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Yavatmal - A Small Town To Holiday


Yavatmal is a small town in the northeastern region within the state of Maharashtra, under the Yavatmal district. Situated about 1460 feet above sea level, this town lies in the Vidarbha region and is surrounded by the Chandrapur, Parbhani, Akola and Amravati districts on either sides.

Yavatmal derived its name from "yavat" – which means "mountain" – and "mal" – which means "row" in Marathi.

Yavatmal - Of Historic Relevance

Over the chapters of history, Yavatmal has been ruled over by several popular dynasties that each influenced Yavatmal’s development and culture in their own unique way.

Prior to being known as Yavatmal, the town was also referred to as Yavatecha Mahal and Yot-Lohar. Back in those days, Yavatmal was the main town under the Deccan Sultanate of Berar.

The Mughals took the town over from the rulers of Ahmednagar and post the death of the last Mughal emperor. Yavatmal was captured by the Marathas. The British then finally annexed the place.

Initially recognised as a city of Central India, it was later included in the state of Maharashtra. Needless to say, Yavatmal City is an educational hub for the various streams of knowledge.

Tourist Places In And Around Yavatmal

The Painganga Wildlife Sanctuary and the Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary are two sanctuaries that will be a source of delight to nature and wildlife lovers. Waghadi River is a wonderful sight for travellers who visit Yavatmal.

Yavatmal is renowned for its ancient temples and scenic picnic spots. The Narasimha Temple, the Datta Mandir, the Kalamb and the Khateshwar Maharaj Temple are a few examples of the many pilgrim centres found here. Yavatmal is also home to the Jagat Temple and the Khajochi Mosque.

A village called Kalamb near Yavatmal is a popular site where the ancient underground temple of Chintamani Ganesh is located. Nearby, one can also see the Ganesh Kunda – a holy water tank.

Best Time To Visit Yavatmal

Winter season is the best time to visit the town.

How To Reach Yavatmal

Yavatmal can be easily reached via air, rail and road networks.

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How to Reach Yavatmal

  • By Road
    Yavatmal is very easily accessible by road. One can opt for the National Highway 7, from Nagpur or Hyderabad. The State Highway from Amravati to Chandrapur also passes through Yavatmal. There are several state transport buses and private tour operators that facilitate the commuting between various towns and cities within Maharashtra and Yavatmal. The fare depends on the type of bus you choose.
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  • By Train
    The Yavatmal station in the city is well connected to the major cities within the state of Maharashtra like Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur and Ahmednagar. Travelling by train not only makes for a comfortable journey, but it is easy on the pocket too. A regular second class ticket would cost around Rs. 100, if you were to board a train from Nagpur to Yavatmal.
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  • By Air
    The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport at Nagpur is the nearest Airport to Yavatmal, about 140 km away. The Nagpur Airport is well linked by regular, daily flights to all the major towns and cities within the country. There are several cab services available from the airport to help you reach Yavatmal. The rate comes to an economical Rs. 7 per km. Located 469 km away, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad is another suitable option.
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