Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple Shegaon
Shegaon is popular as a pilgrimage destination as it is believed that Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj (see picture) lived here. Hindus consider Gajanan Maharaj a saint with miraculous powers. The origins of Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj are untraceable in history. Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj took “Samadhi” at Shegaon. Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple is built on the Samadhi of Gajanan Maharaj. Sant Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan is the largest temple trust in the Vidarbha region and is so called as “Pandharpur of Vidarbha”. It attracts pilgrims from all over Maharashtra.
Shegaon has a tourist attraction called “Anand Sagar”, a INR 3000 million project . It is maintained by the The Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan. It surrounds a big artificial lake. It has a meditation centre, an aquarium, temples, play grounds, lush green lawns and open theatre where fountain-show is conducted for entertainment. It has been beautifully decorated with state of art artefacts and carvings all over. An amusement park has also started with a toy train encircling the entire place.
Chikhaldara is a Hill Station and a municipal council in Amravati district in the indian state of Maharashtra Featured in the epic of the Mahabharata, this is the place where Bheema killed the villainous Keechaka in a herculean bout and then threw him into the valley. It thus came to be known as Keechakadara Chikhaldara is its corruption. It abounds in wildlife Tiger, panthers, sloth bears, sambar, wild boar, and even the rarely seen wild dogs. Close by is the famous Melghat Tiger Project which has 82 tigers.
The scenic beauty of Chikhaldara can be enjoyed from Hurricane Point, Prospect Point, and Devi Point. Other interesting excursions include Gavilgad and Narnala Fort, the Pandit Nehru Botanical Gardens, the Tribal Museum and the Semadoh Lake. The Englishmen found it particularly attractive because the lush green hue of the place reminded them of England.
When the leaves fell in September/October, they were reminded of autumn in England. There was even a proposal to make it the seat of the Government of India.
Tadoba Andhari Reserve is the largest national park in Maharashtra. Total area of the Reserve is 625.4 square kilometres (241.5 sq mi). This includes Tadoba National Park, created in 1955 with an area of 116.55 square kilometres (45.00 sq mi) and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1986 with an area of 508.85 square kilometres (196.47 sq mi). Tadoba lake which acts as a buffer between the park’s forest and the extensive farmland which extends up to Irai water reservoir.This lake is a perennial water source which offers good habitat for Muggar crocodiles to thrive.Other wetland areas within the reserve include the Kolsa lake and Andhari river. Tadoba reserve covers the Chimur Hills, and the Andhari sanctuary covers Moharli and Kolsa ranges. Its bounded on the northern and the western side by densely forested hills. Thick forests are relieved by smooth meadows and deep valleys as the terrain slopes from north to south.
Melghat was declared a Tiger Reserve and was among the first nine Tiger Reserves notified in 1973-74 under the Project Tiger. It is located at northern part of Amravati District of Maharashtra State in India. The Tapti Riverand the Gawilgadh ridge of the Satpura Range form the boundaries of the Reserve. In 1985 Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary was created. The Tapi river flows through the northern end of the Melghat Tiger Reserve, through a forest which lies within the catchment area of the river system. Many different kinds of wildlife, both flora and fauna, are found here. The inhabitants are mainly tribal, largely of the Korku tribe (80 per cent) and others like Gond, Nihal, Balai, Gaolan, Gawali, Halbi, Wanjari, etc. All inhabitants depend on the forest for bonafide domestic needs of firewood, timber, fodder, medicinal plants, and non-timber forest products like fruit, flowers, gum and medicinal plants
Vednandini Agri Tourism Center is 55 acre agriculture farm, established in village Kanheri (sarap) Ta.Barshitakli Dist.Akola. It is bordered by Districts Washim,Amravati,Buldana and mountains of Satpuda. Vednandini lies to the South of Satpuda Mountains and southeast of Shree Gajanan Maharaj Temple at Shegaon Dist.Buldana. Vednandini is a famous agriculture tourist destination in Vidarbha. It is 10 km away from Akola railway station. Vednandini represent the largest share of participation in outdoor recreation on farms. The group can plan trips with their children in rainy, winter & summer season. The tourist can participate in unplanned activities at vednandini. Visitors can enjoy the farm activity, food and heritage activity within limited budget.