Amravati (also known as Ambanagari) is a city in the state of Maharashtra. Amravati city has several historical landmarks such as the temples of Amba, Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara.
Amravati has a tropical wet and dry climate with hot, dry summers and mild to cool winters.
The ancient name of Amravati is "Audumbaravati", in prakrut, "Umbravati". The variant 'Amravati' is the presently accepted name. It is said that Amravati is named for its ancient Ambadevi temple. A mention of Amravati can be found on a stone inscription on the base of the marble statue of God Adinath (Jain God) Rhishabhnath. The statues date back to the year 1097.
More than 265 educational institutes operate under the management of Shivaji Education Society founded by Punjabrao Deshmukh, the first minister of agriculture for India. Major colleges affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University