Things to Do Near Sikchi Resort
Sikchi Resort is situated just 11 km from Amravati, Maharashtra, which is the second most populous city of the Vidarbha region (second only to Nagpur) and the seventh most populous city of Maharashtra. If you are spending some time at the resort, don’t miss out on some action here. Depending on your interest, you can find something to do.
Amravati. Located at 156 km from Nagpur, in the basin of river Tapti, you will find the Audumber (Cluster Figs) trees in abundance here. This tree gives the city its old name Udumbravati and over the years this name evolved and finally became Amravati, which literally translates to ‘abode of the immortals’.
If you are a history and mythology buff, then this place is just right for you. The Vedas mention Amravati as the capital city of Lord Indra, the King of Heaven. Sticking to mythology, a small (but important) story links this city to Lord Krishna as well. The legend goes that Lord Krishna eloped Rukumani and got married to her here. In fact, the city is so ancient that you can find proof of its existence in a stone carved inscription on the base of the marble statue of the Jain God, Lord Adinath Rishabhnath.
Over the centuries, Amravati has been ruled by many people, changing hands between the Hindu Kings, the Mughals and the British. This amalgamation of culture has moulded the city’s architecture as well as the people. Furthermore, it’s the birth place of some of the renowned literary figures of India, such as Gopal Nilkanth Dandekar (winner of Sahitya Akademi Award) and Suresh Bhat (also known as Ghazal Samrat).
Now that we are well versed with the history of the city, let’s take a virtual tour of the places nearby to help you plan your visit.
Temples and Mythology
- Shri Ambadevi Temple – One of the most famous and ancient temples in Amravati, this temple is located in the heart of the city and dedicated to Goddess Ambadevi, an incarnation of Durga. Some claim this is the temple where Lord Krishna married Rukmani after eloping with her.
- Ekvira Devi Temple – Not far from Shri Ambadevi Temple, Shri Ekvira Devi Temple was built in 1660 and is dedicated to Goddess Ekvira Devi, an incarnation of Shakti.
- Shri Bhakti Dham Temple – An iconic temple, Shri Bhakti Dham temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha. There is also an idol of Shri Sant Jalaram Bappa.
- Upper Wardha Dam – An earthfill straight gravity dam over the Wardha River, this dam gives multipurpose focal points of water framework, drinking water supply, surge control and hydropower age. Along with the reservoir, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy a sunset.
- Wadali Talao – a reservoir located 3 km away from Amravati, you will find scenic beauty and great photography options here. You can also enjoy boating and visit the nearby zoo and garden to have a fun weekend.
- Chatri Talao – Built in the 18th century, this reservoir is fed from the Upper Wardha Dam. It was originally built on a small spring called ‘Kali Nadi’ and now presents some scenic views and a relaxing getaway.
Nature and Wildlife
- MelGhat Tiger Reserve / Chikhaldara Wildlife sanctuary – Melghat Tiger Reserve is located on the southern side of the Satpura Hill Range and is a prime habitat of the tiger. If you opt for a jeep safari, you can also spot various wild animals like the wild boar, panther, sloth bear, sambar deer, Chausingha, nilgai and hyena.
- Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary – Katepurna Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 73.69 sq.km. and derives its name from the Katepurna River. Famous for the four-horned antelope and barking deer, you can also spot black buck, leopard, wolf, wild boar, hyena, hare, nilgai, jungle cat and monkey.
- Devi Point – Around 86 Km from the Amravati, Devi Point is the perfect place to get the bird’s eye view of Melghat Sanctuary. You can see the place where the waterway Chandrabhaga starts and streams in the midst of the rough ranges.
- Panchbol Point – A scenic point 4 km away from Bir Lake, it provides a panoramic view of the area. On one side you can see coffee plantations and on the other, the hills that come together to form a huge valley. There is a belief that if you can hear your echo five times and hence the name ‘Panchbol’ – which means Five Echoes.
Forts and Historic Landmarks
- Gawilgarh Fort – Built in the 12th Century, this impregnable fort is surrounded on three sides with vertical gorges and the fourth side with a lake. A great example of defensive positioning, the fort provides a good vantage point.
- Jawahar Gate – If you are looking to click some good photos, this gate will be the best prop for you.
- Rajkamal Square – If you plan on shopping while you stay at Sikchi Resort, look no further. Head to Rajkamal Square at the city center and shop till your feet hurt. From shoes to designer clothes, street shopping to branded names, you will find it all in one place.
Best Time to Visit
Hands-down, the best season to visit Amravati is Winter which starts from November and goes on till February. During this time, the temperature is comfortable to explore and stay outdoors. The Summer season is hot and dry and lasts for four months, from March to end of July. The onset of Monsoon is in July and this lasts till October. Heavy rain is expected in the first two months of monsoon.
Hope this helps you plan your event and trip to Sikchi Resort. For further information, please call our resort at: 7507805264 .