The ancient name of Amravati is "Udumbravati", prakrut form of this is "Umbravati" and "Amravati" is known for many centuries with this name. The mispronunciation form of this is Amravati and now the Amravati is known with the same. It is said that Amravati is named for its ancient Ambadevi temple. The ancient proof of existence of Amravati can get from stone carved inscription on the base of marble statue of God Adinath (Jain God) Rhishabhnath. This shows that, these statues were set up here in 1097. Govind Maha Prabhu visited Amravati in 13 th century, at the same time Warhad was under the rule of Deogiri's Hindu King (Yadav). In 14th century, there was famine (drought) in Amravati & people abandoned Amravati and left for Gujrat and Malva. The local people were returned back after several years at Amravati, the result of this was scanty population. In 16 th century, Mager Aurangpura (today's, 'Sabanpura') was presented for Jumma Majseed by Badashah Aurangjeb. This reveals that Muslims and Hindus lived together here. In 1722, Chhatrapati Shahoo Maharaj presented Amravati and Badnera to Shri Ranoji Bhosle, by the time Amravati was known as Bhosle ki Amravati. The city was reconstructed and prospered by Ranoji Bhosle after the treaty of Devgaon and Anjangaon Surji and victory over Gavilgad (Fort of Chikhaldara). The British general author Wellesly camped in Amravati, particular place is still recognized as camp, by Amravati people. The Amravati city came in to existence at the end of 18th century. The Amravati was ruled by union state of Nijam and Bosale.
Amravati Tourist Attractions
Amravati has some very prominent tourism sites like Shri Amba Devi temple, Melghat Tiger Project and Chikhaldara.
Amba Devi Temple
This ancient spiritual temple is situated at the heart of the Amravati city, Gandhi Square. Every year during Navratri a big fair organised and devotees attend the fair from all over the state.
Melghat Tiger Project
This wild life park situated at Satpura Mountains with a dense forest of teak and bamboo.
it is a small hill station in the Amravati district, cover by the dense forest. This place is prime site for trekkers, animal lovers and sport lover, who wants to enjoy paragliding, para-motoring and para-winching.