vinoba Bhave at Paunar (10 Km.) Places of interest include the MaganSanghralaya, a museum dedicated to village and cottage industries; the Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Gita Mandir.

Shegaon (287 km):

It has the sacred ‘Samadhi’ (Shrine) of Saint Gajanan Maharaj. Shegaon is railway a station on Mumbai Howrah route.

Ambagarh Fort (130 km):
A 12th century Gond Fort, now in ruins, is surrounded by dense forests. Located near is Gaimukh which is home to a Shiva shrine dating back to the 9th century.

Chandrapur (143 km):
The capital of the Gond King in earlier times.

Markanda (175 km):
Located on the left bank of Vainganga this small town a cluster of nearly 24 temples, whose architecture resembles that of the Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh.

Amravati (155 km):
A pilgrimage centre for its Amba Temple, Amravati is one of the biggest cotton markets in the country. The place is used for visiting Chikhaldara.

Ridhpur (205 km):
A pilgrim centre for the Mahanubhav cult attracts devotees in great number.

Chikhaldara (230 km):
Located at an altitude of 1098 metres above sea level in the Satpura range, it is a popular hill resort.

Narnala (270 km):
An old fort on an isolated hill of the Satpuras at a height of 1053 metres. The watertank in the fort area is frequented by the wildlife found in the forests.

SANCTUARIES AND NATIONAL PARKS Pench National Park –
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Park(65 km):
Situated along the Pench River, this is one of the largest game preserves of Maharashtra. Nearby, Ghuhhugarh, is an old fort of the Vakataka period.

Bor Wild Life Sanctuary (80 km):
Located in the Hingni Range, north of Wardha, the Sanctuary abounds in wildlife like the panther, sloth bear, sambar, chital, barking deer and wild boar. The avian population found here is diverse and colourful. Fishing is possible in the lake.

Mogarkasa Wildlife Sanctuary (120 km):
A popular wildlife resort centred around a lake where wild tiger, leopard, bison, sambar and chital can be seen.

Tipeshwer Sanctuary (172 km):
Black buck, blue bull, chital, sambar, peacock, hare, snake, monkey, wild boar, bear, wild cat, wolf and jackal are the wild animals that are abundantly found in this sanctuary.

Navegaon National Park (140 km):
A famous place for avian population. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located at the park.

Tadoba National Park (151 km):

Declared a National Park in 1955 under the Wild life Protection Act, the park is home to a crocodile breeding farm, taken up as a preservation project. The Forest Department provides mini bus services in the National Park for viewing wild life. Elephant rides are also provided during the tourist season.

Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (160 km):
Situated in the Tirora range of Bhandara Forest Division. The tiger, bison,chital, gaur, sloth bear, sambar, four horned antelope, blue bull, spotted deer, barking deer and mouse deer are some of the animals which can be seen. The birdlife is rich as well. Though open throughout the year, the best season, for viewing wildlife is from Sept to June.

Melghat Tiger Reserve (250 km)
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60 km from Parvatwada and 100km from Amravati, the park covers a core area of 447.8 sqkm and is the only ‘Project Tiger’ sanctuary in Maharashtra. The sanctuary shelters a great number of birds in addition to the tiger, bison, wild oxen, sloth bear, sambar, barking deer, antelope, hyena, wild dog, four horned antelope and wild boar. The Rocky Doh at Kolkaz is a delightful spot for fishing. The Reserve also has a spectacular variety of plant life.Conducted Tours for observation of wildlife in the sanctuary along with forest guides are arranged by the Forest Department.

Bhamragarh Wild Life Sanctuary (370 km):
Bhamragarh Wildlife Sanctuary has many types of wild animals like leopard, jungle fowl, wild boar and sloth bear, barking deer, blue bull, peacock and flying squirrel. The entire area is covered with the moist deciduous mix forests. Gond-Madia tribes are the people residing around this sanctuary. The local dialect is Madia and Gondi. Hemal kasa Lok Biradari Project run by Dr Prakash Amte is the other place of interest around the sanctuary.

Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary (243 km):
Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary is home to nearly 131 species of wild animals like tiger, leopard, jungle cat, sloth bear and wild dog.


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