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Yavatmal Tourism Guide

Yavatmal town is also known as "Cotton City" and during British rule was classified as a hill station.The name derives from the Marathi Yavat (mountain) and mal (row). The tourist places in Yavatmal are Borgaon Dam, Prerna Sthal, Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalamb Ganesh Mandir, Shri Ranganatha Swamy Mandir, Shri Bhagirathi Guru Mandir, Shardashram and many other religious temples.

Datta Mandir located at Niranjan Mahur, Dhanki, Jambhora, old temple of Narsinha at Anji (Ghatanji), Kalamb, Khateshwar Maharaj temple at Jodmoha are other important places in the district. Hot water springs at Kapeshwar at the bank of Painganga River is the point of attraction for the tourists.

Tourist Places in Yavatmal

Borgaon Dam, Jamwadi

Borgaon Dam is popular spot in Yavatmal for relaxation. Many visitors come to this place to spend time on weekend.

Prerna Sthal

Prerna Sthal in the city was erected in the memory of freedom fighter and social activist ate Jawaharlal Darda. The chief architect Chirag Jain was appointed for the construction of memorial. The place is developed with garden spread over 80000 feet and proper care taken for cleanliness.

Shardashram

Shardashram is a History Research Institute of Yavatmal founded in 1932 by Dr. Y. K. Deshpande. The institute conducts research in the field of ancient Indian history. It has some valuable manuscripts which are also published.

Wildlife and Nature Trails in Yavatmal

Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Yavatmal

Named after Goddess Tipai, it is also called Green Oasis of the Southern part of Maharashtra. Tipeshwar wild life sanctuary is located in Pandarkawada Tehsil of Yavatmal district of Vidharabha region covering an area of 148.63-sq-km. The major animals of the sanctuary are Hyena, Black Buck, Blue Bull, Chital, Sambar, Peacock, Hare, Snake, Monkey, Wild boar, Bear, Wild cat, Wolf, Jackal, etc.

Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary

Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary is named after Painganga River which surrounded the sanctuary on three sides. It is situated in the Umarkhed Tehsil and spread over 325 sq. km forest area. The tiger is not spotted here recently in this dry teak forest but other comparatively less fierce animals like the Chinkara, the Black Buck, the Nilgai Sambar, the Four Horned Antelope, Hare, Jackal, Leopard, Fox are found.

Pilgrimages / Religious Places in Yavatmal

Shri Chintamani Ganesh Mandir, Kalamb

Kalamb Shri Chintamani Kshetra is one of the 21 Kshetras of Lord Ganesh throughout India. Kalamb is an ancient village situated on Nagpur Yavatmal road on the bank of river Chakravati. The temple has a typical underground temple dedicated to Chintamani. There is a famous water tank as ‘Ganesh Kunda’. The fair of Shir Chintamani is held in the month of Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada from Chaturthi to Saptani.

Shri Ranganatha Swamy Mandir, Vani

Shri Ranganatha Swamy Mandir is located in Wani at the eastern edge of Yavatmal District on the bank of Nirguda River. Thousands of pilgrims visit the temple at fair held from Falguna Vadya to Chaitra Sudha.

Khateshwar Maharaj Temple, Jodmoha

Jodmoha is just 22 km from Yavatmal and has important pilgrimage centre of Khateshwar Maharaj Temple.

Mahadev Hemadpanthi Temple

The Kedareshvara temple is said to be 1000 years old built in Hemadpanthi style of architecture. Located in the centre of Yavatmal city, the Kedareshvara shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The ancient temple is added with sabha Mandap with puplic contributions.

In front there is a Nandi installed on a pedestal where from to the left there are niches one of which houses a brass idol of Shankara sheltered by an eleven hooded cobra also of brass.

Shri Bhagirathi Guru Mandir

Shri Bhagirathi Guru Mandir was built by Sri Dattatreya Mahadev Cholkar. The huge temple is dedicated to Lord Dattatraya. Daily discourse and other religious programs are conducted by Management of the Temple.

Shardashram

Shardashram is a History Research Institute of Yavatmal founded in 1932 by Dr. Y. K. Deshpande. The institute conducts research in the field of ancient Indian history. It has some valuable manuscripts which are also published.

Jagat Mandir

Jagat Mandir is important Hindu temple in Yavatmal dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is located in Umarsara area and accessible through buses, autos and taxis.

Khojochi Mosque

This is ancient mosque in Yavatmal and important religious place for Muslim devotees.

Eating Spots in Yavatmal

  • Anushri Dining & Restaurant

  • Chaitanya Restaurant

  • Chacha Ka Dhaba

  • Satkar dining

Other Important Tourist Information about Yavatmal

How to Reach Yavatmal:

Nearest airport is Sonegaon Airport at Nagpur with 140 km. The nearest railway station is Dhamngaon with 40 km and Pulgaon with 45 km. Yavatmal is well connected by road transport to other cities.

Best Time to Visit Yavatmal: October to February

Yavatmal District Website : http://yavatmal.nic.in

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